DIY: Industrial Pipe Stools

At this point, if you've been checking out the Cool Material DIY section regularly, you could have almost half your place decked out with industrial pipe furniture and fixtures. The one thing we haven't really covered yet to tie the whole place together is iron pipe seating. Liz from Love Grows Wild is here with an Industrial Pipe Stool DIY project that requires nothing more than a bunch of industrial pipe, some wood rounds for the seats, some adhesive (or screws), time and elbow grease. Plus, it's easy enough to make them whatever height your space requires with some simple pipe substitutions.
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The Craft Beer Guide to Dublin

Would you prefer a Guinness or a Murphy’s? Until two years ago, that was your choice when you stepped foot in any Irish pub. Sure there were a few other big name lager choices and some Beamish on occasion, but, for the most part, you had your pick of two very similar creamy stouts. Like we said, that was a few ... continue reading
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Pop Chart Lab’s Beer Prints and Products SPONSORED

Learning about beer doesn't have to involve a boring textbook. Beer is fun, so shouldn't learning about it be as well? Pop Chart Lab creates incredible prints and products—growlers, glasses, coasters, bar towels, and bags—that offer up stunning doses of brew-related knowledge. Whether you want an eye-catching print of all the breweries in the United States, a colorful Venn diagram of ingredients, or an incredibly detailed wall map of beer styles, Pop Chart Lab has you covered. Every item marries data and design and makes beer education enjoyable and eye-catching. ... check it out
$5+ buy
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8 New Apps You Should Know

Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure. Make My Day by Lonely Planet Planning an itinerary when you're traveling ... continue reading
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Approved: Mini EDC Pens

The nicest pen is of no use if you don’t have it nearby when you want to write. That Montblanc sitting on your desk will only be used, well, at your desk. For all the impromptu scribbling you’ll encounter on a daily basis, consider something small and portable. These are the mini pens that get our stamp of approval. ... continue reading
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10 Movies That Made Us Cry

It's time to leave the macho persona at the door. We'll admit it, some movies just get us right in the feels. And, unless your heart is made of stone, we're guessing you're the same way. We asked around the office and found 10 films that have made the guys at Cool Material cry like little, puny babies. The Green ... continue reading
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Inside The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

With the goal of reviving old-school craftsmanship in the bike world, The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show invaded Austin this past weekend. On display were over 100 hand-built bikes in a variety of styles, a space for antique rides to give The Wall of Death a whirl, and a crowd of people who don't mind getting their hands ... continue reading
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Wear This: Kurt Cobain

It’s been 21 years since Kurt Cobain passed away, and, it could be argued, there hasn’t been a band as influential as Nirvana since. The grunge they pushed was more than just music; it was a lifestyle. And with the lifestyle came a look. It was relaxed and faded. You cared about looking like you didn’t. Here’s ... continue reading
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The Life of a Whiskey Barrel

In the dusty and dark Cooperage at Jameson's Midleton distillery, Ger Buckley tends to the casks that will shape the profile of so many classic Irish whiskies. And for all the distilling and blending that takes place on these grounds, it's in these barrels where that whiskey will spend the majority of its life. They're ... continue reading
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DIY: Coin Ring

Men's jewelry is far more popular these days than it's ever been before, but it's still a bit of a mixed bag for most guys when it comes to rings other than the one you wear on your left ring finger. It's a different story when your ring is made of an actual piece of U.S. currency. [Before you ask, yes, it's legal.] ... continue reading
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Happy National Beer Day

We live in a time when people can just create food-related holidays. Tomorrow, for example, is National Empanada Day, Saturday is Cheese Fondue Day. It's fucking ridiculous. With that in mind, today's a day worth celebrating: National Beer Day. And it's not just because some ad guy is trying to promote drinking, ... continue reading
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The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State

The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State A great craft beer bar simply needs great craft beer. Whereas a dive bar must, without any perceivable force, assume a certain personality to be stellar, a craft beer bar just needs the right taps. Good food and comfy seats are nice, but if your most interesting brew is a ... continue reading
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