Remember that Copper Pour Over Coffee Maker DIY project we covered from Ben Uyeda at Homemade Modern? He's got another "CoffeeScapes" DIY project, but this time around it involves iron pipe, a 2x6 and, optionally, test tubes. The Iron Pipe Pour Over Coffee Maker functions a lot like the Copper Pour Over Coffee Maker ... continue reading
This Sunday, May 10th, is Mother's Day. Hopefully you don't need a reminder, or a gift, but it's probably high time to think about what you're going to do on Mother's Day. Make brunch reservations. Put on a jacket. Pick up some flowers. Whether it's for the woman you call Mom, or the mother of your children, do something ... continue reading
At some point, guys adopted basketball shorts as appropriate summer attire because of comfort. It's time for a pair of shorts more presentable with the same relaxed feel; it's time for the Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply. Thanks to 4-way stretch material and a clever design, the Aviator Shorts will move with you effortlessly. Each pair wicks away moisture to keep you dry, features a urethane waistband that keep shirts tucked in, and is coated with a water-resistant polymer that causes water to bead upon contact. Finally a pair of good-looking shorts that don't feel and act like cardboard. ... check it out
Man against the odds. There's perhaps no storyline more prevalent in film history. But take it to the extreme, toss in a dash of Mother Nature, and you have the makings of a great survivalist film. Often with true stories as the basis, these films ignite something primal in us. Want to see the best of the best? These ... continue reading
Goods: The Season's Best Sunglasses
You've already stashed the sweaters away and tossed your jacket in the farthest reaches of your closet, now it's time for a new pair of sunglasses for the season. And if you're still using the $15 ones you bought at a mall kiosk, it's time for a pair a little nicer. Here are ... continue reading
Every couple of weeks, we’re bringing you a roundup of vintage wheels on the auction block that we’re obsessing over.
1963 Land Rover Santana
In 1958, the now defunct Santana Motors company reached a deal to build Land Rover models in Spain. In essence, Land Rover sent them parts, or what they called "Complete ... continue reading
Commuting via bicycle combines transportation and exercise, along with being better for the environment and making you feel good about yourself. That said, it can also leave you looking like your dressed for the gym instead of the office or worse, feeling like a wet dog--if you're not prepared. With the right combination ... continue reading
You may have heard there's a little boxing match this weekend. But, since the glory days of boxing are behind us, it may have been a while since you've actually watched a fight. Before you shell out the money to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao, let's brush up on how the funky scoring works—because, let's be honest, ... continue reading
It’s been two years since we composed the first Beer Bucket List, and since that time, we’ve tasted thousands of other brews both new and old. Looking at the original list now, there are some changes we feel should be made. This is The Beer Bucket List 2.0. Included are 30 beers we think everyone should try once ... continue reading
Our Favorite Watches for Any Budget
Collectively, we have a lot of wrists at the Cool Material office. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough wrists for all the watches we want. Instead of asking each guy here for a list of all their favorite timepieces they’d buy if they grew more arms, we told them to select ... continue reading
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 ... continue reading
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
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
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
It doesn't matter if you're more into AC/DC or Action Bronson, there's a music festival lineup this year that you'll probably enjoy. When you already have to deal with trekking miles a day to catch your favorite acts, year long porta potty lines and astronomically priced beers, you don't want to have to worry about ... continue reading