2016's Best TV Shows You Didn't Watch

2016's Best TV Shows You Didn't Watch

Normally, if a full year went by and we’d missed some shows, we’d assume they simply weren’t worth our attention and there was a reason they never came up. Now, there’s just too much good TV out there for us to keep up with. Great seasons of shows come and go and we didn...

Squarespace Lets You Build Your Own Personal Website

Squarespace Lets You Build Your Own Personal Website

We had brushes with web design in school (also, we’re a website) and something that struck us was how inaccessible the process can be. Squarespace simplifies the whole process, allowing you to create a website tailored to your personal needs. The platform provides plenty of customizable options and templates, so whatever you’re building your site for, be it a portfolio, business, or house pet, will look great. You’ll even have a unique domain name, without any awkward brand name additions. It’s a personal site from top to bottom. Use coupon code ‘COOLMATERIAL‘ to get 10% off your first domains or website purchase.

8 Breweries to Watch in 2017

8 Breweries to Watch in 2017

These days, it seems anyone with some cash and an interest in brewing wants to open a brewery. Often this leads to average homebrew being poured into growlers and pint glasses around the country. Not always, though. Sometimes these little upstarts come out of the gates with ...

Our 10 Favorite Apps of the Past Year

Our 10 Favorite Apps of the Past Year

As Silicon Valley and betas have already told you, everyone thinks they're developing the next Google, Facebook, Instagram, or Pintrest. But the sad part of the Silicon Valley gold rush is the simple truth that, while most of those attempts are released, only a few actually end...

8 Better New Year's Resolutions

8 Better New Year's Resolutions

Exercise. Eat right. Make more money. Most New Year's resolutions fail, in part, because they're bland and/or devoid of actionable steps. Make 2017 the year you choose something a bit easier to stick to and a bit more enjoyable. Need help coming up with good New Year's resolutio...

Wear This: End of the Year

Wear This: End of the Year

Whether you’re looking to spend this NYE at home, or you’re just looking for a low effort / high reward outfit to wear the next day when you’re talking to the delivery guy or picking up your Thai food, this End of the Year outfit has everything you need. Todd Snyder + Champ...

Our Top 10 Products of 2016

Our Top 10 Products of 2016

Just in terms of numbers, most of our posts are product recommendations. Stuff we think is interesting, useful, or just plain cool. Stuff we think is worth your time. This year was no exception, so we combed through everything we posted to find the products that excited you guys...

Our Top Ten Features of 2016

Our Top Ten Features of 2016

This past year was a pretty good year for some of our longer content. We put out features that we were especially proud of, and you guys were super receptive to it. We have you to thank for some of the more surprising feature moments of the year, since features that we never expe...

Our 10 Favorite New Beers of 2016

Our 10 Favorite New Beers of 2016

In case you weren't paying attention, 2016 required some heavy drinking. Luckily, we were happy to oblige. We consumed our fair share of good beers around the Cool Material office this year. We knocked back IPAs, stouts, dry-hopped pale ales conditioned on fresh fruit purees, a...

8 Stylish Coffee Mugs Fit for Any Office

8 Stylish Coffee Mugs Fit for Any Office

As much as we'd all like to be sipping our morning water out of mugs decorated with expletives and middle fingers, most office environments require you have a cool coffee mug that's devoid of anything that would require getting HR involved. But that doesn't mean you have to resor...