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Sneakers Turned Into Works of Art

Plenty of sneakerheads already consider certain footwear pieces of art. Phil Robson (aka FILFURY) takes the idea one step further. As highlighted by Quartz, the British artist snaps pictures of sneakers and then digitally mashes them up into something new and interesting. Robson starts by thinking of what each sneaker ... continue reading
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Driven: 8 Vintage Rides on the Block

Every couple of weeks, we’re bringing you a roundup of vintage wheels on the auction block that we’re obsessing over. .link {text-decoration: underline; color: #000 !important;} 1970 Ford Bronco Just as we’re ready to give winter the middle finger, here comes the perfect vehicle for summertime. Recently ... continue reading
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Pocket Squares by Declan Clean Your Phone, Glasses, and More SPONSORED

The pocket square, while timeless, is useless. Yeah, it looks good, but that's about all it does. Declan has changed that. Declan is a pocket square, handkerchief, and cleaning cloth all in one. Keep it as a stylish accessory in your breast or back pocket, and pull it out when you need to clean your phone screen, glasses, camera, or other device. Declan's signature materials help actually clean your gear, not just spread smudges around like when you use your shirt. And with plenty of styles to choose from, Declan can truly go anywhere. ... check it out
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DIY: Wooden Beer Tote

We've featured a lot of different ways to get beer from point a to point b on Cool Material before, but never a DIY project about how to create your own wooden beer tote. You'll get a lot of points for having a sustainable, reusable way to get your beer to the party in style, but you'll get even more if you're the ... continue reading
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10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world's next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you're probably going to want to try your hand at some recipes. Here are 10 award-winners that go down easy. a.linkhiglight { background: #9cc4cc !important; font-style: italic; ... continue reading
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The World’s Best Whiskies 2015

Last year, the World Whiskies Awards selected a Tasmanian offering as the finest single malt in the world. It was a slap in the face to Scottish distillers known for cleaning up in such categories. If that was a slap, this, perhaps, is a haymaker. Here are some of the winners from the 2015 World Whiskies Awards, including ... continue reading
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GOODS: Spring Vests

Goods: Spring Vests Spring might mean it’s finally time to think about putting your winter coat in storage, but that doesn’t mean it’s all swim trunks and tees yet. You’re still going to need some sort of protection for the colder days, but there are alternatives to the standard jacket… like these ... continue reading
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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. High There! Part social network, part familiar dating app, High There! ... continue reading
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10 Irish Movies Every Guy Should See

Your St. Patrick's Day viewing guide should include more than just a parade. After the floats have gone by and you're a couple pints of Guinness deep, toss one of these movies on and ride out the rest of the holiday in front of your TV. Don't forget the platter of corned beef and to remove your cartoonish shamrock ... continue reading
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DIY: Make Your Own Sriracha

We're just going to come right out and say it--Sriracha is the best condiment on the planet. Ranch has its place, as does ketchup, but the rooster never disappoints. We even did a blind taste test of nine different Srirachas to find our favorite. What we haven't done (yet!) is make our own. Thanks to Diane Unger and ... continue reading