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...

BASE Valet Trays

BASE Valet Trays

A sleek and modern valet tray made of 100% polystone. The heavyweight tray, which is available in Black, Grey, and eye-catching Orange, feels at home in any unstuffy apartment or home. Keep one on your nightstand, dresser, or entryway table to keep your keys, wallet, pocket knife, and other EDC gear from becoming a crumbling anthill of loose items.

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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...

The 10 Best Whiskey Bars in America

The 10 Best Whiskey Bars in America

Whiskey. The nectar of the gods. Seldom a word in the English language exists that gets our blood pumping as much as that sweet, sweet word. Whiskey. And when you hang it on a door outside a brick building, or on the flier to a party invitation, or even on the entry gates outside...

8 Better Pieces of Gear for Your Dog

8 Better Pieces of Gear for Your Dog

Our dogs aren’t just animals we feed and take for walks. They’re our friends, our companions, and usually, we consider them members of the family. That said, why do we keep buying them cheap crap? We get them beds that are little more than sacks filled with cotton stuffing, t...

8 New Apps You Should Know

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. DRIVETRIBE If you're anything like us...

10 Jobs That Pay Way More Than You'd Expect

10 Jobs That Pay Way More Than You'd Expect

For some people, the New Year is a time to start looking for a new job. It could be a resolution of theirs, or a product of the heartlessly utilitarian practice of firing people during the holidays. Knowing this, we decided to take a look at the National Occupational Employment a...

The Complete Guide to Pocket Knife Blade Shapes

The Complete Guide to Pocket Knife Blade Shapes

We’ve featured tons of different knives over the years, as well as proper care for those knives, and our shop has a few that we liked so much we had to get ourselves. One thing that continues to impress us is the variation available in the blades. Each design has its advantages...

Last-Minute Amazon Prime Gift Guide

Last-Minute Amazon Prime Gift Guide

You done goofed. It's the week of Christmas and you haven't purchased a single gift yet. Even though we shared 205 good ones, you opted to pass your evenings playing video games and drinking eggnog. Your stress is hitting unheard of levels. Relax. You know how you, like ev...

The 10 Best Movies of 2016

The 10 Best Movies of 2016

This past year saw the releases of some excellent movies. Established franchises had worthy sequels and installments while new movies sated our appetite for stuff that’s a little less superhero genre specific. A few of our favorite directors showed up to give use new stuff this...