DIY: Tool Roll

Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. Whether we're talking about screw drivers and hammers, or files and punches, we all have tools that we need access to. But unless you want to be carting around a huge toolbox and digging through it when all you need is a flat blade screwdriver, you need a slightly more portable storage system. Tool rolls are super convenient, easy to store and, most importantly, don't allow you to be disorganized. You could just buy one, but artist, author, scientist and teacher Adrien Segal has a better idea--make your own out of denim. With some ... continue reading
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Goods: Key Rings

With the combination of apps and smarthome technology you can control almost every aspect of your home right from the palm of your hand. But what happens when the battery in your fancy keypad lock dies, the power goes out or your phone is out of juice? Most of us just don't want to deal with that, or the cost of the ... continue reading
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STEAL: 15% Off Sitewide in the Cool Material Shop STEAL

We've been adding new items to our shop on a weekly basis for a while now, and this week is your chance to save on all of them. Head over to the shop, enter your email into the pop-up, and you'll save 15% off sitewide! Snag a new watch, pocket knife, machined pen, or any of the other goods that line our virtual shelves. Hurry up, sale ends Monday, Oct. 6. ... check it out
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The Workman’s Knife SHOP

The Workman's Knife combines simplicity with a functional design. Featuring full wood covers on each side, a 3.5in stainless steel blade and 4 brass colored rivets to hold everything tight. With a closed length of 4in, the Workman's knife is a great option for everyday carry. ... check it out
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Reusable Water Bottles In Common Paper Sizes

Reusable water bottles are everywhere. You can get them in metal, plastic or glass. You can get them with screw off caps, pop-tops, and those weird straws you have to simultaneously bite and suck. But most of them still come in the same tried and true bottle shape which is inconvenient for carrying around in your bag. ... continue reading
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The American Ninja Warrior Workout

Like Liam Neeson in Taken, to compete on American Ninja Warrior you’ll need a certain set of skills. Push around all the weights you want, if you don’t train right, you probably won’t conquer one obstacle. We spoke with Aaron Himelright, a competitive rock climber and parkour enthusiast who made it to the finals ... continue reading
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Instagate Is Your Tailgate in a Box

It's that hallowed time of year when we gather in parking lots and fields to eat some flame-licked meat and down some cold beers. It's tailgating season. Unfortunately, there's a lot of hassle that comes along with pregame activities. Stuffing your car with gear and then packing it up while you try to get inside for ... continue reading
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The Revolving Brass Key Ring From Japan

Split rings. Carabiners. Keyfobs. S-biners. Hooks. Bottle openers. Bottlehooks. You have a lot of different options to keep track of your keys, so what makes this revolving brass key ring from Button Works so special? For starters, the mechanism is unlike anything we've ever seen before and that's probably because ... continue reading
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Limited Edition Rangefinder Bottlehook SHOP

The rugged but simple Bottlehook has been our keychain choice since it was first designed. After carrying a few different variations, we’re excited to announce this limited edition that’s only available from select retailers (Cool Material included). Still designed in New England and cast in Indiana, but featuring a blackened finish on top of solid brass. Over time, the hook will patina and let a bit of that brass shine through to give yours its own unique appearance, kind of like what happened with old rangefinder cameras. You won’t find this limited edition version many other places, so grab yours here as only 250 have been made. ... check it out
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DIY: Leather Luggage & Bag Tags

Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. Let's face it, your luggage tags are boring. You could ... continue reading
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Takumi Is The First Adjustable Length Pen

We've watched so many Kickstarter product videos for pens that they all blend together. Ideation sketches. Micrometer testing. Ink refill shots. Cap operation. Takumi is a pen from the new startup from Tronnovate Design Laboratory, and it has all those obligatory Kickstarter shots. It does everything a good Kickstarter ... continue reading
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The Solid Brass Money Clip Is The Least Pretentious Money Clip Ever SHOP

For far too long, the money clip has been a stuffy and pretentious way to tote around your cash. This Solid Brass Money Clip lends a more rugged feel to the classic clip. Each is cut, tumbled, and bent by hand in Brooklyn and sports a tough machine shop appearance. All are made from solid brass, but the Black Oxide version offers up more of a gunmetal look that will fade with time and use and expose the brass underneath. It’s a more rugged way to carry your cash or cards. ... check it out
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Horse Cycles Has Made a Stunning Camping Knife

We were first introduced to Horse Cycles a couple years back at The New Amsterdam Bike Show. Among the crowd of gorgeous fixies, the two-wheelers from the Brooklyn-based company really stood out to us. Now we've learned that Thomas Callahan's skills aren't limited to just bicycles. This Carbon Steel Camping Knife is ... continue reading
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