No one is knocking your standard bacon and you can get some decent sausages at your local store, but if you want to step your meat game up a notch, check out the online offerings from Smoking Goose. The company offers interesting links like Smoked Duck Pear Port, Smoked Kitchen Sink Sausage, and Smoked Merguez, along with plenty of salumi to boot. On top of that, they've got a variety of smoked meats and you can even purchase lardo, duck leg confit, and some whole muscle to round out your meat-feast. All the treats are handcrafted from healthy animals that were raised on independent farms around Indiana, and are ready to impress your taste buds.
Everyone has at least one cutting board in their kitchen, but if it's not an edge or end grain piece of natural wood then it's probably time for an upgrade. Here's the thing with the cutting boards we're all used to--they're not as good as all of us originally thought. The creator of the iBlock, Nils Wessell, elaborates ... continue reading
It's been dubbed the "world’s most comfortable" underwear, and priced at nearly half of its competitors ($16). After years of research and development and a "24 hour" stress test, MeUndies has created the perfect, contour fitting boxer brief that keeps its shape all day and never rides up. The first 500 Cool Material readers get 30% off orders larger than $75 when using code CM75. Not impressed? MeUndies offers a full refund and lets you even keep your first pair. Offer excludes packs and French Terry.
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Harry's is back with a new collection for Spring this year. The new Truman options for Spring Summer 2014 include a limited edition, wood capped Truman handle decked out in a lighter green, grey, yellow or orange. The handles are available individually if you already have blades, but they're also available in a set ... continue reading
With the most entries in the cup's history, this year's World Beer Cup was a battlefield of great brews. Over 4,700 beers from around the world competed to snag gold in a plethora of categories. While many of these beers will be tough to ever come across, some have been bottled and can be picked up from your local ... continue reading
The solid walnut or maple Bushakan dock is billed as a dock and glasses stand. Run a charging cable through the back and out the front, plug in your phone, set down your glasses, and you're good to go. We love the simple functionality and the design, but we're more excited to throw a whole collection of pens in it ... continue reading
Upon first glance, the Artifox Desk looks like a simple work area that happens to be pretty sharp, but spend a minute with it and you'll realize all it actually has to offer. Besides its minimal good looks, the desk has a dry-erase surface on the side for note taking (grommet/eraser included), it sports both tablet ... continue reading
You'd think with all the knives we have lying around we wouldn't have to use our keys for anything other than opening doors. And yet, we still using them for cutting random threads, opening boxes and attempting to free our latest purchases from their clamshell confines. No one should be using an actual key for any ... continue reading
There are plenty of high quality pens on the market. There are also plenty of high quality rulers on the market. Hell, there are even quite a few good pen and ruler combinations on the market, a few of which were also launched on Kickstarter. Thanks to its unique shape and interchangeable heads (lanyard and stylus ... continue reading
If you want to add some machine shop style to your next dice game, this is the perfect way to do so. Each of these sets of solid brass dice were machined in the USA exclusively for Cool Material. The ½” brass dice are both solid in feel and are a gigantic step up from the plastic ones that came with Yahtzee. ... check it out
It's just about that time when we can all think about spending more time outside. Along with bike rides and trips to the beach, that means a good quality fire every once in a while. Sitting in a circle with a group of friends (probably with adult beverages in your hands) is great in and of itself, but everyone knows ... continue reading
We can count the list of things we don't like from Pop Chart Lab with a closed fist. Whether it's sneakers, cameras, breweries, coffee or beer, the folks at Pop Chart Lab have always done a fantastic job presenting visually stimulating information about some of our favorite stuff. They finally did Whiskey. The whiskys ... continue reading
When you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting the shelves. So next time you're out scouting potential fridge-dwellers, keep an eye out for these.
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Instead of just knocking back beers and counting your chips next time you're playing some cards, why not learn something? The Design Deck features the standard 52 cards each with pieces of useful design information plastered on them so you can grasp the basics of graphic design while you play. From terminology to principles, ... continue reading
Everyone knows that one of the easiest ways to make something look cooler is to finish it in matte black. The Chicago Comb Co. has done just that with the new edition of their popular Model No. 1 comb. The 5.5" long comb is laser cut from stainless steel before being hand-finished for daily comfort. The ergonomic ring ... continue reading
Whiskey isn't just for sipping after a long day at the office. If you want to incorporate more of it into your day (who wouldn't?), consider getting creative and adding a bit to your cooking. Before you just go an pour it on your breakfast cereal (might be a sign you have a problem), check out some of the best recipes ... continue reading