DIY: Concrete Pendant Lamp

DIY: Concrete Pendant Lamp

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. A bag of concre...

Mott & Bow's New Shirt Is Made With Fabric From a 187-Year-Old Mill

Mott & Bow's New Shirt Is Made With Fabric From a 187-Year-Old Mill

To make the best shirt you need the best fabric. That’s why Mott & Bow turned to Albiate, a famous Italian mill that’s been in operation since 1830. The 100% cotton fabric they sourced for their slim button-down makes it light and ideal for summer and fall. It’s what the weather calls for. Cut to be worn tucked or untucked, it’s a dress shirt that moves beyond the office, allowing you to look sharp wherever your day takes you. And since Mott & Bow only stocks six staple colors, they can keep the price down, meaning neither you nor your bank account will be sweating.

This Cork Lets Your Empties Light Up Your Home

This Cork Lets Your Empties Light Up Your Home

We'll admit that there are some recycling days when the pile on our curb is reminiscent of a frat house's. Instead of just letting all those empty bottles go, the Rechargeable Bottle Light lets you put them to good use. The simple little cork turns your empty beer and wine bottle...

Wear This: Summer Nights

Wear This: Summer Nights

Summer nights are for kicking back on the porch and letting the grill cool down while you enjoy a cold beverage and some R & R. Such an occasion calls for an exceedingly comfortable outfit, but one that still looks on point in case any last minute plans come up. It all starts with the most important layer—your underwear. For that you’d be wise to snag a pair of CDLP’s Boxer Trunk. Why? Well, since each pair is made from Lyocell—an ecological wood pulp that’s refined to an insane level of softness and durability—they’ll quickly become your favorite pair of underwear. Seriously. They’re softer than silk and odor resistant. Throw on a pair and cover yourself up with Faherty’s Stretch Chino Short and one of Save Khaki’s henleys. Keep a Reigning Champ Terry Hoodie on hand in case temps dip after the sun goes down and don’t forget some chill tracks to help you unwind. Life doesn’t get much better.

  • CDLP Boxer Trunk – $29
  • Faherty Stretch Chino Short – $98
  • Save Khaki Supima Jersey Henley – $65
  • Rainbow Sandals Double Layer Premier Leather – $56
  • Reigning Champ Mid Weight Terry Pullover Hoodie – $135
  • JBL Slip 3 Splashproof Speaker – $78
  • Founders Brewing Green Zebra – Link
Skyscraper Candles

Skyscraper Candles

Have you ever wanted to recreate the last scene in Fight Club? (Shit. Spoiler alert.) With these candles from Jing Jing Naihan Li, you can watch the metropolis burn at your lighter's whim. The designer, who has worked in the past with the legendary Ai Weiwei, showcased these temp...

Luke Lamp Co. Beer Lamp

Luke Lamp Co. Beer Lamp

Luke, from Luke Lamp Co., has been making some rustically awesome lamps for some time. Now he's taken the age-old adage that beer makes everything better (okay, maybe it's just our adage) and created a new line of lights for your home. The Beer Lamp combines salvaged wood and oth...

BenclifDesigns Vintage Relics Lamps

BenclifDesigns Vintage Relics Lamps

We've got to hand it to Rodger Thomas and the folks over at BenclifDesigns, they're giving new life to a whole scrapyard's worth of stuff. The company takes vintage relics and turns them into crazy pieces of home lighting that are far more unique than anything you'll see out ther...

Forms in Nature Light

Forms in Nature Light

If you've been waiting for your lights to get off their ass and do more than just brighten your room, your wait is over. The Forms in Nature Light (which should soon be a Kickstarter project) will turn any room into creepy forest. Based partially on the drawings and ideas of the ...

Industrial Theme Pipe Lamps

Industrial Theme Pipe Lamps

Industrial gas pipe is the LEGO of our adult years. Unlike LEGO, you don't need thousands of pieces to make anything functional, gas pipe is a lot harder to step on and it looks a whole lot cooler. And while you could certainly spend a bunch of time and money at the hardware stor...

DSLR Paparazzi Lamp

DSLR Paparazzi Lamp

We'd gladly pay people to follow us around and act like paparazzi. Until we can start faking fame and scribbling tons of autographs, we'll settle for this sweet ass light. The DSLR Paparazzi Lamp from Monoculo Design Studio is basically a replica of a reflex camera lens with a ho...

Mary Jane Candle

Mary Jane Candle

Since inception, around ten or twenty candles have been featured on Cool Material. Generally we cover more watches than that in a month. Why? Because, quite frankly, most men don't really care about candles. Making things smell good is the job of deodorant, a little bit of cologn...

LEGO Table Lamp

LEGO Table Lamp

Even if your vehicles looked like rectangles on wheels and your feet are still scarred from not being extra careful while walking through your game room, LEGO bricks were awesome. When placed in the hands of an expert, they can even become functioning home goods. These table lamp...

Philips Hue

Philips Hue

Flicking a switch on or off will soon be a completely outdated way of lighting your home. New innovations - like Hue from Philips - will be replacing this boring method with smarter options. Hue lets you control the lighting in your pad with your iPhone or iPad by choosing the co...

Skull Pendant Light

Skull Pendant Light

If you aren't down with the whole industrial style desk lamp thing that has been popping up courtesy of places like Luke Lamps Co. and Menlo Park Lamps, but you still want to add a hint of manliness to your lighting, there's this Skull Pendant Light. Available from Raw Dezign, ...

Vintage Brewery Bottle Lamps

Vintage Brewery Bottle Lamps

At this point, just about everyone has made something out of gas pipe. We've designed and built everything from coat racks, to shoe racks, to lights, to shelves for the girlfriend's cats (true story). Needless to say, it takes a lot to impress us when it comes to gas pipe creatio...