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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...

The Casper Pillow Is Designed for Every Sleeping Position

The Casper Pillow Is Designed for Every Sleeping Position

How do you sleep? On your back? Side? Whatever position you land in after a long day? No matter how you rest your head, Casper has your perfect pillow. The Casper Pillow stays supportive, cool, and comfortable all night long—no matter what position you wind up in. Every aspect of the unique pillow-in-pillow design has been meticulously engineered for perfect sleep. It provides the perfect balance of squish and support, stays cool so you never need to flip it, and can even be tried out for 100 nights. Don’t get the best sleep ever? Send it back for a full refund. It’s time for better sleep.

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...

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...