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Invisible Bookend

If you want guests to think you have some sort of magical powers, pick up the Invisible Bookend. Will they be curious as to why your magical powers are limited to suspending falling books in motions? Probably, but they'll also probably be high since they thought you had magical powers in the first place and thus their ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Field Notes Archival Wooden Box

We go through notebooks at an alarming rate. We keep one on us at all times, and after a couple of weeks that sucker is filled with notes, lists and jottings about things we want to buy. The thing is, we like to keep them and look back on what we were up to on such-and-such a date. To keep all our past pocket notebooks ... continue reading
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Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music

Getting musical input from someone you don't know is a bit like asking the Internet what you should eat for dinner. You'll get an answer, sure, but there's no telling how it will fit in with your personal taste. Unless, of course, the person you're getting said music information from happens to be Dylan Jones, the ... continue reading
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Sandy Relief Notebooks

The Cool Material office along with most of our employees are located in New Jersey. Despite lost power and a few downed trees, we all made it through Sandy okay. Some of our friends, family and countless others we've never met were not as lucky. In an attempt to aid in the relief efforts, we've created these Sandy ... continue reading
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The James Bond Archives

James Bond has been the coolest cat in cinema history for fifty years now. That's right, five-zero. From Connery to Dalton to Craig, from Aston to BMW back to Aston and with enough women to make even Terry Richardson jealous (we hear that's hard to do), Bond, James Bond is pretty much a historic icon. For the 50th ... continue reading
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Where Chefs Eat

As addictive as shaking your phone for an Urbanspoon dinner recommendation is, it's not always guaranteed to please. In fact, turning to the general public for food spots is seriously hit-or-miss. For a sure thing, turn to some experts. Where Chefs Eat is loaded with over 2,300 grub spots picked by over 400 of ... continue reading
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Pride & Glory: The Rockers’ Jacket

Seeing a garage rock band perform in tweed overcoats or Gore-Tex pullovers would be freakin' weird. Gritty rock bands belong clad in black leather jackets. Always have, always will be. Pride & Glory: The Rockers' Jacket features years of images and stories about rock's most common garment. The 400 page read traces ... continue reading
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The Vampire Combat Manual

Based on our studies of Blade (one of the finest in the canon, if you ask us), there are only really three things that are effective in combating vampires: garlic, silver and sunlight. Decapitation is also a popular choice, but come on, you're going to be dead if you're not fighting Twilight vampires. Which is another ... continue reading
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Forever The New Tattoo

In case you were completely unaware, tattoo art has moved far beyond hearts with "Mom" written across them and random Chinese letters that people hoped meant something cool. For an awesome briefing on all that's happening in the world of ink, pick up a copy of Forever The New Tattoo. Highlighting work from some of ... continue reading
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Cinelli: The Art and Design of the Bicycle

We buy 70-80% of our books based on the cover. Say whatever you want, but style matters. Of course, the adage is true since most of those books ended up being terrible, but we get sucked in by a pretty face. When you can find products that take both style and quality into account, you usually end up with a lasting ... continue reading
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The Rolling Stones 50

There will always be something inherently cool about going behind the scenes and back in time with a band that has history. That's even more true when the band in question is The Rolling Stones, a band with more history (and number 1 everythings) than just about any other band... ever. This book chronicles the first ... continue reading
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Marvel Comics The Untold Story

You might not think a desk jockey consuming cups of coffee and ranting about deadlines could be as entertaining as the Avengers, but you'd be dead wrong. Marvel Comics The Untold Story is about the men behind some of the greatest comics ever produced. Surprisingly, they happen to be as intriguing as any dude in tights ... continue reading
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The World Atlas of Beer

Can you imagine appreciating beer more than you already do? You probably already worship at the feet of that liquor store that carries hard to find craft beers, but your understanding of the brewski world is about to skyrocket. After diligently studying the 256 pages in The World Atlas of Beer, you'll emerge a more ... continue reading
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Maxx & Unicorn Leather Notebooks

If you're looking for a well-made notebook that you won't want to toss out after you fill it up like something from your local office supply store, Brooklyn's Maxx & Unicorn has you covered. They teamed up with Marilyn Glinka of Emgie Libris to create a handbound journal that's crafted from a single piece of ... continue reading
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