The Drunken Botanist

The Drunken Botanist

As humans, we've gone to great lengths to get our drink on. Seriously, it's easy for most of us great grab a couple GnTs and make the night spin, but ...

SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light

SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light

We're not going to waste time explaining why we love SuicideGirls because it's pretty obvious, and you probably feel the same way. Hard Girls, Soft Light is the coffee table version of one of our favorite sites on the Internet and focuses on the seemingly rough and tumble "hard" ...

Beckett Simonon's Nolan Brogue Boots

Beckett Simonon's Nolan Brogue Boots

Handmade in a small factory in Portugal out of full grain Italian calfskin leather, the Nolan Brogue Boots from Beckett Simonon are a piece of everyday luxury. Not only does the timeless style allow the boots to work in both formal and casual settings, but their build, which is highlighted by a high-quality rubber sole perfect for any weather or terrain, allows them to last for generations. Oh, and that stunning leather? It’s finished by hand with shea butter and natural carnauba wax and will only look better with age. Each pair is made-to-order so Beckett Simonon can pass savings on to you.

Try This at Home: Recipes from my Head to Your Plate

Try This at Home: Recipes from my Head to Your Plate

Anyone who is a devoted fan of Bravo's Top Chef knows that there probably hasn't been a more impressive contestant than Richard Blais. Dude was ridiculous. Unfortunately, cooking some of the stuff he concocted was simply not doable for the average home chef. Try This at Home is h...

Meat America

Meat America

Apparently, Dominic Episcopo never got the memo that you're not supposed to play with your food. In fact, it would appear he was given the exact opposite set of instructions as a youngster. Luckily, the meat artist (not a sexual innuendo) got extra playful with his new book "Mea...

Where Chefs Eat

Where Chefs Eat

The issue with Yelp and other restaurant review sites and apps is that you've entrusted plenty of fools with helping you decide where to eat. You really want dudes who reviewed the hot dogs at 7-Eleven to chime in on your dining experience? With Where Chefs Eat, you'll get resta...

Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter

Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter

If you subscribe to the Ron Swanson school of eating, meet your new favorite read. Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter from Steven Rinella is a full-scale look at the complete scope of hunting and eating what you kill. It's about man's relationship with nat...

The Mr. Porter Paperback

The Mr. Porter Paperback

The Mr. Porter Paperback: The Manual for a Stylish Life is as close to a style bible as we'll probably ever get. Actually, let's backtrack a few steps. There are also a few other "style bibles" out there and this is just Mr. Porter's take on it. Labels are irrelevant though becau...

Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall

Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall

In case you guys weren't paying attention, it was recently announced that, in addition to being editors for Cool Material, we're Banksy. Probably should have thrown a "spoiler alert" in there, so sorry if we just ruined it for you. All kidding aside, Banksy is an international ic...

The Dark Knight Bookshelf

The Dark Knight Bookshelf

You might not be engulfed in the smell of rich mahogany like you would at Wayne Manor, but you can still store your hardcovers like a true Dark Knight fan. The Dark Knight Bookshelf is made to order (if you've got 290 bones to spend on a very small amount of book storage) and a...

The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide

The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide

While we're probably a bit better than when we were kids, our LEGO building skills still leave something to be desired. With The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide, we can finally craft respectable things with everyone's favorite toy brick/barefoot booby trap.  With detailed plans ...

101 Essential Rock Records

101 Essential Rock Records

101 Essential Rock Records is, as you might have expected, a book about 101 rock records that are, well, essential. It's all about the golden age of vinyl from The Beatles "Please Please Me" to the Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks." It's an impressive collection regardless, ...

Terrywood

Terrywood

We've got two big thumbs up for Terrywood. The latest book from photographer/dude-every-guy-wants-to-be, is a compilation of all his work that was on display in his Terrywood show from earlier this year. While it might not be as heavy on the scantily clad models as you would hope...

Razrs: Lost Pictures Found On Old Razr Phones

Razrs: Lost Pictures Found On Old Razr Phones

Buying 44 old Motorola Razr phones on Ebay sounds like a terrible investment. Even if they only cost a couple of bucks, that's like another beer or a burger or something. Luckily, Kyle Williams had the forethought to make that purchase and then collect some ancient texts, sexts, ...

Word. Notebooks

Word. Notebooks

In our pile of every day carry items is our wallet, keys, phone and pocket notebook. While some would stop short after the first three, we still opt to keep our daily task list on a piece of paper rather than on a touchscreen. Word. Notebooks were made for all the folks who are i...