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Craft Beer World

Writing a book has been something we've been keeping mental notes about for as long as we can remember, but we've had difficulty narrowing down the list of topics. Do we write about cocktails? Wallets? Watches? Cars? Beer? That last one has always been near the top of the list, but then we found Craft Beer World. Mark ... continue reading
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Straight Flush

The Social Network and 21 are two completely different movies, about two completely different things that both turned out, in our opinion, pretty good. Underneath the different plot mechanics (cards and social networks) and stars, though, you'll find a vaguely similar story about empire building. Turns out the reason ... continue reading
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STEAL: 15% Off Sitewide in the Cool Material Shop STEAL

We've been adding new items to our shop on a weekly basis for a while now, and this week is your chance to save on all of them. Head over to the shop, enter your email into the pop-up, and you'll save 15% off sitewide! Snag a new watch, pocket knife, machined pen, or any of the other goods that line our virtual shelves. Hurry up, sale ends Monday, Oct. 6. ... check it out
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Top Gear: The Cool 500: The Coolest Cars Ever Made

If your a car guy, clear some room on your coffee table because you have a new book to purchase. The guys over at Top Gear have just released The Cool 500: The Coolest Cars Ever Made, and it's pretty epic. Digging through the entire history of the automobile, Top Gear has selected rides like James Dean's Porsche Spyder, ... continue reading
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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 at some point someone had to actually come up with the idea of creating gin in the first place. The Drunken Botanist explores the roots of your favorite spirits. From ... continue reading
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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" girls exposing their more vulnerable, ... continue reading
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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 "Meat America." The visually hunger-inducing ... continue reading
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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 restaurant picks from people who legitimately know ... continue reading
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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 because this is pretty damn good. The first ... continue reading
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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 icon, a cultural phenomenon and the guy ... continue reading
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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 about the sweetest way to store a few ... continue reading
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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 on building a space shuttle, a train ... continue reading
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