George Lucas: A Life

George Lucas: A Life

George Lucas: A Life is a 550+ page hardcover compendium that covers everything from the movie originally called The Star Wars to Lucas’ transforming of the world of special effects. Penned by author Brian Jay Jones—who also wrote the bestselling biography about Jim Henson—...

Squarespace Lets You Build Your Own Personal Website

Squarespace Lets You Build Your Own Personal Website

We had brushes with web design in school (also, we’re a website) and something that struck us was how inaccessible the process can be. Squarespace simplifies the whole process, allowing you to create a website tailored to your personal needs. The platform provides plenty of customizable options and templates, so whatever you’re building your site for, be it a portfolio, business, or house pet, will look great. You’ll even have a unique domain name, without any awkward brand name additions. It’s a personal site from top to bottom. Use coupon code ‘COOLMATERIAL‘ to get 10% off your first domains or website purchase.

National Geographic Infographics

National Geographic Infographics

National Geographic has been revealing wonders of history, popular science and culture from around the globe for over a century, and their empire endures even in the age of the Internet. Now, thanks to a partnership with Taschen, you can check out over 125 years on infographics i...

'Morning Noon Night' Is a Guide to Fine Living

'Morning Noon Night' Is a Guide to Fine Living

We all know that Soho House knows what's up when it comes to making sure you have a great time, and their new book Morning Noon Night is Soho House's guide to fine living. The latest release is a cloth-bound hardcover compendium that's a journey in design, food and drink. From th...

The 10 Best Movies of 2016

The 10 Best Movies of 2016

This past year saw the releases of some excellent movies. Established franchises had worthy sequels and installments while new movies sated our appetite for stuff that’s a little less superhero genre specific. A few of our favorite directors showed up to give use new stuff this...

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson made a name for himself penning personal development advice that doesn't suck, and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life expounds on his advice in a way that's actually practical. Manson skips all the lemons into lemona...

The 6 Most Iconic Movie Sneakers

The 6 Most Iconic Movie Sneakers

We love a good collaboration, and film and fashion go together like peas and carrots. Or peas and corn. Or corn and mashed potatoes. Or if you want some not-food examples, Giorgio Armani in American Gigolo, Jean-Paul Gaultier in The Fifth Element, Ray-Ban in Top Gun. That’s all...

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

Overview: A New Perspective of Earth

Curated and created by author Benjamin Grant (owner of the Daily Overview Instagram project you might be familiar with), Overview: A New Perspective of Earth takes Google Earth and satellite image porn to a whole new level. Inspired by Grant's work with the Instagram project and ...

No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999

No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999

Told through a collection of club flyers from the personal archives of NYC DJs, promotors, club kids, nightlife impresarios and the artists themselves, No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999 is a visual history of the golden era of New York City club life. Put together by world...