We're Hiring New Writers

We're Hiring New Writers

If you're an avid reader of Cool Material and have an interest in joining our team, now's your chance to do so. We're currently looking to add a few n...

Cameron's House From Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Cameron's House From Ferris Bueller's Day Off

If you're looking for the perfect place to play hooky, you're in luck. The house Cameron's family owned in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is officially up for sale.  The 5,300 square foot home also comes with the well-known garage and all that natural light shining in so you can reall...

Seefarer's Glasses Protect Your Eyes from Harmful Blue Light

Seefarer's Glasses Protect Your Eyes from Harmful Blue Light

Modern life revolves around screens. Problem is, staring at your computer and your phone all day can lead to eye strain, headaches, and poor sleep. Fix all of that with a pair of Seefarer’s glasses. Since the proprietary lens technology filters out harmful blue light, your eyes will be left rested, refreshed, and comfortable after a long day in front of the computer. No more headaches. No more restless nights. Plus, since the frames actually look good, you’ll enjoy tossing a pair on. Back them on Kickstarter now and save your eyeballs.

Middle Finger Paperclips

Middle Finger Paperclips

Don’t you want to show your paperwork how you really feel about it? Give those docs a piece of your mind with The Middle Finger Paperclip. Each box of 20 paperclips lets you get a little bit of emotion off your chest as you organize the random busywork spread across your desk. ...

Pocket Artillery Mini Cannon

Pocket Artillery Mini Cannon

The Pocket Artillery Mini Cannon is kind of like the slow loris - It looks cute and tame, but it can do some serious damage. The little cannon looks like a harmless desktop accessory, it's nicely polished, available in some eye-catching colors and it seems like an ideal way to sh...

Mission Belt: Fits Perfectly. Fights Poverty.

Mission Belt: Fits Perfectly. Fights Poverty.

We’ve never found a belt that fit exactly right. With holes every inch, they are always a bit too loose or a bit too tight. Mission Belt solved this problem, with a unique ratchet buckle that adjusts every 1/4″. That means a comfortable fit even when your weight fluctuates. There are plenty of styles to choose from but you can also go a la carte and mix and match buckles and straps. We’d be fans of Mission Belt even if that was all that was great about the product and the company, but the fact that a dollar from every Mission Belt sale goes to the “Mission” to fight global hunger and poverty is a huge plus in our book. By partnering with Kiva, Mission Belt has made over 67,000 microloans in more than 70 countries, totaling over $1.6 million in loans. Not a bad little bonus for buying a good-looking belt that will fit perfectly for years to come. And yeah… it’s the belt you saw on Shark Tank.

Lit Candles

Lit Candles

Now that 4/20 has passed, that little pothead in your life may be feeling a bit down. The bong won't be broken out with such fanfare for another year, and all that dirty water has begun to mix with salty tears. If you want to cheer him up and get him back to his giggling self, h...

Reader Survey: Help Us Improve Cool Material

Reader Survey: Help Us Improve Cool Material

Here at Cool Material we spend most of our time finding products we think you'll love. At the end of the day, we emerge from behind our computer screens slightly off balance from the whiskey we may or may not have consumed, hoping we've done a solid job. We know we're fans o...

Code Cards

Code Cards

If you spend your days hunched over a keyboard like a code writing Quasimodo, you probably have little contact with the outside world. This isn't good. You need to keep up your relationships outside of dealing with internet trolls, and what better way to do so than by sending ou...

The Big Lebowski's Stoner Cottage

The Big Lebowski's Stoner Cottage

Unless you are a big time dealer or have made it on the PBA circuit you might not have the cash to afford The Dude's abode. In fact, we're pretty sure the average Devil's Lettuce pusher or touring bowler couldn't muster up the cash to afford this compound but man would it be swe...

Gangster-Rap Greeting Cards

Gangster-Rap Greeting Cards

How many times have you been searching for just the right greeting card for that special someone only to find bland inscriptions like "I'm so lucky to have you in my life" when what you really want to say is how hot her ass looks in those jeans?  Finally someone has stepped up t...

Mustache Rides Card

Mustache Rides Card

A smart guy will keep a stock of cards handy for whatever holiday, celebration or event comes up.  Every situation possible is covered.  That being said, we can't think of any situation where this card is called for.  You sure as hell aren't passing it off as a Christmas card ...

Father's Day - Not The Worst Card

Father's Day - Not The Worst Card

SPOILER ALERT:  Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father.  Okay, that might be the most unnecessary spoiler alert ever (aside from ruining the ending of Titanic) but chopping off your son's hand, leaving him for dead and attempting to convert him to evil is not going to win you ...

How to Survive Almost Any Attack

How to Survive Almost Any Attack

We encounter dangers on a daily basis. Some are easy to avoid—we'll pass on the money from the Prince of Nigeria—others are not. We'll assume you can handle a verbal attack from a crazy ex and an attack on your head following a night of Tanqueray...

Rapping Paper

Rapping Paper

As guys, we don’t know the first thing about presenting a gift.  We usually load up on Dollar Store gift bags, jam a few pieces of crumpled up tissue paper in there along with the gift and hand it over like we were some kindergartner offering up a piece of hand-painted macaron...

Sossbox

Sossbox

We’re not here to knock Ziploc bags because they do serve a purpose – holding children’s Cheerios mainly – but if you’re going to spend some serious cash on a bit of organic matter (could be tea leaves or coffee beans but that’s probably not where your head is at) you...

Dear Cab Driver Napkins

Dear Cab Driver Napkins

We’ve all been there - had one too many Captain and Coke’s at the bar, hopped in a cab for a ride home and when the cabbie asked where to, we were already passed out in the backseat.  What happened after that we don’t know but we woke up in a bush.  The next time you go o...