Sometimes, a man just needs a place of his own to go hide from the outside world, enjoy a beer and be in the company of stereotypically manly shit like guns, taxidermy and a whole lot of wood. Redditor kelhans, a father of seven, transformed an unused storage room in his basement to his own personal man cave / paradise. The results are beautiful, but the entire transformation is even more fantastic because he did it all for around $100. The only unfortunate thing about this entire project is that we can't pay him to come do this to all the rooms in our place.
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Have you ever wondered what kind of physical toll being a rock star takes on your body after just one performance? Music photographer Brandon Andersen took pictures of musicians from six different bands before and after their performances for his series Before/After. If the sweat, screwed up hair and expressions in ... continue reading
After months spent designing a mind-bending range of patterns, mastering the newest knitting technologies, and pulling impeccably dynamic color palettes, Nice Laundry is proud to announce their epic Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The $99 sock drawer makeover (18 pairs) is still their most popular offering, allowing you to load up on high-quality socks for a fraction of the price you'd pay anywhere else. Plus, they'll recycle your old socks for free. It's a perfect fresh start for fall. Cool Material readers can even get a special edition bonus pair and free US shipping with their first order. ... check it out
While in Stockholm for the launch of Volvo's new XC90, we took some time to peruse the Scandinavian design shops that litter the streets of the Swedish city. While many of these stores and studios contain the same minimal aesthetic you'd expect from the Ikean utopia, there's one where you can go if you want to take ... continue reading
There are two things you think of when you think of Sweden: Leggy blondes and Ikea. Both are great in certain situations—the latter when you want some clean-looking furniture on the cheap, and the former when you don't already have a lady-friend waiting for you at home. While Ikea is the Scandinavian furniture staple ... continue reading
As you gear up to get cracking back at work, upgrading your tools can give your productivity a nice little boost. If you're looking for a no-cost way to get started, here you go. We've loaded the Cool Material Shop with pens that far better than those cheap disposables you might be used to. They're writing instruments with ... continue reading
Forbes has released its annual DJ rich list, and once again it makes us question why we didn't invest in some Technics when we were 5. Calvin Harris topped the list again this year with David Guetta moving up and Swedish House Mafia falling off the map. Here'show the Highest Paid DJs in 2014 shakes out:
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While it's almost assumed that audio from most portable Bluetooth speakers will pale in comparison to larger, more conventional units, the Sound Blaster Roar is one of few that defy expectations. Creative's incredibly impressive little speaker boasts a 5-driver chamber design, 2 amps, and a built-in sub to deliver ... continue reading
Over the course of almost two centuries, the gear in a soldier's kit has changed quite significantly. The photographer Thom Atkinson documented thirteen of these kits, ranging from a huscarl at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to a close-support sapper in the Royal Engineers from 2014, in a Hypebeast Essentials style. ... continue reading
There were 18,000 entries in this year's National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and the handful that emerged as winners are pretty damn spectacular. The top prize went to Marko Korošec for his shot entitled "Independence Day"—it's name being chosen because the cloud system he captured outside Julesburg, Colorado ... continue reading
Great Scott! Someone might love the Back to the Future trilogy more than we do! Artist Ryan Putnam created three separate prints that detail Marty McFly's Gear from each of the movies in the trilogy. Puffy vest and JVC Camcorder. Nike Power Laces and a Hoverboard. The complete (and ridiculous) Western costume. Each ... continue reading
With so much of the menswear sold in the U.S. being made cheaply in factories overseas, it can be hard for a guy to be proud of what he wears. Flint and Tinder wants to change that. All their apparel and accessories are made in the USA with quality and durability in mind. Take the 10-Year Hoodie for example, it's guaranteed ... continue reading
With vehicles competing that can go 0-60 in under two seconds, you'd think the rides in the Red Bull Global Rallycross were running on Red Bull-infused fuel themselves. We checked out the latest race in the series to get some behind-the-scenes shots of the drivers getting their cars in check and then tearing through ... continue reading
When Hot Tub Time Machine came out, we didn't know what to expect. Frankly, it sounded ridiculously awful. It wasn't. The gang is back—minus John Cusack—for another dip. If it lives up to the first, or even just this trailer, it's gonna be amazing.
The Insane Stats Behind This Year’s Tour de France The Tour de France is considered the most physically demanding sporting event in the world. After looking at some of the stats, it would be hard to argue. ... continue reading
For the last two years, AVI-8 has been crafting fine timepieces inspired by iconic planes and pilots. Each is a stylish nod to the wonders of aviation and man's relationship with machine. One of their finest offerings is the Flyboy watch. It boasts a Miyota self-winding movement and exhibition case back, a genuine ... continue reading