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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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
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
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
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
For the last month we've been celebrating beer's greatness by posting a quote relating to our favorite frothy beverage on our social media pages each day. Every one has featured original artwork and photography and was designed as a toast to water, malt, yeast, and hops. So pour yourself a pint and check out the full ... continue reading
The guys behind the Real World Business Cards of Fictional Characters, Invasione Creative, are at it again with a new series of World Cup and cult movie poster mashups called MOV(i)E TO WORLD CUP. USA searches for democracy on the field with E.T. Italia prepares for glory with 300. Japan becomes GOALZILLA. Check out ... continue reading
Richard Perez is an artist in Portland that does fantastic design work for some huge firms. He also finds time to make stylized illustrations of Coen Brothers characters and post them to the Coen Cast Tumblr. Well, Richard, we like your style, dude.
Besides churning out killer beers like Even More Jesus and Bozo Beer, Denmark’s Evil Twin Brewing has consistently plastered their bottles with interesting labels. From the bold and often humorous names to the almost fractal-like design, the bottles and cans from Evil Twin are instantly recognizable. We talked with ... continue reading
Edible art is one thing, but hot damn do we want some of these ice cubes for our next glass of bourbon or rye. Each cube created for Suntory Whisky's 3D on the Rocks campaign is made with incredible detail, a precision drill and fresh spring water. But don't just take our word for it, check them out.
For the next evolution of airplanes and fighter jets, Al Brady imagines us looking to animals for inspiration. Not just creatures today, but animals from the past as well. His pterodactyl jet will be featured in the upcoming film Is This Heaven, and here you can get a look at some of his other creations.
Stark Radiators. Optimus Prime Auto Transport. Hogwarts Cleaning Agency. TMNT Artistic Pizza. These are just a few of the business cards dreamed up for some of our favorite fictional entities by Invasione Creative (Italian Graphic designers Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato). If these were real places, we'd patronize ... continue reading
We're not talking about the track listings, these pieces from Flickr user Harvezt are representations of what classic album covers would like like from behind. The artwork matches the actual album covers almost perfectly.
Have you ever wondered what Steve McQueen would look like with neck tattoos? How about McConaughey with eye tattoos? What about a sleeved Obama? Honestly, we hadn't either, but clearly someone did or else the Shopped Tattoos Tumblr wouldn't exist. We're glad it does, though, because these are awesome.