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Works of Denimu

Cotton. Chambray. Leather. Silk. They’re all great materials in their own right, but none of them are anywhere near as ubiquitous as denim. Denimu gets that. Rather than sending his most loved pair of pants from his childhood to a better place he hatched a plot to turn it in to something gallery worthy. One piece ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Viktor Hertz Pictogram Rock Posters

In our never-ending quest to cover every square inch of wall space in our home with some sort of cool print or piece of art, we often have to stop and think about what we're missing. Movies? Check. Awesome photography from 20x200? Check. Inspirational messages in cool fonts that we won't ever follow? Check. One ... continue reading
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Menno Aden Room Portraits

Getting a bird’s eye view can result in some seriously cool Instagram pictures. If you’re anything like artist Menno Aden, though, that isn’t anywhere near interesting enough. For his Room Portraits, Aden mounted a camera on the ceiling of a bunch of different rooms and took top down pictures that put everything ... continue reading
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In Praise of Rust

If someone were to pop out of any of the vans depicted in Kevin Cyr's "In Praise of Rust" series and offer you candy, don't take it! (Unless it's a Cadbury Creme Egg, those are awesome.) Each of the vehicles painted depicts a beat up, graffiti-covered ride seen by Kevin on the streets of The Big Apple. In a dirty, ... continue reading
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Brandon Loving Illustrations

“Brandon Loving is an artist/illustrator residing in Savannah, GA. He’s the roughest, toughest son of a gun this side of the Smokies and he’ll challenge anyone who says otherwise.” At least, that’s what the About copy says on his site, BrandonLoving.com. Honestly, after looking at his illustrations of ... continue reading
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Shawn Barber Tattoo Portraits

There's no arguing with the fact that tattoos are art. People might make bad decisions about the images they want emblazoned on their skin forever, but that doesn't discount the art form as a whole. Shawn Barber knows a thing or three about what goes into a tattoo from concept to creation and the artist is an integral ... continue reading
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Paul Cadden Pencil Drawings

There are people who have gifts for something, and then there are people who have gifts for something. Paul Cadden is more proficient with a pencil than most doctors are with scalpels. His works range from full nudes to detailed garbage drawings (the subject, not the final product), but all of them are closer ... continue reading
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Avengers Assemble! at Target

The Avengers is going to be a blockbuster hit. Combine Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and the other Avengers and the super hero movie equivalent of a Long Island Iced Tea practically sells itself. But when Disney gets behind something you know there are going to be action figures (kind of a no-brainer ... continue reading
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Pantone Swatch Classic Album Covers

Spend enough time with dudes wearing plaid and eventually you'll meet a graphic designer. Inevitably, said graphic designer (plaid-clad or not) will introduce you to Pantone swatches if you don't already know what they are. Think of them like the designer equivalent of those little paint sheets you get from Home ... continue reading