Making a Possibilities Bag With Waltzing Matilda + Your Chance To Win It

"Handmade" is a term that always intrigues us when we're buying a new product. It speaks of care and quality, of a company or a person with a passion for what they're doing. But how can you truly appreciate handmade unless you've seen the product getting crafted? We decided to head over to the Waltzing Matilda to watch a Possibilities Bag (more on this in a second) get made from start to finish. The inspiration for the Possibilities Bag comes from old mountain men who used to carry a similar do-everything bag on a daily basis. One day the bag was used to carry food, other days it was where they tossed their dirty laundry, basically, the possibilities were endless, hence the name. Mike Balitsaris came up with the design for this particular rendition of the storied bag after seeing some old ... 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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ABSOLUT Open Canvas Sponsored

From Andy Warhol to Jay-Z, ABSOLUT Vodka has a history of collaborating with the world's most exciting artists. Now they're ready for their next partner: You. ABSOLUT is bringing their Open Canvas campaign to San Francisco and they're giving you the chance to have your artwork displayed for all the city to see. ... continue reading
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Cool Material’s Big Ass Giveaway

By this time, you’ve probably spent a ton of cash on gifts for others. Either that or you made some crap that was supposed to be “sentimental.” Whatever the case, it’s time to get some stuff for yourself. A lot of stuff. This year’s Big Ass Giveaway is stocked with over $1500 worth of awesome goodies highlighted by two VX rucksacks from Mission Workshop. We’ve also got some sweet Marshall headphones in there, the Blokkey magnetic valet and a ton ... ... continue reading
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Giveaway: Tsovet SVT-NM85 [Closed] GIVEAWAY

There are a plenty of daily deal sites out there these days, and a good portion of them offer things we really don’t want. It’s always old stuff that someone is trying to unload on our naive wallets. This is far from the case with Huckberry. The guys over there consistently stock their virtual shelves with stuff we dig. The current Tsovet watch sale they have going on now is no exception ... continue reading
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GIVEAWAY: Well Rounded Sound Yorkie SE Speakers and Amp [Closed] GIVEAWAY

Ever since we stumbled across the Well Rounded Sound booth at The New York Audio & AV Show a few months back, we’ve been pretty huge fans of the brand. Their eco-friendly speakers produce awesome sound and happen to look real sharp. The Yorkies aren’t the kind of desktop speakers that you hide in the corner behind a stack of papers and a monitor. These New Zealand wool felt covered wooden speakers will be the focal point of your work ... ... continue reading
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GIVEAWAY: Scrabble Typography Edition [Closed] GIVEAWAY

“What the hell is a ‘Qanat?’” And so ends every single game of Scrabble we’ve ever played. No game is so utterly frustrating and yet addictively fun in the process. Taking our odd love of the written word to another level is this Scrabble Typography Edition designed by Drew Capener. The limited edition set available from Winning Solutions is like a font lover’s dream come true. The beautifully designed, magnetized, walnut game board is lined with slip free cork and is ... ... continue reading
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GIVEAWAY: Blue Claw Weekender, Utility Bag & iPad Sleeve [Closed] GIVEAWAY

If you’re still sporting that beat up gym duffle as your weekender or vacation bag, it’s time to grow up. For sophisticated and stylish options that can withstand a lifetime of getting crammed in overhead bins and thrown in your trunk, Blue Claw Co. is always a smart choice. Their handmade bags and cases are crafted with a passion for solid, well-made American goods that will add a bit of style to your journeys. Whether you’re looking to take   ... ... continue reading
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LAST CHANCE – GIVEAWAY: Vestal Watch by Watchismo [CLOSED] GIVEAWAY

If you’ve subscribed to Jay-Z’s wisdom of rocking all black everything, here’s your watch. The Vestal ZR3008 Minimalist Chronograph sports a sleek, bare bones style clad in all black. It’s a chronograph that doesn’t get bogged down in messy details like numbers and over-the-top styling. The guys over at Watchismo - the place to go for an insane selection of awesome time-pieces including a bunch of Vestal numbers – was cool enough to provide us with one ZR3008 ($259) to give to ... ... continue reading
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GIVEAWAY: Vestal Watch by Watchismo [CLOSED] GIVEAWAY

If you’ve subscribed to Jay-Z’s wisdom of rocking all black everything, here’s your watch. The Vestal ZR3008 Minimalist Chronograph sports a sleek, bare bones style clad in all black. It’s a chronograph that doesn’t get bogged down in messy details like numbers and over-the-top styling. The guys over at Watchismo - the place to go for an insane selection of awesome time-pieces including a bunch of Vestal numbers – was cool enough to provide us with one ZR3008 ($259) to give to ... ... continue reading