Most of the time, it takes half a case of beer (three quarters depending on how long your parents forced you to stay in band) to bring out your inner rock star. With enough plastic instruments and liquid encouragement even the most timid person's inner rock god is awoken from it's slumber. But once you get to that ... continue reading
When we first heard the name AIAIAI we were expecting something along the lines of Speedy Gonzales or Old MacDonald. What we ended up with was another technology company that could just as easily have been a place to get Sunday brunch. But we digress. AIAIAI is an industrial design collective (we don't know what ... continue reading
Thanks to modern technology, we've lost touch with our music. We've waved goodbye to sound quality and owning our favorite albums. To fix this, get a turntable. Then sign up for Vinyl Me, Please. Every month they'll send you exclusive pressings of albums worthy of your time. Each comes with original 12" x 12" album-inspired art and a custom cocktail pairing. Past selections have included 'Lost In The Dream' from War on Drugs and many others. Sign up now and start with an exclusive pressing of Father John Misty's latest. It's like Record Store Day with free delivery and no lines. ... check it out
We're going to refrain from making rubber jokes as much as possible (specifically as it relates to players) but suffice it to say that the resilience of this particular material is uniquely suited to protecting all kinds of things - the new Benz, your junk, and the time. The Nixon Rubber Player is a unique watch ... continue reading
It's a well known fact that you can compensate for a lot of things by being well dressed. Unfortunately, going off the rack - even if you do it well - can't overcome the two digit rule. If you want to find a chick that is two digits higher than you on the 10 scale you need to call in the big guns. Which is where ... continue reading
We love weapons and we love drinking but combining the two used to be as impossible as a girl liking sports or spinning straw into gold. Emphasis on the used to be thanks to the Drinique Knuckle Bottle Opener.
It cracks beers (cans and bottles)! It busts skulls! It cleans up after itself! Ok, that last part ... continue reading
At one point or another in each of our lives we're forced to accept the fact that we need to grow up. Sell the IROC and buy a minivan. Give up on your dreams of being a male porn star and get a real job. Trade in your backpack for a briefcase.
News flash people - Porsche makes a 4 door, the iPhone 4 makes anything ... continue reading
If you're not a guy that carries a murse on a regular basis, your "every day carry" (EDC from now on) - the wallet, keys, iPhone 3 and 4 (because you haven't ported everything yet), knife, and lighter - has your pants ready to explode in more ways than one. If only there was a product that held everything you ... continue reading
Just because some overpaid economist sitting behind some desk somewhere got tired of picking up his employees three martini "lunch" tabs doesn't mean there aren't still a few things in life that are free. Stripper cards in Vegas, oil (but only in Florida), and pictures of Miley Cyrus (unless you're Perez Hilton) ... continue reading
Everybody gets a little emotional at one point or another in their life, and here at Cool Material we're no different. We like you guys, but we don't know anything about you outside of the fact that you like being in the know about gear, tech, and style. Quite frankly, this whole "friends with benefits" thing we ... continue reading
The Giveaways here at Cool Material show no signs of stopping. You still have seven whole days to enter to win a TSOVET CS130110 but here we go again (hopefully not on our own) with another giveaway. We've already given away watches, wallets, bags, and grooming products so since we haven't (yet) figured out how ... continue reading
If you haven't been keeping up with current news, it's about time for you to send that Fossil wallet your mom bought you in high school back to where you got it - 1980. You're a man of respectable taste, a fan of cool material, and a connoisseur. Why, as this man, are you carrying around so much baggage?
Consider ... continue reading
In case you haven't figured it out over the past few weeks, the only thing we like more than finding you cool material is giving it away for free. Seeing as how we struck out with the accountant already we see no reason to screw her by giving away more free stuff. This week we're doing J. Fold.
J. Fold is a ... continue reading
You can spend hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on new shoes, a new suit, and a crocodile leather belt all you want, but it's not the clothes that make the man - it's the watch. Don't get us wrong, lapel choices are important, but when you get down to business the suit comes off and the watch stays on.
If ... continue reading
There is only one area where man conducts important business when he's not at the office - the bedroom. Unfortunately, with your collection of headsets, your phones, and your collection of iGadgets the night stand tends to get a little cluttered. We're not even going to get started on the fire hazard that your ... continue reading
With all the hype about the iPad, the JooJoo, and the Slate, the revolutionary technology the Kindle is built on kind of got lost in the shuffle. E-Ink is great for reading books, but it's analog technology in a digital world - mostly because porn looks really bad in black and white.
But the high-contrast, easily ... continue reading