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Brooklinen: The Sheets You Need

Brooklinen: The Sheets You Need

Great sleep starts with great sheets. That’s why our friends at Brooklinen have crafted a set of sheets that will make your whole bed feel like the cool side of the pillow. They’re a team of sheet experts that cut out the middleman and put their products through a rigorous R&D process to ensure the optimal balance of quality, comfort, and affordability. You can mix and match their sheets to make your bed look as good as it feels. Plus, as a Cool Material reader, you can get $15 off your first purchase with code COOLMATERIAL.

Aspen Day 6: Roll Credits

Aspen Day 6: Roll Credits

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. The last day of screenings, and my last day at Aspen Film Shortsfest, was split into 3 blocks: a 3:45 animation extravaganza, a 6pm block and ...

Aspen Day 5: I <3 Aspen

Aspen Day 5: I <3 Aspen

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. I almost feel bad sleeping in, but it's been a long few days and this bed is comfortable.  I find out that my hotel has $16 pocket-sized o2 t...

Aspen Day 4: Grape Expectations

Aspen Day 4: Grape Expectations

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Organizing the festival the way it is - by keeping its screenings in two blocks later in the day - it gives you enough time to enjoy the day. ...

Aspen ShortsFest Day 3: Icing on the Cake

Aspen ShortsFest Day 3: Icing on the Cake

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Day 3, full of coffee. Mountain Chalet has become the de facto home to the filmmaker continental breakfast. Rather than enjoying my own hotel...

Aspen ShortsFest Day 2: Artists Anonymous

Aspen ShortsFest Day 2: Artists Anonymous

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Morning, day 2, at Aspen Shortsfest. As I glance around a room filled with about 15 filmmakers, I can honestly say I respect every one of them...

How to Survive Almost Any Attack

How to Survive Almost Any Attack

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Dial for Men. (Thanks Dial!) We encounter dangers on a daily basis.  Some are easy to avoid - we'll pass on the money from the Prince of Nigeria - others are not.  We'll assume you can handle a verbal attack from a craz...

Cool Material Goes to Aspen (Day 1)

Cool Material Goes to Aspen (Day 1)

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. When I was approached to head out to Aspen to cover the 20th annual Aspen Shortsfest, my heart skipped a beat.  For an aspiring filmmaker, th...

10 Rugged Jobs Most Men Would Die For

10 Rugged Jobs Most Men Would Die For

Unless companies change what they make laptop keyboards out of we will never come home from a day of work with dirt caked under our fingernails. Sometimes we are happy about that but often we end up staring at a Word document wishing we could do something more rugged for a l...

Charlie Sheen's Next Movie Role

Charlie Sheen's Next Movie Role

Charlie Sheen is ratings gold right now.  We're convinced that no matter what he chooses for his next project, it will bring in truck-loads of cash.  If he's ready to return to the big screen, we've got some ideas: ...

The World’s Strongest Beers

The World’s Strongest Beers

Of all the most amazing things ever invented, beer is most definitely in our Top 3 (along with women and the iPad).  While we’ve dabbled in beers that have hovered around 10% alcohol by volume, those brews are like sipping O’Doul’s compared the world’s strongest beer...

DIY Gear: Create Your Own Awesome

DIY Gear: Create Your Own Awesome

Believe it or not, Do-It-Yourself isn't just the realm of Bob Vila and that dude Ty on all those Discovery shows. You can, in fact, do it yourself. With a helpful bit of inspiration and an almost complete lack of instruction (exactly how we like it), you can combine found ite...