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Word. Indigo Notebooks

Word. Indigo Notebooks

Long associated with just denim, indigo has recently popped up in so many pieces of clothing and decor. Japanese fabrics in these shades of blue have been used to craft everything from sharp-looking scarves to sneakers and button-downs. Often with simple white lines, dots, and ot...

Five Four Makes Style Easy

Five Four Makes Style Easy

Dressing well is an investment of money and time—or, at least it was before Five Four came around. Five Four is a men’s lifestyle brand whose mission is to make style easy and accessible. They do that by curating a monthly package based on your style profile and deliver 3-4 new items to rotate into your wardrobe. Plus, when you sign up today, you can save 50% on your first package with code COOLMATERIAL. Time saved. Money saved. Check out Five Four today and discover how easy it can be to keep your style on point.

Inside: Pop Up Flea

Inside: Pop Up Flea

Few pop-up shops are as perfectly curated as Pop Up Flea. The focus is on craftsmanship, good people, and great gear, and since 2009, the short-term store has showcased vendors we just happen to love. The latest incarnation of the weekend-long shop featured a mix of well-known st...

15 Things We Wanted To Steal From CES 2014

15 Things We Wanted To Steal From CES 2014

15-things-we-wanted-to-steal What the news coverage of CES doesn't show you is that 90% of the gadgets you come across there are either old, boring, or simply pieces of junk. Finding interesting, new devices is like hunting for buried treasure. After days of digging, here are the 15 things we wanted to steal most from the show.

Everyday Carry: 1900-1920

Everyday Carry: 1900-1920

It may not have been called "everyday carry," but men have always had a selection of gear they traveled with on a daily basis. Obviously, the items themselves have evolved over time and others have been added as they've become popular. In this series, we'll take a look back at s...

Everyday Carry: Late 1800's

Everyday Carry: Late 1800's

It may not have been called "everyday carry," but men have always had a selection of gear they traveled with on a daily basis. Obviously, the items themselves have evolved over time and others have been added as they've become popular. In this series, we'll take a look back at s...

Cool Material At CES

Cool Material At CES

We're packed up and heading out to CES in Vegas this week, and we're ready to bring you all the info on the futuristic gadgets we can't wait to get our hands on. Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at all the new tech toys, possible celebs, and general insanity that is CES, ...

Best. Bottle Openers. Ever.

Best. Bottle Openers. Ever.

In addition to our watch addiction, we have a thing for bottle openers. We generally pass on the talking cartoon characters and ones that look like body parts (only because we still have so many from college) and only seek out stuff...

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Time To Touch: iPod Nano Watch Bands

Time To Touch: iPod Nano Watch Bands

The iPod Nano crams a lot of features into a very tiny package. You get 8gb or 16gb of music, fitness, FM radio and Nike+ in something hardly larger than a quarter. But let's be honest here, compared to your iPhone 4 and your iPad it's pretty much worthless as a media device....

Building A Better Nerf Gun

Building A Better Nerf Gun

Tired of losing the war on the home front and at the office, the man behind Asciimation decided to take his styrofoam and rubber arsenal to the next level. Rather than just buying one of Nerf's battery, belt-fed, hi-power options, he built his own sidearm from the ground up. ...

F the Economy!

F the Economy!

Only in America would anyone be crazy enough to try to profit off of a recession. These 11 products might not be the best use of your money, but they might make you feel a little better to get some of your frustration out while you do your small part to stimulate the economy. ...