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Driven: Lexus F Sport

Driven: Lexus F Sport

When Lexus was born, it was known as "Circle F." The first car they developed was Flagship One, "F1," which became the LS. Lexus was born of out of the box thinking; the “F” marque is history repeating.

Ricardo Santos Formula 1 & Rally Car Illustrations

Ricardo Santos Formula 1 & Rally Car Illustrations

We don't pick up too many Portugese car magazines, but after seeing the work of Ricardo Santos, we might just start. The illustrator and car mag contributor draws both Formula 1 and rally cars in a unique retro and clean style. These aren't like the minimalist posters that keep p...

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.

Pop Culture Coins

Pop Culture Coins

Andre Levy has chosen an interesting medium for his art work: Coins. The Brazilian designer uses the images on a variety of different coins to paint well-known pop culture figures on to them. Characters like Lion-O, Rorschach from Watchmen, and tons more have made their way onto ...

Hands-On: Sole Bicycles

Hands-On: Sole Bicycles

We get it. There is a certain appeal to a fixed gear bike. The simplicity and clean lines of a fixie capture the essence of bicycling while giving the impression that rider and bike are one with each other. So when Venice, California based Sole’ Bicycles offered to send us one of their fixies to check out, we were stoked.

Famous Blades

Famous Blades

If you read our link roundup posts, you've probably seen Federico Mauro's work before. Both his "Famous Shoes" and "Famous Guns" collections were worthy of sharing. For his latest set of work, he turned his attention on some of the sharp and devilish objects seen in movies, TV, a...

7  New Apps You Should Know

7 New Apps You Should Know

7-new-apps Since new apps get released at an incredible rate, we figured it only fair to keep you abreast of the best. Stop sifting through all the terrible games and little life helpers to find some gems and break out your iPhone, iPad or Android device and get to downloading some of these guys.

The Winners of Red Bull's Sports Photography Contest

The Winners of Red Bull's Sports Photography Contest

With around 28,000 entries coming in, the winners of Red Bull's Illume Sports Photography contest sure earned their snap-shooting medals. The insane amount of photos made the contest one of the largest ever. The winning entry came from a German snowboarding photographer, but, bas...

Star Wars Ship Posters

Star Wars Ship Posters

We're just going to come right out and say that it's about time someone took the minimalist poster approach to some of the coolest supporting characters from the Star Wars universe--the ships. DeviantArt user WeaponIX made up posters of the Jedi Starfighter, Sith Infiltrator, Sla...

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...

Simon Stålenhag Sci-Fi Paintings

Simon Stålenhag Sci-Fi Paintings

Simon Stålenhag's paintings of an alternate future where robots, dinosaurs and humanity somehow coexist are gorgeous. They exist somewhere between the realms of Oblivion (the movie), Half Life 2 and Fallout 3. Realities that never came to pass but are so imaginative that you can...

Driven: 2014 Toyota Corolla

Driven: 2014 Toyota Corolla

We feature a lot of cars that, while great to look at, aren't exactly in most people's budget. So when Toyota approached us about being one of the first groups to test out the new 2014 Corolla, we thought it might actually be informative for readers looking to make a daily driver purchase. Toyota sent us out to San Diego to test drive the new 2014 Corolla L, LE, LE Eco, and S and here's what we thought:

The Living Cube

The Living Cube

You have one of two options (depending on how fat your wallet) when you're getting a new place: You can go bigger and live away from the city & the action, or you can get an apartment/closet and be in the heart of it all. Till Konneker opted for a "cozy" studio apartment ...

The World's Highest-Paid Models

The World's Highest-Paid Models

Forbes is on a tear when it comes to putting out lists that make you feel like shit. After they released the list of highest-paid DJs a few days ago and you realized you've made a horrible career choice, now they've come back with The World's Highest-Paid Models. Here's how ...

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...

The World's Highest Paid DJs

The World's Highest Paid DJs

It's been said that DJs are the new rockstars. Even if you don't agree with that, you can't argue with the kind of superstar money they're pulling in. Forbes just put together the list of the highest paid DJs of the last year (June 1, 2012 through June 1, 2013) and it's fai...