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In case you guys weren’t paying attention, it was recently announced that, in addition to being editors for Cool Material, we’re Banksy. Probably should have thrown a “spoiler alert” in there, so sorry if we just ruined it for you. All kidding aside, Banksy is an international icon, a cultural phenomenon and the guy that basically kicked the art world in the pants. The Man Behind the Wall is reporter Will Ellsworth-Jones investigation of Banksy from the time he was a nobody to the time people started tearing down the walls of their businesses to sell his work. He gets the nitty gritty from friends, enemies and frenemies and explores what it means that *insert art school critique about contradictions and meanings and messages here*. Seriously though, it’s a really good book.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.