Everyone knows we lost a tremendous actor when Philip Seymour Hoffman died earlier this year, and the latest trailer for one of his final movies is further proof of that. God's Pocket is based on the 1963 novel by Pete Dexter where a man tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson. It hits theaters next ... continue reading
Upon first glance, the Artifox Desk looks like a simple work area that happens to be pretty sharp, but spend a minute with it and you'll realize all it actually has to offer. Besides its minimal good looks, the desk has a dry-erase surface on the side for note taking (grommet/eraser included), it sports both tablet ... continue reading
After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
We don't consider ourselves anything more than human iPods when it comes to "DJing" parties, but that doesn't make the upcoming Midi Fighter Twister from DJ Tech Tools any less awesome. DJ Tech Tools built the entire project around community submitted designs and ended up with a MIDI controller with more knobs, buttons ... continue reading
Buying an electric vehicle of any sort that can only take you a handful of miles on a charge is fairly pointless. The Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle delivers far more range for a slightly robust price tag. The bike sports a totally fresh look with just a bit of old-school Vespa charm, and can hit speeds of over 75 ... continue reading
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America might be the coolest craft beer festival yet. They teamed up with twelve different breweries (Ninkasi, New Glarus, 3 Floyds, Oskar Blues, Russian River, Bell's, Cigar City, Allagash, Victory, Asheville Brewers Alliance, Ballast Point and Firestone Walker) to make twelve different ... continue reading
You'd think with all the knives we have lying around we wouldn't have to use our keys for anything other than opening doors. And yet, we still using them for cutting random threads, opening boxes and attempting to free our latest purchases from their clamshell confines. No one should be using an actual key for any ... continue reading
It's been dubbed the "world’s most comfortable" underwear, and priced at nearly half of its competitors ($16). After years of research and development and a "24 hour" stress test, MeUndies has created the perfect, contour fitting boxer brief that keeps its shape all day and never rides up. The first 500 Cool Material readers get 30% off orders larger than $75 when using code CM75. Not impressed? MeUndies offers a full refund and lets you even keep your first pair. Offer excludes packs and French Terry.
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There are plenty of high quality pens on the market. There are also plenty of high quality rulers on the market. Hell, there are even quite a few good pen and ruler combinations on the market, a few of which were also launched on Kickstarter. Thanks to its unique shape and interchangeable heads (lanyard and stylus ... continue reading
The roll-out of Google Glass has been an odd one. Though not commercially available yet, you've no doubt seen the smart-eyewear around. On April 15, you can finally get your hands on a pair ... possibly. Google announced that starting at 6am on April 15, they would give anyone in the US a chance to purchase the futuristic ... continue reading
If you want to add some machine shop style to your next dice game, this is the perfect way to do so. Each of these sets of solid brass dice were machined in the USA exclusively for Cool Material. The ½” brass dice are both solid in feel and are a gigantic step up from the plastic ones that came with Yahtzee. ... check it out
Deus Ex Machina is a name you're probably familiar with. They do everything from motorcycles to clothing and they do it all really well. What you might not be familiar with is the fact that Deus has physical outposts throughout the world filled with what we can only describe as testosterone filled shopping porn. You ... continue reading
We're not talking about the track listings, these pieces from Flickr user Harvezt are representations of what classic album covers would like like from behind. The artwork matches the actual album covers almost perfectly.
It's just about that time when we can all think about spending more time outside. Along with bike rides and trips to the beach, that means a good quality fire every once in a while. Sitting in a circle with a group of friends (probably with adult beverages in your hands) is great in and of itself, but everyone knows ... continue reading