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
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
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
We can count the list of things we don't like from Pop Chart Lab with a closed fist. Whether it's sneakers, cameras, breweries, coffee or beer, the folks at Pop Chart Lab have always done a fantastic job presenting visually stimulating information about some of our favorite stuff. They finally did Whiskey. The whiskys ... continue reading
We know what we like when it comes to whisky, and we know how to drink the hell out of the stuff we like. We're not quite sure we'd be able to write an entire manual of our favorite brown spirit, but that's ok because we have Dave Broom. If you're dubious about needing a manual for whisky, we were too, consider Broom's ... continue reading
This simple but stunning video takes you behind the scenes of German watchmaking company, NOMOS Glashutte. No soundtrack has been added, it's just a stark and beautiful look at the making of a fine timepiece. Just a word of warning, you will want a new watch after seeing it.
When you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting the shelves. So next time you're out scouting potential fridge-dwellers, keep an eye out for these.
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Have you ever wondered what Steve McQueen would look like with neck tattoos? How about McConaughey with eye tattoos? What about a sleeved Obama? Honestly, we hadn't either, but clearly someone did or else the Shopped Tattoos Tumblr wouldn't exist. We're glad it does, though, because these are awesome.
Yes, this is another watch company launching on Kickstarter, but the crowdsourcing for Canvas Watch Company doesn't end with the platform they chose to launch on. Rather than applying numbers and markers to the face of the watch itself, they're printed on the inside of the sapphire crystal. This gives them a different ... continue reading
Marrying analog and digital technologies hardly ever comes out the way most people intended it to. When it comes to audio, this is incredibly unfortunate because there's nothing quite like the sounds that come out of a tube driven amplifier. At the same time, there's nothing less convenient than being bound to one ... continue reading
Instead of just knocking back beers and counting your chips next time you're playing some cards, why not learn something? The Design Deck features the standard 52 cards each with pieces of useful design information plastered on them so you can grasp the basics of graphic design while you play. From terminology to principles, ... continue reading