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Zeiss External iPhone Lenses

Zeiss External iPhone Lenses

If you're not familiar with Zeiss, they've been making optical systems ever since Carl Zeiss founded the company over a century and a half ago. They've made camera lenses for manufacturers ranging from Hasselblad and Rollei to Leica and Ricoh, so it's fair to say they know a thin...

Squarespace Makes It Easy to Share Your Passion with the World

Squarespace Makes It Easy to Share Your Passion with the World

Make 2016 the year you finally turn that website idea into reality. Don’t worry, you don’t need coding classes or boring textbooks. Squarespace is the website publishing platform that allows anyone to easily create beautiful websites, blogs, portfolios, and e-commerce stores without touching a line of code. Not only that, you’ll get a personal domain and free hosting with every account, apps that allow you to monitor and update your site on the go, a free professional logo, and live support, 24/7. With Cover Pages, you can even create an easy to use single page website. Plus, as a Cool Material reader, you can save 10% off your first purchase with code COOLMATERIAL.

Darth Vader Doing Everyday Things

Darth Vader Doing Everyday Things

Pawel Kadysz is a designer from Poland that has an eye for beautiful websites, interfaces and... Darth Vader. Kadysz latest series is a once a day project that depicts the dark lord of Tatooine doing the things we all do on a regular basis. Pumping iron. Operating a Dyson. Devour...

The 7 Best Cameras to Get You Back Into Film

The 7 Best Cameras to Get You Back Into Film

News Flash: Film is making a comeback, and in a very big way. You watched it happen with vinyl, and now you’re slowly watching it happen with film. But is it really that shocking? Just as people learned that analog sounds better with music, it also often looks better with photo...

The Light L16 Is 16 Cameras in One

The Light L16 Is 16 Cameras in One

To carry 16 cameras around with you, you'd need a backpack the size of a piece of checked luggage—or you'd need the new Light L16. The revolutionary camera actually packs 16 individual cameras within it. It's the world's first multi-aperture computational camera. When you take...

Photos Mixing Star Wars and Real Life

Photos Mixing Star Wars and Real Life

Thomas Dagg is a Canadian photographer that shoots for everyone from BMW to The Guardian with subject matters ranging from Benedict Cumberbatch to the frozen tundra. Dagg, a huge fan of Star Wars from the time he was kid, created a series of work that seamlessly blends iconic Sta...

New Polaroid Instant Print Camera

New Polaroid Instant Print Camera

As much as we love the images that come out of our DSLRs, or the convenience of our phone cameras, there's still something to be said for the instant print gratification that we remember from the days of Polaroid. Recalling the whole point, shoot, print experience isn't going to ...

The Minimal Japanese Airport Terminal

The Minimal Japanese Airport Terminal

If you're flying to Tokyo, it doesn't matter if you land at Haneda or Narita, both can be fairly chaotic. However, perhaps there's a bit of hope for the latter thanks to the work of Nikken Sekkei, a Japanese architecture studio. The team redid one of the terminals for about hal...

Leica Q

Leica Q

Leica has a cult-like following even Steve Jobs era Apple couldn't match. Which is a good thing since, like the aforementioned Cupertino king, their goods don't come cheap. So while you might get sticker shock looking at the new Leica Q, just know it might be the greatest Leica y...