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The Messograf Pen

The Messograf Pen

Your average guy uses an an average pen: unremarkable and cheap. It writes, and that's the extent of its talents (maybe you occasionally use it to pen...

Brilliant Ideas I Had While Stoned Notebook

Brilliant Ideas I Had While Stoned Notebook

Some of the greatest creative minds in the world can credit some of their success to a little inhaled inspiration—including Stephen King, Tarantino, and pretty much every musician ever. It’s pretty well known that there’s a link between creativity and cannabis, but unfortun...

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.

Bitches Imma Holla At Notebooks

Bitches Imma Holla At Notebooks

Notebooks come in handy for all kinds of things—like making to-do lists or remembering brilliant ideas—but they’re also convenient for jotting down phone numbers. Sometimes it’s just a lot quicker and easier to pull out a notebook then to fumble with your phone. But inste...

The Hemingwrite Allows For Distraction-Free Writing

The Hemingwrite Allows For Distraction-Free Writing

Back in the day, you could lock the door, saddle up to a typewriter, and write the next great American novel. Then technology reared its distraction-riddled head and focusing on writing became an arduous task. The Hemingwrite is here to help you focus on writing just like Papa H...

The Move Mini Bolt-Action Pen

The Move Mini Bolt-Action Pen

Kickstarter pens and an EDC load out go together like peanut butter and jelly around these parts. Actually, we go one step further than that. No EDC kit is complete without a quality pen. A lot of the really good options you have for writing instruments these days are based on, o...

EDC Pen

EDC Pen

Spend enough time using anything and you're bound to come up with some little improvements and tweaks the original creator didn't think of. When independent designers are pumping out pens on Kicstarter at the frenetic pace they are, it becomes even more relevant. This is especial...

Muji Compact Aluminum Pens

Muji Compact Aluminum Pens

Muji makes just about everything, and they do a damn fine job with every single piece. It should come as no surprise to you that the pen obsessed Editors at Cool Material are most excited right now about their new line of Compact Aluminum Pens. Each one of the available options (...

Triumvir Tri-Color Pen

Triumvir Tri-Color Pen

We already have plenty of pens from Kickstarter. They run the gamut in materials, operating mechanisms, colors and cost. We're buying the Triumvir anyways because a) we have to collect them all, and b) we don't have a tri-color pen from Kickstarter. It's actually kind of baffling...

Notebook Beard

Notebook Beard

We're not all blessed with a glorious beard. This includes most women, babies, and guys who just have a hard time growing out a perfect face sweater. Luckily, now you don't have to. The Notebook Beard is a lined pocket notebook that opens up to give everyone access to a fully gro...

Pens of Kickstarter

Pens of Kickstarter

Thanks to Kickstarter, putting pen to paper is hardly a thing of the past. In all fairness it never really went away, but Kickstarter helped put lots of cool options in our hands, bags and desk drawers. They all have a few things in common: they're better than anything you'd find in a big box store; they're pricier than a crate of BICs and they're generally made out of a durable material like aluminum or brass. Here are some of our favorites.

FriXion Erasable Pens

FriXion Erasable Pens

Erasable pens aren't new. Good erasable pens are. Most of the ones you can find at your local drug store are junk and leave clear evidence of your writing after you've "erased" the ink. These Pilot FriXion Erasale Pens finally get the idea right. The thermo-sensitive ink in the d...

Titanium Bolt Action Pen

Titanium Bolt Action Pen

A good pen is an investment. Unfortunately, that investment is usually in a writing instrument that is, as best we can put it, "stuffy." The Titanium Bolt Action pen is not. Designed by Rainer Wenning and knifemaker Thomas Braunagel, the Titanium Bolt Action Pen is as fine a writ...

RETRAKT Click Pen

RETRAKT Click Pen

Karas Kustoms knows hows to make a custom pen. The Render K was good. The Bolt was great. It was only a matter of time before they came out with another pen that we needed to add to the stable. That time is now. That pen is the RETRAKT. It's somewhere between the Render K (knurle...

Word. Notebooks - Fresh Series

Word. Notebooks - Fresh Series

The new Fresh Series from our brand, Word. Notebooks, sports a bit of a warm weather feel for summer. The four new styles (Green Leaf, Tan Leaf, Red Floral, and Blue Floral) are perfect for jotting notes poolside or while kicking back on summer vacation. Each sports the unique bu...

Faber-Castell Design Pencils with Grip Dots

Faber-Castell Design Pencils with Grip Dots

How many times have you been jotting down notes when out of nowhere, your pencil flies out of your hand? Countless, right? Okay, so you might not need grip dots to keep your pencil in check, but that doesn't change the fact that these Design Pencils from Faber-Castell look mighty...