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Somewhere between r/mildyinteresting and an episode of 99% Invisible is where you’ll find the collective works of Louise Harpman and Scott Specht, the two people most likely to be considered experts on coffee lids. Using the world’s largest collection of coffee lids—more precisely, “unique, patented, drink-through, disposable hot-beverage lids”—the two set out to document these little marvels of industrial design over the decades they’ve been collecting them in their new book Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture. This oddly compelling tome contains close-up photographs, lively field-guides to their classification system, patent drawings for the most unique designs and an obsessive level of detail about an essential piece of most of our daily lives that is often overlooked except when it fails. You’ll never look at your coffee cup the same way again. Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture will be released on March 13.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.