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Sure those DoDo iPad cases are the hottest thing on the market right now, like some kind of Tickle Me Elmo for adults. But frankly, we prefer a handmade leather case like these from Etsy seller Julie Boyles. It’s not trying to be something it isn’t (a Moleskine), and instead just works really well as being a stylish, classic, beautiful piece of leather working. To be honest, it’s almost cooler than the iPad itself. Cases come in both horizontal and vertical formats, and in a variety of leather dyes and textures, from simple brown to the distressed burgundy. We also like the idea of supporting the little guy… or gal in this sense, who makes all of these on her own, by hand.

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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.