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This piece of audio art sticks one of its eight legs into the arachnaphobe’s eye while still being gentle on the wallet. Designed and made by Yiwei Zhang, founder of a company called Machine Party, created more than just a metallic sculpture with a Bluetooth speaker for the arthropod’s abdomen. It’s actually a project that involves assembly for the buyer with the required tools included, as well as filling the role of an articulating (though sadly not remote controllable) toy. The strategic conglomeration of nuts, bolts, fasteners, springs, and myriad unidentifiable parts make up an ingenious spider that’s both inviting to touch and a bit menacing to the unprepared. The speaker itself supports Bluetooth 4.2 streaming audio from Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, or PCs and can be removed and used separately for portability or to appease friends who have a predilection solely for furry creatures.

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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.