In 1981, Nelson Molina was hired by New York City as a sanitation worker. Through his three decade plus tenure that lasted through 2015, Molina would collect items of interest from the trash on his router in East Harlem. This collection of items grew to include over 45,000 unique pieces that were all cataloged and organized to create an unofficial museum of sorts dubbed Treasures in the Trash on the second floor of the M11 garage. Nicolas Heller is a filmmaker that created a short film with the same name–Treasures in the Trash–that chronicles the creation collection of books, video games, toys, art, ephemera and everything else that would become part of the museum. The collection isn’t currently open to the public because it’s part of an active garage, but they hope to get a proper space for it with the help of the film you’re about to watch. Learn more at The Foundation of New York’s Strongest.

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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.