Tag Archives: Cool Material Shop

  • ‘How to Swear: An Illustrated Guide’ by Stephen Wildish

    ‘How to Swear: An Illustrated Guide’ by Stephen Wildish

    From high atop my ivory perch, I’ve noticed an increasingly worrisome trend among my friends and other generational peers: Many of us simply don’t know how to swear. No matter how many f-bombs we drop, or how many profanity-laden tirades we may tweet and delete at 2 in the morning, some people just can’t help […]

  • Not Gonna Happen Coin: For Those Difficult Easy Decisions

    Not Gonna Happen Coin: For Those Difficult Easy Decisions

    You know how sometimes you know the right answer to a question, but you have to ask somebody else in order to solidify it in your mind? Questions like, “should I do laundry today or keep watching House? Even though it’s technically possible for me to do both?” For these situations in life, there is now […]

  • Shower Beer Holder: A Holder … for Your Shower Beer

    Shower Beer Holder: A Holder … for Your Shower Beer

    Ah, the shower beer. A timeless beverage that only seems to grow more flavorful and enjoyable the older one gets. Ideally, you have a loved one in there with you to switch off beer holding duties with, but when that’s impractical or impossible there’s now the Shower Beer Holder.  The Shower Beer Holder is a silicone […]

  • Hair Dust Dry Shampoo

    Hair Dust Dry Shampoo

    I’ve often wondered what would happen to my hair’s lustrous glow and finger-friendly curls if I was stranded out in the desert away from any source of water. Most shampoos require water to activate, and not imaginary mirage water either, but Hair Dust Dry Shampoo is pretty much what it sounds like, and doesn’t need any water […]

  • ‘Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs’

    ‘Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs’

    Everybody’s an amateur photographer these days, but not everybody’s got The Eye – a cursory glance at your Instagram account will bear that out as likely as not. But there is a way to improve, to hone, to refine your skill as a photog, and a new book that purports to help you do that […]

  • Fidget Spinner Pocket Knife by Meteorite

    Fidget Spinner Pocket Knife by Meteorite

    The folks at Meteorite know a good trend when they see one – and so, we now have the inevitable Fidget Spinner Pocket Knife, and at least this version of the idea seems to have some basic safety features built in – no, it does not spin when the blade is unlocked, so you can […]

  • Folding Steak Knife From Kai

    Folding Steak Knife From Kai

    I have a fondness for products that double as sight gags, and it’s been a blue moon since I saw one as funny as the Folding Steak Knife from Kai. I mean, just think of it.  Why in the world would you ever need to unexpectedly produce a steak knife? But, being prepared means expecting […]

  • Minim Playing Cards: Cards Without All the Nonsense

    Minim Playing Cards: Cards Without All the Nonsense

    I can’t even count how many times I’ve been seated at a card game with a few friends, only to throw my hands up in frustration at the overwhelming visual information printed on each and every playing card. “Is this the Jack of Hearts or some kind of modern art piece about hearts?,” I ask […]

  • T-Rex Bottle Opener

    T-Rex Bottle Opener

    For approximately 65.5 million years, the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex roamed the earth as King of the Dinosaurs. Then, he went extinct, only to become every child’s favorite dinosaur in the modern human era. He’s been voiced by John Goodman, turned evil in Jurassic Park, and has basically reigned as the Michael Jackson of dinosaurs for […]

  • Middle Finger Candle: For Rude Candle Lovers

    Middle Finger Candle: For Rude Candle Lovers

    Candles, as I understand them, are intended to create an inviting, comfortable, and soothing atmosphere in one’s home or place of business. But it seems that one might often have other priorities entirely when choosing a candle, and for those times the Middle Finger Candle would be more than appropriate. The first thing I notice when looking […]