Tag Archives: Cool Material

  • Space Candle: A Scented Candle That Smells like Outer Space

    Space Candle: A Scented Candle That Smells like Outer Space

    I was unaware of this before today, but evidently almost every astronaut who has been to outer space describes a distinctive smell immediately upon removing their helmet back inside the ship. The borderline heroes at Cool Material have done the requisite research and created a scented candle that purportedly captures that smell: The Space Candle. […]

  • Mini Crossbow from Uncommon Carry Fires Toothpicks, Matches

    Mini Crossbow from Uncommon Carry Fires Toothpicks, Matches

    Ah, the mighty crossbow, a weapon feared and respected through every corner of the realm for its efficiency, accuracy, and the fact that it makes a cool sound when you fire it. Then, there’s the Mini Crossbow from Uncommon Carry, which also has the potential to be feared and respected throughout the realm, provided it’s […]

  • Book Darts: Small, Precision Bookmark Alternatives

    Book Darts: Small, Precision Bookmark Alternatives

    I wouldn’t have thought an invention as timeless and practical as the bookmark would need to be improved upon, but that’s probably why I’m not a millionaire inventor by now. Book Darts are an alternative to the classic bookmark that allow for greater precision and accuracy in marking where you left off in a book […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Ultimate Candy Bar From Cool Material

    The Ultimate Candy Bar From Cool Material

    At this very moment, I can stick my head out of my window and see disturbingly elaborate Halloween decorations in front of one of the apartments next to mine, so the best holiday of the year must be just around the corner. And the folks at Cool Material have whipped up The Ultimate Candy Bar […]

  • Cinema Lightboxes: Give Your Home a Marquee

    Cinema Lightboxes: Give Your Home a Marquee

    “LEFTOVERS TONIGHT. LIMITED ENGAGEMENT.” That’s an example of the kind of hilarious fun you can have in your very own home with Cinema Lightboxes, which let you display customized marquee-style sign messages at home (I think that might actually have too many characters, though, sorry). Cinema Lightboxes are pretty self-explanatory, as you can see in […]

  • Faribault Woolen Mill US Military Blankets

    Faribault Woolen Mill US Military Blankets

    Incredibly, Faribault Woolen Mill has been creating blankets for the United States military since 1890. These blankets are probably not the most luxurious or comfortable in the world, but they must have some appeal, since now the general public can purchase Faribault Woolen Mill US Military Blankets in two  different varieties. Faribault Woolen Mill US […]

  • Underhill Solid Cologne From Misc. Goods Company

    Underhill Solid Cologne From Misc. Goods Company

    Cologne: Generally a liquid. But the folks at Misc. Goods Company have taken that conventional wisdom and shoved it right into the trashcan along with yesterday’s and this morning’s garbage with Underhill Solid Cologne, a cologne with a consistency more akin to deodorant or any other soft solids you may care to name. The consistency […]

  • NEAT Glass: Optimize Your Liquor

    NEAT Glass: Optimize Your Liquor

    True liquor aficionados (otherwise known in some circles as “alcoholics”) know that it’s not just what you’re drinking that counts, but how you’re drinking it that can make the difference between a one-of-a-kind alcohol experience and just another bender. The NEAT Glass is a drinking glass that’s scientifically engineered to optimize everything you drink out […]