MUJI-Hard-Carry-Travel-Suitcase

We don’t like to do it, but often we sacrifice style for function and cost. Instead of the Restoration Hardware desk we want, we settle for a snap together Ikea model and are left dreaming of the one out of our league. When we come across something that we actually love that is affordable, functional and stylish we tend to get a bit giddy, so we apologize in advance.  WE WANT THIS SUITCASE!!! Okay, we’re good. For under $200, this MUJI case looks minimalistic and sharp and it offers everything we look for in a suitcase.  360-degree turning wheels make navigating busy airports easy and the handlebar is adjustable for whatever your stature. It’s durable and lightweight and perfect for that next week-long business meeting in some exotic locale (Poughkeepsie).

Laguiole-Oyster-Knife-IF2

While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.