Eclectic-Interiors-Pipe-Shelving

We’ve talked about industrial pipe shelving before, but it still continues to intrigue us. Repurposing home building materials (or anything at Home Depot, really) for use as design centerpieces is something most men consider themselves to be adept at, but there’s a line. We know we could take a trip to the local hardware emporium and pick up everything we need to build these shelves ourselves, but we’re probably not going to. Once you get done figuring out the precise lengths, the pieces required, the tools necessary and going to five different stores (you know they’re going to be out of the one corner piece you need) you actually have to put the damned things together. All of these things require time that we really don’t have. We’d much rather just buy the pieces from Eclectic Interiors, bust out the level and the DeWalt, mount it and open the beer. Call it laziness if you want, but we look at it as quality time spent doing other things.

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.