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While this chair looks like something you’d find in a Restoration Hardware showroom, its story is actually far more interesting. This is the work of Lucas Munoz, a Netherlands-based designer who turned to steel ventilation tubing to craft pieces of furniture. Part of the Objects From Interstitial Space collection, this chair is predominately composed of steel pipes and elbow connectors, and it’s finished with a copper seat that Munoz curved by hand. Then he attached everything using aluminum rivets, keeping the all metal appearance intact. The idea was to take something that normally functions behind the scenes (ventilation tubing) and bring it into the living room. While you can’t buy the Tubular chair, you can go to your local Home Depot and have a go at it. 

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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.