Learning to tell the time is one of the first important life skills any of us tackles, but the Albert Clock makes the tried and true hands method pointless because it forces you to calculate the time. It’s a digital clock that mounts easily to the wall, but actually telling the time is going to require you to do some math calculations. Oh yeah, and there are four different difficulty levels depending on your threshold for pain. Take 8:31 a.m. for instance. At Level 1 it’s displayed as 4+4 hours 32-1 mins. Level 2 is 2×4 hours 58-27 mins. Level 3: 23-15hours 1+5x6mins. And finally, Level 4: 9/3+5hours 5×8-9mins. We’re not saying the math is incredibly difficult, but remembering PEMDAS prior to coffee in the morning when you’re scrambling to figure out if you’re late for work will absolutely keep you on your toes. The sleek Albert Clock is built with an MDF base and hand-painted with a multi-layer matte laquer in Scholar Red, Lucid White or Concrete Grey.


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.