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Think about the last time you went to Home Depot. Did you walk out with a bill less than $100? Probably not. What can we say, it’s the male version of Target. The cost for materials and tools and plants (this is why you don’t bring her) always seems to add up to some number much larger than what you had originally intended. Which is why we can totally respect the price tag on Robolamps. Sure, it’s a bunch of carefully cut and painted components that you yourself could probably buy from Home Depot. You might even be able to put it together yourself. But you’re definitely not gonna spend less than they cost and they probably won’t look as cool as these Croatian masterpieces. They look like lamps robots from Lost In Space and since they’re technically functional you can claim them on your taxes. Or your spousal expense report.





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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.