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We’ve been fans of vintage light fixtures for quite some time, but the price was always a huge barrier to entry for us. If we can rip down some drywall, mount brand new recessed cans and put bulbs in them for a couple hundred bucks, why should something that’s as old as we are command an equivalent price? Schoolhouse Electric & Supply finally has a lamp that’s as attractive aesthetically as it is monetarily. The Lift Lamp comes in six different finishes with five different twisted cloth cord options and an old school Edison Triple Loop light bulb. The big box alternatives that you’re probably going to pay more for anyway just aren’t anywhere near as cool as this.

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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.