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Cuckoo clocks normally look like they belong in small cottages owned by elderly grandmothers residing in the Austrian Alps. These, however, are not your normal cuckoo clocks. Guido Zimmerman, a German artist, created a collection of Brutalist cuckoo clocks entitled “Cuckoo Blocks” that we’d love to toss on the wall in our living room, which is definitely not a living room owned by an old lady in the Black Forest. Drawing inspiration from city life, the clocks boast a distinctly more urban feel than the German and Swiss clocks of old. Unfortunately the clocks aren’t for sale, but you can view more of Zimmerman’s work at his website.  

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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.