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While we don’t collect anywhere near enough stamps to consider ourselves real collectors or members of a Philatelic Society, we can definitely appreciate great pieces of tiny art. The United States Postal Service has done quite a few interesting collaborative pieces over the years like the Eames stamps and the recent 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 stamps. Those classics will now be joined by four stamps released in collaboration with the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx. The pane of 20 stamps is divided into four separate repeating pieces that feature the four elements of hip hop: MCing,  b-boying, DJing and graffiti art. Each one of the bold, digitally tinted images on the stamps are intended to appear in motion by being rendered in a vivid yellow, black, green and red color scheme that kind of has the appearance of a 3D-image seen without the special glasses. The Universal Hip Hop Museum x USPS Forever Stamps will be unveiled digitally today with a physical roll-out to follow after.

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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.