Berlin-Boombox

Even if you’re not John Cusack, boomboxes are cool. We gotten past the point of cassette tapes and D-batteries (if they even make these anymore) though, so we need one that works with phones and mp3 players. Unfortunately, finding a boombox that looks as good as the ones from the 80s, and supports modern technology, is easier said than done. That’s why we’re picking up one of these Berlin Boomboxes for the office. Outside of the necessary electronics the boombox is made entirely of cardboard. The printed pieces of cardboard are shipped to you with the electronic bits and then you get to construct your very own Berlin Boombox (no tools or “geek knowledge” necessary). We can’t fathom why anyone would ever want to recycle it, but it’s also recyclable should the need arise.

Laguiole-Oyster-Knife-IF2

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.