Day Maker

Mornings suck. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. The first thing you hear are those soul-crushing beeps of your alarm clock. Just the sound of your alarm at any point during the rest of your day will send a shiver down your hunched over spine. The guys at HabitCo are trying to change that whole “Maybe I can just call out sick?” feeling with Day Maker. We have to admit, the alarm-meets-toaster design is a bit bizarre and quirky, but if it helps us get the day going, we’re down. Set the alarm on your iPhone in either the standard iPhone clock or Day Maker app and push it down like you would a piece of whole wheat. When it pops up, so will you (or snooze by pushing it back down like if you wanted some extra burnt toast). No word yet on how it cooks our bacon.

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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.