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Just when you thought Ikea’s offerings largely amounted to assembly-required furniture designed to challenge you even when you’re sober, they’ve revealed a new product born from their partnership with audio product manufacturer Sonos in the form of the Symfonisk bookshelf speaker. Upon first glance, though it’s certainly handsome in its own right, it looks conventionally rectangular, albeit a bit longer than a typical small speaker. But turn it on its side, and it can act as a wall-mounted nightstand or shelf. In fact, the Symfonisk has already won a 2019 RED Dot award. Though material and capability details have yet to be revealed, preliminary photos reveal different shapes from rounded to straight edges, as well as a range of colors will be available. The Symfonisk will be officially unveiled on April 9th, and full specs and pricing are forthcoming. The best part? There’s nothing to put together.

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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.