Pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, espresso and the ‘Lyric Pieces’ from Edvard Grieg

Pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, espresso and the ‘Lyric Pieces’ from Edvard Grieg

Just as I had been taking notes; searching in my memory for possible conceptual connections; considering all the things we might understand under the term 'taste'; and aiming at stretching the experience of the palate towards a multi-censorial bath, a first occurred, as I was given a pouch containing pipe tobacco, but without a name [...]

Betthupferl Pipe

Betthupferl is a German/Austrian term that refers to a sweet something one might get before going to bed. That could be a candy, a cookie or anything to be appreciated as a small joy before going to bed or before falling asleep. It might even be a bed story. 'Bett' means bed and 'hupferl' is 'to hop', [...]

Long Oval Shank Canted Pear by Ed Burak

Herewith I welcome a new acquisition into my modest collection of pipes. Modesty is relative, being happy is not. According to the information I have acquired so far, when Edward Burak bought the Connoisseur Pipe Shop in 1968 he sold his pipes without any markings on them. No dots, no logos, no numbers, no letters. It [...]