Illusione / mj 12
Have just come to realise that this pipe has been inviting me for months, while it intimidates me.
Every second Tuesday of the month we meet, smoke our pipes and share either our tobacco - often newly discovered beauties for the nose and palate - or share the aesthetics of a pipe we love or have just acquired, while some might bring pipes, tobacco and accessories to sell as well. One of the members [...]
Even where and how an ash is laid to rest is important.
This is the ONE reason I was in a hurry to reach the country I have been wanting to visit since 1985 - the year I went to Europe for the very first time and decided, the next year I would visit Japan. Many things happened since - one of them being that around 2009 [...]
As I have done for several cigars and pipes in the past 3 years, today I suddenly took out my iPhone to document the smoking of a pipe I just acquired, while walking. One thing is the joy of tasting and puffing on a nicely designed piece of wood that has been stuffed with finely [...]
In Gouda, Holland, there has been a long tradition of pipe making out of clay. It all started with the factory of the firm Zenith through Pieter van der Want in 1749, as he became master pipe maker of the Gouda pipemakers' guild. The life of the company stretches in succession from father to son over eight [...]