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by Luca di Piazza

Each "Nuvola" is created in a unique athmosphere, in Maurizio's Tombari's workshop. The sequence of imagese composed in this video, gives us the opportunity to dive with Maurizio, for about 5 minutes, in his workshop while a "Nuvola" takes shape. Read more

by Mark irwin

Just before leaving for the sanitarium for a “refresher,” Charles Mundungus called to wish me a happy new year, and somewhere in the course of his prattling said he had just finished a portrait of Rick Newcombe as “Apostle of Pipes.” He didn’t give me time to ask about it before hanging up, but sent me a copy of the painting a few days later after his arrival in Geneva. I am a huge of fan of Newcombe’s books, and Mundungus’ remark got me to thinking. Read more

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by Mark Irwin

In Search of Pipe Dreams originally came out in 2003 (2nd ed., 2006), and in many ways it remains the defining book of what I like to call the hobby’s New Golden Age. If you haven’t read it, you owe it to yourself as either a beginning or experienced pipeman to do so immediately. Go ahead and do yourself another favor and pick up its sequel / companion / continuation, Still Searching for Pipe Dreams (2012) while you’re at it, because with it you can postpone the inevitable “Wow, that’s all? No more?” feeling you’ll get at the end of the first book. Read more

by Luca di Piazza

A few days ago during one of those rare moments of relax on my sofa, watching tv, I suddenly found on Discovery Science Channel a short video showing the construction of a pipe. I was able to see more or less 45 seconds, but I was amazed to realize that it was a Dunhill pipe!! Read more

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by Mark Irwin

Last May at the Chicagoland Pipe Show I met one of my literary heroes: Dr. Bill Unger, who for the past twenty years as “Secretary / Treasurer” (read: editor-in-chief) had quietly overseen the care and growth of The North American Society of Pipe Collectors’ “newsletter,” The Pipe Collector, a unique periodical in the history of pipes and smoking. which is issued six times a year to over one thousand members worldwide.  Read more

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