by Mark Irwin

 I’m mad about chubbies. My analyst Doc Irwin says it’s because I was chubby as a kid. When everyone else was buying their shrink-to-fit Levi 501s, I was buying Expand-O-Matic Huskies With The Patented Double Knee at Sears & Roebuck. Even in grad school one of my best friends said, “You’re not really chubby—that’s just happy fat. Buddha tummy.” Yeah, right. Read more


The Date of Birth

by Luca di Piazza

The pipe is, and should remain, an object for smoking tobacco. This is an ideal that has always been firmly planted in the mind of the Pipe maker and the small Italian workshops.  The interest of the collectors, who have been prevalent since the dawn of pipe smoking itself, paved the way for the evolution of research and development that would later lead to pipes being marked by both shape and the year in which they were produced. The pinnacle of this kind of research is personified by Limited and Numbered Edition of pipes, which have always been very attractive to all types of smokers and collectors.  Read more