di Mark Irwin

Back in March, David over at one of the most intellectually and aesthetically sophisticated pipe-smokers blogs going,, launched “The Most Creative Pipe Photo Contest, which I heard about through Neill Archer Roan’s A Passion for Pipes blog.  In addition to walking away with some nice pipe-prize money, the winners, he wrote, would have their photos displayed in an exhibition at this year’s Chicagoland Pipe Show. If you haven’t seen the winners yet, quit reading this and go over to his site. You’ll be agog with delight. Leggi di più

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di Mark Irwin

So today was the Big Show, which just this second closed (5pm).  There was so much going on that it’s impossible to capture more than a fragment of it. We headed over to our base, the Neatpipes Table, before moving around the exhibitors’ tables, which took about 3 ½ hrs going at a leisurely, steady pace. Leggi di più