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West Coast Pipe Show 2014 Show Report

Posted  December 1, 2014  by  David M.

For yours truly, the 2014 West Coast Pipe Show was only a 24-hour affair. I flew in on Friday night & flew out on Saturday evening. Even in that short time I was able to pack a ton of pipe fun in so as you can imagine, I had a grin on my face from [...]

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West Coast Pipe Show Pipe Haul, What I Purchased, All US-made Pipes

Posted  November 12, 2014  by  David M.

I don’t usually write about the pipes I buy at a show. Today though, I will use it as an excuse to write about some briar Most of the time I try to only buy high grade pipes. What is the definition of a high grade? I won’t go too deep but essentially it is [...]

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Prepare to enjoy a World of Smoking Pipe Wonder, brought to us by Christian Wolfsteiner of Tarock Briar

Posted  October 31, 2014  by  David M.

I introduce the German abstract pipe maker Christian Wolfsteiner through another German abstract artist, Mr. Paul Klee. Paul Klee is very famous for making some of the most profound abstract art our eyes have seen to date. Paul created some of the most odd, unique, full of new visual delight paintings that were both haunting, [...]

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How to Visually Explain our Favorite Pipe Makers Design Styles

Posted  October 29, 2014  by  David M.

Part of the joy of pipe collecting & pipe smoking is seeing the vast range of different pipe design styles that our artisan’s and craftsmen bring to the table. Some styles stay the same and are timeless classics that are often repeated. Some styles are brand new and they take the craft forward in giant [...]

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Focus in on & learn about the Independent & Edgy Spirit of the new ‘Indie Pipe Economy’

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  David M.

All of us have been amazed at the hundreds of new wood workers & pipe makers flooding the market in recent years. Large Pipe Retailers have been scooping the best ones up as fast as they come in. The pipe carvers the large retailers grab are the “lucky ones”. Once in a large retailers trophy [...]

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West Coast Pipe Show 2014 Show Report

For yours truly, the 2014 West Coast Pipe Show was only a 24-hour affair. I flew in on Friday night & flew out on Saturday evening. Even in that short time I was able to pack a ton of pipe fun in so as you can imagine, I ha...
by David M.
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West Coast Pipe Show Pipe Haul, What I Purchased, All US-made Pipes

I don’t usually write about the pipes I buy at a show. Today though, I will use it as an excuse to write about some briar Most of the time I try to only buy high grade pipes. What is the definition of a high grade? I won&...
by David M.
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Al Pascia
 

Prepare to enjoy a World of Smoking Pipe Wonder, brought to us by Christian Wolfsteiner of Tarock Briar

I introduce the German abstract pipe maker Christian Wolfsteiner through another German abstract artist, Mr. Paul Klee. Paul Klee is very famous for making some of the most profound abstract art our eyes have seen to date. Paul...
by David M.
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Al Pascia
 

How to Visually Explain our Favorite Pipe Makers Design Styles

Part of the joy of pipe collecting & pipe smoking is seeing the vast range of different pipe design styles that our artisan’s and craftsmen bring to the table. Some styles stay the same and are timeless classics that ...
by David M.
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Focus in on & learn about the Independent & Edgy Spirit of the new ‘Indie Pipe Economy’

All of us have been amazed at the hundreds of new wood workers & pipe makers flooding the market in recent years. Large Pipe Retailers have been scooping the best ones up as fast as they come in. The pipe carvers the large ...
by David M.
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Tonni Nielsen – Learn why this Danish Freehand Masters Innovative Techniques make him one of the Most Diverse Pipe Makers in the World today.

  You remember the type of guy in high school who was not very talkative? The kind of guy who kept mostly to himself. Quietly walking through the halls. You’d notice that guy in class ever so often but you never really i...
by David M.
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Michail Revyagin: In the right place, at the right time & Pipe Smoking Design takes a giant leap forward.

The roots of this pipe maker’s story begin about 6 years ago. Back then it became apparent to me that this pipe maker was doing something that I could not ignore. Four Years ago, almost to the day, I decided to write an a...
by David M.
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2014 CHICAGO PIPE SHOW – Picture Report

Another amazing time was had at Chicago this year. Such an enormous show. So many friends to see. So many new pipe-makers to meet. The most difficult fact related to the show is that there is never enough time to do all that yo...
by David M.
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Inside the Pipe Photo Contest – Final Round Pictures & More

Creativity is the act of taking a traditional rule, idea, concept, known pattern, known relationship etc… and taking it to a new place of interpretation. We have our traditional views on one end and then we have the views...
by David M.
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The Winners of the ‘Most Creative Pipe Photo’ Contest

The response to the contest was absolutely amazing. We had 152 submissions from 38 different countries. Pipe-smokers from all over the world participated in this contest. We had submissions from Korea, Germany, China, Canada, ...
by David M.
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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 2

This is a continuation of where we left off last week with Part 1 – which can be read here, if you need to start from the beginning. Brief intro again: If all you have been doing is looking at & only buying older esta...
by David M.
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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 1

If all you have been doing is looking at & only buying older estate pipes, you may be missing out. There is a massive re-imagining of what pipe design is & what it can be, taking place right now. It’s pace is noth...
by David M.
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