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Michail Revyagin: In the right place, at the right time & Pipe Smoking Design takes a giant leap forward.

Posted  June 24, 2014  by  David M.

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 article about this pipe maker titled: “Michail Revyagin, Changing The Game”. If [...]

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2014 CHICAGO PIPE SHOW – Picture Report

Posted  June 10, 2014  by  David M.

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 you want to do. Melissa, my fiancee, came with me for her [...]

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Inside the Pipe Photo Contest – Final Round Pictures & More

Posted  May 8, 2014  by  David M.

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 that drive us forward and allow us to evolve ideas and take them to new places. [...]

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The Winners of the ‘Most Creative Pipe Photo’ Contest

Posted  May 5, 2014  by  David M.

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, France, Switzerland, Croatia and many more countries. Our initial marketing did it’s work and thank you to all of you who helped [...]

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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 2

Posted  March 26, 2014  by  David M.

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 estate pipes, you may be missing out. There is a massive [...]

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A Pipe-Maker says that Freehand is Dead!

Future innovation, be it artistic, technological or even philosophical, is born by way of a challenge to conventional thinking. With regards to past artistic challenges, do you remember what Francois Duchamp submitted as “art...
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Visiting Vladimir Grechukin – Photo Essay

I hope you had time to read the previous interview on pipe-maker Vladimir Grechukin. Since I spent a few days with him and his team in St. Petersburg, Russia, you can imagine that I was able to take a lot of pictures during my ...
by David M.
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Vladimir Grechukin – The “New Classics” Master

At 63 years of age, Vladimir Grechukin may in fact have the largest amount of design wisdom that I have ever encountered in any pipe-maker. This statement is not made simply due to the amount of years he has lived but definitel...
by David M.
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Chicago Show 2013 – Show Report

Once again the greatest pipe show on earth has come and gone. Chicago 2013 was the place to see old friends and meet new ones alike. Quite unfortunately, yours truly was unable to attend the event this year but after looking at...
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Exploring Pipe Evolution – Boris Starkov’s Fin

All pipe-makers and their work naturally evolve over time. Things change within their work and sometimes you can literally see the step by step, natural transitions that such an idea takes and you can watch as it slowly evolves...
by David M.
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The Easy Transformation of the Briar Block’s Skin from Wood to something Extraordinary

Its nice to know that if a pipe maker ever becomes flustered with difficult thoughts related to what type of shape they should make next, they can always breath at least a small sigh of relief knowing that we also have the pipe...
by David M.
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Temporary Hiatus Almost Over

Dear Readers, The site has clearly been on a temporary break for some time. Clearly for good reason though. Some of the reasons are connected to the new business venture I am involved in, coupled with a full blown move down to ...
by David M.
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Don’t Smoke Aromatics? Think Again!

    I found my way to the joy of pipe tobacco after many years as a self described cigar aficionado. Rather than starting out as many new pipe smokers do in the world of aromatics, it was a natural progression for me ...
by Chris Garlasco
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Chicago 2012 – Show Report

What an absolutely incredible experience my first Chicago show was and what an absolutely overwhelming experience it was as well. With all the incredible, fun and pleasant experiences I had, side by side with each of them were ...
by David M.
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What is the Best Pricing Strategy for New Pipe-makers to use?

New pipe-makers just entering the business, have to make a living. They work long and hard hours at their craft and for the hours worked, they need to be compensated. If they are however new to the business, how should they app...
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Cornelius Manz – Focusing on his own Voice

Is there a pipe-maker having more fun today than Cornelius Manz? (also spelled Maenz) How can he not be having fun? His pipes are sold out within a few hours of being posted. His re-orders from retailers are occurring at a non-...
by David M.
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Are you a Tobacco Customer or a Hoarder? Who Decides?

Much has been said of late concerning the “hoarding” of popular, hard to come by, brands of tobacco. It seems to have come to somewhat of a crescendo with the significant price increase of Samual Gawith bulk tobacco by some...
by Chris Garlasco
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