- Freyr: Paws-itively Purr-fect!
- Three-inch Murder Weapon
- Walking on Eggshells
- Too Many Encounters with Men and Women in White
- Crowdfunded Products? Thanks, but No Thanks!
- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
Monthly Archives: May 2010
Got myself another nose warmer – a giant Bjarne Nielsen. The company was founded in 1973 and became Denmark’s largest pipe manufacturer of 100% hand made pipes. Bjarne Nielsen pipes are hand made using the highest quality Grecian and Calabrian … Continue reading
Added another meerschaum pipe to my collection – this is my second pipe from Best Meerschaums. The picture doesn’t do it justice though – the pipe is huge just like the Calabash I acquired from them not long ago. It … Continue reading
I just cannot understand those towel heads! Why cover the face but expose the base? What’s the point?
Fast forward to 2002 – I was much older then but still very much a sucker. That year Montblanc launched 2,002 Qing Dynasty fountain pens, each with a delicately engraved jade cap, gold-plated mountings and18-karat gold nib. I bought one. … Continue reading
In 1992 Montblanc launced 20,000 Hemingway fountain pens and 30,000 Hemingway ballpoint pens. Though made only of coral red and dark brown precious resin (translation: plastic), they cost quite a bit during those days because of the gold-plated mountings and … Continue reading
I have been collecting antique bond certificates for over 30 years now. This is the picture of an antique bond certificate. It is a large (14”x21”) beautiful certificate printed in red. The picture doesn’t really do it justice. It is … Continue reading
Many believe that in order to deal with the Chinese we should all learn Chinese. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anil Gupta INSEAD’s Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and Haiyan Wang, managing partner of the China India Institute … Continue reading
Jane March wore one in The Lover, Michael Caine wore one in the last Batman movie, The Dark Knight and now Sean Connery is seen wearing one in a Louis Vuitton ad. I wear one too. I’m talking about the … Continue reading
Some of the best Italian restaurants can be found in Tokyo, helmed by Italian-speaking Japanese chefs with Michelin stars. You don’t have to go to Tokyo to experience all that. Now there’s OChre at Orchard Central with a chef young … Continue reading