Author Archives: Lohcifer
JT Cooke is famous for his beautiful deep, and very unique sandblasts. He has developed a technique using several separate blasting procedures to bring out and emphasize the unique characteristics of the briar. No wonder Jim is often referred to … Continue reading
This is good old-fashioned Singapore Hokkien Mee or Hokkien Noodles started by Hokkien people. (Most of the Chinese here are Hokkiens, originally from what is now referred to as Fujian province.) It’s not a very complicated dish – yellow noodles … Continue reading
Overheard a chef talking about his favorite food on the radio yesterday. People assume that chefs know what is good food so it is only natural that people are curious to find out where they go to eat. So there … Continue reading
Oh, you must be salivating over another Sixten Ivarsson‘s pipe! Keep drooling!
If you have never heard of Sixten Ivarsson (1910-2001), then you don’t know anything about pipes. Sixten Ivarsson’s pipes are considered The Holy Grail of pipes.
Many people, when coming across an idea or a subject, mentally race ahead to conclude whatever picture they have in their minds. Example: I said “I heard durian prices…” and before I could finish, the person to whom I was … Continue reading
Bad English speakers proliferate my world. I hear more and more people dropping the apostrophe when referring to someone or something related or belonging to a person. I hear people saying “Daniel mother” instead of “Daniel’s mother” and “Daniel pipes” … Continue reading
Always a pleasure to own a pipe by Lee von Erck; here’s another masterpiece:
Charles Rattray opened his pipe and tobacco store in Perth, Scotland in 1903. The company is now owned by Kohlhase & Kopp of Germany. Rattrays pipes are made in England, France and Italy. These two pipes pictured above, made from 2,000-year old … Continue reading