Author Archives: Lohcifer

Another JT Cooke

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

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on Another JT Cooke

Singapore Hokkien Mee

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

Posted in Eat Drink Men Women | Comments Off on Singapore Hokkien Mee

It’s Not the Chilli, Stupid!

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

Posted in Eat Drink Men Women | Comments Off on It’s Not the Chilli, Stupid!

What’s that on your Chin?

Oh, you must be salivating over another Sixten Ivarsson‘s pipe! Keep drooling!

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on What’s that on your Chin?

A Sixten Ivarsson Pipe

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.

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on A Sixten Ivarsson Pipe

I thought, I thought…

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

Posted in The Good, the Bad & the Ugly | Comments Off on I thought, I thought…

What Happened to your Apostrophe?

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

Posted in The Good, the Bad & the Ugly | Comments Off on What Happened to your Apostrophe?

Another Pipe by Lee von Erck

Always a pleasure to own a pipe by Lee von Erck; here’s another masterpiece:  

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on Another Pipe by Lee von Erck

2,000-year-old Morta Pipes by Rattrays

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

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on 2,000-year-old Morta Pipes by Rattrays

A New Ropp

Ropp Pipes was started way back by Eugène-Léon Ropp (1830 – 1907) to make cherrywood pipes in 1869. Then probably in 1917 a workshop was acquired by the company in Saint-Claude in the Rue du Plan du Moulin 8 to … Continue reading

Posted in Thank You for Smoking | Comments Off on A New Ropp