As I am typing this (it's Wednesday), Adam, our resident foodie, is cookin' up turkeys and ham for our company Thanksgiving, or "Worksgiving" as I like to call it. Later today we'll feast on a smorgasbord of meat, stuffing, casseroles, desserts, and all manner of cranberry-themed goodness (including a cranberry-horseradish cream I'm contributing to the event). We'll be sure to get pics up soon - maybe there will even be a few of myself in a food-coma.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, as you may know this year the American version of the holiday falls on Thursday of next week, which of course coincides with our second update. We'll be updating the site a day early on Wednesday, November 21, instead, so no need to peek under the dinner table at your smartphone, or sneak off to a computer to see what's new.
As for this week's Thursday update, we're releasing into the wild pipes by J. Alan and a few pieces from J&J. What's interesting about this pairing is that it allows us a small glimpse into the young-American pipe scene. Jeff Gracik, a.k.a. J. Alan, is an established and well-respected maker, and his pipes in this update showcase quite a range of what he is capable of doing. John and Jared, the dynamic duo behind J&J, are up and coming in the American scene, and while it is said Jeff has played a great role in their mentorship, the two have quickly established their own "voice", and we're proud to offer their work.
We also have great new pipes from Ashton, Cavicchi, L'Anatra, Randy Wiley, Winslow, Nording, Savinelli, and Peterson. Lastly but not leastly, if you happen to be in the mood for something vintage, check out the seventy-plus estates on offer.
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