Clean, modern, vibrant minimalism is what we have come to expect of Mr. Lobnik and when I see pieces like this I feel excited all over again by the world of pipes. "Why?," some may ask. Because I see this pipe as exemplary of great engineering, affording great comfort and eminent smokeability. Because I see a pipe the shaping of which is informed by the rich melting-pot culture which we pipe smokers inhabit, with nods and hat-tips to the Danes, Japanese and Russians. Because I see a pipe which has shaken off any hint of obstinence or stuffiness and offers a playful and unique perspective on the Dublin persona. This is a pipe indicative that new and good things are afoot.