Tokyo 2018: pipes show and incredible dreams

30 Novembre 2018 | in: events

When you eventually land at Narita airport, you realise that, despite all the information you collected before your departure, nothing could prepare you to what you are going to find yourself facing:

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How to create the greatest pipes show in the world

29 Maggio 2016 | in: events, pipe's stories


The first time you go to the Chicago Pipes Show, you cannot avoid seeing a group of older people unendingly moving through the Pheasant Resort looking like the have something urgent to do. Who are they? – you ask yourself. Exhibitors? Collectors? Keen visitors? …read more →

INTER-TABAC: Tobacco capitalism and “Hallway 7.06”

30 Settembre 2015 | in: events

If you happen to go to Dortmund in September and you are willing to pay € 19 entry (sic!), you could visit Inter-tabac, the greatest international tobacco fair in Europe. …read more →

On the pipes show of St Petersburg 2014

17 Dicembre 2014 | in: events

I dial 1399, but the doorway doesn’t open. I try again, pushing the buttons with more energy. Here it is, green light, the old doorway gets open and now it’s only a matter of strength, because it’s terribly heavy. …read more →

Chicago pipes show 2014: I was there

19 Maggio 2014 | in: events, pipemakers

Taking part in the Chicago Pipe Show is like stepping into a parallel dimension, and I just love science fiction. So, this year I decided to participate too, under the wise guidance of my teacher, Mimmo Romeo, the perfect Dantesque companion in pipe heaven.

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