I’m obsessed with this!

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I found these great images of smokers from the 1940’s – 1960’s in the LIFE archive. We all know about the health issues associated with smoking, but these images make smoking look really cool!

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At Keens Steakhouse

Smoking tie from my Fall 2009 collection.  Made by hand in New York City.

Smoking tie from my Fall 2009 collection. Made by hand in New York City.

Antique Meerschaum Pipes

January 2, 2009

I found these beautiful hand carved antique meerschaum pipes on Ebay and Google Images.  I love all of the detail in these carvings.

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Lida & the Swan

Lida & the Swan

Elephant

Elephant

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Dogs

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By S. Yanik - Devil & Skull

By S. Yanik - Devil & Skull

This one dates to 1867

This one dates to 1867

Lion Head

Lion Head

Woman from France

Woman from France