Robb Design Portfolio: Power Puff

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Designing a metal pipe that does not burn a smoker’s hand may not be as challenging as making a 16-cylinder engine that generates 987 hp, but it is an engineering feat nonetheless. When Integral Logistics, a Sunrise, Fla., company, secured the rights to create Bugatti smoking accessories in 2000, its executives wanted to offer humidors, lighters, and other items that were as striking as the Bugatti Veyron that Volkswagen was then developing, but not as potentially hazardous as a 250 mph supercar. For the aluminum-bodied pipe, Integral fashioned an acrylic bowl lined with industrial ceramic that insulates the bowl and keeps the metal cool. The cedar humidor, which holds 100 cigars and measures 18.5 inches wide, 13 inches long, and 6 inches deep, is covered with 15 coats of lacquer that protect the wood as well as the humidor itself preserves its contents.

Photo by Mark French
Hanyu Ichiro’s Card Series is a full deck of single malts from a famous but shuttered distillery…
This delectable pinot from Central California has a touch of sweetness and an acidic finish…
The world’s longest-serving malt master has masterfully combined some of the Balvenie’s top stocks…
A blend of 26-year-old Scotch whisky from two bygone distilleries keeps their legacy alive…
Fifth-generation winemaker Joseph Wagner crafts a Burgundian beauty from three California counties…
Fight through the bourbon shortage with these overproof whiskeys…
Even though the spirit contains tequilas up to 49 months old, it is completely translucent…
The whiskey was aged for 17 years in three different environments…
The new Scotch comes from one of Scotland’s oldest and smallest distilleries…
Photo by Thomas M. Barwick INC
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