Brion Paul

Brion Paul

STORIES BY Brion Paul

ReadHistory of Letterpress Printing

History of Letterpress Printing

The first printing presses were hand-operated and remained so for the first 350 years

ReadHot Smoking: Taste and Memory

Hot Smoking: Taste and Memory

From the smoldering smell of a freshly extinguished match, whisking you back

ReadYacon & Its History

Yacon & Its History

One of the most effective superfoods of modern times is the Yacon root

ReadCanvas: An Innovative Fabric

Canvas: An Innovative Fabric

Canvas refers to a heavy-duty weave of fabric, a plain weave as opposed to a more complex

ReadNaugahyde’s Narrative

Naugahyde’s Narrative

Nothing better evokes the post WWII optimism and better-living-through-chemistry ideology

ReadHorn Spoon

Horn Spoon

One of nature’s very useful materials, horn (whether from ox, buffalo, stag, ram or bison)

ReadPorcelain

Porcelain

Its hardness, translucency, high resistance to heat, distinctively deep white color and

ReadSeersucker

Seersucker

The brightly colored cotton fabric associated with Southern gentlemen, J. Crew catalogs and

ReadMezcal

Mezcal

While a bikini-clad, shot-chugging, glut of Spring Breaking tequilas dominate the popular