Archivist in The Wall Street Journal

‘Counterintuitively, the Chinoiserie crab illustration on this set of matches renders them extra-sensible. Think about it: While a standard cardboard matchbox gets buried in a junk draw, this imported letterpress-printed one is more likely to be left out on a mantle or credenza, where it can sit pretty, conveniently at hand. Ideal for your menorah-lighting or candle-crazy friend, the approximately 125 matches, each nearly 4 inches long, will last many more than eight nights and prevent burned fingertips.’

Extra-sensible. Not a pair of words commonly associated with Archivist Gallery, but we are rather fond of ┬áThe Wall Street Journal’s take on our luxury matches…


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