When you hear someone say “They don’t make them like they used to”, too often it’s not a rueful reminiscence, but a brutally truthful statement of fact. Most things are not made like they once were, not with the finest materials, not by hand, not with passion, not with laborious time-intensive attention to detail and craftsmanship. Today, when one comes across something that is superbly designed, beautifully made and not compromised in any way at all, it comes as a bit of a surprise. A wonderful occurrence that reminds us the right way is still alive and well. That reminds us not to settle. That reminds us to raise our expectations.