House of Staunton v. Jimmy Choo
I need a new chess board. After doing my chessercisezes (strange word) I've seen that I am due for an upgrade. Well, really a downgrade as the set that I've got is glass and nice but I think that I would prefer something a little less fragile.
Shopping for chess sets is like shopping for shoes. Sure, you KNOW that you are buying it to serve a purpose. But, then you get caught up in the beauty of the artwork of it all. Each set that I look at is as appealing as the last. Ohhh, this reminds me why I'm not one of those girls that shop all of the time (or have a closet full of unworn shoes). I've spent an hour looking at tournament sets and intricate handcraft sets, and I'm unsure if I should go for practicality or beauty.
Oh, if only I were a millionare and could have a chess set in each room of my house (and people to play them constantly).