Today’s modern tobacco products have come a long way since the early headshop years when smoking paraphernalia sold behind the counter headed for the whimsical and sometimes downright weird. It is not uncommon these days for the talents behind a wide variety of contemporary pipes, accessories, and merchandise to be the same designers or artists in charge of your favorite housewares or furnishings – aesthetic objects worth taking outdoors stay. Below are ten of our current favorites Smoking accessories which pack in a remarkable amount of good design.
Cache Jar from Tetra
We can always count on the smoking accessory brand Tetra to offer the best design for some leisure time out. Their colorful, handcrafted Cache Jars are easy and safe to store, available in two sizes and three colors, each designed by Henry Julier and Pete Oyler (green and purple glasses are opaque glass, while the small blue glass is a bit more transparent). With an opaque surface with a silicone seal, the jars are designed to protect their contents from prying eyes, prying hands and excessive moisture / dryness.
Miwak Junior Mixed Clay Pipe
Miwak Junior – a ceramist couple who work in their home studio Echo Park, making sculptures, accessories and pipes inspired by “pre-Columbian cultures, space wonders and the clean minimalism of Japanese design” – are the talent behind this beautiful little piece, a pipe reminiscent of a favorite river stone plucked from the bank, tucked in to take home with the curious delight of a child.
Yew yew triangle glass pipe
Yew Yew’s triangular pipes are one of our favorite designs even when they are not filled with a favorite variety. They are perfect for enjoying a few puffs before heading out into the evening. Place one of these triangular glass tubes near a window or a lamp and they will catch the light to cast shadows in electrified colors on the other side, a cute wedge that will even delight as a decorative object.
Session Goods water pipe
Borosilicate glass hookahs often look more like laboratory equipment than something you would bring for a social occasion. Fortunately, Session Goods’ interpretation of the water pipe is much more modern and sophisticated, not just aesthetically but with a love of details like the pipe’s high-quality 4mm thick glass and an angled mouthpiece next to a molded recess over the pipe for a secure grip while take a tip.
Rolling Tray Insert Flower by Edie Parker
Even with practice, preparing your own smoke – grinding, loading, rolling – inevitably creates a bit of chaos. You can use a simple old tray as a dedicated surface designed to accommodate faulty floors, but what fun is it? If you want the next level aesthetically and functionally, this tie-dye style acrylic tray insert is just the thing. With a large space to pack and roll, along with a slot for a grinder and space for up to five fumes, this is the cannabis equivalent of mise en place.
The Gravitron from GRAV
GRAV calls this the world’s first all-glass gravity bong, but you might fool others that this captivating glassware was designed to hold and display a premium spirit out of its nifty, decanter-like silhouette. Designed for heavy rackets, the 11 tall bong produces a significant and dense amount of smoke per charge and delivers good times with good design.
Cinnamon Projects Series 01 Incense Discovery Box
The lingering smell of repeated sessions may be something you don’t want to accumulate in a room. A smoking set is the solution, a smoker’s companion who wanders into every corner to keep the ambience inviting. We like the 7 o’clock box from Cinnamon Projects with 25 sticks for their morning meditative combination of scents, with each stick designed for just under half an hour.
Pax Era Life + LEUNE Hot Pod with honey
The latest release from LEUNE is an invigorating sweet and spicy affair that ignites the taste buds and nose before inducing an energetic and creative state. Designed for the life of the Pax era and released to celebrate Pride, LEUNE’s efforts towards a more just and just society are not just marketed window dressing. The net proceeds of this limited edition cartridge will be donated to Equality CA, the nation’s largest LGBTQ + civil rights organization with over 900,000 members.
Z’s Life ZBook
These papers are the definition of extra – pocket-sized books filled with 50 king-size sheets of paper, decorated with metallic and glitter editions that tell everyone: “Let the good times roll!” They are a perfect combination with the self-rolled bags with pre-ground flowers from Stone Road when you want to wrap a relaxing roll yourself. The Venice, California-based cannabis brand also donates 10% of its June profits to the LGBTQ Freedom Fund, a group that pays bail for members of the LGBTQ + community in US prisons and immigration facilities.
Glass House Farms x Emily Eizen Collaboration
Like many cannabis brands, Glass House Farms also offers goods and clothing to complement and communicate their brand’s culture and ethos … literal marketing on the backs of their loyal customers. While most of their merchandise is tastefully low-key and relies on simple typographic treatments, they recently released a colorful collaboration with artist Emily Eizen who turned the Glass House Farms logo inside out and all around into a tumbled, wobbly lining Graphic that reminded us of our first serious smoke-induced rise. The t-shirt design was created to donate the proceeds to the Transgender Law Center, a contemporary and fashionable Pride month statement to wear proudly.
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