Posts Tagged ‘glass pipes’
Part of what we love to do at The Glass House is help you find THE piece – the one that will be your favorite for years to come. Come in to the shop and we are happy to talk you through selection, but this is a great place to start. In our last post, we looked at which pieces work best based on your smoking habits. To make a wise investment, it’s important to take into consideration where and how often you smoke. If you missed it, feel free to catch up here.
The other important factor to consider is what you like to smoke.
If you prefer flower…
Glass pipes or water pipes are your obvious choices, and bubblers are a nice medium. Like we discussed last time, a water pipe will cool the smoke the most out of these options and will be more beneficial to your lungs and pack more of a punch.
If you prefer flower and are interested in vaporizing rather than smoking, you have a few options. The following are just a few examples engineered specifically for flower, so they are generally more likely to provide the quality of vapor you want than a “one-size-fits-all” sort of vape.
- VaporBrothers Hands Free – tabletop vaporizer for flower
- Da Buddha – tabletop vaporizer for flower
- Arizer Solo – portable vaporizer for flower
- Pax – portable vaporizer for flower
If you prefer essential oils and/or concentrates…
The potency of essential oils and concentrates is undeniable. They may be tough to get your hands on and more work to make, but many would argue they’re worth the extra effort. In this case, you want either an oil rig or a vaporizer. We cover oil rigs in our Dabbing 101 post, so check it out!
Most vapes do really well with essential oils, even those engineered for multiple types of product. The Cloud is an example of a portable vaporizer that can only be used with oils, but the following are pieces that can be used with flowers, oil, or concentrates. If you like to switch off, these would be perfect options for you. Remember when using herbs with these, it’s important to make sure they are finely ground.
- DaVinci – portable
- Atmos Raw – portable
- Extreme Q – tabletop
- Volcano – tabletop
- Plenty – tabletop
We hope this helps you when you’re considering investing in a piece, whether it’s your first or fiftieth! Stop by the shop anytime and we’ll talk you through it.
As we featured on our Facebook page over the weekend, Noble Glass is one of the many standout pipe brands available for purchase in our shops.
(Shameless plug for our Facebook page: “friend” us for updated information on our sales, events, and merchandise! We can be found at www.facebook.com/TheGlassHouseTx.)
Noble Glass was founded in Eugene, Oregon, about an hour south of Portland, with the mission of creating hand-blown soft glass pipes that stand out from the rest. Created by individual glassblowing artists without the use of molds, each piece from Noble is a little bit different from the rest, so you are guaranteed a unique product.
Another stand-out characteristic of Noble Glasses Pieces? Their vibrant colors. With 40 colors in their premium glass palette, Noble provides a variety of intense, brilliant alternatives to basic clear glass. While they are colored, the pieces are not completely opaque, so you can still see the smoke. Also, because each piece is created by an artist, they often feature styled feet and other intricate design characteristics.
When you’re considering the purchase of a water pipe, keep us in mind. Visit either of our locations or check out our Facebook page to see our knockout Noble Glass selection.
Happy Friday, y’all! Today we want to feature two of our favorite California smokeware designers . . . and offer you a special discount. Because it is Friday, after all.
Sheldon Black Designs – 10% off!
Sheldon Black began designing and producing commercial smokeware in Los Angeles, California in 1988. Since then, Sheldon Black has been responsible for revolutionizing glassware with two US patents – the Combined Tobacco Smoking Pipe Bowl and the Receiving Stem. In our estimation, Sheldon Black Designs can do no wrong! Their products are both durable and sexy, including their highly-regarded bubbler collection, limited edition artist collaborations, and incredible glass tube line.
Come find out why Sheldon Black is considered a pioneer in the American smokeware industry…and enjoy 10% off your purchase!
Those of you who have been into one of our shops or browsed our photos online know that we pride ourselves in our selection of local, hand-blown glass pipes. While we also aim to be your one-stop-shop for all your smoke and toke needs, we are The Glass House, after all.
When most people think of the art of glass blowing, they probably don’t immediately connect the thought with glass pipes. The studio glass movement began in the 1960’s when a ceramics professor and a chemist/engineer held workshops at the Toledo Museum of Art. During these workshops, they experimented with creating blown glass art from melted glass in a small furnace. It exploded into a worldwide movement. Now, many museums, studios, and educational institutions offer glassblowing resources for training and sharing.
And although many folks may not connect glass pipes with art, we believe they truly are an artistic medium, and we love knowing the pieces we use to smoke are one-of-a-kind.
In the DFW area alone, there are plenty of places to learn the basics of glassblowing.
Vetro Glassblowing in Grapevine features paperweight workshops for beginners, and a more advanced glassblowing class for those who have completed the prerequisites.
Similarly, Dallas Glass Blowing offers paperweight workshops for beginners. (What can be easier to start with than a paperweight, right?)
Bowman Glass in Dallas offers classes for beginners – no experience necessary!
In Forth Worth, American Glass Supply features a variety of classes for beginners and experts alike.
So, creative people, what’s stopping you? Check out one of these classes today! And keep us in mind when you’re crafting beautiful glass pipes.
Have you guys seen our Glass Pipes?
We have an awesome selection, and it changes daily. Here is just a teaser:
Come visit us at one of our two Texas locations:
15203 Knoll Trail Dr. #119
Dallas, TX 75248
413 E Round Grove Rd. #103
Lewisville, TX 75067
Once in awhile, a true miracle product comes along that actually makes you shake your head and say, “How did they do that?!” Grunge Off Super Soaker is one of these amazingly awesome must-haves. It seriously works. Watch the video below for a demonstration.
Grunge Off is a cleaning solution formulated exclusively for glass, more specifically – our beloved water pipes that have a habit of getting dirty and grungy way too quickly. Grunge Off is easy to use (no scrubbing necessary!), non-toxic, non-gritty, reusable, alcohol-free, biodegradable, recyclable, and earth-friendly. Oh, it deodorizes and sanitizes, too. Did we mention it is just plain awesome?
Interested in a home vaporizer? Look no futher…Da Buddha Vaporizer is now IN STOCK.
Da Buddha is a standard vaporizer that employs ground glass technology for a
truly hands free experience. The 1/5″ solid aluminum housing goes through an
extended manufacturing process; cutting, drilling, filling, sanding, sand
blasting, and finally anodizing for added strength and durability. The top of
the line ceramic heating element is one of the best on the market. This heater
emits no toxins and is the safest and cleanest way to heat your vapors. Da
buddha is also covered by a 3 year warranty which covers everything except for
the glass components, and is manufactured by the same company that makes the
Silver Surfer Vaporizer.
Black – $225
Silver – $215
Iolite Portable Vaporizers for $249, with zero restrictions. The Iolite Vaporizer removes any doubts that a portable vaporizer can ever be as powerful or as effective as popular desktop vaporizers. Comes with carrying case, cleaning device, extra mouth pieces, replacement heater screen, and a 2 YEAR WARRANTY!!!
The Glass House is your smoke and toke accessories shop located at:
15203 Knoll Trail Dr., Suite 119, Dallas, TX 75248
413 E Round Grove Rd #103, Lewisville, TX 75067
We also do custom sandblast piece orders.
Call us or visit us at one of our two locations!