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Posts Tagged ‘water pipes’

Maybe you’ve noticed some of the incredible glass pieces we’ve posted on our Facebook page recently. You didn’t realize Winnie-the-Pooh could be both adorable and epic, did you? If you haven’t already checked it out, you should “friend” us on Facebook at TheGlass HouseTX. In the meantime, we’ll tell you a little about that Winnie-the-Pooh piece, designed and constructed by Franticus Glass.

Franticus is located in Tucson, Arizona and their mission is simple: to create and provide high-quality, American-made products and to give their clients the best customer service in the industry. We can vouch for them! Their products are absolutely high-end, from their intricately-designed glass pieces to their ceramics, wood, and metal. As they say themselves, this is the stuff dreams are made of.

Once you’ve seen a few Franticus pieces, you’ll be able to pick them out of a crowd. Vibrant colors, fascinating characters, and imaginative designs define their style consistently in one-hitters, water pipes, hand pipes, oilcans, and ceramics. These guys truly take glass and ceramics to a new level, perfecting not just the craft but the art as well.

If you’re looking for a piece to brag about, to set you apart from your friends, to accurately reflect your awesome personality, and/or just to become your new favorite, a Franticus piece might be exactly what you need. Come by either of our two locations and let us show you what we have in stock!

You can also check out their Facebook page at or follow them on Instagram at @franticusglass.


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.


Many of our featured products so far have been vaporizers of all kinds, including portable, tabletop, essential oil, raw plant, etc. Today we’re moving on to water pipes – specifically, a brand called Scientific Inhalations (SI) located in Grass Valley (get it? get it?), California.

Water pipes are a great investment for those who enjoy prefer smoking to vaping and want something a little healthier, smoother and more potent than less filtered smoking methods. Water pipes also require less product than other traditional smoking methods, so if you smoke on the reg, you’ll reap the benefits in your wallet as well!

SI pieces are individually hand blown in the United States by professional glass blowers using high quality German joints and Simex or Schott glass, making them both elegant and durable. Straight pipes are available, which come with a downstem, bowl and five different color options for the lip and base band. SI also offers custom pipes, which come with a downstem hand-crafted custom splash guard and bowl. No two of their custom pipes will be exactly the same.

While SI’s custom and straight pipes are a great buy, McFinn’s water pipe, especially McFinn’s Triple-Filtered, is their real treasure. McFinn’s Triple-Filtered is perfect for those looking for the healthiest possible smoke, as it utilizes a special filtering system with Virgin Coconut Carbon. Virgin Coconut Carbon is used for air purification and absorption of odorous or colored substances, so it removes many of the impurities from the smoking process to give you a smoother, cleaner hit. Smoke is also pulled through organic cotton during McFinn’s filtration process, eliminating the synthetic chemicals present in conventional cotton.

McFinn’s standard version comes with a splash guard, standard filter, downstem, bowl and tube of Activated Virgin Coconut Carbon. The Triple-Filtered also includes a tube Organic Cotton and pictures to assist with the removal of used carbon and cotton.

As always, we’re here to help you find the pipe that works best for your needs. We love SI and we think you will too! Feel free to stop by either of our locations, visit our Facebook page or leave a comment in the section below!


Have you guys seen our Glass Pipes?

We have an awesome selection, and it changes daily. Here is just a teaser:

Glass Pipes at The Glass House

Come visit us at one of our two Texas locations:


15203 Knoll Trail Dr. #119
Dallas, TX 75248
(972) 432-4846


413 E Round Grove Rd. #103
Lewisville, TX 75067
(972) 315-2120


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?