I feel like alcohol consumption has been aestheticized for as long as I can remember. From fancy, $20 cocktails at upscale bars to the never-ending influx of artfully designed sparkling seltzers that stock grocery store shelves, alcohol companies are always working to create a “fun” image of boozing. But, now weed is legal in 34 states across the US. And so, creators and business owners are taking the time to turn this more chill, hangover-free recreational activity and into a similar art form. There are so many creators out there who have used weed as an inspiration for their products. It’s easier now than ever to find weed-related content that’s fashionable, unique, and fun. If you enjoy “partaking” on occasion (or more than occasionally), the following five companies are full of aesthetically pleasing, handcrafted, and creative products to help you get your 420 on in style.
Located in East Nashville, Tennessee, Burning Love is basically a glitter-lover, girly-girl stoner’s dream shop. From cutesy, art-printed ashtrays to creative glass pieces, Burning Love’s products are not only functional but perfect decoration. And, the shop is female-owned, which is always a plus in my book.
LEUNE, homegrown in California, is dedicated to the concept of “transcending the narrative of cannabis culture.” Firstly, LEUNE sells handmade cannabis products that are packaged beautifully and functionally. Secondly, the company is highly aware of the injustices and privileges surrounding weed-related incarceration rates. In addition, they also acknowledge the privileges of professional cannabis production. So, LEUNE also makes it a mission to continue the conversation around these important social issues, while also, donating to nonprofits like the Last Prisoners Project. Supporting LEUNE means purchasing high-quality products while also supporting an important cause.
Ceramics artist Niki channels her clay work talents into Rompotodo, an online store that sells adorable ceramic smoking devices and ashtrays. Check out the brand’s Insta page, where she showcases some pretty cool behind-the-scenes shots of the detailed process of crafting and glazing. These products are adorable and perfect for decor. And, a plus is getting to watch the handmade process unfold online.
Located in Rockaway, NY, Yew Yew creates products for the classy, low-key weed smoker, who want their paraphernalia to look a bit like a piece of art. Marketed as a “Cannabis lifestyle brand,” founder Jenny Something (@jennysomething) collaborates with a ton of different artists. Commissioned creators work to design a huge array of products, accessories, and even clothing items. Yew Yew’s glass has a subtle design. If you set one of these pipes on your nightstand, it can totally pass for side-table decor. And, if you’re interested in delving further into the world of weed culture, Yew Yew features a ton of Instagram Highlights on their page. They focus on an array of topics, from Tolerance Q’s to Cannabis + Mental Health resources.
Resin artist Sunni at EtherealSouls designs products that are, in fact, ethereal to look at. Her website, which sells handcrafted water pipes and other smoking accessories, sells products designed to provide both a functional and decorative quality to your life. If you think these products are as beautiful as I do, act fast, because each glass piece is one-of-a-kind! Therefore, they sell out almost instantly. But, if you manage to get your hands on one, you’ve got your very own, unmatched floral creation for all of your 420-related needs.
Featured Image from @shopburninglove on Instagram