Pounds Glass by Snoop Dogg

Blog By M. Mitera

By now, almost everyone is familiar with Snoop Dogg, the rapper/actor/activist. He is heavily involved in the glass industry and has made sure to leave his mark. He has been rolling out a line of new glass pieces (five, to be exact). These beauties are inspired by ships and aptly named after them. The line includes pieces for concentrate as well as flower so the line offers something for everyone.

Snoop got in to business with Famous Brandz in order to make these pieces. There are five different styles; the Battleship, Starship, Rocketship, Mothership, and Spaceship. Each piece is hand made and comes with a price tag that will hopefully appeal to consumers of any age. So what’s the difference between the pieces? Let us explain…

The Battleship is great for dry or concentrates. It stands at 12.5″ tall and is available in black, white, clear, and black. The piece delivers smooth hits and has a heavy base, making it great for those who might be slightly clumsy sometimes. With a thick mouthpiece for maximum suction, this piece is sure to steamroll any who are brave enough to give it a whirl.

Out of the Pounds line, the Mothership stands at 13″ tall, the tallest of the five. Built with a barrel and percolator, those who use this dry piece will realize their smoke is much cooler. Because of the way the percolators are set up, the Mothership delivers a smooth experience that is far less harsh on the lungs than other pieces. And just like the Battleship, this piece comes in a variety of colors including white, black, clear, and blue.

Shaped almost exactly like the item it’s named after, the Rocketship is features a sloped in lip at the top. This design allows the user to get the maximum use from the piece without having to worry. The down-stem of the piece is diffused, providing some seriously smooth rips. Take your pick of colors from white, black, clear, or orange!

Not everyone is in the market for a piece that’s over a foot tall and that’s where the Starship comes in. This little ripper is only 6.1″ tall and that makes it perfect for a traveling companion. Made for dry herbs only, the Starship would be a great beginning piece or just something small and light to bring with you on a trip! The Starship, like the others, is available in a plethora of different colors, including purple!

The smallest of the Pounds family is the Spaceship. It’s a whopping 6″ tall and can be bought in green, clear, white, and black. Able to be used for both dry herb and concentrates, the Spaceship features a ruffled percolator. This design breaks down smoke particles and provides the user with a smoother, less hot hit. Definitely great for beginners or someone who simply doesn’t need a whole lot to be happy!

If you’re searching for a Pounds piece, look no further than Manchester Adult Lifestyles. We carry the entire line and can always send out for a custom order if you’re looking for one specific color. These American made, hand blown pieces are sure to make an excellent addition to your current glass collection! Stop by and check them out!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

Juul Pods At MALS

Blog By M. Mitera

These days, it seems like many people are attempting to tear themselves away from smoking cigarettes and switching to electronic devices. With electronic cigarettes, people can smoke different flavors in the form of a vapor rather than inhaling smoke from a cigarette. There is less smell, less trash, and (some will say) a lesser impact on one’s health. Recently, one particular e-cig has caught the attention of many consumers looking to toss their cigarettes out.

The Juul (developed and made by the same people who make Pax vaporizers) is a small rechargeable device that’s about the size of your pointer finger. It takes pods, small little chambers full of different flavored liquid (mint, creme brulee, fruit, menthol, cucumber, and mango) and each

pod is equal to one full pack of cigarettes. Since the liquid is concentrated though, the user doesn’t need as many puffs to get the nicotine feeling. Each device also comes with a one year warranty and you can get the starter kit which includes four different flavored pods, a charger, and the Juul device itself for just $55 here at MALS!

Being extremely popular with the younger generations, the Juul has become a must have for many between the age of 18 and 25. Recently, the prices of the Juul devices started to rise. Many stores have them for sale for more than $20 for a pack of four pods and the devices sell for upwards of $70. Here at MALS, we understand that money isn’t easy to come by and we’ve made sure to keep our prices low! Four-packs of pods are only $16! That means that each pod only costs you $4, instead of a pack of cigarettes costing you $7.

So not only does a Juul taste better but it costs less than cigarettes. If you’ve been on the hunt for one of these sought after e-cigs, you can find them at Manchester Adult Lifestyles for the absolute cheapest price around. We won’t be raising our prices any time soon either. We understand the struggle of getting enough money together to pay bills and we know that it’s still important to treat yourself. So when you’re in need of a Juul device or some pods, you know where to find us (at 179 Elm St in Manchester, NH in case you didn’t know).

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

Water Filtration Vs. Oil Rig

Blog By M. Mitera

With all of these constant advancements in glass technology, some people are left scratching their heads wondering what all of this fancy silicate does. Well thankfully, that’s what we’re here for! A question we hear a lot of is “What’s the difference between a water filtration and an oil rig?” The short answer to that question is nothing! The two pieces can be interchangeable providing that you have the right accessories to go with them. However, there is a long answer and if you want to know it, read on!

Water filtration is traditionally used for dry tobacco. They feature a slide where the herbal matter is placed and then lit on fire with a regular lighter. These pieces have been around for a long time and are recognized by most people. The joint for the down stem is usually also a female on water filtration. Oil rigs, on the other hand, usually feature a male joint and utilize something called a nail, usually made from titanium, quartz, or ceramic. This nail must be heated with a high powered butane torch as compared to a regular lighter, although there are electronic nails available if this part is a bit much for you (electric nails also provide the perfect temperature every time). You then place your concentrates on the nail after it has cooled off slightly. This process vaporizes the concentrate, providing a more flavorful and less harsh experience.

When it comes to water filtration pieces, size is totally up to you. In fact, with these guys, the bigger the better. More percolators mean that the smoke gets cooled more before reaching your lungs, providing a smoother hit of your tobacco. The multiple percs also filter out more toxins in the smoke, leaving less of the bad stuff in your lungs. With oil rigs, smaller is actually better. Since the process is vaporizing, the smoke cannot travel long distances and hold it’s flavor and potency. When choosing an oil rig, the smaller, the better.

Of course, you can absolutely use the same piece for both. Again, as long as you have the appropriate attachments, you can use your glass for either simple water filtration or for an oil rig. It is highly recommended that if you are switching back and forth between the functions that you thoroughly clean the glass between each use. Each process is different and can leave different residues on your glass, leaving a severely sticky mess if you don’t take care of it quickly!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

A Brief History Of Glass Art

Glass has been used for thousands of years for form and function. One of the best things about glass is that it can be made to be a usable form of art. This concept has captured the imaginations of artists and glass blowers and has opened a new world to the art of glass making.

Traditionally, glass has been used to make beads, bottles, windows, table tops and other useful items. From ancient Egypt, ancient Rome and ancient China, glass making can be found in all these cultures. The earliest instance of glass making was discovered in Jerusalem. The glass found there was made sometime between 37 BC and 4 BC. Through the ages, the highly valuable skill of glass making was passed down from generation to generation, slowly spreading all over the world. During the 1800’s the art of stained glass became extremely popular with Tiffany lamps and Victorian stained glass windows. Glass has always been a great medium for art, allowing it to be worked into the everyday life.

As glass blowing evolved over time, another use for the art came to light; the glass pipe. The glass pipe, made for smoking, became popular in the 1960’s. The grandfather of modern day glass blowing is Bob Snodgrass. He developed a special technique known as “fuming” that coats the inside of the pipe with silver. By fuming the glass, the user will notice a change in color in the pipe when smoked out of. Bob traveled with the Grateful Dead, making pipes for anyone who would buy them. He eventually taught his technique to other people who carried on the tradition. He became known as a huge influence in 420 culture and alternative hippy culture.

After the 1990’s glass pipe art exploded. People loved that they could smoke out of something beautiful and handmade, truly a work of art. Today there are some famous glass blowers that create mind bogglingly detailed pieces that sell for tens of thousands of dollars. A great documentary on the subject is Degenerate Art. It details the history of glass making and what the culture has turned into today. You can find examples of some top-notch work in this article: World Cannabis Week: World’s Greatest Glass Pipe Artists Gather at the Galleria Glass Exhibition.

Glass pipes are one of the many examples of how wonderful usable art can be. From turning clay on a wheel to wrapped metal wire jewelry, items are always more meaningful when you know someone spent their time and passion on a piece.

 

-By Dani Peasley a freelance writer and fine artist from Contoocook, NH. Dani can be reached through email at: myrandomcat@gmail.com