November 2010 Product Reviews
Higher Consciousness Glass
One of my close friends dropped off some AMAZING glass pieces made by Josh Stone of Higher Consciousness. Josh started blowing glass locally in El Cajon in 1997, before moving up to Southern Humboldt to open his own glass studio and retail store. The retail store sells high fashion clothing, jewelry, and of course glass art! Josh also runs a 5 station glass blowing studio that has hardworking glass blowers who are dedicated to creating top quality glass art. Sure, these are glass pipes, but more importantly, they are pieces of art! Joshâ€™s one of a kind pieces are exceptionally made and a must have for serious glass collectors like myself. If you have the opportunity to get one of Joshâ€™s pieces, I HIGHLY recommend doing so! Josh is also a happy father of son, David, now six and a splitting image of Daddy Stone. With his successful business and wonderful family, Josh lives the happy life up on the hill. He is featured on glasspipes.org â€“ keyword â€œHigher Consciousnessâ€.Â You can also see more of his work on his website. I wish him, his business, and family luck and prosperity.
K.O.W. Cigar Pipes
I have been seeing the K.O.W. Cigar pipes around for a while now and finally got a chance to bring a half dozen back to the office for myself and some NUG staffers to try. These things are SICK! Made out of ceramic, no two pipes are the same and they all have a unique hand rolled cigar look. They are SUPER stealth and look like a cigar, so medicating in a public place is NOT a bust when you have one of these. Cigar aficionados will love the realistic size, color, and texture of these pipes! This LA based company has been popping up at all the conventions and usually selling out super quickly! The NUG staff really enjoyed the product and you will too! They are a little hard to find and I canâ€™t figure out how to order them on their website www.kowcigars.com, which I believe is for wholesale only. But Google KOW Cigar Pipes and you can find a few retail websites that sell them, or keep an eye out next time you go to a cannabis event or convention and GET YOU ONE!
We were contacted by local entrepreneur, Michael. He is the owner and sole operator of an online apparel company located in our beautiful city. Michael grew up in LA, where getting dressed meant putting on the â€œgoodâ€ jeans. Now he lives in San Diego, where getting dressed up means putting on cleaner board shorts and new flip flops! Always having a love for t-shirts and seeing the goofy stuff coming out of large chain stores, Michael decided to start his own line of apparel. With the tag line â€œFrom Inspirational to Blasphemousâ€, his designs are edgy and sometimes very entertaining, but always playful and FUN! Michael sent us a bunch of samples. His shirts are printed on Hanes Tagless Shirts, so you know they are high quality. The designs I received were the â€œGood Catholic Boy Gone Badâ€, a great one for the PTA meetings I attend at my sonâ€™s school! â€œEquality for ALLâ€, perfect for wearing when you know you are going to meet up with that hardheaded friend of yours, who loves to argue that all people are NOT equal! He also sent my personal favorite the â€œMedical Marijuanaâ€ shirt, a simple cross with a pot leaf in it, which I have worn to a few activist events with much praise! Michael is offering free shipping for our readersâ€¦just log on to his site, pick your shirt, and when you get to check out, enter NUG into the discount box.