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Tag Archives: glassware

The Menorah Bong For A Happy Hanukkah

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There are many ways to be festive this Holiday Season, and we think the Menorah Bong is just about the most creative accessory with which to complement this year’s Hanukkah. What this is is pretty obvious and self-explanatory, but just in case you’re truly clueless, you’re looking at a water pipe with eight bowls, made to look like a Menorah. It’s a scaled down version from previous years, easily fitting on a desktop, at 14″ long by 4″ wide. The challenge, of course, is to figure out how to light all eight bowls at once without choking.

420Science has been making these for a while, but we’ really like this year’s format. We just wish it wasn’t an expensive, limited-edition (60 pieces) item, costing $600.

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Stormtrooper Decanter Bottle and Shot Glass

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Look, there’s not much to say about this product, aside from pointing out the obvious: it’s freaking awesome. It’s a decanter bottle and shot glass set from The Fowndry; the bottle costs £22 (~$27) and the shot glass £12 (~$15, or two for £22, ~$27). They’re based on the design from industrial designer Andrew Ainsworth in 1976, for the original Star Wars film. They’ll make an amazing conversation piece no matter what liquid you pour into them, especially milk (see pic below). You should know the shot glass isn’t really a shot glass, more like a glass, period. That’s because it can hold 5 oz, which is only a shot if you’re a genuinely enthusiastic drinker.

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Star Trek Planetary Glassware

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There seems to be quite a bit of interest over planetary-themed items, as can be evidenced right here. However, most of the time the planets in question are the ones in our very own solar system. That’s all fine, but what about the planets in other, completely fictional universes? The Star Trek Planetary Glassware celebrates some of the planets encountered in Gene Roddenberry’s tales.

We’ve chosen to highlight several M-class planets: Earth, the capital planet of the United Federation of Planets, home of Starfleet Headquarters, and the location of the main branch of Starfleet Academy; Vulcan, the Vulcan homeworld and a founding member of the United Federation of Planets; Romulus, the homeworld of the Romulans and the capital world of the Romulan Star Empire; and Qo’noS, homeworld of the Klingons and the capital of the Klingon Empire. We also threw in a shot glass for good measure which resembles a Borg Cube, the primary vessel of the Borg Collective

The glasses are sadly not microwave or dishwasher safe, but with a little TLC this set will keep your nerdy self entertained for years to come. It’s $40.

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Summerland Ceramic Stonerware, For The Classy Toker

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Let’s face it, it’s only a matter of time until Marijuana is legal everywhere. Already Canada has announced they will legalize the stuff for recreational use in 2016 (the first G7 country to do so), and 4 states in the USA have already done so. It stands to reason the ecosystem will blossom, and we’re not surprised to see something like the Summerland Ceramic Stoneraware on the market. They’re your good old bongs, made from “cone 5 ceramic and finished with a lead-free, foodsafe glaze.” The white finish and distinctive shape will announce to your friends that you’re a new age aficionado, a classy upper scale consumer of this fine botanical, and not some undiscerning college kid who buys rainbow hued glassware. Prices start at $75, and go way up.

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The Chambong is A Shotgun Glass For Champagne

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Champagne is classy. Drinking your alcohol shotgun style, not so much. So the Chambong is a wonderful hybrid between class and crass, letting you swig your fancy French bubbly through a thick glass straw on one end of this weird V-shaped drinking vessel. The other end is shaped like a traditional Champagne flute, so your guests will know you’re at least partly well mannered. The Chambong lets you chug the wine, looks easy enough to fill and operate, but completely fails at being able to be put down on a table without issue. Like, do you just lay it on its side? Anyway, it’s $25, and less if you buy more. It’s being billed as a “collector’s item”, but, yeah… we wouldn’t pay too much attention to that.

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Cup Of Wine On The Beach? Unthinkable Until You Get ‘The Beach Glass’

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All roads lead to Rome, and it’s true that you can choose to get drunk any way you want; in the end you’re just as drunk. But there’s a certain appearance of class that comes with drinking wine out of a wine glass. Good luck projecting that “sophisticated” image while on the beach tough, unless of course you get yourself a Beach Glass. It’s all “Wine cup up top, and bloody spike at the bottom” so that all you have to do to keep your drink upright is to stab it in the sand. It’s a simple design, and with summer in full swing we suspect it’ll be popular with the beach bums among you. Of course, if it works in the sand, it’ll work in other surfaces like snow, grass, dirt, or anything that can get stabbed. It’s $10.50 for one.

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Wine Glass With Straw: A Sippy Cup For Adults

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They’re selling these Oenophilia Porto Sippers with an integrated straw as being better for ports and liqueurs, allowing “your hand to warm the spirits as you sip through the stem.” But let’s not kid anyone: there’s something childishly cool about getting hammered by drinking alcohol through a straw; these are sippy cups for adults. And since it’s a “wine glass”, you can totally pretend you’re being classy. A set of 4 will set you back $40.

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Mt. Hood Pint Glass Is Classy, Because Oregon

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Look, if no one had told us that this pint glass has a perfect replica of Oregon’s highest peak, Mt. Hood, molded in its base, we probably would have never noticed. But now that we have, we think it’s kind of neat. Made by North Drinkware in Portland, Oregon (where else?), this pint is an American-made, custom blown 16 oz. glass.

Using United States Geological Survey (USGS) data (depicting ridges, canyons, and peak) a 3D model of Mt. Hood is integrated into the mold so your beer cascades around the mountain when you pour it into the glass. The Oregon Pint delivers a connection to the mountains that surround us, and the satisfying experience of drinking a local crafted beer out of a local crafted glass – all made here in Oregon.

We suppose this will be particularly popular to Oregonians, though it has a certain artistic appeal beyond that state’s borders. We can’t imagine that it’s all Portlanders who ordered $160,000 worth of glasses (as of this writing), at $35 a pop. It’s on Kickstarter with the funding goal well in the rearview mirror, so head on over and pre-order your own if that’s your thing.

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The Planetary Glass Set Is A Great Way To Teach The Kids About The Solar System

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The Holidays seem to start earlier every year, don’t they? But yes, it’s apparently time to start thinking about what to buy your loved ones, and what better to do so than by getting your own family a cool set of Planetary Glasses. Sure, if you’ve got young kids, they may not get the same kind of kick out of these as they might from a brand new tablet [inserting token sad commentary about living in a time where small children are gifted tablets], but once they get used to them they’ll actually learn something about our universe. It’s a set of 10 glasses, each made to look like a planet… and yes, apparently Pluto made the cut, although it’s smaller than the others. The Sun is there too, of course, and that one’s a little bigger than the rest. The set will set you back $50, and we think it’s worth every penny.

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