Weed culture gets chic

These are the coolest pot accoutrements you can find in Toronto


A look back at stoner culture’s long and sordid love affair with less than sophisticated design shows that we’re pretty #blessed right now. Today, an image of Rihanna exhaling on Instagram is the modern equivalent of Audrey Hepburn looking coy outside Tiffany’s with her inconveniently long cigarette holder. This pop-culture boost (plus, of course, the looming potential of legalization) has made being a stoner into its one-time antithesis: chic. 

Its fixings, too – vaporizers and vapes (portable vaporizers) – are finally available in some great designs. We share six of our favourite vapes, pipes and bongs for the style-inclined. 

1. This hybrid water and dry pipe features sustainably sourced black walnut wood and a series of removable parts for simple cleaning. Its generous water basin allows for some seriously large inhales. Marley Natural Bubbler pipe ($162), Tokyo Smoke, 850B Adelaide West, tokyosmoke.com.

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2. These marbled stunners, handmade in New York City, would fit into many a minimal display. (Consider the designer’s other titillating work to puff up your tableau.) Leah Ball marbled ceramic pipe and stand ($60-$90), Likely General, 389 Roncesvalles, likelygeneral.tumblr.com.

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3. It’s fitting that this pastel masterpiece was handmade in Los Angeles. Its meditative hues are reminiscent of the city’s sunset, deco signage and bikini bottoms. Haciendaware ceramic pipe ($130), Easy Tiger Goods, 1447 Dundas West, easytigergoods.com.

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4. Vaping reached its peak last fall when the Weeknd released a limited-edition collaboration with luxury vape maker Pax. The brand’s latest model, Pax 2, includes something called “party mode,” which promises to enhance your social experience. Plus, it comes in this serene turquoise. Pax 2 by Ploom vaporizer ($379.95), Friendly Stranger, 241 Queen West, webshop.friendlystranger.com.

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5. This surreal take on incognito toking is especially perfect if you’re widely known as a hypochondriac (or legitimate asthmatic). Just hit it like you’re Mikey from The Goonies and no one will know the difference. PUFFiT X Portable Asthma Inhaler Vape by Discreet Vape ($143.50), billowby.com.

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