This Technology Elevates The Art Of Building A Bong

It is officially time to ditch that gross plastic bong with an alien sticker that you've kept hidden away in the closest since university: Printabowl is creating display-worthy water pipes you'd be proud to show off as an objet d'art.

The bongs, with their unexpected forms, are created using cutting-edge 3D printing technology. The concept for the "elevation instruments," as founders Al and Saul Jacobs call them, was inspired by a science-centered course on creativity and innovation.

Al & Saul Jacobs, Co-Directors of Printabowl

The black ceramic bongs pay homage to a wide range of natural and man-made forms: the Alpha, which retails for $300, is inspired by "ancient hand-spun ceramic ware fabrication," while Tesselate mimics "the naturally-sharp angles characteristic of smokey quartz." Each model is part of a limited edition of 10-20 devices, and custom-printed to order.

Whatever they're supposed to look like, they look amazing.


Most people know that to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car is very dangerous — not just for the driver and passengers, but for anyone else sharing the road. For cannabis consumers, however, understanding levels of impairment is not so straightforward. To date, there is not yet a technology used by law enforcement that can accurately detect cannabis impairment similar to alcohol breathalyzers.

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