Ditch The Disposable. 3 Of The Coolest Ways To Make Fire

The classic Bic (with, or without, burn marks on the bottom from cashing bowls) works just fine; however, it's time to embrace ignition options that elevate our favourite recreational activity. And it's rare that we find such an aesthetically perfect collection of lighters in one place as we've tracked down at Tetra: here are three of their offerings you're guaranteed to covet with a burning passion.

1. Octahedron Table Lighter and Ashtray Set

Handmade in NYC by Andrew O. Hughes, this geometric ashtray and lighter set stacks into a striking prismatic table sculpture when not in use. Aqua-lavender dichroic glass changes tint depending on where you're sitting - or the type of light illuminating a room; looks deep purple in sunlight, aqua in fluorescent light, and bright lavender under LEDs. Made to order, and yes on the pricey side for sure. $1,250, exclusively from Tetra.

2. Tetra x Various Keytags Lighter

Sparks conversations as well as small fires: these limited-edition engraved lighters are a must-have, pairing the elegant simplicity of Japanese lighters from Tsubota Pearl with the understated wit of Various Keytags. The keychain series is by Brian Janusiak and Elizabeth Beer of Various Projects. $45 from Tetra.

3. Queue Stick Lighter

An elegant option with slim, classic lines: available in brass, nickel, or black nickel, this elongated flame has a cotton wick; fluid not included (be sure to fill with Zippo-style lighter fluid: butane does NOT work in these babies). Made in Japan: retails for $30 from Tetra.


Before Nikki Furrer was a cannabis writer and professional, she had another dream job: owning an independent bookstore. While she says her business venture as a bookseller was ultimately untenable, it did open her eyes to how much she enjoys “matching the reader to the exact book they’re craving.” This zest for matchmaking is evident in her book 'A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis.' As the title suggests, 'A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis' is for women who are curious about cannabis. A more appropriate title, however, might have been a 'A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis.' Though Furrer touches on applications for the plant that are specific to women—relief of menstrual pain or beauty (though her belief that cannabis is a beauty product because it makes you appear more well-rested seems relevant to both men and women—much of the information in the book is relevant to anyone who is totally inexperienced with cannabis, apprehensive about trying it and needs a run down of the basics.

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