Ebox Show / Demo November 17 2015, 0 Comments
Recently we got a pretty sweet shipment of headies from Ebox. Some killer honey drip tubes along with some other really cool mini tubes. One of them even has Glass Alchemy's new color Serum. Serum will change from pink in artificial light to yellow in natural light. In other words, it changes color in different light spectrum. Along with this awesome order, Ebox is coming out to our Gallery for a December 12th Show and demo from 7pm to 10pm. We can hardly wait to see what he comes up with!
Fresh Burl Savage Order! November 16 2015, 0 Comments
We have been huge fans and supporters of Burl Savage for years now over at Captain Ed's. It's still rare for us to be able to get some work for him though! So once we got this shipment of three mini tubes and a klein recycler our heads naturally exploded. The mini 10mm Fixie tubes are absolutely perfect as little travel tubes. The full sized fully worked tube is just astounding, loaded with details, it really catches the eye. The klein is the first klein I have seen of his in person and it functions perfectly and features Burls signature chaos look. Hoping to get many more shipments from him in the future!
Vella G x Piper Dan "Steal Your Face" Tube November 10 2015, 0 Comments
This is one of our favorite pieces in the shop! We feel it perfectly embraces our past and present. As Americas oldest headshop, the Dead will always have a special place in our heart. This Mini Tube features Piper Dans incredible Steal Your Face milli which has a very unique saw cut lightning bolt through it. Vella also threw down his signature lippies on this stunning masterpiece. The colors pop and make this tube stand out in our case among all the others! Standing at just 8 3/4'' tall, this tube is ready to shred! How many lippies can you count?
Korey Glass October 29 2015, 0 Comments
Had some super fresh pieces arrive from Korey Glass out of Canada the other day. His reticellos are absolutely out of this world. This Rainbow Reticello Mashup Mini Tube is by far one of the most impressive little tubes I have ever seen. It is a 14mm Female Reticello Joint, with a fixed two hole diffuser. A really cool worked cab is attached on the back. Standing at 6'' tall, the shaping on this little guy is very nice and fits perfectly in your hand. Who are some of your favorite Canadian artists?
Jmass x Joe Peters Honey Spore October 23 2015, 0 Comments
Helping out a local collector sell this incredible collaboration between Jmass and Joe Peters. Done in Jmass' signature Spore style, it looks as if Joe Peters simply dipped it in some honey. This little 10mm rig stands at just 5'' tall and sports four of Joe Peters iconic honey bees, along with two of his honeycomb milli, eleven honey drips complete this ensemble. It is TI signed by both artists on the bottom. Feel free to email us or DM us on Instagram to negotiate.
Mr. Gray x Ben David x Trenton October 22 2015, 0 Comments
It's obvious why this piece is part of the owners personal collection. All three artists blend their styles flawlessly together to bring this incredible masterpiece to life. This piece commands attention like a drill sergeant. With Twenty Six rainbow encalmo sections, Three stunning rainbow dichro Weed leafs, and some wig wag fade to clear on the base, lip, and joint, it's hard to look away. Standing at 8 3/4'' tall, it is on display at our Reseda location. Come on down and check it out in person or view more pics of it here:
W.C. Stearns X Ben David Collab mini Tube October 15 2015, 0 Comments
Incoming Headies From Humboldt September 30 2015, 0 Comments
We recently were able to pick up several amazing pieces from W.C. Stearns, Mr. Gray, and Ben David. These guys all have their own iconic styles which all fuse together perfectly. Stearns is best known for his elaborate coral reef scenes he creates around his functional glass. Mr. Gray has his iconic Weed Leafs and Nugs along with his green dichro. Ben David is currently blowing up and getting bigger every day, his forest carvings make for some spectacular imagery. The First piece to arrive so far is an incredibly stunning Coral Reef Mini Tube by W.C. Stearns. It has ~70 attachments! What do you think of it?
Pelican Cases September 17 2015, 0 Comments
If you are serious about collecting glass and have invested a good amount of money into your collection, you gotta store it all safely! Nothing is better than a pelican case for storing your fragile glass collection! Pelican products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including firefighters, police, defense/military, aerospace, entertainment, and industrial. It will protect your glass easily, and will last you a life time! The Pick N Pluck inner foam design allows you to customize each case to what ever shape you need to fit your glass inside it. They come with a rubber o-ring to make them water / air tight when sealed, and they have an automatic Pressure Equalization Valve for traveling on planes! Pelican represents extreme quality and you and rest easy knowing you have one protecting your favorite piece of glass!
Bee Line Hemp Wick September 16 2015, 0 Comments
If you have never heard of using Hemp Wick to smoke your herbs, put down your lighter immediately, go out and get some Bee Line Hemp Wick and prepare to have your mind blown. Bee Line Hemp wick is all natural 100% organic hemp coated in bees wax for a nice slow burn. Pack your favorite piece, light up the end of the Bee Line wick and use that flame instead of direct lighter flame to smoke your herbs. Bee Line is going to burn at a cooler temperature, and also eliminate butane from your smoking experience. The Butane in your lighter can ruin the flavor of your herbs, not to mention give you a headache, so for any connoisseur Bee Line is the obvious choice, with it's superior taste to other hemp wick bands. Bee Line offers hemp wick from 9' to 200', so even the heaviest of smokers will not run any time soon!
Dave Goldstein Fritted glass Perc September 15 2015, 0 Comments
Dave Goldstein has been been blowing glass for easily four decades. He was even a personal friend to Captain Ed himself! That's what he told us when we met him at the American Glass Expo in Las Vegas. He also told us had a back ground in laboratory glass blowing and noticed that none of the "functional" smoke wear was really as functional as true laboratory glass equipment. So he set out with one goal in mind, to make smoke wear that was laboratory grade. Dave had knowledge of fritted glass scrubbers used to scrub gasses with liquids from his time spent at University of Maryland’s technical glass shop in 1980-81. A fritted glass disc is a "disc" of crushed glass all fused together. Gasses or in this case smoke, that passes through the gaps in the crushed glass is scrubbed and cleaned. The only problem was, none of fritted discs available functioned at lung pressure. Through trial and error he was able to create a fritted disc coarse enough to function at lung pressure and completed his first prototype in April 2011. After realizing how innovative and functional it was, he filed for a patent in December 2011. If you have never had the pleasure of using one of these, you are missing out!
New Heady Arrivals! September 12 2015, 0 Comments
We were incredibly fortunate last week to be contacted by Talon Glass, we were able to snag a couple of amazing collab tubes with JRoss and Bowl Pusher. The three way collab tube features Glass Alchemy's new color Serum, as well as Pink Cadillac, Hyacinth, Onyx, and Transparent Wisteria. It comes with a total of Four downstems! Two 14mm-14mm Male-Male Worked Three Hole Diffusers for concentrate and Two 10mm/14mm Worked Reducer Three Hole Diffusers for flower. It also includes a matching 14mm female concentrate slide, 10mm flower slide, and of course a dome! Some nice extras that come with it are a really cool carb cap and matching bead, and all of it fits inside a pelican case which is also included. Does this piece have enough accessories or what?! Check out more pics in our Heady section!
Odor Control September 05 2015, 0 Comments
When it comes to enjoying your smoke, some times the odor it causes can create some unwanted tension. No one wants to get stuck with a $200 carpet cleaning fee for smoking in their hotel room either, or give the police probable cause to search a vehicle. Most of us have come across what is known as a "spoof" which is usually a paper towel roll stuffed with dryer sheets. This dorm room technique is amateur at best. The best product on the market right now, that I have come across, for smoke odor, is the Smoke Buddy. The Smoke Buddy is a personal air filter that comes in three different sizes. Take a nice rip from your favorite water pipe or vaporizer and you can blow all that smoke and vapor directly through your Smoke Buddy, with only clean air coming out the other side. It completely eats the smoke, it's almost like magic. On top of that, you can light up some nice incense or a scented odor eliminating candle. What are some of your favorite odor eliminator techniques?
Now Carrying ill Glass September 03 2015, 0 Comments
These are some of the most impressive functional pieces out on the market. The level of detail is astounding, and quality control seems to never let anything less than perfect leave the warehouse. Hand made Colorado, U.S.A. these are Illuzion Glass Galleries personal scientific line. When you hold one in your hand, you can immediately feel the high level of craftsmanship that went into this piece. They are all thick, and have a nice hefty weight to them. They have many popular models, as well as many models mixed together for more function. You will also find no shortage of collabs with your favorite high end glass artists such as, Darby Holm, Buck, Joe Peters, Jason Lee, JOP, and many many more! My personal favorite model right now would have to be the 50 watt recycler. The function is superb, you don't have to worry about inhaling a mouthful of water, and it is a nice compact design. What is your favorite ill glass model?
Keeping It Clean September 02 2015, 0 Comments
Keeping your glass nice and clean is not always an easy task. As many of us know, the more frequently we use our favorite piece, the faster resin will build up in it. Cleaning after every use can be a little excessive for most people, but the longer you let it go with out cleaning, the harder it becomes to clean it. Water pipes for flower will also build up resin faster than oil rigs, and are harder to clean out that thicker flower smoke resin. My personal go to cleaner is Grunge Off. Grunge Off is formulated exclusively for glass, no scrubbing or excessive shaking is required for Grunge Off to clean your piece. I personally like to keep two bottles worth of Grunge Off in a plastic tupperware container big enough to hold multiple down stems, hand pipes, bowls, and other messy glass accessories. I usually let my dirty glass soak overnight, mainly because I don't need to use it while I'm sleeping. However, only an hour is usually needed for most pieces. After your pieces are done soaking, take them out of the container of Grunge Off and rinse them off in hot water. The hot water rinse will remove any remaining residue clinging to hard to reach areas in your piece. A single container of Grunge Off is reusable for up to at least three months of rigorous cleaning. If you like effortless cleaning, Grunge Off is for you! What are some of your favorite cleaning methods?
Sticky Fingers? September 01 2015, 1 Comment
Ever get handed a dabber with some sticky oil running down the side that you did not see, only to end up with the worlds stickiest fingers? Of course you have, it's happened to all of us. It can be a real pain to get that stuff off successfully. A common solution to this problem that many people use is rubbing alcohol because it's usually what they clean their rigs with. Repeated use of rubbing alcohol will dry out your skin, not to mention you are wasting your rig cleaning supplies. Soap and water just cant cut through it, and if you are not able to get it off your fingers soon, you will transfer the sticky oil on to something else! Recently I came across a product that is so amazing at removing oil, I'm surprised more people don't already know more about it! "Hustle Butter" is originally purposed for tattoo care, however it's natural residue removing abilities are superb. Hustle Butter is a 100% vegan replacement for all petroleum based products for tattoo care. Made from mango, coco, papaya and other shea butters, it's a great all natural solution to getting rid of sticky fingers! What is your favorite method for removing sticky oil from your fingers?
Alex Inwood August 26 2015, 1 Comment
We have a fresh new order of nano tubes from Alex Inwood on the way to our Reseda location! Hand made in Michigan, these little nano tubes are some of the best travel rigs on the market. Not to mention some of the best looking! We still have a few from our last batch available. We also have some of his amazing Honey Buckets. His Buckets are outstanding quality and will make any piece stand out when attached. Looking forward to this new order! Go check him out on istagram at @alexinwood_glass
BG Glass August 19 2015, 1 Comment
We recently discovered @BGglass_ on Instagram and immediately fell in love with his Double Intake Klein Designs. We made sure to pick them up in both Fixed Bucket and Direct Inject models. Easily some of our favorite new additions to our glass line up. These Kleins feature a three slit diffuser, two intakes, one drain, reinforced bridged stem and mouthpiece, as well as a really cool milli encasement on the back. The fixed Honey Bucket models will of course come with a cap! His fully worked mini tubes with basket weaved joints and removable honey buckets are beyond impressive as well. Looking forward to see what the future brings this amazing up and coming Artist!
Proud Hi Si Glass Retailer August 18 2015, 1 Comment
We at Captain Ed's have been very fond of Hi Si for many years now. Hand made in San Leandro, California. They offer a unique selection of percolated Water Pipes that will help reduce the negative effects associated with inhaling hot smoke. It all starts at the bowl, the Hi Si Drain Slide is going to offer maximum air flow and reduce drag through out the entire piece. Next, the smoke passes through the Tear Drop Honey Comb Diffuser and is chopped up into hundreds of small bubbles rapidly being cooled by the water reservoir. Then the smoke passes through one of the many different Peculator models offered by Hi Si and receives additional cooling. Finally the smoke passes through the Industrial Ice Pinces, so thick they can hold crushed ice for maximum cooling! Hi Si calls out to all our inner Mad Scientists with their clever Periodic Table of Elements logo and Measurement Lines printed along the sides of many of their models. Fans of function and style will not be disappointed when pulling out a Hi Si at their next gathering. Order yours today!