My Bud Vase is finally here, a brand I have been chasing for the better part of 2 years. A luxury brand that I am having trouble finding a rival for. Doreen Sullivan is the lady in charge, and she is pretty impressive with an ultimate goal of elevating and normalising the herbal consumption experience (as do I)! The premise of My Bud Vase is quite simple, to repurpose a variety of high-end glass, porcelain and ceramic products into lust-worthy and attention-grabbing water pipes. Creating objects of art that start conversations whilst being easy to use. The attention to detail is extraordinary and I would gladly showcase any of their wares. The world is rapidly changing with the prevalence of medicinal marijuana prescriptions on the rise and the time is right to destigmatise the industry with products/accessories that enhance your experience as well as your home décor. My Bud Vase agrees and crafts products that can sit proudly on any shelf as any good art should!
I will be honest, I wanted Stardust for myself from the first moment I saw it years ago. The first glass water pipe, for quite a while that I wanted to own myself as I only vape now. Even so I still wanted to own one just to admire it! Was I disappointed when I finally unboxed the first arrival? Not even slightly, if anything I was beyond delighted. First thought was how heavy Stardust is. Thick and heavy textured glass, I had to use both hands to carry it around safely. This is a real decanter (or was one), just like the expensive ones that David Jones retails.
The thick textured glass features top to bottom gold detailing that has been applied by hand. The detail is incredibly beautiful and reminds me a little of an art deco design. The matching stopper is a large round bulb of glass that covers the mouthpiece when not in use. This stopper is as heavy as the rest of the glass. My Bud Vase provides an interesting poker tool with each purchase, in this case a large flower (fake), an ivory pearl Anemone with a long stem to be exact. The purpose is twofold, either as a poker to clean out the bowl between usage or as a decorative piece if you choose to display the piece like a vase.
The internal water chamber is massive, and the neck is long(ish) and narrow to help avoid splashback. The down stem is held in place via a thick silicone seal (barbed). I believe that you cannot remove it and even if you could this seal I would advise against it as it may be hard to recreate the airtight seal. The bowl is custom made and 9mm in size so standard bowls on the market will not fit. The bowl is double walled and on the smaller side in terms of holding capacity. There is no frosted port but a 5.5cm tube extends out from the base of the bowl (down stem). A small circular o-ring helps to create an airtight connection.
TIP: Please be super careful with the glass bowl. I always try to carry replacement parts but am currently not able to get new bowls for this particular model (as of today whilst I am writing). I will continue trying though.
Measuring: 23cms tall and 12.5cms at its widest (base)
- X1 My Bud Vase – Stardust
- X1 Stopper
- X1 9mm 3.25” Flower Bowl (male)
- X1 ivory pearl Anemone poker
- Compatible with Dry Herb
- Size: 12″
- 45° Joint
- 9mm 3.25″ Bubble Bowl
- Rubber Grommet
- Fixed Down stem
- Certificate of Authenticity
**This is a collectors item and at We are Lux we don’t encourage the breaking of any Australian laws.**