Just in time for 4/20, budding cannabis lifestyle brand is releasing a collaboration with renowned potter, designer, and author Jonathan Adler. The collection features porcelain trays, coasters, and boxes emblazoned with a silver hemp leaf on a black background or a sultry pair of red lips dangling a smoke.
Adler already sells cheeky pharmaceutical objets on his website, such as a throw pillow embroidered with LSD and brass Ambien and Xanax boxes shaped like their respective pills, so this isn’t new territory for him. “I think people are searching for a hedonistic frisson without the hangover,” Adler says. To put it bluntly, he believes it’s time weed accessories got their moment in the spotlight.
Higher Standards’ refined aesthetic gives a luxe feel to products like pipe cleaners, resin rags, and glass downstems, and Adler says that design ethos will have customers blazing a trail to the company’s retail stores for this collection.
“In my youth, one of the reasons I kicked the habit of being a daily pot smoker was because pot paraphernalia was the antithesis of chic,” he says. “Pewter goblins, crystal dragons, and frog-shaped bongs—‘frongs’—were the visual lingua franca of the cannabis community. If I saw the nifty offerings made by Higher Standards and moi, my life could have gone in a very different direction.”
And Adler definitely sees cannabis accessories as a growth industry: “While I try to make things that are unimpeachably chic, they’re also a reflection and commentary on culture—good, bad, and other,” he says. “As our culture gets weedier, I suspect my oeuvre will reflect that.”
Prices range from $38 for the square tray to $78 for a set of four coasters, and all pieces can be purchased at Higher Standards’ retail locations in New York City and Atlanta (which opens this month) and their .