Does Cannabis Really Make You More Creative?
Weed and creativity seem to be synonymous with each other. In fact, famous musicians, artists, and writers throughout history have been known to use cannabis as a way of enhancing their creativity. If you look back at popular culture throughout the years, you’ll start to sense a common theme of musicians or artists smoking a joint while working their magic over the last several decades, before legalization was upon us.
Set & Setting: Mindfully Creating a Great Cannabis Experience
The effects of a given cannabis strain, as well as the amount and method by which you consume, are only part of your experience. Being conscious of your mindset (Set) & physical and social environment (Setting) is a key part of a mindful approach to cannabis consumption. Setting an intention and staging the right environment before you consume cannabis help you achieve your desired outcomes and fulfilling experiences.
Fueled By Firefly Artist: Ben Canales
Who wouldn’t want to spend a night with a Firefly vaporizer looking up at the stars? This Fueled by Firefly project with Portland, Oregon star photographer Ben Canales was a match made in the cosmos! Fueled by Firefly is an artist series started by Firefly Vapor to celebrate the intersection of art, technology, and culture. At Firefly, we see ourselves as more than a technology company. Our innovation is fueled by our active participation in a wide community of designers, developers, and creators. Firefly strives to stimulate creativity and conversations about the concepts that inspire us. And, wow, does Ben‘s work inspire us! Ben talks about why the stars are his ever-burning muses: As our city lights spread blocking the view of stars, and app notifications replace the constellations humans used to point and share at night; we- as a people, as a species- need the stars more than ever. We’ve lost context of reality; of big-picture, universe-sized reality. Out under a bajillion twinkling stars, the worry of are you making enough money becomes… silly. Stress of our loud lives fades, and a quiet calm settles from the top down and in out. We feel silent whispers that we belong to something bigger, and life is entirely what we dare to make it. And, so important now- we’re reminded that gender, race or religion are barriers that mean nothing to this greater reality. We are one people, crowded on a planet-sized ship, floating through this grand universe- all looking up and out at the same beautiful night sky.
Asher Roth & Firefly Vapor: “Rap Life”
Musical artist and rapper Asher Roth made this super-chill video about his Firefly. We love the original song (and you can’t hear it anywhere else!). “I’ve got a vision for us. It’s lovely. It’s lovely….” Asher Roth is best known for his single “I Love College.” He has since released a few different albums, and now works as an independent artist under his own label Retrohash. He’s a proud cannabis user and has been quoted about his cannabis use, saying “I honestly don’t believe [marijuana] is the gateway drug, because I use it and I’ve never done anything else… I’m trying to be open about my pot smoking.” And it seems to be helpful with creativity too! Keep up the good work Asher!
We’re calling on all artists to creatively express their Firefly vision, be featured on our social media and get a chance to win a Firefly Vaporizer and other fun prizes! The theme of the 2017 #MyFireflyArt competition is “Glow”. All forms & mediums of art are accepted – just submit a photograph of your piece and remember your art must be inspired by Firefly’s glow! Happy Vaping & Happy Creating! #MYFIREFLYART WINNERS ANNOUNCED 1st Place Title: Husky Firefly Glow Artist: @al_and_guy_the_husky 2nd Place Title: Wolf Song Artist: @phillewisart 3rd Place Title: Vapors Of The Galaxy Artist: @fitlovesmonika AWARDS First place will win a Firefly2, shipped right to their doorstep . Second place will win a T-shirt and 20% off any Firefly, or Firefly merchandise Third place will win a T-shirt and 15% off any Firefly, or Firefly merchandise The final artwork pieces will be seen by an international audience and displayed on Firefly’s Blog, social media, and newsletter. By having the artwork on Firefly’s website and social media, artists will gain exposure, and increase traffic to their online portfolios. GENERAL RULES FOR ENTRY Entries must be emailed to Yair@thefirefly.com or uploaded to Facebook or IG using the hashtag #myfireflyart Each submission must include name of creator and title. Format: LastName-Title.jpg Artist must follow Firefly on IG and Facebook Art must be inspired by Firefly’s glow We will collect all artist’s entries and hand select finalists which will be displayed and winners will be chosen based of a combination of Facebook & Instagram likes Artists must be 21 years old or older The competition is open to everyone in the US DISCLAIMERS Firefly Vapor shall have the right to display and reproduce accepted work for promotional purposes, regardless of future ownership, in both printed and electronic form. Entries must be original works of art and not copies, derivatives or based in anyway on other copyrighted or published works of art. Artist agrees and understands that by submitting their artwork to Firefly Vapor via email that they will be subscribing to our awesome email newsletter . Firefly Vapor retains the right to reject submissions that do not fit the guidelines or the spirit of our competition. This contest is no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram or Facebook.
Vapor Love Is In The Air
Happy Valentine’s Day to our Firefly Family! We are sending you all the positive vapor vibrations – can you feel it?? In honor of the holiday, we want to show some love to a few of our favorite woman crushes 🙂 First up is the uber-talented etheral art angel and LA-based photographer, Elena Kulikova. “Firefly takes me to magical places and lifts me up on a yummy cloud to elevated creativity!” Check out Elena’s Instagram account for some sexy inspiration @elenakulikovastudio GANJA + TANTRA YOGA Dee Dussault, the creator of San Francisco’s favorite Ganja Yoga class also teaches tantra and meditative loving touch. We love her laidback style and her powerful combination of spirituality and sexuality. “Vaping allows me the opportunity to mindfully taste and smell cannabis. It sets the tone for a mindful yoga practice or tantra session” Dee has a “Ganja Yoga” book coming out this spring with Herper Collins. Learn More Here CANNASEXUAL Ashley Manta, the Cannasexual, has created a job for herself where she experiments and teaches about cannabis and sex. Sounds fun! Why is Firefly one of Ashley’s favorite cannasex toys? “That long, slow inhale is great for getting you present and into your body. You can shotgun hits too. That’s what I’m doing with partners that aren’t as comfortable with concentrates as I am” Get a taste of Firefly’s cannasexapades with Ashley in her article: “Starting off 2017 with a bang: My NYE Threesome” Read The Full Article
Purple Dandelion & Firefly Vapor: “Firefly Dancers”
That feeling when you get so lifted you feel like you’re FLYING! There’s nothing like a good vape dance party! This video was shot at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. It’s one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Perfect place for a stop drop and vape break. Our friends who made it at Purple Dandelion also throw cannabis events at a place called the Tree Lounge in LA. Check them out for more cool content and events!
Take A Vape Trip To The Afterlife
Animated by Lilfuchs – Check out his website. He works with some of our favorite bands!
Making Music from Plants
When Firefly launched our Firefly V.2, we had a SF launch party with upwards of 3oo people in attendance. The best part of the night for many of us was getting the chance to see Mileece I’Anson’s music installation in our conference room, where she hooks plants up to electrodes in order to modulate the electromagnetic current generated by them. Yes, that really did happen. In our conference room..as if you needed more proof that Firefly creates magic. ???? From an earlier Motherboard article on Milceece’s work: Channeling a plant’s sentience into an instrument is no obvious feat. Mileece’s background as an audiophile and programmer dovetailed to turn a garden into an organic medium for music. She pulls this off by attaching electrodes to leafy limbs, which conduct the bio-electric emissions coming off living plants. The micro-voltage then gets sucked into her self-authored software, turning data into ambient melodies and harmonic frequencies. It’s simply not enough for these green little squirts to just spit out noise. All this generative organic electronic music must sound beautiful, too. As a renewable energy ambassador, Mileece’s larger goal behind her plant music is to enhance our relationship with nature. And if plant music can have a pleasing aesthetic articulation then hopefully we all can give a greater damn about our environment. While some may see the paradox in an organic medium generating electronic music, Mileece does not. She sees this as a symbiotic relationship, a vital one, and one that hints to a larger relationship she’s been trying to unify, which is that between humans and nature.