The Stash: Video Review

The Stash: Video Review

“The Firefly is a vaporizer that has the sleek design of a Bugatti but the raw power of a Mack truck….Speed, strength and style are the defining characteristics that make Firefly a force to be reckoned with in the vaporizer space.” Check out the sweet vape video from the guys at PROHBTD.
Purple Dandelion & Firefly Vapor: “Firefly Dancers”
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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
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Take A Vape Trip To The Afterlife

Animated by Lilfuchs – Check out his website. He works with some of our favorite bands!
Firefly wins the Good Design Award
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Firefly wins the Good Design Award

They like us!  They really like us!!!  Our founders Mark Williams and Sasha Robinson must have learned some things in their Silicon Valley years – Firefly was the only vaporizer to win “the most prestigious world design award” this year.  You can rest assured that when you vape with Firefly, you are having the highest form of vape experience. Issued annually since 1950, the Good Design program rewards “quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetics,” seeking out products that go above and beyond ordinary consumer product design.  This seal of approval from a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists means that Firefly has passed the “most rigorous test and criteria for absolute design excellence.”  Criteria include innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency. Other winners this year include NASA, Boeing, Motorola, Logitech, LC, and many more companies pushing the boundaries of design and technology.  Now Firefly can list yet one more thing in common with NASA besides using one of the same materials as their space ships. Good Design Awards are presented by Chicago Athanaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and founded by former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann Jr. with Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, Geroge Nelson, and Eero Saarien. See our win here!
Making Music from Plants
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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.
Firefly Launch Party: Vapor Portraits

Firefly Launch Party: Vapor Portraits

The Firefly Launch Party
Terpenes: More Than Just Nice Aromas
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Terpenes: More Than Just Nice Aromas

Terpenes are the unsung heroes of cannabis. But most people only recognize terpenes for the unique aromas they produce. While they do make your bud smell good, terpenes are also largely responsible for everything from the type of high you feel to any therapeutic effects cannabis provides.
Firefly Takes a Vape Hike
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Firefly Takes a Vape Hike

The Firefly team has been working hard!  Motivated to move our bodies away from glowing computer screens, we took to the trails to clear our heads and seek out inspiration from the Great Outdoors.
How To Journal Your Vape Experience
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How To Journal & Track Your Vape Experience

TRACK & JOURNAL YOUR VAPE EXPERIENCE USING GOLDLEAF JOURNALS By Lynn McElroy   Keeping a journal of your usage and experiences while vaporizing herb or concentrates can be incredibly beneficial. For starters, it can help you better understand your body and flavor palate and it encourages mindfulness, which is always a plus. But knowing what metrics to track and write down can sometimes be intimidating. Here are some tips to keep in mind when first beginning to journal your experience:   HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW?  In order to understand the effects of any given herb or concentrate, you need to be able to identify your starting point.  Ask yourself how you feel in this moment, prior to vaping anything.  Do you have any pain?  tension?  Are you distracted or stressed?  Closing your eyes and taking a moment will help you better evaluate your physical and emotional state.   ARE THERE OTHER INFLUENCERS? You should also take note of any other factors that might affect your experience. Are you thirsty?  Have you eaten? Are you on any other medication?  Is this the first time you’ve vaped today? All of these can greatly change the outcome you perceive by your vape session, and worth noting for future reference.   WHAT ARE YOU VAPING?  Next, write down some key points about what you put in your Firefly. Dry herb or concentrate?  What is the strain, how was it grown or processed and what are the genetics?  Are there lab results available? What is your temperature setting on the Firefly? Having a templated page to collect all these data points can be very helpful and it makes this part more approachable. Goldleaf makes two journals for this specific purpose, the Patient Journal & Taster Journal. Both include templated pages to help you know what is important.   WHAT DO YOU NOTICE?  There will be an initial wave of change you will feel when vaping dry herb or concentrates as the contents enter your body. This is the best time to think about flavor– since that sensory information is most fleeting.  How does it taste?  Is there an aftertaste?  How dense is the vapor? Next, think about how you feel after your first few pulls. Compare your feelings to where you were before you started and hone in on any areas of tension or pain. Think about your attitude and emotions, are there any shifts?  Are you more energetic or sleepier? Do you feel motivated and creative, or relaxed and mellow?   CAN YOU SUMMARIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE?  In addition to charting simple and clean cut data points, fill in any gaps by writing about your overall experience.  This part can be the most useful when looking back since every experience is a complex one with lots of external factors. Consider your surroundings and environment, how many pulls you took, how you are feeling after some time has passed, and what effects you notice that might have taken some time to form.   FINALLY, WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL RATING?  It is always good to tap out the spent material in your Firefly after vaping, avoiding a messier and difficult cleanout when you are ready for your next vape session.  This is a good time to think about the whole experience and rate it.  Would you recommend this strain or product?  Would you try it again?  What are some final takeaways, lasting effects or negatives?  Following the above tips will help you begin to understand your own body and taste in a more meaningful way and empower you to experiment with other dry herbs or concentrates that more closely match what effects or flavors you are seeking. Although any journal or notepad could serve, we recommend one of the notebooks designed by Goldleaf. They are created specifically for tracking your vaping experience and come in two types: patient-focused (for medical users) & recreation focused (for enthusiasts and adventurers).  All offer researched and thoughtful content, templated entry pages and plenty of infographics to help you better understand your body.  Find them at: shopgoldleaf.com. Firefly users can get 15% off any journal or print at shopgoldleaf.com with the code: FIREFLY15