For Katie Martin, who lives in Tulsa, Okla., bringing new life to an old object is one of the motivating factors in her upcycled bong business.
She converted her first piece, an E.O. Brody hobnail glass vase, after “tons of trial and error,” in November, and started to post her creations on Instagram and sell them online under the name Glass Act; they cost $45 to $120. One of her favorite pieces is made out of a vase that came with a sticker saying that it was a Christmas gift from 1941.
“If it has a history and I know the history, I love it a thousand times more,” Ms. Martin, 34, said.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/19/style/vintage-vases-find-new-life-as-bongs.html