01.10.2017
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This Sherlock Holmes-Inspired Vape Pipe Is Elementary Genius

And it looks sleek enough to be in a Guy Ritchie movie.

Whether as a BBC television drama character currently portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, a big-screen action hero embodied by Robert Downey Jr. in 2009, or as the titular analytical genius in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s series of wildly popular 19th-century detective stories, Sherlock Holmes always had a fucking clue.

That’s why, if he were alive today, in real life, old no-shit Sherlock would be an early adopter of the Holmes Pipe. Or at least he’d put his name on the waiting list while the Holmes Pipe goes through its ordained stages of development.

Designed for vaping flower-like plant life in a refined and highly logical manner, the Holmes Pipe is the brainchild of independent designer Steve Bae, who lives in Seoul, Korea.

Bae, like everybody, knew that Sherlock Holmes was a pipe smoker. Furthermore, Bae recognized that the pipe Holmes was typically depicted smoking looked like it had been modeled after the plumbing under your bathroom sink. No self-respecting human being of the 21st century would be caught casually puffing something that looked like a gooseneck drain. Fittingly, the connection between Sherlock (fictional) and Bae's pipe (conceptual) is more along philosophical lines rather than physical similarity.

Holmes Pipe (via)

The Holmes Pipe prototype incorporates sleek modernist design and flickering-edge LED technology to produce an ultra-hygienic, hyper-controlled vaping experience that allows the user to project a profile of tech-savvy affluence while being lifted into a rarefied sphere of lit consciousness.

Appearance, really, is almost everything when it comes to possible future products such as the Holmes Pipe, and appearances are as good reason as any to inspect the piece’s charging dock. The charger’s best explanation and cheerleading comes from its creator, Bae:

Designing the charging dock for the Holmes Pipe, I tried to find a way to maximize the design while it’s charging. By using glass as cmf for the stand, the pipe could seem as if it’s floating by itself.

Sherlock Holmes, despite a century's assumptions of opium use, was never known to smoke any intoxicants during the course of any Arthur Conan Doyle depiction. (Holmes did on occasion indulge in a seven-percent cocaine solution.) If the Holmes Pipe had been around back then, the cranky and brilliant detective would have a hard time maintaining that elementary abstinence from inhaling flower fumes.

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