Are you looking for a discreet, modern smoking accessories with a feminine touch? Kristina Adduci is giving it to you at House of Puff.
Inspired by art and design, House of Puff is offering a highly edited selection of beautiful cannabis accessories designed specifically for women who view smoking as an opportunity to enhance their lifestyle.
Their signature product, the Lit Kit, a cheeky play on Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit, contains an artist-designed ceramic one-hitter called Le Pipe, rolling papers + crutch card, matches, a pocket-sized silicone herb container, and ‘High Tide’ candle made exclusively for House of Puff x Joya. All of the accessories come in a carrying case about the size of a makeup bag that says “High Functioning” on the outside.
The Lit Kit is must have for newbies and experienced smokers alike and makes the perfect gift.
Tell us about yourself, how did you come up with the idea for House of Puff? And, what attracted you to the cannabis industry?
I started House of Puff out of necessity. Ever try and buy a chic cannabis accessory? It’s not easy.
Everything in this business is very male-centric in how it’s designed, or it has a very industrial or “dead-head” vibe too it. For me, I was looking to create a product that spoke to who I was as a person. With a background in the arts, aesthetics are very important to me, so I wanted to create something I could leave out on my coffee table without feeling embarrassed to own it.
Cannabis has been part of my wellness routine for a long time, and I felt like the tools and accessories I was using made me like I was doing something harmful or illegal, not making me feel better. So I went and tried to fix that.
Who is your ideal audience? Who shops at House of Puff?
The ‘Do It All’ Woman is who we are trying to reach. Our customers are out there today as doctors or CEOs who are building their careers, they are entrepreneurs like ourselves trying to run a business, or they are moms focused on building their family, or maybe they’re all of the above.
The fact is we find stoner culture is so passé. Women new to and potentially hesitant about cannabis want approachable, easy-to-use, and sophisticated smoking accessories. They want their accessories to reflect their sensibility and lifestyle: our products are discreet, sleekly-designed, and affordable.
That’s who buys House of Puff. The woman who wants to enjoy cannabis but isn’t focused on holding a flag up to say that’s what she’s all about, because she’s about so much more.
Tell me more about House of Puff’s signature product, the lit kit. I read it’s a cheeky play on Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit.
Our lit kit was our first offering on House of Puff. It’s the ideal set for both the seasoned and novice consumer. The Kit contains the entire suite of House of Puff products, including instructions for using Le Pipe and how to roll a joint, something I still haven’t quite mastered. Our customers love the Lit Kit because it’s an all-in-one introduction to the smoking experience. We made something that could feel complicated or confusing accessible, easy and fun. It makes for a great gift too.
Do you have to live in an adult-legal or medical state to order products?
I live in NYC, so it’s still illegal recreationally but legal for medicinal purposes. Possession of cannabis has been decriminalized but not legalized. Hopefully, that will all change very soon.
In your opinion what is the biggest challenge in the cannabis industry right now, specifically for women? What motivates you to keep going?
Right now it’s just about getting involved and having a more significant voice in the direction of how the cannabis will evolve from the fringes of acceptability to a mainstream staple of our lives.
You have to remember the historic counter-culture roots of cannabis really helped shaped initial perceptions of cannabis and if you think back to that time, it was a very much male-centric society. While society has become much more ‘she-centric,’ even over the last few years, the hang-ups we have as a society have prevented that expanding empowerment from reaching women in this business.
I really want to see this business become much more focused on what appeals to women. There will always be a place for the “Saturday’s are for the boys” crowd, but let’s not forget the plant we are all so enamored with is female.
Additionally, as a Puerto Rican woman, I’m motivated to help other women and people of color find their way into this industry. People of color and minorities are disproportionately affected by drug laws and now can’t find their way into this industry, I’d love to play my part and help in any way I can.
How was cannabis introduced to your lifestyle? Do you have a favorite cannabis related story or memory?
I’ve suffered from a diagnosed anxiety disorder since I was 18. After taking prescriptions to treat my anxiety for years, I began to hate the way it made me feel, so a friend suggested I try cannabis and I never looked back.
One of my favorite cannabis memories was the first time I made brownies. I had NO idea what I was doing and made the rookie mistake of eating half the batch because it “wasn’t kicking in.” Needless to say, I woke up the next morning with brownie crumbs in bed with no recollection of what transpired, which apparently included walking the High Line with my husband and trying to convince I knew every constellation in the sky and that I was going to be an astronaut.
What’s next for the House of Puff brand?
We’re coming out with two new products very soon, which we are really excited about.
Where are you located? What’s the weed scene like there?
We’re based in NYC and while the cannabis scene isn’t nearly as popular as our West Coast counterparts, we’re still a very active community. There’s always events, talks, and opportunities to connect with others in this space and we’re always looking to team up with fellow New Yorkers!