Doreen Sullivan, the founder and CEO of My Bud Vase, likes to define herself as an “artisanal innovator.” She creates luxury bongs that can be mindfully integrated into daily life.
One afternoon in 2015, Doreen had a neighbor pay her an unexpected visit. She did the classic “hide the bong dance,” one she’s practiced her whole life, she told Benzinga during a recent chat.
In this particular occasion, she hid her bong among all of her flower vases.
When her neighbor left, Doreen just sat there, heart pounding, staring at her bong, which was sitting next to a vase she had owned for years — serendipitously shaped like a bong.
“The two pieces were so similar in shape and yet so different in style. That was my ‘AH-HA!’ moment,” she told Benzinga.
The next day, Doreen called a friend and got her on board a crazy project, a six-month frenzy of repurposing vases into bongs.
“We busted through …