Forget the calendar, here’s a designer candle that counts down to Christmas Eve

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 October 2014

Counting down to Christmas is one of the most exciting times in a kid’s year (…and an adult’s). But instead of going with the traditional advent calendar this year, why not countdown in a more unique way… with a candle! Designed by Anne Lehmann, the Christmas Candle is a more grown-up version of the calendar […]

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These candleholders are designed to look like plumbing pipes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 27 August 2014

For those of us who don’t particularly like being given candleholders as gifts, these might change your mind. Designed by Dutch designer Merel Bekking, Mr. Fahrenheit is a concrete candleholder that looks just like a plumping pipe.

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Library nerds: This candle will lift your soul with the smell of old books

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 5 May 2014

It’s amazing just what scents you can get out of candles these days. There was one of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and now we’ve found a candle that library nerds will dig. Handmade by Minneapolis-based Frostbeard Studio, you can light up the Old Books soy wax candle and inhale its heavenly earthy scent with notes of […]

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Kitten candles that melt into skeletons

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 4 November 2013

Aww, it’s a cute kitty candle. Psyche! It’s now the steel kitty skeleton from your worst nightmares! Known as the Devil’s Candle, this quirky candle was designed by Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval back in 2011. Many wanted to get their hands on this after it became a hit online, but couldn’t, due to mass production issues.

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Too lazy to burn calories? Burn a pie-scented candle instead

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 25 February 2013

Oh, with that telltale candle wick smack in the middle of that yummy-looking pie, we know these baked creations by WicksWorks are really food candles that look and smell like the real thing. The pie candles come in quite a few flavours: apple, banana cream, blueberry, peach and even savory pumpkin. Of course, if you […]

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Middle finger candles make for poetic protests

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 20 August 2012

Sadly, World Middle Finger Day passed us by this month without us knowing it, but we were really excited to see these middle finger candles by Brooklyn-based artist Nao Matsumoto. These were inspired after Matsumoto nearly cut off his middle finger while cutting wood in a studio mishap. Each candle comes in the shape of a hand with the wick sticking out of the middle finger, begging to be lit. The candles were used in protests against Japan’s nuclear energy use during the anniversary of the March 2011 tsunami.

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Edgy designs from Cape Town’s incredible Sobiet Studio

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By Nastasha Sale in New Design on Wednesday 8 August 2012

This studio is insane, their skulls are amazing, and the candles are a centerpiece to behold. Sobiet Studio is in the deepest south of Cape Town. Candles litter every mantlepiece and shelf, while Cuban props from all eras sit in each corner of the room. You can sit and have a coffee in a lounging area comprised of over 10 antique dental chairs. This studio is a creative space of the highest sophistication.

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Bizarre candle fragrances that appeal to ‘real’ men

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Wednesday 27 June 2012

Avid Seinfeld viewers would be familiar with the episode where Kramer whips up the crazy idea to manufacture a cologne that makes people smell exactly like they had just spent the day at the beach. Calvin Klein went on to steal the idea off him, aptly titling the scent, Ocean. The point of my TV comedy […]

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Queen B Florence Rolled Candles

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Thursday 25 March 2010

The Florence range of rolled candles by Queen B is said to be inspired by the intricacy and detail of European design with a distinctly Australian flavour. The result of this clever combination is a lovely candle featuring meticulously convoluted scrolls and swirls within each leaf; which make an eye-catching addition to any home.

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