Recreate Raiders' Goriest Scene With a Melting Nazi Candle

Die-hard fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark will finally be able to recreate what is certainly the most unsettling scene in the movie, and one of the creepiest uses of practical effects ever to hit the silver screen. But instead of multiple layers of melting gelatin, this Major Toht candle is of course made of wax—so it… » 11/19/14 5:00pm 11/19/14 5:00pm

Burn An (Almost) Infinite Candle With This Clever Wax-Catching Holder

To all of you convinced there's no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, behold Benjamin Shine's brilliant Rekindle candlestick holder that slowly but steadily turns into a brand new candle as it burns and melts away. » 2/11/14 2:20pm 2/11/14 2:20pm

Skyscraper Candles Let You Safely Set the World on Fire

"I like watching these buildings burn," says Jing Jing Naihan Li, a young Beijing architect. That would normally come off as ominous, but in this case, it's awesome: Naihan makes candles that are modeled after the tallest buildings in the world. Because, after all, aren't skyscrapers just the candles on the… » 12/30/13 5:30pm 12/30/13 5:30pm

This Bronze Candle Will Burn Forever and Never Melt Away

Given how important it's been to our development, mankind will always be drawn to open flames. But if you're tired of buying tea light candles in bulk for a little bit of accent lighting, Fabien Gerlier's Caviar might be better suited to adding accent lighting to your home. Made of sintered bronze, the lamp stays lit… » 10/11/13 11:35am 10/11/13 11:35am

The Extra Glow Of Charcoal Candles Is Really Mesmerizing

Some people are all about candles. Dinner, baths, soy-based, scented. It's a whole thing. But candles can seem like more trouble than they're worth. These charcoal candlesticks from Japanese designer Eisuke Tachikawa have gravitas, though. There's something calming about them. » 9/15/13 1:04pm 9/15/13 1:04pm

A Self-Lighting Candle with a Dimmer Switch Is Uselessly Awesome

Candles are low tech by definition. We've been using them for thousands of years. But designer Zelf Koelman put a more modern spin on them by whipping up an auto-lighting candle rig that even has a dimmer switch. It's as neat as it is totally absurd. » 5/16/13 3:40pm 5/16/13 3:40pm

Whip Up a Bewildering Nerdy Decor With This Giant Sword and Arcade…

Need scented candles, a giant foam sword, or a ringtone machine to annoy your buddies? Of course you don't but, you want 'em and ThninkGeek's spread for Toy Fair 2013's got you covered. » 2/11/13 2:40pm 2/11/13 2:40pm

If This Amazing Transforming Candle Isn't On Your Birthday Cake, Your…

Presumably developed at some top-secret DARPA-funded research lab, what you're looking at here is the future of birthday cake candle technology, available today. Believe it or not, for just $20 you can order a three-pack of these spinning candles that shoot flames before opening like a flower, all the while playing … » 2/04/13 10:53am 2/04/13 10:53am

Old-Fashioned Lighting Meets Modern Style in These Stocky Stone Candle…

Lucky for you a well-lit night is just a lightswitch away, but it wasn't always that easy. The "Weight Here" family of candle-holders by Menu harkens back to a more fiery time, with a flourish of sleek minimalist design. » 1/28/13 5:40pm 1/28/13 5:40pm

Bask In The Glow Of The Solar System With These Planet-Inspired Candles

Melding past with present, the Teluria Candelabra's designers were inspired by a centuries old device that used the earth, moon, and sun's rotations to predict the seasons. Note Design Studio created the piece for Klong with the hopes that their candelabra would visualize the "cause of night and day, solar and lunar… » 10/23/12 4:20pm 10/23/12 4:20pm

Nothing Says Halloween Like a Bleeding Skull Candle

Remember the scene in Hamlet where he delivers an impassioned soliloquy to his dead friend's skull? Yeah, that was fine. But now wouldn't that scene have been vastly improved if Yorick's skull had started spontaneously spouting blood from its eye sockets? » 10/22/12 5:26pm 10/22/12 5:26pm

Is This Articulating Candle Holder the Grandfather of the Famous Pixar…

Pixar refuses to consent to paternity tests, but it seems obvious this unique take on a decorative candelabra can claim the iconic Luxo desk lamp as one of its descendants. » 9/24/12 3:30pm 9/24/12 3:30pm

Watch This Girl Incredibly Paint a Portrait of Adele with Burning…

Hong Yi, the lovely artist who makes mind blowing art from everyday objects like books, coffee and basketballs, is back at it again. This time? She paints a picture of Adele using burning candles. Seriously. Who needs a paintbrush when you have hot wax, right? » 8/23/12 11:30pm 8/23/12 11:30pm

Sending This Candle To a Watery Grave Is a Beautiful Way To Remember…

Haha, remember when that giant ocean liner sank taking the lives of over 1,500 people? It's a good thing come April that will have happened 100 years ago because that makes it ok to sell tacky novelty tie-in products. Right? Right? » 3/19/12 5:00pm 3/19/12 5:00pm

Genius Vented Candleholder Provides Easy Access For a Lit Match

Since your fancy gooseneck lighter always seems to be out of fuel, you might want to pick up a set of these vented tea light holders which are a stroke of genius. They feature a slit down the side that lets you easily light a candle with even the shortest of matches, reducing those burns that have become a holiday… » 11/12/11 7:00pm 11/12/11 7:00pm

This Life-Size Woman Candle Scares the Beegeezuss Out of Me

Holy Jesus on a pogo stick! Watch this video of a life-size wax woman turned into a giant candle and join me in my nightmares for the next six months. [A.F.Vandevorst via Lenn Cox via This Is Colossal] » 8/31/11 2:40pm 8/31/11 2:40pm

A Newspaper Scented Candle Probably Smells Like Death

Print is dead, or something like that. So honor it with this newspaper-scented candle! The candle has hints of guaiacwood, cedar, musk and spice and that somehow combines to re-create that grey lady newspaper smell. » 6/21/11 10:40am 6/21/11 10:40am

A Candle That Doubles As an Ashtray Makes Smoking Less Stinky

Smoking is terrible, we all know that. But it's terribly addictive and...disgustingly stinky. Your fingers reek, your clothes are tainted and the air, oh the air. This candle ashtray tries to make it a wee less smelly. » 5/25/11 2:40pm 5/25/11 2:40pm

Make This Lava Lamp Bubble and Churn Yourself

When I say "yourself," I mean "whack a tealight candle underneath." It's certainly more DIY than plugging it into a wall socket and flicking the switch. One tealight is good for around three hours of '70s-style fun. » 11/03/10 4:10am 11/03/10 4:10am

White Castle Scented Candle: The Stink of Success

If they can make a pine scented candle and a cinnamon scented candle and a country linen scented candle, you're damn well right they can make a candle that smells like Grade-D Holstein smothered in onion scraps. And they did! » 5/03/10 7:40pm 5/03/10 7:40pm