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

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

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

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

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

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