Candles are undoubtedly instant mood inducers. It’s somehow a little ironic how in our modern super industrialized societies and fully technologically equipped lives, the warmth of flickering candlelight reminding of past eras still simply rocks our worlds. From daily family meals, to friends coming over, to more formal occasions, candles are everywhere.
Shelton’s Twilight is in fact an elegant arch made from polished stainless steel which gives home to two candles. Two candles equals light times two, therefore its name, twilight. The name also refers us to the time when usually lights are lit, the twilight or else the border between light and darkness. Continue reading
The Danish do it better. Fact. When it comes to furniture and product design, they have a distinct, unforgettable way of doing it, wouldn’t you agree? Now let’s take the charming duo of Sebastian Holmback and Ulrik Nordentoft, who met at the Danish Design school. They formed the company HolmbackNordentoft – cleverly and simply combining their surnames – 10 years after their graduation.
Well, some things take time, especially good things. Other than combining their names, the Danish duo mainly combine their fabulous sense of aesthetics, while working in a wide range of design areas like interior design, furniture and lighting. From their range of products, today the spotlight is shown on a source of light itself: the Fuego Bio Firelight, designed for and available via Shelton, a company we love to love here. Continue reading
There is something hypnotic about candles. During the years people created different holders to enhance the beauty of candle light, then came Tom Dixon and created the astonishing Etch Candle Holder – after you see the light effect from one of those you will fill your house with thousand of candles.
Inspired by the logic of mathematics and the geometry of Geodesic structures, the design of the Etch is very sophisticated and you need to look at it several times to really absorb the beauty it holds. It features squares and hexagonal panels made from sheets of brass (.016“ thick) that were acid-etched to create a beautifully-detailed patterns. Continue reading
If you’re on the lookout for a stylishly elegant mood setter, look no further than Seda France Home Fragrances. Their richly-scented candles and diffusers, combined with gorgeous signature packaging, will make any space attractive and inviting. This can also be a wonderful house warming gift or a small token for a dinner party just to show you care – They dont call it “The gift that needs no wrapping” for nothing. Continue reading
The idea behind scented candles is to blend the soft glow of a candle light with a unique scent – the perfect combination for the perfect atmosphere.
These beautiful Votive Gift Sets, from Modern Alchemy, take the blend of light and scent to a whole new level. The collection is available in White or Black, where each set consists of three, 2.5 oz votives that produce wonderful scents. Continue reading
No matter how intelligent we are, sophisticated, advanced or modern, the most ancient, basic sense we have is smell. Scent goes into our most basic roots as human beings. It easily conjures memories, feelings, thoughts, cravings and so forth. Having said that, check out these stylish aromatherapy burners that will spread a wonderful scent throughout the room, bringing with it a special ambiance. Continue reading
Blending indoor and outdoor spaces is one of the hottest trends in today’s interior design and modern architecture; large glazed openings expand living spaces into the garden, while the use of natural materials throughout your home brings in nature in various forms.
Designed by Pernille Vea for Menu, the beautiful Pipe candleholder was inspired by Viking culture. It consists of a unique rustproof cast-iron shape with a spike on one side, which you can bang into a piece of wood, and a removable windproof glass cover, to keep your candles from blowing out. This stylish item offers the perfect indoor/outdoor mix, combining light and wood with a contemporary touch. Continue reading
Imagine yourself spending the evening outside on the porch, relaxing with your loved ones, enjoying good food and wine. To complete the last piece of this perfect picture you need the right kind of lighting, and the Faro Tealight Holder Set is the missing piece.
This set features three holders in gradating sizes, all with sturdy and softly brushed stainless steel bases. Frosted glass shades with clear glass shades and ribbed inner holders in a deep, contrasting finish will give a touch of elegance and spread a soft glow all around. Continue reading
If you wish to play around with a room’s ambiance – light is the way to go. If you wish to do so in the most elegant way you better check out the gorgeous Valencia candle holders collection from Gaia & Gino.
This decorative candle & tealight holder set is made of hand polished and sandblasted optical glass, exploring – through shapes, incisions and sanding – the variations of light effect on crystal. The different techniques create playful effects that allow us to discover the magic of light inside crystal structures. Continue reading
I love candles, I think that they create a wonderful atmosphere and I use them a lot either as centerpieces or as an alternative to traditional lighting. The downside of using them is when we’re sitting outside and there’s a breeze, or if I want to place them on a shelf or mantelpiece I always have to clear the area around the open flame.
The Wind & Weather Oil Lamps are a great alternative. These glass oil lamps feature a chamber sphere suspended from a glass rod within a glass tower. This is very clever because the tower protects the flame, which means I can use the lamps outside without them blowing out and I can also use them inside without fearing I’ll set the house on fire. Continue reading