Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Four

Our latest shipment delivers a CH Zambia inspired custom citronella candle and surprise sculpture


Since the last installment of our Quarterly Co subscription service a lot has happened here at Cool Hunting—most importantly, our first CH Edition trip to South Africa and Zambia. CH co-founder Evan Orensten drew on the safari experience for our fourth Quarterly shipment, which reaches subscribers this week. Inside the small cardboard box is a custom-made travel candle designed in collaboration with our friend and South African curator Roelof le Roux and Chandler House, a Cape Town-based design studio.

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Not only is the compact candle ideal for travel but the citronella and plant-based soy wax works wonders to keep pesky bugs at bay. Once the biodegradable, chemical and soot-free wax has burned away, a little wire mosquito sculpture appears. Made by artists of the African Home fair trade project in Cape Town, the handmade African mosquito model is a traditional keepsake native to South Africa.

To start a Cool Hunting Quarterly subscription with the fifth shipment, or to learn more about Quarterly Co., visit their website. For more ideas of what’s to come down the road and what came before check out our past shipments.