Architectural Candles

Brooklyn-based Croatian poet, sculptor, graphic and product designer Andrej Urem has created cubic candles that we never want to light. But at the same time, we’re eager to see them transform from their strict structures into molten, organic forms. Urem carves the first models himself, then uses 3D technology for additional sculpting and printing the molds. And due to their symmetrical nature, Urem’s candles have …

Six Oddly Shaped Candles

Independent makers who are thinking outside of the humdrum glass container to create design objects for the home

These days, candles are more than just a source of light or a mood setter; they need to emanate complex fragrances and more. Simple wax in a glass just won’t cut it anymore. We’ve scoured the world for uniquely shaped or housed candles that look beautiful even unlit. The hardest part, of course, will be making them last as long as possible—but their ephemeral nature …