Candlelight

Thaw

I’m not a huge candle-fan, but I like the idea of fire and ice used together. You fill the mould with water and let it freeze, then you light the candle and as the ice melts, it drains neatly back into the mould.

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Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Thaw here

Lumen Oil Lamp, Flock

For those of you looking for a different way to add atmosphere, this oil lamp shadow projector might do the trick. Just make sure your visitors aren’t afraid of birds…

“Lumen is an acid-etched, stainless steel, oil lamp shadow projector. It comes with two 17-hour fuel cells.”

Designed by Adam Frank.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy Lumen Oil Lamp, Flock here

Panton Dodecahedron Candleholder – Set/2

Who would have thought dodecahedrons could be so pretty? Well, Mr. Verner Panton, of course.

“…set of two candleholders was designed by Verner Panton in the 1960s. The clear glass facets of each holder creates a mesmerizing effect with the lit flame therein.”

measures approx. 3.2″ diameter x 3.2″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Panton Dodecahedron Candleholder – Set/2 here

’60 watt’ Votives by Walteria Living

Flickering candlelight in the form of a lightbulb. Pretty clever.

“votives in the form of large globe 60 watt light bulbs made out of thin cast white porcelain – allowing the small candle within to emit a warm, glowing light.
each votive comes with a votive holder, made to hold the object at an angle, allowing the threaded bulb base to act as both a handle and a vent.”

Includes 2 votives and 2 holders.

6”w x 5”d x 5″h : base – 3.5”d

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy ’60 watt’ Votives by Walteria Living here

Four Arm Candleholder

Several of these scattered randomly about the center of a table would make an extremely nice centerpiece, or one on it’s own would make a nice, simple accent.

“Finely crafted from polished stainless steel, this four arm candleholder evokes 1970′s minimalist sculpture. Expertly balanced, it adds a striking modern note to any table or credenza.”

7″D x 11.5″H

(thanks erika for the link)

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Four Arm Candleholder here

nordic light 7 arm candelabra

This candelabra folds up and fits nicely in a drawer. But it’s so nice you may just want to keep it out 365. Or maybe 364 so you can make use of the folding mechanism.

“We normally advise against playing with fire, but you won’t be able to resist reconfiguring this amazing candle holder over and over. Jonas Grundell’s flexible design allows for up to seven candles, arranged in linear, circular or asymmetric patterns—whatever suits your whim. Simply choose your display, then tighten the center screw to hold each arm in its place. Choose from four stately colors.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $74
Availability: Buy nordic light 7 arm candelabra here

Turned Resin Pillar Holders

If I was more of a candle person, I’d probably buy these pleasantly hefty candleholders. I’m quite fond of the high gloss finish (especially the white and black).

Yellow, Black, Stem and White available.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Availability: Buy Turned Resin Pillar Holders here

Candle with Matchbox by Jeremy Walton

I’ve seen this somewhere before, don’t remember exactly where, but I do remember thinking it’s a fantastic idea. Why hasn’t somebody thought of this before? With this candle, the matches are right where you need them.

Designer: Jeremy Walton
6h x 2.5w x 2.5″d

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No longer available.

Gran’s Candlestick by Harry Allen

A plastic, colorful, traditional-style candlestick. Doesn’t seem like it would make sense, but it does. I heart Harry Allen.

“harry allen always cherished the silver candlesticks that were left to him by his grandmother. gran adored them and they appear in nearly all of the family’s early holiday photos. he loved to use them, and for a devout modernist, this caused some psychological conflict. after pondering the fact that everyone, even a modern designer like himself, responds to classical elegance, harry allen decided to embrace the conflict by copying them with color-infused plastic. through a material transformation, the classic form of gran’s candlesticks is available for the modern world to enjoy.”

available in: red, green, yellow, white, pink, blue
dimensions: 4.5″ x 14″ x 4.5″

Vesuvius candlestick

Candlestick holder that resembles melted wax. I love it.

tall (glazed)

designer:
Ted Muehling

design year:
2005

manufacturer:
Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Germany

materials:
white glazed porcelain

dimensions:
5″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $275.00
Availability: Buy Vesuvius candlestick here

Candlestick Maker

“With Candlestick Maker, the actual object is a 4″ diameter surface from which a repository for a candle emerges. It can be placed on virtually any other object – an empty bottle of household cleaner, and elegant wine stem, a vase… literally anything! By placing this piece on an object of your choosing, you actually create the candlestick.”

4″ diameter x 3.25″ height

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Price: $29.90
Availability: Buy Candlestick Maker here

Arik Levy: Kaz Candleholder/Sculpture

It’s a candleholder! It’s made of high quality clear crystal, so it’s got some heft to it and it’s named after one of the mountains in the Aegean part of Turkey (that looks like an iceberg.

Size: 9″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Arik Levy: Kaz Candleholder/Sculpture here

Smart Candle Light

Here’s an alternative for those of you that have that nagging worry about fire. Sure, this looks like it’s a flickering candle, except it’s not. Powered by triple-A’s, you can now enjoy that lovely glow without the worry.

Glass shell, plastic insert. Two AAA batteries included.

5″x2.5″

(Link and price updated June 23, 2011.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.50
Available from: Smart Candle

Hand Grenade Oil Lamps

Holy cow! These oil lamps are actually real US army surplus grenades that are gilded in gold or silver (or left in their natural finish) and filled with oil so it can be a candle. I like ‘em lots. No matter what your opinion on general warfare, you’ve got to appreciate the genius of these lamps. I’m sure many would have raised eyebrows when happening upon them, and I guess that’s the beauty of it all, huh?

2.25″dia x 3.75″h

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Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Hand Grenade Oil Lamps here

Concave Oil Lamps

This little lamp appears to be glowing with no energy source (wouldn’t that be nice?) when really the oil is under the concave, stainless surface.

Diameter 10.5″

Thanks, William!

Purchase Information:

Price: $138.00
Availability: Buy Concave Oil Lamps here