When I happen upon a product, I occasionally learn, to my surprise, that it’s a DIY project. It’s amazing what people have wherewithal (and time!) to concoct. I save the fun, innovative ideas to my “Crafty” Pinterest board, (there’s about 300 so far), but sometimes it needs a wider shout-out. So, I’ve added a new column to the blog, called “Crafty.” I likely won’t be detailing the steps (unless I’ve come up with and/or executed the project; but really, how likely is that?), but I will certainly provide the link so you can visit the blogger who put in the time and effort.
Brass, copper, & silver dipped concrete votive candles Learn how to do it yourself at Monster’s Circus
I don’t actually light candles all that often (though my boys think it’s fun to have a fancy dinner with candlelight at home), but I seem to always be admiring candlesticks. I should at least make more effort to light candles on Shabbat! No reason (I don’t think) that I couldn’t use some fun, modern candlesticks instead of the traditional silver ones. Here are 30 candlesticks that will inspire me (and you) to add ambience into winter evenings.
For years I’ve adored the Lucite pretzel knot candlesticks by Dorothy Thorpe—a decade ago I had stashed a tear that features one prominently, and I still have it. I think it’s the ultimate modern candelabra. Lately I’ve been interested in brass candelabra with joints, as well as simple Danish candlesticks in teak or painted wood. There are tons of newer, contemporary ones too, like Muuto’s green raw wood candelabra and the chunky chrome or glass tubular pieces that refer back to the ’70s. Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 44 Rooms with Candlesticks & Candelabra, here’s a shopping guide for 65 modern candlesticks and modern candelabra.
S H O P P I N G
1 Festive Candelabra by Natalie Rutard for Philippi Design, 99€ at Connox.
2 Light Runner Wood Candle Holder by Marie Thurnauer, $79AUD at Vincent2.
3 Muuto Raw Candelabra in Hand-Sawed Wood, $250 at A+R.