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Homesick Candles
Crafted to remind people of their favorite state, Homesick Candles are made by a group of individuals who each moved away from the place they call home. The hand-poured, soy wax candles have distinctive fragrances—from Vermont's tinges of maple...
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Talbot + Yoon's Eccentric Design Objects
“We live in a tiny New York City apartment, as most people here do," explains Mark Talbot, co-founder—along with Youngjin Yoon—of Talbot + Yoon. "A lot of our inspiration was in trying to find solutions that were elegant but decorative in limited...
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Keap + Object_ify 139 Matchbox Set
Brooklyn-based studio Keap, the B Corp making affordable scented candles, is dabbling in a new candle-related side project: handmade matchboxes inspired by vintage Japanese labels from the 1920s to 1940s. Made in collaboration with Lower East Side...
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Lola James Harper's Scented Candles
Smell is a powerful way we mentally transport back to places and people we've visited. Rami Mekdachi is aware of this—thanks to his longtime experience with studying how fragrance can embody not only a brand's story but also philosophies and...
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A Scented Candle Inspired by the Aurora Borealis
Spreading the uniquely Scandinavian warmth of "hygge" via elegant scented candles, Skandinavisk has an exceptionally striking new design for their AW16 collection that caught our eye. Named "Nordlys" (Danish and Norwegian for the Northern Lights...
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Keap's Simple, Scented Candles
We love a thoughtfully made candle here at CH, and newly launched Keap raises the bar even higher with their status as a public benefit corporation. A sustainable coconut wax blend (in lieu of paraffin, soy or beeswax) is hand-poured in their...
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Norden Californian-Made Home Goods
In the crowded home goods market, young Encinitas, CA-based brand Norden caught our eye with striking yet simple packaging, expressing dedication to quality and utility. It makes sense after learning that owner Pete Panciera's background is in...
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Deep Blue Candle
Beatrice Valenzuela channels her hometown of Mexico City for her nature-inspired shoes and accessories—like a beautiful, unique hand-woven net bag from Chiapas. The Echo Park-based designer (who founded Echo Park Craft Fair) also makes one candle...
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Green Theme: 420 Friendly Products
As of just two days ago, medical marijuana is now legal in 24 of the United States and some 20 states have also decriminalized possession of small amounts. One of the outcomes of this (other than fewer people being put behind bars for minor offenses...
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Mary Jane Candle
Available in two sizes (six ounces, which burns for 30-45 hours or eight ounces, which burns for 50-65 hours) Black Candle Society's Mary Jane candle is made from 100% soy wax that's blended with organic cannabis flower fragrance oil—so it smells great...
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Ceramic Match Striker
Much more easy on the eyes than the go-to neon orange disposable lighter is this ceramic match-holder handmade by LA-based artist couple Kat Hutter and Roger Lee from their collaborative homewares line, Kat and Roger. Drag a "strike anywhere" match...
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Hoppa Bunny Candle
The product of a very successful Kickstarter campaign (the project was funded in just four days) Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval's PyroPet creations are sweet, faceted paraffin wax candles on the outside, but their insides are something else entirely...
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Kissing Girls Candle
This sweet peach-colored candle depicts the most wholesome image its name could possibly conjure up. Maria Candanoza crafted two young women locking lips and wearing what look like school uniforms, yet there's innocence to it all. The prettiness of...
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Interview: Tom Dixon
In the bustle of his SoHo, NYC showroom, among geometric homewares and personality-packed light fixtures, we sat down with the affable visionary Tom Dixon to talk about the future. The designer was present to preview his Spring 2016 collection—an array...
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Best of CH 2015: Most Popular
It’s always interesting to see what resonates with our audience most, purely because of its unpredictability. This past year, not just one category dominated. Whether browsing the magical images of Merfest or geeking out over the latest in technology...
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Askov Finlayson + Marvel Bar Candles
Minneapolis favorites—retailer Askov Finlayson and its sister Marvel Bar—launched their first candle collaboration in 2014 and it's graced the bar at CH HQ since. Inspired by the Marvel Bar's hand-crafted cocktails, the team collaborated with an...
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Literary Candles
Tanwi Nandini Islam is a Brooklyn-based feminist writer (author of queer coming-of-age novel "Bright Lines") who also tells stories through scents via her apothecary line, Hi Wildflower Botanica. Her #GetLit candle series is a unique collaboration...
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Ménage à Trois Massage Oil Candle Set
Made from all-natural ingredients like beeswax, soybean oil and coconut oil, these massage oil candles by Emily & Tony nourish the skin while stimulating the senses. Available in Fougere, Cream de Vanilla and Coco, the France-made candles set the mood...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sophisticated Scents
While we may not give much thought to our noses on the day-to-day, as it turns out, it's one of the easiest senses to please—and of course, turn off. These magnificently unique fragrances break out of the typical cologne or perfume box and activate...
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Exotic Sandalwood Vanilla Massage Candle
Sometimes a little bit of fire goes a long way. This much can be said of the "Don't Stop" sandalwood vanilla massage candle, which, when lit pours off rich, scented oil. The warm liquid has been infused with Shea butter, vitamins and rich botanicals...
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Tabaco Beeswax Candle
Yucatán Peninsula-based perfumery Coqui Coqui takes sensorial inspiration from its tropical surroundings. Their unique, smoky Tabaco scent (freshly picked tobacco leaves paired with citrus) comes in candle form, where the fragrance is infused with...
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The Fat Radish Collaboration Candle
Like all Brooklyn Candle Studio creations, the collaboration with The Fat Radish (one of NYC's best-loved farm-to-table restaurants) is made in small batches and hand-poured by BCS founder Tamara Mayne. Made from 100% soy—derived from American-grown...
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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...
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Outrenoir Scented Candle
Two artisanal forces in New York—Calico Wallpaper and fragrance design studio Joya—collaborate this season for a trio of uniquely scented candles, each with their own handmade marbled glass vessel. Calico, though just two years old, has become known...
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Scented Crying Candles by The Jacks
We've seen our fair share of handmade scented candles and thoughtful containers, but it's the ones hiding a devious personality underneath that really go the extra mile. PyroPet's cat and bird forms (which reveal a metallic skeleton inside) are a favorite...
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