Reusable Concrete Candle Holders

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These concrete candle holders were created by the Brooklyn-based art studio and architecture firm Insek Design. As part of a limited edition production, each piece is individually hand-cast and signed by the craftsman. Formed in in cylinder and cube shapes, the shallow 8.5-ounce candle holder’s concrete material makes it industrial in style, stable on the table, and cool to the touch. The design is also finished with a non-toxic and food-safe seal, padded with a cork bottom, and filled with soy wax. The candle itself is all-natural and promises more than 35 hours of burn life.

After the wax has melted down, the container can be used as a planter, a pen holder, or a small vase, to name a few possibilities. The designers encourage buyers to reuse the design and sell the candle with a seed paper card and instructions for planting wildflowers. All of the packaging is 100% compostable. The box the design comes in is even made of reclaimed barn wood and can be repurposed as decor.
Available in online in the designer’s Etsy shop and from select stockists in the USA, Canada, and Belgium, the candles are priced from $35.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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