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Creative & Cool Candles: From Projectors to Votive Candle Holders

Here are a range of cool candles and unique votive candle holders.

The Bravit Molecular Candle

The Bravit is designed by Christoph van Bommel. The wax base is relatively thin and the one wick spreads out to form molecular structures allowing the candle to burn with 5 flames at a time. Is it chaos, beauty, or both?

From his site:

“The soul of the candle appears: the wick, hidden and charmless – stands out and draws attention: Will it burn? What path will it take? What will be left?”

The Bravit Candle

The Bravit Candle

DIY Coffee Can Candles

This DIY lantern tutorial by Maggie Makes uses coffee cans, a hammer, a nail, a stencil design and candles to make unique and decorative votive candle holders.

Coffee Can Votive Lantern

A coffee can votive lantern

Coffee Can Votive Lantern

Creative Candles: Hand Gestures

L’atelier WM, a design group in Paris, has designed a range of hand gesture candles.  Because of their fine detailing, these unique shaped candles look absolutely life like – source.

Hand Gesture Candle

Hand Gesture Candle

Rocking Votives

Pigeon Toe Ceramics have create these simple yet beautiful colored votive candle holders. The exterior has a nice egg like texture, while the inside is smooth and glazed with a choice of 15 different colors. They can be bought here for $36 each.

Colored votive holders

Colored egg votive candle holders

Colored votive holders

Colored egg votive candle holders

Luminology

The Luminology range of unique candles has a similar style as the Rocking Votives above. Made by Pigeon Toe Ceramics these are “porcelain vessels” that take their inspiration from backyard fire pits. The unique wick gives the candle a modern styling. These beautiful candles can be bought here with prices starting from $18. You can even mix and match the glazing color and the fragrance.

Luminology Candles

Beautiful candles by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Luminology Candles

A Luminology Candle

Kerr Lanterns

The Kerr Votive Lantern is another candle design by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. They are miniature mason jars made from porcelain which glow softly when a votive candle is lit inside. These hanging votive candle holders are available here for $36.

Hanging candle holders

The Kerr votive candle holders

Hanging candle holders

The Kerr votive candle holders

Lumen Shadow Projectors

In our post 3 Designer Lighting Profiles: Shadow Projectors we highlighted the Lumen Shadow Projectors by Adam Frank. They are not technically candles as they are fueled by oil, but they are unique and creative pieces. They are available here for $48.

Lumen Shadow Projector

Lumen Shadow Projector

 

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Tabletop Lighting Ideas For Your Deck

If you want to add lighting to your deck there are a few options to consider. First there are wireless deck lighting ideas such as using solar powered cap or floor lights. There are also a few simple tabletop lights that can be used on a deck: from fire bowls to traditional lanterns.

Flameless Candles

Led candles mimic the real thing but are easy and safe to light

Flameless candles, also known as eternity candles, are LED battery powered lights that mimic a real candle. Unlike real candles, they are reusable, there is no wax to clean up afterwards, and there is no fire hazard. You can even find some that will flicker and have wax bases, some come scented, and some will come with a remote control so you can switch on a group of them at the same time.

Fire Bowls

There are a number of different types of fire bowls to choose from: there are tabletop propane gas tank fire bowls, ones that are fueled with gel or oils, and there are wood and charcoal fire pits. For a modern lighting option, have a look at the fire bowls that use fire glass.

fire bowl

A tabletop fire bowl

Umbrella Lights

If you have an umbrella on your deck this can be used as a base for deck lighting. Solar powered lights can be attached to the pole or to the edges of the umbrella, while the solar panels sit on top of the umbrella. There is also the option of battery powered lights that attach to the pole of the umbrella. You can also find umbrellas that come with lights already built into them.

Lanterns

There are a number of options when it comes to lanterns:

  • There are the traditional candle lanterns, where you simply place a candle inside, and the lantern shields the candle from the wind
  • There are oil burning lanterns
  • There are battery powered lanterns that you can also use inside the house. They are also ideal as kid’s night lights, because if they needed to go to the bathroom they can simply carry it with them as most kids won’t be able to reach light switches
  • There are also solar powered lanterns

Mini Tiki Toches

You can add a tropical feel to your deck table area by using mini tiki torches. These torches can be fueled with citronella oil which will burn with less smoke and also act as a natural mosquito repellent.  

 

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History Of Lighting [Infographic]

Here is a quick snapshot of the History of Lighting. Dating back to the Big Bang, to the invention of the incandescent light bulb (1800) to modern day LED lights.

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Flameless Candles: Easy And Hassle Free Lighting With Just As Much Elegance As The Real Thing

If you are looking for easy and cheap lighting that provides relaxing ambient lighting, one great option are flameless candles. Otherwise known as battery candles, these mimic real candles. Some will even flicker to create an authentic candle flame look. An LED light is incased within a candle shaped base (some are made out of real wax), providing you with a cleaner and easier way of having candle lighting. These LED candles can be placed all around the home without having to worrying about the danger of fire. These flameless candles come in a range of different models, providing a number of added benefits and conveniences.

Easy Control With Remote Control Flameless Candles

Led candles mimic the real thing but are easy and safe to light

Flameless candles with remote controls can easily be found from places such as Amazon. These controls are linked up to 2-4 candles, depending on the brand you buy, allowing you to control the flameless candle lighting from a distance. Another alternative would be flameless candles with timer settings. A timer setting will automatically turn on the battery candles everyday at the same time for a certain amount of time, 5 hours for example.

Add To The Sensory Appeal With Scented Flameless Candles

You can even get scented flameless candles. The light within the candle base will heat up slightly allowing for the fragrance of the candle to spread. The most popular and common scent is vanilla. There are also more exotic scents such as citrus, Moroccan spice, lime grass, or pomegranate.

Flameless candles – ideal for elegant and hassle free: