Skyscraper Candles Let You Safely Set the World on Fire
"I like watching these buildings burn," says
Jing Jing Naihan Li
, a young Beijing architect. That would normally come off as ominous, but in this case, it's awesome: Naihan makes
The 32-year-old designer, who's worked with Ai Weiwei and at OMA, debuted the candles at Beijing Design Week last year. Now, they're for sale online at
, where you can choose from
You'd think that someone who went to the trouble to model and mold these buildings (and custom-make them for two years) would have done so out of love, right? Nah-she did it for the sheer pleasure of seeing them burn. Bundshop asked Naihan about the basis for the project, and she gave the most hilarious response ever:
I'm tired of modernity. I like watching these buildings burn and melt into artistic pieces. I light these for fun, I think I've burnt 20 sets just myself.
The only caveat in all of this is the relatively high cost of each piece-they range from $39 on up through the hundreds. But keep in mind that each candle is more than a foot high, so they'll last for a while. [ Bundshop ]
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