We are living in the modern world, invented by artist Adam Frank, this modern little oil candle casts an enchanting shadow from a tiny, stainless steel tree. As the flame flickers, the shadow of the tree moves like a light breeze is rustling its branches. An unique twist on a normal candle. Give one to your favorite hostess or light several at your next dinner party. The shadow’s intensity and size will be affected by additional light in the room – the darker the room, the better the results. Comes with 2 containers of odorless, clean-burning liquid wax that last 17 hours each. Available in five styles (from left to right): Cedar, Nest, Magnolia, Pine, and Bloom. Sold individually. Set of two refills also available. Made in Brooklyn. Made from: stainless steel. Measurements: 5.5″ H x 2.5″ dia.
The photo above captures what this truly unusual item is about. It’s a sturdy stainless steel cylinder which holds a reservoir of lamp oil. When lit, the oil candle illuminates the small cut-out figure which then casts a dramatic and flickering shadow on the wall behind it.
You can set it up over the course of several evenings when friends and neighbors were stopping by. Esepecially in the winter, I typically light a candle every afternoon around 5pm as it starts to get dark and cold outside. It’s like my own personal table-top fireplace, making me feel warmer and brighter just to look at it as I cook dinner. I more choose candles with strong scents though to fill my open kitchen and living room, a feature I missed with this candle. However, several friends commented that they actually liked that it provided an alternative to scents, which not everyone appreciates. Some people are even prone to headaches from strong aromas, so a candle like this might be a nice thing to have around if you have a friend like that.
I also been noticed that the room has to be fairly dim or at least has to have light from only one source in order for the shadow to be crisp, a facet that adds to the drama. Think Valentine’s dinner, huh? A late-night round of drinks? haha..
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