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Regenerative Candle Forms New Ones As It Melts

Benjamin Shine creates an old-school light source that can rise from its own ashes.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on February 17, 2014. @greenidealism

Candles lend themselves extremely well to recycling, but the only problem is that it often requires some effort on your part, and the potential to make a mess. The Rekindle candlestick holder from Benjamin Shine on the other hand, takes care of all the hard work for you, and only requires that you insert a new wick every time your candle is “reborn.”

While this particular candle holder will set the mood, or provide you with a cheap light source for a very long time, it won’t last forever. Every time the candle burns all the way through, it will actually get a little bit smaller, but there’s nothing that can be done about that because it’s a fundamental chemical reaction.

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Hopefully an (almost) infinite candle will be enough to interest you, in which case you should contact Benjamin Shine directly. With enough support for the idea, it could even become a common household item, so don’t be shy about sending him a message.

Source: Gizmodo

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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