SIMPLE SHAPE'S 14-DAY HOLIDAY GUIDE

DAY TEN: Lighten Up

This is the tenth day of our little foray into a seasonal guide. And today we're saying: Let there be light.

Charles and Ray Eames lit candles when ever they sat down to eat; breakfast lunch and dinner. And they lived in California...not known for the long dark nights of winter. So never mind about the longest day. Make like the Eames, light candles morning, noon and night; spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Just so happens we have really nice tea-light holders for you.

  Concrete Tea Light Holders, set of 3, £60

Concrete Tea Light Holders, set of 3, £60

This set of three tea light holders is yet another wonderful design from the supremely talented Havelock Studio. Training as an architect Jack Bailey Havelock brings the rigour of his training to his products. Careful calculation means that the light diffuses differently in the cones of the three varying height concrete holders.

 Scultural ornament

Scultural ornament

Remaining smart in the cold light of day and softening when they're lit, each one is hand-poured in a bespoke mold. The variations in the concrete as it dries means that every one will be slightly different. I only ever buy things for Simple Shape that I love. I really LOVE these. 

 Oxymoron: soft concrete; the warmth of the candle light does exactly that to the concrete

Oxymoron: soft concrete; the warmth of the candle light does exactly that to the concrete