Urbancase Camera Candles On Sale At Fab.com!
Fashion-oriented flash sale sites are multiplying at a higher rate than Starbucks locations in the ’90s. But while the Goliaths of the flash sale universe —such as Gilt and Ideeli — have launched divisions dedicated to home furnishings housewares, and interior décor accents, these haven’t matched the level of success of their parent sites. But one of the new kids on the flash sale site block, Fab.com, is quickly showing itself to be the mighty David in this particular niche, offering a vast array of modern goods with an urban sensibility, an emphasis on artistry, and an irreverent feel. I’ve quickly become smitten with the site, where I can scoop up shower curtains bearing manipulated images of cityscapes, poster-sized art prints, sleek coffee pots, baroque-looking bed frames, graphic toss pillows, colorful hand-woven blankets made by artisans in South America and Africa, and much more.
One of today’s highlights: the sale of two candles designed by Seattle-based collective Urbancase, consisting of Darin Montgomery and Trey Jones. Both of the Urbancase candles currently on sale at Fab.com were inspired by vintage cameras. First, there’s the Camera Candle pictured at top (now $19.50 from $30), a 100% beeswax piece with a cotton wick fashioned after Polaroid’s 1977 One Step camera model. Measuring 3.75″ in height, 4″ in width, and 5″ in depth, this quirky camera comes in a bright yellow color and offers 40-50 hours of burn time.
Those with more of a vested interest in moving images will appreciate the Super 8 candle ($19.50 from $30), an ode to the handheld Kodak video camera model by that name. Measuring 5.5″ in height, 3″ in width, and 5″ in depth, the Super 8 candle also comes in a bright, Play Doh-worthy yellow hue.
If you’re a professional or recreational shutterbug, you’ll appreciate how these modern candles manage to fuse together a fun-loving energy with a reverence for the evolution of photography and cinematography.