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Gift of the Day: A Candle They Won’t Want to Burn

Animation: Andrew Myers

Following Altuzarra last week and Shane Gabier of Creatures of the Wind, Jonathan Saunders is the latest fashion designer to dip his toe into homewares. The new collection from Saunders, the New York–based Scottish designer known for his bold color palette and love of craftsmanship, includes fringed pillows — dyed in Los Angeles using natural dyes ​​— and luxurious hand-knit blankets.

There’s also a candle that comes in colors like khaki, bright blue, and beige and is shaped like a wiggly S, for Saunders. Made of soy and beeswax, it has five wicks so it will burn evenly, but it even works great as a coffee-table objet right next to a Gaetano Pesce vase, sans feu.

Give the Gift of a Candle They Won’t Want to Burn