As I am beginning to get out in the world again, I have been thinking back on what I have learned during the pandemic and all the wonderful artists, and their work, that I’ve been introduced to. I took a fantastic Alternative Materials course with Eun-Ha Paek last winter through Greenwich House, the same place that I took courses from Derek Weisberg. I loved it, and will forever be a fan of Eun-Ha. She is super cool, talented and kind.
You might have read this post from this past April where I talk about Eun-Ha.
When I was in New York two weeks ago, I was immediately drawn to the candles at the Zero Maria Cornejo store on Bleeker. I always like to stop in when I’m in town. They made me think about a candle I purchased last December by Eun-Ha Paek (above), and some other candles that I live with.
My daughter gifted me this gorgeous beeswax candle by her longtime friend Rani Ban. Take a look at Rani’s website to see all the other great art she is producing.
I have been buying Lauren Grossman’s candles for more years than I can remember. I have a stash of the colors I love, as they are great gifts to have on hand. You can purchase these gorgeous taper candlesticks at Vetri. They come in a variety of colors, and you can buy female, male and hermaphrodite versions.
Aren’t these candles fabulous? I might have to get some the next time I’m in town to add to my candle collection. They are all so good I don’t know how I’d decide.
I’ll never light any of these candles as I like them too much.