When we saw this idea by conceptual designer Tobias Wong, who died too young at 35 last year, we immediately wanted one. His work, always smart, gorgeous and ironic, often turned our ideas upside down.
So it doesn’t surprise that this limited-edition run of 1000 scented candles sold out immediately. The work considers the death of print as we remember the scent of a newspaper when burned. The candle is described as :
A sweet mix of cedar, pulp and other vaguely homey aromas, this candle is not nearly as acrid and punchy as the smell of a normal Morning Edition. In short, it’s a memory straight from the mind of a romantic who loved print but wouldn’t dare express it without provocation.
Kudos to those smart enough to jump on the opportunity, and we’ll let you know if they consider another run.