Thanks to Kate Watson-Smyth of Mad About The House for the lovely piece below on our Copper Seed Pod Tea Light Holders which have made it onto her Objects of Design list.
Objects of Design #226: Copper Tea Light Seed Pods
copper tea light holders from maud interiors
I don’t often go mad for a tealight holder but these really caught my eye. Maybe it’s because I spent a large chunk of yesterday afternoon tramping through the autumn leaves in the pouring rain. Maybe it’s because there’s a distinct chill in the air now. Maybe it’s because I have written so much about Danish Hygge recently that I have turned into a candle lover.
the copper seed pods come in two sizes
No I’m not choking on my biscuit. Hygge is a Danish word that doesn’t really have a direct translation into English but is about cosiness and comfort and welcomeness (as it were). It’s an ambience that every Danish home strives for and part of achieving it is about lighting a candle. Every day. My Danish friend Britta Gertsen who runs a PR company has told me that she lights a candle every single day no matter what the weather.
I have always been slightly afraid of candles. Instead of seeing a reassuring glow and a warm flickering light I tend to see FIRE and MAYHEM. But, given my current love of copper and the rather dreary weather that started yesterday and may well continue for the next six months, I feel suddenly more inclined to try and create my own personal hygge and if that means lighting a candle in one of these then people, I’m ready.
They’re from Maud Interiors and are made from handbeaten, organic Fair Trade copper and produced by INTACH, an NGO (non governmental organisation), working in collaboration with the copper artisans of Maharastra to revive and preserve the ancient craft.
Here’s a trinket box that’s also part of the collection:
trinket box from maud interiors
Anyone for hygge?
Dimensions: Large length 20cm x width 9cm, small length 17cm x width 7cm
Price: £28 and £24
To see all the Objects of Desire featured on Kate’s website, Mad About The House, click here.