The type of pasta known as lumaconi due to its snail shape, is the traditional pasta used in Catalonia for the Christmas day soup and the Cerabella Lumaconi candle (known as Galet in catalan) has become an iconic candle during Christmas Time.
Now that Winter is near and Christmas lights already illuminate the streets of Barcelona, the Galet candle plays again the starring role in table settings. Above all, we love its baroque sinuosity when lightened…
1 December 2013
At the last issue of Home & Life Style magazine they light up Cerabella candles to illuminate Christmas Time.
Among thousand inspirating ideas to decorate these holidays, we find the ABC typographic candles to play creating words as in Scrabble:
And the vegetal scented candles for these Winter days are both natural and sophisticated : White Jasmin & Magnolia or Amber & Olibanum scents will softly embrace the coming season. Let it snow…
10 November 2013
We have just received the photos from the last Wedding Fashion Night in Barcelona!
This creative wedding tendence show turned Palo Alto into a splendid scene for a surprising feast of exotic colours and oriental scents.
We fell in love with the thousand glimmering flames reflected on the crystal recipients arranged all over the place, as well as with the fresh grapefruit scented candles at the bride’s dressing table.
Candles also accompanied the ritual of welcoming guests with a hot fragrant tea .
Outside the building, the garden’s exuberant vegetation was illuminated by sensual scented colourful outdoors candles and large pillars surrounded the main entrance protected from the wind by glass photophores.
…Did anybody say that the bride should dress in white?
Photos: Art Social BCN
1 November 2013
Traditionally, not only candles were lit for November 1st, but also a special tiny oil lights to honour the souls of the deceased. These tiny oil lights were known as little “butterflies” or “little souls” and consisted of a wick set on a small cork that used vegetal oil instead of wax as a combustible.
This custom, related to the Roman tradition of lighting an oil lamp for the spirit of the household gods, now is over, but these oil “butterflies” keep on illuminating all kinds of parties and events in a really delicate way.
Try pouring some water and olive oil in different glasses and light “butterflies” all around the room. The floating flames create a unique ethereal effect and, as long as there is oil, there will be flames!
26 October 2013
Our shop windows have become an Autumn forest with nightime animals and Jack O’lanterns. Black owls and black cats candles sit together with gourd candles which are ready to glow in case you do not have the tools for pumpkin carving.
When the treat or trick time comes, Halloween cakes may be decorated with terrific ghosts or black bat candles. The magic experience will be completed with some ripe pumpkin scented candles which also will bring you hints of blackberry and plum when lit . Happy Halloween to all!
22 September 2013
They are made of wax and they glow, but they are not candles:
These elegant translucent lampshades were specially custom made for the VII RBA International Prize for Crime Writing.
This year’s award-winner was the icelandic writer Arnaldur Indridason for his forthcoming book Shadow Channel.
The party took place in the modern headquarters of RBA publishers with the spectacular Barcelona night skyline as a backdrop.
11 August 2013
Candles float because water density is higher than wax density, a physical particularity that makes them a such useful decorative resource!
For original table settings, you can put little floating candles in glass vases filled with water.
For outdoor parties in gardens provided with a pool, you may try candles with wind resistant wicks or hurricane candles designed to protect the flame from air draughts.
Did you know why candles in a pool tend to move to the borders instead of staying still? The answer is water’s surface tension, the same reason that prevents Water striders from submerging. Psst… Prop stylists often use fishing plumbs to make candles stay in place!
21 July 2013
There is wild green grass under barefoot, music and refreshing fruits. When the sun goes down, all the candles we prepared for the party start shinning in such a colourful and vibrant way that they look just like planets.
New Cosmica candle collection: spherical lampshade effect candles, suitable both for indoors and outdoors. Which colour do you prefer?