Relaxing shadowcaster, or perplexing mystery? The Mathmos Thaw ice candle can both entertain guests and add a sense of style.
Normal shaded candle holders can burn, but no more – for the Mathmos Thaw slowly MELTS, providing you with a captivating and ever-changing centerpiece the next time you have people ’round.
It’s easy and cheap to set up, too. Filled with water, the included silicon ice mold freezes overnight to become the candle shade, and takes 3 hours to melt.
The ice melts back into the mold so there’s no mess and comes with one tea light candle, which you’ll get about two full uses out of. The entire holder, ice and all, weighs one pound and is made of stainless steel.
The real question for this conversation piece is whether to enjoy it daily, or save it to serve up for dinner guests to wonder at. $49.99 at ThinkGeek.