Lighting a candle and watching it burn down to virtually nothing is one of the simple pleasures in life. Unfortunately candles never last quite long enough, and you're always left with a clump of useless wax to dispose of. Rekindle from designer Benjamin Shine tackles these issues, helping to prevent both mess and waste.

Rekindle is a candlestick with a difference. The lower part of the candlestick is a hollow well, with the wax that melts down the sides of the candle dripping into it slowly. A new wick hangs down the center of the well, allowing the wax that has already been melted to form into a new candle.

It looks as though you have to burn several candles before the bottom well fills up with enough leftover wax to create a whole new candle. But this still beats throwing away useless wax that could otherwise end up in landfill. The transparent stem also allows you to watch the new candle forming slowly.

The designer has worldwide patents pending on Rekindle, which is available in stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and porcelain. No price is listed at the time of writing, with interested parties instead invited to contact Shine through his website.

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