Being based in California, we've certainly featured our fair share of skateboard-related home decor (like this
, and this
). But this is a little bit different: Instead of an actual skateboard as the focal point, artist/designer Benny Gold recently released a series of candles/skate wax based on traditional balsa gliders...As promotional items go, we have to say this is pretty creative and definitely off the beaten path from the usual streetwear offerings of sticker and button packs. Riffing off his trademark airplane imagery, Benny's candles and skate wax cleverly combine functionality and design for both the home and the skateboarding fronts.
Each candle comes disassembled in retro-style packaging.
While we'd treat these candles more along the lines of a collector's item given Benny's rising status in the street/art world, they can be used: The cross-base stabilize the plane upright (although since we're highly paranoid, we'd advise dropping a bit of hot wax to really hold the candle down).
Skate wax molded in the shape of a paper airplane.
Available at Benny Gold's shop at shop.bennygold.com; and don't forget to check out his recent work at his site, bennygold.com