Sam Johnson Design - Trees @ 1:50 

We’ve had a few electrical problems at home recently (the price you pay for living in a 17th century pakhuis) and candlelight has been the order of the day (or, more accurately, night).

I’ve been enjoying Sam Johnson’s ‘Trees @ 1:50’ tealight holder. It comes flat packed, as above, and is beautiful just like that (the etched forms inspired by trees used in architectural models and finished in a matt black paint used for optical equipment). Folding up the individual trees creates a little woodland scene, a kind of fairy circle of trees rather than mushrooms, and when a lit tealight is placed in the centre beautiful, ethereal shadows are cast across walls and surrounding flat surfaces.

Sam Johnson Design - Trees @ 1:50

Sam Johnson Design - Trees @ 1:50

And while on the subject of botanically themed tealights I’m also really enjoying these delicate leaf and tulip porcelain holders. There’s definitely something magical about candlelight and even more so through paper-thin porcelain.

Leaf and tulip porcelain tealights

If I wasn’t so reliant on kettles, refrigerators, CD players, computers and amped-up guitars I’d be tempted to say electricity is overrated!