Days are getting shorter, and for us die-hard alfresco diners, the tea lights and hurricane lamps are slowly losing the battle against the darkness. Dubbed 'My New Flame', these unabashedly electronic candles hold out more than a glimmer of hope to rectify the situation. A circuit board comprises the 16-inch taper, while the 'flame' is a grid of 128 micro LEDs that have been programmed to flicker and wave with verisimilitude. ingo-mauer.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.