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We Can’t Get Enough of Nata’s Food-Inspired Candles

Images above and below via @nataconceptstore

We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those earthly desires.

Can’t get enough food-inspired decor in your life? Good news: London-based makers of food-shaped candles, Nata, are dropping their new collection this week, on February 27th (tomorrow!) Past collections have featured such appetizing inspiration as eggs (done various ways), all sorts of pasta shapes, butter, cheese (Gruyere, Emmental), nuts, coffee beans, artichokes, corn, and multiple aperitivo-style snacks (from crackers and tinned fish to pickles and olives) – and they’ve nailed them all.

This time around, the design studio is fleshing out their offerings with a bunch of new glutinous and cheesy shapes that are even more decadent and comforting, including the triangoli above and oozy burrata below, as well as gnocchi, tortellini, and a Camembert wheel. And, in case you’re wondering: all of Nata’s candles are made using environmentally-friendly and vegan ingredients (albeit non-palatable ones, natch). Find out more.

Sign Us Up for ‘Bad Summer Camp’, June 14-16th!

The Bad Academy has brainstormed up their ideal adult summer camp scenario that factors in everything from bonfires, crafting, hiking, paddleboarding and lake dips, to morning sound bathing and yoga sessions, a cedar weaving workshop, and even a visit to Shady Hazel Farm.

The St. Patrick’s Day Collab Between The Irish Heather + Mello Has Our Name on It

If you're the sort to write off St. Patrick's Day celebrations due to stereotypical associations with the messy, rowdy, green-beer-binge-drinking brand of partying - not so fast!

Surrender to a Snow Day with This Big Bowl of Goodness

Hungry for in-doors activities to keep you amused during the coldest days of the winter season? This Tonkotsu Ramen 'little puzzle thing' seems like an apropos place to start.

We Want to Curl Up in Bed with This Cookbook (and a Good Meal, Obviously)

Dining well while comfortably tucked under the covers is all we want to do during the week-long post-holiday stretch, (at least) up until after the New Years dust has settled...Lo and behold: The Eating in Bed Cookbook.