This candle will self-destruct in five minutes

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If you’re looking to save the world (not by way of saving the cheerleader), The Design Can’s Self-Destructo Candle might be the product for you. It’s simple enough. As a do-gooder, you’ll use the LED half of the candle for a light that will last forever, as long as you change the battery every so often. Want to create some ambiance, or just get sick of the LED look? Flip the standard pillar candle over, trim the wick and flic your bic.

All this being said, the last time I lit up, I thought most candles were already self-destructive – minus the battery and bulb which, if you’re really looking to protect the environment, requires a recycling facility. The way I see it, there are more effective ways of promoting a clean earth. Unless the candles are so technologically advanced they could pour the wine and dim the lights, they will only appeal to the most eco-minded individuals.

Elsewares, via Inhabitat

Worlds Smallest LED Wristwatch

Retsu by Saishin

I just got a press release from Tokyoflash announcing the ‘world’s smallest LED Wristwatch’. The watch is called Retsu and is from Saishin. As always the time is presented in a quite unusual fashi0n:

Amazingly simple to read, the lights race up to the digit then trail off leaving one light reconfirming the number. This is repeated for each digit to tell the time.

Retsu by Saishin[tokyoflash.com]