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They melt just like glaciers.

The ongoing retreat of the world’s glaciers hits home in this series of candles by Icelandic designer Brynjar Sigurðarson. Together, the five turquoise figures form an icy landscape. But once they’re lit, the tiny monuments—ranging from 9 to 21 centimeters in height—melt away just like glaciers. These candles aren’t just for ambience; they’re also a sobering symbol of climate change.

Glacier candles, $59-89 at Generate.

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