Objects Of Design #359: Log Torch


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Now this is a very clever idea. A log that has been cleverly split so that it will burn vertically and that is filled with a firelighter so that it creates an instant fire. Yes, I know it’s really simple. Yes, I know you could have done that yourself. But you didn’t did you? Or perhaps you will now that you have the idea.

Anyway, here it is. Perfect for those evenings (perhaps not quite yet) when you fancy staying outside a little longer, or if you’re having a mini firework night and it’s still a bit chilly. The price includes a postage surcharge by the way as logs are heavy.

Small one €15 and large €28


On the subject of fires:

Fireplaces: a buyer’s guide

For all things warm and cosy: Objects of Design: Nesting Instincts




Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.