Thursday, March 18, 2010

Queen B Earth Hour candle giveaway!

Queen B eco-bulb duo pack

Now I KNOW we have already had one giveaway this week - but I have had so many seriously gorgeous and generous giveaway offers in the last couple of weeks, and I just can't help but want to share all these lovely things with you guys! (There may or may not be even more giveaway magic in store next week.... crazy, I know... just roll with it!)

ANYWAY. The very clever Cate of Queen B candles was thrilled to see her products on the site earlier this month, and sent me a very sweet email in response - also reminding me about Earth Hour next Saturday March 27th, 8.30pm...! To mark this special evening, Cate would love to share a Queen B Earth Hour giveaway with one lucky Design Files reader!

Queen B's generous prize pack is valued at $235.00, and includes -

1 x eco-bulb duo pack

1 x box 9 hour beeswax tealights

1 x 4 pack rolled beeswax tapers

1 x sculptural bee vessel


The perfect package to ensure your household is well-prepared for very special Earth Hour next weekend!

In 2009 hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support of Earth Hour by simply turning off their lights for one hour. Earth Hour offers a unique opportunity to be involved in this simple, powerful global gesture of solidarity and responsiblity for our environment and future.

I love the idea of spending an hour in candlelight - hopefully perhaps in conversation with loved ones rather than glued to a TV or computer screen! I can't remember the last time I ate by candlelight, but this seems like the perfect excuse for a very special, thoughtful (perhaps even romantic!?) evening!

To be in the running for Queen B's Earth Hour giveaway, simply leave a comment here before midnight tonight, and a winner will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow. Please note - if you subscribe to my posts by email only, you can't enter by replying to this email, you must visit www.thedesignfiles.net and leave your comment directly on the webpage to be in the running! Thankyou and good luck!

Queen B rolled tapered candles (top) and tealights (bottom)

Queen B's sculptural bee vessels are not conventionally useful - they cannot be burned! Instead they are sculptural objects, painstakingly hand made from a thin, translucent layer of beeswax about 2mm thick. Every bee vessel is unique.

98 comments:

  1. I know I'm leaving the first comment at 6.20 am - but i stay up late too and would love these candles for the other half of my day! I promise not to fall asleep with them on!

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  2. Oh, I want! Very cute.

    Jennifer

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  3. these are fantastic. im a huge candle addict. :)

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  4. Wow, these are so beautiful! They would make my earth hour so much more enjoyable! Love it!

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  5. Love the eco bulb candles! In fact if I'm not lucky enough to be drawn as the lucky recipient I think I shall have to visit the Queen B hive and purchase some!

    PS Love, Love Love your blog although it does make me a bit homesick for melbourne sometimes.

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  6. what an incredible idea!! i love clever things, and this is certainly clever. thanks for sharing, and for the reminder about earth day. i love your blog too, have a great day!

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  7. give me some of that bee action- Earth hour here I come!

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  8. Brilliant! And yes I would love love love to win this pack. Thanks again Lucy

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  9. Queen B... how I adore thee. xx

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  10. I think the Queen B Earch Hour candles are environmentally excellent, Australian design... in other words BEE-UTE-IFUL.

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  11. I would love to win these amazing eco-candles so that when my house renovation is complete in the next month I can deck them out with the best candles around.

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  12. What a beautiful and fantastic way to encourage people to be enthusiastic about earth hour. Nice one.

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  13. What a great idea! brilliant like a light blub! would love this set around the house on earth hour.

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  14. This look like the perfect accompaniment to an autumn Sunday afternoon spent reading in your favourite chair x

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  15. the light-bulb candles are great!

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  16. Woohoo meltly globes! A good reminder that we should try and avoid melting the planet!

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  17. I'm loving those light bulb candles!

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  18. Love love love the upside down eco bulb candle. Absolutely a brilliant idea!

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  19. I love these and seriously heart the eco light bulbs! KG

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  20. Just a little note to let you know that your blog is being read all the way over here in not so sunny Stockholm. Will you light up my life?

    Adore your work. Mycket bra.

    x

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  21. GORGEOUS - I can almost smell that beautiful natural bees waxy scent in my little home now!

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  22. These are gorgeous. I have been coveting them since your post.

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  23. They're gorgeous. I love them heaps.
    Also found the email subscription box for your, so my day has been pretty much made :3

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  24. Another giveaway! You must feel like Santa's little helper! Those candles are just lovely!

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  25. I met the owner of Queen Bee a year or so ago by happening upon her studio one day. What a lovely, creative woman and what a generous gift. These would light up anyone's hour!

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  26. how lovely! the bee vessels are so beautiful and delicate..

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  27. Yay for bees! Yay for Queen B! Yay for The Design Files!

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  28. One can never have too many candles, especially when they are as pretty as these are!!

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  29. oh wouldnt this be the most gorgeous way to spend earth hour.so beautiful.

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  30. wow, this is beautiful! Hope I win!

    Lorena M
    loreley214@hotmail.com

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  31. oh wow! these candles are amazing! want!

    xxx

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  32. Love these! busy bee earth hour!

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  33. This is so awesome! I love Beeswax! I recently made my own beeswax candle.. Mixed some Tea tree oil in it too. But the smell isn't strong enough. Sigh! After spending so much time making it was perfect!... zzz..

    This would so make up for it!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! : )

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  34. I'm reading the book "the secret life of bees" at the moment. I now have a new found love of wax, bees and those perfect little hexagonal shapes they make! Clever little tiny things!

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  35. Oh I can't believe you are doing a giveaway of these! Ever since your post I have been thinking about them endlessly, but I am between jobs at the moment so money is tight :( Would love to have these to help celebrate Earth Hour, what a great idea!

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  36. Put me in the running! I see many more Earth Hours coming.

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  37. I adore candles but yet they are are a dime a dozen these days so it's wonderful to see something more unique and inspired - especially the bee vessels.

    Thanks for the timely reminder about earth hour too!

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  38. Love the eco bulb candles! So cute.

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  39. fingers crossed i win these beautiful candles

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  40. Beautiful! I'm not sure if I could burn the light bulb ones though.

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  41. The sculptural bee vessels are beautiful and delicate – would love to win one!
    Love the blog, it makes my morning so much more enjoyable.

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  42. oh I do like to beside the beeside, oh I do like to be beside the beeee.

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  43. The sculptural bee vessels are beautiful and delicate – would love to win one!
    Love the blog, it makes my morning so much more enjoyable.

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  44. Oh that is an amazing giveaway! I love Queen B's candles, znd I was even lucky enough to find some in an op shop once!

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  45. So cute - love the light bulb. very clever.

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  46. So cute - love the light bulb. very clever.

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  47. These candles have got me b-B- BUZZING! Very cool! love the simplicity and attention to detail of them!

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  48. None of your beeswax candles - they are great!

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  49. These make me want to make every hour Earth hour...which is definitely a good thing for our precious planet!!

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  50. Queen B candles are the BEST. They look lovely and smell heavenly...

    Sorry to come out of the woodwork only for a giveaway - but I do read your blog everyday - I promise - via feed!

    I truly appreciate all the hard work you put in (and the home visits are wonderful).
    Thank you!

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  51. Oh The Design Files, how you light up my life already... this would just cap it off!

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  52. Earth Hour is the Bees Knees!

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  53. So beautiful! My dad has a beehive, and I just love the way the bees are so good at producing so many useful (and tasty) things.

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  54. Oh they are lovely! Perfect for the little lantern walk I take my kiddies on during Earth Hour

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  55. globe candles

    beautiful

    fantastic idea for earth hour!

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  56. Pretty candles to go in my pretty new apartment. would be lovely. x

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  57. Margie said...

    Earth hour..... it would be heaven & earth hour to have these!

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  58. These are beautiful. I got rid of my Ikea tea-lights after you wrote about these beeswax candles.

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  59. In the words of Jason Coleman from So you think you can dance, "LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT"!!!

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  60. I would love to experience the beauty of these candles...

    Brenda

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  61. Would just love these candles please Ms Lucy!

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  62. There's nothing better than the smell of a beeswax candle and these would light up the house so prettily during Earth Hour

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  63. Yes please! I know exactly where to put them too..

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  64. they are rather fantastic, are they not?? and thanks for the Earth Hour reminder too!!!

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  65. Was only looking at these online yesterday good for you and the environment!

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  66. I'm glad you are picking at random - because I'm not very pithy with my comments!

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  67. how beatiful are the bee vessels!!

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  68. beeee-autiful ! can I please have them !!

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  69. I have own a salon called 'BEE' so these would be a fabulous talking point with my clients. I have had thoughts to stock them for years, maybe this is a sign!

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  70. Love the warm creamy honey scent these candles give - delicious. Good for you and good for the earth - delicious!

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  71. Totally Delightful! Those candles will be perfect in my new deco flat- the perfect finishing touch!

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  72. Yes please! Earth hour with these beautiful candles!

    karinabronska@yahoo.com

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  73. Queen B candles are the best and so much better for the environment and well, you can never have too many candles, can you? Would love to have one to take to my daughter's Earth Hour choir night in the park in the dark!!

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  74. I'm IN LOVE with these candles. I I'm not lucky enough to win this give away, i'll be buying some for sure!

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  75. I was just looking at all the candles on Queen B's wesite a couple of days ago! Amazing giveaway!

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  76. Oh I love the honeycomb pattern made by the bees with the wax!
    It's so beautifully organic!

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  77. I love these! I've been searching for nice beeswax candles for my wedding. These definitely fit the bill. Thanks for introducing me to Queen B :-)

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  78. I love love love these. So clever.
    Georgia xoxo

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  79. i would love to have these for earth hour. i can't believe how expensive these things are, though.

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  80. Earth Hour is a wonderful initiative, not least because it inspires us to switch off the lights and light candles regularly, rather than reserving the ritual for special occasions. Everyone should make a beeline for the Queen B range - and save the planet while enjoying time for quiet reflection to nurture the human spirit.

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  81. Lovely lovely!!
    I'm a candle fiend, would love these!

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  82. Absolutely beautiful candles - yes please!

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  83. Yum, the smell of honey all night long

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  84. I love your blog! I started reading it before moving to Melbourne recently, and it made me so excited about living here! Giveaways are really just the icing on the cake ... thanks!

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  85. Earth Hour is a fantastic initiative - not least because it inspires us to switch off lights & light candles regularly, not just for rituals or special occasions. Let's all make a beeline for the divine Queen B products - and save the planet while taking time out for some holistic reflection.

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  86. The candles have a great design, but in celebration of earth hour? Candles burn more CO2 than energy saving light bulbs.

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  87. Would love to be included in the draw. Thanks!

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  88. Count me in please! I heard they improve the ions in the air too. Sounds great!

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  89. gorgeous! what better way to celebrate earth hour...

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  90. Ohh just lovely! Love the eco bulbs.

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  91. Would love to have some of these beautiful, eco-friendly candles! They would be awesome in my newly made-over room :D

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  92. Let the (candle) light shine. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Margaret
    margaret.mahon@bigpond.com

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