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YOU, ME AND BONES A QUIRKY ALTERNATIVE TO THE HUMBLE CANDLE WORDS: MIRNA TASLIDZA PHOTOGRAPHY: ELLY STEINLAUF
Melbourne creative Waan Pivasiri is the mastermind behind super cute, yet borderline creepy, candles by You, Me and Bones. Tired of the boring and predictable candle shapes and scents, Waan created a collection that proves there is nothing bland about the candle! You, Me and Bones candles are paraffin free, hand poured using natural waxes and cotton wicks and come in an array of shapes: from sushi shaped candles to their famous creepy-or-cute doll head candle. And not only do they look amazing but are also available in a selection of mind-blowing scents; from avo-mint, coconut peach to popcorn (yes you read it right – a popcorn scented candle!) TEO Magazine caught up with Waan to discover more about You, Me, and Bones.
TEO: HOW WAS YOU, ME AND BONES ESTABLISHED? WAAN: You, Me & Bones was pretty much accidental. I wanted to start a hobby and as 2013’s New Year’s Resolution, instead of buying mass produced products for friends’ birthdays I wanted to make special things for them instead. I have a very obsessive personality and I get very passionate about things I love – making candles quickly became my passion. Suddenly I had all these candles I made and not enough people to give them to, so I started selling them!
TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE MASTERMIND BEHIND THE BRAND? I created the brand in 2013. I wanted the name to include the two things I love: my partner Jay (“You”) and my handsome kitty, Bones. I don’t have a favourite but I do love Bones a lot.
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