Birthdays are as much about celebrating someone as they are a desperate attempt to find a book of matches or a working lighter to secretly get the candles on a birthday cake lit. But that mad hunt for fire could be a thing of the past if these self-lighting Match Candles ever become a reality.
The tips are made of chlorate, manganese dioxide, sulphur and glass powder, and automatically ignite when struck on the side of their box just like a match stick does. But instead of having to quickly transfer a flame before a match burns down to you fingers, you can just jam these burning candles into a cake and be done with it. [Red Dot Design Awards via Taxi]