Behind the candles

When the pandemic hit, costume designer David Ochoa turned candle-maker, created a series of unique wax wonders from his Venice Beach bungalow.

Taking inspiration from sculptural artists and a mid-century modern aesthetic, David’s candles have a southern Californian vibe burnt into their DNA.

One-of-a-kind molds, architecturally influenced with a sense of humor. Range from an 80s boom box, a hand painted hi-top sneaker and a dome candle collaboration with Casa Blanca Paris; unusual hues include a gradient technique and an eccentric splatter style. 
 The Davie Ocho Candle Co. is constantly expanding and building a large library of unique and bespoke candles.

 Prices range from $60 to $200.