The person who realized any numeral could be made from a square-cornered “8” must have made their employers happy indeed. And the gift keeps giving. Not only has it made decades of digital clock radios a reality, but now the same retro design sense can extend to the very retro field of birthday cake candles.
For those wanting to express some old-school geekiness while gathered around the glow of the birthday cake, there’s the Digital Age Birthday Candles. Basically, two candle holders in that ubiquitous 8-shape and 26 red candles (they HAVE to be red – no other color would be authentic). Just slap these on top of the cake and it’s the 80s all over again.
Also great if you or your loved one has hit that age where one candle per year is getting a little risky, and you’re looking for a small diversion as you decrease their number. You can pick these up for £2.95 at The Glow Company.
UPDATE: Looking for a U.S. supplier for these candles? Here you go.
(via The Red Ferret)