Antoni is best known as the food and wine expert on the reality show Queer Eye, where he supports people in preparing simple meals for themselves and their loved ones. Antoni is appreciated --and sometimes mocked-- for his lack of formal food training, but he asserts that basic dishes are the skill level most people he works with are looking for. Sexually, he identifies as fluid. He’s said, “bisexual means I can only like girls and guys, what if I like something else?'”
From her studio in Philadelphia, PA, Robin Markle designs, prints, and pours Flaming Idols candles. She chooses people as subjects who have been influential or inspirational to her and her friends. Each candle comes with an informational card with facts about the idol and suggestions for what types of guidance you might ponder when lighting the votive.
According to Robin, you might light this candle and look to Antoni for inspiration and guidance in: Making a meal to share, working through intergenerational trauma, measuring expertise in life experience as opposed to formal certificates and degrees.
- Designer: Robin Markle for Flaming Idols
- Country of Design: United States
- Materials: Glass and soy wax
- Measurements: H 2.5" W 2"