JDandKateIndustries

Candles for the Discerning Candle Consumer

St Louis, Missouri · 5341 Sales

JDandKateIndustries

Candles for the Discerning Candle Consumer

St Louis, Missouri 5341 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Kate

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Announcement   Are you a retailer? Or simply someone who goes through a bizarrely large number of candles for personal use? Contact us for info about wholesale pricing!

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2018

Are you a retailer? Or simply someone who goes through a bizarrely large number of candles for personal use? Contact us for info about wholesale pricing!

Kate

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Kate

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What kind of candle will we make with these tiny wax buildings? Check back in a year or so to find out!
(By the way, they are miniatures of the Civil Courts building in downtown St. Louis.)
(OBVIOUSLY.)
I read an article yesterday about a conspiracy theory involving J.P. Morgan deliberately sinking the Titanic to murder several rivals. This reminded me that we are living in an unmoored fever dream, and also that I needed to make more Titanic candles.
We asked ourselves, "How can we help drive voter turnout this fall, and also make some sweet, sweet cash," and this is what we came up with.
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About

Hi.

J.D. and Kate are married (to each other) and live in St. Louis, Missouri, where they moved to pursue the American dream of finding excitement, adventure and opportunity in the untamed west, like Daniel Boone, or Alfred Packer.

When Kate first had the idea for a Vladimir Putin-scented candle, she knew it was such a SOLID GOLD idea that she had to start making them herself, before someone else did.

J.D.’s reaction was "You’re kidding, right?" but Kate proceeded anyhow, because J.D. is dumb. They taught themselves to make candles, and built a candle workshop by clearing out a section of their basement that had previously been occupied by J.D.’s earnestly bought but long-idle exercise equipment. These days, J.D. pours the candles, Kate packages and ships them, and they both design the labels.

When they’re not making candles, J.D. and Kate are humor writers. You can subject yourself to their work by visiting www.hottestheadsofstate.com, or by buying their book, Hottest Heads of State, published by Henry Holt & Co.

Shop members

  • Kate

    Owner, Managing Pardner

    Kate is a former assistant comics editor for a national newspaper syndicate. Previously, she was head writer for the humor magazine at Brown University, which is a private liberal arts college in New England.

  • JD

    Owner, Chief Morale Officer

    J.D. has worked as a congressional staffer, federal lobbyist, and PR flack. So basically, he's gradually working his way through all of America's most admired professions. Along with Kate, he is the co-author of Hottest Heads of State.

Production partners

  • Henry Holt & Co

    NY, United States

    Henry Holt is our publisher. Among other things, this means they actually print the book. We wrote it, they print it.

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