As AP specified lighting for clients, she was faced with the awful truth of white, plastic candle sleeves. Hunting for better alternatives resulted in equally as uninspired options. A "Eureka!" moment led to a first-of-its-kind collection of 100+ decorative replacement sleeves.

After its launch in 2008, kaarskoker (cars-coker, Dutch for "candle sleeve") was quickly covered on the pages of House Beautiful, Real Simple, British Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, Redbook, countless blogs and sold through retailers such as The Home Depot, Amazon and Lillian August.

Nordstrom asked AP to create a giftable item customizable with the kaarskoker collection of sleeves. The kkCANLDESTICK was a featured product in Nordstrom's top stores across the United States.