As Valentine's Day approaches, stores are always looking to promote unusual sweet ideas — making it a great excuse for designers to rethink candy and, of course, for the rest of us to enjoy the results.

Nendo's sweet connections

Though Nendo is better known for the design of its interior goods, it is getting quite the reputation for its yearly humorous chocolate innovations, having created chocolate pencils, boxes of edible paints and last year's stylistic series of bonbons designed to represent onomatopoeic words.