At Happy Piranha our ethos is simple – to work small scale, with big ideas, to create cute, quirky, inspired designs that stand out from the shoal.
Happy Piranha is a small fish, with a big appetite for design and dreams of open waters.
We’re a twin project (literally), tucked away on the blustery Cornish coast. Josh gets on with it and Sam does the talking. It’s always been that way really and it’s worked out just fine so far.
There’s only two minutes between us and a further 25 years since. We still don’t agree who’s the red spinning top was.
Our products are part of a passion. They wind their way from conversations about the things we enjoy, to the ideas they inspire, to Josh’s pen and paper and then onto his computer. If we’re lucky, some make it into the homes of those who share the sentiment.
Our candles are hand poured, the scents hand-picked, the designs hand drawn, the labels put on by hand… and then there’s the checking (by hand), the packing (by hand) and the typing –you guessed it – by hand, to bring it all to life.
We only have four hands between us, which is both unfortunate, and fortunate and true.
In 2015 Happy Piranha began as an interest on Etsy and curious pastime. Now it’s a passionate full time that often fills up the in between times too.
A lot of time goes into the delivery and design of our products and a lot of thought before that too.
Why do we do it?
Because it makes us a Happy Piranha,
And we hope it makes you one too!
Josh & Sam
We look sort of similar on the outside, but aren’t that similar on the inside, though we do share a fondness for the same things.
Fantasy, Scifi, adventure, books and gaming are all part of what makes us Happy Piranha’s. Life’s too serious to be taken seriously all the time, so we like to have fun where we can!
We grew up with Pokemon, Nintendo, Zelda and Harry Potter - whoever didn’t missed out. We could add a lot more to that list, but it would take a while.
Josh went to university in Cambridge to study Graphic Design and didn’t like it so left. He now designs the things he’d like to rather than the things that he was told to, and teaches Wing Chun in his spare time in Cornwall.
Sam went to York University and liked it bit more – he studied marine conservation, but didn’t see a Piranha while diving. At least our name is nautical so he hasn’t diverged too far from his studies.
Anyway, that’s enough about us and what we do and if you’ve made it this far you should probably get a gold star or something. Thank you for taking the time to read this - honestly, it means a lot.
What makes you a Happy Piranha? Let us know – we always love to hear from you and who knows it may inspire another design!