Happy Piranha HQ

Sometimes just playing the game or reading the book isn't enough, you want to experience your favourite fandoms in another sense.

There are some things that are too good to end at the turn of the final page, or the switching off of your console. There are some things that need to be celebrated more, because they make you a Happy Piranha.

That's how we feel at least, and that's why we bring your favourite fandoms to life in another sense, creating cute, quirky, inspired designs based on your favourite bookish and geeky things.

Happy Piranha Candle designs

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.

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 on who the red spinning top belonged to

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 of you 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.

About Josh and 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 and Sam as Batman
Josh and Sam as Ghostbusters

Sam went to York University and liked it a bit more - he studies 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.

Here's us now dressed as Ghostbusters with our friend. I told him I was coming as Venkman...

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!