17 September, 2013

Black Lagoon Designs

My love of all things tiki has been well documented on these pages, but lately it’s all I can think about! I’ll be sharing some exciting news about that soon…but in the meantime, I want to indulge my tiki fixation by sharing with you the latest from Black Lagoon Designs.
Completely designed, hand sculpted, fired, glazed then sold and marketed by the beautiful Danielle, it’s been an absolute privilege to watch this lovely lady turn her passion from a hobby into a business. Dani is a tiki-o-phile herself and the stuff her crazy brain dreams up is pretty awesome! She also makes a mean cocktail, which is lucky because she specialises in tiki mugs.

Now while I was travelling around the US, I collected my fair share of tiki mugs and drooled over plenty more but the designs and stunning glazes that Dani dreams up certainly give them a run for their money. I’m lucky enough to already own one of Black Lagoon Designs creations (I've got a little yellow puffer fish), but having just been checking out some of the stuff on the Facebook page, I can see I’m going to have to get some more (bonehead is calling my name).

From puffer fish to boneheads, pirates to octopus, pinstripers to head hunters and everything in between there’s a mug to suit your drink of choice. Better yet, Black Lagoon Designs do custom creations so if you’ve got some bizarre idea floating round in your head Dani loves nothing more than to make it a reality. Her mugs generally retail at around $35 but if you want something custom just shoot her a message and she can give you a figure.

Made from ceramic, the mugs are 100% handmade, durable and hold PLENTY of your favourite drink. Trust me (ouch my head!) Unsurprisingly, Dani's designs are in high demand so her Etsy store is currently sold out but I've heard word from the lady herself that she'll have some pretty new babies restocked by mid-October so be sure to keep your eye out. Until then, join me in drooling over her Facebook page. I’m really looking forward to seeing Black Lagoon Designs take off…and sharing some more tiki news with you soon!

What would you put in your tiki mug?
Do you love a good Mai Tai or are you more the Navy Grog type?

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