Tequila shot mugs or espresso cups will put you in the right mood. But they are much better for enjoying a sip of nice tequila. Yes, a sip, not a shot. The playful calacas (skulls) invite you to enjoy Mexican lively traditions.
Inspiration: Mexican popular culture. During our Day of the Dead celebration, we place colorful sugar skulls in our altars as an offer to our deceased loved ones.
Material: enamel (lead-free porcelainized steel and environmentally friendly).
Set includes: 4 shot mugs.
Measurements: 4 cm diameter.
Produced: in Mexico City.
Product care: dishwasher safe, not microwave safe. Caution when using boiling water since the material can get hot.
Handmade with care in Mexico.
- About Malinalco
- Our designer brands
Malinalco brings a new perspective to enamel kitchenware. They merge Mexican popular culture imaginary with enamel kitchenware which is a kitchen element used in Mexican homes.
After traveling around the world, Malinalco founder, Natalie Saint-Martin fell in love with Mexico's beauty and madness. That is how Marie, who loved nature and stationary, decided to develop a collection of cards and notebooks inspired by Mexican popular culture. Also, working with Mexican designers she developed a collection for children with masks, coloring books, and paper cutting dolls.
Enamel became the next step, taking its traditional use in Mexican daily life and giving it a modern twist with Malinalco favorites: skulls, Mexican lottery and luchadores (wrestlers). They also launched a collection dedicated to Frida and Diego, they are very requested in different museum shops (Frida Kahlo Museum, MoMa, among others).
We are honored to present to you Mexican designer brands that are giving a contemporary view of our handmade and ancient traditions. Each one of them has decided to take a piece of our daily traditions, have studied it, and then, with a design concept in mind, have taken it to the next level to present high-quality products with a modern view for you to be able to incorporate them into your daily life.
What makes us happy is to be able to share with you their vision in our Mexican culture, and allow you to take a piece of culture into your home.
Most of our designers work with artisans from specialized communities in the handcrafts they work on:
- They support small producers from specific communities and cooperatives.
- They incorporate the artisans into their creative process to co-create concepts that bring our ancient traditions to life. This helps the artisans to regain confidence in the work they do.
- They ensure artisans receive a fair payment for their work according to local wages.
- For textile communities, most of the artisans are women, and they are ensured equal treatment. And because if the flexibility of their handwork they can also work from home. Most of these artisans gather together to create co-operatives to work together and share experiences.
- A typical artisan working space: at home, in their cooperative, or at the "taller" (workshop) space they start the day taking care of their kids and family, then they find a comfortable space to start working on the textiles. The spaces are usually open which allows feeling the freeze and the natural sound of the animals that surround the environment.