Behind every kitchen company is a beach wedding and puka shell necklaces. That's not actually true, but it does describe the beginnings of Zak! Designs, and we think such a fun origin story befits the whimsical brand. In the 1970s, the Zak! Designs founder moved to Hawaii to sell puka shell necklaces after seeing them at his cousin's wedding. By 1988, his company was big and successful enough to catch the eye of Disney, which led to rights deals involving some of Disney's popular animated characters. In fact, Zak! Designs was instrumental in promoting "The Little Mermaid," cementing its status as a fun, family-oriented brand. Today, you can select from bakeware, cookware, entertaining products and servingware as well as products designed especially for kids. Whether your tyke is into the action of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or has jumped onto bandwagons such as "Frozen" and Disney Fairies, Zak! Designs has cups, plates and accessories that entice little diners to the table. Meet grown-up needs in your kitchen and dining room too with functional offerings that are guaranteed to make you smile as you cook or eat. Popular Styles: Bold colors and unique shapes characterize the Zak! Designs brand, and popular tableware and cooking tools are no exception. Mixing bowls that feature confetti designs and colanders shaped like leafy-greens (but in brighter hues) bring whimsy to food prep processes in your kitchen.