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Featured Shop: Studio Liscious

Dec 30, 2013

by Studio Liscious

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Our names are Mara Minuzzo and Patrick Lajoie, and we’re the makers behind Studio Liscious. We have been working together to design and make an assortment of handmade home goods for over 17 years. We live and work on our rural property in Caledon, Ontario, which is a beautiful area just north of Toronto.

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I have a degree in fashion design and am a self-taught artist. Patrick studied graphic design and painting at art college, and is also a self-taught woodworker and a fine art photographer. Between the two of us, we have an interesting mix of creative skills that result in a style distinctly our own. In addition to Studio Liscious, we also run two other shops here on Etsy: Bluetrike Studio and Patrick Lajoie Photography. We keep telling ourselves that it’s crazy to take on so much, but we can’t help ourselves; we both really love to design and make things.

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Our process depends on the type of item we are working on, whether wood, acrylic, image transfer or fabric. We digitally print our fabric items, and then I sew them in my home sewing studio. Our used CNC router was a major investment, so a lot of our items are designed to put it to creative use. CNC machines are typically used in standard manufacturing (things such as kitchen cabinets), so we’ve always enjoyed coming up with more interesting and unique things to create with it.

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We do everything ourselves – from designing and producing all our items to packing and shipping orders. We have a little assistance from our teenage son, Max, who is a budding designer and maker. We suspect that soon he’ll want to add some of his own items to the shop. Except for Max, we choose not to have any staff or outside help. We went through a stage in our business a few years ago when we needed staff but found that we were mostly managing people instead of making things, so we decided to go back to producing only what we could manage on our own.

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We pride ourselves on being sticklers for quality and for coming up with original product ideas, which is not easy to do. Ultimately our goal is to come up with products that we haven’t seen before.

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To us, Etsy means a fundamental change in the way we do business and earn our living. It has given us more creative freedom than we’ve ever enjoyed. Because we enjoy a worldwide audience of customers, we sell our work exclusively through our Etsy shop instead of needing to supplement our income through wholesale orders to other retailers. This has a big impact on our creativity – we no longer have to restrict our design ideas to things we can make feasibly at wholesale prices. We have more fun with design now, and find ourselves inspired and excited about new ideas much more often.

All photographs by Patrick Lajoie Photography.

Target Circle Art Block - Grey/Navy/White/Red/Yellow - archery target, bull's eye, vintage look, colorway #12
Target Circle Art Block - Grey/Navy/White/Red/Yellow - archery target, bull's eye, vintage look, colorway #12
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Modern Walnut Tealight Holders with Inlay details - Set of 3
Modern Walnut Tealight Holders with Inlay details - Set of 3
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Branch Wall Hook, Twig Coat Hook, Wooden Coat Hook, Modern Twig Hook,Branch Coat Hook,Large Size,hooks and fixtures,storage and organization
Branch Wall Hook, Twig Coat Hook, Wooden Coat Hook, Modern Twig Hook,Branch Coat Hook,Large Size,hooks and fixtures,storage and organization
StudioLiscious
$27.50 USD
Dream Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Dream Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Dream Tile, Dream Wall Plaque
Dream Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Dream Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Dream Tile, Dream Wall Plaque
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Egg Chair Art Block, SALE, midcentury wall decor, classic chair, Arne Jacobsen chair, vintage chair art, Egg chair wall art
Egg Chair Art Block, SALE, midcentury wall decor, classic chair, Arne Jacobsen chair, vintage chair art, Egg chair wall art
StudioLiscious
$18.00 USD
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Red Barn' - farm scene, winter, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Red Barn' - farm scene, winter, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$54.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Red Barn Scene'- vintage winter landscape, farm, rural
Paint by Number Art Block 'Red Barn Scene'- vintage winter landscape, farm, rural
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Winter Farm' - red barn, winter landscape, rural, snow
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Winter Farm' - red barn, winter landscape, rural, snow
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Bow Lake Teepee' - Canadiana, Native American, First Nations, Rocky Mountains
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Bow Lake Teepee' - Canadiana, Native American, First Nations, Rocky Mountains
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Target Circle Art Block - White/Blue/Red - center ice, archery target, bull's eye, colorway #14
Target Circle Art Block - White/Blue/Red - center ice, archery target, bull's eye, colorway #14
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Banff Springs Mountie' - Canadiana, Canadian Mountie, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Banff Springs Mountie' - Canadiana, Canadian Mountie, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain View' - woodland, landscape, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain View' - woodland, landscape, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block - 'Fall Sunset Panorama' - autumn, tree silhouette, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Art Block - 'Fall Sunset Panorama' - autumn, tree silhouette, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Modern Tealight Holder, Wood Tealight Holder, Walnut Candle Holder, Tealight Candle Holder, Handmade Modern Candle Holder
Modern Tealight Holder, Wood Tealight Holder, Walnut Candle Holder, Tealight Candle Holder, Handmade Modern Candle Holder
StudioLiscious
$9.00 USD
Wall Decor Sign - 'Savour',  word decor, signage, wall art, typography, food signage, inspirational, art block
Wall Decor Sign - 'Savour', word decor, signage, wall art, typography, food signage, inspirational, art block
StudioLiscious
$15.00 USD
Branch Wall Hook, Modern Twig Hook, Wooden Coat Hook,Twig Coat Hook, Modern Wood Hook, Twig Wall Hook, Small Size, Storage and Organization
Branch Wall Hook, Modern Twig Hook, Wooden Coat Hook,Twig Coat Hook, Modern Wood Hook, Twig Wall Hook, Small Size, Storage and Organization
StudioLiscious
$23.00 USD
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Autumn Color' - vintage, birch trees, fall color, autumn leaves
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Autumn Color' - vintage, birch trees, fall color, autumn leaves
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number style Circle Art Block 'Leaping Buck' - deer, stag, woodland, vintage art
Paint by Number style Circle Art Block 'Leaping Buck' - deer, stag, woodland, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Branching Out' - vintage, trees, landscape, sky
Paint by Number Art Block 'Branching Out' - vintage, trees, landscape, sky
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Blue Jay' - bird, branches, vintage art
Paint by Number Art Block 'Blue Jay' - bird, branches, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Birch Trees' - vintage, trees, landscape, lakeview
Paint by Number Art Block 'Birch Trees' - vintage, trees, landscape, lakeview
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Cloudy Sky' -  clouds, sunset, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Cloudy Sky' - clouds, sunset, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Lakeview Pines' - vintage, trees, landscape
Paint by Number Art Block 'Lakeview Pines' - vintage, trees, landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging,Aqua/Orange/Yellow/Pink,colorway #21
Target Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging,Aqua/Orange/Yellow/Pink,colorway #21
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Modern Tealight Holder, Set of 3, Wood Tealight Holder, Walnut Candle Holder, Tealight Candle Holder, Handmade Modern Candle Holder
Modern Tealight Holder, Set of 3, Wood Tealight Holder, Walnut Candle Holder, Tealight Candle Holder, Handmade Modern Candle Holder
StudioLiscious
$24.00 USD
Paint by Number, Circle Art Block - 'Pink Roses', vintage floral art, vintage roses, wall decor flowers, wall art, girls room, ready to hang
Paint by Number, Circle Art Block - 'Pink Roses', vintage floral art, vintage roses, wall decor flowers, wall art, girls room, ready to hang
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Reflect Wall Plaque, Reflect Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Reflect Wall Decor, SALE, Reflect Word Tile, Engraved Reflect Tile
Reflect Wall Plaque, Reflect Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Reflect Wall Decor, SALE, Reflect Word Tile, Engraved Reflect Tile
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Hope Wall Plaque, Hope Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Hope Wall Decor, SALE, Hope Word Tile, Engraved Hope Tile
Hope Wall Plaque, Hope Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Hope Wall Decor, SALE, Hope Word Tile, Engraved Hope Tile
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Live Wall Plaque, Live Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Live Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Live Tile
Live Wall Plaque, Live Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Live Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Live Tile
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Graphic Wall Plaque, Quilt Block Wall Art, Graphic Floral Wall Decor, Black Wall Tile, SALE, Engraved Art Block
Graphic Wall Plaque, Quilt Block Wall Art, Graphic Floral Wall Decor, Black Wall Tile, SALE, Engraved Art Block
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Word Fridge Magnet Savour - mirror, typography, handwriting, SALE
Word Fridge Magnet Savour - mirror, typography, handwriting, SALE
StudioLiscious
$7.00 USD
Pin Up Girl Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Polka Dot One Piece' - vintage beach photography, red and white polka dots, retro postcard
Pin Up Girl Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Polka Dot One Piece' - vintage beach photography, red and white polka dots, retro postcard
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Butterfly Wall Decor, SALE, Girl's Room Decor, Nursery Wall Art, Pop-up Purple Butterflies, Baby Room Decor, 3D Wall Art, Set of 12
Butterfly Wall Decor, SALE, Girl's Room Decor, Nursery Wall Art, Pop-up Purple Butterflies, Baby Room Decor, 3D Wall Art, Set of 12
StudioLiscious
$12.00 USD
Eat Mirror Fridge Magnet - typography, word decor, acrylic mirror, made in Canada
Eat Mirror Fridge Magnet - typography, word decor, acrylic mirror, made in Canada
StudioLiscious
$8.00 USD
Romance Wall Plaque, Romance Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Romance Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Romance Tile
Romance Wall Plaque, Romance Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Romance Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Romance Tile
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Love Wall Plaque, Love Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Love Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Love Tile
Love Wall Plaque, Love Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Love Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Love Tile
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Imagine Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Imagine Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Imagine Tile, Imagine Wall Plaque
Imagine Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Imagine Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Imagine Tile, Imagine Wall Plaque
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Friendship Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Friendship Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Friendship Tile, Friendship Wall Plaque
Friendship Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Friendship Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Friendship Tile, Friendship Wall Plaque
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Kicking Horse Pass' - Canadiana, Rocky Mountains, train, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Kicking Horse Pass' - Canadiana, Rocky Mountains, train, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Granville Street' - Canadiana, Vancouver, vintage streetscape, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Granville Street' - Canadiana, Vancouver, vintage streetscape, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Stanley Park Bears' - Canadiana, British Columbia, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Stanley Park Bears' - Canadiana, British Columbia, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Marine Drive' - Canadiana, Vancouver, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Marine Drive' - Canadiana, Vancouver, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Mountain Valley' - vintage landscape
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Mountain Valley' - vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$54.00 USD
Paint by Number Deer, 'Young Buck' Art Block, 8" x 10", Vintage Art, Woodland Wall Decor
Paint by Number Deer, 'Young Buck' Art Block, 8" x 10", Vintage Art, Woodland Wall Decor
StudioLiscious
$49.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Nesting' -  bird nest, branches, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Nesting' - bird nest, branches, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Mountain Valley' -  vintage landscape
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Mountain Valley' - vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Heliconia Flower Wall Plaque, Bird of Paradise Wall Art, Graphic Floral Wall Decor, Black Flower Tile, SALE, Engraved Flower Art Block
Heliconia Flower Wall Plaque, Bird of Paradise Wall Art, Graphic Floral Wall Decor, Black Flower Tile, SALE, Engraved Flower Art Block
StudioLiscious
$12.50 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Tropical Sailboat' - vintage, palm trees, ocean, beach
Paint by Number Art Block 'Tropical Sailboat' - vintage, palm trees, ocean, beach
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Autumn Scene' -  fall foliage, autumn color, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Art Block 'Autumn Scene' - fall foliage, autumn color, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target Wall Hanging, Circle Wall Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Target Wall Art, Archery Target Art, Target Art Block, Navy/Blue/Red/Yellow
Target Wall Hanging, Circle Wall Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Target Wall Art, Archery Target Art, Target Art Block, Navy/Blue/Red/Yellow
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain Stream' -  vintage landscape, evergreens, river valley
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain Stream' - vintage landscape, evergreens, river valley
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
White Flower Wall Decor - White Blossoms, Pop-up Set of 12, wall art
White Flower Wall Decor - White Blossoms, Pop-up Set of 12, wall art
StudioLiscious
$18.00 USD
Target Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Yellow/Brown/Pink/Blue,colorway #4
Target Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Yellow/Brown/Pink/Blue,colorway #4
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Tree Top' - woodland, leaves, vintage
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Tree Top' - woodland, leaves, vintage
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Autumn Drive' - fall landscape, rural trees, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Autumn Drive' - fall landscape, rural trees, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Springtime in the Mountains' - South Carolina, cherry blossoms, spring drive, retro postcard
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Springtime in the Mountains' - South Carolina, cherry blossoms, spring drive, retro postcard
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Greetings from Miami Beach' - miami beach postcard, vintage miami, postcard typography
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Greetings from Miami Beach' - miami beach postcard, vintage miami, postcard typography
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Desert Sunset' - arizona desert, giant cactus, saguaro cactus, retro postcard, vintage art
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Desert Sunset' - arizona desert, giant cactus, saguaro cactus, retro postcard, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Moon Over Miami' - palm trees, miami beach, miami skyline, vintage miami, nighttime beach
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Moon Over Miami' - palm trees, miami beach, miami skyline, vintage miami, nighttime beach
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Moonlight View' - Atlantic City, beach pier, night beach, vintage beach, image transfer on wood block
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Moonlight View' - Atlantic City, beach pier, night beach, vintage beach, image transfer on wood block
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD

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