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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 #11, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Art, Target Wall Hanging, Blue/Yellow/Navy/White/Red
Target #11, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Art, Target Wall Hanging, Blue/Yellow/Navy/White/Red
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Paint by Number Wall Art, Paint by Number Art Decor, Vintage Look Art, Vintage Landscape Art Reproduction, 'Treetop View'
Paint by Number Wall Art, Paint by Number Art Decor, Vintage Look Art, Vintage Landscape Art Reproduction, 'Treetop View'
StudioLiscious
$22.00 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
$22.00 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
$29.00 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
$15.00 USD
Target #4, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Yellow/Brown/Pink/Blue
Target #4, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Yellow/Brown/Pink/Blue
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Vintage Roses Paint by Number Art Block - vintage art, pink roses
Vintage Roses Paint by Number Art Block - vintage art, pink roses
StudioLiscious
$22.00 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
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
$15.00 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
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 Art Block 'Fall Barn' Horizontal - autumn, rural landscape, vintage art
Paint by Number Art Block 'Fall Barn' Horizontal - autumn, rural landscape, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Fall Farm Scene' - autumn landscape, fall, vintage, trees
Paint by Number Art Block 'Fall Farm Scene' - autumn landscape, fall, vintage, trees
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Cloudy Sky', clouds, sky, vintage art, wall decor
Paint by Number Art Block 'Cloudy Sky', clouds, sky, vintage art, wall decor
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
$12.00 USD
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Fall Barn Silhouette' - autumn, rural landscape, vintage art
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Fall Barn Silhouette' - autumn, rural landscape, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 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
$15.00 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
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
$15.00 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
$15.00 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
$15.00 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
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
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 Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging,10" Circle,Your Choice of Colorway
Target Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging,10" Circle,Your Choice of Colorway
StudioLiscious
$54.00 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
Egg Chair Art Block, SALE, Midcentury Modern, retro chair art, Arne Jacobsen, egg chair wall art, vintage chair art
Egg Chair Art Block, SALE, Midcentury Modern, retro chair art, Arne Jacobsen, egg chair wall art, vintage chair art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Large  6" x 14" Art Block 'Autumn Birches' - fall color, autumnal, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Autumn Birches' - fall color, autumnal, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$59.00 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
$59.00 USD
Target #19, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Black/Yellow/Red - archery target, bull's eye
Target #19, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Black/Yellow/Red - archery target, bull's eye
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Target #13, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Red/White/Blue, American flag colors, archery target, bull's eye
Target #13, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Red/White/Blue, American flag colors, archery target, bull's eye
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Target #1, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Navy/Blue/Yellow/Orange
Target #1, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Navy/Blue/Yellow/Orange
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Target Wall Decor, Circle Wall Art, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Decor, Target Wall Hanging,16" Circle,Your Choice of Colorway
Target Wall Decor, Circle Wall Art, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Decor, Target Wall Hanging,16" Circle,Your Choice of Colorway
StudioLiscious
$99.00 USD
Target #2, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Aqua/Yellow/Navy/Red - bull's eye, vintage look
Target #2, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Aqua/Yellow/Navy/Red - bull's eye, vintage look
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Paint by Number Large  6" x 14" Art Block 'Hunting Dogs' - autumn, fall color, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Hunting Dogs' - autumn, fall color, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$59.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Sailboat' - seascape, sailing, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Sailboat' - seascape, sailing, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Mountain Stream' - vintage, trees, river, landscape
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Mountain Stream' - vintage, trees, river, landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Large Art Block -  6" x 14" 'Sunset Hills', vintage landscape art reproduction
Paint by Number Large Art Block - 6" x 14" 'Sunset Hills', vintage landscape art reproduction
StudioLiscious
$59.00 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
$24.50 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Verdant Valley' -  mountain valley, stream, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Art Block 'Verdant Valley' - mountain valley, stream, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Mini artblock - Treetops horizontal landscape, vintage
Paint by Number Mini artblock - Treetops horizontal landscape, vintage
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number, Circle Art Block - 'Treetop View', vintage art, pastoral scene, nature themed, wall decor, wall art, ready to hang
Paint by Number, Circle Art Block - 'Treetop View', vintage art, pastoral scene, nature themed, wall decor, wall art, ready to hang
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 Circle Art Block 'Fall Barn' - autumn farm, rural landscape, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Fall Barn' - autumn farm, rural landscape, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Geisha Girl' -  japanese geisha, asian art, kimono, chinese parasol, japanese art, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Geisha Girl' - japanese geisha, asian art, kimono, chinese parasol, japanese art, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number 'Leaping Buck' Art Block - deer, stag, woodland, vintage
Paint by Number 'Leaping Buck' Art Block - deer, stag, woodland, vintage
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target #10, Circle Wall Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Target Wall Art, Archery Target Art, Target Art Block, Navy/Blue/Red/Yellow
Target #10, 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 'Tree Top' - woodland, leaves, vintage
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Tree Top' - woodland, leaves, vintage
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Sunset Lighthouse' - seascape, sunset, vintage marine art
Paint by Number Art Block 'Sunset Lighthouse' - seascape, sunset, vintage marine art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target #17, Circle Wall Art, Target Art, Wall Decor, Black/White/Red - archery target, bull's eye
Target #17, Circle Wall Art, Target Art, Wall Decor, Black/White/Red - archery target, bull's eye
StudioLiscious
$29.00 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
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 Artblock - 'Pine Lake View', 8" x 10", landscape, vintage, trees, water, mountains
Paint by Number Artblock - 'Pine Lake View', 8" x 10", landscape, vintage, trees, water, mountains
StudioLiscious
$54.00 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
Paint by Number Art Block 'Still Life' - food, brass, apples, blue glass, vintage art
Paint by Number Art Block 'Still Life' - food, brass, apples, blue glass, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Parasol Geisha' Horizontal - asian art, japan, geisha, japanese geisha, vintage art
Paint by Number Art Block 'Parasol Geisha' Horizontal - asian art, japan, geisha, japanese geisha, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Lakes in the Clouds' - Canadiana, Canadian Mountie, Rocky Mountains, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Lakes in the Clouds' - Canadiana, Canadian Mountie, Rocky Mountains, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD

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