Life i design

Express your own personal style with life I design’s inspiring and sassy lifestyle products.  Everyday art you can collect AND use. 

How life i design started

"Life I design was born out of passion to live a creative life and from a desire to design things that suited my personal taste and what I wanted to have around me." Nicki Traikos, Founder & Creative Director, life i design

Style & Quality

"I love really well thought out designs and products.  My taste is really a mix of clean, modern elements, almost a masculine feel that’s balanced by motifs with nature, flowers and soft shapes.  I don’t like busy patterns and feel more relaxed when my eye can “rest” on an object.   But I do want to FEEL something when I look around me.  Design for me is all about being subtle but interesting."

"I’m not huge on colour.  I love white with bold, black lines that are crisp and decorative.  I’m a huge fan of positive imagery and quotes.  I feel that surrounding yourself with positive imagery and quotes can energetically charge you and your environment." 

"I also have a cheeky and playful sense of humour and love the reaction I get from people who experience my designs that incorporate a bit of that sass whether it’s on a coffee mug or a greeting card.  It’s what makes me really laugh out loud… for real!" 

"I love décor that is relevant and relatable.  The art and products that I create aren’t meant to be cherished or kept for lifetimes to come.  The art and products that I create are meant to change with you, to grow with you and inspire change and growth within you.  Sometimes they are just meant to accent a room, brighten up a morning or share with a friend who needs a pick-me-up!"

"What I offer is… art that you can use that changes as you change!"

100% Artisan Made

Almost everything in the shop is printed in l.i.d's home studio in Unionville, Ontario. From wall art to greeting cards and even the mugs! Yup, l.i.d. has a little press where we can print each and every mug by hand! 

The throw pillows are printed and sewn by hand in Canada and the U.S.  The tech cases are also printed locally.  We are very proud to be able to offer unique, hand made products that aren’t mass produced and that support North American businesses.  It just adds to what we feel are personal touches and what make artisan-made products uniquely perfect!

What we are known for

Here on life I design by Nicki Traikos’ shop, you can expect to find a variety of inspirational wall art to dress your living room, your bedroom and even your own home office!

You will also find a collection of sassy and thoughtful greeting cards to help express how you are feeling or to give that someone special a little boost or smile!

Sometimes a mug is the first thing we reach for in the morning and ones that have a great hand lettered quote or a sassy saying is just want you need in the morning before that first hit of caffeine from your warm cup of coffee!

Unique and modern throw cushions are one of the newest items to be stocked on our virtual shelf.  They are one of Nicki's guilty addictions and the best way to spruce up a room, add a bit of personality and to sink into when you sit down at the end of the night and cue up your favorite Netflix series!

You don’t have to worry about being creative yourself to express your own personal flare!  Adding personality and style to your home is easy as hanging wall art that speaks to you.  Express yourself with a greeting card that relates how you feel.  Surround yourself with everyday things that make you feel something and you’ll be consciously living a more creatively designed life!

Each piece of art is designed authentically from the heart and pencil! It’s who we are and we can’t imagine being happy doing anything else!

What you can expect

Unique products that help you express your own personal style and art that you can use that changes as your style and tastes change!

At the moment we are working on:

adding new art prints to the shop,

creating designs for pillows and cases for iPhonesiPads & laptops,

custom illustrations, graphic designs, licensing art and building our list of happy clients and customers. 

Making things is necessary for me - it’s my function. In my work I have my strongest sense of failure and at times - my greatest joy”

I am a full believer that art can beautify your environment and shift your mood as well as inspire more creativity in your own life! I invite you to connect with me at  Candidly yours!  Nicki xo