Featured Etsy shop: DecoyLab

This week’s featured Etsy shop is Decoylab by Maiko. Maiko makes and sells mainly bamboo clocks, some of which are very cute indeed! I love her aesthetic. Her products would look great in any nursery or child’s room, or indeed anywhere in the home.

Here is Maiko to tell you about herself and her shop…

Describe your shop in one or two sentences.

Decoylab offers playful room decor for children of all ages. We are mostly known for our animal shaped bamboo clocks.


What made you decide to open an Etsy shop?

I opened Etsy account since 2007. First several months I did nothing with it. Then I made 2008 calendars and listed on Etsy. One of the month I made an image of cuckoo clock and I thought why not put a clock motor behind it? So I made about 5 clocks and listed on Etsy and I sold all of it in a matter of week. That was the beginning of my clock business. I had no intention of making a living by selling clocks.


What is your favourite part of the creative process?

I don’t think much about my creative process to be honest. It’s very subjective and it happened in the subconscious realm.

What I know is that creative process is so much better when I let go and just dive into it. It’s more about action and being in that moment.


What has been the highlight of your business so far?

The highlight is always the fact that I am making a living by having my own business selling clocks. It’s not something I thought I could do in the beginning. I never thought it was possible to be honest.


What do you like to do when not working on your business?

Every day when I am not working, I am parenting. If you haven’t had a child yet, I must tell you it’s definitely a job.. Sure there’s plenty of snuggles and sweet moments with my 5 year old but there’s also not so fun part of disciplining like setting up rules, boundaries and following through. Ideally, I would like to nap or go hiking somewhere. They still remain as my dreams though.


What are you currently working on? Anything new coming up?

I am working on several different clock designs right now along with new products such as key chains and mobiles.

Some of them will be available this holiday season coming up and some will be available next year.


What are your top three favourite Etsy shops?

I have lots of vintage and antique shops under my favorites but here are some shops that I like that are hand made…


Thanks Maiko! Not only can you find Maiko’s beautiful products on the Decoylab Etsy shop but also through her website. Please do hop over and take a look!

Thanks for reading!


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