Presentation

Linou's pots is a stickers shop based in Switzerland. We do produce all our stickers with high quality paper and precision is one of our chore competence.

Our whimsical illustrated universe is made with watercolor and is unique in the planner world.

A few words from Linou

I'm Line (French version of the name Lynn), founder of Linou's pots and I'm passionate about watercolor, sketching and funny animals with big eyes. Drawing has been a big part of my life since I can remember.

My imagination has been richly fed with French and Belgian comics as well as with all the novels I could grab in the school library as a kid and teenager. I could spend hours in this small comfy bubble and I'm still thankful for it as a grown up woman.

Linou is the nickname I received during medical school. More than fifteen years later it is still in use around my friends.

Pots comes from the first idea of making labels for jars of jelly (in French "pots de confiture"). Pots could also refer to the tin of paint, also called "pots" in French. And "spots" would refer to watercolor spots finally making together pretty illustrations.

Linou's pots labels for Jam

Watercolor Stickers for Planners!

I went finally to develop some watercolor stickers for planners (it was an completly unexpected discover in 2015!). If you never heard about "planner addicts," then you should google it! It is a kind of mix of scrapbooking, paper lovers and time management lovers.

With the time, it came that more and more people expressed their love for my tinny and funny stickers and this kept me on painting and designing new illustrations. And then, here we are today.

You will find more details about our evolution in the history page.

Little watercolor planner

Final Words

I had to learn a lot of hard stuff while "growing up," but this quote of Viktor E. Frankl, a brillant neurologist and psychiatrist of the 20th Century, is the conclusion I wanted to share here. These words could maybe shock as many of us are striving for happiness, success, efficiency and the best life balance we can imagine. I do too... but when I look back at my way and at the unexpected growth of Linou's pots, these true words keep my eyes focused of the most important things.

Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.
Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.

Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning