In discovering the colorful and whimsical world of French illustrator Léa Maupetit, I knew I'd found a kindred spirit. Based in Paris, Léa works from her small studio apartment in the 11th arrondissement, creating sweet and simplistic drawings that are inspired by her daily life (think: patterns, cats, fruits, lots of plants, and the occasional Seinfeld quote for good measure*). Her risograph prints and ceramics are infused with the same vibrant spirit and sense of humor.

A few weeks ago, I was able to visit Léa at her apartment and we passed the afternoon drinking tea, talking about her new shop and our respective Instagram addictions. Here are some photos I took from her workspace mixed in with images of her work... 

* See? She really is a girl after our own heart!