Created by Heather Pando in 2010, Little World Design is one of the most respected custom contemporary design companies in the Los Angeles area


Little World Design (LWD) is a design and production company specializing in unique products, fusing natural objects with textile, natural and man-made media, effectively blending the outdoor and inside worlds. We collaborate with interior designers, artists and independent clients to bring their visions into fruition.  Our portfolio exhibits custom-tailored pieces to illustrate the wide breadth of possibility available to you.


“…the aim to design pieces that collapse the gap between dream and reality…”

Little World Design is committed to creating contemporary pieces that are new, edgy, and thought-provoking. With the aim to design pieces that collapse the gap between dream and reality, these one-of-a-kind creations complete any commercial space, personal art collection, or unified event platform. Having already gained a strong following with some of the entertainment and art industry's most influential tastemakers, Little World Design's custom creations can be seen around the globe.

Located in South Pasadena, California, Little World Design has gained recognition for its handcrafted botanical sculptures. Touted as “whimsical and slightly macabre” (Bizbash January/ February 2012) LWD has a strong presence in Los Angeles, and New York and has done special events and installments internationally.  LWD’s pieces can be purchased through this website directly or at the following: Susan Manrao DesignROSEARKTWENTIETH Lori Graham Design, and Vanillawood.  Commissions can be shipped or installed per customers requirements.

Heather Scheid Pando grew up in rural Wisconsin and spent much of her childhood running wild in the great outdoors.  This early exposure to all things natural, in addition to a degree in theatre/biology and an interior decorator mother was the catalyst for her creative vision and ultimately what fueled her fire to found Little World Design. After years of working as creative director with Krislyn Meyer-Komorav, Heather became owner and art director of LWD.  Heather finds organic forms compelling, inspiring and uplifting, her objects d’art aim to blend the surreal with the natural. 



Frequently Asked Questions


The first step in artistic process is to browse our online portfolio for inspiration in an artistic direction. A quick consultation will then help determine budget and scale. An estimate will be produced along with a visual sample.

Custom Space Consultation

For cohesive interior design, a site visit is usually required. These costs will be entered into the initial deposit and must be received prior to time of site visit.


Scale, choice of materials, and modifications determine total cost. A deposit is required before production will begin.


Discounts vary based on extent of work and production cost.

Lead Time

Lead time varies based on scale and access to materials. This is addressed in the initial consultation.


Local deliveries are generally hand-delivered. If the project requires shipping, crating is noramally recommended. 


We offer installation locally as well as abroad. If travel is required, rates will be discussed on an individual basis.

Maintenance & Care

Specific cleaning and maintenance instructions will be included with your order. For local installs, we offer on-site maintenance service by one of our professionals at an hourly rate.


In the event of damage, repairs can be made in the studio for an additional charge. Shipping costs are separate and the clients responsibility. 


We provide assistance to help determine fees and restrictions regarding local customs, from the early planning stages to delivery. Pieces can usually be crated and shipped internationally. If travel is required, rates will be discussed on an individual basis.  


President + Creative Director

Heather Pando
Owner, Design


Associates & Vendors

June Johnson
Website Design