Lauren Kobayashi Riihimaki is a Canadian YouTuber and crafter known for her YouTube channel LaurDIY. As of August 2020 her main YouTube channel has just under 9 million subscribers. Riihimaki began posting DIY tutorial videos on her blog in her first year of university in Toronto. She first joined YouTube on December 1st 2011, originally to post her sewing videos on the platform. In 2015, she graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in graphic communications management.