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Featured Seller: Bookhou at Home

Oct 24, 2011

by bookhouathome

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
We are John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj, a husband and wife design team residing in Toronto, Canada where we make things. John started as a painter and moved on to architecture before settling on making furniture. Arounna started out making more sculptural work until a residency at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto changed her path in designing and making textile goods. In our bookhou products we share in the designing, drawing and making. Arounna also writes a blog and she is also in the midst of working on her fourth issue of b.a.h. magazine, an online magazine based on the blog.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
We have two kids, Lliam (5 years old) and Piper (2.5 years old) and when we are not working our time is devoted to them. We also run a brick-and-mortar shop that is also our studio and home.

Where does your inspiration come from?
John: Landscape has always been an important part of my mindset — not the picturesque kind that you can put a frame around, but the things that accumulate or result from actions like weather, forces of nature that create shapes, etc.
Arounna: My inspiration comes from my surroundings — patterns and shapes found in nature and in my urban environment.

What does handmade mean to you?
Not everything needs to be handmade, but some things do — otherwise they seem to lack the care and attention that makes it evident that a person was there.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
There’s a lot of work we do separately but since we’re partners and co-everything the most obvious choice is each other.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
John: When I was quite young I always thought with my hands — I was always painting and drawing and my mother had a paint set that she gave me. But I’m not sure if there was one exact moment when I knew.

Arounna: I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember — my hands were always busy from making beaded jewellery to carving wood, making clay pots to sewing. I was encouraged as a kid to not restrict myself to one thing and to explore and express myself with different materials.

How would you describe your creative process?
John: In terms of theory I have always felt that my underlying purpose was to formalize scribbles into things, sometimes useful and sometimes not. I do a lot of drawing and let them sit, sometimes for years. Some of these drawings resurface and become something.

Arounna: My work begins as drawings and becomes prototypes before the final product. I sketch all the time and I don’t necessarily use those ideas immediately — sometimes they need to germinate for a while. Generally my process in designing and making is quick compared to John’s work, because once I choose an element I can very quickly turn it into a product or object.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
John: For furniture Finn Juhl, for painting Willem de Kooning, for architecture Enric Miralles.

Arounna: Eva Hesse because of her sensibility and use of material, Louise Bourgeois for her drawings and her use of fibre and Kiki Smith because of her broad diversity in imagery, narrative and how she incorporates that into different mediums.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
John: There are things that I cherish because I have fond memories, such as an old wooden hockey game that my father played with when he was young, or my leather cylindrical tube that I bought from an antique dealer in England — it has a shape that suggests an object, but no one knows what anymore. But I have to say that right now I cherish the drawings and odd little things my children make me the most.

Arounna: A watercolour painting of a flower John painted for me before we were together. It was also the image we used on our wedding invitations.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
I think we would both like to be in the same place we are now, but with more help in the production of our pieces so we could have more time to spend with family and friends. Maybe also a bigger space to work in.

Featured Seller Archive

 

MINI BAG - blocks
MINI BAG - blocks
bookhoudesign
$65.00 USD
MINI animal pouches
MINI animal pouches
bookhoudesign
$10.00 USD
FIELD TRAVELLER - sukka
FIELD TRAVELLER - sukka
bookhoudesign
$85.00 USD
BOX TOTE - madder
BOX TOTE - madder
bookhoudesign
$60.00 USD
BOX TOTE - sukka
BOX TOTE - sukka
bookhoudesign
$55.00 USD
OBLONG POUCH
OBLONG POUCH
bookhoudesign
$18.00 USD
BOX TOTE - pepita
BOX TOTE - pepita
bookhoudesign
$55.00 USD
ZIP TOTE - triangle
ZIP TOTE - triangle
bookhoudesign
$95.00 USD
DAY BAG - waxed canvas/charcoal
DAY BAG - waxed canvas/charcoal
bookhoudesign
$70.00 USD
2018 CALENDAR
2018 CALENDAR
bookhoudesign
$12.00 USD
SMALL DAY BAG - waxed canvas
SMALL DAY BAG - waxed canvas
bookhoudesign
$45.00 USD
CARRY BAG - TRIANGLE
CARRY BAG - TRIANGLE
bookhoudesign
$120.00 USD
ZIP TOTE - pepita
ZIP TOTE - pepita
bookhoudesign
$95.00 USD
FABRIC CALENDAR - 2018
FABRIC CALENDAR - 2018
bookhoudesign
$18.00 USD
ZIP TOTE - rain/waxed
ZIP TOTE - rain/waxed
bookhoudesign
$95.00 USD
LARGE POUCH
LARGE POUCH
bookhoudesign
$25.00 USD
FLOCK MOBILE
FLOCK MOBILE
bookhoudesign
$160.00 USD
DAY BAG - veldwax
DAY BAG - veldwax
bookhoudesign
$75.00 USD
DAY BAG - triangle
DAY BAG - triangle
bookhoudesign
$70.00 USD
CARRY BAG - charcoal waxed canvas
CARRY BAG - charcoal waxed canvas
bookhoudesign
$120.00 USD
DAY BAG - rain/wax
DAY BAG - rain/wax
bookhoudesign
$75.00 USD
CARRY BAG - VELD
CARRY BAG - VELD
bookhoudesign
$120.00 USD
MINI BAG - rain
MINI BAG - rain
bookhoudesign
$65.00 USD
TOTE - blocks
TOTE - blocks
bookhoudesign
$75.00 USD
SMALL DAY BAG - triangle
SMALL DAY BAG - triangle
bookhoudesign
$45.00 USD
ZIP TOTE - veld
ZIP TOTE - veld
bookhoudesign
$95.00 USD
BOX TOTE - grey triangle
BOX TOTE - grey triangle
bookhoudesign
$55.00 USD
BOX TOTE - veld
BOX TOTE - veld
bookhoudesign
$55.00 USD
TOTE - veld
TOTE - veld
bookhoudesign
$75.00 USD
TOTE - grey triangle
TOTE - grey triangle
bookhoudesign
$75.00 USD
ZIP - charcoal/dark oak waxed canvas
ZIP - charcoal/dark oak waxed canvas
bookhoudesign
$95.00 USD
CARRY BAG - grey triangle
CARRY BAG - grey triangle
bookhoudesign
$120.00 USD
BOX TOTE - tiili
BOX TOTE - tiili
bookhoudesign
$55.00 USD
MINI PACK - tiili
MINI PACK - tiili
bookhoudesign
$85.00 USD
MINI BAG - pepita
MINI BAG - pepita
bookhoudesign
$65.00 USD
FIELD TRAVELLER - pepita
FIELD TRAVELLER - pepita
bookhoudesign
$85.00 USD
FIELD TRAVELLER - VELD
FIELD TRAVELLER - VELD
bookhoudesign
$85.00 USD

266 comments

  • yellowgrey

    yellowgrey said 6 years ago

    i adore the triangle prints. congrats to you both!

  • anakim

    anakim said 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful shop! good luck and congrats!

  • Akamatra

    Akamatra said 6 years ago

    I love your work! Congrats on the feature!

  • silversamba

    silversamba said 6 years ago

    Love your beautiful work and shop! Congrats :) Alana

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 6 years ago

    I've had my eye on a triangle bag for a while now, great to see you guys featured.

  • riverluna

    riverluna said 6 years ago

    Congrats! I've loved your designs for some time, happy to see you're featured! Your shop is a gem.

  • BigTinsel

    BigTinsel said 6 years ago

    I've spoke to Arounna in their shop, and she is the coolest.

  • ModernFibre

    ModernFibre said 6 years ago

    So great to see the two of you and Bookhou featured here! Your work, shop, and life are truly inspirational.

  • clembondar

    clembondar said 6 years ago

    fantastic , what a wonderful team.

  • melaniefavreau

    melaniefavreau said 6 years ago

    Love your work! Congratulations! :D

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!

  • KKsCandlesLLC

    KKsCandlesLLC said 6 years ago

    Awesome team! Congratulations!

  • expressyourself

    expressyourself said 6 years ago

    Great work!

  • TheBerryPress

    TheBerryPress said 6 years ago

    Wonderful work! Love your bags.

  • OneLaneRoad

    OneLaneRoad said 6 years ago

    Your prints are absolutely beautiful. I love the variety in your shop and the overall look. Amazing work you do, congrats!!

  • mamif

    mamif said 6 years ago

    really great stuff. i think i'm in love.

  • LynnsMix

    LynnsMix said 6 years ago

    Fabulous!

  • JewelryBySS

    JewelryBySS said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!! Congratulations on your wonderful feature story!

  • AronaDesigns

    AronaDesigns said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful shop, and the fact that you get to work together as a team is so sweet. I love husband and wife teams :-)

  • jebeach1

    jebeach1 said 6 years ago

    Wow, beautiful stuff! Congratulations on being featured!

  • Barnaclebags

    Barnaclebags said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Work! Congrats!

  • filix

    filix said 6 years ago

    I loved seeing this shop featured! its been one of my favorties for a while! ♥

  • GollyBard

    GollyBard said 6 years ago

    Delightful work, lovely design duo! Congratulations!

  • sewasong

    sewasong said 6 years ago

    I didn't know your shop, great designs :o

  • LuminousCreation

    LuminousCreation said 6 years ago

    LOVE your shop!!!!! Congrats on the feature, wishing you much success!

  • devikasart

    devikasart said 6 years ago

    Lovely feature! Great, organic work! CONGRATS! -D

  • 464Handmade

    464Handmade said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! you both are so talented!! love your shop!

  • bstudio

    bstudio said 6 years ago

    Love their simple modern designs! I'll have to check out their store next time I'm in TO!

  • cateparr

    cateparr said 6 years ago

    I love your work! Congratulations on the feature.

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 6 years ago

    adore this shop! Great feature!

  • ethanollie

    ethanollie said 6 years ago

    the things you make show so much integrity and love, right down to the very last detail. congrats you two!

  • PIGandFiSH

    PIGandFiSH said 6 years ago

    Your modern lines and aesthetics are inspiring! Love that you 'co-everything' - congrats on a beautiful feature!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured and good luck with your endeavor.

  • OliveandFern

    OliveandFern said 6 years ago

    Luv.congrats.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Congrats! Love your work.

  • bigtwig

    bigtwig said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love your work!

  • LetterChef

    LetterChef said 6 years ago

    Great products, so unique.

  • paintedfishstudio

    paintedfishstudio said 6 years ago

    this feature is well deserved, and wonderful to read. i'm inspired!

  • vitamini

    vitamini said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! It is well deserved. I follow your blog and am frequently inspired by your simple and lovely posts.

  • GeorgieGirlLLC

    GeorgieGirlLLC said 6 years ago

    Wow, I love the way both of you work together. Congrats!

  • YouNeedMoreFiber

    YouNeedMoreFiber said 6 years ago

    Lovely, elegant work. Continued success to you.

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 6 years ago

    What a fabulous shop! Congratulations on the feature!

  • robertcoffin

    robertcoffin said 6 years ago

    good work

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work - lovely shop - Cheers !

  • LOLLIDAYsPROJECTs

    LOLLIDAYsPROJECTs said 6 years ago

    I love the simplicity and the clean look of every piece you guys have created here. And the prints are super gorgeous! Love your shop! More success to you, guys... Congrats!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 6 years ago

    Lovely interview! Congratulations on being FS, love your shop :)

  • MadeMerriShop

    MadeMerriShop said 6 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats!

  • minouette

    minouette said 6 years ago

    I'm sitting next to one of your screenprinted polar bears and use my bookhou wallet daily. I too love the idea of most things being handmade. Great to see local Toronto artists and makers featured!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 6 years ago

    I love your fabrics. Congrats on your feature!

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 6 years ago

    Another team working together and raising a family together....now that's living! Congratulations as the newest featured artist - Love your shop!

  • aprilMayde

    aprilMayde said 6 years ago

    amazing! i love your stuff so much! eva, louise, & kiki....is there a better trifecta?

  • wanachee

    wanachee said 6 years ago

    I worship your work. Congrats on continued success. =0)

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 6 years ago

    You were already one on my favorites, but now that I know more about you, I LOVE your shop even more! Congrats on being featured:)

  • sallyroo

    sallyroo said 6 years ago

    I've bought beautiful handmade items from Bookhou and taken a workshop with an invited artist. It's a lovely shop/gallery to have in Toronto. A treasure.

  • redstitchlab

    redstitchlab said 6 years ago

    great work, love your items!!!!

  • violintide

    violintide said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature!

  • ToosDetectiveAgency

    ToosDetectiveAgency said 6 years ago

    So many great products! Keep up the good work!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    I love reading about couples that work together, so fun! ..and now I need one of your fab bags!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Neat! Congrats!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 6 years ago

    Always love seeing and reading about a business pair (particularly ones who are a working duo outside of their studio/office as well)! Your items look amazing, congratulations on the feature!

  • sianykitty

    sianykitty said 6 years ago

    rare opportunity 2 have the same interest, work together and a husband and a wife at the same time, I find it romantic

  • Fianaturals

    Fianaturals said 6 years ago

    I just pinned your bucket totes on Pinterest and i find you in front page on Etsy!I favorited a lot of your items !I love your style and Congratulations!!!:)

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Such a great interview! Congrats on the feature!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work and shop!

  • Geninne

    Geninne said 6 years ago

    Love, love, love Bookhou! I consider myself a collector & lucky to call them my friends.

  • ErinAntiques

    ErinAntiques said 6 years ago

    Congrats! I've always loved your bags :-)

  • lilfishstudios

    lilfishstudios said 6 years ago

    Wonderful feature! Congrats to you both, it's so well deserved.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 6 years ago

    Lots of admiration from this corner of the world! Congratulations. Fine work.

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop Congrats !!!!

  • post082010

    post082010 said 6 years ago

    Lovely partnership memorable work! Xx

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous, simple designs. You two obviously work together very very well. Thanks for sharing it all with us!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 6 years ago

    Among my favorite shops on etsy. Enjoyed your feature. Thank you for sharing!

  • myrakim

    myrakim said 6 years ago

    Just love your work!! I can't decide what to get... My sister and mom carry your items around with pride. I need to get something too! Congrats on the feature!

  • jibbyandjuna

    jibbyandjuna said 6 years ago

    So very happy to see Bookhou featured here! Thanks for the encouragement/reminder that its fine to let ideas germinate. Best wishes for continued success!

  • rjane069

    rjane069 said 6 years ago

    wonderful story and beautiful shop. love those totes!

  • ForeverSincere

    ForeverSincere said 6 years ago

    it's always nice to see someone put quality time and artistic flare into their handmade products.

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite shops .. inspiring always! Congratulations on Featured Seller..so deserved!

  • LuzAmigurumiPatterns

    LuzAmigurumiPatterns said 6 years ago

    Really love the fabrics!, well done!

  • RWScissors2010

    RWScissors2010 said 6 years ago

    What an inspirational partnership....I didn't know your shop but am definitely a fan now....Love your products, studio and photography!

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 6 years ago

    I've been such a fan for a while. Love it all.

  • chicandtonic

    chicandtonic said 6 years ago

    Just a beautiful shop! Best wishes.

  • WriteTheGoodWrite

    WriteTheGoodWrite said 6 years ago

    Lovely Shop! I especially like your flock mobile and animal tags. They are simple yet distinctive. All the best of luck.

  • plad

    plad said 6 years ago

    Great job :))) One of my favorite shops :)

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina said 6 years ago

    beautiful shop and designs! Congrats!!

  • rosemreyes

    rosemreyes said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature.

  • lapetitenina

    lapetitenina said 6 years ago

    Beautiful natural items. This has a really lovely touch !

  • OhHelloRabbit

    OhHelloRabbit said 6 years ago

    I love pretty much everything you create! Congratulations on this well deserved spotlight :)

  • VedaArts

    VedaArts said 6 years ago

    wonderful shop! congrats!

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign said 6 years ago

    I'm a fan! Congrats on the feature!

  • AKingsThings

    AKingsThings said 6 years ago

    Lovely fabrics... Lovely story...

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 6 years ago

    congratulations! long time fan of your shop/work.

  • TinyArmour

    TinyArmour said 6 years ago

    such a beautiful shop! I love the triangle towels :)

  • locallibrary

    locallibrary said 6 years ago

    I love your work all your work - congratulations on the feature!

  • locallibrary

    locallibrary said 6 years ago

    some grammatical errors in my last comment, but I think it gets the point across. :)

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Great shop! Congrats on the FS!!!

  • PoppyandPearlCo

    PoppyandPearlCo said 6 years ago

    Huge Fan : ) love following your blog. Congrats on the feature!!

  • tenaciouslife

    tenaciouslife said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature! happie sewing...

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 6 years ago

    SO glad to have found you here on Etsy....I have loved you ever since I read about you in an article! Congrats on your feature!

  • curiousdoodles

    curiousdoodles said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop and nice to see you featured on etsy. I am a follower of the blog. Keep it up!

  • adoreneko

    adoreneko said 6 years ago

    Lovely screen prints and unique designs. Yes, a bigger workspace would be great for all of your creativity!

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 6 years ago

    Wonderfulll shop and designs . congrats..

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 6 years ago

    Wonderfull shop and design ! congrats ..

  • KARozWoodworking

    KARozWoodworking said 6 years ago

    Great shop and congrats on the feature! Toronto eh? GO LEAFS!!!

  • PaperSissorsStone

    PaperSissorsStone said 6 years ago

    Truly inspirational & oh so beautiful!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 6 years ago

    Guys, your work is absolutely awesome!

  • studiokmo

    studiokmo said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite shops! congratulations!!

  • sweetanddirtys

    sweetanddirtys said 6 years ago

    such a wonderful, and deserved feature... many congrats! and I completely agree on Eva Hesse, her studio had to have been something else :)

  • theaterclouds

    theaterclouds said 6 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago

    Beautiful husband and wife team. Congratulations

  • jk1310

    jk1310 said 6 years ago

    I love your work. Congratulations!

  • kidicarus

    kidicarus said 6 years ago

    Hooray!!!

  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane said 6 years ago

    Fabulous featured sellers! I adore all your work!!! xx

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    very beautiful shop! love husband and wife teams!! congrats!

  • oktak

    oktak said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shop, love your style!! Congrats on the feature!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    It was lovely to read your story. There is something special about husband and wife teams. Beautiful products!

  • Leslie23

    Leslie23 said 6 years ago

    Congrats!! I love your shop!!

  • Leslie23

    Leslie23 said 6 years ago

    Congrats!! Your shop is lovely!

  • shelterprotectsyou

    shelterprotectsyou said 6 years ago

    yay!! been loving your work for so long! nice work.

  • onegirl

    onegirl said 6 years ago

    the most inspirational and well deserved feature yet : )

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 6 years ago

    I loooove looove LOOOOVE this shop! congrats

  • PonyAndPoppy

    PonyAndPoppy said 6 years ago

    your work is amazing and so inspiring! congratulations on a fantastic feature!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 6 years ago

    love your work and gorgeous products!!

  • hesperus

    hesperus said 6 years ago

    love their home stuff! love their art! :)

  • MiniCyn

    MiniCyn said 6 years ago

    I`m so proud and happy that you have made it as the featured artist, congrats :) Love EVERYTHING you make: Best wishes xxxx

  • fuzzybunny

    fuzzybunny said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! I met Arounna at Second Storie last year and promptly fell in love with everything you make. My mother and I now both have your items in our homes.

  • bookhouathome

    bookhouathome said 6 years ago

    thank you everyone for your kind words we appreciate it!! thanks also to etsy for featuring us. j+a

  • trowelandpaintbrush

    trowelandpaintbrush said 6 years ago

    So proud to own some of your products but even more proud to know you. I loved reading about your creative process and inspiration. Kathleen

  • refugium

    refugium said 6 years ago

    Congratulations to you both, your combined aesthetic is so gorgeous. I recently purchased one of your linen pouches and absolutely love it! Well crafted and perfect in every way : )

  • knitalatte

    knitalatte said 6 years ago

    you are hands down my favorite etsy team

  • abeltr1

    abeltr1 said 6 years ago

    love love love!!!!!!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 6 years ago

    John and Arounna so happy to see you here:) :) Congrats! As always love ur work!!!

  • LidiDesign

    LidiDesign said 6 years ago

    Beautiful shop & work! Congrats! Wishing you much continued success!

  • OuterKnits

    OuterKnits said 6 years ago

    Great stuff! An excuse to go to Toronto.

  • Eccolo

    Eccolo said 6 years ago

    What elegant work! I love it :)

  • MoreThanStitches

    MoreThanStitches said 6 years ago

    Great article! Love the goodies.:)

  • helendesign

    helendesign said 6 years ago

    most beautiful items x well done!!!

  • soulspeakarts

    soulspeakarts said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful yet practical goods. Love the natural aspects of the fabric and the simple yet lovely representations of nature. All the best to you both in family and business adventures! Definitely an inspiration!

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 6 years ago

    Nice!

  • AnnealedHeart

    AnnealedHeart said 6 years ago

    Lovely work- you make a great team. Congrats on the feature and continued success! :)

  • artsyEVE

    artsyEVE said 6 years ago

    Beautiful items that are inspirational! I love all the items with the seeds and plants and little birds. Congratulations on being featured here!

  • HILDEBRANDTfashion

    HILDEBRANDTfashion said 6 years ago

    I adore your work, I want every single item!

  • AnnaLela

    AnnaLela said 6 years ago

    I love your work! Congrats on the feature!

  • SpadesIsPierced

    SpadesIsPierced said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature :) lovely work.

  • EveryBearJewel

    EveryBearJewel said 6 years ago

    Your designs are amazing!

  • pollenvintage

    pollenvintage said 6 years ago

    I like how your vision plays out on such a wide variety of products. Great grapics!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 6 years ago

    I just love to read about other husband wife teams making a living doing what they love. Everything you make is lovely but I think I like the little pouches the best. Congrats on being on the front of Etsy. I loved seeing your work and your shop.

  • nancywallisdesigns

    nancywallisdesigns said 6 years ago

    So happy to see you here. Congrats to both of you on your feature....loving my triangle bag!

  • klinker

    klinker said 6 years ago

    what amazing detail. i absolutely love the tea towel.

  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden said 6 years ago

    I love your beautiful work and shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • kaniko

    kaniko said 6 years ago

    love bookhou! so happy to see you featured -- congrats!

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 6 years ago

    Great nature inspired items!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 6 years ago

    Congrats..so happy to see you featured! I have been following your blog and work for quite sometime now. Hope to buy one of the triangle tote bag soon :-)

  • Rendell

    Rendell said 6 years ago

    You know I am one of your biggest fans and look so forward to meeting you soon in Vancouver. May all your dreams come true!

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 6 years ago

    Congrats

  • Maulani

    Maulani said 6 years ago

    Oh my God the triangles are so intriguing!

  • marcgounard

    marcgounard said 6 years ago

    Congratulation, great team work!!

  • karinagracejewelry

    karinagracejewelry said 6 years ago

    I love your shop and use your items in my treasuries! Happy to see you as the featured seller! Well deserved, indeed! Congrats! ~ Karen

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning creations. Congrats on the feature.

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 6 years ago

    Lovely patterns - very calming and always in style! Beautiful, beautiful!!

  • dots2lines

    dots2lines said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing! My husband is a photographer and I'm a creative artist, and I definitely know what you mean by looking to each other for inspiration. So cool how both work as a team yet in your own ways!

  • leziglezag

    leziglezag said 6 years ago

    i have always loved your shop. i've reposted this post to my facebook page. wishing you all the best in success :)

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    Great interview! As a fellow silkscreen printer I love seeing a peek into a shop that hand pulls their designs too. Hooray! :) Congratulations on being the Featured Seller!

  • theowlshop

    theowlshop said 6 years ago

    Great products, great creativity…oh…and also a fabulously great blog!

  • Powerofflower

    Powerofflower said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop!

  • spoolandsparrowshop

    spoolandsparrowshop said 6 years ago

    I am a huge fan of your work. What a great collaboration! Kiki Smith would be at the top of my list as well.

  • happyowl

    happyowl said 6 years ago

    Congrats to you Arounna! I feel so lucky to have been your neighbor last year at Second Storie in Rochester, your work is beautiful! So wonderful to see the studio shots and read the interview. Lovely!

  • woollyfabulous

    woollyfabulous said 6 years ago

    How exciting!! Congratulations, Arounna!!

  • aspendreams

    aspendreams said 6 years ago

    Congrats great feature !!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    Love your totes and pouches!! I used to work at Harbourfront and my husband at the AGO, perhaps we've crossed paths and didn't even know it :) Congrats on your feature and continued success!!

  • jalmodovar

    jalmodovar said 6 years ago

    your work is amazing. love your shop!

  • ethelruby

    ethelruby said 6 years ago

    awesome to see you here on the front page of etsy - congratulations!

  • FiberStone

    FiberStone said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Love your bags!

  • labrocantemagique

    labrocantemagique said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Great shop!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature ~ i'm a big fan of your work and shop. must be fantastic to work with your partner :)

  • freesoul

    freesoul said 6 years ago

    Beautiful Feature and Great shop. You guys are beautiful! Gonna go check out your blog

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop - beautiful items!

  • luckybeepress

    luckybeepress said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Love your work, nice article too! : )

  • scientificculture

    scientificculture said 6 years ago

    I've been of their shop and blog for a while now and it's great to see them featured!

  • LiuRokSilver

    LiuRokSilver said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • gloriafreshley

    gloriafreshley said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your designs and craftsmanship are wonderful . . . Count me in as a huge fan. :)

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 6 years ago

    Great aestheics! Congrats on your feature.

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 6 years ago

    Great store and story!

  • oddlyaddictive

    oddlyaddictive said 6 years ago

    Wow very lovely!!! Congrats

  • ysbearing

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  • BeaumontStudio

    BeaumontStudio said 6 years ago

    You are an INSPIRATION!

  • DiaperCakeBoutique

    DiaperCakeBoutique said 6 years ago

    fantastic shop! Congrats on the feature!!

  • pasin

    pasin said 6 years ago

    I love your work! Congrats on the feature!

  • BlueshineBaby

    BlueshineBaby said 6 years ago

    SEW Fantastic...as you know I am a HUGE Fan!!!! hugs and congrats on SUCH a great feature! Char.x

  • AnnaBeauDesigns

    AnnaBeauDesigns said 6 years ago

    Congrats! All of your work has been on my "wish list" for quite some time!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop and great work!

  • solsticehome

    solsticehome said 6 years ago

    one of my favorite shops for a long time. it's wonderful to get a peek into the creative loveliness behind it.

  • lexcans

    lexcans said 6 years ago

    Having an Online Career Package will let you have flexible hours working. It would also be better because you can even just work right there at the comfort of your home.

  • LoveP

    LoveP said 6 years ago

    I've been a long time admirer. Lovely prints! Congrats of the feature!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 6 years ago

    sweet stuff! congrats!

  • misohappi

    misohappi said 6 years ago

    i adore your products. congrats!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 6 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • peshka

    peshka said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work !!

  • zizolabel

    zizolabel said 6 years ago

    nicely surprised to see you featured! Love your blog and magazine!

  • aussiekn

    aussiekn said 6 years ago

    lovely work! well done!

  • lobsterandswan

    lobsterandswan said 6 years ago

    Lovely feature, so glad I got my bag before you went totally global! I am so in love with it, have used it every day since it arrived, thanks so much, always keeping my eye out for new listings!

  • LeensShop

    LeensShop said 6 years ago

    Congratulations Bookhou! Beautiful work and Blog, I'll keep following you!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Great work I love the simple style! Congratulations on the feature : )

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    what a beautiful story. and a beautiful feature. thank you for sharing and congrats on the feature. wishing you the best!

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 6 years ago

    "I always thought with my hands", I love that. Lovely work, congratulations.

  • TheCrazyGoatLadySoap

    TheCrazyGoatLadySoap said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story.. I love the clean look of your work.

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    I love your work. It is very clean and modern.

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    love love the natural elements to your textiles................. possibilities are endless...................... best wishes for continued success X

  • gemstonesinapaperbag

    gemstonesinapaperbag said 6 years ago

    These are beautiful. Congratulations for being featured! :)

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 6 years ago

    fabulous! so happy to see you here.

  • alatsupplies

    alatsupplies said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature! thanx for sharing! love the organic look of your works!

  • FauxFurPetBakery

    FauxFurPetBakery said 6 years ago

    Amazing shop, beautiful couple and creative goals! Just fabulous! Congratulations on your shop being featured - well deserved!

  • hennyseashell

    hennyseashell said 6 years ago

    congrat to both of you! amazing shop, creations and couple :) I had ever picked 2 of your beautiful items in my treasuries. Love your works!!

  • NotoriousKnits

    NotoriousKnits said 6 years ago

    I purchased a bag from you guys and am completely in love with it still. It is nice to have something that is made well and is beautiful. Congratulations on the feature.

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    I love the life you lead together! Your style is wonderful too. I love your spring tea towel but it's so lovely I would be afraid my little one would stain it within minutes of using. I shall have to get some as gifts for others to enjoy! It's such beautiful artwork on a towel. beautiful and useful, great combo. Congrats and best to you!

  • kariton

    kariton said 6 years ago

    i love your designs... congrats and all the best!

  • TheAngryWeather

    TheAngryWeather said 6 years ago

    Fantastic! congratulations to you both! your work is amazing, I'm so glad to see you here!

  • LatelierdeMissTik

    LatelierdeMissTik said 6 years ago

    Love your story and your items are superb! Congrats! ;o)

  • eyespotdesigns

    eyespotdesigns said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!

  • ElleRJBoutique

    ElleRJBoutique said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work Arounna, congrats on your great feature!

  • seaworthysend

    seaworthysend said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I've been admiring your store for a while. I'm happy to see your work recognized with a feature! Great interview as well.

  • touchthedutch

    touchthedutch said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Best of luck with it!

  • AmyJiggetts

    AmyJiggetts said 6 years ago

    Great shop enjoyed everything!

  • WereRabbit2006

    WereRabbit2006 said 6 years ago

    Beautiful works, love your print ! Congratulations on the feature.

  • YoungSwanDesigns

    YoungSwanDesigns said 6 years ago

    Great husband and wife team :) Just started following your blog- love! Congrats :)

  • VintageBabyRevival

    VintageBabyRevival said 6 years ago

    Toronto represent! Congrats to you both for this interview. Your work is amazing - always been a fan!

  • ravenramandmoon

    ravenramandmoon said 6 years ago

    Love your stuff, would like to visit your store!

  • PeekoApparel

    PeekoApparel said 6 years ago

    Congrats and thanks for sharing! You guys are a huge inspiration! keep it up! :)

  • PortugueseVintage

    PortugueseVintage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful items!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    I just had our oblong pouches in a treasury two weeks ago, great to see you as freatured seller!

  • erinswindow

    erinswindow said 6 years ago

    Congrats!! Great to see you two here. Love your art works!

  • BrittneyWest

    BrittneyWest said 6 years ago

    I loved reading this article, to see two peoples artistic and creative passions meld together and inspire on another. Amazing work! Very inspiring...thanks for sharing your passion! "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." --Rumi

  • shantyirish

    shantyirish said 6 years ago

    congrats to a dynamic duo! loved your article ... and your work!

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta said 6 years ago

    the designs are exquisite! congrats! I always enjoy reading about art couples :D

  • hlcarvings

    hlcarvings said 6 years ago

    Congrats,love to see two people with same goal.Thats priceless

  • ehmeglass

    ehmeglass said 6 years ago

    Wow, so nice to see your work featured. Such lovely pieces and it's great to see wonderful locals I know highlighted here. I love all my bookhou purchases! Congrats.

  • martacreazioni

    martacreazioni said 6 years ago

    I really like your work, well done!

  • owlandpussycat

    owlandpussycat said 6 years ago

    Well done! Lovely and inspirational as always. Looking forward to seeing you at Circle Craft in a few weeks.

  • gilbug1

    gilbug1 said 6 years ago

    I love the linen wall art!

  • BirdTrouble

    BirdTrouble said 6 years ago

    you guys are awesome! i love the family team idea and your magazines are so inspiring!

  • JadeCakes

    JadeCakes said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful and well deserved feature! Congratulations and best wishes!

  • nanoukiko

    nanoukiko said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work! Amazing talent & creativity!

  • 14xbags

    14xbags said 6 years ago

    Beautiful designs and such a wonderful story!

  • LittleSmilesBoutique

    LittleSmilesBoutique said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! You have such beautiful things in your shop. Maybe I'll drop in sometime! Where are you located? Please convo me if you get the chance... From your fellow neighbour in Toronto, Sobia

  • loritrenton

    loritrenton said 6 years ago

    Wonderful items in your shop. I will have to visit your shop as I too live in Toronto. Congratulations on the success and more to come! Lori

  • BonChatBoutique

    BonChatBoutique said 6 years ago

    Such an amazing collection! Love it!

  • Yriss

    Yriss said 6 years ago

    I really thought you deserve to be featured since I first saw your fabulous designs...! Congratulations!

  • mardiahfaraz

    mardiahfaraz said 6 years ago

    ur product and shop really 'KEREN' mean cool

  • all4ever

    all4ever said 6 years ago

    Love it so much.... So creative & lovely...

  • ShelleAnne

    ShelleAnne said 6 years ago

    Wonderful feature - love how you have such strong talents individually and together! Congrats!

  • guadalupeferreyra

    guadalupeferreyra said 6 years ago

    amazing designers !!!!!! congrats :)

  • CrankyDogStudio

    CrankyDogStudio said 6 years ago

    Simple, clean design. Absolutely stunning pieces. Congratulations.

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 6 years ago

    Great work! Congrats!

  • Rentsi

    Rentsi said 6 years ago

    love it. but in the back of my mind, I can't help but remember the bit from Portlandia with the designers who like to put birds on things....

  • Qminime

    Qminime said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Qminime

    Qminime said 6 years ago

    Congrats on your great feature!

  • Shallot

    Shallot said 5 years ago

    I like the pattern and color combination of your works. Pretty!

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 5 years ago

    Wow, I just stumbled upon your lovely shop and this fantastic interview! Congratulations and what an inspiration you both are, thank you for sharing!

  • redbarnmarketplace

    redbarnmarketplace said 5 years ago

    what an amazing shop! You both are so inspiring

  • ElwynJewelry

    ElwynJewelry said 5 years ago

    Love your bags! Wish you all the best, keep up :)

  • delightfuldownsizing

    delightfuldownsizing said 5 years ago

    I,too, work with my husband in our business. What a blessing it can be! I liked your thoughts on letting things sit for awhile, not having to rush to finish a project. I'm going to think on that one! Thanks!

  • asuhan

    asu crochet from asuhan said 4 years ago

    Really lovely work..:)) Congrats on your great feature!

  • edieandglo

    kelly hickey from edieandglo said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work and shop! Can't wait to do some holiday shopping here.

  • allaboutecco

    Jeanine H said 4 years ago

    GORGEOUS! AND right in our own backyard of Toronto ;D no big shipping costs! (lol;) Absolutely amazing material here. Not surprised to have just found your shop through "trending now" items email via etsy ;D Yay for you! Well Wishes over the coming holiday season!! Jeanine Canada

  • AimeeCarolynB

    Aimee from EtherAndEarth said 2 years ago

    I used to live just down the street from Bookhou in Toronto, on Dundas....I would wander in and admire the simplicity of the studio and the beauty of the objects on the shelves. You two have a very special kind of creative alchemy...it is wonderful to see your shop thriving.

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