bookhou was cofounded by John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj in 2002 to showcase their individual and collaborative work. They are a multidisciplinary studio that emphasizes natural handmade materials and small production pieces.
John Booth received his education from Queens University and his architecture degree from the University of Toronto. He is currently working with form and structure in both painting and furniture. Arounna Khounnoraj received her education from the Ontario College of Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a MFA from the University of Waterloo. She is currently exploring pattern and image in her textiles and sculptures.
In the fall of 2008 they opened their brick and mortar shop located on dundas street west in toronto.
▲read our featured seller interview here
▲read our 'quit your day job' article here
for everyday updates on our studio please follow us on instagram
In 2016 Bookhou was a finalist for the Canada Etsy Awards in both the Home&Living category with their 'flock mobile' and in the Fashion&Accessories category with the 'mini pack -veld/wax'
arounna + john
Owner, Maker, Designer
Bookhou is a family run business that believes in slow design and each piece we make is made one at a time, by hand.
Owner, Maker, Designer
arounna is the designer and maker and the voice behind instagram and facebook - if you have any questions about the shop she will be happy to help you.
Co-owner And Designer
cuts and finishes all the leather and shipper
alex helps with sewing, cutting fabric and shipping or anything that needs getting done in the studio
my mom helps with sewing part-time
Find bookhoudesign at the following upcoming markets!
Eglise Saint-Denis, 5075 rue Rivard
Puces POP was born in 2004 with the desire to bring together the extremely talented scene of designers, crafters and artists that Montreal harbours in one marketplace.
Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto
MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St.
FREE admission, 130 vendors! Celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across Canada.
Makeology Holiday Fair
Hamilton Museum Of Steam And Technology, 800 Woodward Avenue
Shop local this holiday season from some of the best local handmade vendors! Join us November 19 from 11am to 5pm at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology for some handmade shopping, swag bags, and yummy food! The first 50 people will get a swag bag full of goodies! For more info visit www.makeology.ca
One of a Kind Show and Sale
Enercare Centre, 100 Princes' Blvd
Nov 24–Dec 4
Since its inception in 1975, One of a Kind has been cultivating creativity, craftsmanship and connection in order to deliver an inspired shopping experience.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
we do our best to process orders in approx. 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE WEEKEND DAYS) of when your order was placed, if you need an item shipped immediately please send us an email and we will do our best to accommodate
we DO NOT ship out orders on the weekend because the post office is closed
we ship to Canada, United States and Internationally
most items outside of Canada takes approx. 12-18 business days - sometimes it arrives sooner or takes longer depending on customs or the postal company in your country
ITEMS SENT UNREGISTERED MAIL (smaller pouches) - THEY ARE SHIPPED WITH NO TRACKING AND NO INSURANCE it takes 3-4 weeks for the item to arrive - these items sent with this method does NOT have insurance and does NOT tracking and we are not responsible for replacement or compensation if the item gets lost or undelivered. if it is shipped with an item that has tracking and insurance it will be covered. If you would like this item to be covered please email us.
EXPRESS SHIPPING we can send the order with this method for an additional cost on top of the shipping costs already paid - in the U.S. it normally takes 2-3 business days, CANADA is 1-2 business days - if you choose this method to ship it shortens your shipping time - it does not make the processing time of your order faster. please email us first if you need an item faster and we will do our best to accommodate
ALL ORDERS ARE SHIPPED WITH A TRACKING NUMBER AND INSURANCE (unless noted)
maximum insurance coverage value is $100 - if you would like additional insurance coverage please contact us.
>>PLEASE NOTE: customers pay for any duty or taxes charged to them by their country<<
WE DO NOT MARK ITEMS AS "GIFTS" AND WE PUT THE TRUE VALUE OF THE ITEM SO THAT IF YOUR ITEM IS LOST WE CAN REFUND YOU THE FULL VALUE
we do not include receipts with your order
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE for incorrect shipping addresses - we ship to your ETSY shipping address - refunds for your order CANNOT be made due to this.
*If a note is left for a different address please make sure you get a confirmation, if there is no confirmation from me by the end of the business day, it means I may of not received the changes so please send me a convo or email me at arounna[at]bookhou[dot]com
PLEASE NOTE - once we send out the order it is in the hands of the post office - please contact the post office in your country with your tracking number to get more info on the location of your package (items that are sent with no tracking and no insurance, the post office cannot check it's whereabouts because it has no tracking) you can also track your package at the
canada post website www.canadapost.ca
or call 1-866-607-6301
*please note when a package is in transit and the package is delayed in customs - that is not our responsibility - we are not the post office and we cannot contact them to make your item ship faster - your patiences is greatly appreciated. if you are in a rush to receive your order we can ship it with a courier (UPS or FEDEX) which will cost a lot more but it will arrive faster.
Refunds and Exchanges
>>PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE BAG, BEFORE YOU ORDER PLEASE TAKE A RULER OR TAPE MEASURE AND COMPARE IT TO AN EXISTING BAG TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS REGARDING SCALE<<
in the event that you are not satisfied with your purchase PLEASE send back to us for a REFUND or EXCHANGE - the item must be unworn/unused and in sellable condition. This also includes smells (we WILL NOT accept a return on a bag if it has a strong odour, for example cigarette odours) you are responsible for shipping costs.
>>please send back your order via the post office and not with a courier company - please indicate on the box that the item is being returned, we are not responsible for taxes and duty charges incurred<<
-when an item is being returned to us, we are NOT responsible for items lost in transit returned items must have insurance and tracking
-for items you want to exchange/refunded - you are responsible for any of the shipping costs
if an item arrives damaged due to postal transit please contact us to file a claim with the post office - the item must be photographed in order to make the claim.
*PLEASE NOTE* if you wear new denim jeans - the dye from your jeans will rub off on to the bag and this is permanent and CAN NOT be washed off. please do a rub test with your jeans on a scrap of fabric before you wear it with our bags. we will not exchange or refund on this matter, if your bag gets dirty and you are unable to wash it out we will not refund your order or replace it, once the bag is in your care you are responsible to what happens to it and we will not refund or exchange it.
all gift certificate purchases are final
ALL "SALE ITEMS" are final
ALL SALES WITH CUSTOM REQUESTS OR CHANGES ARE FINAL - WE WILL NOT REFUND OR EXCHANGE IT IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU REQUESTED TO CHANGE ON THE BAG.
Please send us your claim within 5 business days after you receive your order
Additional policies and FAQs
*PLEASE NOTE* if you wear new denim jeans - the dye from your jeans will rub off on to the bag and this is permanent and can not be washed off. please do a rub test with your jeans on a scrap of fabric before you wear it with our bags. we will not exchange or refund on this matter
BAGS AND POUCHES - spot cleaning only or dry clean
BAGS WITH WAXED CANVAS CANNOT BE WASHED (SPOT CLEANING ONLY)
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IF INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED