kowaikuma

hand bound books and crafts

Montana, United States · 1239 Sales

kowaikuma

hand bound books and crafts

Montana, United States 1239 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(212)

Announcement   I would love to make a custom album or guestbook for you. Current turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. Thank you.

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Last updated on Jan 21, 2016

I would love to make a custom album or guestbook for you. Current turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. Thank you.

Andre Lee Bassuet

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Andre Lee Bassuet

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5 out of 5 stars
(212)
piperp37

piperp37 on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love my guest book! We used this as the guest book for our wedding recently and it turned out so well! We had guests attach their 2x6 photostrips from the photobooth to this book and sign with metallic ink pens. I added the rush option to my order just in case, because I ordered the book only 3 weeks before my wedding. It was shipped 12 days after ordering. Thanks!!

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About

The best gifts are handmade.

I love the art of books because they are accessible and intimate. Life, nature, colors, patterns and travels give me inspiration for my designs. These days it's my little girl who lets me see things with fresh eyes. Usually I get an idea while we are sketching together and we work on our projects side by side.

I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York but I spent several years in Japan studying the art of papermaking and graduated with a Masters of Fine Art at Osaka University of Art. Kowai kuma (scary bear) is a nickname I had while in Japan because I loved to hibernate in the winter like a bear and I would get kowai without food, sleep or art.

Thank you for supporting handmade and independent artists!

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Shop members
  • Andre Lee Bassuet

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am an artist member of the Center for Book Arts in New York and have exhibited as a bookartist in New York, Florida, Seattle, Osaka and Shanghai.

  • Arielle

    Shipping Assistant

    Arielle loves to help out her mom by picking up the invoices from the printer, labeling the packaging and dropping off the shipments in the big blue box.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 12, 2014
Welcome to kowaikuma!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal and direct credit card.
Shipping
USPS standard shipping within 1-2 business days of receiving cleared payment for ready to made items. Custom orders are made within the production time indicated. For international shipping, all customs fees, import duties, VAT, are all the responsibility of the customer because I cannot control delivery once it leaves the U.S.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final for customized items. Be sure to be specific about your expectations for customized work. But if there is any reason that you, as a customer, are not completely satisfied, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to clear up any problems.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, please let me know.