takohako designs

Vancouver, Canada · 461 Sales


takohako designs

Vancouver, Canada 461 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Thank you so much for helping me raise money for animal sanctuaries in 2017, I was able to donate $217 to the Regional Animal Protection Society Cat Sanctuary!


Last updated on Jan 9, 2018

Thank you so much for helping me raise money for animal sanctuaries in 2017, I was able to donate $217 to the Regional Animal Protection Society Cat Sanctuary!

K M Christensen

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K M Christensen


Takohako Designs is the journey of an octopus, a box, and a Photoshop.

Takohako Designs started in 2010 as a place to sell the felt things I made for fun. The name is a combination of the Japanese words tako (octopus) and hako (box). In Japanese "takohako" doesn't really mean anything, except maybe a box that you catch cephalopods with... But I doodled a little octopus in a box, and that became the logo! The Japanese writing on the box in the logo simply says "takohako".

Later, with profits from my felt creations and some other savings, I was able to purchase a button press. From there I began making all kinds of button designs. Because I was designing and printing everything for my buttons digitally, I started experimenting with other paper products. Now I also offer lots of puntastic greeting cards, because there are few things closer to my heart than puns and whimsical food illustrations.

I love creating all the stuff I make for Takohako Designs, but my real passion and love is for comics. You can see that there's a couple of comic-related items for sale in my shop, but not too many just yet. It's easier for me to commit the time to make a simple greeting card or postcard illustration than it is for me to fully invest myself in a quality comic story, so it may be a little while before you see much more. But I hope to share more with you someday!

Well, that's just about everything there is to know about my shop. If you have any questions for me, don't hesitate to get in touch. : )

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Shop members

  • K. Christensen

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! My name is K, and I am the human behind the octopus that is Takohako Designs. I draw, scan, colour, print, cut, stitch, stuff, press, pin and generally just make all the stuff that I sell here. I'm inspired by lots of cute, nerdy stuff.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 17, 2016
A gaming nerd, plant and animal lover, and aspiring cook on a mission to fill the world with cute and quirky handmade goods. Ranging from stationary to stickers to cookbooks and prints perfect for adding a unique flair to your home or kitchen.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I do not accept returns on items, however please contact me immediately if your item has been damaged in the mail or if it hasn't arrived 3 weeks past the ship date. I am happy to replace these items or refund your purchase.
I accept payment via credit or debit cards or PayPal.
I ship via Canada Post within 1 to 2 business days of receiving your order. The delivery standards for Canada Post letter post are:

Canada: 2 to 4 business days (up to 8 business days for remote areas)
USA: 4 to 6 business days
Everywhere else: 4 to 7 business days

If you are interested in a different or faster shipping method, please drop me a line.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am currently accepting custom orders on a case by case basis. I'm always happy to work with you if I have the time. 日本語でいいですよ。