On Wednesday afternoon my Advanced Fibre Studies class went on a field trip and visited some shops and an artist's studio. The first shop we went to was Bookhou. Its run by husband and wife team John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj. They collaborate and also create separate works which include furniture, home decor, children's clothing and accessories, etc. Their work is all handmade and absolutely gorgeous! It was really exciting to go to their store at 798 Dundas Street West because Arounna is an OCAD grad, was a teacher of mine in my first year and my friend Noelle Hamlyn worked with her.
The second store we went to was Made.
Made sells handmade Canadian designs and small production pieces by industrial designers, craftsmen, and architects. They sell a wide variety of furniture, lighting, ceramic, glass, textile, jewelry and home accessories.
After this our last stop was the screen printing studio of Yasmine Louis. Yasmine is also an OCAD grad and has been screen printing ever since she graduated (which is about 13 years!) She makes t-shirts and pillows with images of Toronto, Montreal and any other city she's visited, which is a lot because she loves to travel. Yasmine will be selling her shirts and pillows at the One Of A Kind craft show from March 31 - April 4th.