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Back in Stock – Jurgen Lehl

May 9th, 2017

Jurgen Lehl most popular products are back in stock. Get them online now or at the shop!

Basil Soap

The blend of lavender, patchouli and lemon essential oils and a powder ground from fresh basil gives a clear, invigorating scent.

Jatamansi Shampoo and Rinse Conditioner

Both made from the oil extracted from the root of the Jatamansi flower, this shampoo and conditioner smell incredible.

Jurgen’s Tea are back in stock too!

I. Hojicha Roasted Green Tea, $15 CAD
Roasted green tea from Japan, made from the sun-grown tea known as Bancha. Hojicha tea is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal at a high temperature, which alters the colour from green to reddish brown. Aged 3 years.

II. No. 1 Tea Blend, $20 CAD

High quality roasted herbal tea from Japan. This blend consists of a sun dried Bancha base, Tear Grass, a tall grain-bearing tropical plant from Southeast Asia, Lizard Tail, a flowering plant native to Japan, and Senna leaves. This tea can be enjoyed both hot and cold.

III. Japanese Mint Tea, $15 CAD
Mint contains one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food. It also contains menthol, which is a natural decongestant that aids in relieving sore throats. Mint has been used for thousands of years to aid upset stomach or indigestion. Grown on a small farm in Okinawa, Japan.

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New in store!

April 25th, 2017

 

A few new additions to the store. They will be soon available online at mjolk.ca but we couldn’t wait to share these beautiful items.

We are very happy to have 3 pieces from Matthias Kaiser. Matthias studied at Parsons school of design in NY and at Vienna’s university of applied arts, and apprenticed with two japanese master potters in Seto and Karatsu.

He focuses on the inherent qualities of the material and the succession of steps that constitute the process of creation.Trying to reveal, not hide, what is there and has been done. By subtracting industrial processes as far as possible from the refinement of the raw materials and totally from manufacture, the finished pieces retain a heterogenous appearance. His creations are a sum of parts, with infinite possible combinations of shape and surface, texture and colour, weight and size. The pots contain more than a functional and decorative aspect, their poetry lies in the balance of intent and accident as well as in the interplay of physical attributes.

This antique is also new this week. This is a Japanese Sueki Eathenware Ikebana Flower Vase.

Mourne Textiles

  • We love Mourne Textiles, and are really excited to carry more of their products. These placemats and coasters create the perfect harmony with wood elements and Japanese dishware.
  • Created by Gerd Hay-Edie and used by designer Robin Day for Hille in 1951, the Mourne Check was to become a signature fabric widely used for much of his furniture during his ten year period designing for the brand. This durable linen, wool and cotton mix is carefully handwoven on the Kentish looms originally imported in the 1950’s, with colours matched from original heritage palettes.

 

 

 

  • Set of 4 placemats, each 45cm x 30cm
  • Fabric – 50% Linen/ 25% Cotton/ 25% Wool
  • Set of 4 coasters, each 10cm x 10cm

 

SOON ON MJOLK.CA

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Currently in the Showroom ~ New arrival from Neri & Hu for De La Espada

April 19th, 2017

Last week we received some beautiful new pieces of furniture from Neri & Hu for De La Espada.

Frame is a sofa system supported by a wooden frame structure to which various accessories can be clipped, such as a tray or light. Designed by Neri & Hu and manufactured by De La Espada for the Neri & Hu brand. Brass trays can be ordered to attach to the wooden frames.

Available in American black walnut, American white oak, or European Ash in a range of finishes, and a range of fabrics. Optional brass Tray available separately.

The Frame Sofa also comes as a sectional.

 

The Frame sofa in Mjolk Showroom:

 

The Trio Series by Neri & Hu

The Trio series is a tectonic exploration where the composition of the table’s legs is the design focal point. The tables stand on three legs, with each leg attached to another leg with an intermediate horizontal substructure. The tables express a purity of form and material, with the unexpected design focus under the table, where an intricately composed lattice work brings a hidden elegance to the otherwise simple and unassuming table ensemble. Designed by Neri & Hu and manufactured by De La Espada for the Neri & Hu brand.

The Trio Side Table

Available in American black walnut, American white oak, or European Ash in a range of finishes with a solid brass, copper and marble tabletop.

 

 

Photos via De La Espada, unless otherwise noted.

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Finding Inspiration: Josef Frank–The Unknown Watercolours

April 13th, 2017

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John picked up this beautiful book from Svenskt Tenn. It’s interesting to delve into how a creative mind works, from still life exploration to timeless and delightful patterns for the home. The book also covers his life and various relationships and how they inspired his work.

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It showcases Josef Frank’s watercolours of nature, still life and street scenes.

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Tulip inspiration for his famous Primavera print.

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A Greek myth painting and Svenskt Tenn pattern based on Greek poet Anacreon.

 

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That Is Best Which Works Best Exhibition

February 3rd, 2017

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Thom Fougere’s fire tools received a coveted Designlines Loves tag during our amazing opening reception Wednesday night. Unlike past years, our new products are available for purchase, as are a selection of Shaker items (to be added to the website next week, apologies).

This show came together serendipitously. We’d been talking with Thom for years about his fire tools design, while this spring John saw Hallgeir’s pieces for Furnishing Utopia at Hancock Shaker Village. Meanwhile, all of us visited Hancock within a month of each other. So Shaker has been on our collective minds!

 

 

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Original Shaker stove – $3500 CDN with Thom Fougere fire tool set

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Wall mounted is a Shaker chopping board – $3000CDN

Shaker inspired towel rack from Momogusa, special order – $675CDN

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Shaker Bench – $3500CDN

 

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Large Wool Storage Basket – $2500CDN
Shaker cabinet – $22,000 CDN

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In the foreground, a Portable and collapsable herb drying rack – $1800CDN

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Shovel used by the Shakers  – not available

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Wall mounted candle holder – not available

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Sabbath day Lake Shakers’ Herb Containers (set of 5) – $ 400

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Herb Cultivating Basket – not available

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Chabako Tea Kit by Masanobu Ando, with shaker inspired box – $1300

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Doverail shelves and mirror by Hallgeir Homstvedt.

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Enfield Shaker Table – developed by John Baker and Jason Collett

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Portable, by Hallgeir Homstvedt receives a Designlines loves tag.

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A variety of handmade Shaker Whisks – not available

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Shaker inspired George Nakashima bench – personal collection

Tyndall Stone Vases by Thom Fougere – available for a variety of prices

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A unique Shaker invention: The apple peeler $2200 CDN

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Børge Mogensen J39 chair next to a Shaker chair (not available). Both hanging on our shaker peg rail made by Jake Whillans.

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Hans Wegner J16 rocking chair and stool next to a Shaker side table – not available.

 

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That Is Best Which Works Best: Contemporary Works

January 18th, 2017

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Back in 2009, John and I were green, fresh faced bloggers, checking out the Interior Design Show and making new connections. One such connection that has grown through the years is with Winnipeg designer Thom Fougere.

We started working with him on his fire tools project because we simply couldn’t find a nice set of fire tools for the cottage fireplace. We immediately responded to the simple language Thom uses to create a clean lined and concise response to our problem, and set to working with him to bring his drawing to fruition. We worked with various makers, most notably building on our ongoing relationship with Toronto-based Harnisch for the metal components.

We have two versions available for sale, brass and blackened brass with horse hair bristles, walnut/oak and natural leather handles.

[click on images to see more details and pricing]

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Photo credit: Charlie Schuck

John originally contacted Hallgeir Homstvedt back in May regarding his Shaker pieces for the exhibition Furnishing Utopia. John simply wanted these pieces for himself, but when he found out they weren’t in production, we decided to work with Hallgeir on bringing them to market. Using Ontario-based Speke Klein for the wood components, we will be launching these pieces on Wednesday as well.

On the left is the Doverail Mirror, which can be moved up and down using a brass knob. No peg rail necessary for mounting, it is more of a reference to Shaker peg rails, made for the modern home.

On the right, the adjustable Doverail shelves, perfect for a small entryway catch all, bathroom accessories, or any where you need a little #shelflove.

[click on the images to see more details and pricing]

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Photo credit: Charlie Schuck

Portable is a toolbox that functions as a desktop organizer, with a reference to Shaker cabinets.

[click on the images to see more details and pricing]

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Photo credit: Charlie Schuck

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