Mjölk

Give the Gift of Light

December 3rd, 2015

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Hostess/Host gift:

Jurgen Lehl Beeswax Candle

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For cozy days and nights: 

Ildhane Candleholder by Anderssen & Voll - $85

Kristina Stark Hommage Match Box $25-$55

Ihada Brass Tray - $440

Not on website:

Hallgeir chamber Light for Menu – $110

Renaud Sauve porcelain candle snuffs – $225

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Oil Lamp by Toronto-based Castor – $395

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JWDA Concrete Lamp – $250 (available early December)

 

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Klong Patina Oil Lamps in three sizes – $160 / $275 / $340

 

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Give the Gift of Tea

November 24th, 2015

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Mami Hasegawa Hand Hammered Brass Tea Scoop – $230

Medium Copper Tea Leaf Container - $110

Renaud Sauve White Porcelain Container (not on website) – $500

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We have a variety of Jurgen Lehl teas available – $15

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Masanobu Ando Cream Pitcher, Extra Small – $40

Mami Hasegawa Silver Tea Spoon – $95

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Takashi Tomii Shikimono Square Tray – $120

Masanobu Ando Cappucino Cup and Saucer – $95

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Jurgen Lehl Ethiopian Forest Honey – $25

Copper Japanese Tea Strainer – $85

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Masanobu Ando White Large Tea Pot – $340

Masanobu Ando Black Small Tea Pot – $240

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Handmade Bamboo Tea Whisk - $50

Masanobu Ando Shino Tea Bowl   - $850

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And if you’re really serious, we have two Masanobu Ando Tea Ceremony Kits available

L: Masanobu Ando Tea Ceremony Kit Chaduto $740
R: Masanobu Ando Tea Ceremony Kit in collaboration with Mina Perhonen $950

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Blanket Season

November 11th, 2015

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Agnés in light pink/beige/grey by Inga Sempé, 130cm x 200cm

We’ve been enjoying some unseasonably gorgeous weather this autumn in Toronto. The trees just became bare the other day, so I anticipate cooler days will be upon us soon. We have just received all of our blanket shipments for the season, and we’re excited to be working again with Røros Tweed from Norway.

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Røros Tweed has been weaving high quality wool products since 1940, building on a local tradition that goes back centuries. Selected wool from Norwegian sheep and 100% Norwegian production, combined with collaboration with Scandinavia’s top designers and textile artists, has made Røros Tweed one of the most renowned wholly Norwegian quality brands.

Above: Bernadette by Inga Sempé in light blue/beige, 130cm x 180cm

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Thick but not too heavy, cozy soft texture, 100% pure wool. Norwegian sheep graze on clean, fresh mountain pastures, making their wool pure and more environmentally-friendly than most textile fibres. In combination with the flexibility and insulation properties that are naturally developed in sheep that dwell in the cold Norwegian climate, this is a fundamental reason for the superior quality and functionality of Røros products. 

Above: Bernadette by Inga Sempé in dark grey/light grey, 130cm x 180cm

 

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Røros Tweed has been weaving high quality wool products since 1940. Now they are working with some of our favourite designers such as Inga Sempé, Kristine Five Melvær, and of course Anderssen & Voll.

Above: Mikkel pastel by Kristine Five Melvær, 130cm x 200cm

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Naturpledd Nøste by Kristine Five Melvær, 130cm x 200cm (not currently on the website)

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Above: Lynild grey/natural by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm (not currently on website)

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Above: Lynild violet/orange by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm - only one available

 

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Above: Lynild red/blue by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm (not currently on website) - only one available

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Punkt in green by Anderssen & Voll, 150cm x 210cm

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Punkt in grey by Anderssen & Voll, 150cm x 210cm

 

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Carpets at Mjölk

October 26th, 2015

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Happy Monday! We got some R and R in thanks to help from the grandparents, who took the kids for the weekend. Every parent’s dream. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather too.

We’ve been tiptoeing back into selling rugs, with a limited selection of Kilims and Berbers. Adding texture via carpets is essential to bringing warmth and interest into a room.

Above: Another Rug, in our entryway at home. Absolutely love it!

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Another Rug, by All The Way To Paris for &tradition
Manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique.
$650 – 90cm x 240cm runner version in stock, other sizes can be ordered. Unfortunately it’s not yet on our website but we are always available via email or phone.

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Black and White Berber rugs, made in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Made to order, prices vary accordingly.

In stock: Black with white, 400cm x 340cm $5440.00

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Carpets by Jurgen Lehl
We are honoured to have acquired three from his exhibition back in October 2014. These are some of his last designs.

Handwoven wool rug.
Made in Tunisia.

Above: 84cm x 221cm $2000.00

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51cm x 80cm $550

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50cm x 102cm $600

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Selected Solo Exhibition: Kaori Juzu

September 23rd, 2015

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Please join us and Kaori for the opening reception of Selected Solo: An exhibition of enamelware by Kaori Juzu.

Thursday, September 24th 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Mjölk, 2959 Dundas Street West. Artist in attendance.

Kaori Juzus’ jewellery is a gentle and sophisticated blend of materials, techniques, texture and pattern.

Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Kaori moved to Bornholm, Denmark, to study art. She apprenticed with the Danish jewellery designer Per Suntum before establishing her own practice.

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Each piece she creates is carefully crafted from copper, silver and gold and is hammered into their individual forms. Colour and texture is applied through multiple layers of enamel, a form of powdered glass, which is then fired at high temperatures to transform wearable objects into art.

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Her process is laborious and time consuming. It is also conscientious of the interactions between forms and environment. Kaori Juzu seeks to enhance the expressive quality of an object by giving depth and texture to form, allowing form and surface to melt together.

Above three images are brooches.

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Above two photos are necklace.

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The enamelware and shapes echo natural forms.

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Single earring.

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Visiting Jicon, part 2

August 24th, 2015

We were so impressed by Jicon and their small production and processes that we managed to take a couple of videos.

Imamura Kenichi shaping a meshi-wan bowl.

Imamura Kenichi showing us the glazing process. Each piece is individually handled from start to finish. Incredible!

See and read more about Jicon here.

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