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.
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.
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.
Naturpledd Nøste by Kristine Five Melvær, 130cm x 200cm (not currently on the website)
Above: Lynild grey/natural by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm (not currently on website)
Above: Lynild violet/orange by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm - only one available
Above: Lynild red/blue by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm (not currently on website) - only one available
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!
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.
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
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
51cm x 80cm $550
50cm x 102cm $600
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.
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.
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.
Above two photos are necklace.
The enamelware and shapes echo natural forms.
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!
Many of the painting depict everyday life with a nod to Scandinavian design and lifestyle. We ended up buying a couple of paintings after seeing the OEN blog post, and after seeing a recent batch of new works decided to round out the collection with three.
The one above is a newer work with figs, these shapes are cut out and painted and placed back on the wooden canvas to give it more depth.
These shapes remind us of Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase.
This one is inspired by the Tea Trolley by Alvar Aalto which is one of our favorite pieces of furniture.
Also in this photo: The Spoke-back sofa by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia, a pillow from Marimekko, a Zebra pillow by Alvar Aalto for Artek, a blanket by Inga Sempe for RorosTweed and a Moroccan Berber rug. All items available from Mjolk.
Last week we launched Alissa Coe’s solo exhibition at Mjölk. Above you can see her stunning installation hanging above the dining table, which is showcasing an exploration in tableware. We had a wonderful turnout during the opening party, and we thank you all for attending!
Below you will find more photos of the exhibition, but if you live in Toronto, we encourage you to come by and check it out in person. The pieces are so fine and delicate, something that is hard to appreciate in photographs. We hope to get a selection of pieces in the webshop as well.
Vincent Joseph Monastero and Alissa Coe – they collaborated on the Elements carafe and cups