January, 2010

mjölk website is live

January 20th, 2010

Yes, we promised a photo of the kitchen, but it was one of those busy nights where fun stuff like that didn’t get done. Plus, we need to buy screws to install some under counter lighting. So it probably won’t be until the weekend…but that said, this week we will be covering MADE Design’s Radiant Dark event as well as the Interior Design Show. Hopefully we can swing by Come Up To My Room as well. Whew, this week is already exhausting me!

In the meantime, our shop website is finally live so all of you out of towners/busy people can finally visit from the comfort of your living room! Designed by Sali Tabacchi.


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Day off = brunch

January 19th, 2010

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Yesterday we had a brunch date at the newish Hoof Cafe on Dundas West. It’s amazing to see restaurants creating new and interesting dishes, and it seems Toronto has really come out of it’s culinary shell in the past few years. When you have a country with so many people from so many different places there’s a struggle with Canadian identity, whether it’s food, design, or fashion. It’s really been nice to see things like gourmet poutine and caribou, and charcuterie,  becoming available all over Toronto and adding to the unique food experience in Canada.

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We started breakfast off with a french press for two, which was very very satisfying.

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Juli had the suckling pig eggs Benedict. (Sorry for all the vegetarians out there)

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And I had the rabbit and buckwheat pancakes topped with bacon and blueberries, it was to die for.

But a day off is never really a day off for us…

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After doing many store oriented errands we came home and I felt inspired to paint over the lime green disaster that is our kitchen. You’ll have to check back for the finished result!

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Mjölk is the best new design shop of 2009!

January 18th, 2010

We were very excited to find out we are the best new design shop of 2009 according to Blog TO! After only being open a month and having a venue to meet great people and chat about design it’s really been a dream come true for us.

Drop by and say hej!

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You can check out the article here and see all the other amazing entries! Including two other new stores in the Junction.

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Bedroom redux

January 15th, 2010

Tonight, being Friday and all, we fancied things up a bit by heading over to The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder to try their wood smoked BBQ before settling in at home to get our bedroom in order. I mention this only because we recommend you give it a try if you are craving amazing BBQ and fries (and for the moms, we accompanied our dinner with an order of brussel sprouts…with bacon).

We spent the last few nights sleeping on the floor in the living room and falling a sleep to the television to distract us from the noisy street. To be honest somehow it was some of the best sleeping we’ve had at this place. After all the painting all one really wants to do is see the fruits of their labour so we spent the last hour getting the bedroom tidy and put together, and we just couldn’t wait until Monday to share it with you.

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Simple. We refuse to bring anything back into the bedroom which means the rest of the apartment is a disaster. We are calling this our oasis room.

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Eero Aarnio baby rocket stool and clock by Riki Watanabe.

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Isamu Noguchi beehive inspired light, pillaged from the cottage. I love his little legs.

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Le Klint accordion light – a favourite classic of ours.

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We were having a trouble finding a spot for this Joshua Jensen-Nagle piece in the apartment, but with the open space in the bedroom we can now enjoy it.

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Grover snuggled right back into bed as soon as we set up. Poor little guy is sick…

You can find the rocket stool, clock, Le Klint and Crux blanket at mjolk.

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Mjolk on BlogTO

January 13th, 2010

Not that you need to read about mjölk anymore, but BlogTO did a really nice feature. If you don’t follow BlogTO, you should start, because they have great city coverage.

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Bedroom Floors

January 12th, 2010

Our house looks like a scene from TLC’s Hoarders right now. All the bedroom stuff is everywhere.

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Right after John’s discovery, Isha inspects the scene, thinking, “jeeze louise, what now?”

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This is the point where you are probably all thinking that we are crazy but this red floor has made decorating hard for 5 years now, and I’ll be a monkeys uncle if it is going to continue to rule our lives. Yes, it’s nice. No, it doesn’t go with our personal style, at all.

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Last night John tore up the laminate floor. Most of it is in great shape, so we will donate it – anyone know any donations agencies that pick up used home materials?

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Last night after 3 coats of Snowfall White (Benjamin Moore).

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This afternoon after a fourth coat. Tonight we’ll try to tackle the walls – one side is dirty beige, the other a pretty but grungy blue.

John, you da man.

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