Renaud Sauve White Porcelain Container (not on website) – $500
We have a variety of Jurgen Lehl teas available – $15
Masanobu Ando White Large Tea Pot – $340
Masanobu Ando Shino Tea Bowl – $850
And if you’re really serious, we have two Masanobu Ando Tea Ceremony Kits available
Back during our early summer visit to Tokyo we had the opportunity to visit our friend Masanori Oji’s new retail shop, Kumu. Opened with his friend Noriko Konuma, who owns, curates and manages the shop, it acts as a showroom for Oji-san’s work as well as a small selection of work by other makers.
Oi-san designed all of the graphics, the mailbox and indoor fixtures.
We bought that mobile on the upper right for Howell’s bedroom.
If only these switches were North American approved!
An upstairs space for meetings or events.
The building is owned by Noriko Konuma’s grandfather, who built it sixty years ago across from the home where her father grew up. Used for storage for a long time, Noriko-san has given the building and legacy a new life.
Curator : Noriko Konuma (far right)
Associate Directors : Masanori Oji (third from right), Takuya Matsuo (far left), and Kazuya Kiguchi
After our visit we popped over to Jurgen Lehl to say hello, and they told us to visit this restaurant which happens to be near Kumu. Fantastic Italian meal, cozy atmosphere, and we really felt taken care of.
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
During our recent trip to Scandinavia we had the pleasure of visiting the South of Sweden. We were on a photographic mission for our upcoming Mjölk Volume IV, to be published in the new year. I won’t give anything more away, but we are very excited to share this issue with you.
After an absolutely lovely day with our hosts, we spent the night at the Ystad Saltsjöbad. This break was desperately needed and set the tone for the rest of our trip. Despite arriving late in the evening we made sure to relax in the hot pools, which have a view of the sea.
We arrived during a torrential downpour so our first stop at Mölle Krukmakeri in the seaside town of Mölle was a perfect start. Their little cafe had warm goulash and a cozy sunroom, where we got the chance to get acquainted and dry off.
Shop, cafe and studio in one.
Off for some sightseeing at Kullabergs naturreservat.
Oh hi! A rare photo of us, a little dishevelled.
Inside the kiln.
We stopped by the Jens Fager studio, which is located in a massive red barn among open fields.
We were fortunate to stay at Galleri Hyttstigen B & B. The owner Elisabeth is an interesting and gracious host, who even has a Canadian connection, having lived out East for many years.
The weather was crisp and cool at the end of August, but a hot outdoor shower was a lot of fun.
Cute little bedrooms, with a view of the sea.
Thank you to Jens and Elisabeth for such a nice visit!