January 6th, 2009


Contact Juli & John with questions, stories or technical glitches.

Please, no solicitation. Kitka has evolved into a place where we blog about our personal experiences and our shop only. Thus we feel that the voice and content needs to be uniquely our own.

If you are looking for our shop, mjölk, visit our website here. We are located in The Junction neighborhood of Toronto, at 2959 Dundas Street West. Email the shop at info [at] mjolk [dot] ca or call us at 416-551-9853. See you soon!

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  1. Do you have The classic oak and walnut business card case $98 ?


    30 Jan 13 at 12:56 am

  2. Hi Ashton – I think we’re out of stock. Still haven’t recovered post Christmas! Sorry!

    John & Juli

    25 Feb 13 at 2:31 pm

  3. Hi, we are going to visit TORONTO from montreal. Is store open all next week?(I know monday is close.) Let me know.


    16 Feb 13 at 9:29 pm

  4. Do you have an email address for Prof. Noritsugu Oda, I would like to contact him , sincerely David Masury

    David Masury

    19 Feb 13 at 3:37 pm

  5. Hi David – no sorry we have no contact info for Prof. Oda. We were brought to him as a guest.

    Hi Eriko – sorry for the delay in responding. The shop is open except Mondays, unless otherwise noted on the mjolk website.

    John & Juli

    25 Feb 13 at 10:55 am

  6. Hi John! When I was in your shop on Sunday, I mentioned that I would be in Copenhagen and Stockholm in May/June, and you kindly offered to give me some suggestions for Stockholm. That would be fantastic! I’d appreciate any tips you might have. Regards, Louis


    26 Feb 13 at 10:21 pm

  7. Hi there,
    I really admire your Cottage Renos. I’m planning on adding a Birch Plywood countertop to my cottage this summer and I was wondering what the process entailed. Mostly wondering what you used to seal the counter and how many times?
    Any help is appreciated. Looking forward to more inspirational posts!



    3 Jun 13 at 10:21 am

  8. Hi Antin,
    Thanks so much! I think we just sealed it with Bona Traffic – a lot of coats. A plywood counter only works in a low use space and you absolutely have to keep it clean, like mop up water asap and don’t leave food that stains on it.
    Best of luck!

    John & Juli

    3 Jun 13 at 11:45 am

  9. Is The hackman barbecue set for sale


    15 Jun 13 at 3:59 pm

  10. Hi Brian, sorry no the Hackman bbq set is not for sale. It’s discontinued as far as I know. Too bad as it’s actually really great!

    John & Juli

    15 Jun 13 at 7:46 pm

  11. Apologies John…I was rushing out for the Salvage Wood Tour ( in your area curiously enough! ) and mistakenly spelled your name as Jon.


    4 Jul 13 at 12:04 am

  12. Dear John.
    Do the family at the Tanno studio speak English? I would love to visit their workshop some time.

    Bedst regards


    8 Aug 13 at 4:31 am

  13. we loved your store!We came yesterday close to closing(we had few hours before heading to Winnipeg). We are hoping we could order some pieces from you in the future.


    8 Aug 13 at 1:28 pm

  14. Hi Milena,

    Thank you so much for making us a stop in your travels. I am glad you were able to make a visit. Looking forward to hearing from/seeing you again soon!

    John & Juli

    15 Aug 13 at 1:43 pm

  15. Hello :) what did you use on your floors to keep them so natural looking?

    Kari Paulen

    25 Oct 13 at 5:28 am

  16. Hi Kari, they are soap finish (a Danish treatment).

    John & Juli

    30 Oct 13 at 6:16 pm

  17. Hi John and Juli,

    I was wondering if you still had a copy of Mjolk Volume 1 available or if you know where I might pick up a copy? It would be great to own both Volumes. Plus I am planning a trip to Sweden and Iceland this spring and would love to reference your curated guide.



    28 Dec 13 at 4:27 pm

  18. Hi Dwayne,

    Currently Volume I is out of print though we would like to reprint some day. Just don’t have a firm timeline.
    There is plenty of info on Reykjavik and Stockholm on the blog (search city names), though please note that they are older posts and may not reflect accurately at this point in time (everything is always changing!). Happy travels!

    Best wishes,



    31 Dec 13 at 4:36 pm

  19. Dear Juli & John,

    This is Liyan, I am very interested in your f.l.o.w.e.r.s ruler, I m wondering where I can get them and wondering if you do wholesale? Please let me know the details reply by email.

    Looking forward to your reply.



    2 Jan 14 at 2:37 am

  20. Hello, can you recommend where to buy the lye and soap treatment? I am based in the UK but happy to look outside. Many thanks

    Danielle O'Rourke

    1 Feb 14 at 8:22 am

  21. Hi Danielle – We buy our soap treatment etc from WOCA in the States.

    John & Juli

    17 Feb 14 at 6:46 pm

  22. Hi There, I saw this picture of The Peacock chair, designed in 1947, and I can see beautiful floor lamp in white. Any hints who designed it?or who are selling it?



    16 Mar 14 at 10:15 am

  23. Hi Egle,

    Sorry – we have no idea who designed that lamp! It’s just an image that was found on the internet.

    Best wishes on the hunt!

    John & Juli

    17 Mar 14 at 7:02 pm

  24. Hi John & Julie; Congrads on the new baby! Quick question please? Just moved to Toronto last year and I would love to know where you sourced the Douglas Fir Floors in your home? Big fan of the shop, blog and instagram:-) Many Thanks for any help.


    20 May 14 at 9:28 am

  25. Deborah. Thanks for writing! We brought the wood in from BC from a company called Peerless forest products. Ours are 10″ wide douglas fir.

    John & Juli

    4 Jun 14 at 7:36 pm

  26. Hi! I’d love to buy the jergan lehl chopstick holders but can’t find them in your online. Do you hand any left? Thanks!

    Deb brown

    8 Jan 15 at 11:12 pm

  27. Stumbled upon your blog and love it! Great great content and modern design! :)

    On the recent post Nichetto at Maison et Objet in Paris, wondered what the gold watch he is wearing is?


    12 Mar 15 at 7:18 pm

  28. Regarding the Antique Scrolls on your blog November 22nd, 2013, the plum blossom Chinese scrolls, you need to hang that paining horizontally (Rotate clockwise). The Chinese characters should be read vertically in ancient Chinese painting. love your collection :)


    16 Mar 15 at 7:02 am

  29. hi — i love the chinese scroll (cherry blossom) you show on your blog — is there a good store/site that you know of that sells antique scrolls? thx!


    12 May 15 at 9:48 pm

  30. Hi Mary, Unfortunately we don’t know any good sources for antique scrolls. This one is from eBay. Happy hunting?!!

    John & Juli

    21 May 15 at 7:29 pm

  31. Hello! I am trying to track down String shelving to purchase for our office. I noticed in one of your posts from 2010 you ordered some for your store. Do you still carry it, or can you order it? I was thinking a combination of open and closed shelving, for an approximate 56″x32″ unit. If you do not carry it, do you know of any companies that do? Thank you!!


    18 Nov 15 at 10:28 am

  32. Hi Leticia, We don’t carry String anymore. Please visit!

    John & Juli

    18 Nov 15 at 2:11 pm

  33. Hi,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I am looking for some advertising opportunities and really interested to advertise on your blog

    I was wondering if you are willing to accept paid/sponsored post on your Blog. Can you please let me know with the rate you charged for per post?

    Looking for your kind reply.



    10 Dec 15 at 12:08 am

  34. Hi Sufyan, thanks for your interest in advertising on our blog. At this time we don’t do advertising, partially because it’s a personal blog, partially because the blog is an extension of our shop.

    John & Juli

    24 Feb 16 at 10:48 am

  35. Hi John & Juli,

    I love the concept of importing furniture and selling it in Canada. It has always been a dream of mine. Just wondering, what made you get into this business? Would you ever consider posting a blog entry about your journey thus far?


    10 Jan 16 at 6:37 pm

  36. Hi John, thanks for your inquiry! Not a bad idea to tell our story here on the blog. Sometimes it’s a challenge to articulate. The short version is that John was interested in furniture, and we found that what was available locally was not our style. We felt like there was a hole in the market and this was in part our motivation. That said, importing furniture is not for the faint of heart! Challenges with shipping, damages, timelines, duty, brokerage and other costs arise. The role of the small retailer is not as respected these days due to the customer expectations that have been created thanks to big box corporations. I am happy to report though, in the last 6 years we’ve been in business attitudes are shifting, and I am hopeful that people will tire of the mass consumer culture and learn to cultivate a more personal experience.

    John & Juli

    26 Jan 16 at 10:28 am

  37. Do you still have hudsalva in the store?


    29 Feb 16 at 10:43 pm

  38. Hi Margit, Sorry we are out of stock of the Hudsalva…we’ll be reordering soon.

    John & Juli

    9 Mar 16 at 11:46 am

  39. Hi. I am totally in love with the silk baby bonnet you got in Finland. Is this available to buy online? I am in the UK and am desperate for that hat!! :) Thanks for your help x

    Caron James

    17 Nov 16 at 4:39 pm

  40. Hi Caron, We no longer sell this item! Search Ruskovilla silk bonnet and you should find it closer to home! J&J

    John & Juli

    21 Nov 16 at 3:11 pm

  41. Looking to see if you have the sheep rocking horse or where I can get it?


    9 Dec 16 at 11:10 pm

  42. Hi Sandra,
    No, we are no longer able to carry the rocking sheep, and I am not sure who may sell them now. Look up Povl Kjer…maybe a Danish shop has it. Best wishes!

    John & Juli

    14 Dec 16 at 6:19 pm

  43. Hi – I’m planning to whitewash our pine floors and came across your blog. We tried the sample of bleaching twice (which I like) but now read that bleachingmay not work with pine floors but lye soap may . ,- canbyou pls provide me with how you did it? Ingredients? Thanks!


    16 Dec 16 at 6:22 pm

  44. Hi Soobin, we used products made by WOCA – they sell a lye treatment and pre-made soap for cleaning, among other fantastic products. I highly recommend their products.

    John & Juli

    17 Dec 16 at 2:48 pm

  45. Hello, will the garden ruler be made again and available for purchase? Thanks for time in answering. Most appreciated. :)

    Sylvia Ellis

    24 Jan 17 at 1:01 am

  46. Hi Sylvia, as far as I know it was a one time thing. Sorry to disappoint.

    John & Juli

    27 Feb 17 at 2:55 pm

  47. Hi, i wondered what type of plywood you used for the floors in your shop? do they hold up well or require much maintenance? Thanks.


    17 Nov 17 at 12:31 am

  48. Hi Toby, Douglas Fir good one side with whitewash and many layers of Bona Traffic :)
    It’s held up pretty well considering the increase in foot traffic over 8 years.

    John & Juli

    12 Dec 17 at 5:02 pm

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