Anderssen + Voll at Mjolk exhibition and opening night

January 27th, 2015

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On Wednesday January 21st we co-hosted the first retrospective for Anderssen & Voll with the help of the Royal Norwegian Embassy.
We had an incredible turn out, between 500 – 600 visitors within a 3 hour window. Thank you everyone who came to the opening and came out during the rest of design week. Of course if you want to visit us, the exhibition will be on for most of February.

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Oslo Sofa and Grid cushion for Muuto, blankets for Røros Tweed and Jøtul wood stove.

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A little reveal of the Oslo sofa and Grid cushion.

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The Ori pepper / salt mill, Wrong for Hay. We picked up the soft green version for our home and are really enjoying it.

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The prototype of the Good Morning Moka pot, soon to be put into production.

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The rest sofa and ottoman for Muuto, Elephant tables by Wrong For Hay and blankets for Røros Tweed.

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The Tibu bar stool in the classic A&V colour palette. These are produced by Italian company Magis.

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The magical Yoko lamp for Foscarini.

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One of the product collaborations produced locally in Toronto: “New Mexico Cactus Pots”. The design consists of a clay pot floating above a sculpted saucer. This allows for proper drainage, so the cactus is never sitting in water, thus ensuring a happy life.

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The Min watering can, the starting place for the Indoor Garden Works project. We settled on producing the watering can in brass or copper with an oak or walnut handle. Nicest watering can ever?

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The Glass water bulb is a water saver that automatically waters your plants if you go away on a trip, or keeps thirsty plants like ferns hydrated if you can’t keep up with watering them.

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The hand-thrown herb pots, the idea being to water the herbs from the bottom instead of from the top, which displaces soil and exposes sensitive root systems. Watering from the bottom promotes healthy root growth and as a result, a bigger plant.

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We were awarded Best in Festival: New Work, the highest prize for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, for this innovation!

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The collection together.

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Elodie testing out the Tibu stools, colour coordinated and all.

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The soft sage green float candle holder on a solid oak Elephant table.

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The grey glass water-saver in practice.

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Some photos from our opening night: thank you to all of our generous sponsors, you really helped make it a special night, along with all our wonderful guests!

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VOSS water kept everyone hydrated.

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Parts and Labour provided some incredible catering using fresh Norwegian seafood from DOM International, and Jarlsberg cheeses from Norseland.

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Espen Voll and Jan-Terje Studsvik Storaas from our sponsor, the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

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Norwegian seafood soup shooters.

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Mushroom tart.

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Whipped Smoked Cod Mousse on Kettle Chip.

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Creamy Cold Water Salad Shrimp on Rye Toast with Pickeled Quail Egg

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Speech!

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From left:

Espen Voll, Torbjorn Anderssen, John Baker, Juli Daoust Baker, Jan-Terje Studsvik Storaas.

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Thank you also to Innovation Norway for your contributions!

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Anderssen & Voll + Mjolk

January 12th, 2015

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Please join us for the first North American retrospective of Norwegian Industrial Design Studio Anderssen & Voll exhibition their most iconic works to date, along with the launch of a new Collection of Indoor Garden tools made by Toronto based Artisans.

Opening reception Wednesday Janaury 21st from 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Open to the public)
Anderssen & Voll will be in attendance during the reception.
Catering by Parts & Labour
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Thinking about Aureola

December 28th, 2014

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The bustle of holiday shopping is over, and now it’s time to start working on getting some production underway.
We’ve been talking all weekend about our second project with Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva, a teapot called Aureola.

Here are some images taken recently by Blaise Misiek of our first round of prototypes.

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Mjolk 5 year anniversary

December 22nd, 2014

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We’re so happy to announce of 5 year anniversary. It was actually Monday of last week but unfortunately we weren’t in the most celebratory mood, so we are celebrating today!
In some ways it feels like we haven’t been open very long, and in others it feels like we have been open a lifetime. The whole retail scope has completely changed from when we first opened, peoples shopping habits have changed, stores have become vastly more sophisticated visually all in a very short period of time.

It makes it even more important to continue to develop products with the designers we admire and respect like the CEREMONY collection by Claesson Koivisto Rune, Sucabaruca and Aureola by Luca Nichetto, and a new collection by Anderssen & Voll launching next month. We plan to  host more exhibitions with an even wider range of artists, designers and artisans and expand our mjolk books. These things are an extension of Mjolk and a result of all of the experiences we have had since we opened.

In celebration of these new projects we thought it would be fitting to give away Sucabaruca cookies, and even a Luca Nichetto cookie made by our friend Lindsey Gazel to celebrate the limited edition collection of Sucabaruca coffee sets which are made right here in Toronto.

We look forward to another 5 years at Mjolk, with all of us still here at our home and store in Toronto.

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There are too many people to thank for the last 5 years, but we will try to thank you in person whenever we get the chance.

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Mjolk Holiday Gift Guide

December 16th, 2014

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A little late to the game, but we wanted to use this opportunity to share some new products that we have in the shop, while providing some unique gift ideas for those folks you may he humming and hawing over.

Some of these items have just arrived to us, and are not uploaded to our webstore yet. If you would like to place an order right away, please just send your list along with your address to our Mjolk email.

Also a reminder of holiday shipping guidelines, as per Canada Post.

From Left:

Patina Copper Lantern (mini) - $160

Bamboo Charcoal Incense Sticks (NEW) – $20

Celadon Incense Holder by Renaud Sauve (NEW, one only) - $600

Match Box, with matches (large – NEW) – $35

Candle Snuff by Renaud Sauve (NEW) – $220

Float Candleholder by Anderssen Voll (NEW) – $59

Match Box, with matches (NEW, small, brass. Also comes in small, black) – $45 in brass / $25 black

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Unique vase by Studio Prepa – $190

Tajika Copper Scissors – $95 ($85 for small)

Ume (Japanese Cherry) plate by Ryuji Mitani - $200

Hand Broom with Cedar Dustpan (NEW) – $135

Unique Coral chopstick rests, selected by Jurgen Lehl (limited availability) – $120

Timeline Bowl by Luca Nichetto – $120

Groove Marble Trivet by Hallgeir Homstvedt (NEW, large size pictured) – $65/79

Ihada Muddler/Jam Spoon by Oji Masanori (silver & sandcast brass)- $70

Ihada Butter Knife by Oji Masanori (silver & sandcast brass) – $85

Ihada Spice /Tea Powder Spoon by Oji Masanori (silver & sandcast brass) – $50

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Cast Iron Fry Pan by Nobuho Miya (NEW) – $200

Carved wooden spoon (NEW) – $35

Hinoki rice scoop (NEW) – $27

Olive Oil (NEW) – $35

Handwoven Copper Netted Tray (NEW) – good as a cooling rack for fried or baked foods – $150

Copper Deep Fry or Tofu Server (NEW) – $80

Hand Hammered Pot – $360

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Wood Kami mug by Oji Masanori – $75

Jicon mug by Oji Masanori – $50

Three types of tea by Jurgen Lehl (NEW) – Hojicha Roasted Green Tea currently available online, all available in store – $15

Copper Tea Leaf Container (NEW, medium size shown, also come in a small size) – $85/$110

Wood lidded thermos (NEW, comes in three sizes) – $157 / $170 / $175

Handmade Bamboo Tea whisk (NEW) – $50

Copper tea strainer (NEW) – $85

Push Coffee Press by Mette Duedahl (NEW) – $159

Cross wood trivet by Ryuji Mitani – $120

Jurgen Lehl Ethiopian Forest Honey (NEW) – $25

 

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Jurgen Lehl Jatamansi Soap – $20

Jurgen Lehl Jatamansi Shampoo – $35

Jurgen Lehl Jatamansi Rinse – $35

Jurgen Lehl Lip balm scented with Jatamansi extract – $22

Goat Hair Face Brush – $22

Jurgen Lehl Bamboo Charcoal Soap - $35

Jurgen Lehl Shea Butter – $40

Hudsalve – $12

Jurgen Lehl White Bath Towel – $85

Hinoki bath stool – $170

Hinoki Bath Bowl – $120

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Vase by Matthias Kaiser (NEW) – $325

Tetu Iron Door Stop – $75

Porcelain Wave Brush Holder by Renaud Sauve – $200

Porcelain Paint Palette by Renaud Sauve (large) – $220 ($190 for small)

Porcelain Calligraphy Water Dropper Suiteki by Renaud Sauve - $220

Red Lacquer Box (NEW) – $275

Ihada Brass Tool Holder (small) by Oji Masanori – $200

Ihada Brass Tape Dispenser by Oji Masanori – $240

 

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CEREMONY by Claesson Koivisto Rune

December 16th, 2014

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CEREMONY tray/trivet, milk and sugar set by Claesson Koivisto Rune now available online and in store.

Swedish life in general is rather informal. Society has done away with most old fashioned rituals and form of address. But we do drink a lot of coffee. In fact, Sweden ranks as the world’s top consumer of it. In business and in private it is customary to serve coffee or ’fika’ whenever we meet. And it’s always very casually offered, but in its practice fika is in fact a kind of modern ceremony. Up to five or eight times a day.

Welcome to our fika. Or, if that’s not your cup of tea, the pitcher works equally well for maple syrup.

- Cleasson Koivisto Rune

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