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Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto

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This Canadian duo searches out top Scandinavian and Japanese designs and brings their best finds back to this Toronto shop.

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  Daoust and Baker sit among a Siwa tote bag by Naoto Fukasawa, Cutter benches and shelves by Niels Hvass, and Dots wall hooks by Tveit & Tornøe for Muuto.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    Daoust and Baker sit among a Siwa tote bag by Naoto Fukasawa, Cutter benches and shelves by Niels Hvass, and Dots wall hooks by Tveit & Tornøe for Muuto.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  Studio Note’s f,l,o,w,e,r,s ruler features handpicked, dried flowers embedded in acrylic in one-centimeter intervals.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    Studio Note’s f,l,o,w,e,r,s ruler features handpicked, dried flowers embedded in acrylic in one-centimeter intervals.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  Wood is a favorite material of owners Daoust and Baker, who select pieces that show off the natural grains of each cut.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    Wood is a favorite material of owners Daoust and Baker, who select pieces that show off the natural grains of each cut.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  At the shop, Poul Henningsen’s PH 5 lamp for Louis Poulsen hangs over the Sandra table by Thomas Sandell for Asplund and Scandia chairs by Hans Brattrud for Fjordfiesta (top left).  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    At the shop, Poul Henningsen’s PH 5 lamp for Louis Poulsen hangs over the Sandra table by Thomas Sandell for Asplund and Scandia chairs by Hans Brattrud for Fjordfiesta (top left).

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  Despite its message-in-a-bottle appearance, this product is in fact a glass carafe and stick of kishu binchotan (coal). The coal purifies drinking water and improves its overall taste.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    Despite its message-in-a-bottle appearance, this product is in fact a glass carafe and stick of kishu binchotan (coal). The coal purifies drinking water and improves its overall taste.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  One of the many tea pots sold in the shop, though the inventory is constantly in rotation as Daoust and Baker discover new talent and products on their scouting trips to Scandinavia and Japan.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    One of the many tea pots sold in the shop, though the inventory is constantly in rotation as Daoust and Baker discover new talent and products on their scouting trips to Scandinavia and Japan.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  The store was designed by Christine Ho Ping Kong and Peter Tan of Studio Junction Inc. in Toronto. (Watch our slideshow of Kong and Tan's own home in a renovated contractor's warehouse.)  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    The store was designed by Christine Ho Ping Kong and Peter Tan of Studio Junction Inc. in Toronto. (Watch our slideshow of Kong and Tan's own home in a renovated contractor's warehouse.)

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  Oji Masanori’s wooden Kami cups and mugs are handcrafted in Japan and are made from castor aralia wood, shaped using a potter’s wheel and coated with a food safe resin.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    Oji Masanori’s wooden Kami cups and mugs are handcrafted in Japan and are made from castor aralia wood, shaped using a potter’s wheel and coated with a food safe resin.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  Visit Mjölk in Toronto, Ontario, Tuesdays through Sundays at 2959 Dundas Street West or shop online at mjolk.com. Watch our slideshow of Daoust and Baker's favorite products in the shop.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    Visit Mjölk in Toronto, Ontario, Tuesdays through Sundays at 2959 Dundas Street West or shop online at mjolk.com. Watch our slideshow of Daoust and Baker's favorite products in the shop.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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