Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks


Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced "mi-yelk"). We visited the duo in the city's Junction neighborhood for our September 2011 Design Finder. Here, they handpick their favorite items in the store and gives us a peek into why and how they chose each one.

1. Concrete shaving kit by Lovisa Wattman for Iris Hantwerk.
2. Brass pot stands by Oji Masanori for Futagami.
3. Business card cases by Masakage Tanno.
4. Cheese planers by Thor Bjørklund. "A very nostalgic product indeed.
5. f,l,o,w,e,r,s ruler by Studio Note.
6. Kami mug by Oji Masanori.
7. Glass carafe and kishu binchotan.
8. Krummi hanger by Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadottir. "The Krummi is by Icelandic designer Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadottir.
9. Kubus candleholder by Mogens Lassen.
10. Laptop portfolio by Kenton Sorenson. "We own one of each of Kenton Sorensen's leather works.
11. Iron scissors by Tajika Haruo.
12. Shoehorn by Nendo. "When we look for products, we have very strict criteria.