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Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks

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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. "There's something nice about taking time for yourself and…
2. Brass pot stands by Oji Masanori for Futagami. "We love the idea of cooking a delicious meal and bringing all of…
3. Business card cases by Masakage Tanno. "One of the first items we ordered for the store were these oak and walnut…
4. Cheese planers by Thor Bjørklund. "A very nostalgic product indeed. We get dozens of people coming into the store…
5. f,l,o,w,e,r,s ruler by Studio Note. "The flower ruler is probably the most beautiful and poetic pieces we have in…
6. Kami mug by Oji Masanori. "The Kami cups are designed by Oji Masanori and made by an artisan named Hidetoshi…
7. Glass carafe and kishu binchotan. "If you talked to us a couple years ago, we'd be the first to brag about how good…
8. Krummi hanger by Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadottir. "The Krummi is by Icelandic designer Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadottir. We…
9. Kubus candleholder by Mogens Lassen. "One of our favorite Danish design pieces, it's timeless, mathematical, and…
10. Laptop portfolio by Kenton Sorenson. "We own one of each of Kenton Sorensen's leather works. Each piece is made by…
11. Iron scissors by Tajika Haruo. "When I first contacted Tajika scissors, they weren't sure about exporting their…
12. Shoehorn by Nendo. "When we look for products, we have very strict criteria. We try to find our customers the best…
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