Mjolk

MJOLK 2959 Dundas West, 416-551-9853, mjolk.caTorontonians love Scandinavian design, but up until now our sources for Finnish furniture and Swedish.


MJOLK 2959 Dundas West, 416-551-9853, mjolk.ca

Torontonians love Scandinavian design, but up until now our sources for Finnish furniture and Swedish housewares have been mostly limited to mid-century-stocked vintage shops and, of course, Ikea. John Baker and Juli Daoust boosted that selection substantially when they opened Mjolk in the Junction last month, bringing in a bounty of simple but stylish furnishings and accessories.

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Mjolk stocks classics like Poul Henningsen pendant lights and new finds that highlight the quirky-to-classic qualities of contemporary Scandinavian design. On the playful side, Anything’s office supplies include asterisk-shaped erasers and Tang-coloured tape dispensers, or there’s Povl Kjer’s rocking sheep toy covered in shaggy wool. For a more timeless look, try Skagerak’s teak coat rack or Thomas Sandell chairs accented with a band of birch wood on their legs.

A small selection of Japanese-designed buys, including Oji Masanori wooden cups, and kids’ finds like alpine-print onesies by the Ugly Children’s Clothing Company all have a similarly Nordic sensibility.

Mjolk picks: Hay’s inflated steel Plopp stools stand out in the new furniture showroom at the back of the shop, $505 each sip a shot from Oji & Design’s smallest wooden cup, $40 kids can earn their Scandinavian design stripes in RoomMate’s Hippie Tipi, $250.

Look for: A collection of light-up sign letters reclaimed in Helsinki by Character.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm or by appointment.

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