• February 4, 2020

    Mjölk 10-year Anniversary with new designs launching

    It's a little hard to believe that ten years have passed since we first opened the shop. One of our proudest accomplishments has been the relationships we have built, and the collaborations that have resulted. During Toronto's design week / DesignTO in January, we were fortunate to celebrate our achievements with many of our dear friends.


    This event culminated in a show that displayed all of our collaborative works together in the gallery space. It was really incredible seeing it all together and how each piece plays off the others, despite different designers and materials.


    Click here to shop all available pieces in the Mjölk Collection.


    From left, top row:

    Zen and Han vase/diffuser by Luca Nichetto, Aureola tea set by Luca Nichetto (sold out), Sucabaruca by Luca Nichetto 


    From left, bottom row: 

    Ceremony by Claesson Koivisto Rune (our first collaboration, which set us off on our journey, sold out)

    and Toolbox by Hallgeir Homstvedt


    From left, top row: Fire Tools by Thom Fougere, Uki candleholder by Luca Nichetto, Bronze wall vase by John Baker


    From left, bottom row: Water Saver (limited run, sold out) by Anderssen & Voll, Min Watering Can by Anderssen & Voll and Ceremony by Claesson Koivisto Rune


    From left, top row: Douglas stool by Anderssen & Voll and Fire Tools by Thom Fougere


    From left, bottom row: Herb Pot large and small, Water Saver and Min Watering Can, all a part of the Gardening Collection by Anderssen & Voll


    Enfield Table by John Baker & Jason Collett


    Reunion Lamp by Luca Nichetto


    Doverail shelves and mirror by Hallgeir Homstvedt


    Firewood Hutch and Wall Mounted Fire Tools Set by Thom Fougere, two newly launched pieces that expand of the original Fire Tools set.


    A robust collection already, this year we decided to move into introducing some larger pieces. 


    The Tambour Hutch in walnut and the Daybed with partial cushion in walnut by Thom Fougere. 


    The hutch tambour doors can be left open or closed, and even the back of the cabinet is beautifully finished.  The day bed can have a partial or full cushion. The partial cushion is nice because it leaves a space for small objects. 


    The Tambour Cabinet in white oak by Thom Fougere. Another version, in a classic long dimension. 


    Daybed with full leather cushion by Thom Fougere.


    Also introducing Yan and Douglas stools by Anderssen & Voll. Yan is still in production but Douglas is available in both white oil and black oil Douglas fir.


    Detail of Douglas Stool by Anderssen & Voll


    Black oiled Douglas stool


    A close up of the Yan stool prototype and Thom Fougere's day bed.


    Last but not least is Oji Masanori's sandcast brass pepper mill. This piece has been 4 years in the making and we couldn't be happier with the results. We use it daily and looks great on the counter and on the table.


    The pepper mill is made of Oji’s signature sand-cast brass, a process perfected by Futagami, a brass foundry in the city of Takaoka, on the coast of Japan’s Honshu Island. Its uniquely textured surface will oxidize, developing a rich patina with age. It features an adjustable ceramic burr grinding mechanism, suitable for pepper, salt, or spices.


    Click here to shop all available pieces in the Mjölk Collection.



  • December 5, 2019

    All the Way to Paris: package design

    It's been several years since we've been talking with Tanja and Petra of Copenhagen based design firm All the Way to Paris about redesigning our packaging at Mjölk.  Over the past year we've been slowly rolling out the new pieces, and recently, just in time for our 10-year anniversary, our new bags have arrived and we are over the moon with them.


    The image has a sumi ink atmosphere, while the bags have a nice texture to the touch while also being quite substantial.


    Our new graphic tissue paper is always a pleasure to use and makes great wrapping paper as well.


    We use this one often for gift wrapping.



    Reiko does the majority of our wrapping. She often uses dried flowers to top it off.


    We carry three styles of blank greeting cards


    For Minka, ATWTP designed all our materials.


    They designed the cover of Minka A/W 19.


    Minka business card and stickers.


    Postcard and stamps.







  • October 25, 2019

    Ingegerd Råman Solo Exhibition

    On October 24th we hosted Swedish designer Ingegerd Råman in a solo exhibition at Mjölk. It's been years in the making, with many wonderful visits in between. We were first enthusiastically introduced to Ingegerd via Eero Koivisto of architect firm Claesson Koivisto Rune back in 2013 (incidentally, pendant light over table is by them). Over the years we have built our relationship with visits both to Ingegerd’s Stockholm studio and at the summer home in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. We featured the summer home and pottery studio in Mjolk Volume IV, available via the webshop.


    Shop the Exhibition here.



    Flower vases stacked, can be used together or separately, or stored for efficiency. As the days grow shorter, we've been enjoying the candle holder (only a few left!) at our dinner table. 


    Working in black, white and terracotta glazes makes it more about form, which is pleasing to behold, touch and use. 


    Gorgeous flower arrangements by Reiko (@momentbyreiko), as usual.


    Our mutual friend Pia Wallen was present for the show as well.


    Black on black, with a selection of glassware designed by Ingegerd Råman for Kimura in Japan. You can see that Ingegerd's sense of shape is refined and uniform across mediums. Being able to stack items is about storage, but also about visual interest.


    Set of three plant pots in terracotta with Råman's stamp.


    Plant pots stacked.



  • September 20, 2019

    Tetsuya Ozawa Solo Exhibition at Mjölk

    Last night we hosted Tetsuya Ozawa in his first solo exhibition in North America.

    Visit the Mjölk webshop to see what is available.


    Ceramic works in black, white, dark red and yellow, with texture that you need to see in person. To learn more about the artist, please see our interview. Exhibition will run until mid-October.



    The large black piece on the right is the only one not on the webshop. We regret it is available for local sale only because it's too fragile to ship.


    There is a lot of variety in scale, from small cups to large vases.





    Visit the Mjölk webshop to see what is available.


    All greenery and floral arrangements by Reiko @momentbyreiko