• July 25, 2019

    Yumi Nakamura Exhibition





    Last Wednesday evening we were thrilled to host Yumi Nakamura's first solo exhibition in North America.

    We've been in contact for four years and have been patiently waiting for her work to make it's way to us.










    The copper funnels on the top of the shelf are both functional and sculputural with their conical shape. 



    Yumi-San brought some of her personal pieces to show how the copper will patina with use. 



    Yumi begins with a flat piece of copper and hand hammers it into shape.

    The white pieces are plated in silver and glazed to achieve the milk-white finish.

    Look closely and you will see the repeated hammer marks that reveal beautiful texture to her work.









    Hand-hammered copper kettles displayed on the long teak shelf.  




     Featured above is a silver glazed teapot with rattan handle and plate, along with a nickel and silver spoon.













    Close-up of the tea pot used during the tea ceremony.  We love the beautiful blue indigo cloth that Satoe brought along with her!




















    These hand-hammered silver bowls have a lovely thin handle. They are also footed which gives

    them a floating-like appearance. 





    Yumi was joined by Satoe Moriya who performed tea ceremonies throughout the night.



    On the left: Tools from Yumi's personal collection used by Satoe. 

    Note the patina developed on hers compared the tea pot on the right.

    Over time her pieces will darken and patina with use.



    The exhibition will remain up for another week. Please visit us to see the beautiful work in person!













































  • June 21, 2019

    Renaud Sauve Rituals & Mythology Exhibition at Mjolk















    We are honoured to be hosting the third exhibiton with Quebec based potter Renaud Sauvé at Mjölk,

    June 20th - July 4th.  All available products will be available online very shortly and we welcome

    you to visit the shop to view the pieces in person.


    Crystal ball resting on porcelain stand. Above it is a framed wasps nest and on the far right is a praying rat lidded container. 



    Chant of the Altai Shaman


    An ancient chant Renaud found in a very old book . The words have been delicately reproduced

    in cursive french on porcelain tiles.  


































    Small ceramic bowls with hand motif. The blue lines are accomplished by tattooing the porcelain, a Korean technique.











    Lidded vessels with hand-carved floral pattern. 



    Beautiful flower arrangement by our talented Ikebana expert Reiko-San. Look closely to find the

    hanging porcelain head, nose and ear. 





    The blue glaze is a made using a combination of soapstone and clear glaze.  




    Porcelain bowl with various seashells. 




    It's always exciting to see another Wave tile piece from Renaud! Also pictured above, a small bowl and praying otter. 





    A gold leaf framed artwork within a walnut frame above an incense burner featuring an otter in gold. On the right side, a swan bowl on walnut stand next to a wall-mounted swan with copper hanging. 



    Porcelain bowl with enclosed hands. 


    Hanging at the end of the exhibition are several tea light holders held by thin silver chains.  When the candles are lit the porcelain glows and the intricate patterns are revealed. 



    The artist, Renaud Sauvé. 


    Thank you everyone that attended the opening last night! The exhibition will run from June 20 - July 4th. 

    The available works will be uploaded to the website very shortly. Please stay tuned! 


  • May 31, 2019

    Kuuki no Katachi / Shape of Air by Masanobu Ando at Mjölk

    Kuuki no Katachi / Shape of Air by Masanobu Ando


    We are honoured to be hosting Masanobu Ando for a fourth exhibition  at Mjölk, May 30th-June 15. All available products are live on the webshop, and we welcome you by to see the pieces in person.


    Classic white and black silver glazed ceramics, mingle with a few bowls in an interesting blue glaze.


    Lapis Lazuli Glazed Italian Rim


    What makes it a cup? The shape? The use? Is it still a cup if you cannot use it as such?


    Some new colours have been introduced: yellow and celadon green


    "Kurosabi" Vase


    "Chabako" Chinese Tea Ceremony Set


    "Indigo" White Glazed Vase


    White matte vase


    Silver glazed pieces


    "Kurosabi" Italian Deep Bowl




  • May 10, 2019

    Bedroom Paint Update: Pure & Original

    Awhile back we had our bedroom at home painted with Pure & Original fresco paint. We chose Old Linen as the colour, because we were fond of it at the stone house. It's taken awhile to get used to because it interacts differently against the warm oak vs white trim in the parlour. It simply reads as warmer and I worried for a bit that we went too warm but now it's like it's always been this way, a natural backdrop that contributes to the soothing bedroom atmosphere.


    Another subtle change in the bedroom is that we switched out our white Libri shelf for an oak version from De La Espada, in part because we wanted the oak, but also because it has one drawer to help keep all the little things tidy.





    Window box, for sitting.

    Some favourite objects along a shallow shelf, an excavated vase. 


    Looking out towards the hallway.







    Before & After


    Honestly, the white was ok at the time. The house could use a repaint all around so we started with the bedroom and decided to change move away from the white. 


    It definitely warms things up and feels less stark.


    Companions bedside table by Studioilse for De La Espada.


    Børge Mogensen Shell chair gifted by Thomas Graverson from Fredericia Furniture.