Judges in Profile: John and Juli Baker of Mjölk

May 16, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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John Baker and Juli Daoust Baker are the founders of concept shop and gallery Mjölk in Toronto. Since opening their shop in 2009,  John and Juli have curated periodic exhibitions by artists and designers, including Oji Masanori and Masanobu Ando, and begun publishing a series of Books about travel, design, and craft. They’ve also collaborated on product designs with Swedish firm Claesson Koivisto Rune and Italian designer Luca Nichetto. We recently featured their own apartment above the shop; see A Scandinavian Kitchen with Hints of Japan.

Above: John and Juli Baker are judging our Best Kitchen Space (Amateur) category.

5 Things to Know About John and Juli:

Biggest Design Influence: Bí¸rge Mogensen.

Favorite Work of Architecture: Alvar Aalto’s house and studio in Helsinki.

Last Item I Bought for My House: Copper “S” Hooks for our wood kitchen rail.

Latest DIY Project: Creating some miniature gardens in our courtyard for spring.

On My Wish List for My House: A “Companions” bed by Ilse Crawford.

For more, follow Juli on Instagram and John on Instagram, and follow Mjölk on Twitter and Facebook.