ISSUE 4  |  Danish Design

Shopper’s Diary: Mjölk in Toronto

January 25, 2010 9:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

We’ve been following the Canadian blog Kitka Design for a while now; John Baker and Juli Daoust, the Scandinavian-obsessed writers, are also the proprietors of Mjölk, a newly opened shop in the Junction neighborhood of Toronto. “We don’t sell standard Scandinavian pieces like Hans Wegner’s iconic wishbone chairs, because you can easily find them elsewhere,” Daoust says. “We want to give people something new to look at.” The product mix includes less familiar items such as Borge Mogensen leather sofas, T.S. Chairs by Swedish architect Thomas Sandell for Asplund, and hand-carved, lambskin-covered Rocking Sheep by Povi Kjer.

N.B. Read Baker’s account of creating the charred-cedar siding for the shop’s exterior.