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Minka in Toronto, a New Online Shop Offering Uncommon Objects for the Home

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Minka in Toronto, a New Online Shop Offering Uncommon Objects for the Home

January 6, 2020

New from John and Juli Baker of Mjolk; an online offshoot of their Toronto shop called Minka offering uncommon goods for the home.  “The name Minka refers to Japanese thatched roof farmhouses, which are constructed from raw materials sourced from the surrounding area,” John says.  “We have collected and commissioned works of utility and longevity that share this spirit.”

Here’s a look at the offerings:

toshinobu takamitsu rural japanese hand broom
Above: A handmade Copper Dustpan (CA$110) and a woven Hand Broom (CA$85) from Japanese artisan Toshinobu Takamitsu
takubo rice straw bird braid
Above: Aerisan Yoichiro Kai is a third-generation straw maker; Rice Straw Bird Braid is CA$65.
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Above: Designed by Luca Nichetto, the Uki Candleholder is CA $275.
voda glass for minka
Above: A Bamboo Tray with Handles (CA$ 175), handwoven by Ojiro Baskets, holds a Minka Tea Towel in  Indigo Blue with Small Dots (CA$30)  and a pair of Studio Prepa’s Voda glasses (CA$65 each), made exclusively for Minka.
takubo rice straw braided egg holder
Above: A decorative Woven Rice Straw Egg Holder comes with five paper eggs and is CA$ 75.
kanaami copper kyoto copper basket
Above: A simple woven Copper Basket is CA$390.
minka otani pottery ceramic ovenware pans set of 3
Above: A set of Three Heat Resistant Ovenware Pans made by Tetsuya Otani is CA $640.
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Above: John and Juli’s new lifestyle publication is also called Minka (the autumn/winter edition is CA$ 27). “In a general sense we’re examining photography, outdoors, craft, design, music and literature,” they say. “It has a very Toronto-centric voice, but with an international audience in mind.”

For more Japanese style, see:

20 Best Online Shops for Japanese Housewares Design

Design Travel: Artful Hotels in Tokyo and Kyoto

From Japan with Love: 8 Accessories for the Seasoned Traveler

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