This week we’re heading north to Canada and thereabouts: join us for a week of cabins, canvas tents, and made-in-Canada designs. We’re launching the issue with a tour of John Baker and Juli Daoust’s just-remodeled kitchen in their apartment above Mjölk, our favorite shopping haunt in Toronto.
- An in-depth look at Juli Daoust and John Baker’s Toronto kitchen; see their cottage renovation at House Call: Juli and John Baker in Canada and Canada’s Most Beautiful Guest Cottage; and for their Toronto city guide, see A Perfect Day in Toronto.
- In her weekly Object Lessons column, Megan explains the colorful history of the Hudson’s Bay blanket. A Canadian trading company plays the lead role, and did you know that the narrow stitched black lines are there to indicate the blanket size (so that it doesn’t have to be unfolded)?’
- Christine leads us into the woods for this week’s Architect Visit. Here’s where we’re like to stay (as soon as all the snow melts): an off-the-grid cabin designed by Scott & Scott Architects, an upstart Vancouver firm specializing in “challenging locations.” (For the lakeside equivalent, have a look at A Pair of Fisherman’s Cabins Turned Beach Cabanas.)
- Best clothesline ever? Stay tuned. And while we’re on the subject, see 10 Easy Pieces: Laundry Hampers and 12 Natural Garment Washes and Detergents.
- Soho House recently opened its first Canada outpost in a historical hotel in Toronto. On Friday we’re welcomed into the private club for a tour of the restoration. In the meantime, have a look at Soho House Berlin and our Steal This Look: Rough Luxe Bathroom in Berlin.