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.
Heres a look at the offerings:Above: A handmade Copper Dustpan(CA$110) and a woven Hand Broom (CA$85) from Japanese artisan Toshinobu Takamitsu Above: Aerisan Yoichiro Kai is a third-generation straw maker;Rice Straw Bird Braid is CA$65. Above: Designed byLuca Nichetto, the Uki Candleholder is CA $275. Above: A Bamboo Tray with Handles (CA$ 175), handwoven by Ojiro Baskets, holds aMinka Tea Towel in Indigo Blue with Small Dots (CA$30) and a pair of Studio Prepas Voda glasses (CA$65 each), made exclusively for Minka. Above: A decorative Woven Rice Straw Egg Holder comes with five paper eggs and is CA$ 75. Above: A simple woven Copper Basket is CA$390. Above: A set of ThreeHeat Resistant Ovenware Pans made by Tetsuya Otani is CA $640. Above: John and Julis new lifestyle publication is also called Minka (the autumn/winter edition is CA$ 27). In a general sense were examining photography, outdoors, craft, design, music and literature, they say. It has a very Toronto-centric voice, but with an international audience in mind.
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