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it’s a holiday photoset-off! every monday through december 24 (for you really last-minute shoppers), sarah and i are picking our favorite items from some of the most stylish shops around. “like” the post you like the best! or both! whoever has the most likes in the end wins the prize!

week 3: mjolk

mjölk (which means milk) represents designers from scandinavia and japan, from classic and current furniture to japanese hand crafts, mjölk reflects the pure aesthetic of the north.” mjolk is located in the junction neighborhood of toronto

here are my picks:

  1. kilt open 180 p4, $3032
  2. sori yanagi kettle (don’t worry, there was never any danger i was not going to blog this), $150
  3. hiroshima upholstered arm sofa by naoto fukasawa, $2950
  4. oji masanori brass tool holder, $300
  5. thor bjorklund cheese tools, price varies
  6. j39 chair by borge mogensen, $650
  7. tomiyama chestnut cutting board, $95
  8. 901 tea trolley by alvar aalto, $2600
and here are sarah’s!

it’s a holiday photoset-off! every monday from now through december 24 (for you really last-minute shoppers), sarah and i are picking our favorite items from some of the most stylish shops around. “like” the post you like the best! or both! whoever has the most likes in the end wins the prize!

week 2: joinery

joinery is a place where all kinds of good things come together. it’s a collage of whimsy and restraint, an ode to vintage and a nod to experimentation, a mixture of the familiar with the exotic. a thing that finds its way into our shop is special. whether it’s made of wood or cloth, whether it was found in our neighborhood or on a trip, we sell it because we admire its craftsmanship, respect its quality, appreciate its uniqueness, and the idea of it makes us happy.” joinery hails from, where else, brooklyn

my picks:

  1. waxed rucksack by southern field industries; $410
  2. homes mobile by kim baise; $90
  3. spencer card case by winter session; $65
  4. dustpan and broom set by redecker; $68
  5. pottery by object & totem; varies
  6. boro pillowcase by joinery; $90-105
  7. hearth stool by tenebras; $295
  8. rag rug by joinery; $160

check out sarah’s picks here!


Miranda Dempster, a freelance art director, and Gus McKay, a tailor and dressmaker, share a 600-square-foot apartment in an old building in Greenwich Village.
The couple, who met in their native New Zealand, say the secret to living in a small space is being ruthless about getting rid of unnecessary furniture. When Mr. McKay moved in last year, he brought only his kitchen knives and two posters.

Miranda Dempster, a freelance art director, and Gus McKay, a tailor and dressmaker, share a 600-square-foot apartment in an old building in Greenwich Village.

The couple, who met in their native New Zealand, say the secret to living in a small space is being ruthless about getting rid of unnecessary furniture. When Mr. McKay moved in last year, he brought only his kitchen knives and two posters.


With a renovation that cost no more than $3,000 and midcentury thrift-shop treasures she brought over from her native New Zealand, Ms. Dempster converted a dreary, cramped tenement into a bright, upbeat home. 
The Jens Risom sofa, which Ms. Dempster bought at Regeneration in Manhattan and eventually reupholstered, was $1,000. It is the most expensive item in the apartment.

With a renovation that cost no more than $3,000 and midcentury thrift-shop treasures she brought over from her native New Zealand, Ms. Dempster converted a dreary, cramped tenement into a bright, upbeat home. 

The Jens Risom sofa, which Ms. Dempster bought at Regeneration in Manhattan and eventually reupholstered, was $1,000. It is the most expensive item in the apartment.


A print by Kate Small, a New Zealand artist, hangs in the dining area. Ms. Dempster paid $300 for the table, a copy of a Saarinen design, at a flea market in Manhattan. It came with four matching chairs.

A print by Kate Small, a New Zealand artist, hangs in the dining area. Ms. Dempster paid $300 for the table, a copy of a Saarinen design, at a flea market in Manhattan. It came with four matching chairs.

really digging these FSC-certified sofas by gus* on sale at fab (although i wish they came in smaller sizes — their slightly smaller "loft series" has only slightly less stylish options) 

their lightbox lamp/side table is cool too

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