Design fans fond of minimalism and Marie Kondo can add another M to their repertoire: Mjölk. Swedish for “milk"—and pronounced mi-yelk—this lifestyle shop and gallery is all about simple beauty. Housed in a Victorian building in the Junction neighborhood, Mjölk brings Scandinavian and Japanese artists and artisans under one roof, offering everything from a Shaker-style peg rack to a silver sugar bowl to a rust-colored Arne Jacobson sofa. In addition to showcasing noted names, John and Juli Baker, the husband-and-wife team behind the business, have funneled their expertise into locally produced design collaborations.
Toronto's Most Stylish Store
It’s worth the trip to browse at Mjölk, a den of Scandinavian and Japanese goods—and a wonderland for design geeks. The shop gets bonus points for its location in the up-and-coming Junction neighborhood and its two friendly owners whose lives revolve around beautiful simplicity. Toronto needs more small business owners like them. Check out their blog for inspiration.