Category Archives: design & style

Design Love: Minimalism with Mjölk

Mjölk is a design gallery featuring work from Scandinavia and Japan, located in Toronto, Canada. Mjölk (which means “milk” and is pronounced Mi-yelk) is the branchild of curators John Baker and Juli Daoust, who strive for an aesthetic that is “pure, honest, and essential.”

I completely adore the stripped-clean minimalism of their pieces, with the beautiful lines and calming focus on functionality and ease of use.


Here is what they say about their store:

“Mjölk is both a gallery who exhibits work by both arists and artisans from Scandianvia and Japan, and also a lifestyle store; we look to our everyday life to find inspiration for the products we carry. Our smaller products can be used without thought, or quietly admired. In our eyes just the simple satisfaction of functionality and durability, is all you need for a successful product, but when you can derive beauty from the uttermost simplistic tools, then you have something special.”




Design Love: Globe Chandelier

“Monde à l’endroit, Monde à l’envers”

chandelier made of recycled globes by Benoit Vieubled, via Recycleart

globe chandelier globe handmade chandelier

It’s Raining Yellow

Yellow is one of my favorite colors. In praise of this happy, delicious color that contains all the shades from pure sun joy to melting old gold, a few pieces of home decor-

Be Happy Pillow Cover, Etsy

be happy mustard leaf pillow cover

Pop Garden Pillow Cover, Dot & Bo

pop garden pillow cover

Leafy Reversible Throw, Dot & Bo

leafy yellow reversible throw

Design Love: Wall Clocks

My discovery of the day is the Etsy shop All15Designs, which sells gorgeous, unique wall clocks with modern and mid-century modern designs.

Square Wall Clock (Rusted)

square wall clock rusted Puzzle wall clock

puzzle wall clock design unique clock

Outnumbered Wall Clock

rust modern midcentury wall clock

Design Love: “Annabelle” Pendant light with scalloped reflector shade

Now that’s lighting…gorgeous piece by Southern Lights Tennessee on Etsy


Pretty for Your Pocket: Mini Notebooks

pocket notebook

These whimsical pocket notebook from Rifle Paper Company are utterly floating my boat – aren’t they both gorgeous and functional? They’d be a great supplement/substitute for Moleskin. Fuel the creative life, kids.

Interior Love: Brisas House

I love love love the open spaces, high ceilings, and natural, earthy tones of this place. The pops of color in the sofa cushions and bedpillows just bring out the warmth of the greys and browns of the floor and walls even more. Brisas House in Monterey, New Mexico004-brisas-house-garza-camisai-arquitectos 006-brisas-house-garza-camisai-arquitectos


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All of the Lights

Est-Magazine-Old-Market-Helsinki-5Restaurant named Story in Helsinksi, Finland, RT Est Magazine

Interior Love: Boho Loft

It’s hard to describe just how much my soul loves this boho loft with its wide open spaces, assertive patterns, and deep pops of color. The quirky details like the clouds on the wall and the surfboard in the corner just make it that much better. Perfect for an artist. bohointerior

Interior Love

Woodsy accents, solid colors, and textured fabrics – I’m in love. And we all know by obsession with gold and mustard colors…interiorlivingroomrustic

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