Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal Tue, 04 Feb 2020 12:57:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/mjolk-10-year-anniversary Tue, 04 Feb 2020 12:57:49 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/mjolk-10-year-anniversary

It's a little hard to believe that ten years have passed since we first opened the shop. One of our proudest accomplishments has been the relationships we have built, and the collaborations that have resulted. During Toronto's design week / DesignTO in January, we were fortunate to celebrate our achievements with many of our dear friends.

 

This event culminated in a show that displayed all of our collaborative works together in the gallery space. It was really incredible seeing it all together and how each piece plays off the others, despite different designers and materials.

 

Click here to shop all available pieces in the Mjölk Collection.

 

From left, top row:

Zen and Han vase/diffuser by Luca Nichetto, Aureola tea set by Luca Nichetto (sold out), Sucabaruca亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Luca Nichetto 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频From left, bottom row: 

Ceremony by Claesson Koivisto Rune (our first collaboration, which set us off on our journey, sold out)

and Toolbox by Hallgeir Homstvedt

 

From left, top row: Fire Tools by Thom Fougere, Uki candleholder by Luca Nichetto, Bronze wall vase亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by John Baker

 

From left, bottom row: Water Saver (limited run, sold out) by Anderssen & Voll, Min Watering Can by Anderssen & Voll and Ceremony by Claesson Koivisto Rune

 

From left, top row: Douglas stool by Anderssen & Voll and Fire Tools亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Thom Fougere

 

From left, bottom row: Herb Pot large and small, Water Saver and Min Watering Can, all a part of the Gardening Collection by Anderssen & Voll

 

Enfield Table by John Baker & Jason Collett

 

Reunion Lamp 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频by Luca Nichetto

 

Doverail shelves and mirror亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Hallgeir Homstvedt

 

Firewood Hutch and Wall Mounted Fire Tools Set by Thom Fougere, two newly launched pieces that expand of the original Fire Tools set.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A robust collection already, this year we decided to move into introducing some larger pieces. 

 

The Tambour Hutch in walnut and the Daybed with partial cushion in walnut by Thom Fougere. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The hutch tambour doors can be left open or closed, and even the back of the cabinet is beautifully finished.  The day bed can have a partial or full cushion. The partial cushion is nice because it leaves a space for small objects. 

 

The Tambour Cabinet in white oak by Thom Fougere. Another version, in a classic long dimension. 

 

Daybed with full leather cushion by Thom Fougere.

 

Also introducing Yan and Douglas stools 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频by Anderssen & Voll. Yan is still in production but Douglas is available in both white oil and black oil Douglas fir.

 

Detail of Douglas Stool by Anderssen & Voll

 

Black oiled Douglas stool

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A close up of the Yan stool prototype and Thom Fougere's day bed.

 

Last but not least is Oji Masanori's sandcast brass pepper mill. This piece has been 4 years in the making and we couldn't be happier with the results. We use it daily and looks great on the counter and on the table.

 

The pepper mill is made of Oji’s signature sand-cast brass, a process perfected by Futagami, a brass foundry in the city of Takaoka, on the coast of Japan’s Honshu Island. Its uniquely textured surface will oxidize, developing a rich patina with age. It features an adjustable ceramic burr grinding mechanism, suitable for pepper, salt, or spices.

 

Click here to shop all available pieces in the Mjölk Collection.

 

 

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It's a little hard to believe that ten years have passed since we first opened the shop. One of our proudest accomplishments has been the relationships we have built, and the collaborations that have resulted. During Toronto's design week / DesignTO in January, we were fortunate to celebrate our achievements with many of our dear friends.

 

This event culminated in a show that displayed all of our collaborative works together in the gallery space. It was really incredible seeing it all together and how each piece plays off the others, despite different designers and materials.

 

Click here to shop all available pieces in the Mjölk Collection.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频From left, top row:

Zen and Han vase/diffuser by Luca Nichetto, Aureola tea set by Luca Nichetto (sold out), Sucabaruca by Luca Nichetto 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频From left, bottom row: 

Ceremony by Claesson Koivisto Rune (our first collaboration, which set us off on our journey, sold out)

and Toolbox亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Hallgeir Homstvedt

 

From left, top row: Fire Tools by Thom Fougere, Uki candleholder by Luca Nichetto, Bronze wall vase by John Baker

 

From left, bottom row: Water Saver (limited run, sold out) by Anderssen & Voll, Min Watering Can by Anderssen & Voll and Ceremony by Claesson Koivisto Rune

 

From left, top row: Douglas stool by Anderssen & Voll and Fire Tools by Thom Fougere

 

From left, bottom row: Herb Pot large and small亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频, Water Saver and Min Watering Can, all a part of the Gardening Collection by Anderssen & Voll

 

Enfield Table 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频by John Baker & Jason Collett

 

Reunion Lamp 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频by Luca Nichetto

 

Doverail shelves and mirror by Hallgeir Homstvedt

 

Firewood Hutch and Wall Mounted Fire Tools Set by Thom Fougere, two newly launched pieces that expand of the original Fire Tools set.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A robust collection already, this year we decided to move into introducing some larger pieces. 

 

The Tambour Hutch in walnut and the Daybed with partial cushion in walnut by Thom Fougere. 

 

The hutch tambour doors can be left open or closed, and even the back of the cabinet is beautifully finished.  The day bed can have a partial or full cushion. The partial cushion is nice because it leaves a space for small objects. 

 

The Tambour Cabinet in white oak by Thom Fougere. Another version, in a classic long dimension. 

 

Daybed with full leather cushion by Thom Fougere.

 

Also introducing Yan and Douglas stools by Anderssen & Voll. Yan is still in production but Douglas is available in both white oil and black oil Douglas fir.

 

Detail of Douglas亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 Stool by Anderssen & Voll

 

Black oiled Douglas stool

 

A close up of the Yan stool prototype and Thom Fougere's day bed.

 

Last but not least is Oji Masanori's sandcast brass pepper mill亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. This piece has been 4 years in the making and we couldn't be happier with the results. We use it daily and looks great on the counter and on the table.

 

The pepper mill is made of Oji’s signature sand-cast brass, a process perfected by Futagami, a brass foundry in the city of Takaoka, on the coast of Japan’s Honshu Island. Its uniquely textured surface will oxidize, developing a rich patina with age. It features an adjustable ceramic burr grinding mechanism, suitable for pepper, salt, or spices.

 

Click here to shop all available pieces in the Mjölk Collection.

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/atwtp-package-design Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:17:26 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/atwtp-package-design

It's been several years since we've been talking with Tanja and Petra of Copenhagen based design firm All the Way to Paris about redesigning our packaging at Mjölk.  Over the past year we've been slowly rolling out the new pieces, and recently, just in time for our 10-year anniversary, our new bags have arrived and we are over the moon with them.

 

The image has a sumi ink atmosphere, while the bags have a nice texture to the touch while also being quite substantial.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Our new graphic tissue paper is always a pleasure to use and makes great wrapping paper as well.

 

We use this one often for gift wrapping.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Reiko does the majority of our wrapping. She often uses dried flowers to top it off.

 

We carry three styles of blank greeting cards

 

For Minka, ATWTP designed all our materials.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频They designed the cover of Minka A/W 19.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Minka business card and stickers.

 

Postcard and stamps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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It's been several years since we've been talking with Tanja and Petra of Copenhagen based design firm All the Way to Paris about redesigning our packaging at Mjölk.  Over the past year we've been slowly rolling out the new pieces, and recently, just in time for our 10-year anniversary, our new bags have arrived and we are over the moon with them.

 

The image has a sumi ink atmosphere, while the bags have a nice texture to the touch while also being quite substantial.

 

Our new graphic tissue paper is always a pleasure to use and makes great wrapping paper as well.

 

We use this one often for gift wrapping.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Reiko does the majority of our wrapping. She often uses dried flowers to top it off.

 

We carry three styles of blank greeting cards

 

For Minka, ATWTP designed all our materials.

 

They designed the cover of Minka A/W 19.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Minka business card and stickers.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Postcard and stamps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/ingegerd-raman-exhibition Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:31:59 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/ingegerd-raman-exhibition

On October 24th we hosted Swedish designer Ingegerd Råman in a solo exhibition at Mjölk. It's been years in the making, with many wonderful visits in between. We were first enthusiastically introduced to Ingegerd via Eero Koivisto of architect firm Claesson Koivisto Rune back in 2013 (incidentally, pendant light over table is by them). Over the years we have built our relationship with visits both to Ingegerd’s Stockholm studio and at the summer home in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. We featured the summer home and pottery studio in Mjolk Volume IV, available via the webshop.

 

Shop the Exhibition here.

 

 

Flower vases stacked, can be used together or separately, or stored for efficiency. As the days grow shorter, we've been enjoying the candle holder (only a few left!) at our dinner table. 

 

Working in black, white and terracotta glazes makes it more about form, which is pleasing to behold, touch and use. 

 

Gorgeous flower arrangements by Reiko (@momentbyreiko亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频), as usual.

 

Our mutual friend Pia Wallen was present for the show as well.

 

Black on black, with a selection of glassware designed by Ingegerd Råman for Kimura in Japan. You can see that Ingegerd's sense of shape is refined and uniform across mediums. Being able to stack items is about storage, but also about visual interest.

 

Set of three plant pots in terracotta with Råman's stamp.

 

Plant pots stacked.

 

 

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On October 24th we hosted Swedish designer Ingegerd Råman in a solo exhibition at Mjölk. It's been years in the making, with many wonderful visits in between. We were first enthusiastically introduced to Ingegerd via Eero Koivisto of architect firm Claesson Koivisto Rune back in 2013 (incidentally, pendant light over table is by them). Over the years we have built our relationship with visits both to Ingegerd’s Stockholm studio and at the summer home in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. We featured the summer home and pottery studio in Mjolk Volume IV亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频, available via the webshop.

 

Shop the Exhibition here.

 

 

Flower vases stacked, can be used together or separately, or stored for efficiency. As the days grow shorter, we've been enjoying the candle holder (only a few left!) at our dinner table. 

 

Working in black, white and terracotta glazes makes it more about form, which is pleasing to behold, touch and use. 

 

Gorgeous flower arrangements by Reiko (@momentbyreiko), as usual.

 

Our mutual friend Pia Wallen was present for the show as well.

 

Black on black, with a selection of glassware designed by Ingegerd Råman for Kimura in Japan. You can see that Ingegerd's sense of shape is refined and uniform across mediums. Being able to stack items is about storage, but also about visual interest.

 

Set of three plant pots亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 in terracotta with Råman's stamp.

 

Plant pots stacked.

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/tetsuya-ozawa-solo-exhibition Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:13:58 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/tetsuya-ozawa-solo-exhibition

Last night we hosted Tetsuya Ozawa in his first solo exhibition in North America.

Visit the Mjölk webshop to see what is available.

 

Ceramic works in black, white, dark red and yellow, with texture that you need to see in person. To learn more about the artist, please see our interview亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. Exhibition will run until mid-October.

 

 

The large black piece on the right is the only one not on the webshop. We regret it is available for local sale only because it's too fragile to ship.

 

There is a lot of variety in scale, from small cups to large vases.

 

 

 

 

Visit the Mjölk webshop to see what is available.

 

All greenery and floral arrangements by Reiko @momentbyreiko

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Last night we hosted Tetsuya Ozawa in his first solo exhibition in North America.

Visit the Mjölk webshop to see what is available.

 

Ceramic works in black, white, dark red and yellow, with texture that you need to see in person. To learn more about the artist, please see our interview. Exhibition will run until mid-October.

 

 

The large black piece on the right is the only one not on the webshop. We regret it is available for local sale only because it's too fragile to ship.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频There is a lot of variety in scale, from small cups to large vases.

 

 

 

 

Visit the Mjölk webshop to see what is available.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频All greenery and floral arrangements by Reiko @momentbyreiko

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-guests Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:55:38 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-guests

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Early June, we were fortunate to host Masanobu Ando and his son Masaki-san at the stone house for a night. Ando-san performed a Chinese Tea Ceremony and the children were rapt.

 

 

Smelling the tea leaves.

 

Admiring the tiny tea cups and saucers by Masanobu Ando. 

 

Farmhouse dinner, using Oji Masanori's Jicon plates, antique silverware gifted from family, antique glasses from Japan, various antique platters from Japan, Scandinavia and France and of course, our amazingly versatile Earth & Moon walnut board亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Oji Masanori x Mjölk.

 

Guest bedroom window, featuring an antique vase as well as two pieces by Ingegerd Råman, whom we are really looking forward to hosting in an exhibition October 24.

 

A few weeks later, Renaud Sauvé and Gilbert Garcia stopped by for a night on their way back home post exhibition. John made a beautiful onion tart (recipe either in A Kitchen in France or French Country Cooking...doesn't matter, both are good reads). Oji Masanori's Earth & Moon board and Diamond Pendant both feature in our stone house kitchen.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频For dinner, a roast chicken and gravy. Arguably not very summery but easy enough! 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频First marshmallows of the season.

 

Aoife the Wolfhound looking out at the bonfire (or more realistically, some animal).

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Next guest was Thom Fougere, popping in from Winnipeg for a few days.  

 

Inaugural pizza from the Esse wood fired pizza oven, definitely the food highlight of the summer.  Also pictured, the Tomii Takashi wood serving bowl that is perfect for salad and our recently restocked Toolbox, which is great for cutlery and accessories that you need to tote around.

 

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Early June, we were fortunate to host Masanobu Ando and his son Masaki-san at the stone house for a night. Ando-san performed a Chinese Tea Ceremony and the children were rapt.

 

 

Smelling the tea leaves.

 

Admiring the tiny tea cups and saucers by Masanobu Ando. 

 

Farmhouse dinner, using Oji Masanori's Jicon plates, antique silverware gifted from family, antique glasses from Japan, various antique platters from Japan, Scandinavia and France and of course, our amazingly versatile Earth & Moon walnut board亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Oji Masanori x Mjölk.

 

Guest bedroom window, featuring an antique vase as well as two pieces by Ingegerd Råman, whom we are really looking forward to hosting in an exhibition October 24.

 

A few weeks later, Renaud Sauvé and Gilbert Garcia stopped by for a night on their way back home post exhibition. John made a beautiful onion tart (recipe either in A Kitchen in France or French Country Cooking...doesn't matter, both are good reads). Oji Masanori's Earth & Moon board and Diamond Pendant both feature in our stone house kitchen.

 

For dinner, a roast chicken and gravy. Arguably not very summery but easy enough! 

 

First marshmallows of the season.

 

Aoife the Wolfhound looking out at the bonfire (or more realistically, some animal).

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Next guest was Thom Fougere, popping in from Winnipeg for a few days.  

 

Inaugural pizza from the Esse wood fired pizza oven, definitely the food highlight of the summer.  Also pictured, the Tomii Takashi wood serving bowl that is perfect for salad and our recently restocked Toolbox, which is great for cutlery and accessories that you need to tote around.

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/yumi-nakamura-exhibition Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:24:10 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/yumi-nakamura-exhibition  

 

 

 

Last Wednesday evening we were thrilled to host Yumi Nakamura's first solo exhibition in North America.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We've been in contact for four years and have been patiently waiting for her work to make it's way to us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The copper funnels on the top of the shelf are both functional and sculputural with their conical shape. 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Yumi-San brought some of her personal pieces to show how the copper will patina with use. 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Yumi begins with a flat piece of copper and hand hammers it into shape.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The white pieces are plated in silver and glazed to achieve the milk-white finish.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Look closely and you will see the repeated hammer marks that reveal beautiful texture to her work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Hand-hammered copper kettles displayed on the long teak shelf.  

 

 

 

 Featured above is a silver glazed teapot with rattan handle and plate, along with a nickel and silver spoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up of the tea pot used during the tea ceremony.  We love the beautiful blue indigo cloth that Satoe brought along with her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These hand-hammered silver bowls have a lovely thin handle. They are also footed which gives

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频them a floating-like appearance. 

 

 

 

 

Yumi was joined by Satoe Moriya who performed tea ceremonies throughout the night.

 
 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频On the left: Tools from Yumi's personal collection used by Satoe. 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Note the patina developed on hers compared the tea pot on the right.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Over time her pieces will darken and patina with use.

 

 

The exhibition will remain up for another week. Please visit us to see the beautiful work in person!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Last Wednesday evening we were thrilled to host Yumi Nakamura's first solo exhibition in North America.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We've been in contact for four years and have been patiently waiting for her work to make it's way to us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The copper funnels on the top of the shelf are both functional and sculputural with their conical shape. 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Yumi-San brought some of her personal pieces to show how the copper will patina with use. 

 

 

Yumi begins with a flat piece of copper and hand hammers it into shape.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The white pieces are plated in silver and glazed to achieve the milk-white finish.

Look closely and you will see the repeated hammer marks that reveal beautiful texture to her work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand-hammered copper kettles displayed on the long teak shelf.  

 

 

 

 Featured above is a silver glazed teapot with rattan handle and plate, along with a nickel and silver spoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up of the tea pot used during the tea ceremony.  We love the beautiful blue indigo cloth that Satoe brought along with her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These hand-hammered silver bowls have a lovely thin handle. They are also footed which gives

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频them a floating-like appearance. 

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Yumi was joined by Satoe Moriya who performed tea ceremonies throughout the night.

 
 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频On the left: Tools from Yumi's personal collection used by Satoe. 

Note the patina developed on hers compared the tea pot on the right.

Over time her pieces will darken and patina with use.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The exhibition will remain up for another week. Please visit us to see the beautiful work in person!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/renaud-sauve-rituals-myth-exhibition Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:09:22 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/renaud-sauve-rituals-myth-exhibition  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are honoured to be hosting the third exhibiton with Quebec based potter Renaud Sauvé at Mjölk,

June 20th - July 4th.  All available products will be available online very shortly and we welcome

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频you to visit the shop to view the pieces in person.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Crystal ball resting on porcelain stand. Above it is a framed wasps nest and on the far right is a praying rat lidded container. 

 

 

Chant of the Altai Shaman

 

An ancient chant Renaud found in a very old book . The words have been delicately reproduced

in cursive french on porcelain tiles.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small ceramic bowls with hand motif. The blue lines are accomplished by tattooing the porcelain, a Korean technique.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Lidded vessels with hand-carved floral pattern. 

 

 

Beautiful flower arrangement by our talented Ikebana expert Reiko-San. Look closely to find the

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频hanging porcelain head, nose and ear. 

 

 

 
 


 

The blue glaze is a made using a combination of soapstone and clear glaze.  

 

 

 

Porcelain bowl with various seashells. 

 

 

 

It's always exciting to see another Wave tile piece from Renaud! Also pictured above, a small bowl and praying otter. 

 

 

 

 

A gold leaf framed artwork within a walnut frame above an incense burner featuring an otter in gold. On the right side, a swan bowl on walnut stand next to a wall-mounted swan with copper hanging. 

 

 

Porcelain bowl with enclosed hands. 

 

Hanging at the end of the exhibition are several tea light holders held by thin silver chains.  When the candles are lit the porcelain glows and the intricate patterns are revealed. 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The artist, Renaud Sauvé. 

 

Thank you everyone that attended the opening last night! The exhibition will run from June 20 - July 4th. 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The available works will be uploaded to the website very shortly. Please stay tuned! 

 

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We are honoured to be hosting the third exhibiton with Quebec based potter Renaud Sauvé at Mjölk,

June 20th - July 4th.  All available products will be available online very shortly and we welcome

you to visit the shop to view the pieces in person.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Crystal ball resting on porcelain stand. Above it is a framed wasps nest and on the far right is a praying rat lidded container. 

 

 

Chant of the Altai Shaman

 

An ancient chant Renaud found in a very old book . The words have been delicately reproduced

in cursive french on porcelain tiles.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Small ceramic bowls with hand motif. The blue lines are accomplished by tattooing the porcelain, a Korean technique.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Lidded vessels with hand-carved floral pattern. 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Beautiful flower arrangement by our talented Ikebana expert Reiko-San. Look closely to find the

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频hanging porcelain head, nose and ear. 

 

 

 
 


 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The blue glaze is a made using a combination of soapstone and clear glaze.  

 

 

 

Porcelain bowl with various seashells. 

 

 

 

It's always exciting to see another Wave tile piece from Renaud! Also pictured above, a small bowl and praying otter. 

 

 

 

 

A gold leaf framed artwork within a walnut frame above an incense burner featuring an otter in gold. On the right side, a swan bowl on walnut stand next to a wall-mounted swan with copper hanging. 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Porcelain bowl with enclosed hands. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Hanging at the end of the exhibition are several tea light holders held by thin silver chains.  When the candles are lit the porcelain glows and the intricate patterns are revealed. 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The artist, Renaud Sauvé. 

 

Thank you everyone that attended the opening last night! The exhibition will run from June 20 - July 4th. 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The available works will be uploaded to the website very shortly. Please stay tuned! 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/masanobu-ando-2019 Fri, 31 May 2019 12:55:55 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/masanobu-ando-2019

Kuuki no Katachi / Shape of Air by Masanobu Ando

 

We are honoured to be hosting Masanobu Ando for a fourth exhibition  at Mjölk, May 30th-June 15. All available products are live on the webshop亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频, and we welcome you by to see the pieces in person.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Classic white and black silver glazed ceramics, mingle with a few bowls in an interesting blue glaze.

 

Lapis Lazuli Glazed Italian Rim

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频What makes it a cup? The shape? The use? Is it still a cup if you cannot use it as such?

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Some new colours have been introduced: yellow and celadon green

 

"Kurosabi" Vase

 

"Chabako" Chinese Tea Ceremony Set

 

"Indigo" White Glazed Vase

 

White matte vase

 

Silver glazed pieces

 

"Kurosabi" Italian Deep Bowl

 

 

 

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Kuuki no Katachi / Shape of Air by Masanobu Ando

 

We are honoured to be hosting Masanobu Ando for a fourth exhibition  at Mjölk, May 30th-June 15. All available products are live on the webshop, and we welcome you by to see the pieces in person.

 

Classic white and black silver glazed ceramics, mingle with a few bowls in an interesting blue glaze.

 

Lapis Lazuli Glazed Italian Rim

 

What makes it a cup? The shape? The use? Is it still a cup if you cannot use it as such?

 

Some new colours have been introduced: yellow and celadon green

 

"Kurosabi" Vase

 

"Chabako" Chinese Tea Ceremony Set

 

"Indigo" White Glazed Vase

 

White matte vase

 

Silver glazed pieces

 

"Kurosabi" Italian Deep Bowl

 

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/bedroom-paint-update Wed, 01 May 2019 14:32:30 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/bedroom-paint-update

Awhile back we had our bedroom at home painted with Pure & Original fresco paint. We chose Old Linen as the colour, because we were fond of it at the stone house. It's taken awhile to get used to because it interacts differently against the warm oak vs white trim in the parlour. It simply reads as warmer and I worried for a bit that we went too warm but now it's like it's always been this way, a natural backdrop that contributes to the soothing bedroom atmosphere.

 

Another subtle change in the bedroom is that we switched out our white Libri shelf for an oak version from De La Espada, in part because we wanted the oak, but also because it has one drawer to help keep all the little things tidy.

 

 

 

 

Window box, for sitting.
 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Some favourite objects along a shallow shelf, an excavated vase. 

 

Looking out towards the hallway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before & After

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Honestly, the white was ok at the time. The house could use a repaint all around so we started with the bedroom and decided to change move away from the white. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频It definitely warms things up and feels less stark.

 

Companions bedside table by Studioilse for De La Espada.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Børge Mogensen Shell chair gifted by Thomas Graverson from Fredericia Furniture.

 

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Awhile back we had our bedroom at home painted with Pure & Original fresco paint. We chose Old Linen as the colour, because we were fond of it at the stone house亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. It's taken awhile to get used to because it interacts differently against the warm oak vs white trim in the parlour. It simply reads as warmer and I worried for a bit that we went too warm but now it's like it's always been this way, a natural backdrop that contributes to the soothing bedroom atmosphere.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Another subtle change in the bedroom is that we switched out our white Libri shelf for an oak version from De La Espada, in part because we wanted the oak, but also because it has one drawer to help keep all the little things tidy.

 

 

 

 

Window box, for sitting.
 

Some favourite objects along a shallow shelf, an excavated vase. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Looking out towards the hallway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before & After

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Honestly, the white was ok at the time. The house could use a repaint all around so we started with the bedroom and decided to change move away from the white. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频It definitely warms things up and feels less stark.

 

Companions bedside table亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Studioilse for De La Espada.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Børge Mogensen Shell chair gifted by Thomas Graverson from Fredericia Furniture.

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stockholm-feb-2019 Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:53:21 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stockholm-feb-2019

This final Stockholm post is laughably late. Nothing like looking at a snowy wonderland when you are anticipating the arrival of spring flowers. Alas, we arrived in Stockholm to a beautiful scene. Our go to accommodation is Hotel Skeppsholmen. It's quiet, picturesque and has a nice restaurant. The rooms are comfortable and spacious as well. We enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle.

 

One highlight during design week was Luca Nichetto's collaboration with Svenskt Tenn.  Heritage uses Josef Frank's Terrazzo motif as the inspiration for a collection of Murano glass lamps. Read more about it via Svenkst Tenn's website.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频At night they have this amazing glow and float in the darkness.

 

 

We highly recommend a visit to the Svenskt Tenn tea room亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. We were there to conduct an interview for our next Mjölk book, and were treated to a surprise breakfast that included yogurt, an open face sandwich and tea/coffee. 

 

 

&tradition at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Pictured is the Palette coffee table.

 

&tradition news: Loafer dining chair and sofa, Mezcla table series, Copenhagen wall sconce.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Another visit with Ingegerd Råman at her Stockholm studio. 

 

A sad I Was Here photo outside of the newish CSA Carina Seth Andersson shop in Södermalm. Unfortunately we didn't check the hours first and it was Wednesday.

 

A quick stop to Dry Studios, to visit again with Frama but also to check out the Transparent Speaker.

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Looking forward to getting this ceramic version of the speaker for the shop.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Limited edition handcrafted by Hortense Montarnal in Lyon. 

 

Dry Studios collaborated on a wood version, and we have the original Transparent Speaker available in the shop.

 

We have some of the long Dry Studios x Frama cutting boards in stock, as well as the apothecary soaps and a rivet round table and triangolo chair. Shop Frama.

 

We headed over to Sibyllegatan to hit up Modernity and Jacksons, who was also having an exhibition. IWATEMO has emerged out of the collaboration between the manufacturing techniques of Iwate and Finnish design. The collection consists of three items created collaboratively by craftsmen in Iwate and the two Finnish designers, Ville Kokkonen and Harri Koskinen: Kettles from Nambu Tekki Ironware, Wooden Chairs, and Porcelain.

 

Of course this is right up our alley.

 

And finally, finishing off the trip is a visit to Matbaren亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 for some langoustines and this super cute little sausage (possibly reindeer, definitely delicious). 

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This final Stockholm post is laughably late. Nothing like looking at a snowy wonderland when you are anticipating the arrival of spring flowers. Alas, we arrived in Stockholm to a beautiful scene. Our go to accommodation is Hotel Skeppsholmen亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. It's quiet, picturesque and has a nice restaurant. The rooms are comfortable and spacious as well. We enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle.

 

One highlight during design week was Luca Nichetto's collaboration with Svenskt Tenn.  Heritage uses Josef Frank's Terrazzo motif as the inspiration for a collection of Murano glass lamps. Read more about it via Svenkst Tenn's website.

 

At night they have this amazing glow and float in the darkness.

 

 

We highly recommend a visit to the Svenskt Tenn tea room. We were there to conduct an interview for our next Mjölk book, and were treated to a surprise breakfast that included yogurt, an open face sandwich and tea/coffee. 

 

 

&tradition亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Pictured is the Palette coffee table.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频&tradition news: Loafer dining chair and sofa, Mezcla table series, Copenhagen wall sconce.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Another visit with Ingegerd Råman at her Stockholm studio. 

 

A sad I Was Here photo outside of the newish CSA Carina Seth Andersson 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频shop in Södermalm. Unfortunately we didn't check the hours first and it was Wednesday.

 

A quick stop to Dry Studios, to visit again with Frama but also to check out the Transparent Speaker.

 

 

 

Looking forward to getting this ceramic version of the speaker for the shop.

Limited edition handcrafted by Hortense Montarnal in Lyon. 

 

Dry Studios collaborated on a wood version, and we have the original Transparent Speaker available in the shop.

 

We have some of the long Dry Studios x Frama cutting boards in stock, as well as the apothecary soaps and a rivet round table and triangolo chair. Shop Frama.

 

We headed over to Sibyllegatan to hit up Modernity and Jacksons, who was also having an exhibition. IWATEMO has emerged out of the collaboration between the manufacturing techniques of Iwate and Finnish design. The collection consists of three items created collaboratively by craftsmen in Iwate and the two Finnish designers, Ville Kokkonen and Harri Koskinen: Kettles from Nambu Tekki Ironware, Wooden Chairs, and Porcelain.

 

Of course this is right up our alley.

 

And finally, finishing off the trip is a visit to Matbaren亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 for some langoustines and this super cute little sausage (possibly reindeer, definitely delicious). 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/south-sweden-feb-2019 Fri, 05 Apr 2019 13:56:50 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/south-sweden-feb-2019

The next morning we headed to Malmö, checked into our peculiar hotel near the train station, and awaited Petra who generously offered to drive us to Ingegerd Råman's summer house.  You may remember our last visit, featured in Mjölk Volume 4.

 

We arrived for a delicious lunch of fresh baked bread, cucumber and roe soup (3 servings good), cheese and dessert.

 

Then we were off to the studio to discuss our upcoming exhibition, currently slated for October 24th, 2019. We brought home some samples, and are very much enjoying the white candleholder at our dining table.

 

We lingered into the evening, chatting by the lit kakelugn as darkness settled across the countryside, then back to Malmö via local train. 

 

Malmö restaurant Bastard was highly recommended. It was full and we hadn't been able to get a reservation but managed to luck out with a bar seat after only a few minutes of waiting. It was a fantastic meal. I generally don't take food pics BUT this salad was my everything. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频No February visit to Sweden is complete without some Semla.

 

Sunday was dedicated to interviewing Petra and Tanja of All the way to Paris for our upcoming Mjölk Volume V. After the interview and photos, we enjoyed our favourite kind of meal among friends.

 

We headed to the train station for our evening trip to Stockholm, where we quickly learned what inställt means. Due to all the snow in Stockholm, we were spending another night in Malmö. 

 

The next morning it was business as usual, taking in the Swedish countryside on our way to Stockholm.

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The next morning we headed to Malmö, checked into our peculiar hotel near the train station, and awaited Petra who generously offered to drive us to Ingegerd Råman's summer house.  You may remember our last visit, featured in Mjölk Volume 4.

 

We arrived for a delicious lunch of fresh baked bread, cucumber and roe soup (3 servings good), cheese and dessert.

 

Then we were off to the studio to discuss our upcoming exhibition, currently slated for October 24th, 2019. We brought home some samples, and are very much enjoying the white candleholder at our dining table.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We lingered into the evening, chatting by the lit kakelugn as darkness settled across the countryside, then back to Malmö via local train. 

 

Malmö restaurant Bastard亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 was highly recommended. It was full and we hadn't been able to get a reservation but managed to luck out with a bar seat after only a few minutes of waiting. It was a fantastic meal. I generally don't take food pics BUT this salad was my everything. 

 

No February visit to Sweden is complete without some Semla.

 

Sunday was dedicated to interviewing Petra and Tanja of All the way to Paris for our upcoming Mjölk Volume V. After the interview and photos, we enjoyed our favourite kind of meal among friends.

 

We headed to the train station for our evening trip to Stockholm, where we quickly learned what inställt means. Due to all the snow in Stockholm, we were spending another night in Malmö. 

 

The next morning it was business as usual, taking in the Swedish countryside on our way to Stockholm.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/mjolk-copenhagen-february-2019 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:32:36 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/mjolk-copenhagen-february-2019

Visiting Petra and Tanja of All the way to Paris is almost becoming a ritual upon arrival in Copenhagen. With a very limited 12 hour stay in CPH, we needed to optimize our time and who better to spend it with than friends? ATWTP has been working on our packaging rebranding, which includes greeting cards, tissue paper, stickers and one day, hopefully, if we can ever get them printed, new shopping bags. We popped by their studio to have a quick chat about our state of affairs, then headed over to Admiralgade 26.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This restaurant is always a relaxed pleasure. The mixture of furniture, lamps, plants and objects makes the atmosphere endlessly cozy and relaxing. The food is quite fine too. 

 

We've shared images previously on our blog Kitka亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 but there is a new relevant addition to the space from &tradition: a loafer chair and 2 seater Mayor sofa, in a soft creamy white colour. Who said you couldn't be daring in white where food is served?

 

Next we visited the Frama Studio, which is housed in an old apothecary. The spaces are moody and the perfect backdrop for their sculptural work.

 

 

We love when the history of the space is maintained, and it works well, of course, with their apothecary products

 

After our tour of the studio, Niels and Cassandra treated us to a really fun and delicious dinner at Apollo Bar亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频, which was absolutely packed with people, hence the single "we were here" photo.

 

Copenhagen was a whirlwind as usual. Off to Malmö and Skåne for day two!

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Visiting Petra and Tanja of All the way to Paris is almost becoming a ritual upon arrival in Copenhagen. With a very limited 12 hour stay in CPH, we needed to optimize our time and who better to spend it with than friends? ATWTP has been working on our packaging rebranding, which includes greeting cards, tissue paper, stickers and one day, hopefully, if we can ever get them printed, new shopping bags. We popped by their studio to have a quick chat about our state of affairs, then headed over to Admiralgade 26.

 

This restaurant is always a relaxed pleasure. The mixture of furniture, lamps, plants and objects makes the atmosphere endlessly cozy and relaxing. The food is quite fine too. 

 

We've shared images previously on our blog Kitka but there is a new relevant addition to the space from &tradition: a loafer chair and 2 seater Mayor sofa, in a soft creamy white colour. Who said you couldn't be daring in white where food is served?

 

Next we visited the Frama Studio, which is housed in an old apothecary. The spaces are moody and the perfect backdrop for their sculptural work.

 

 

We love when the history of the space is maintained, and it works well, of course, with their apothecary products

 

After our tour of the studio, Niels and Cassandra treated us to a really fun and delicious dinner at Apollo Bar, which was absolutely packed with people, hence the single "we were here" photo.

 

Copenhagen was a whirlwind as usual. Off to Malmö and Skåne for day two!

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/cecilia-vissers-art-mjolk Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:33:40 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/cecilia-vissers-art-mjolk

We are so happy to introduce Cecilia Vissers work in our showroom. I remember the first time I saw her work was at the home of Eero Koivisto, of Swedish architect firm Claesson Koivisto Rune. It was evening, and I remember seeing two plates, one raw aluminum and another that was anodized orange which hung in Eero’s hallway. It wasn’t the same vibrant orange as the piece in our showroom. It read closer to burgundy in the hallway, and I distinctly remember Eero mentioning that the aluminum panel was somewhat of a chameleon. Changing its colour throughout the day.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Claesson Koivisto Rune had recently completed an incredible project in Marfa Texas, a town that continues to feel the presence of late-American artist Donald Judd. The build is called the Inde/Jacobs Gallery, and happens to be our second point of connection with Cecila Vissers work. I remember seeing an incredible range of plates, all interacting with each other in this perfectly realized white space. The desert seems like a perfect home for this work, as does the edge of the world hanging over the Irish sea.

 

We are very proud to display this work (visit here for webstore), and to present this interview to you below.  

 

title: Faraway I and II 
edition of 12, in linen bound box with inscription
year: 2014
material: hot rolled steel, black patina

 

title: So Close, two-part
edition of 25, in linen bound box with inscription
year: 2015
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 material: anodized mill aluminium

 

Interview between Cecilia Vissers and John Baker of Mjölk.

December 2018.

 

JOHN: I have been living with your work here at the showroom, and I’ve spent a good amount of time thinking about where exactly I want to place your work in our gallery. There seems to be a great importance on location in terms of the work. The actual pieces sit 10mm from the wall, the distance between each plate and also the names themselves “So Close?“Faraway?seem to play with the emotional tether (chain, binding, tying together) between the viewer and artwork. (+ landscape)

 

CECILIA: Thank you, John, for your good observations of my wall-based sculptures. I really appreciate it when the viewer takes time to comprehend my minimal work. The best way to understand it is to ‘live?with it for a while. The placement and installation of my spatial work is very important, I often say that space and object together form the final work of art. The space between the individual parts is important and forms the negative space. By looking very carefully at the lines and the forms of the negative space you can see the proportions and forms of the subject much better. To me a work of art does not exist without surrounding space. I feel there’s a continuous dialogue between object and architecture. In this context I like to use the word ‘synergy?as I believe that all 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频things work together to produce something greater than the sum of their individual effects. 

 

JOHN: I’ve been admiring your photography of the Irish coast and cliffs, a landscape that is both beautiful but also harsh. I’ve learned speaking to you about how this environment inspires your work, and I could sense the connection even before seeing this imagery. How would you describe your experience exploring and documenting this landscape?

 

Achill Island, 15,5x24cm, silver gelatin print, 2014 (photo Cecilia Vissers)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频CECILIA:  My many trips to Scotland and especially to the West coast of Ireland are the basis of my work. I have to be there in that landscape, I want to stand on the cliffs and look out over the Atlantic. The wind, the waves, the rain. It has everything to do with emotion and memories. In 2009, I came to Achill Island for the first time. I felt very strongly that I had been there before, a kind of recognition. We made a long walk in the driving rain and strong wind. It was fascinating to see how the rain formed tiny streams running from the mountain slopes. In 2014, I was selected for a second residency on Achill Island. One night there was an exceptional strong wind on the island. The next morning, I went for a walk, the sky had a deep dark grey colour, roads and sidewalks were lit up, bridges were split and piers damaged. Due to the flooding there was an incredible amount of plastic on the beaches. I noticed a beautiful coloured sea fish thrown on one of the coastal roads. Stretches of the coast were completely washed away. The many pictures made on this walk serve as starting point for my work in steel, a source of inspiration. Only a few times I’ve shown my photos of landscapes in an exhibition. Yet I consider these images as an important part of my artistic practice. For me, landscape and image form a unified whole, just as space and image can't exist without each other.

 

Achill Island, 15,5x24cm, silver gelatin print, 2014 (photo Cecilia Vissers)

 

JOHN: What role does distance play in your work?

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频CECILIA: Many of my works consist of several parts. When hanging my work, I keep fixed and very precise distances between the different parts of my work. These distances have been calculated and recorded in the manual that comes with each piece of art. The intermediate space is very important, you could even say that the ‘space in between?is a work of art in itself. Also, the distance between the viewer and the actual work plays an important role; when the viewer changes position the influence of the light on the anodized surfaces of my work also changes. In 2015, I had a solo exposition at Inde/Jacobs gallery in Marfa, Texas. I was lucky to visit this special place, partly thanks to grants provided by the Dutch Embassy in New York and the Brabant Art Foundation in the Netherlands. My installations sometimes consist of eighteen parts. In the centre of the beautiful gallery space (designed by the architects Claesson, Koivisto, Rune from Stockholm) the visitor will see the so called 'Hanging Cube?.

 

Installation of Ridges at Inde/Jacobs gallery in Marfa Texas, 2015 (photo Cecilia Vissers)

 

For me this was the perfect place to show my installation ' Ridges ' (image above) consisting of a total of eighteen pieces in anodized aluminium. Inside the gallery, a skylight brings the bright Texas light into the beautiful white-walled space. The light in the high desert is very strong. It’s not a big surprise that Marfa is known as the ‘Mecca of Minimalism?  The late artist Donald Judd ?considered a pioneer of Minimalism in the US- moved to Marfa in 1972. With the help of the Dia Art Foundation he purchased a U.S. Army base. Over the next 15 years, he renovated and restructured the buildings to show his permanent installations. The Chinati Foundation now draws visitors from all over the world who have heard about the spirit of the place and are curious to discover it for themselves.

 

So Close, ed.25, each part 8x20x1,2cm, anodized mill aluminium, 2015 (photo Peter Cox)

 

JOHN: I love the vividness of the anodized aluminium, there is an incredible depth in the colour and finish. Can you explain a little more about this process, and why it was your preference instead of simply having the works painted?

 

CECILIA: My edition ‘So Close?image above), presented in your showroom, has been executed in anodized mill aluminium. This is a good example of high tech industrially made work. The two-part was made in a factory that makes airplane parts, very precise. The work is milled by a robot in a closed cab. Then, the work goes to a specialized factory where the works are immersed in different colour baths. For me, this process is especially interesting because the anodizing respects the natural appearance of the metal. In the morning, the colour of my pieces is bright orange, in the evening the colour turns into a deep almost red hue. The colour anodizing respects the underlying material, this is a totally different approach than covering a surface with a coat of paint. Besides my work in aluminium, I also like to work in hot rolled steel. This is a different approach, it has more to do with the purity and natural appearance of the metal. When I need a plate of hot rolled metal, I visit the metal supply where I compare a few plates of steel. Each plate weighs up to 250kg. Here I pay attention to the colour and texture of the steel. Each plate is unique and has its own colour and pattern of darker and lighter spots. 

 

Blacksod Bay, each part 93x95x0,8cm, hot rolled steel, 2010 (photo Peter Cox)

 

In 2010 I made my two-part ‘Blacksod Bay?(image above). At that time, I stayed at the Heinrich Boell Cottage on Achill Island. The Achill Heinrich Boll Foundation operates the residency and it is a great opportunity to explore this particularly isolated peninsula. Achill represents the most western point of Ireland. It signifies the extreme edge of the land. You cannot physically go further. I would walk over the high cliffs and see the ocean there below and could do so without distractions: there were only the sea and the waves, the wind and the lines. The cottage is very secluded, it has a view over the surrounding mountains and a terrific sight over Blacksod Bay, a bay of the wild Atlantic Ocean.  

 

Sometimes the deep blue greyish colours are the result of the rolling process of the steel at the blast furnace. To intensify the colour and protect the metal, I use special patinas like ‘Magic Black? The deep blue and grey tones have my preference, they remind me of the colour of the sky and the ocean on Achill Island, Ireland. The landscape is my all-time guide, my travel experiences and the underlying emotions form the basis of all work. The many photos of wild landscapes form an important part of my artistic practice. They serve as a reference to go back to that one special place. The ultimate viewing experience is the feeling of being drawn into an experience. Mark Rothko has expressed this very well in the following quote: ?em>The fact that people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I can communicate those basic human emotions. The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when painting them. And if you say you are moved only by their colour relationships then you miss the point.?Mark Rothko

 

JOHN:   What a wonderful sentiment. I read that one of your first attempts to shape a plate of metal involved using a hand-held jigsaw in your original studio which was a shared space with metal workers. Tell us about this first experience and its result.

 

CECILIA: About a year ago my monography ‘Flatness in Space?/a> was published by artbook publisher Lecturis in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Art historian Dr. Alistair Rider from Scotland wrote a beautiful essay titled ‘The Cut and The Profile? 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I’d like to share a few sentences:

 

“One of Cecilia Vissers?earliest attempts to shape a plate of metal involved using a powerful hand-held jigsaw. She had recently graduated from art school in the Netherlands and established a studio for herself in a building that used to be an old forge. A blacksmith, who was still working in another part of the workshop, had instilled in her a fascination with the ancient art of working with metal, and she was keen to experiment. One day she acquired a long, rectangular plate of steel and made a curved incision, arching away from its straight edge towards the centre of the plate. Then she made another complementary cut a few centimetres to one side, looping inwards to join the first. That was all. The modesty of her intervention attests to the hardness of the steel: it is a material that demands an immense expenditure of energy in order to work it. But she had extracted a notch from the rectangular form, and in so doing had altered its overall shape and proportions.?(Flatness in Space, A.Rider, 2017, p12).

JOHN: We're circled right back to the beginning with this note. Thank you so much for taking us deeper into your work. We are so happy to be able to display these pieces in our gallery. 

 

Curve No. 1, 5,9x61,4x0,5cm, hot rolled steel, 1998 (photo Peter Cox)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This steel sculpture Curve No.1, has become my template, it still lies on my workbench alongside my compass, right angle square and ruler. It serves as a model, and many subsequent works have been inspired by its proportions. In 2017 I decided to make Curve No.2, this work is the long-awaited successor of Curve No.1. I think it perfectly shows my working process. ‘Work comes out of work?

 

Curve No. 2, 12,2x61x1cm, hot rolled steel, black patina, 2017 (photo Peter Cox)

 

I’m really excited that you’ll show my works in your showroom. Art & architecture belong together, I think they are reinforcing and influencing each other in a very positive way. Thank you, John, for doing this interview! 

 

Faraway I (right) & II (left), ed.12, each part 12,5x17x1,2cm, hot rolled steel, 2014 (photo Peter Cox)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Cecilia Vissers

http://ceciliavissers.com/

Sint-Oedenrode

Dec. 7, 2018

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We are so happy to introduce Cecilia Vissers work in our showroom. I remember the first time I saw her work was at the home of Eero Koivisto, of Swedish architect firm Claesson Koivisto Rune. It was evening, and I remember seeing two plates, one raw aluminum and another that was anodized orange which hung in Eero’s hallway. It wasn’t the same vibrant orange as the piece in our showroom. It read closer to burgundy in the hallway, and I distinctly remember Eero mentioning that the aluminum panel was somewhat of a chameleon. Changing its colour throughout the day.

 

Claesson Koivisto Rune had recently completed an incredible project in Marfa Texas, a town that continues to feel the presence of late-American artist Donald Judd. The build is called the Inde/Jacobs Gallery, and happens to be our second point of connection with Cecila Vissers work. I remember seeing an incredible range of plates, all interacting with each other in this perfectly realized white space. The desert seems like a perfect home for this work, as does the edge of the world hanging over the Irish sea.

 

We are very proud to display this work (visit here for webstore), and to present this interview to you below.  

 

title: Faraway I and II 
edition of 12, in linen bound box with inscription
year: 2014
material: hot rolled steel, black patina

 

title: So Close, two-part
edition of 25, in linen bound box with inscription
year: 2015
material: anodized mill aluminium

 

Interview between Cecilia Vissers and John Baker of Mjölk.

December 2018.

 

JOHN: I have been living with your work here at the showroom, and I’ve spent a good amount of time thinking about where exactly I want to place your work in our gallery. There seems to be a great importance on location in terms of the work. The actual pieces sit 10mm from the wall, the distance between each plate and also the names themselves “So Close?“Faraway?seem to play with the emotional tether (chain, binding, tying together) between the viewer and artwork. (+ landscape)

 

CECILIA: Thank you, John, for your good observations of my wall-based sculptures. I really appreciate it when the viewer takes time to comprehend my minimal work. The best way to understand it is to ‘live?with it for a while. The placement and installation of my spatial work is very important, I often say that space and object together form the final work of art. The space between the individual parts is important and forms the negative space. By looking very carefully at the lines and the forms of the negative space you can see the proportions and forms of the subject much better. To me a work of art does not exist without surrounding space. I feel there’s a continuous dialogue between object and architecture. In this context I like to use the word ‘synergy?as I believe that all 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频things work together to produce something greater than the sum of their individual effects. 

 

JOHN: I’ve been admiring your photography of the Irish coast and cliffs, a landscape that is both beautiful but also harsh. I’ve learned speaking to you about how this environment inspires your work, and I could sense the connection even before seeing this imagery. How would you describe your experience exploring and documenting this landscape?

 

Achill Island, 15,5x24cm, silver gelatin print, 2014 (photo Cecilia Vissers)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频CECILIA:  My many trips to Scotland and especially to the West coast of Ireland are the basis of my work. I have to be there in that landscape, I want to stand on the cliffs and look out over the Atlantic. The wind, the waves, the rain. It has everything to do with emotion and memories. In 2009, I came to Achill Island for the first time. I felt very strongly that I had been there before, a kind of recognition. We made a long walk in the driving rain and strong wind. It was fascinating to see how the rain formed tiny streams running from the mountain slopes. In 2014, I was selected for a second residency on Achill Island. One night there was an exceptional strong wind on the island. The next morning, I went for a walk, the sky had a deep dark grey colour, roads and sidewalks were lit up, bridges were split and piers damaged. Due to the flooding there was an incredible amount of plastic on the beaches. I noticed a beautiful coloured sea fish thrown on one of the coastal roads. Stretches of the coast were completely washed away. The many pictures made on this walk serve as starting point for my work in steel, a source of inspiration. Only a few times I’ve shown my photos of landscapes in an exhibition. Yet I consider these images as an important part of my artistic practice. For me, landscape and image form a unified whole, just as space and image can't exist without each other.

 

Achill Island, 15,5x24cm, silver gelatin print, 2014 (photo Cecilia Vissers)

 

JOHN: What role does distance play in your work?

 

CECILIA: Many of my works consist of several parts. When hanging my work, I keep fixed and very precise distances between the different parts of my work. These distances have been calculated and recorded in the manual that comes with each piece of art. The intermediate space is very important, you could even say that the ‘space in between?is a work of art in itself. Also, the distance between the viewer and the actual work plays an important role; when the viewer changes position the influence of the light on the anodized surfaces of my work also changes. In 2015, I had a solo exposition at Inde/Jacobs gallery in Marfa, Texas. I was lucky to visit this special place, partly thanks to grants provided by the Dutch Embassy in New York and the Brabant Art Foundation in the Netherlands. My installations sometimes consist of eighteen parts. In the centre of the beautiful gallery space (designed by the architects Claesson, Koivisto, Rune from Stockholm) the visitor will see the so called 'Hanging Cube?.

 

Installation of Ridges at Inde/Jacobs gallery in Marfa Texas, 2015 (photo Cecilia Vissers)

 

For me this was the perfect place to show my installation ' Ridges ' (image above) consisting of a total of eighteen pieces in anodized aluminium. Inside the gallery, a skylight brings the bright Texas light into the beautiful white-walled space. The light in the high desert is very strong. It’s not a big surprise that Marfa is known as the ‘Mecca of Minimalism?  The late artist Donald Judd ?considered a pioneer of Minimalism in the US- moved to Marfa in 1972. With the help of the Dia Art Foundation he purchased a U.S. Army base. Over the next 15 years, he renovated and restructured the buildings to show his permanent installations. The Chinati Foundation now draws visitors from all over the world who have heard about the spirit of the place and are curious to discover it for themselves.

 

So Close, ed.25, each part 8x20x1,2cm, anodized mill aluminium, 2015 (photo Peter Cox)

 

JOHN: I love the vividness of the anodized aluminium, there is an incredible depth in the colour and finish. Can you explain a little more about this process, and why it was your preference instead of simply having the works painted?

 

CECILIA: My edition ‘So Close?image above), presented in your showroom, has been executed in anodized mill aluminium. This is a good example of high tech industrially made work. The two-part was made in a factory that makes airplane parts, very precise. The work is milled by a robot in a closed cab. Then, the work goes to a specialized factory where the works are immersed in different colour baths. For me, this process is especially interesting because the anodizing respects the natural appearance of the metal. In the morning, the colour of my pieces is bright orange, in the evening the colour turns into a deep almost red hue. The colour anodizing respects the underlying material, this is a totally different approach than covering a surface with a coat of paint. Besides my work in aluminium, I also like to work in hot rolled steel. This is a different approach, it has more to do with the purity and natural appearance of the metal. When I need a plate of hot rolled metal, I visit the metal supply where I compare a few plates of steel. Each plate weighs up to 250kg. Here I pay attention to the colour and texture of the steel. Each plate is unique and has its own colour and pattern of darker and lighter spots. 

 

Blacksod Bay, each part 93x95x0,8cm, hot rolled steel, 2010 (photo Peter Cox)

 

In 2010 I made my two-part ‘Blacksod Bay?(image above). At that time, I stayed at the Heinrich Boell Cottage on Achill Island. The Achill Heinrich Boll Foundation operates the residency and it is a great opportunity to explore this particularly isolated peninsula. Achill represents the most western point of Ireland. It signifies the extreme edge of the land. You cannot physically go further. I would walk over the high cliffs and see the ocean there below and could do so without distractions: there were only the sea and the waves, the wind and the lines. The cottage is very secluded, it has a view over the surrounding mountains and a terrific sight over Blacksod Bay, a bay of the wild Atlantic Ocean.  

 

Sometimes the deep blue greyish colours are the result of the rolling process of the steel at the blast furnace. To intensify the colour and protect the metal, I use special patinas like ‘Magic Black? The deep blue and grey tones have my preference, they remind me of the colour of the sky and the ocean on Achill Island, Ireland. The landscape is my all-time guide, my travel experiences and the underlying emotions form the basis of all work. The many photos of wild landscapes form an important part of my artistic practice. They serve as a reference to go back to that one special place. The ultimate viewing experience is the feeling of being drawn into an experience. Mark Rothko has expressed this very well in the following quote: ?em>The fact that people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I can communicate those basic human emotions. The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when painting them. And if you say you are moved only by their colour relationships then you miss the point.?Mark Rothko

 

JOHN:   What a wonderful sentiment. I read that one of your first attempts to shape a plate of metal involved using a hand-held jigsaw in your original studio which was a shared space with metal workers. Tell us about this first experience and its result.

 

CECILIA: About a year ago my monography 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频‘Flatness in Space?/a> was published by artbook publisher Lecturis in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Art historian Dr. Alistair Rider from Scotland wrote a beautiful essay titled ‘The Cut and The Profile? 

 

I’d like to share a few sentences:

 

“One of Cecilia Vissers?earliest attempts to shape a plate of metal involved using a powerful hand-held jigsaw. She had recently graduated from art school in the Netherlands and established a studio for herself in a building that used to be an old forge. A blacksmith, who was still working in another part of the workshop, had instilled in her a fascination with the ancient art of working with metal, and she was keen to experiment. One day she acquired a long, rectangular plate of steel and made a curved incision, arching away from its straight edge towards the centre of the plate. Then she made another complementary cut a few centimetres to one side, looping inwards to join the first. That was all. The modesty of her intervention attests to the hardness of the steel: it is a material that demands an immense expenditure of energy in order to work it. But she had extracted a notch from the rectangular form, and in so doing had altered its overall shape and proportions.?(Flatness in Space, A.Rider, 2017, p12).

JOHN: We're circled right back to the beginning with this note. Thank you so much for taking us deeper into your work. We are so happy to be able to display these pieces in our gallery. 

 

Curve No. 1, 5,9x61,4x0,5cm, hot rolled steel, 1998 (photo Peter Cox)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This steel sculpture Curve No.1, has become my template, it still lies on my workbench alongside my compass, right angle square and ruler. It serves as a model, and many subsequent works have been inspired by its proportions. In 2017 I decided to make Curve No.2, this work is the long-awaited successor of Curve No.1. I think it perfectly shows my working process. ‘Work comes out of work?

 

Curve No. 2, 12,2x61x1cm, hot rolled steel, black patina, 2017 (photo Peter Cox)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I’m really excited that you’ll show my works in your showroom. Art & architecture belong together, I think they are reinforcing and influencing each other in a very positive way. Thank you, John, for doing this interview! 

 

Faraway I (right) & II (left), ed.12, each part 12,5x17x1,2cm, hot rolled steel, 2014 (photo Peter Cox)

 

Cecilia Vissers

http://ceciliavissers.com/

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-big-window Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:33:59 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-big-window

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Our last weekend at the stone house was all about the large window reveal! Custom made by Peter Tan of Studio Junction, we filled the natural opening that was once a drive through for the horse and buggy, with a large picture window. Literal definition of picture window.

 

Of course I forgot my actual camera to document such a momentous occasion, so iphone will have to do!

 

We woke up to a blanket of snow, a pretty perfect first experience.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Children for scale. Also, how great is it when your kids fight over who gets to wash the window? So great.

 

Originally the window was to go to the floor, but there happened to be a concrete pad already in place to use and we needed to shore it up a bit on the bottom. The bench is an elegant solution that allows for a place to perch.

 

A winter wonderland!

 

Time to get cozy inside.

 

We received a delivery of furniture, which filled out the sitting area nicely. John found an antique Orkney chair, which we've long admired. The Poet Sofa needed to join us too. 

 

We recently fixed all of our Braun record players so one came to the stone house. Currently listening to RAM, inspired by Paul and Linda's country house. Peter Tan of Studio Junction and his amazing crew put together this walnut bookcase with the leftover wood from the storage cabinet.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Looking towards the partially finished kitchen...

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The kids went outside by themselves for a bit!

 

Board game and soup o'clock.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Photogenic in sunlight.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Photogenic when overcast.

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Our last weekend at the stone house was all about the large window reveal! Custom made by Peter Tan of Studio Junction, we filled the natural opening that was once a drive through for the horse and buggy, with a large picture window. Literal definition of picture window.

 

Of course I forgot my actual camera to document such a momentous occasion, so iphone will have to do!

 

We woke up to a blanket of snow, a pretty perfect first experience.

 

Children for scale. Also, how great is it when your kids fight over who gets to wash the window? So great.

 

Originally the window was to go to the floor, but there happened to be a concrete pad already in place to use and we needed to shore it up a bit on the bottom. The bench is an elegant solution that allows for a place to perch.

 

A winter wonderland!

 

Time to get cozy inside.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We received a delivery of furniture, which filled out the sitting area nicely. John found an antique Orkney chair, which we've long admired. The Poet Sofa needed to join us too. 

 

We recently fixed all of our Braun record players so one came to the stone house. Currently listening to RAM, inspired by Paul and Linda's country house. Peter Tan of Studio Junction and his amazing crew put together this walnut bookcase with the leftover wood from the storage cabinet.

 

Looking towards the partially finished kitchen...

 

The kids went outside by themselves for a bit!

 

Board game and soup o'clock.

 

Photogenic in sunlight.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Photogenic when overcast.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-first-snow Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:54:57 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-first-snow

A few weeks ago we got to experience the first dusting of snow at the stone house.

 

Pure magic!

 

Peter Tan of Studio Junction and his crew have been working at the stone house weekly to get the last bit of the reno completed. Up the path, you can see that the large picture window has been installed. They unfortunately tortured us all weekend with the plastic covering, but I guess good things come to those who wait.

 

Another view of the picture window. This window has taken on various iterations in our imaginings. A large swing door inspired by Donald Judd was the top runner for the longest time, however, in the end in order to cut on costs, we decided it wasn't the most logical expense since we plan to inhabit this place more so in the winter time! The other version was to have a fixed window with a door, but I really felt it was important to have an uninterrupted view. I am very pleased with how the fixed window is turning out, as a deep bench has been fashioned from the inside, perfect for daydreaming.

 

The kids finally emerged...

 

This massive tree was still green, it's leaves so thick it was actually raining under the canopy. Unfortunately we missed seeing it turn yellow, and by the time we return all the leaves will be on the ground. Hoping to make a massive leaf pile to jump in.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The snow was perfect for snowballs and snow people/pets. I shared some of those photos on my Instagram stories.

 

Inside view of the picture window and Studio Junction temporary work station. Next visit this window area will be complete! In the meantime, we were debating what to do with this extra space. It was always meant to be a more raw workspace, a spot to get messy with paint and clay. That said, the window beckons for some cozy seating. I feel like the window will be our tv and we will want to sit in front of it all day long. 

 

Another progress view. On the right you see a walnut cabinet that will be used to store winter gear, cleaning materials and any other things we don't want to look at. The cut out in the middle allows light through to the wood door, and also acts as a peekaboo to the outside when you enter. Additionally, that void offers a spot to sit for lacing boots.  

 

 

A little sneak peek of a gorgeous antique cabinet purchased from Japan.  Acquiring that was a not fun adventure - antiquing in Japan from Canada is...discouraged. Also pictured is the Sutoa Drawers from FRAMA. We plan on using it in the creative space.

 

 

We had our first impromptu guests over the weekend. Alex Fida of Angeline's Inn and House of Falconer--check out his instagram @alexfida to see his own renovation/restoration projects--in PEC popped by with some friends. Alex had originally looked at the house when it was for sale so it was exciting to show him all the work we'd done. Thankfully John had overbought food from the Cheese Boutique so we were set to receive guests--though we were short on chairs and plates!

 

Pictured here is the amazing serving bowl with handle by Tomii Takashi and some brass servers by Mami Hasegawa亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. We don't currently have it listed on the website but we do have a few of the serving bowls available in the showroom ($720-$780).

 

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A few weeks ago we got to experience the first dusting of snow at the stone house.

 

Pure magic!

 

Peter Tan of Studio Junction and his crew have been working at the stone house weekly to get the last bit of the reno completed. Up the path, you can see that the large picture window has been installed. They unfortunately tortured us all weekend with the plastic covering, but I guess good things come to those who wait.

 

Another view of the picture window. This window has taken on various iterations in our imaginings. A large swing door inspired by Donald Judd was the top runner for the longest time, however, in the end in order to cut on costs, we decided it wasn't the most logical expense since we plan to inhabit this place more so in the winter time! The other version was to have a fixed window with a door, but I really felt it was important to have an uninterrupted view. I am very pleased with how the fixed window is turning out, as a deep bench has been fashioned from the inside, perfect for daydreaming.

 

The kids finally emerged...

 

This massive tree was still green, it's leaves so thick it was actually raining under the canopy. Unfortunately we missed seeing it turn yellow, and by the time we return all the leaves will be on the ground. Hoping to make a massive leaf pile to jump in.

 

The snow was perfect for snowballs and snow people/pets. I shared some of those photos on my Instagram stories.

 

Inside view of the picture window and Studio Junction temporary work station. Next visit this window area will be complete! In the meantime, we were debating what to do with this extra space. It was always meant to be a more raw workspace, a spot to get messy with paint and clay. That said, the window beckons for some cozy seating. I feel like the window will be our tv and we will want to sit in front of it all day long. 

 

Another progress view. On the right you see a walnut cabinet that will be used to store winter gear, cleaning materials and any other things we don't want to look at. The cut out in the middle allows light through to the wood door, and also acts as a peekaboo to the outside when you enter. Additionally, that void offers a spot to sit for lacing boots.  

 

 

A little sneak peek of a gorgeous antique cabinet purchased from Japan.  Acquiring that was a not fun adventure - antiquing in Japan from Canada is...discouraged. Also pictured is the Sutoa Drawers from FRAMA亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. We plan on using it in the creative space.

 

 

We had our first impromptu guests over the weekend. Alex Fida of Angeline's Inn and House of Falconer--check out his instagram @alexfida to see his own renovation/restoration projects--in PEC popped by with some friends. Alex had originally looked at the house when it was for sale so it was exciting to show him all the work we'd done. Thankfully John had overbought food from the Cheese Boutique so we were set to receive guests--though we were short on chairs and plates!

 

Pictured here is the amazing serving bowl with handle by Tomii Takashi and some brass servers by Mami Hasegawa亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. We don't currently have it listed on the website but we do have a few of the serving bowls available in the showroom ($720-$780).

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-more-details Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:44:47 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-more-details

The guest bedroom is coming together nicely with the addition of the elegant opal glass and oxidised brass Copenhagen table lamp by Space Copenhagen.

 

The door to the guest bedroom doesn't stay where you want it to. This beautiful cast iron acorn shaped doorstop by Eva Shildt and Maja Sten for Svenskt Tenn亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 has been hanging around our house in the city, but with no doors that need stopping, it's finding a more useful life at the stone house.

 

Another shot of the Hans Wegner Peacock chairs. This corner is still in progress.

 

Painting by Sean Stewart.

 

A closeup of the Swedish kakelugn tile stove. Although we have big love for the round versions, it's special to have a mantle to display some beloved objects. Some antique finds on the left, a couple of Masanobu Ando's Box of Air sculptures and a meiping shaped vase acquired at an antique shop/cafe in Japan several years ago.

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The guest bedroom is coming together nicely with the addition of the elegant opal glass and oxidised brass Copenhagen table lamp by Space Copenhagen.

 

The door to the guest bedroom doesn't stay where you want it to. This beautiful cast iron acorn shaped doorstop by Eva Shildt and Maja Sten for Svenskt Tenn has been hanging around our house in the city, but with no doors that need stopping, it's finding a more useful life at the stone house.

 

Another shot of the Hans Wegner Peacock chairs. This corner is still in progress.

 

Painting by Sean Stewart.

 

A closeup of the Swedish kakelugn tile stove. Although we have big love for the round versions, it's special to have a mantle to display some beloved objects. Some antique finds on the left, a couple of Masanobu Ando's Box of Air sculptures and a meiping shaped vase acquired at an antique shop/cafe in Japan several years ago.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-bathroom Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:30:22 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-bathroom

Dreaming of going to the stone house. Don't you just love the deep window sill? Objects are starting to accumulate. Troll Vase by Anderssen & Voll, lavender from Coriander Girl in Picton, a Märta Måås-Fjetterström textile, some natural finds from Frank and Emily's summer stay, a special edition urushi Kin tea light holder by Claesson Koivisto Rune, a watering can bought from an antique market in Tokyo and the newest addition, a brass candle holder found during our last stay at one of the antique shops in Stirling.

 

This old door handle really gets me. Seeing it photographed though, it deserves some better screws...add that to the to do list!

 

John recently installed some Matureware hardware, including this neat adjustible lock, available for special order via Mjölk.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频There are two doors into the bathroom. I think on our next visit we need to sand what appears to be a wood door handle.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Also installed in a few locations are Matureware brass light switches. So much better than the readily available standard plastic. I want to change all our switches everywhere but it only comes in single or double.

 

Enjoying the Alma pendant.

 

The Belgian barber cabinet has a few items in it. I like how we have closed storage in the bottom and then some glass display shelves as well. The other two urushi Kin, plus an antique wooden head and a Byredo  candle from a very kind customer. On top, an antique mask, and Socket Light from Menu (currently in stock despite what the webshop says).

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Overview shot of the bath area, with antique stool. On the wall is a bronze wall vase prototype in the spirit of Masanobu Ando and Tomii Takashi's wall vases. We are hoping to produce some in time for the holidays.

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Dreaming of going to the stone house. Don't you just love the deep window sill? Objects are starting to accumulate. Troll Vase by Anderssen & Voll, lavender from Coriander Girl in Picton, a Märta Måås-Fjetterström textile, some natural finds from Frank and Emily's summer stay, a special edition urushi Kin tea light holder by Claesson Koivisto Rune, a watering can bought from an antique market in Tokyo and the newest addition, a brass candle holder found during our last stay at one of the antique shops in Stirling.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This old door handle really gets me. Seeing it photographed though, it deserves some better screws...add that to the to do list!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频John recently installed some Matureware hardware, including this neat adjustible lock, available for special order via Mjölk.

 

There are two doors into the bathroom. I think on our next visit we need to sand what appears to be a wood door handle.

 

Also installed in a few locations are Matureware brass light switches. So much better than the readily available standard plastic. I want to change all our switches everywhere but it only comes in single or double.

 

Enjoying the Alma pendant.

 

The Belgian barber cabinet has a few items in it. I like how we have closed storage in the bottom and then some glass display shelves as well. The other two urushi Kin, plus an antique wooden head and a Byredo  candle from a very kind customer. On top, an antique mask, and Socket Light亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 from Menu (currently in stock despite what the webshop says).

 

Overview shot of the bath area, with antique stool. On the wall is a bronze wall vase prototype in the spirit of Masanobu Ando and Tomii Takashi's wall vases. We are hoping to produce some in time for the holidays.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-autumn-weekend Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:20:41 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-autumn-weekend

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频It's been awhile since we've been to the Stone House. In part because it's still a little under constuction, but also because of the usual September busyness of back to school and an increase in customers at the shop who have returned from their summer activities. 

 

The kids had a four day weekend over Thanksgiving so we decided we needed to go for a visit. Thankfully Peter Tan from Studio Junction accommodated us, despite his (very tidy) construction zone. 

 

It was heaven. A perfect sort of moody, foggy, drizzly but not too wet weekend. Everyone was so calm and happy, and surprisingly busy with the little things.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I spent quite a bit of time enamoured with the landscape. The colours were just changing so it was mostly golds and greens, with splashes of red and purple. The property becomes so lush over summer it's interesting to see everything wither. 

 

This front area is the only larger open field area that we have. Last year the middle patch was so natural and pretty亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. Our farmer friend razed it last fall and we tried to till and plant wildflowers but unfortunately something else took hold, a variety of very strong grasses/wheat? It didn't have the same appeal so we are going to cut it back again and work a smaller section. I guess it'd be good to have a larger space to play too.

 

I imagine using this open space for archery. It's the one thing from my day camp days that I loved doing and never ever got to do it enough. If anyone has any tips on real kid friendly sets or places to buy, let us know via email. I started looking while in Belleville and am not sure the hunting shops would sell leisure/kid friendly archery equipment.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Under construction, Peter and his crew have been working hard on the drive through doors - they will become a solid wood entryway and on the other side a large picture window. The concrete pads have been poured, hence the protective tent.

 

Glad that the cornfields are still hanging around. They were working across the street on Friday...but seem to get to these fields last which I appreciate.

 

This is the only window we didn't switch out. I am sure we will come to regret that as the wind begins to whistle through. I am enjoying this little view into the kitchen.

 

We are just waiting on the glass panel for this massive picture window that will look out onto our tiny apple orchard. They found a perfectly good concrete pad already there so to make things easier, the window will sit atop a concrete ledge but the bonus is we will have a little bench on the inside, perfect for contemplation.

 

More textures, colour and fog.

 

I found John under the only producing apple tree. Unfortunately all the apples had fallen but he was salvaging what he could.

 

No filter required, these apples are pretty much the only colour going right now.

 

I am pretty envious of John's get up. Where can I buy this without going to the UK? Not a rhetorical question, shoot me a message via juli_at_mjolk instagram or Mjolk email. It sounds silly but I feel I need an appropriate wardrobe of tweeds and horseback riding fashion breeches (I had a great pair from Club Monaco circa 1994. What ever happened to Club Monaco? They lost me awhile back...). 

 

We have lots of little paths around the property. Here I found the kids exploring on their own.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Meanwhile, inside we drank a lot of coffee, had fires, and enjoyed the dark moody interior. The kitchen is obviously still a work in progress but the light, THE LIGHT! It's like living in a Vermeer.

 

On Saturday we went into Belleville, to L'Auberge du France for some promised french fries. Next door is Scalliwag Toys亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 which we popped in to grab a new board game (based on my Instagram Stories and availability, we bought Ticket to Ride). We were feeling a wee bit high on family life and ended up buying the deluxe Brio train set...and a Playmobile bakery too. The owners of the shop were very sweet -- the very reason it's important to SHOP LOCAL. I don't know how this little shop survives with all the big box shopping mall competition but I hope that locals begin to appreciate their very cute and walkable downtown main street. It's high time we reclaim our retail landscape.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A mini tour of Belleville, to inspire you to shop local. 

 

Left: Scalliwag Toys and L'Auberge du France cafe.

 

Middle: Stephen License Bicycles & Hobbies亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 - this place is so classic.  We almost went in but I was feeling reckless and knew I'd end up buying an electric John Deer riding car or something. Also the reason we didn't go into the neighbouring pet shop...that bunny in the window was so cute and living life in a cage that was past due for a clean up. It's important to know when you have no boundaries.

 

Right: We haven't been to The Lark亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 yet, but know many people who have or who know the owners so we look forward to visiting the next time we are up and without kids.

 

Funk & Gruven A-Z 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频antique shop and Howell talking to 1974.

 

Back at the stone house, the kids were playing hide and seek, which always tickles me considering there are nearly no places to hide. Howell usually ends up running shoeless outside in search of cover so Elodie ended up out there too. They returned about 5 minutes later with a bucket of leaves and proceeded to work quietly on the perfectly positioned large scale Fly coffee table亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. Using the leaves they acquired they did leaf studies. Be still my heart!

 

So quiet, so focused.

 

The Hans Wegner Peacock chairs are together again. We just couldn't separate them, despite our best intentions to buy two and sell one to pay for the other.  That corner needs work but it's a great start! It's my newspaper reading corner.

 

Next post will be about some new hardware and small design objects.

 

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It's been awhile since we've been to the Stone House. In part because it's still a little under constuction, but also because of the usual September busyness of back to school and an increase in customers at the shop who have returned from their summer activities. 

 

The kids had a four day weekend over Thanksgiving so we decided we needed to go for a visit. Thankfully Peter Tan from Studio Junction accommodated us, despite his (very tidy) construction zone. 

 

It was heaven. A perfect sort of moody, foggy, drizzly but not too wet weekend. Everyone was so calm and happy, and surprisingly busy with the little things.

 

I spent quite a bit of time enamoured with the landscape. The colours were just changing so it was mostly golds and greens, with splashes of red and purple. The property becomes so lush over summer it's interesting to see everything wither. 

 

This front area is the only larger open field area that we have. Last year the middle patch was so natural and pretty亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. Our farmer friend razed it last fall and we tried to till and plant wildflowers but unfortunately something else took hold, a variety of very strong grasses/wheat? It didn't have the same appeal so we are going to cut it back again and work a smaller section. I guess it'd be good to have a larger space to play too.

 

I imagine using this open space for archery. It's the one thing from my day camp days that I loved doing and never ever got to do it enough. If anyone has any tips on real kid friendly sets or places to buy, let us know via email. I started looking while in Belleville and am not sure the hunting shops would sell leisure/kid friendly archery equipment.

 

Under construction, Peter and his crew have been working hard on the drive through doors - they will become a solid wood entryway and on the other side a large picture window. The concrete pads have been poured, hence the protective tent.

 

Glad that the cornfields are still hanging around. They were working across the street on Friday...but seem to get to these fields last which I appreciate.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This is the only window we didn't switch out. I am sure we will come to regret that as the wind begins to whistle through. I am enjoying this little view into the kitchen.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We are just waiting on the glass panel for this massive picture window that will look out onto our tiny apple orchard. They found a perfectly good concrete pad already there so to make things easier, the window will sit atop a concrete ledge but the bonus is we will have a little bench on the inside, perfect for contemplation.

 

More textures, colour and fog.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I found John under the only producing apple tree. Unfortunately all the apples had fallen but he was salvaging what he could.

 

No filter required, these apples are pretty much the only colour going right now.

 

I am pretty envious of John's get up. Where can I buy this without going to the UK? Not a rhetorical question, shoot me a message via juli_at_mjolk instagram or Mjolk email. It sounds silly but I feel I need an appropriate wardrobe of tweeds and horseback riding fashion breeches (I had a great pair from Club Monaco circa 1994. What ever happened to Club Monaco? They lost me awhile back...). 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We have lots of little paths around the property. Here I found the kids exploring on their own.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Meanwhile, inside we drank a lot of coffee, had fires, and enjoyed the dark moody interior. The kitchen is obviously still a work in progress but the light, THE LIGHT! It's like living in a Vermeer.

 

On Saturday we went into Belleville, to L'Auberge du France for some promised french fries. Next door is Scalliwag Toys which we popped in to grab a new board game (based on my Instagram Stories and availability, we bought Ticket to Ride). We were feeling a wee bit high on family life and ended up buying the deluxe Brio train set...and a Playmobile bakery too. The owners of the shop were very sweet -- the very reason it's important to SHOP LOCAL. I don't know how this little shop survives with all the big box shopping mall competition but I hope that locals begin to appreciate their very cute and walkable downtown main street. It's high time we reclaim our retail landscape.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A mini tour of Belleville, to inspire you to shop local. 

 

Left: Scalliwag Toys and L'Auberge du France cafe.

 

Middle: Stephen License Bicycles & Hobbies亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 - this place is so classic.  We almost went in but I was feeling reckless and knew I'd end up buying an electric John Deer riding car or something. Also the reason we didn't go into the neighbouring pet shop...that bunny in the window was so cute and living life in a cage that was past due for a clean up. It's important to know when you have no boundaries.

 

Right: We haven't been to The Lark亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 yet, but know many people who have or who know the owners so we look forward to visiting the next time we are up and without kids.

 

Funk & Gruven A-Z antique shop and Howell talking to 1974.

 

Back at the stone house, the kids were playing hide and seek, which always tickles me considering there are nearly no places to hide. Howell usually ends up running shoeless outside in search of cover so Elodie ended up out there too. They returned about 5 minutes later with a bucket of leaves and proceeded to work quietly on the perfectly positioned large scale Fly coffee table. Using the leaves they acquired they did leaf studies. Be still my heart!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频So quiet, so focused.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The Hans Wegner Peacock chairs are together again. We just couldn't separate them, despite our best intentions to buy two and sell one to pay for the other.  That corner needs work but it's a great start! It's my newspaper reading corner.

 

Next post will be about some new hardware and small design objects.

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/mjolk-tetsuya-ozawa Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:04:25 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/mjolk-tetsuya-ozawa

Funny story about Tetsuya Ozawa's first shipment to us. It sold out within days of receiving it. We never even had a chance to post it to the website, or share our interview with him here on the journal. This week we received a new shipment of Ozawa-san's beautiful work, so it's the perfect time to share John's interview with him.

 

6 Questions for TETSUYA OZAWA

 

( J = JOHN’s Questions / T = TETSUYA’s Answers, translated by Reiko )

 

 

J : Please give us some insight about who you are, you are based in Tajimi city? 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频T :   My name is Tetsuya Ozawa.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I was born in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture in 1984. 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Graduated from Nagoya University of the Arts in 2008.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Then I have studied and was being an apprentice under the ceramicist Mr. Masamichi Yoshikawa at

Tokoname-shi, Aichi prefecture. I started up my own practice in 2016.

Currently I’m based in Tokoname (*1) , Aichi prefecture.

 

(*1 = Tokoname City = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokoname

Tokoname Ware = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokoname_ware )

 

 

J : What motivates you to make pottery? Did you try to do anything else on your way to becoming a potter? 

 

T : In my hometown Tajimi City, Ceramics are part of our life and there were so many
opportunities to touch clays since I was very young.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Since I realized I would like to be a creator, I think it was natural to start thinking and aiming to be

“Ceramist?as a choice. I decided to be a Ceramist when I was in junior high school, and since then I continue

to pursue studying ceramics in high school, university, and apprenticeship under the ceramicist Mr. Yoshikawa.

 

J : Are there specific forms, history our cultures that inspire your work? 

 

T : I am heavily influenced by tea culture, folk arts, modern craftwork. 

 

I mainly used to make objects and sculpture before, but I started to become attracted by the way ceramics has

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频been used for people’s daily life. I decided to start to make Ceramics for people and people’s life.

 

Currently I am interested in how to use the technique of material layering of abstract paintings such as

the way Mark Rothko did (*2).

 

(*2 = Mark Rothko = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko )

 

I try to produce my ceramics with awareness of what is at my feet and what is surrounding myself.

Like making a little tea pot to the ancient big pottery style from my local Tokoname village.

 

J : The surface of your ceramics is very unique. I believe it is white slip over clay? The texture is very beautiful, how did you come to use this to finish your pieces?

 

T : I use old technique called “KOFUKI ( = dusting )?

I put white soil on the clay which contains a lot of iron, like putting on "make-up?

It is a distinctive technique that creates a soft texture on the surface.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频It does make a totally different texture compared with the regular white porcelains.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频When I started to do experiments, I only put one layer on the surface. I was still wondering if

I could create more complicated textures, like something with dirtiness and some roughness.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Then the paper container that I bought from an antique store caught my eyes.

 

I noticed I could see various colors and expressions on one bowl...such as paper wrinkles,

dirts stuck by being used, deterioration of paints, some brushstrokes to give strength for the substrate of surface etc.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Then I started to create my current style which is putting soil overlap and scraping off repeatedly.

This is the catalyst for when I started to apply it to my own work.

 


J : Is there something special about your process? Or the clay / glazing you use?  

 

T : I originally like mat finish with complex expressions without glaze.

However, experimentally I was looking for something where I could put a delicate gloss like lacquer finish,

I found “Chara" lacquer which is used for Tokoname teapot.

 

“Chara" lacquer was developed for the mass production of Tokoname teapots.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频It is a very unique glaze, It gives a subtle gloss on vessels.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I think the unique and traditional technique of Tokoname-yaki helps me to create my own style. 

All different kind of techniques that has been cultivated since ancient times, such as how to make big objects, 

how to make teapots, and how to bake them.

 

 

J : Besides pottery, what do you enjoy? reading? film? music?

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频T : I like playing the guitar.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Let’s say?I like African American music as the genre of music, especially Pop songs derived from them.

And like?Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B and especially I like artists in my generation. They inspire and stimulate

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频me a lot. I’m listening to them when I'm working in studio.

 

 

J : Thank you very much!

 

 

Shop Tetsuya Ozawa at Mjölk

 

 

 

 

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亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Funny story about Tetsuya Ozawa's first shipment to us. It sold out within days of receiving it. We never even had a chance to post it to the website, or share our interview with him here on the journal. This week we received a new shipment of Ozawa-san's beautiful work, so it's the perfect time to share John's interview with him.

 

6 Questions for TETSUYA OZAWA

 

( J = JOHN’s Questions / T = TETSUYA’s Answers, translated by Reiko )

 

 

J : Please give us some insight about who you are, you are based in Tajimi city? 

 

T :   My name is Tetsuya Ozawa.

I was born in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture in 1984. 

Graduated from Nagoya University of the Arts in 2008.

Then I have studied and was being an apprentice under the ceramicist Mr. Masamichi Yoshikawa at

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Tokoname-shi, Aichi prefecture. I started up my own practice in 2016.

Currently I’m based in Tokoname (*1) , Aichi prefecture.

 

(*1 = Tokoname City = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokoname

Tokoname Ware = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokoname_ware )

 

 

J : What motivates you to make pottery? Did you try to do anything else on your way to becoming a potter? 

 

T : In my hometown Tajimi City, Ceramics are part of our life and there were so many
opportunities to touch clays since I was very young.

Since I realized I would like to be a creator, I think it was natural to start thinking and aiming to be

“Ceramist?as a choice. I decided to be a Ceramist when I was in junior high school, and since then I continue

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频to pursue studying ceramics in high school, university, and apprenticeship under the ceramicist Mr. Yoshikawa.

 

J : Are there specific forms, history our cultures that inspire your work? 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频T : I am heavily influenced by tea culture, folk arts, modern craftwork. 

 

I mainly used to make objects and sculpture before, but I started to become attracted by the way ceramics has

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频been used for people’s daily life. I decided to start to make Ceramics for people and people’s life.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Currently I am interested in how to use the technique of material layering of abstract paintings such as

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频the way Mark Rothko did (*2).

 

(*2 = Mark Rothko = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko )

 

I try to produce my ceramics with awareness of what is at my feet and what is surrounding myself.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Like making a little tea pot to the ancient big pottery style from my local Tokoname village.

 

J : The surface of your ceramics is very unique. I believe it is white slip over clay? The texture is very beautiful, how did you come to use this to finish your pieces?

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频T : I use old technique called “KOFUKI ( = dusting )?

I put white soil on the clay which contains a lot of iron, like putting on "make-up?

It is a distinctive technique that creates a soft texture on the surface.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频It does make a totally different texture compared with the regular white porcelains.

 

When I started to do experiments, I only put one layer on the surface. I was still wondering if

I could create more complicated textures, like something with dirtiness and some roughness.

Then the paper container that I bought from an antique store caught my eyes.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I noticed I could see various colors and expressions on one bowl...such as paper wrinkles,

dirts stuck by being used, deterioration of paints, some brushstrokes to give strength for the substrate of surface etc.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Then I started to create my current style which is putting soil overlap and scraping off repeatedly.

This is the catalyst for when I started to apply it to my own work.

 


J : Is there something special about your process? Or the clay / glazing you use?  

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频T : I originally like mat finish with complex expressions without glaze.

However, experimentally I was looking for something where I could put a delicate gloss like lacquer finish,

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I found “Chara" lacquer which is used for Tokoname teapot.

 

“Chara" lacquer was developed for the mass production of Tokoname teapots.

It is a very unique glaze, It gives a subtle gloss on vessels.

 

I think the unique and traditional technique of Tokoname-yaki helps me to create my own style. 

All different kind of techniques that has been cultivated since ancient times, such as how to make big objects, 

how to make teapots, and how to bake them.

 

 

J : Besides pottery, what do you enjoy? reading? film? music?

 

T : I like playing the guitar.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Let’s say?I like African American music as the genre of music, especially Pop songs derived from them.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频And like?Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B and especially I like artists in my generation. They inspire and stimulate

me a lot. I’m listening to them when I'm working in studio.

 

 

J : Thank you very much!

 

 

Shop Tetsuya Ozawa at Mjölk

 

 

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-bathroom-guest-room Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:21:36 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-bathroom-guest-room

The view from the parlour towards the guest bedroom and the bathroom.

 

A few views into the guest bedroom from the parlour. 

 

Guest bedroom details:

 

Companions Bed 亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频in walnut by Studioilse. Evidently this is the best bed ever.

 

Walnut and cast iron McQueen bedside chest by Matthew Hilton (also available via Mjölk but not currently on our website).

 

Carrie Lamp from Menu is battery operated and handy for walking to the bathroom or contending with bats at night
(aka using as a night light to keep the bats away).

 

Walls are painted with Belgian Wilderness lime fresco from Pure & Original Paint.
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 Same as our showroom, different technique.

 

Not that you can really see it here, but the blue, purple and green flatweave Swedish rug is by Judith Johansson. We were first introduced to her work at JP Willborg in Stockholm (I highly recommend a visit there), where we bought a gorgeous red and blue rug. We then acquired a brown and orange one via auction. So one could say we are fans.

 

Waiting for a desk. Disappointed we cannot place a desk in front of the window but due to a second door that goes into the bathroom the bed is in the way. Mexiko Pendant from Kalmar (for some reason it's not on our website but it is available via Mjölk). A shaker box in the deep set window. Artwork found at an antique market in Tokyo. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A view into the bathroom. To the right of the door is a sandcast brass light switch by Oji Masanori from Futagami. We managed to get a few for the main floor. Adore them.

 

New additions to the bathroom:

 

The poetic Alma pendant light by Tham & Videgard for Wästberg.

 

Black cabinet is a Belgian barber cabinet from the early 1800s.  Don't get me started on the trial
that was acquiring this. 

 

Striped rug was a surprising find from Ikea. We had bought a rug on Etsy and then forgot that we actually bought it, found this rug at Ikea which was perfect, then found out we actually did buy the Etsy rug. Super organized over here! Etsy rug is now bedside in the guest room.

 

 


A view of the white oak console, with baskets from Ingegerd Raman's collection at Ikea. Towel rack and towels from Momogusa. Artwork bought in Japan, by Swedish artist Gunnar Larson.

 

 

 

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The view from the parlour towards the guest bedroom and the bathroom.

 

A few views into the guest bedroom from the parlour. 

 

Guest bedroom details:

 

Companions Bed in walnut by Studioilse. Evidently this is the best bed ever.

 

Walnut and cast iron McQueen bedside chest by Matthew Hilton (also available via Mjölk but not currently on our website).

 

Carrie Lamp from Menu is battery operated and handy for walking to the bathroom or contending with bats at night
(aka using as a night light to keep the bats away).

 

Walls are painted with Belgian Wilderness lime fresco from Pure & Original Paint.
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 Same as our showroom, different technique.

 

Not that you can really see it here, but the blue, purple and green flatweave Swedish rug is by Judith Johansson. We were first introduced to her work at JP Willborg in Stockholm亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 (I highly recommend a visit there), where we bought a gorgeous red and blue rug. We then acquired a brown and orange one via auction. So one could say we are fans.

 

Waiting for a desk. Disappointed we cannot place a desk in front of the window but due to a second door that goes into the bathroom the bed is in the way. Mexiko Pendant亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 from Kalmar (for some reason it's not on our website but it is available via Mjölk). A shaker box in the deep set window. Artwork found at an antique market in Tokyo. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A view into the bathroom. To the right of the door is a sandcast brass light switch by Oji Masanori from Futagami. We managed to get a few for the main floor. Adore them.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频New additions to the bathroom:

 

The poetic Alma pendant light by Tham & Videgard for Wästberg.

 

Black cabinet is a Belgian barber cabinet from the early 1800s.  Don't get me started on the trial
that was acquiring this. 

 

Striped rug was a surprising find from Ikea. We had bought a rug on Etsy and then forgot that we actually bought it, found this rug at Ikea which was perfect, then found out we actually did buy the Etsy rug. Super organized over here! Etsy rug is now bedside in the guest room.

 

 


A view of the white oak console, with baskets from Ingegerd Raman's collection at Ikea. Towel rack and towels from Momogusa. Artwork bought in Japan, by Swedish artist Gunnar Larson.

 

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/norihiko-terayama-mjolk-exhibition Mon, 27 Aug 2018 14:33:14 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/norihiko-terayama-mjolk-exhibition

For years people have admired Norihiko Terayama's large scale flower artwork in our showroom. It was time for another visit from Norihiko and this time he brought with him some versions of this artwork to sell in his second solo exhibition at Mjölk. Unfortunately we are nervous to ship these pieces outside of Toronto, due to their fragility but there are some smaller pieces available here.

 


Along with the framed works, there were flower interventions on found objects and antiques.

 

Antique wooden bucket with floating flowers.

 

Lidded urushi bowl with floating flowers亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 (one left).

 

Antique Lacquerware container with floating flowers.

 

We had three flower rulers available as well. Turns out Norihiko has a few more back in Japan that he will send us. Please email us if you are interested. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Most of the Polygons sold at the event. There are a few beauties left. 

 

Crust of Polygon, Object 1

 

Crust of Polygon, Object 2

 

Crust of Polygon, Object 3

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The opening reception was a lovely evening. It's always so heartwarming how engaged everyone is.

 

Norihiko Terayama at Mjölk.

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For years people have admired Norihiko Terayama's large scale flower artwork in our showroom. It was time for another visit from Norihiko and this time he brought with him some versions of this artwork to sell in his second solo exhibition at Mjölk. Unfortunately we are nervous to ship these pieces outside of Toronto, due to their fragility but there are some smaller pieces available here.

 


Along with the framed works, there were flower interventions on found objects and antiques.

 

Antique wooden bucket with floating flowers.

 

Lidded urushi bowl with floating flowers (one left).

 

Antique Lacquerware container with floating flowers.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We had three flower rulers available as well. Turns out Norihiko has a few more back in Japan that he will send us. Please email us if you are interested. 

 

Most of the Polygons sold at the event. There are a few beauties left. 

 

Crust of Polygon, Object 1

 

Crust of Polygon, Object 2

 

Crust of Polygon, Object 3

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The opening reception was a lovely evening. It's always so heartwarming how engaged everyone is.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Norihiko Terayama at Mjölk.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-the-parlour Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:01:01 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-the-parlour

Ta da! New wall colour in the living room! 

 

We switched out the overworked and underwhelming Elephant Grey for Pure & Original's Old Linen. We are so happy with the change. The room feels calm and warm, and it doesn't interfere with the view outside. It also has less contrast with the chair rail.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I'm going to be honest, I am kind of sad that I am all caught up with these renovation posts. In July we got another shipment of furniture to the stone house. The vintage pieces have been loboriously aquired over the previous two years (remember we put our offer on the stone house back in 2016). 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Furniture in the room:

Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen from &tradition in gold velvet. 

Fly coffee table by Space Copenhagen from &tradition in smoked oak base and Pietro di Fossena marble top.

Vintage chair by Charlotte Perriand.

Vintage Piano by Poul Henningsen (!)

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Vintage rug Snäckorna by Barbro Nilsson.

Vintage rug Hästhov by Marianne Richter.

Framed drawing on left by Sean Stewart.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Framed painting on right by Ellesworth Kelly.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Accessories in the room:

On the left windowsill, a candleholder gift from Malin Appelgren.

On the right windowsill, a sculpture by Falke Svantun.

On the table, sculptures by Masanobu Ando and Keisuke Iwata, accompanied by the Pallo vase
by Carina Seth Andersson.

On the sofa, a lovely soft Japanese Yak Wool blanket from Jurgen Lehl,
which I used this past weekend outside on the new bench, a pillow by Jaime Hayon, and a pillow from Mourne Textiles.

 

Vintage light fixture is by Vilhelm Lauritzen. These fixtures were site specific, for a place called Christiansborg. We actually bought one for a client project and then lucked out finding another one for our own place!

 

A better view of the Hästhov (coltsfoot) rug, and a shaker stand for candlemaking.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The unresolved corner, recently a little more resolved since we brought the second of the Peacock chairs over...

they just begged to stay a pair though we had initially hoped to fund the purchase of one with the sale of the other.

 

Kalmar Hase floor light亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 brings quiet sophistication to the scene.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We have been debating moving an artwork to this wall from home. It's a Joshua Jensen-Nagle piece, all moody and the right colours...but is it too glossy?

 

What do you think?  (let us know via Instagram @mjolkshop or @juli_at_mjolk or @john_at_mjolk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kakelugn looks right at home in this 1840s Georgian parlour room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ta da! New wall colour in the living room! 

 

We switched out the overworked and underwhelming Elephant Grey for Pure & Original's Old Linen亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. We are so happy with the change. The room feels calm and warm, and it doesn't interfere with the view outside. It also has less contrast with the chair rail.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I'm going to be honest, I am kind of sad that I am all caught up with these renovation posts. In July we got another shipment of furniture to the stone house. The vintage pieces have been loboriously aquired over the previous two years (remember we put our offer on the stone house back in 2016). 

 

Furniture in the room:

Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen from &tradition in gold velvet. 

Fly coffee table亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Space Copenhagen from &tradition in smoked oak base and Pietro di Fossena marble top.

Vintage chair by Charlotte Perriand.

Vintage Piano by Poul Henningsen (!)

Vintage rug Snäckorna by Barbro Nilsson.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Vintage rug Hästhov by Marianne Richter.

Framed drawing on left by Sean Stewart.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Framed painting on right by Ellesworth Kelly.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Accessories in the room:

On the left windowsill, a candleholder gift from Malin Appelgren.

On the right windowsill, a sculpture by Falke Svantun.

On the table, sculptures by Masanobu Ando and Keisuke Iwata, accompanied by the Pallo vase
by Carina Seth Andersson.

On the sofa, a lovely soft Japanese Yak Wool blanket from Jurgen Lehl,
which I used this past weekend outside on the new bench, a pillow by Jaime Hayon, and a pillow from Mourne Textiles.

 

Vintage light fixture is by Vilhelm Lauritzen. These fixtures were site specific, for a place called Christiansborg. We actually bought one for a client project and then lucked out finding another one for our own place!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A better view of the Hästhov (coltsfoot) rug, and a shaker stand for candlemaking.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The unresolved corner, recently a little more resolved since we brought the second of the Peacock chairs over...

they just begged to stay a pair though we had initially hoped to fund the purchase of one with the sale of the other.

 

Kalmar Hase floor light brings quiet sophistication to the scene.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We have been debating moving an artwork to this wall from home. It's a Joshua Jensen-Nagle piece, all moody and the right colours...but is it too glossy?

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频What do you think?  (let us know via Instagram @mjolkshop or @juli_at_mjolk or @john_at_mjolk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kakelugn looks right at home in this 1840s Georgian parlour room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-first-sleepover Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:16:08 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-first-sleepover

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Our first sleep over at the stone house occured over a kid-free May long weekend.

 

On the way we stopped at Yorkdale Mall to buy some linens for our bed, only to discover that RH only sells via online (despite their new lavish mall showroom). Scandalized, we grabbed a bite at Jamie Oliver's restaurant, which was actually quite good. We are Jamie fans. I preamble with this to say that we didn't really arrive until about 3pm.

 

We set up the bedroom. Well, at least the kids who aren't here with us are all set up.  We slept on the mattress cover.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The upstairs woodstove didn't end up where we had planned, which is making the space cramped in one corner. Kind of annoying but where we wanted it we had to install the kakelugn, who's pipe comes right up through the floor to the roof. We had really wanted a sitting area for in front of it but now I am not sure what's going to happen.

 

The kid's beds are from Ikea.

 

Early kitchen set up: it's called making do. We have a fridge, a bar cart, a stove and a kitchen table. Keen eyes will note that our table is the Enfield Table, our own production. Early review: we love it.

 

Here John is firing up the wood cook stove for the first time...to reheat our leftover pasta from earlier in the day. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频While we unpack our meagre kitchen items we realize we forgot one essential: mugs for our morning coffee. It's getting late in the day as far as small town life is concerned so I do the 7 minute drive into Stirling and find a little candy/novelty shop that is open. Success and relief! The town provides.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频While we wait for the stove to fire up, we go on a walk about.

6:20pm

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Our lawn maintenance pal Mike makes sure to mow us a path through the meadow, as well as a few openings to the stream, making it quite pleasant to wander around and check out all the sights.

 

Look at that copper trough. So. worth. it. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We were in total awe of the light on this particular evening. It was the warmest of welcomes. The trim, having been painted recently from white to drop cloth, was the perfect choice.

 

Walking through our small orchard that is comprised of about 5 apple trees, with I think two varieties of apple. Last year we didn't get any apples but the year prior we had some really tasty ones.

 

You can see the drive shed in the background. To the immediate left would be the farmer fields (not our property). To the right is a tiny sliver of a forest, and then the stream.

 

This was the first time we experienced spring at the stone house.  Apple blossoms!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Two more angles.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A peek inside the drive shed, with feed bag ghosts.

 

 

Dinner is served, in Jicon dinnerware.

 

Time for another walk about. The view from what will become a corn field (not ours).

7:48pm

 

That night we watched some Westworld and then a bat woke us up at 3am.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Our first morning waking up. I am shocked that this photo was taken at 9:52am, seeing as how the sunlight just comes right on in, and we wake up to the vistas that surround us. Then again, we continue to be sleep deprived parents, in this case, without said children to deprive us.

 

Coffee table is the Fly with Pietro di Fossena top.

 

 

The gloomy day was actually lovely to experience. We anticipate many gloomy days ahead. Lighting is essential. 

 

Left is the Kalmar Hase floor light and a Castor oil lamp
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 which is one of our favourite things to use at the stone house.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Right is the inaugural kakelugn lighting...base plate to follow this coming weekend!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I think we just puttered about after breakfast. John installed stuff, I scraped the paint off some windows (the exterior painters sure made a mess of them!).

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Lunch time already? Keeping it simple.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Very pleased to see a lilac tree out the living room window. This was the first window I cleaned and I loved sitting on the sofa just gazing out this window.

 

Time to walk about! This is from the driveway. John has Piet Oudolf亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 meadow dreams for this space.

Spoiler alert: grass won, not by our choice but by its sheer tenacity.

 

View from the road. Farmer's field is not ours. Our land is kind of triangle shaped. To the left of our drive is a little bunch of trees and a stream and the property widens out past the house.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Took a walk to check out all the lilacs growing roadside. Can you smell it?

 

 

The old pasture and holding pen, lined with lilacs.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Foraging some dandelion leaves.

 

What are these yellow plants? Pretty in the spring but they run absolutely WILD and take over.

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频They are next to the stream.

 

Heating up dinner. I mentioned it's all about slow living right? I am literally posting photos in order that they happened. This was our day. Puttering, eating and walking about.

 

I can't get enough of this oil lamp.

 

Dinner is served, courtesy of Matty Matheson's leftover summer stew that he served at Mjölk's Brian Richer exhibition opening.

 

On this evening, we were also visited by a bat. I will assume it was the same bat as the first night. There always seems to be one bat. I of course know there are like 50 bats, but there is only ever one at a time inside. It's like they stumble in accidentally, I can't even figure out from where because we sealed so much up. Anyway, this time John managed to get it downstairs and out the door, using a Jaime Hayon Pillow.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频On our last day we grudgingly decided to get the primer painted. We added water to the can because the paint is quite thick (suggested) and used a regular roller for this part, just like you would with regular paint.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Not gonna lie, painting always seems like a great idea, like no big deal when you start, but it always takes longer than expected. Then again, the results are worth it.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Final lunch of the weekend. Riveting.

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亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Our first sleep over at the stone house occured over a kid-free May long weekend.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频On the way we stopped at Yorkdale Mall to buy some linens for our bed, only to discover that RH only sells via online (despite their new lavish mall showroom). Scandalized, we grabbed a bite at Jamie Oliver's restaurant, which was actually quite good. We are Jamie fans. I preamble with this to say that we didn't really arrive until about 3pm.

 

We set up the bedroom. Well, at least the kids who aren't here with us are all set up.  We slept on the mattress cover.

 

The upstairs woodstove didn't end up where we had planned, which is making the space cramped in one corner. Kind of annoying but where we wanted it we had to install the kakelugn, who's pipe comes right up through the floor to the roof. We had really wanted a sitting area for in front of it but now I am not sure what's going to happen.

 

The kid's beds are from Ikea.

 

Early kitchen set up: it's called making do. We have a fridge, a bar cart, a stove and a kitchen table. Keen eyes will note that our table is the Enfield Table, our own production. Early review: we love it.

 

Here John is firing up the wood cook stove for the first time...to reheat our leftover pasta from earlier in the day. 

 

While we unpack our meagre kitchen items we realize we forgot one essential: mugs for our morning coffee. It's getting late in the day as far as small town life is concerned so I do the 7 minute drive into Stirling and find a little candy/novelty shop that is open. Success and relief! The town provides.

 

While we wait for the stove to fire up, we go on a walk about.

6:20pm

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Our lawn maintenance pal Mike makes sure to mow us a path through the meadow, as well as a few openings to the stream, making it quite pleasant to wander around and check out all the sights.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Look at that copper trough. So. worth. it. 

 

We were in total awe of the light on this particular evening. It was the warmest of welcomes. The trim, having been painted recently from white to drop cloth, was the perfect choice.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Walking through our small orchard that is comprised of about 5 apple trees, with I think two varieties of apple. Last year we didn't get any apples but the year prior we had some really tasty ones.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频You can see the drive shed in the background. To the immediate left would be the farmer fields (not our property). To the right is a tiny sliver of a forest, and then the stream.

 

This was the first time we experienced spring at the stone house.  Apple blossoms!

 

Two more angles.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A peek inside the drive shed, with feed bag ghosts.

 

 

Dinner is served, in Jicon dinnerware.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Time for another walk about. The view from what will become a corn field (not ours).

7:48pm

 

That night we watched some Westworld and then a bat woke us up at 3am.

 

Our first morning waking up. I am shocked that this photo was taken at 9:52am, seeing as how the sunlight just comes right on in, and we wake up to the vistas that surround us. Then again, we continue to be sleep deprived parents, in this case, without said children to deprive us.

 

Coffee table is the Fly with Pietro di Fossena top.

 

 

The gloomy day was actually lovely to experience. We anticipate many gloomy days ahead. Lighting is essential. 

 

Left is the Kalmar Hase floor light and a Castor oil lamp
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 which is one of our favourite things to use at the stone house.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Right is the inaugural kakelugn lighting...base plate to follow this coming weekend!

 

I think we just puttered about after breakfast. John installed stuff, I scraped the paint off some windows (the exterior painters sure made a mess of them!).

 

Lunch time already? Keeping it simple.

 

Very pleased to see a lilac tree out the living room window. This was the first window I cleaned and I loved sitting on the sofa just gazing out this window.

 

Time to walk about! This is from the driveway. John has Piet Oudolf meadow dreams for this space.

Spoiler alert: grass won, not by our choice but by its sheer tenacity.

 

View from the road. Farmer's field is not ours. Our land is kind of triangle shaped. To the left of our drive is a little bunch of trees and a stream and the property widens out past the house.

 

Took a walk to check out all the lilacs growing roadside. Can you smell it?

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The old pasture and holding pen, lined with lilacs.

 

Foraging some dandelion leaves.

 

What are these yellow plants? Pretty in the spring but they run absolutely WILD and take over.

They are next to the stream.

 

Heating up dinner. I mentioned it's all about slow living right? I am literally posting photos in order that they happened. This was our day. Puttering, eating and walking about.

 

I can't get enough of this oil lamp.

 

Dinner is served, courtesy of Matty Matheson's leftover summer stew that he served at Mjölk's Brian Richer exhibition opening.

 

On this evening, we were also visited by a bat. I will assume it was the same bat as the first night. There always seems to be one bat. I of course know there are like 50 bats, but there is only ever one at a time inside. It's like they stumble in accidentally, I can't even figure out from where because we sealed so much up. Anyway, this time John managed to get it downstairs and out the door, using a Jaime Hayon Pillow.

 

On our last day we grudgingly decided to get the primer painted. We added water to the can because the paint is quite thick (suggested) and used a regular roller for this part, just like you would with regular paint.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Not gonna lie, painting always seems like a great idea, like no big deal when you start, but it always takes longer than expected. Then again, the results are worth it.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Final lunch of the weekend. Riveting.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-moving-in Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:14:55 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-moving-in

The plastic is off the floor and we've started to move furniture in!

 

First you will notice that we sanded the original floors down, applied lye and soap to get the pale natural look.

 

Actually who am I kidding, the first thing you probably noticed is the gorgeous Märta Måås-Fjetterström Snäckorna rug, designed by Barbro Nilsson in 1943. Dream rug won at auction.

 

Also in the photo is a vintage Hans Wegner Peacock Chair with Icelandic Sheepskin and a Shaker Yarn Basket from our That Is Best Which Works Best Exhibition.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I don't really want to spend much time indulging you in this living room as is here. I do like for you to see that sometimes one has to go with one's gut and make a change--and that yes, even we make mistakes. The grey was chosen when we had a completely different intention, and it turned out to not even be the grey we intended! Between not feeling settled on the colour, and the painter overworking it anyway, it wasn't such an ordeal to have to repaint it ourselves. Plus we got the opportunity to work with the Pure & Original paint product we are selling at the shop. I am pretty sure you are going to like where we do end up taking it (two posts from now)!

 

The sofa is the Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen. Gold velvet with smoked oak legs, you may have seen it in the showroom. More photos to come.

 

That Playsam Saab Roadster ride on car has been sitting in our basement for 8 years. We originally had it in the showroom when we carried Playsam, but it never sold and since we knew we were having kids we figured we'd just hold onto it. Because of it's width I found when the kids were smaller they couldn't make it go, so now they are just the perfect age for it and they had fun zooming around the summer kitchen on their first visit up.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频In the upstairs bedroom we have the unique issue of three beds in one room ("Goodnight Ma! Goodnight Pa!"). We looked for a long time to find something a bit more fun for the kids, but not so much fun that it clashed with the grownup natural linen vibe.

 

Camomile London亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 is a splurge, but these linens should last us a long time. We liked that we could layer different prints and colours. Unfortunately when we were buying they were quite sold out (Elodie is more a purple kid) but we made it work pretty well I think.

 

This photo was taken after unpacking the linens in the guest bedroom. More on this rug later.

 

Some teaser shots of the upstairs. It's completely different than we first imagined.

 

Let's check in on the bathroom again, just because it's pretty and the trim is now painted.

 

Gubi Bestlight sconce, Circle Mirror from FRAMA, Apothecary Hand Wash from FRAMA, Sink from Kohler, White Oak basin stand made by Studio Junction, towels from Momogusa. Skin Powder lime fresco paint from Pure & Original.

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亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The plastic is off the floor and we've started to move furniture in!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频First you will notice that we sanded the original floors down, applied lye and soap to get the pale natural look.

 

Actually who am I kidding, the first thing you probably noticed is the gorgeous Märta Måås-Fjetterström Snäckorna rug, designed by Barbro Nilsson in 1943. Dream rug won at auction.

 

Also in the photo is a vintage Hans Wegner Peacock Chair with Icelandic Sheepskin and a Shaker Yarn Basket from our That Is Best Which Works Best Exhibition.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I don't really want to spend much time indulging you in this living room as is here. I do like for you to see that sometimes one has to go with one's gut and make a change--and that yes, even we make mistakes. The grey was chosen when we had a completely different intention, and it turned out to not even be the grey we intended! Between not feeling settled on the colour, and the painter overworking it anyway, it wasn't such an ordeal to have to repaint it ourselves. Plus we got the opportunity to work with the Pure & Original paint product we are selling at the shop. I am pretty sure you are going to like where we do end up taking it (two posts from now)!

 

The sofa is the Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen. Gold velvet with smoked oak legs, you may have seen it in the showroom. More photos to come.

 

That Playsam Saab Roadster ride on car has been sitting in our basement for 8 years. We originally had it in the showroom when we carried Playsam, but it never sold and since we knew we were having kids we figured we'd just hold onto it. Because of it's width I found when the kids were smaller they couldn't make it go, so now they are just the perfect age for it and they had fun zooming around the summer kitchen on their first visit up.

 

In the upstairs bedroom we have the unique issue of three beds in one room ("Goodnight Ma! Goodnight Pa!"). We looked for a long time to find something a bit more fun for the kids, but not so much fun that it clashed with the grownup natural linen vibe.

 

Camomile London亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 is a splurge, but these linens should last us a long time. We liked that we could layer different prints and colours. Unfortunately when we were buying they were quite sold out (Elodie is more a purple kid) but we made it work pretty well I think.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This photo was taken after unpacking the linens in the guest bedroom. More on this rug later.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Some teaser shots of the upstairs. It's completely different than we first imagined.

 

Let's check in on the bathroom again, just because it's pretty and the trim is now painted.

 

Gubi Bestlight sconce, Circle Mirror from FRAMA, Apothecary Hand Wash from FRAMA, Sink from Kohler, White Oak basin stand made by Studio Junction, towels from Momogusa. Skin Powder lime fresco paint from Pure & Original.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-summer-kitchen-progress Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:55:15 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-summer-kitchen-progress

Let's take a peek into the summer kitchen.

 

See that plastic section of wall? Hopefull by the end of September it will be a large picture window. We are working yet again with the amazing Studio Junction. They will be crafting our kitchen, the large window, and our main entrance. The spaces where the window and entrance are located used to be a "drive through" door to drive horse and buggy through to unload goods. Wild.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Just off the living room is a door. Why is this not our front door you ask? Good question, sometimes I wonder that myself. But then I think about muddy boots and snowsuits being flomped down in the middle of the kitchen and dining area, and I am reminded why we are building yet another entrance (which will be to the left of this one, accompanied by a big storage unit to hide all the stuff).

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Another view of this side of the room. You can see where the new entrance will go, where the bright light is coming from on the left of the photo. We decided since it's visible from the driveway that we would make it all wood for privacy.

 

In this corner, where the big picture window is going to be, will be our creative space/ a space to contemplate. So excited about having a spot where I don't have to be so neurotic about our children's art making. Pictured is Mike, amazing guy all around (currently taking care of our lawn) probably showing John a video of all the snakes in our basement. Haha. Snakes are good luck right?

 

Continuing the tour around the summer kitchen, lo and behold, the cooker has been installed. We deliberated forever on where to locate this. Originally a cabinet was supposed to go here but the location we wanted for the cooker didn't really work for the installation.

 

In order to fulfill our little house on the prairie dreams, only a wood cooker would do. We found the answer in this Esse 990 Wood-Fired Cooker. Some people may scoff at us for going this route (these city folk don't know what they are getting into, there's a reason for modern conveniences!), but it's all about slow living baby.

 

The firebox is in the top left corner. It's an interesting system, whereby, should one read the manual, one would discover that if you flip a switch, the smoke redirects through the system to heat the ovens. Reading the manual is essential or you will be waiting several hours to heat up a pizza. Just saying. Read the manual.  The cooktop on the left side gets going way faster, within 30 minutes. The oven I think takes a little over an hour if done correctly. It is also helpful to have woodworker friends who can offload their excess wood to your cooker needs.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Guess what? We are one post away from our first sleepover visit. Exciting stuff, thanks for hanging in for the ride!

 

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Let's take a peek into the summer kitchen.

 

See that plastic section of wall? Hopefull by the end of September it will be a large picture window. We are working yet again with the amazing Studio Junction亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. They will be crafting our kitchen, the large window, and our main entrance. The spaces where the window and entrance are located used to be a "drive through" door to drive horse and buggy through to unload goods. Wild.

 

Just off the living room is a door. Why is this not our front door you ask? Good question, sometimes I wonder that myself. But then I think about muddy boots and snowsuits being flomped down in the middle of the kitchen and dining area, and I am reminded why we are building yet another entrance (which will be to the left of this one, accompanied by a big storage unit to hide all the stuff).

 

Another view of this side of the room. You can see where the new entrance will go, where the bright light is coming from on the left of the photo. We decided since it's visible from the driveway that we would make it all wood for privacy.

 

In this corner, where the big picture window is going to be, will be our creative space/ a space to contemplate. So excited about having a spot where I don't have to be so neurotic about our children's art making. Pictured is Mike亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频, amazing guy all around (currently taking care of our lawn) probably showing John a video of all the snakes in our basement. Haha. Snakes are good luck right?

 

Continuing the tour around the summer kitchen, lo and behold, the cooker has been installed. We deliberated forever on where to locate this. Originally a cabinet was supposed to go here but the location we wanted for the cooker didn't really work for the installation.

 

In order to fulfill our little house on the prairie dreams, only a wood cooker would do. We found the answer in this Esse 990 Wood-Fired Cooker. Some people may scoff at us for going this route (these city folk don't know what they are getting into, there's a reason for modern conveniences!), but it's all about slow living baby.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The firebox is in the top left corner. It's an interesting system, whereby, should one read the manual, one would discover that if you flip a switch, the smoke redirects through the system to heat the ovens. Reading the manual is essential or you will be waiting several hours to heat up a pizza. Just saying. Read the manual.  The cooktop on the left side gets going way faster, within 30 minutes. The oven I think takes a little over an hour if done correctly. It is also helpful to have woodworker friends who can offload their excess wood to your cooker needs.

 

Guess what? We are one post away from our first sleepover visit. Exciting stuff, thanks for hanging in for the ride!

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-may-update Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:24:12 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-may-update

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This is a photo of a once neglected but now very happy stone farmhouse with a new cedar shake roof. 

 

Not going to lie, this was a painful if not reckless financial choice. However, onward we move, knowing we shouldn't have to worry about the roof for many years to come. It adds texture and warmth, it's a natural material, and it will fade to grey over time, to match the stone. No regrets. The copper eaves seem like an additional extravagance, however, they honestly weren't much more than regular painted eaves troughs.

 

Just wait until you see it all with newly painted trim. It positively glows with warmth and joy.

 

Upstairs progress: We painted out the staircase with Pure & Original Classico chalk paint in Provincial Gold. This colour is a nod to the window and trim which were originally painted out a simliar colour (see below).

 

The other upstairs addition is the Shaker Stove from Wittus, designed by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen. Since the furnace isn't connected to the second floor, we figured a cozy fire would be a good idea.  How could we not go with this stove? Inspired by shaker stoves but practical for today's needs. And yes, we need to extend the base out...we'll get to that... 

 

Original house tour.

 
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This is a photo of a once neglected but now very happy stone farmhouse with a new cedar shake roof. 

 

Not going to lie, this was a painful if not reckless financial choice. However, onward we move, knowing we shouldn't have to worry about the roof for many years to come. It adds texture and warmth, it's a natural material, and it will fade to grey over time, to match the stone. No regrets. The copper eaves seem like an additional extravagance, however, they honestly weren't much more than regular painted eaves troughs.

 

Just wait until you see it all with newly painted trim. It positively glows with warmth and joy.

 

Upstairs progress: We painted out the staircase with Pure & Original Classico chalk paint in Provincial Gold亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. This colour is a nod to the window and trim which were originally painted out a simliar colour (see below).

 

The other upstairs addition is the Shaker Stove from Wittus亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频, designed by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen. Since the furnace isn't connected to the second floor, we figured a cozy fire would be a good idea.  How could we not go with this stove? Inspired by shaker stoves but practical for today's needs. And yes, we need to extend the base out...we'll get to that... 

 

Original house tour.

 
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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-swedish-kakelugn Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:16:45 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-swedish-kakelugn

 

 

 

Did I mention we are dreamers?

 

A standout feature of Scandinavian interiors is the beautiful ceramic tile Kakelugn stove. The all white cylindrical version is possibly the most iconic, however, one can find them in all shapes, sizes and colours--even painted tile. As admirers of Nordic design, we are naturally drawn to the ceramic ornamentation found on these stoves paired with pale wood floors, crown molding and modernist furniture. 

That being said, these stoves are more than mere decoration. The way the chimney system works, it retains the heat from the first firing in the morning throughout the day, radiating soft warmth for a long period of time without having to use a lot of wood.

 

So...I can hear you asking. Where on earth did you find this, and how on earth did you get it to small town Ontario from Sweden? Cue John and his internet wanderings again. Purchased from Lindholm Kakelugnar, the interaction was pretty seamless and Mats was very helpful in organizing everything. We used our usual freight forwarder to get it to Toronto, and then our amazing local movers to get it to the country. 

 

By the way, ignore the grey paint job behind, it got destroyed and we ended up moving in a new direction anyway...
a surprise for later.

 

It took awhile to secure a certified stove mason in Ontario willing to put it together for us but eventually we found Alex Chernov. First step was to build a masonry stove, then they had to put all the numbered tiles in the correct location.

There is a very special way to construct a masonry stove like this. It cannot be made with cement of any kind, and the fillings have to be made with a chalk pudding instead of mortar. Alex and his assistant worked patiently and efficiently, producing a beautiful and authentic end product.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频For us finding a stove that would fit in a rural enviroment, in such an old home, was really important. This motif is only found on stoves from Gotland, a Swedish island famous for its stone cottages and craft culture. The stove was built originally around 200 years ago, and you can find stoves by the same stove master in Hotel Stelor in Gotland. 

 

The brass door is a nice detail.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Under construction, pre filling.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The view from the summer kitchen.

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Did I mention we are dreamers?

 

A standout feature of Scandinavian interiors is the beautiful ceramic tile Kakelugn stove. The all white cylindrical version is possibly the most iconic, however, one can find them in all shapes, sizes and colours--even painted tile. As admirers of Nordic design, we are naturally drawn to the ceramic ornamentation found on these stoves paired with pale wood floors, crown molding and modernist furniture. 

That being said, these stoves are more than mere decoration. The way the chimney system works, it retains the heat from the first firing in the morning throughout the day, radiating soft warmth for a long period of time without having to use a lot of wood.

 

So...I can hear you asking. Where on earth did you find this, and how on earth did you get it to small town Ontario from Sweden? Cue John and his internet wanderings again. Purchased from Lindholm Kakelugnar, the interaction was pretty seamless and Mats was very helpful in organizing everything. We used our usual freight forwarder to get it to Toronto, and then our amazing local movers to get it to the country. 

 

By the way, ignore the grey paint job behind, it got destroyed and we ended up moving in a new direction anyway...
a surprise for later.

 

It took awhile to secure a certified stove mason in Ontario willing to put it together for us but eventually we found Alex Chernov. First step was to build a masonry stove, then they had to put all the numbered tiles in the correct location.

There is a very special way to construct a masonry stove like this. It cannot be made with cement of any kind, and the fillings have to be made with a chalk pudding instead of mortar. Alex and his assistant worked patiently and efficiently, producing a beautiful and authentic end product.

 

For us finding a stove that would fit in a rural enviroment, in such an old home, was really important. This motif is only found on stoves from Gotland, a Swedish island famous for its stone cottages and craft culture. The stove was built originally around 200 years ago, and you can find stoves by the same stove master in Hotel Stelor in Gotland. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The brass door is a nice detail.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Under construction, pre filling.

 

The view from the summer kitchen.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/mjolk-showroom-frama Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:38:13 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/mjolk-showroom-frama

We've been admirers of FRAMA since we had the Anderssen & Voll Garden Works launch party at Kollected by in Oslo several years ago. Shop owners and stylists stylists Kråkvik & D'Orazio have been long time supporters of FRAMA.

 

We then visited the Frama showroom for the first time in Copenhagen, and were further amazed with their poetic blend of rational industrial design and craft. Their work conjures for us images of black and white photographs of old French ateliers, studios furnished with functional and strong furniture yet visually delicate and slender. Industrial yet at the same time softened with natural materials like oak and leather. 

We hope you will enjoy these pieces as much as we do.

 

Triangolo Chair
Design by Architect Per Holland Bastrup, 1989. Signature Collection.
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 Even though the Triangolo chair was created several decades ago it goes hand in hand with the Frama principles of strong geometric forms and simple lines. 

 

Circle Mirror and Adam stool in oak.
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 Occasionally we see a form that speaks on its own. The round mirrors are an example of just this. A classic round mirror with beveled edges mounted to a solid oak back. Visible screws celebrate the analogue approach to this 50's inspired piece. The visual purity of the round shape is honoured by its material composition. 

 

Rivet Box Table and Rivet Round Side Table

Aluminium can be difficult to weld and screw. With that in mind a riveting/tenon technique was developed for the Rivet project. This was also a way to experiment with different variations of visual assembling. The straightforward design is laser cut and hammered by hand, which puts it in a category between craftsmanship and industrial production.

 

 

Frama St. Pauls Collection of Apothecary
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 includes handwash, hand lotion and scents.


Apothecary is made locally in Denmark. Notes of Sandalwood, Cedar Wood, and Ylang Ylang.
 The Apothecary collection is produced with 100% natural ingredients and in Italian glass bottles.

 

The Adam Stool collection is inspired by industrial design, an artist's studio, and a workshop. The functionality and simplicity of the design, combined with strong materials, gives these stools a structural and utilitarian approach. 

 

Sutoa亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 means to contain in Japanese.


Sutoa drawer fulfills the aesthetic look of a storage chest. 
It is based on a discreet steel frame combined with wooden stack-able drawers in massive oak. Boxes of different sizes serves various purposes to contain. The gap between the boxes becomes the handle and small wheels at the back is very useful to change the placement of Sutoa. 

Also pictured is the Frama shallow shelf.

 

Sintra Table
Designed by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen


亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 Suitable as a coffee table or side table where the contrast between the soft warm cork, meets the cold smooth marble. The distinction between the two shapes gives the impression of two worlds meeting one another. 

 

FRAMA at Kollected by in Oslo, 2016

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Pictured: Sintra tables, Shallow Shelf, and 9,5° chair.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Pictured: Shallow Shelf, Adam Stool and Trestle Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We've been admirers of FRAMA since we had the Anderssen & Voll Garden Works launch party at Kollected by in Oslo several years ago. Shop owners and stylists stylists Kråkvik & D'Orazio have been long time supporters of FRAMA.

 

We then visited the Frama showroom for the first time in Copenhagen, and were further amazed with their poetic blend of rational industrial design and craft. Their work conjures for us images of black and white photographs of old French ateliers, studios furnished with functional and strong furniture yet visually delicate and slender. Industrial yet at the same time softened with natural materials like oak and leather. 

We hope you will enjoy these pieces as much as we do.

 

Triangolo Chair
Design by Architect Per Holland Bastrup, 1989. Signature Collection.
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 Even though the Triangolo chair was created several decades ago it goes hand in hand with the Frama principles of strong geometric forms and simple lines. 

 

Circle Mirror and Adam stool in oak.
Occasionally we see a form that speaks on its own. The round mirrors are an example of just this. A classic round mirror with beveled edges mounted to a solid oak back. Visible screws celebrate the analogue approach to this 50's inspired piece. The visual purity of the round shape is honoured by its material composition. 

 

Rivet Box Table and Rivet Round Side Table

Aluminium can be difficult to weld and screw. With that in mind a riveting/tenon technique was developed for the Rivet project. This was also a way to experiment with different variations of visual assembling. The straightforward design is laser cut and hammered by hand, which puts it in a category between craftsmanship and industrial production.

 

 

Frama St. Pauls Collection of Apothecary
includes handwash, hand lotion and scents.


Apothecary is made locally in Denmark. Notes of Sandalwood, Cedar Wood, and Ylang Ylang.
 The Apothecary collection is produced with 100% natural ingredients and in Italian glass bottles.

 

The Adam Stool collection is inspired by industrial design, an artist's studio, and a workshop. The functionality and simplicity of the design, combined with strong materials, gives these stools a structural and utilitarian approach. 

 

Sutoa means to contain in Japanese.


Sutoa drawer fulfills the aesthetic look of a storage chest. 
It is based on a discreet steel frame combined with wooden stack-able drawers in massive oak. Boxes of different sizes serves various purposes to contain. The gap between the boxes becomes the handle and small wheels at the back is very useful to change the placement of Sutoa. 

Also pictured is the Frama shallow shelf.

 

Sintra Table
Designed by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen


Suitable as a coffee table or side table where the contrast between the soft warm cork, meets the cold smooth marble. The distinction between the two shapes gives the impression of two worlds meeting one another. 

 

FRAMA at Kollected by in Oslo, 2016

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Pictured: Sintra tables, Shallow Shelf, and 9,5° chair.

 

Pictured: Shallow Shelf, Adam Stool and Trestle Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/new-de-la-espada-at-mjolk Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:31:31 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/new-de-la-espada-at-mjolk

We just received some stunning new pieces from De La Espada. They are so new they aren't yet on our website, so we thought we'd give you a quick preview here. Click here to see more available items from this collections.

 

Belle Reeve Sofa by Nichetto Studio, starting from $17,795

 

Check out the lattice woodwork and elegant brass legs.

 

Also pitcured: the Neri & Hu Commune bench which is being used as a coffee table.

 

Handle Side Table by Neri & Hu, brass and white oiled oak, $1600
Also pictured: Cyclades vase by Nick Ross, $140

 

Solo Desk (starting from $5995) and Chair in Danish oiled walnut, both by Neri & Hu. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Antique Korean moon jar in the background, $3975

 

Elliot Dining Chair (starting from $1595) by Jason Miller and Solo Dining Table by Neri & Hu. 

 

Woodworking through-tenon detail with wedge

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Raf Simons Ria woven fabric

 



 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Composition of Elliot chair and Solo dining table. 

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We just received some stunning new pieces from De La Espada亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. They are so new they aren't yet on our website, so we thought we'd give you a quick preview here. Click here to see more available items from this collections.

 

Belle Reeve Sofa by Nichetto Studio, starting from $17,795

 

Check out the lattice woodwork and elegant brass legs.

 

Also pitcured: the Neri & Hu Commune bench which is being used as a coffee table.

 

Handle Side Table by Neri & Hu, brass and white oiled oak, $1600
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 Also pictured: Cyclades vase by Nick Ross, $140

 

Solo Desk (starting from $5995) and Chair亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 in Danish oiled walnut, both by Neri & Hu. 

 

Antique Korean moon jar in the background, $3975

 

Elliot Dining Chair (starting from $1595) by Jason Miller and Solo Dining Table by Neri & Hu. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Woodworking through-tenon detail with wedge

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Raf Simons Ria woven fabric

 



 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Composition of Elliot chair and Solo dining table. 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-tile Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:23:44 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-tile

Originally when we received our new windows we had them painted out a grey-blue colour (a little too blue if you ask me - you can see a smidge of it peeking out in the photo above behind the screen). We decided it wasn't the right colour after all, and since we needed to paint out all the trim anyway, we switched to Farrow & Ball Drop Cloth. 

 

 

 

Roofing progress. Being reminded of March is totally bumming me out.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Inside, Scott is working on the stone, repointing the walls and building stone window sills.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频But wait, what is this?

 

Boxes of tile components, each labelled with code.

 

Elements of a Swedish Kakelugn. This particular tile stove was made in Gotland, Sweden. We hired a local stove master to build a masonry stove (to code) for this kakelugn shell.  

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亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Originally when we received our new windows we had them painted out a grey-blue colour (a little too blue if you ask me - you can see a smidge of it peeking out in the photo above behind the screen). We decided it wasn't the right colour after all, and since we needed to paint out all the trim anyway, we switched to Farrow & Ball Drop Cloth. 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Roofing progress. Being reminded of March is totally bumming me out.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Inside, Scott is working on the stone, repointing the walls and building stone window sills.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频But wait, what is this?

 

Boxes of tile components, each labelled with code.

 

Elements of a Swedish Kakelugn. This particular tile stove was made in Gotland, Sweden. We hired a local stove master to build a masonry stove (to code) for this kakelugn shell.  

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-march-update Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:59:10 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-march-update

You've seen this photo before but something has changed.

 

This is the part of the renovation where it becomes a runaway train.  Anyone who has done a large renovation before knows what I am talking about, right? You're busy patting yourself on the back because you are on budget and then all of a sudden you aren't and then you throw your hands up in the air and go all in like you're one of the Rockefellers. After giving the roof some thought we decided to invest in a cedar roof. Continuing the dreamer theme, we knew we wouldn't be satisfied by anything else. Don't worry, those green eaves troughs are being changed out too, because they either remain the forever troughs or you do it up with copper to avoid being angry every time you pull up the driveway. Very Mjölk of us.

 

Inside, the painting with Pure & Original lime fresco paint continues. We decided to try the criss cross technique and it appears our painter found it challenging. The green guest room looks pretty good but the grey living room became over worked. We also found the grey wasn't what we intended, or maybe we simply had a change of heart...all I know is it was bugging us.

 

Oh hello there. We've been here before. Now with pretty Pure & Original Lime Fresco paint in Skin Powder.

 

We have made bathroom progress! John got the old timey styled toilet off of Wayfair, of all places. The sink is a Kohler. Originally we had bought an old stone sink from the same place as the tub but it broke before shipping. We had to scramble to find an alternative.  The sink console was made by Studio Junction.

 

Favourite detail: the old door handle and latch. Heart eyes all around.

 

Upstairs, we have been so fortunate to find some great workers for this project. Number one on our list is Mike from Great Lawns Property Care & Maintenance out of Belleville. Initially we hired him to do our outside yard maintenance and snow plowing but the timing was right and they were happy to take on extra work over the winter, doing odd jobs inside for us. Mike has an awesome worker, Scott, who did so much for us, including a lot of stone work thanks to his knowledge as a stone mason. He repointed sections of the interior stone and also finished off the window sills (pictured, the lime mortar is still wet which is why it's darker).

 

Feeling so finished upstairs! Oh and note up in the top right corner, we added two new small windows. There were boarded up holes there so we figured the windows would finish it off well, aesthetically and also preventatively (critters). Can't wait to pull up the plastic.

 

The small orchard (5 apple trees) and junk pile, looking perfectly bleak.

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You've seen this photo before but something has changed.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This is the part of the renovation where it becomes a runaway train.  Anyone who has done a large renovation before knows what I am talking about, right? You're busy patting yourself on the back because you are on budget and then all of a sudden you aren't and then you throw your hands up in the air and go all in like you're one of the Rockefellers. After giving the roof some thought we decided to invest in a cedar roof. Continuing the dreamer theme, we knew we wouldn't be satisfied by anything else. Don't worry, those green eaves troughs are being changed out too, because they either remain the forever troughs or you do it up with copper to avoid being angry every time you pull up the driveway. Very Mjölk of us.

 

Inside, the painting with Pure & Original lime fresco paint亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 continues. We decided to try the criss cross technique and it appears our painter found it challenging. The green guest room looks pretty good but the grey living room became over worked. We also found the grey wasn't what we intended, or maybe we simply had a change of heart...all I know is it was bugging us.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Oh hello there. We've been here before. Now with pretty Pure & Original Lime Fresco paint in Skin Powder.

 

We have made bathroom progress! John got the old timey styled toilet off of Wayfair, of all places. The sink is a Kohler. Originally we had bought an old stone sink from the same place as the tub but it broke before shipping. We had to scramble to find an alternative.  The sink console was made by Studio Junction.

 

Favourite detail: the old door handle and latch. Heart eyes all around.

 

Upstairs, we have been so fortunate to find some great workers for this project. Number one on our list is Mike from Great Lawns Property Care & Maintenance out of Belleville. Initially we hired him to do our outside yard maintenance and snow plowing but the timing was right and they were happy to take on extra work over the winter, doing odd jobs inside for us. Mike has an awesome worker, Scott, who did so much for us, including a lot of stone work thanks to his knowledge as a stone mason. He repointed sections of the interior stone and also finished off the window sills (pictured, the lime mortar is still wet which is why it's darker).

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Feeling so finished upstairs! Oh and note up in the top right corner, we added two new small windows. There were boarded up holes there so we figured the windows would finish it off well, aesthetically and also preventatively (critters). Can't wait to pull up the plastic.

 

The small orchard (5 apple trees) and junk pile, looking perfectly bleak.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-floors Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:14:45 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-floors

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Late February, the upstairs floors received some patch work repairs and sanding to attempt to even them out and clean the boards up.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频An exposed copper pipe was our solution to a plumbing issue that couldn't be buried.

 

Finally, a mousy discovery was made under the wood windowsills: mouse hotels! We brought the window sill back to the stone while we thought about a finishing solution.

 

Amazing how the sunlight transforms the space. Here you can see the smoked oak ceiling that was installed. 

 

 

Downstairs, the bathroom is getting drywalled.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Outside we are considering the roof, and how we can't seem to escape all the hidden leaks. Everyone says this is a tin roof for life ("they don't make them like they used to"). Originally we were going to paint it in the spring but we have decided to remove any doubt and put a new roof on.

 

You may also notice that you cannot see the 6 over 6 lines on the windows. This is because we initially painted them a grey blue colour and you can't see it for the screens and bright white. In the end we decided we wanted to head in a different direction...stay tuned to see what colour we choose! 

 

Ahhh February, that point in the year where you become very very done with winter.

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Late February, the upstairs floors received some patch work repairs and sanding to attempt to even them out and clean the boards up.

 

An exposed copper pipe was our solution to a plumbing issue that couldn't be buried.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Finally, a mousy discovery was made under the wood windowsills: mouse hotels! We brought the window sill back to the stone while we thought about a finishing solution.

 

Amazing how the sunlight transforms the space. Here you can see the smoked oak ceiling that was installed. 

 

 

Downstairs, the bathroom is getting drywalled.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Outside we are considering the roof, and how we can't seem to escape all the hidden leaks. Everyone says this is a tin roof for life ("they don't make them like they used to"). Originally we were going to paint it in the spring but we have decided to remove any doubt and put a new roof on.

 

You may also notice that you cannot see the 6 over 6 lines on the windows. This is because we initially painted them a grey blue colour and you can't see it for the screens and bright white. In the end we decided we wanted to head in a different direction...stay tuned to see what colour we choose! 

 

Ahhh February, that point in the year where you become very very done with winter.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-february-update Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:59:40 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-february-update

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频January was a quiet month, I am not even sure we even visited the Stone House. Work started up again in February, with the installation of new windows! 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Originally we weren't going to invest in new windows but after evaluating the condition of the chewed out upstairs windows and deciding we wanted to replace them with 6 over 6 double hung, there was no turning back. We looked at Marvin, and dreamers do as dreamers do, we proceeded to annoy them with our seemingly ridiculous purist requests. 

 

The modern window game is all about vinyl and gas filled double pane. They really had a hard time understanding our desire for wood windows. We also disputed over the visible stainless metal pieces you inevitably see in the double pane window. We knew it would bother us to no end. So we finally agreed to an energy panel solution, which is basically a removable extra window panel that sits discreetly inside the frame.

 

In the end we are really happy that we replaced the windows.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I realize I didn't really say anything about the marble tub so for those who are wondering, during John's internet wanderings, he found a place online, based out of Spain, that had acquired a bunch of decommissioned tubs from an Italian spa.  Since we already deal with importing and shipping from Europe, it wasn't as daunting of a task to order.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Painting has started in the guest bedroom. Here you see the primer coat for Belgian Wilderness from Pure & Original paints. Trim hasn't been painted yet.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频In the parlour the primer coat for Elephant has been applied. 

 

The summer kitchen has some progress to show. The beams above have all been sanded so now they contrast less with the ceiling boards. In even bigger news, the Esse stove arrived. More on this later...

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Upstairs in the bedroom, the insulation is in the ceiling and the framer has reinforced the roof, and laid the new ceiling, using smoked oak boards.

 

A pretty substantial jump forward!

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January was a quiet month, I am not even sure we even visited the Stone House. Work started up again in February, with the installation of new windows! 

 

Originally we weren't going to invest in new windows but after evaluating the condition of the chewed out upstairs windows and deciding we wanted to replace them with 6 over 6 double hung, there was no turning back. We looked at Marvin, and dreamers do as dreamers do, we proceeded to annoy them with our seemingly ridiculous purist requests. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The modern window game is all about vinyl and gas filled double pane. They really had a hard time understanding our desire for wood windows. We also disputed over the visible stainless metal pieces you inevitably see in the double pane window. We knew it would bother us to no end. So we finally agreed to an energy panel solution, which is basically a removable extra window panel that sits discreetly inside the frame.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频In the end we are really happy that we replaced the windows.

 

I realize I didn't really say anything about the marble tub so for those who are wondering, during John's internet wanderings, he found a place online, based out of Spain, that had acquired a bunch of decommissioned tubs from an Italian spa.  Since we already deal with importing and shipping from Europe, it wasn't as daunting of a task to order.

 

Painting has started in the guest bedroom. Here you see the primer coat for Belgian Wilderness from Pure & Original paints. Trim hasn't been painted yet.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频In the parlour the primer coat for Elephant has been applied. 

 

The summer kitchen has some progress to show. The beams above have all been sanded so now they contrast less with the ceiling boards. In even bigger news, the Esse stove arrived. More on this later...

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Upstairs in the bedroom, the insulation is in the ceiling and the framer has reinforced the roof, and laid the new ceiling, using smoked oak boards.

 

A pretty substantial jump forward!

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/new-mjolk-aframe-sign Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:31:16 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/new-mjolk-aframe-sign

I cannot believe that our first A-frame sign was made seven years ago! Read about our attempt at shou sugi ban (charred cedar) and collaboration with local artist Melinda Josie over on Kitka. With all the wild weather, our sign was looking pretty rough so we commissioned Renaud Sauvé and Gilbert Garcia亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 to create a fresh presence.

 

Gilbert dropped it off near the end of last week and our minds were blown.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Renaud created handpainted porcelain tiles...

 

...with beautiful imagery of some of the products we are known to carry.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Contrasted with the more minimalist Open side, is this gorgeous painting that includes antiques, a vase by Renaud and a favourite Luca Nichetto design, Sucabaruca!

 

 

A detail close up. Insert emoji with the eyes popping out of the face here.

 

Gilbert Garcia did the weighted frame, with some additional beautiful brass and rope details.

 

John also invested in some new trees. It's nice to have our storefront looking as nice as the interior again!

 

 

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I cannot believe that our first A-frame sign was made seven years ago! Read about our attempt at shou sugi ban (charred cedar) and collaboration with local artist Melinda Josie over on Kitka. With all the wild weather, our sign was looking pretty rough so we commissioned Renaud Sauvé and Gilbert Garcia亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 to create a fresh presence.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Gilbert dropped it off near the end of last week and our minds were blown.

 

Renaud created handpainted porcelain tiles...

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频...with beautiful imagery of some of the products we are known to carry.

 

Contrasted with the more minimalist Open side, is this gorgeous painting that includes antiques, a vase by Renaud and a favourite Luca Nichetto design, Sucabaruca!

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频A detail close up. Insert emoji with the eyes popping out of the face here.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Gilbert Garcia did the weighted frame, with some additional beautiful brass and rope details.

 

John also invested in some new trees. It's nice to have our storefront looking as nice as the interior again!

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/tomii-takashi-new-works Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:40:31 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/tomii-takashi-new-works

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频It's taken awhile but we are excited to get some new pieces from Japanese wood artisan Tomii Takashi.

 

We visited Tomii Takashi at his home in Japan years ago, and featured him in an interview in Mjolk Book Volume II. I thought it may be fun to share a few outtakes from that visit. Tomii and his family have since moved to a new home further north, so we hope to visit again one day.

 

First stop was Gallery Yamahon. Set in the countryside, the gallery carries works by contemporary Japanese artisans. True to Japanese style, they also have a nice cafe for refreshments.

 

The view across the street from the gallery. 

 

Off to lunch!

 

Missing Japanese food right now. There sure is a dearth of quality in our area. The closest we have are Imanishi and Shunoko, but boy could we use something closer!

 

We arrive at Tomii's home, located in a pastoral setting, in an old farmhouse. As mentioned he has since moved from here, but it was so great to be able to see this type of home personally.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Time for sweets and tea.

 

Some beautiful objects along the windowsill.

 

Checking out our first ever order with Tomii.

 

Heading out to the wood studio, about a 10-15 minute drive away in an old school.

 

Working on a blossom dish.

 

Check out Mjolk Book Volume II for more!

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亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频It's taken awhile but we are excited to get some new pieces from Japanese wood artisan Tomii Takashi.

 

We visited Tomii Takashi at his home in Japan years ago, and featured him in an interview in Mjolk Book Volume II. I thought it may be fun to share a few outtakes from that visit. Tomii and his family have since moved to a new home further north, so we hope to visit again one day.

 

First stop was Gallery Yamahon. Set in the countryside, the gallery carries works by contemporary Japanese artisans. True to Japanese style, they also have a nice cafe for refreshments.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The view across the street from the gallery. 

 

Off to lunch!

 

Missing Japanese food right now. There sure is a dearth of quality in our area. The closest we have are Imanishi and Shunoko, but boy could we use something closer!

 

We arrive at Tomii's home, located in a pastoral setting, in an old farmhouse. As mentioned he has since moved from here, but it was so great to be able to see this type of home personally.

 

Time for sweets and tea.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Some beautiful objects along the windowsill.

 

Checking out our first ever order with Tomii.

 

Heading out to the wood studio, about a 10-15 minute drive away in an old school.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Working on a blossom dish.

 

Check out Mjolk Book Volume II for more!

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-marble-tub Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:28:50 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-marble-tub

Super not cool of us to be posting winter photos when summer is just getting started (then again, we have a heat warning today in Toronto so...maybe this will cool you down?). We'll try to get through this as quickly as possible. But winter is one of the reasons we bought this property. To have a place to escape to, to be able to play outside in the snow. 

 

Right before the New Year, we headed to the stone house to meet a special delivery: an antique marble tub from Europe. We told you we were dreamers...

 

For this particular delivery we enlisted the skills of Braymore. We've used this company three times (twice for pianos) and they are the best with moving special and challenging large scale items. Not only are they incredibly professional, they are courteous and pleasant.

 

On the left is where the tub will go. You can get a peek at the sanded floor! The effort that went into sanding the layers of shellac off these floors should not be underestimated. Many sanding pads were used in the effort.

 

On the right, the tub made it in one piece into the kitchen. Here the movers are calculating the next step of getting it down a ramp into the bathroom, without it falling through the floor, which is reinforced but not throughout the entire space. I'll post the nail biting video to @mjolkshop instagram stories.

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Meanwhile, the plasterer is busy working in the living room.

 

Slowly lowering the tub to the floor, using a system of blocks.

 

Mission accomplished! 

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Super not cool of us to be posting winter photos when summer is just getting started (then again, we have a heat warning today in Toronto so...maybe this will cool you down?). We'll try to get through this as quickly as possible. But winter is one of the reasons we bought this property. To have a place to escape to, to be able to play outside in the snow. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Right before the New Year, we headed to the stone house to meet a special delivery: an antique marble tub from Europe. We told you we were dreamers...

 

For this particular delivery we enlisted the skills of Braymore亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频. We've used this company three times (twice for pianos) and they are the best with moving special and challenging large scale items. Not only are they incredibly professional, they are courteous and pleasant.

 

On the left is where the tub will go. You can get a peek at the sanded floor! The effort that went into sanding the layers of shellac off these floors should not be underestimated. Many sanding pads were used in the effort.

 

On the right, the tub made it in one piece into the kitchen. Here the movers are calculating the next step of getting it down a ramp into the bathroom, without it falling through the floor, which is reinforced but not throughout the entire space. I'll post the nail biting video to @mjolkshop instagram stories.

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Meanwhile, the plasterer is busy working in the living room.

 

Slowly lowering the tub to the floor, using a system of blocks.

 

Mission accomplished! 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-dec-progress Tue, 15 May 2018 14:39:45 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-dec-progress

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Wallpaper has been fully removed and plaster repair has begun. 

 

Don't you just adore the mottled plaster? Maybe we should have kept it. We didn't. But our paint decision in the guest bedroom was informed by the current colour. We chose Pure & Original's Belgian Wilderness (and later we also chose the same colour for our back showroom at Mjolk!).

 

Check out the simple but nice molding in the windows. We'll be keeping all the molding.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Out in the living room, the walls also have an interesting texture and colour (which, spoiler alert, subconsciously ends up informing our colour choice as well).  The light continues to be beautiful, even in December.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This side, not as much! 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The summer kitchen is coming along! The concrete has been poured, and there is a new drop ceiling of whitewashed rough boards. We're thinking the beams need some refinishing now.

 

The green tape on the floor is us trying to figure out how the kitchen will be placed. We've worked through many variations as the space is a bit odd, with several doors, and a low window.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频You can see here that one of the beams has been refinished. It's nice to have things fresh and bright. Originally when we started this project we wanted to head in a darker more moody aesthetic but we can't seem to help ourselves with the pale wood.

 

Not much has happened upstairs, besides being cleaned up. There is frost on the inside of the roof...a worrisome sight since we have no aspirations to replace the roof...

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亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Wallpaper has been fully removed and plaster repair has begun. 

 

Don't you just adore the mottled plaster? Maybe we should have kept it. We didn't. But our paint decision in the guest bedroom was informed by the current colour. We chose Pure & Original亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频's Belgian Wilderness (and later we also chose the same colour for our back showroom at Mjolk!).

 

Check out the simple but nice molding in the windows. We'll be keeping all the molding.

 

Out in the living room, the walls also have an interesting texture and colour (which, spoiler alert, subconsciously ends up informing our colour choice as well).  The light continues to be beautiful, even in December.

 

This side, not as much! 

 

The summer kitchen is coming along! The concrete has been poured, and there is a new drop ceiling of whitewashed rough boards. We're thinking the beams need some refinishing now.

 

The green tape on the floor is us trying to figure out how the kitchen will be placed. We've worked through many variations as the space is a bit odd, with several doors, and a low window.

 

You can see here that one of the beams has been refinished. It's nice to have things fresh and bright. Originally when we started this project we wanted to head in a darker more moody aesthetic but we can't seem to help ourselves with the pale wood.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Not much has happened upstairs, besides being cleaned up. There is frost on the inside of the roof...a worrisome sight since we have no aspirations to replace the roof...

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-oct-progress Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:08:37 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-oct-progress

Wallpaper removal progress in the parlour. The demo team gave up and left the rest for the painter.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The guest bedroom is at a stand still.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The room that is designated to become the bathroom was in the worst shape on the main floor so we have decided to pull it back and drywall.

 

Really nothing much happening in here except the gorgeous late autumn light. It's going to be so spectacular when we are settled in. A part of us wants to leave the plaster as is but we will be testing out Pure & Original paint instead.

 

I just love the space, with the farmhouse staircase to the second floor. I still remember a similar stair at my grandparent's house.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频In other news, the fill was laid down and I didn't bother to photograph it. The insulation and pipes have been laid for infloor radiant heating. We figured it was the best way to maintain the temperature in this space. The main floor of the house is forced air, and in the upstairs bedroom we will be mostly relying on a wood stove. We may regret this.

 

The summer kitchen is a big space! Next step is concrete.

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亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Wallpaper removal progress in the parlour. The demo team gave up and left the rest for the painter.

 

The guest bedroom is at a stand still.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The room that is designated to become the bathroom was in the worst shape on the main floor so we have decided to pull it back and drywall.

 

Really nothing much happening in here except the gorgeous late autumn light. It's going to be so spectacular when we are settled in. A part of us wants to leave the plaster as is but we will be testing out Pure & Original paint instead.

 

I just love the space, with the farmhouse staircase to the second floor. I still remember a similar stair at my grandparent's house.

 

In other news, the fill was laid down and I didn't bother to photograph it. The insulation and pipes have been laid for infloor radiant heating. We figured it was the best way to maintain the temperature in this space. The main floor of the house is forced air, and in the upstairs bedroom we will be mostly relying on a wood stove. We may regret this.

 

The summer kitchen is a big space! Next step is concrete.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-demo-upstairs Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:13:57 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-demo-upstairs

Well this isn't what we expected!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We were having a hard time visualizing framing this space out but now that it's one wide open space, it feels impossible to chop it up again. Gone are the walls, cracked plaster and ceiling that concealed years of critter life. We have decided to keep the bedroom as one space, which we will share with the kids, because who are we kidding anyway, there is no way they will want to sleep alone.

 

These low windows with Southern exposure create wonderful light effects throughout the day.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The floor is in relatively good shape, nothing a sand and refinish can't fix.

 

Another notable element is the vaulted ceiling and beams. Now that we are keeping this space as one room, we can also keep the high ceiling.

 

It seems that originally the summer kitchen was built at a later date, compromising the window on the left.  This wall is where our king size bed is going to go. We finally learned to go big,
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 as the children will inevitably want to climb in with us.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频I really wish we didn't have to build a railing where the stairs are, but of course it's important to protect us all from not falling down the stairs. We'll have to figure something out that doesn't distract from the openness. We plan on incorporating the gold colour in the stairwell as a nod to the original scheme.

 

Outside we explored a bit. I wanted to checkout the hill, for future tobogganing needs. It's a nice long run, not to steep, but satisfying. Technically not our property but we have an agreeable relationship with the farmer who owns the surrounding land.

 

Fall colours are beautiful.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The drive shed is another project for the future.

 

Howell playing on the dirt fill for the summer kitchen floor.

 

 

So much to look at and explore. In October that lovely patch of wildflowers/grasses/weeds was mowed. I think we prefer it to be filled in a bit but it's nice to get a sense of the space empty. The weather was so ideal, we were able to set Howell up with some distractions while we puttered around with the workers.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频More pretty fall colours. Due to the warm fall we didn't really get an explosion of colour on the trees but there was certainly enough subtle things happening to keep us content.

 

 
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亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Well this isn't what we expected!

 

We were having a hard time visualizing framing this space out but now that it's one wide open space, it feels impossible to chop it up again. Gone are the walls, cracked plaster and ceiling that concealed years of critter life. We have decided to keep the bedroom as one space, which we will share with the kids, because who are we kidding anyway, there is no way they will want to sleep alone.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频These low windows with Southern exposure create wonderful light effects throughout the day.

 

The floor is in relatively good shape, nothing a sand and refinish can't fix.

 

Another notable element is the vaulted ceiling and beams. Now that we are keeping this space as one room, we can also keep the high ceiling.

 

It seems that originally the summer kitchen was built at a later date, compromising the window on the left.  This wall is where our king size bed is going to go. We finally learned to go big,
as the children will inevitably want to climb in with us.

 

I really wish we didn't have to build a railing where the stairs are, but of course it's important to protect us all from not falling down the stairs. We'll have to figure something out that doesn't distract from the openness. We plan on incorporating the gold colour in the stairwell as a nod to the original scheme.

 

Outside we explored a bit. I wanted to checkout the hill, for future tobogganing needs. It's a nice long run, not to steep, but satisfying. Technically not our property but we have an agreeable relationship with the farmer who owns the surrounding land.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Fall colours are beautiful.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The drive shed is another project for the future.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Howell playing on the dirt fill for the summer kitchen floor.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频So much to look at and explore. In October that lovely patch of wildflowers/grasses/weeds was mowed. I think we prefer it to be filled in a bit but it's nice to get a sense of the space empty. The weather was so ideal, we were able to set Howell up with some distractions while we puttered around with the workers.

 

More pretty fall colours. Due to the warm fall we didn't really get an explosion of colour on the trees but there was certainly enough subtle things happening to keep us content.

 

 
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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-demo Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:19:47 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-demo

September 2017

 

"What have we done?", we said. 

 

Classic stage one of a reno. This is the floor below the plywood boards in the summer kitchen.
Don't worry, we promise there was nothing worth salvaging in this room.

 

Suddenly everything seemed so overwhelming. 

 

 

The demolition crew did a great job, completing the work in a reasonable amount of time. They said it wasn't even the worst they've ever seen. Encouraging!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The bulk of the demolition effort was focused on the summer kitchen and the upstairs. The parlour and two side rooms had been preserved so it was just a matter of peeling off some old wallpaper.

 

In the beginning Howell would accompany us. Here he is pretty chuffed to have scored a sucker from the local diner (spoiler alert, it was later accidentally and sadly dropped in the dirt).

 

Meanwhile, outside, what a gorgeous autumn we had in 2017. Here is the little field out front, covered in wildflowers, or as the farmer calls them, weeds.  We are trying to figure out how to have a little wildflower meadow here while maintaining a space to run free, since we are surrounded on all sides by farm fields. For the past few years it has been a tall wall of corn, that rustles in the breeze and creates a natural fence. In 2018 we will be getting a
wheat field along one side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频This gorgeous Norway Maple in the front is quite old and is in some rough shape. I hope when we trim it it won't lose its energy. It would have been perfect for a swing but we have concerns about weak limbs.

 
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September 2017

 

"What have we done?", we said. 

 

Classic stage one of a reno. This is the floor below the plywood boards in the summer kitchen.
Don't worry, we promise there was nothing worth salvaging in this room.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Suddenly everything seemed so overwhelming. 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The demolition crew did a great job, completing the work in a reasonable amount of time. They said it wasn't even the worst they've ever seen. Encouraging!

 

The bulk of the demolition effort was focused on the summer kitchen and the upstairs. The parlour and two side rooms had been preserved so it was just a matter of peeling off some old wallpaper.

 

In the beginning Howell would accompany us. Here he is pretty chuffed to have scored a sucker from the local diner (spoiler alert, it was later accidentally and sadly dropped in the dirt).

 

Meanwhile, outside, what a gorgeous autumn we had in 2017. Here is the little field out front, covered in wildflowers, or as the farmer calls them, weeds.  We are trying to figure out how to have a little wildflower meadow here while maintaining a space to run free, since we are surrounded on all sides by farm fields. For the past few years it has been a tall wall of corn, that rustles in the breeze and creates a natural fence. In 2018 we will be getting a
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 wheat field along one side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This gorgeous Norway Maple in the front is quite old and is in some rough shape. I hope when we trim it it won't lose its energy. It would have been perfect for a swing but we have concerns about weak limbs.

 
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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-first-glance Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:03:39 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-first-glance

We walked up the overgrown drive towards the extension, known as the "summer kitchen". Summer kitchens were once used for cooking during the summer months and messy chores like laundry, so that the main house kept clean and at a more comfortable temperature. This particular version also has a set of drive through doors so they could have the horse and carriage go right through the building.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The realtor was using the large drive through door as the access point so we in effect entered into what could only be described as an unfinished garage like space.

 

Moving through the door, it quickly became clear that the previous owner spent all of his time in this summer kitchen space. It was chopped up into three rooms, a windowless bathroom, a small bedroom and a kitchen and sitting area. 

 

Some personal remnants.

 

The nice thing about the summer kitchen is that it was obviously and immediately deemed everything must go

 

In the parlour, looking towards the summer kitchen, we peeled off some wallpaper to reveal the plaster. Thankfully the plaster and wood floors on the first floor of the main house are mostly in great shape. A momentary win!

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频In the parlour looking towards two rooms, the left will be a guest bedroom and the right will be the bathroom. 

 

Looking toward the parlour from what will be the bathroom.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频On the left, a close up of the plaster and very simple woodwork. A part of me wishes we could leave it as is, but another part of me feels a desperate need to freshen everything up. Besides, there are repairs that needed to be done. On the right, the classic farmhouse staircase to the second floor.

 

Oh boy. Where downstairs was positively cheery and manageable, upstairs was basically scary. We later learned that the house had been dubbed the bat house

 

Colour scheme is not bad, I guess.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Gorgeous views from every window. We later learned there are mouse hotel rooms under the window sills.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Layers of wallpaper. We take inspiration from the gold.

 

Old note, Dec 3 1950 age 14

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Look at those plank doors. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The plaster. The room on the left in particular was falling apart. The boarded up window is an unfortunate loss from when the summer kitchen addition was built.

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Looking back towards the stairs. I really cannot believe we bought this house after seeing the upstairs. Ha! 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Interior demolition is up next!

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We walked up the overgrown drive towards the extension, known as the "summer kitchen". Summer kitchens were once used for cooking during the summer months and messy chores like laundry, so that the main house kept clean and at a more comfortable temperature. This particular version also has a set of drive through doors so they could have the horse and carriage go right through the building.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The realtor was using the large drive through door as the access point so we in effect entered into what could only be described as an unfinished garage like space.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Moving through the door, it quickly became clear that the previous owner spent all of his time in this summer kitchen space. It was chopped up into three rooms, a windowless bathroom, a small bedroom and a kitchen and sitting area. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Some personal remnants.

 

The nice thing about the summer kitchen is that it was obviously and immediately deemed everything must go

 

In the parlour, looking towards the summer kitchen, we peeled off some wallpaper to reveal the plaster. Thankfully the plaster and wood floors on the first floor of the main house are mostly in great shape. A momentary win!

 

In the parlour looking towards two rooms, the left will be a guest bedroom and the right will be the bathroom. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Looking toward the parlour from what will be the bathroom.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频On the left, a close up of the plaster and very simple woodwork. A part of me wishes we could leave it as is, but another part of me feels a desperate need to freshen everything up. Besides, there are repairs that needed to be done. On the right, the classic farmhouse staircase to the second floor.

 

Oh boy. Where downstairs was positively cheery and manageable, upstairs was basically scary. We later learned that the house had been dubbed the bat house

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Colour scheme is not bad, I guess.

 

 

Gorgeous views from every window. We later learned there are mouse hotel rooms under the window sills.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Layers of wallpaper. We take inspiration from the gold.

 

Old note, Dec 3 1950 age 14

 

Look at those plank doors. 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The plaster. The room on the left in particular was falling apart. The boarded up window is an unfortunate loss from when the summer kitchen addition was built.

 

 

 

Looking back towards the stairs. I really cannot believe we bought this house after seeing the upstairs. Ha! 

 

Interior demolition is up next!

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-introduction Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:41:12 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/stone-house-introduction

Several years ago, lost in the midst of raising two small children and running our shop, we began to yearn for a place of calm. We were already fortunate to have the inhereted family cottage, however summers seemed even more hectic and the beach community has so much energy and structure, it wasn't providing the grounding we were craving. 

 

We also have a serious little house on the prairie pioneering itch to scratch, and so began the hunt for a farm house. Naturally it couldn't be just any farm house. Round one included two visits to a lovely log house near Horseshoe Valley but something just wasn't quite right. Plus the 100 acres seemed overwhelming when it was discovered you can't just go wandering into the woods (you have to actually prune and create paths...no time for that!).

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Round two brought us out to a stone house near Belleville. The initial website images were enough to scare anyone away but encouraged by the temptation of a little getaway to nearby Prince Edward County got us through the door. Once inside we were nervous. It was rough and unlived in for a few years, and smelled so badly. Yet, there was something magical. It was August and the house was surrounded on three sides by fields of tall corn stalks. A small grouping of trees and a stream ran along the property line. It was peaceful and despite the decrepitness of the interior, the exterior stone suggested solidity, strength and security.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We didn't depart sold, but we arrived at the Drake Devonshire for lunch about an hour and a half later, and within minutes of sitting down, we were feverishly contacting the agent to put in an offer. Funny how these things happen.

 

We hope that you follow our journey in bringing this old stone home back to life.

 

 

 

 

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Several years ago, lost in the midst of raising two small children and running our shop, we began to yearn for a place of calm. We were already fortunate to have the inhereted family cottage, however summers seemed even more hectic and the beach community has so much energy and structure, it wasn't providing the grounding we were craving. 

 

We also have a serious little house on the prairie pioneering itch to scratch, and so began the hunt for a farm house. Naturally it couldn't be just any farm house. Round one included two visits to a lovely log house near Horseshoe Valley but something just wasn't quite right. Plus the 100 acres seemed overwhelming when it was discovered you can't just go wandering into the woods (you have to actually prune and create paths...no time for that!).

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Round two brought us out to a stone house near Belleville. The initial website images were enough to scare anyone away but encouraged by the temptation of a little getaway to nearby Prince Edward County got us through the door. Once inside we were nervous. It was rough and unlived in for a few years, and smelled so badly. Yet, there was something magical. It was August and the house was surrounded on three sides by fields of tall corn stalks. A small grouping of trees and a stream ran along the property line. It was peaceful and despite the decrepitness of the interior, the exterior stone suggested solidity, strength and security.

 

We didn't depart sold, but we arrived at the Drake Devonshire for lunch about an hour and a half later, and within minutes of sitting down, we were feverishly contacting the agent to put in an offer. Funny how these things happen.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频We hope that you follow our journey in bringing this old stone home back to life.

 

 

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/non-finito-exhibition-mjolk-2018 Wed, 23 May 2018 13:41:09 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/non-finito-exhibition-mjolk-2018  

On Thursday, May 17 we hosted Brian Richer of Castor with his first solo stone carving exhibition at Mjolk.  The show runs until the end of the month so pop by in person if you can! Otherwise, here's a little pictoral overview of the show.

 

Non-Finito Vase, limestone - $700 (edition of 3 - for brevity we are using the term edition to mean there will be a maximum quantity made, though they aren't technically an edition because they are made by hand)

 

On the left is a wood stand holding Brian's tools, which Brian made himself. 

 

Non-Finito Bowl - $700 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

Close up of tools.

 

Brian's handmade tools on the left.
We also left some of our antiques in the mix, as they complimented the stone work beautifully.

 

 

Non-Finito Alabaster Cube - $975 (edition of 1) and the only piece made of alabaster.

 

 

 

Non-Finito Copper Bowl - $1200 (edition of 1)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Close up: Brian grew the copper onto the marble bowl.

 

Non-Finito Tall Flower Vase - $2400 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

Non-Finito Stool - $2400 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

Non-Finito Shaker Table - $5400 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

"There's a Judd in that stone!" - $5400 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The stone carver: Brian Richer

 

The night of the opening was so much fun. New and familiar faces turned up to see the work, enjoy a cold Ace Hill beer and some truly lovely Japanese inspired stew made by Matty Matheson. Thank you Matty for the food and your time serving and chatting with all the guests. Unfortunately I neglected to get a photo...too busy enjoying the evening. Check out the highlight reel on the @mjolkshop instagram.

 

Finally, a shout out to Ace Hill brewery for supplying our beverages for the evening.

 

 

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On Thursday, May 17 we hosted Brian Richer of Castor with his first solo stone carving exhibition at Mjolk.  The show runs until the end of the month so pop by in person if you can! Otherwise, here's a little pictoral overview of the show.

 

Non-Finito Vase, limestone - $700 (edition of 3 - for brevity we are using the term edition to mean there will be a maximum quantity made, though they aren't technically an edition because they are made by hand)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频On the left is a wood stand holding Brian's tools, which Brian made himself. 

 

Non-Finito Bowl - $700 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

Close up of tools.

 

Brian's handmade tools on the left.
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 We also left some of our antiques in the mix, as they complimented the stone work beautifully.

 

 

Non-Finito Alabaster Cube - $975 (edition of 1) and the only piece made of alabaster.

 

 

 

Non-Finito Copper Bowl - $1200 (edition of 1)

 

Close up: Brian grew the copper onto the marble bowl.

 

Non-Finito Tall Flower Vase - $2400 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

Non-Finito Stool - $2400 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

Non-Finito Shaker Table - $5400 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

"There's a Judd in that stone!" - $5400 (limestone, edition of 3)

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The stone carver: Brian Richer

 

The night of the opening was so much fun. New and familiar faces turned up to see the work, enjoy a cold Ace Hill beer and some truly lovely Japanese inspired stew made by Matty Matheson. Thank you Matty for the food and your time serving and chatting with all the guests. Unfortunately I neglected to get a photo...too busy enjoying the evening. Check out the highlight reel on the @mjolkshop instagram.

 

Finally, a shout out to Ace Hill brewery for supplying our beverages for the evening.

 

 

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/nonfinito-brian-richer-exhibition Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:43:14 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/nonfinito-brian-richer-exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Finito

 

The Captive (or ‘unfinished? figures of Michelangelo are the primary inspiration for the series by Brian Richer. The Creative Director at Castor Design is also a trained stone carver. He has worked on many architecturally significant buildings in North America, and has explored captives for years.  

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The Captive sculptures are simple forms, carved using only hand tools, mallet, and chisel. Unlike most sculptors—who built a model and then marked up their block of marble to know where to carve—Michelangelo always worked freehand. He saw the sculptor’s job was to reveal the work that already existed within the stone. In these figures one can still see the grooves from the chisel, the process of the work, revealing the hand of the sculptor.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The Captive collection is one that presents classic forms (such as a stone bowl, a Shaker table, a Donald Judd chair, etc.) emerging from rough blocks of Indiana Limestone. Each object is partially consumed by the natural material in either a roughed or rectilinear shape. The series ascribes the same value to these pieces of furniture that is given to Michelangelo’s figures. The result is both recognizable and venerable at once.

 

Non-Finito: a solo exhibition of captive stone carving by Brian Richer. Ace Hill drinks and stew will be served at the opening reception by Brian Richer and chef Matty Matheson.

 

OPENING RECEPTION
    Thursday, May 17, 7?pm

Mjölk

2959 Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON, Canada

M6P 1Z2

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Non-Finito

 

The Captive (or ‘unfinished? figures of Michelangelo are the primary inspiration for the series by Brian Richer. The Creative Director at Castor Design is also a trained stone carver. He has worked on many architecturally significant buildings in North America, and has explored captives for years.  

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The Captive sculptures are simple forms, carved using only hand tools, mallet, and chisel. Unlike most sculptors—who built a model and then marked up their block of marble to know where to carve—Michelangelo always worked freehand. He saw the sculptor’s job was to reveal the work that already existed within the stone. In these figures one can still see the grooves from the chisel, the process of the work, revealing the hand of the sculptor.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The Captive collection is one that presents classic forms (such as a stone bowl, a Shaker table, a Donald Judd chair, etc.) emerging from rough blocks of Indiana Limestone. Each object is partially consumed by the natural material in either a roughed or rectilinear shape. The series ascribes the same value to these pieces of furniture that is given to Michelangelo’s figures. The result is both recognizable and venerable at once.

 

Non-Finito: a solo exhibition of captive stone carving by Brian Richer. Ace Hill drinks and stew will be served at the opening reception by Brian Richer and chef Matty Matheson.

 

OPENING RECEPTION
    Thursday, May 17, 7?pm

Mjölk

2959 Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON, Canada

M6P 1Z2

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/nonfinito-brian-richer Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:19:29 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/nonfinito-brian-richer

In discussing our upcoming show with Castor Design亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频's Brian Richer, we had the opportunity to pop by and check out his studio space.

 

 

 

Brian demonstrating a lighting prototype, and on the right, a stone carving exploration for The Captive exhibition.

 

There are some really interesting experiments and studies on display.
亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 An example above using cellophane tape and light.

 

The office space contains a portion of the table from their long gone Oddfellows restaurant. Fun fact, we had our joint bachelor/bachelorette party in the Castor/Oddfellows camper van, of which you can see a model of on the top shelf.

 

Out front of the office/packing/workshop in a small shipping container is Brian's stone carving studio.

 

A plaster bust of Elvis.
 

Tools of the trade.
Antique mallets and chisels handmade by Brian. 

 

 

 

Shop details.
 

Brian carving a slab of limestone.

 

Non-Finito: a solo exhibition of captive stone carving by Brian Richer. Ace Hill drinks and stew will be served at the opening reception by Brian Richer and chef Matty Matheson.

 

Click here for more details.

 

OPENING RECEPTION
    Thursday, May 17, 7?pm

Mjölk

2959 Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON, Canada

M6P 1Z2

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In discussing our upcoming show with Castor Design's Brian Richer, we had the opportunity to pop by and check out his studio space.

 

 

 

Brian demonstrating a lighting prototype, and on the right, a stone carving exploration for The Captive exhibition.

 

There are some really interesting experiments and studies on display.
An example above using cellophane tape and light.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频The office space contains a portion of the table from their long gone Oddfellows restaurant. Fun fact, we had our joint bachelor/bachelorette party in the Castor/Oddfellows camper van, of which you can see a model of on the top shelf.

 

Out front of the office/packing/workshop in a small shipping container is Brian's stone carving studio.

 

A plaster bust of Elvis.
 

Tools of the trade.
Antique mallets and chisels handmade by Brian. 

 

 

 

Shop details.
 

Brian carving a slab of limestone.

 

Non-Finito: a solo exhibition of captive stone carving by Brian Richer. Ace Hill drinks and stew will be served at the opening reception by Brian Richer and chef Matty Matheson.

 

Click here for more details.

 

OPENING RECEPTION
    Thursday, May 17, 7?pm

Mjölk

2959 Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON, Canada

M6P 1Z2

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/detour-cafe-dundas-ontario-mjolk-reno Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:19:00 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/detour-cafe-dundas-ontario-mjolk-reno

 

 

We recently had the pleasure of working on the Detour Cafe renovation. Located in Dundas, Ontario (next to Hamilton) is a classic little Ontario town, with a charming main street. About midway along the strip you'll find a stand alone Victorian house, with a cafe on the main floor and nice patio on the side. We had visited Detour with much enthusiasm in the past so when our client asked us to help them reimagine the space, we were more than happy to oblige.

 

Detour Coffee is now accompanied by Dear Grain heirloom breads, and they have started to serve open faced sandwiches which I cannot wait to try.

 

 

 

 

Probably the most significant changes occured with the investment in new Oak flooring from Relative Space as well as using Pure & Original Lime fresco paint in Bone. What an incredible difference this subtle textured natural paint gives to plain old boring drywall. Mjölk is now a representative in Toronto and the surrounding area for Pure & Original Paint.  

 

We were able to reappropriate the banquettes they already had, but changed the proportions and painted them out with the really soft and pretty Farrow & Ball Vert de Terre. The Josef Hoffman chairs were a lucky find at Williams in our Junction neighbourhood and have the very cool history of having been previously used at the Toronto Public Reference Library.

 

Hanging above the tables are Mass Pendants亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 in copper by Norm Architects.

 

Top it all off with some greenery in terracotta pots, a brass Min watering can, and some antiques to add texture and warmth. On the tables we have pink Kin tea light holders, brass Fundament candleholders and Acorn vases from Svenskt Tenn.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频On the other side of the cafe the first major thing we proposed was turning the squared off insert into one with an arch, and the effect is astounding. 

 

We found the antique mirror at local Junction antique shop City Furniture, the last stop on our search and it was exactly what we were hoping to find. The long brass candle snuffer is by Stian Korntved Ruud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Dedicated Detour customers may recognize the repurposed counter with its new bright top. The Oak flooring was extended up the back wall. A pass through window allows for customers to see the bread oven for Dear Grain breads. The cream coloured swing doors have always been there but they've been freshened up with a bright coat of paint and the brass fixtures have been polised, making the doors look brand new.

 

Above the counter are the w162 Dalston pendant lights by Sam Hecht & Kim Colin.

 

 

 

A grain library sits in Weck jars in the window, and some product is available to purchase as well, including Detour coffee beans, Preservation Society亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 and other artisan products.

 

On the other side is a water station, with a Svenskt Tenn tray, Low Vase by Jaime Hayon and a large sconce in brass亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Malin Appelgren.

 

 

 

At the coffee station, the milk and cream are served in elegant Georg Jensen jugs, AJ Otto bowls for lids and stir sticks have never been so classy as they are in the Oji Masanori brass tool holder.

 

A small Ikebana vase adds an easy burst of colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exterior was great as it is, and the addition of some gold foil lettering adds a beautiful final touch.

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We recently had the pleasure of working on the Detour Cafe renovation. Located in Dundas, Ontario (next to Hamilton) is a classic little Ontario town, with a charming main street. About midway along the strip you'll find a stand alone Victorian house, with a cafe on the main floor and nice patio on the side. We had visited Detour with much enthusiasm in the past so when our client asked us to help them reimagine the space, we were more than happy to oblige.

 

Detour Coffee is now accompanied by Dear Grain heirloom breads, and they have started to serve open faced sandwiches which I cannot wait to try.

 

 

 

 

Probably the most significant changes occured with the investment in new Oak flooring from Relative Space as well as using Pure & Original Lime fresco paint in Bone. What an incredible difference this subtle textured natural paint gives to plain old boring drywall. Mjölk is now a representative in Toronto and the surrounding area for Pure & Original Paint.  

 

We were able to reappropriate the banquettes they already had, but changed the proportions and painted them out with the really soft and pretty Farrow & Ball Vert de Terre. The Josef Hoffman chairs were a lucky find at Williams亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 in our Junction neighbourhood and have the very cool history of having been previously used at the Toronto Public Reference Library.

 

Hanging above the tables are Mass Pendants in copper by Norm Architects.

 

Top it all off with some greenery in terracotta pots, a brass Min watering can, and some antiques to add texture and warmth. On the tables we have pink Kin tea light holders, brass Fundament candleholders and Acorn vases from Svenskt Tenn.

 

On the other side of the cafe the first major thing we proposed was turning the squared off insert into one with an arch, and the effect is astounding. 

 

We found the antique mirror at local Junction antique shop City Furniture, the last stop on our search and it was exactly what we were hoping to find. The long brass candle snuffer is by Stian Korntved Ruud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dedicated Detour customers may recognize the repurposed counter with its new bright top. The Oak flooring was extended up the back wall. A pass through window allows for customers to see the bread oven for Dear Grain breads. The cream coloured swing doors have always been there but they've been freshened up with a bright coat of paint and the brass fixtures have been polised, making the doors look brand new.

 

Above the counter are the w162 Dalston pendant lights by Sam Hecht & Kim Colin.

 

 

 

A grain library sits in Weck jars in the window, and some product is available to purchase as well, including Detour coffee beans, Preservation Society and other artisan products.

 

On the other side is a water station, with a Svenskt Tenn tray, Low Vase by Jaime Hayon and a large sconce in brass by Malin Appelgren.

 

 

 

At the coffee station, the milk and cream are served in elegant Georg Jensen jugs, AJ Otto bowls for lids and stir sticks have never been so classy as they are in the Oji Masanori brass tool holder.

 

A small Ikebana vase adds an easy burst of colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exterior was great as it is, and the addition of some gold foil lettering adds a beautiful final touch.

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Mjolk Journal http://negahefars.com/journal/article/Mjolk-Showroom-Refresh-2018 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:03:02 +0000 John & Juli General http://negahefars.com/journal/article/Mjolk-Showroom-Refresh-2018

 

Welcome to the new Mjölk Journal

 

In January 2009 we started our blog Kitka. Over the years we shared our cottage renovations, travel experiences, exhibitions with craftspeople亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 and more. Kitka will live on as an archive, and moving forward we will continue to share in this newly designed space. 

 

It being our ninth year at Mjölk as well, we decided it was finally time to refresh our showroom. Luckily we had recently happened upon a product that would really inform the more major change in the back of our showroom. Pure & Original paint from Belgium came on our radar during several other recent projects and the timing was right to incorporate it in our showroom.

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频In the front space we used "Milk", wooed by the name. It retains its gallery like open feeling, though there is a subtle texture added to the walls as shown in the above photo.

 

 

 

New FRAMA daybed, with Piloti coffee table  by Hugo Passos.

 

Renaud Sauve's pieces are really popping on the white oak Enfield table.

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频Moving on towards the showroom transitional space.

 

Furniture: Finn Juhl's 45 Chair, Piloti side table by Hugo Passos, Finn Juhl's France Chair, Fly Coffee Table by Space Copenhagen, and Fly 3-seater sofa亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 by Space Copenhagen.

 

Over the years, the back of the showroom has been a struggle. The addition of a shoji lightbox over a window and new permanent white oak shelving fixtures definitely helped but the white drywall was reading as bland. The limited light did nothing to make the space pop so we decided to move in a different direction, opting for the dark green Belgian Wilderness from Pure & Original paint. We used the up/down effect and it has added so much depth and texture. This colour also works really well with the various woods, brass and plant life.

 

Brass Lindvall pendant lights by Jonas Lindvall and Adam Stool by Toke Lauridsen for FRAMA.

 

 

 

 

亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频As you can see, depending on the light, the wall colour shifts. Here the bright light from the sun through the window makes the green look paler.

 

Furniture pictured: Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen, Swoon Armchair by Space Copenhagen, natural leather 2207 single lounge chair by Borge Mogensen, JH5 Formakami Pendant by Jaime Hayon, brass and oak Dornstab floor lamp, brass and leather Hase BL floor lamp.

 

New in the showroom is the lower backed  StudioIlse 444 bench and Space Copenhagen SC7 Copenhagen Pendants.

 

The desk area is slowly getting more layers. After a refresh it's just like moving into a new home. One is reluctant to poke holes in the new paint job, or overcrowd the space. New to the showroom is the simple FRAMA shelving as seen above.

 

Furniture also pictured: Hiroshima upholstered chair by Naoto Fukasawa and Harold Desk by Luca Nichetto.

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Welcome to the new Mjölk Journal

 

In January 2009 we started our blog Kitka. Over the years we shared our cottage renovations, travel experiences, exhibitions with craftspeople亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 and more. Kitka will live on as an archive, and moving forward we will continue to share in this newly designed space. 

 

It being our ninth year at Mjölk as well, we decided it was finally time to refresh our showroom. Luckily we had recently happened upon a product that would really inform the more major change in the back of our showroom. Pure & Original paint亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频 from Belgium came on our radar during several other recent projects and the timing was right to incorporate it in our showroom.

 

In the front space we used "Milk", wooed by the name. It retains its gallery like open feeling, though there is a subtle texture added to the walls as shown in the above photo.

 

 

 

New FRAMA daybed, with Piloti coffee table  by Hugo Passos.

 

Renaud Sauve亚洲制服丝祙在线播放/伊杳蕉情侣成综合/日逼视频/五月天丁香人在线视频's pieces are really popping on the white oak Enfield table.

 

 

Moving on towards the showroom transitional space.

 

Furniture: Finn Juhl's 45 Chair, Piloti side table by Hugo Passos, Finn Juhl's France Chair, Fly Coffee Table by Space Copenhagen, and Fly 3-seater sofa by Space Copenhagen.

 

Over the years, the back of the showroom has been a struggle. The addition of a shoji lightbox over a window and new permanent white oak shelving fixtures definitely helped but the white drywall was reading as bland. The limited light did nothing to make the space pop so we decided to move in a different direction, opting for the dark green Belgian Wilderness from Pure & Original paint. We used the up/down effect and it has added so much depth and texture. This colour also works really well with the various woods, brass and plant life.

 

Brass Lindvall pendant lights by Jonas Lindvall and Adam Stool by Toke Lauridsen for FRAMA.

 

 

 

 

As you can see, depending on the light, the wall colour shifts. Here the bright light from the sun through the window makes the green look paler.

 

Furniture pictured: Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen, Swoon Armchair by Space Copenhagen, natural leather 2207 single lounge chair by Borge Mogensen, JH5 Formakami Pendant by Jaime Hayon, brass and oak Dornstab floor lamp, brass and leather Hase BL floor lamp.

 

New in the showroom is the lower backed  StudioIlse 444 bench and Space Copenhagen SC7 Copenhagen Pendants.

 

The desk area is slowly getting more layers. After a refresh it's just like moving into a new home. One is reluctant to poke holes in the new paint job, or overcrowd the space. New to the showroom is the simple FRAMA shelving as seen above.

 

Furniture also pictured: Hiroshima upholstered chair by Naoto Fukasawa and Harold Desk by Luca Nichetto.

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