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27 November 2011


Most of you, should already know that the first post is always the hardest. Well, I didn’t! So, I struggled for several days to make things work… to find something inspiring to post… a good reason to start sharing with you a few words. But nothing seemed to work out… no matter how creative I was feeling and how overwhelming that feeling was.

Until I found this gift guide. Very different from anything I came across the last days. And so stylish! Then I realized that things come natural… when you find something worth to be shared, you just know it.

So, here it is… my very first post and one of the most interesting and well presented gift guides I’ve seen lately. Enjoy!

Stocking stuffers:
Kuro Cube – A charcoal fridge deodorizer $25
Crow bottle opener – $28
Wrapwrap – wood cord organizer – $20
Bird – Made in Denmark, designed by Kristian Vedel $55

Goats milk soap – Made in Finland $10
Goat hair face brush – Made by visually impaired craftspeople in Sweden $18
Comme Des Garcons unisex perfume – designed for Artek, made in Italy $140
Hudsalve – Made in Sweden $12
Concrete Shaving kit with traditional badger hair brush $98

For the survivalist:
Kuksa cup – A traditional hand carved drinking cup $65, $75, $85
Hudsalve – Developed by the Swedish military to prevent frost bite and dry skin $12
Kishu Binchotan – Charcoal water purifier $28

For the Bar:
Skultuna Brass champagne coaster – Designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune $65
Wood bar spoon – hand carved by Japanese artisan Tomii Takashi $85
Tin cup set – designed by Oji Masanori and moldable in your hands $140
PUG! muddler – Made by Chris Gallagher $85
Brass crescent bottle opener – designed by Oji Masanori $50

For the traveler:
Corona globe – designed by Nendo $98
Leather passport wallet – Made by Kenton Sorensen $120
Hoi Bo travel bag – Made in Toronto $740

For the ladies:
Eve aluminum bracelet – designed by Claesson Koivisto rune $65
Belle brass jewelry stand – designed by Claesson Koivisto rune $120
Krummi hanger – Made in Iceland $45
Hoi Bo leather toiletry case – Made in Toronto $160

For the foodie:
Brass knife keeper – Designed by Oji Masanori $300
Kakudo butter case – available in walnut as well $120
Thor Bjorklund cheese knife and planer – $15 each
Cara egg cups – made of linden wood $20 each
Vegetable brush $12
Tomiyama Koichi Japanese walnut cutting board $120

Hostess gifts:
Pia Wallen felt coasters $28
Beech wood and horse hair table brush set $38
Charcoal water purifier and mouth blown bottle gift set $120
Cast iron flower shears $68
Kin set of 5 brass tea light holders by CKR $85

For business:
Pia Wallen leather notebook $50
Kenton Sorensen iPad case $200
Masakage Tanno wood business card case $175
Cherry wood shoe horn by Oji Masanori $8

Thoughtful gifts under $30:
Kartio glass by Kaj Franck – many colours available $25 for a set of 2
Peel cup by Nendo $28
White and black Dala horses from Sweden $25 each
Kivi tea light holder (Many colours available) starting from $18
Dress up vase $28

Thoughtful gifts under $100:
Kami mug – Keeps your hot drinks hot longer $75
Copper scissors – $85
Kazan volcano tissue dispenser $90
Ceramic soap dish by Masanobu Ando $65
Same same but different set of 3 drinking vessels $55

Thoughtful gifts over $100:
Ceramic pitcher made by Masanobu Ando $185
Hand tooled oak tray by Tomii Takashi $225
Black lacquer ware dish by Tomii Takashi $120
Magnetic wood cone shoe horn by Nendo $350
Raw candleholder made by hand using a band saw $275
Mjoilk is a Canadian store, based in Toronto, and represents designers from Scandinavia and Japan. You can find all these beauties on its online shop.


antigoni said...


Dina said...

I adore these pics and picks!

pergamondo said...

Less is more! And this post is all about this! So beautiful!
Have a nice start in your blog!! :)

la boom! said...

I love this guide! It is so YOU!
Good luck with the new blog, I already love it :))))

Tat. said...

so happy to read new blogs, goodluck my friend

PanicaLab said...

Have fun blogging!!!


creationsbyeve said...


Cari-Jane Hakes said...

A great first post! Beautiful photography and great picks.

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