John Baker and Juli Daoust from Mjolk

Mjölk was started in 2009 by husband and wife team John Baker and Juli Daoust. With an eclectic mix of backgrounds ranging from curation, book publishing and music the couple felt inspired to open a lifestyle shop after travelling and exploring Scandinavia and Japan. 

Light and dark colour inspiration at Mjolk

Mjölk is a lifestyle shop and gallery, representing work with an emphasis on functionality, craftsmanship, and timelessness. We look to our daily lives to find inspiration for the products we carry.

In our view, there is a beauty to be found in even the most simple, everyday tools. We are well known for our combination of modern Scandinavian design, paired with single-artisan works and antiques from Japan and we also publish a series of books entitled Mjolk which profiles these artists, designers, architects and other creatives. 

Showroom at Mjolk Toronto Canada
Fresco lime paint in the Mjolk showroom

What we love about Pure & Original…

We love the atmosphere created using a natural clay paint, and the spontaneous texture and subtle variations that emerge as the lime-wash dries. In a country where most of the buildings are new, a skin of Fresco or Marrakech Walls over lifeless drywall becomes crucial to providing visual warmth and grounding. 


Interior and colour inspiration at Mjolk
Fresco lime paint in Old Linen
Follow Mjölk’s projects on their website, including their amazing home make-over:
> www.mjolk.ca/journal/stone-house

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.”

Sandy lime paint in the living room