September 5, 2011
The fact of the matter is – if I had enough money (as you’re well aware, artists are known for always being in need of cash), I would have cleared out this entire store; I would have bought every single thing without exception. But what were some of the things that captured my heart especially?
The first thing that comes to my attention is the clarity of the lines in all these objects, regardless of whether they were created in Japan or in Scandinavian countries. There are no excesses in these lines. They are absolutely perfect.
The next thing that fascinated me was the sense of humour exhibited by these designers – whether we’re speaking of the bottle opener that is shaped like birds of prey, or the clothes hanger shaped as the same type of bird, with the wings outstretched. Or we could take a look at a flower vase that depicts a family – a mother, a father, and their child. Picture some flowers in the place for their heads, and it’ll put a smile on your face.
An assortment of knives for cheeses. How did I manage to survive without it, I really don’t know. The carefully polished wooden handles are so soft to gaze upon.
Various spoons, the function of which is not entirely clear to me, but seeing as each has its own intricate shape, I would imagine that each also has a designated purpose. It is a mystery to be solved.
This shoe spoon really looks like a minimalist sculpture.
The shadows cast by these owls and brooms are as wonderful as the handmade originals. The same can be said for this set of kitchen brushes.
I know what will be the next item in my collection of cutting boards – this marvel was handmade in Japan out of a walnut tree.
In this store, you will find joy not only in shopping for these wonderful things, but also in chatting with the staff. If you ask a question, be prepared – they will ambush you with a massive amount of fascinating details on the subject of the item at hand. This is known as being passionate for what you do, isn’t it?
The address of the store is -
2959 Dundas Street West Toronto On M6P 1Z2