Kitka Blog

May 6, 2010

Do you have a crush on clean, modern Japanese and Scandinavian design? Yeah, I know… who doesn’t? It’s quite hard to resist especially since their less-is-more approach is so alluring… the attention to detail, practicality, focus on using natural materials. Thanks to the lovely Irene Hoofs at Bloesem, I have discovered the new decor8 blog of the week: Kitka. Irene talked about this lovely couple, Juli and John, who are shop owners — they own Mjölk which has a retail location in Toronto and a website for the rest of us — who love and specialize in Japanese and Scandinavian design. They show lots of beautiful products on their gorgeous blog, here’s a glimpse of the interesting things that you can see and learn about on Kitka.

Kitka Blog

Kitka Blog

I’m in love with their black and white Corona globe designed by Nendoglobe in Japan – it’s gorgeous. Juli and John recently visited Tokyo and shared their journey on their blog which I spent the entire morning reading about — drooling at times — over their finds and experiences there — like those delicious donuts in glassine paper. You can read all about their Tokyo adventures here. Fun!

(images: kitka)


  • Reply Will May 6, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Love the ‘wall of doors’ cafe – very inviting. Off to check out the blog, now.
    .-= Will´s last blog ..{Magazine Review: Living Etc June 2010} =-.

  • Reply caro May 6, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Oh, what a lovely blog. I like the pics and the hole scandi-japan style. And the bag looks so cool. Thank you Holly, for sharing this beautiful finds.
    .-= caro´s last blog ..DIY by Liz Kartchner =-.

  • Reply celine May 6, 2010 at 9:14 am

    yay! I love them so much! they are such design lovers, it inspires me so much everytime I visit their blog! And their store is just, perfect.
    .-= celine´s last blog ..spring =-.

  • Reply frauheuberg May 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Oh, i love this, too.Unfortunatly i can´t go to their page at the moment.Mabye a technical problem…will try it out tomorrow…thanks for sharing this, too…I saw it on bloesem also and fall so in love with it…cheers and hungs…;)…
    .-= frauheuberg´s last blog ..Be excited about your life, try it out and let it flow… =-.

  • Reply helen May 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    oh it looks so nice and I want to read more as a friend is moving to japan soon but their blog wont let me access it any one else got this problem ?
    .-= helen´s last blog ..Etsy shopping =-.

  • Reply sideoats + scribbles (Lisa) May 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Oh Holly, domo arigato gozaimasu for posting this! I was lucky enough to go to Tokyo last September, wish I would have had a bigger suitcase, ha ha ha! Off to visit their blog and drool!
    .-= sideoats + scribbles (Lisa)´s last blog ..A*Muse Blog Hop + giveaway! =-.

  • Reply sideoats + scribbles (Lisa) May 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Uh oh, just got a server error trying to get to their blog :(

    Hope we didn’t overwhelm them…!

    I will wait and try again — can’t wait to see!
    .-= sideoats + scribbles (Lisa)´s last blog ..A*Muse Blog Hop + giveaway! =-.

  • Reply Jennifer May 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Weird… every time I try to click on a link to their blog, or even go there from a Google search, I only get a page that says “403 Forbidden” and that I don’t have access to that site. Very weird. But it sounds great from your post!

  • Reply Emma May 6, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    We’re so lucky to have this store in Toronto. They stock such amazing finds that I have to limit the number of times I go in there because otherwise I would be broke!
    .-= Emma´s last blog ..Before and After Part II =-.

  • Reply Juli May 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Heh heh…our blog has been suspended because of too many wonderful hits (not so wonderful to them, apparently). Sorry for all of you who may be trying to visit us. We will have the problem fixed as soon as we can!

  • Reply Kaho May 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I love Scandinavian and Japanese designs, too! I love the look of the doughnut store. It says “hara doughnut”. I was wondering if it is the name of the owner. I also have those wooden spoons as well. My kids love them.
    .-= Kaho´s last blog ..Sushi + Target = Happy Me =-.

  • Reply Natalia May 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    My love for japanese culture has extended to make a japanese baby too lol… I love their aesthetic, their sense of order , their respect for clean spaces, this doughnut shop is just another example , super cute!!!

  • Reply Martin Davidson September 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I think the Japanese and Scandinavian design furniture are the best furniture in terms of design and attention to detail

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