We have a thing for umlauts (who doesn’t like strange characters?), but there’s so much more to the Danish men’s label Mjölk that we’re obsessing about. Such as the hand-cobbled footwear, colorful leather backpacks, knit shorts, hand-stitched quilts, quilt carriers, pencil cases and so on—all available on a just-launched e-shop.
Plus, all these items are made in New York City, where designer Lars Stoten recently moved operations. Before that he’d grown up between Denmark and London, learning tailoring from his grandfather and eventually attending the prestigious Designskole in Copenhagen and Otaru Bunka School in Japan. Pretty eccentric upbringing, to say the least. Perhaps the new online store says it best: “Our new website is a space for selected beautiful items designed by us, curated objects we like, images, ideas, thoughts, rants, loves, losses, friends, obsessions.”