Midweek Modness: Made in Japan Wooden Utensils

imageOne of my favourite places in all of Toronto is SASMart in Kensington Market. It’s an old timey, low rise department store that seems to have been encased in Amber since the 1970s. I have been going there since the late 1980s to stock up on things like Italian-made granny underwear, grandpa undershorts, opaque tights and random kitschy Japanese objects.

I usually only drop in once or twice a year now, but I am always amazed that they still seem to have the same stock now as they did back then. Still, I worry that one day, the mysterious supply of heathered cotton t-shirts might dry out and that I should probably stop by and stock up.

So yesterday I went with my friend Linda who is visiting from California. Clothing-wise, Everything was as I remembered. I bought a thermal t-shirt and some sensible cotton underwear. I also found this bunch of wooden, mid-century modern utensils. I could not believe that I had not seen these before. I bought them with the intention to use them for wood carving projects, but now I want to use the for their intended purpose and go back to SASMart and buy up all the rest for carving.