JM & Sons: rustic-chic homewares

An e-store majoring on handmade, high-quality, pared-back style

Lovers of rustic-chic homewares will delight in JM & Sons’ streamlined e-shop. Taking the rugged natural beauty and vast forests of its native Canada as inspiration, each item on the stylish website is handmade by a small variety of artisans, including founding duo Junior and Mackenzie.

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The range is functional and modern without compromising the foraged, natural aesthetic. Case in point is the Murphy desk (USD$1,595, second picture), an ultra-pared-back workspace that’s part school desk, part tool bench, part storage unit, and the hiply spartan Wall Bottle Rack ($135, fourth picture). Keeping sustainability in mind, many pieces are made of reclaimed barn wood, with the dual-purpose Watson lighting shelves (from $275, first picture) displaying its salvaged heritage with pride. “All of the wood is sourced from Quebec and Ontario,” says Mackenzie. “Junior and I often go for ‘wood-hunting’ weekends with our friends.”

The passion for handmade, high-quality, pared-back items extends beyond woodwork. Take, for example, the jersey apron ($105). Initially designed for use in the JM & Sons wood shop, they are handcrafted in Quebec by Junior’s mother. Built to last whether used in the kitchen or the workshop, the apron is made of leather and raw canvas. Meanwhile, the MacBook Air portfolio (from $225) is made of water buffalo leather that’s been saddle-stitched to strengthen it, and the patina of which will only become more characterful with age and use. A similarly designed card holder/wallet ($75) comes in oxblood or saddle-brown.

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Demonstrating a flair for chic lifestyle products, the store also offers a beautifully designed Pour-Over Coffee Stand (from $95, third picture) – a take on the traditional Japanese method of making coffee where hot water is slowly poured over grinds to extract a more intense flavour. Like the rest of the collection, it’s a simple but ultra-cool take on an everyday essential.

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