Mike and Maaike is a collaboration that combines two very diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Originally from The Netherlands, Maaike Evers (pronounced MYY-kuh) brings a progressively Dutch and uniquely female perspective to design. Equally inspired by the tradition of craft and the potential of industry, she is as comfortable designing technology products as she is forging jewelry. Originally from Los Angeles, Mike Simonian offers an unorthodox perspective. Mike likes to bend the rules of physics, while with a true California spirit, combines optimism, critical thinking, and truth as natural elements of his work. Their distinct backgrounds give Mike and Maaike a unique perspective that often results in the unexpected. They share a thirst for experimentation as an alternative to strategy, developing strong conceptual foundations for products, furniture, wearables and art. www.mikeandmaaike.com
The Juxtaposed: Religion curated bookshelf by Mike and Maaike for blankblank is available here.