‘JUXTAPOSED: Religion’ bookshelf by Mike and Maaike

’5,084,000,000 people, 5,360 pages, 3,700 years, 243 countries, 7 books, and 1 shelf. For the first time, the world’s most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated.’

‘JUXTAPOSED: Religion’ is the first in the Juxtaposed series of curated bookshelves designed by Mike and Maaike for blankblank.

Mike and Maaike is an industrial design studio. A unique collaboration between Maaike Evers, a Dutch & Mike Simonian, a Californian. They take an experimental approach to design, creating progressive ideas and unexpected solutions for products, furniture, wearables, environments, and vehicles.

More: www.blankblank.net.

‘PepperSaltBirds’ by INVOTIS ORANGE


‘Waiting patiently on their stick, these birds like to fly over your food to make it more tasteful. As long as you bring them back together, because that’s what they like most. Sitting towards each other, dancing like two little lovebirds.’

More: www.invotisorange.com.

‘Lap Counter’ by Tomas Kral

Lap Counter | Tomas Kral

‘The ‘Lap Counter’ is a plastic tray and a neat kitchen facility, which gives you the mobility to peel, chop, slice fruits and vegetables almost anywhere in the house. It’s ergonomically shaped to fit the lap of the sitting person and it’s molded for both a container and a working surface.

Prepare your cuisine while on your armchair.’

More: www.tomaskral.ch.

cassette tape art by iri5

This is a series of portraits by the flickr user iri5 titled ‘ghost in the machine’.

Each piece consists of an old cassette tape that’s ribbon has been removed to create a likeness of a well-known musician. From Jimi Hendrix to Jim Morrison, each piece brings the tape’s music to life through the ribbon portrait.

‘Modulor’ by Le Corbusier

Modulor | Le Corbusier

‘The Modulor is regarded as the most important modern attempt to develop a mathematically coherent measurement system based on the proportions of the human body. Le Corbusier’s corresponding book on the subject, Le Modulor, is still valued as an essential work in the field of modern architectural history. During the architect’s lifetime only a few samples of this measuring tape were created – for his personal use in the design of building projects. An original artefact in the holdings of the Fondation Le Corbusier served as the model for this new edition by the Vitra Design Museum. Modulor is an ideal gift for every architectural enthusiast.’

For further information visit: www.vitra.com.