"Home is not a place. It's a feeling."
Welcome to MAIKA!
Hello. My name is Viola, and I am the founder of MAIKA. I am so excited to "meet" you here and officially re-launch our journal.
Many eons ago, MAIKA (then named "chewing the cud") started as a design studio, specializing in brand strategy and design for retail companies and event design. Alongside our design services, we also launched a pretty neat stationery and fabric gift wrap line, licensed our work, and collaborated with some cool brands. Whew! It's been one hell of a ride,
Along the way, we've celebrated many victories, and shed many tears before we finally found our voice in MAIKA. What has stayed consistent in our vision throughout our journey is the desire to inspire and bring delight to our tribe. We do this by designing simple, functional goods that add joy and a touch of playfulness to the everyday.
An object becomes something more when it is designed with intention. With heart. At MAIKA, we are inspired by our love for travel and celebrations. From journeys around the globe to short jaunts around the city, from momentous jubilations to intimate occasions, we are intoxicated by these stories.
This journal is where we share the bits and bobs that inspire us everyday. So pull up a chair and join our adventures!
Photo courtesy of Kristen Loken