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Modest mae

Mae is a US rock group but mae architects, if you're looking for them on Google, are the London practice. I'm not sure about the two blokes in black suits down the bottom right corner of the home page. Despite the absence of Lord Norm-style shaven skulls, what else could they be but architects? So overkill then. However Alex Ely and Michael Howe, for it is they, later turn up as posterised monochrome mugshots which, oddly, adds gravitas to their solemn countenances. The site is really simple to navigate. Naturally it could be tweaked, for example the scruffy and none-too-detailed map of the Islington environs of their office and maybe the yeah-yeah office statement. But the modesty of the enterprise is very encouraging. And that's how a site is supposed to make you feel.

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