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I just received these beautiful pictures from HOO, the interior design company who designed this gorgeous appartment.
I was very impatient to see the final result of this mural with all furnitures and accessories around and I love it, beautiful styling and pictures!
Thank you Anita, Sharon and Hoo team for this oppurtunity, it was a real pleasure working  with you again ^^

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HOO, home of one, one of a kind.
3307 Southmark, 11 Yip Hing Street | Wong Chuk Hang | Hong Kong
Tel:  +852 2979 0600
Email: hello@hoo-residence.com

http://www.hoo-residence.com/
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The art of Egg Tarts at Spring

Lovely to teach a special “Egg tart” workshop with the chef Ms Rae and Ms Abby last weekend at Spring Hong Kong
Always a pleasure to meet little artists and their parents, thank you for joining this special event and thank you Spring for having us!
Egg tarts are a must in Hong Kong and not only kids love it, but adults too!

If you are interested joining one of our workshops, please and an email at enquiry@minifab.com.hk
We will inform you when new dates are scheduled.

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I recently had the opportunity to work on two wall projects quite similar to each other in terms of technique.
Both are in shades of grey but with bases of different colours (one has a grey base and the other has a white base) and both have a gradient effect.
The gradient is quite trendy at the moment, the return of the 70s in fashion and decoration in recent seasons is certainly responsible for the trend.

Gradients increase the impression of space by “stretching” the colour.
The effect obtained is light. The gradient brings colour without saturating the room.
I find the effect very interesting although technically more difficult to do than an ordinary texture effect.
I invite you to reread the article “Half painted walls” which explains the kind of effect.
My clients are still in the “moving in” phase, I hope to show you photos with the furniture and decoration very soon.

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La vie en rose

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I recently worked for a family that has gone through one of those difficult challenges that life throws at you.
My job was to work on the main wall in the living room of the house in order to bring a new harmony and dynamic.
The space was too monochrome and masculine, so we chose to work with pink to rebalance the colour perception and the masculine / feminine balance of the room.
It is still surprising to me, despite years spent in this trade, to see how a simple wall in a specific colour can reenergise a space.
I wish this family a wonderful new start and I hope that my little intervention will have contributed to them feeling better in their new home.

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Time for a change!

Some of you may have already seen the news on Instragram, I have settled in a brand new studio a few days ago!
It was an opportunity to do some reorganising and finally making the decisions I had been putting off for a while. I’m sure you know the feeling …
So it was with great sadness that I closed a part of our e-shop, the wall sticker part.
It’s time to make room for new products and inspirations.
This was a product that led me to discover the murals universe that doesn’t fit me anymore, I’m aiming to work with more natural and sensory techniques, such as paper, paint or plaster.

I will still keep a small collection for sale here and the custom created stickers will always be available. The production and installation will be processed by a third party.

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It is with so much joy that I’m sharing with you a little preview of the new studio, which is still based in Discovery Bay (HK) and that I share with the talented Eleanor Mc Coll!
You are obviously welcome to visit :) We hope to offer workshops for adults as well as children as soon as possible!

New mailing address:
Marguerite & Gribouilli
Unit F – 19/F  Greenfield court
Discovery bay, Lantau island
Hong Kong

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Upcoming March events!

Hello Hello!
If you missed the launch and the “HK from A to Z” event in Metrobooks, save the date for our next storytelling and watercolor workshop sessions on:

Sunday, 19th March 2017  (3-4:30pm)
at Petit Bazaar |Wanchai Store
Sign up here

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Sunday, 26th March 2017 (11am-12:30pm)
at the Children Bookfest | Repulse Bay
Walk-in event

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Ellen and I will be thrilled to meet you there!
See you then!

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Hong Kong from A to Z

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Here is the latest release! An alphabet book about Hong Kong, made with my dear friend Ellen Ng.
We worked on this project for 9 months, yes 9 months, the same amount of time as a baby in your body. As luck would have it, I received the book sample at the hospital entrance on the day our second son Nessim was born!

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The idea had planted it’s seed a year ago while I was on a trip in Australia. Once I returned to Hong Kong, I presented the idea to Ellen who immediately accepted to join the adventure by writing the texts.
Ellen is little Emma’s mom, we quickly agreed to name our heroine “Ayma” a mix of “Aydan” (my eldest son) and “Emma”.

I really loved working with Ellen, she helped bring this project to a dimension that I certainly would not have achieved by myself. Although we each have a specific role, Ellen writes and I illustrate, we have worked very closely, bouncing off each other’s ideas, thus creating very dynamic exchanges!
We have developped and printed the book and are currently working on its commercialisation.
This is a very exciting adventure as well as very diverse!

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Here’s a small selection of the books’ launch at Bookazine on February 21st, 2017, thank you so much to those who attend it.

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This book is for children, so we will be donating a portion of our profits to a charitable organisation for disadvantaged children in Hong Kong. We are still looking for the right partner, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any organisation recommendations!
We have launched a Facebook page to keep you up updated about the book. We will also have a lot of events to come, do not miss anything HERE.

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Here are some pictures of our latest event at Metrobooks where I hosted a small watercolor workshop for children. Other dates are scheduled for the month of March, stay tuned!

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The book is available for sale  on our E-boutique  (we ship worldwide!)


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Other point of sale:

* ONLINE:
Minifab.com
Babycentral.com

* IN STORE:
Bookazines (Prince’s building, Pacific place 3, Repulse Bay, Lyndhurst Terrace, Exchange Square, Discovery Bay)
Metrobooks (Elements, Times Square, Mikiki)
Petit Bazaar (Wanchai, Gough street)
Booktique (Hopewell Center Wanchai)

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Four Seasons IFC HK

 

 

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Tote bags for Petit Bazaar

I’m super excited to introduce to you the new set of tote bags that I’ve had the chance to design for our favorite kids concept store in Hong Kong: Petit Bazaar!
They are now available with any purchase from HK$800.

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Petit Bazaar,
9 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong ☎ (852) 2544 2255

80 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong ☎ (852) 2528 0229
http://www.petit-bazaar.com

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Belpearl

Belpearl is a family farming business, which has been trading and designing
pearls since 1933. Belpearl is a mix of oriental and occidental designs with lebanese roots,
living between Japan and Hong Kong and farming in the most beautiful places
of Pacific. All ingredients was there to inspire me!

I’ve discovered with great interest the world of pearls, its history, its
big names, its textures, an absolutely fascinating world.

Belpearl gave me the mission to redefine the contours of their graphic
universe. For me it was a new kind of branding work, out of my comfort
zone. I was more used to dealing with the playful universe.
The Belpearl house developed both, collections of modern baroque jewellery
as well as more sophisticated and modern jewellery. The challenge was to
find a graphic balance between these two universes.
Even though the general aim of the brand is to develop more “modern”
collections, we cannot ignore the baroque heritage of the brand.

Here are the existing graphic elements that the brand has developed in the
past:

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We will keep the BP monogram in upper case. However, I expressed
reservations about the dominant use of the navy and the pictogram with the
seahorse shaped shield.
The navy blue does not marry well with the shades of pearl, I have replaced
it with black, which is more elegant but also timeless. I have offered to
develop a range of complementary colours and patterns to illustrate the 4
large pearl collections that the brand is working on.

1. Inspiration
The graphic base language is an accumulation of lines similar to coral
structures.It gives an interesting rhythm, a spontaneous beat, a flow. We
will use these lines on all our patterns.

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2. Logo and Monogram
We have retouched the letters from the original logo and added a baseline
as well as a monogram.
Here are the final 2 designs which were chosen.
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3. Patterns & Colors
4 complementary patterns and colours for 4 pearl types

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4. Simulation on catalogue

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This study was the subject of lots of graphic research, here are some
drawings that I’ve developed but have not been retained because they were
too complicated compared to the minimalist and modern identity that the
brand wishes to follow in the near future.

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