Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hoplababy pop-up store

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I’m very happy to introduce to you the new Hoplababy pop up store hosted by  La boutique Troizenfants.

When Elodie, founder of the Hoplababy e-shop, asked me to help her come up with a concept for a retail space, I was immediately seduced by the project. We decided to work on an animal and party themed design.hoplababy_concept-02hoplababy_concept-04

Here is the before/after pictures:
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We also developed a line of patterns to complete the graphics of the Hoplababy brand and used it to customize the furniture of the shop.pattern_hoplababy-07
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25 Queens road East, Wanchai – HK
Open every day, 10am-8pm
G/F: amazing children clothes collection from Troizenfants Paris
1/F: a space ensuring your baby’s health, happiness and safety by Hoplababy.com  including a selection of our designs!


The Minifab project

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I have been dying to talk to you about this particular project!
Minifab is the new distributor in Hong Kong of the Australian brands Seedling & Stuck-on-you. I was asked to develop an original design for their entrance hall and playroom/showroom/meeting room, adding fun and functional furniture and wall art.
Minifab is not just a toy store, it is also a creativity laboratory for children. A space where they will be inspired to let their imagination loose. And with that in mind, we decided to adopt the “collage” technique as a graphic base.

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Here is the before pictures:
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And here is the final result:
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The playroom will host different events, from birthdays to handicrafts workshops. We therefore created modular furniture, allowing a variety of configurations according to the number of participants and their ages.

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I would like to thank all the members of the Minifab team who have been amazing throughout this process and very welcoming during the setup. Special thanks go to Jenny & Ellen with whom I had worked last year on a few design projects. It was an absolute bliss to collaborate with both of you again.

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A hint of black

Throughout all my projects, I have often noticed the parents’ reluctance to use black in their children’s room.

Black is usually associated with mourning, bad luck and other somber themes but it is also the color of profoundness, elegance, simplicity and eternal chic.

This color has the ability to instantly give a sense of order and a graphic aspect to any space.

Hints of black won’t disturb the cheerfulness of a child’s room. It will rather add a breath of fresh air to these rooms, often saturated with colors found in toys, drawings, etc.

Here is a selection of pictures that I found quite inspiring. I hope it will reconcile some of you with this color. Keep it in mind next time you decorate for your kids!

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More pictures on our pinterest board.

Photo sources: INdieMoon, ForeverLove.com, verycoolphotoblog.com, Deco Peques, Kotipalapeli, everything emily, pinterest, Marguerite&Gribouilli