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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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Dancing dots wrapping paper

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I am extremely happy to share with you my latest project! Those of you who know me know my obsession with all paper-related products. My work space and my house are filled with notebooks, notepads, pencils, calendars, stationery and so on. I just love that stuff but for some reason never actually got to design it.

But that is about to change with the launch of our new black and white dancing dots wrapping paper that is already available in our e-shop. Each set includes 20 sheets of delicate translucent tissue paper. Get ready for Christmas by ordering your set right here.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

 

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Color me pink! (free digital wallpapers)

New color obsession……. light pink! We love mixing it with cobalt blue, orange or simply match it with the softness of grey.

Here are 3 screen wallpapers for your computers, I hope you will like these little treats!

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For more pink inspiration, have a look at our new PINK pinboard:

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Important notes:
This template is free for personal use only, not for commercial use. You can download as many as you like for yourself or as a gift to someone, but you are not allowed to sell this artwork in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form.

If you’d like to share some images of this post, on Pinterest, social media, in a blog post…  Please feel free to use some images, but please credit and link back to this page. Please do not distribute it from your website and please do not link directly to the file- instead, please link back to this page.
Thank you very much!


DIY – 2015 Calendar

Hello everyone,
It has been a while since our last DIY project. So before Christmas, here is a little treat!

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You will need:
- 200gr A4 paper (14 sheets)
- a cutter and a cutting board
- a printer
- a wooden clipboard

STEP 1. Download and print one of these file :

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>>Tips:
Kraft paper, cream, grey or light pink paper are recommended for this artwork.
150 to 200gr will be more durable. Remember, you will keep it for a whole year.
A4 colored paper is available here or at the stationary shop TIN LOK STATIONERY  – G/F Swatow street – Wanchai – HK

STEP 2. Cut the non-printed area to have a full patterned sheet.

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STEP 3. For the binding, I suggest simply using a wooden clipboard or metallic clip on a wall,
but you can also use a ribbon, a rope or get a black metallic binding at any copy shop.

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I hope you will enjoy this little gift and feel free to drop a line in the comment box. I would love to hear which month is your favorite!

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Important notes:
This template is free for personal use only, not for commercial use. You can print as many as you like for yourself or as a gift to someone, but you are not allowed to sell this artwork in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form.

If you’d like to share some images of this DIY, on Pinterest, social media, in a blog post…  Please feel free to use some images, but please credit and link back to this page. Please do not distribute it from your website and please do not link directly to the file- instead, please link back to this page.
Thank you very much!


A piece of my home, the entrance

If you live in Hong Kong you will have, in the coming weeks, plenty of time to take care of your indoors. You know it! Rainy season has definitely started.

I took advantage of the bad weather this week-end to redecorate our entrance, a project that has been on the back burner for over two years. In this space, we have been using a set from Ikea’s BESTA collection, which is conveniently modular.  I like the pure lines and the glossy finish of the furniture, which gives it a very smooth look.

With that being said, I still wanted to add to it my own personal touch. And so all of a sudden this long overdue project became in the morning a matter of emergency that had to be finished before the end of the day!

And so a few brush strokes and hammer blows later, we were able to enjoy our new entrance.

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Redecorating the space meant adding a splash of color to the walls and the furniture. We first started by painting a large streak on the main wall, a quick and easy task my little assistant helped with.

Then, instead of using regular frames, I attached family photos to a rope and taped some directly to the wall using washi tape. I also hung a large world map canvas from the M&G collection (available here). I like the playfulness this canvas brings to the space.

To add a touch of color both to the walls and the furniture, I used the Gros pois stickers (girl palette). And I customized the furniture doors with stickers from the Plain is boring collection, which will be available soon in our e-shop,  so stay tuned!

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Lucky 5 collection


If you can't see the catalogue, click here

We are beyond excited to be unveiling today the Lucky 5 collection.  It has been a lot of fun playing with the khamsa, the traditional North African lucky charm, mixing up conservative patterns with bold graphics on a palette of mineral colors.

The collection comes on wall stickers, posters but also on mugs!
It’s an ideal housewarming gift to indulge for yourself and for others without moderation!
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Shop here the collection


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


DIY – Lai see

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The Lunar New Year being just around the corner, I have prepared for you a set of 5 “lai-see” (red envelops in English) that you can easily make yourself.
It’s also a great activity to share with kids, that will keep them busy for hours!

You simply need to download and print this pdf file and follow the instructions below:

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I hope you will enjoy this little gift and have a good time with your loved ones.

Tips:
- you will have a better result with a 120gr paper (available at any stationnary shop)
- print without scale (at 100%) otherwise your envelop will be to small for the bills.

Important notes:
This template is free for personal use only, not for commercial use. You can print as many as you like for yourself or as a gift to someone, but you are not allowed to sell this artwork in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form.

If you’d like to share some images of this DIY, on Pinterest, social media, in a blog post…  Please feel free to use some images, but please credit and link back to this page. Please do not distribute it from your website and please do not link directly to the file- instead, please link back to this page.
Thank you very much!