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In love with…

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1. Note books – from HK$80 - über tunique
2&3 . Ecological paint (100ml) – HK$80 , Ref Dragibus color - 513 paint shop
4. Neon sign sold per letter – HK$398 per letter (+ HK$650 for the 12letters transformer / HK$320 for the 3 letters transformer) – Mr Blacksmith
5. Wrapping paper 57x44cm – HK$20 über tunique
6. Red pendant light (available in green color too) – HK$720 - Homeless
7. Black rubber bucket for storage, painting… – HK$8 !!! - local paint shop on Lee Chung street, Chai Wan

 


DIY – tone on tone frame wall

Here is a Do-It-Yourself wall project that I thought I would share with you guys. This tone on tone frame wall will have lots of impact on walls located in hallways, staircases and entrances. It is easy to achieve and personalize.

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I actually made it in my workshop because I wanted to create a display to showcase our latest products and inspirations. Because it was mounted on a wall located by a window, I did not hesitate to use a rich color, the well-named “flamingo” by Dulux.

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I like to mix and match frames of different sizes and shapes. Another fun trick is to integrate objects to add volume to the mural. And the secret to a lively composition is to overflow the frames and vary the media. In addition to or instead of using pictures, you could showcase drawings, papers, or pieces of fabric.
For more inspiration, visit our pinterest board “FRAMES”.

In order to do this project, you will need:
- Paint (for a similar wall, count 1 liter)

– Brushes of different sizes and a paint roller
– Primer to hide any small imperfections
– Frames (here an Ikea frame Söndrum 26x35cm)
- Wooden board (here 40x50cm) and a drawing clip

– A compass for the round poster
– A silicone gun + silicone
– Nails, screws, drill
– A pack of white modeling clay  to make the flowers
– Primer paint to paint the frames and decor items

STEP 1, Prep work
- Protect your floors, baseboards and surrounding walls with a plastic tarp and masking tape.
- Apply primer to damaged areas of the wall if necessary.
- Trace the contour of the frames with a pencil on the wall to make sure your display works well in the space.
- Use a black marker to identify the spots where you will place your nails/screws.
- Shape the flowers (here we made peonies) with the modeling clay  and let them dry for a night.

TIPS: To arrange your display, you can set up all your different elements on the floor and play with different combinations until you find the one that you like best. Another way to do this is to cut out the contours of the frames on kraft paper. You can then tape the different pieces on the wall and switch them around easily!
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STEP 2, Painting
- Start by painting the 4 edges of the wall with a paint brush.
- Then you can use the paint roller to fill the inside of the wall (2-3 layers will be necessary).
- Don’t forget to keep marking the spots where you’ll place your nails in between layers of paint so they won’t disappear.
- Paint the frames and decor elements in the same color as the wall.

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TIPS: Apply a coat of primer on your frames and decor elements to ensure a better adherence of the paint and long-lasting results.

STEP 3, The assembly
- Create a finishing contrast by adding a glossy and transparent sticker to the background (available in our e-boutique). The contrast with the matte paint will bring light and volume to the wall while the use of tone on tone ensures the homogeneity of the overall look of this display of various shapes, media and finishing touches.
- Now it’s time to raise your hammers, drills and guns and place the different elements on the wall.

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TIPS:

- Add a piece of double-sided adhesive tape to the center of the flower and then surround it by a layer of silicone. The tape will maintain the flower on the wall while the silicone dries out, which typically takes a few hours.
– Wait 24 to 48 hours in-between the painting and the installation of the glossy sticker.

STEP 4, Final touches
- Add touches of paint around the nails, screws and the silicone for a cleaner look.
- And for those not afraid to try, make your drawings spill out of their frames by scribbling on the wall!
And there you go ^^
Over to you and don’t forget to send us pictures of your display!

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Photo sources: Marguerite & Gribouilli – centsationalgirl.com via pinterest


Save the date – “Lucky 5″ collection

I am very excited to announce the coming launch of a new line of “lucky 5″ mugs, stickers and posters by Marguerite&Gribouilli.

The idea came about at the end of last year, after I came back from a trip to Morocco, the country where I grew up. As I was enjoying the sunny weather, heart-warming cuisine and local crafts markets, I started thinking about the Moroccan graphics. Moroccan art has a lot to offer in terms of intricate and elaborate patterns. But I realized that the local craftsmanship had seen very few changes. As if these traditional patterns were almost sacred.

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Back in Hong Kong, I moved into my new office and was looking for a good luck charm to hang by the door. Since I moved to Hong Kong seven years ago, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of the good luck charms in the Chinese culture. And so in order to embrace the ways of my host country, I decided to revisit one of the oldest talismans in Moroccan culture, the khamsa (which literally means five, as in five fingers of the hand). This very ancient symbol is known to ward off bad fortune.
I had a lot of fun playing with different color combinations and mixing up the patterns. The resulting design has inspired a collection of posters, stickers and mugs which will be available on the online store on the 25th of March!

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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


Color crush: Bleu canard

Bleu canard or peacock blue in English is THE color of the 2013 Fall-Winter season. This very intense and deep color can be nicely associated to a mustard or coral palette.

Here is a selection of nice installations and, as usual, you can find more pictures on our Pinterest board

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sources: bijzondermooi, weddingland, dulux valentines pinterest

On the same note, our new blue sticker rolls are on their way from Belgium. You will be able to order any of our sticker designs in this amazing color very soon.
So stay tuned!