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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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All about wall paper

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Wallpaper was invented in China in the year 105 by Cai Lun. The invention of the first bamboo paper was in order to line wall screens and partitions with delicate drawings similar to those of porcelain.
Introduced in the 15th century in Europe by Dutch travellers, the wallpaper has won the acclaim in France and Great Britain throughout the 18th century.
The wallpaper has allowed the democratisation of wall ornamentation that was previously painted or woven. Its development is inseparable from the evolution of printing techniques, from etching wooden bits (dominoes) to current laser etching technologies.
In recent years, wallpaper has come back in style, many big fashion houses and designers have gotten on the wallpaper train. These designers and fashion houses have delivered us very modern and surprising versions of painted paper.

TOXICITY
I am often asked if it is toxic and adapted to child-friendly spaces. Future mums are sometimes reluctant to use it in the nursery because of the glue that is used beneath wallpaper.
Wallpaper like other products have different ranges and categories, each with their advantages and disadvantages …

- The adhesive used for wallpaper consists of starch and cellulose, it is not is not toxic but there may be chemical additives (for thickening, accelerated drying or preservatives).
Check the components of the products used, there are many of these products on the market. That said, the so-called ‘clean’ glues have a bad reputation of not sticking well …

- The wallpapers that are covered with a vinyl or plastic film are easy to clean and can prevent the proliferation of mites and the growth of mould. However this plastic film can emit dangerous chemical fumes for people who are at risk.
These papers are polluting during the production process and cannot be recycled.

- Non-coated wallpapers are less toxic but must be regularly brushed or vacuumed to prevent mould and house dust mites. You should avoid installing it in a room with humidity or without sunshine. These are recyclable and some are made from recycled paper (partially or completely). They are often more expensive and rarer to find.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Wallpaper doesn’t have any regulations to date, wallpaper eco-label.
Wallpaper is quite a polluting product, it contributes to deforestation, contains chlorine, heavy metals (inks) and rejects during its production, volatile organic compounds.
If you have the desire to preserve the planet and the environment, some manufacturers are now marketing wallpaper containing significant proportions of recycled paper, or made entirely of recycled paper.
These wallpapers can come from fairly managed forests, or made with low power consumption by using recycled paper: The inks are then integrated without solvent and are water based.

Personally, I prefer to use wallpaper in the living and dining room or other public spaces rather than bedrooms. For the latter, I recommend a decor painting and / or stickers (adhesive surface on stickers will always be lesser than the one for wallpaper).

Recently I had the opportunity to create a paper-like product paints for the Petit Bazaar stores. It wasn’t wallpaper, it was a large vinyl sticker poster.
The result is very satisfactory and was a lot cheaper than wallpaper for a small series production. Here is the matte finish but it is also available in glossy finish.

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Here is a selection of quite exceptional wallpaper, you will find more on our Pinterest board “wall paper”.

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Image sources: Brian Mc D | Rifle paper Co | Bien fait Paris | Mini Rodini Wall Paper | Hupty Dupty room


Spring

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Spring is an incredible learning centre in the heart of Wanchai.
9,000 sq feet dedicated to the well being and evolution of your child  (0-6y).
Spring is also the dedication of Joyce who created this centre.I was seized by her attention to detail and desire for perfection. I immediately thought that this project will go far.
So to celebrate their 3rd birthday, Joyce gave me the task of revamping the graphic identity.
We focused our reflection around the three following ideas:

evolution  |  creativity  |  environmentally friendly

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We have selected a new range of colours, fonts  and have created 3 patterns which will give the brand a more creative and less digital image. They are intended to be used on different media such as catalogs, stationery, web interfaces but also uniforms and  murals.

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The existing architectural conceptcreated by Joey Ho Design is strong and contains very interesting items. My job is also to work and ensure  an overall coherent concept, therefore a bridge between the graphics universe and architectural universe must be created.

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I am delighted to have had the opportunity to add my own touch to this colossal project. The center has appeared in international decorations magazines as well as development projects in mainland China.
Do not hesitate to request a visit, it is well worth the trip, the water cooler, mini kitchens, sensory room, the lights that are shaped as basketball court will awaken the child in you!
You can read Joyce’s testimonial here, thank you again Joyce for your trust, I loved working on this project.

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Interior Design by Joey Ho Design

Spring
3/F, Centre Point | 181-185 Gloucester Road | Wanchai, Hong Kong
T +852 3465 5000 | F +852 3747 2646
http://spring-learning.com.hk/

 


A small pattern for a big campaign

A simple drawing can be the power force behind a whole marketing campaign. For the end of 2015 and Chinese New Year, I have suggested to Petit Bazaar to work with a beautiful leaf pattern. A simple branch can offer a multitude of variations.

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- The Christmas catalog:
There is a 2016 calendar on the back cover of the catalogs, which are free!
Go pick them up at the shop if it isn’t already done.

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The shop windows
This pattern has helped animate the Christmas themed shop windows. We opted for white as it shows better contrast and maximum visibility.

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Interior window design by Soraya Mazari

- The lai sees:
Chinese New Year was an opportunity to work with patterns with golden colours.

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money packets petit bazaar by marguerite gribouilli From time to time, it is necessary to complete as well as animate the graphic universe of a brand. It doesn’t necessarily have to be pushed by big financial efforts. A simple drawing and or design can bring a breath of fresh air for the new season.


DIY – Fabric basket

Hello everyone,

Today I am very happy to share with you a different kind of DIY activity, focusing on patterns rather than murals. This post was inspired by our range of stencils which we will be using to customize fabrics. Launching my very own line of fabrics is on my hope to do list but in the meantime here is a fun and practical DIY to make fabric baskets. I promise it only requires basic sewing skills, the trickiest part being the assembly of the bottom and the body of the basket. I use these baskets all over my house to hold towels, make-up, toys, etc. They come in handy when it is time to tidy up our home.

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To realize one bascket (18cm diam x 15cm height), you will need:

- 3 pieces of fabric:
2 rectangles 62×29 cm and a circle of 22 cm diameter
- fabric paint & stencil brushes – ironing board & a flatiron
- sewing material
- M&G stencils

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STEP 1,

Use the M&G stencils and apply paint on the chosen pieces of fabric. Once the paint dries completely, iron the pieces of fabric painted side down with a hot iron (no steam) in order to lock in the colors.
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STEP 2,

Place the two rectangles on top of each other, back sides against each others, pin them together and stitch them using a sewing machine. Leave a small opening to be able to turn it inside out.

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STEP 3,

Place the two end sides of the fabric on top of each other and stitch the sides up in order to make the main cylinder.
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STEP 4,

Assemble the bottom part to the cylinder using pins, then stitch them together using your sewing machine. Fold down the excess fabric and sew it by hand.
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Turn around the basket and…there you go!

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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!


3 days in Singapore

I just came back from Singapore where I went to visit the Asian edition of Maison & Objets.
It was a very nice trip in the relaxing city of Singapore, strolling aroung and breathing fresh air for 3 days.
I was really impressed by the greenery, even if I was warned, still.. trees make you silent and feel very small!
I didn’t enjoy the fair much, it was small and quite serious… I was hoping to meet more Asian based designers but I guess the booth prices were too high for emerging talents.
However, I truly enjoyed the city and its parks. It’s a very colorful, cosmopolitan and easy going city.

Here are a few pics that will probably inspire me in my futur projects.

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Veterinary referral hospital in Wanchai

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This was my last project of 2014, but definitely not the least. Before ringing in the New Year, I tackled a wall decoration assignment for a new veterinary specialty hospital in Wanchai. I got really excited by my first “medical” project!

Alane asked me to spice up the space a little bit by working on a mural concept for the major wall of the clinic. She wanted to create a warm, inviting and relaxing atmosphere. So we decided to work on a vegetal and organic pattern with colours that match the neutral colour range of the clinic. We introduced touches of mint-blue-grey to create that relaxing vibe and mineral look and mixed with it yellow-ocre-earth colours to warm up the space.

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I had two main constraints for this project: working on white laminated panels and using only washable and easy maintenance material. It became quickly obvious that wall stickers were our only option.

We wanted to develop some sort of tribal pattern. We found that traditional Japanese patterns were perfect for this project. We used them on a smaller scale to fill up our big shapes and bring texture to the murals.

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Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong
1/F Lucky Centre, 165-171 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2408 2588
http://vsh.com.hk/en/

 

 


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!