The colorful, fast-paced and advancing energy of Hong Kong’s past and present has been a great source of inspiration to Nicole, one of our talented artists, for this bright wall painting! “What I enjoyed particularly was to provide my own understanding of a city that I truly love. Not only did I enjoy painting my take on the town that I like to call my home, but I also enjoyed the challenges that the mural brought; Tackling a massive size and figuring out which mediums would articulate best – it helped strengthen my artistic understanding and abilities. An overall humbling learning experience.” The painting is located in the office of Meltwater Hong Kong, an agency that focuses on business strategies. Encompassing a space of 19 × 8 feet, the concept of this mural illustration is linked to vibrant Hong Kong.
For the big launch event of Campfire, a fantastic coworking space, we explored original ideas linked to food and illustrations. The main big question was : how to create an illustration made of 100% food? Challenge was accepted! After a research process and brainstorming sessions we came out with the idea of plates illustrations. Not only would it be possible to illustrate with food but also could we display the hashtag of client on the plate so everyone could see the name of client and tag him on Instagram. Finally all invited enjoyed this creative experience happening live! The performance was organized throughout a workshop where guests could try to illustrate themselves and become an artist of a day. Sometimes they also inspired us with uncommon ideas and we end up going much further than what we imagined in the first place. Art in motion, creativity never stops!
The idea of painting using lipstick, eyeshadow & nail polish came with Clé de Peau Beauté who kindly trusted our unlimited creative mind. After brainstorming on creative solutions, we realized make up would be great for organizing an original event entertainment. Therefore, we launched the artistic event process and came up with fashion sketches. The main idea was to sketch guests in 10mn maximum using watercolor and the make up collection of the brand for a bespoke experience. This was a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Bal Masqué 2015 collection in which super talented artist Joji Kojima got involved in. The Japanese art combined with delicate Venetian Italian sensation has been a wonderful delight and it gave us even more inspiration for the new projects to come. Guests who would get into the Hong Kong boutiques chose their favorite mask and make up and our illustrators team would draw accordingly either live or based on a picture taken at the boutique. This led to magnificents moments.
If you wish to get into the world of the Bal Masqué 2015 collection watch the video here.
This idea came as we discussed in the office with HK Sotheby’s International Realty about an original event entertainment. For the Art & Home series of five networking events throughout the year to thank their valued clients for their trust and loyalty, we were searching for creative ideas. Looking around at the glass walls of the office we thought: “why not using them?”. That’s how we decided to start searching for artistic solutions. ‘Paint Me on Glass’ concept was born.
During a very special evening, the artist improvised on-site portraits of the guests while he also painted bodies and landscapes in the other rooms. We also invited our guests to add little touches of personal creativity so everyone could participate! Everything was made on glass: on the windows of the floor, and these windows would remain in that state during many days being kept as artistic temporary murals so it created a long-term strategy. It’s also possible to paint on smaller and individual pieces of glass to be able to take them home as a precious gift, or even to sell them at auctions to the benefit of a Charity. That’s what we did for other projects.
So during this joyful evening, people were meeting and cheering up, enjoying the concept and sharing it on the social networks channels. With the #hashtag on top of the portraits everyone could share the content on line and it led to passionate discussions. While the artist was painting guests portraits, leaving attendees speechless with the flawless poetry behind the strokes of the artist brush. This was entertaining and impressing everyone as this concept was realized for the first time in Hong Kong: ‘You will never guess what I saw today!’
The intervention of the artist not only brought warmth and magic to the event, but it pleased the guests and honored them, by making them become a model for the day! Bespoke experiences are always a must.