Monday, December 21

Tokyo Christmas Exhibition {Part 1}

Collaborative display in the entrance by Eri-san and myself

Hello everyone!

Another week has passed, which brings us closer to Christmas ☆ the children have started their holidays last Friday so we are taking it easy. 
It's about time I share all the photos taken during the exhibition that took place at Gallery Palette at the beginning of December. I collaborated with Japanese illustrator Eri Takenaga on this exhibition, the theme was all about celebrating Christmas in Paris, the city of lights, going to the opera watch the ballerinas and eat pâtisseries afterwards...

the day of the set up... 8 hours spent decorating the gallery!

Country Harvest, a stunning flower shop on the way to Gallery Palette
from Omotesando station. Always an inspiration!

Postcard "Paris is always a good idea" by CINQMAI via BCBasics

Putting the final touches to the Christmas tree...

Eri-san's corner was super cute with many goodies on display: several books featuring her adorable illustrations, stationery, masking tapes, postcards, napkins, scarves, ... 

On top of the shelf is a light box I've had my eyes on for a little while... Text and graphics can be changed as you want to fit in the current mood or atmosphere and kids really enjoy customizing it. Also it can be battery operated which is ideal here in Japan.
BCBasics is distributing the light box in Japan and proposed to send me a sample to try it out. I was over the moon, it felt like Christmas in November! Thank you again Wakako ♡

Light box reading "Joyeux Noel" via BCBasics

Pretty scarves by Eri Takenaga

Light box reading "Joyeux Noel" via BCBasics

Illustration with a ball pen workshop by Eri Takenaga

The ballerina ornament, one of the most popular item of this exhibition!

A ballerina and a matryoshka were welcoming visitors in the entrance. 
Pretty, don't you think?

The golden branch on display was representing an Advent Calendar with little treasure boxes ready to be opened. I replicated this at home because it's just so cute.

Then I imagined my accessories to be displayed like pâtisseries at Ladurée in Paris... Brooches, bracelets, pendants were on little golden trays (transparent acrylique stands from Muji).

I had requested my friend and assistant Nao Lincoln to create a wreath as she has a talent with flower arrangements - among many other things. She came up with the wreath pictured below, made of dried hydrangea sprayed painted in silver, ribbon, pompom, baubles and feathers. Very unique and beautiful!

Flower hairpin, a new design and a popular sale at the exhibition! 
I should have made many more...

For this exhibition I also commissioned wire artist Junko Hoshi three pieces to display my earrings: a Christmas tree and two stars. It worked really well and could be hung on the walls - as shown in the picture below:

A new necklace design that I will develop in different shades in the near future...

We are done with {Part 1} of the exhibition recap! More pictures of the several workshops that took place during that week and photos with my lovely visitors will be shared shortly. Stay tuned!

Light box reading "Joyeux Noel" via BCBasics

Monday, December 14

Workshops at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi with Tilda

Hello everyone,

I am preparing a series of posts with tons of pictures of the Christmas exhibition, you will love them! 

But first, I must announce here on the blog the upcoming workshops in collaboration with Tilda Japan with whom I have launched the Craft Box project last month as well {read all about it here}. This series of workshops will take place this week at the Japanese department store Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi in Tokyo - wow!! I am excited about it, it will be beautiful to spend time at Mitsukoshi during the Christmas season. It is the oldest department store chain in Japan, dating back in 1673 and the shopping experience is unique - make sure to check their food hall.

Here are all the details, there are still some spots available:
1/. Thursday, December 17 
Workshop 1 from 10:30-12:30
Workshop 2 from 13:30-15:30

2/. Saturday, December 19 
Workshop 1 from 10:30-12:30
Workshop 2 from 13:30-15:30 

Fee: 7,000yen incl. tax, materials and teacher's fees
Location: Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, 8F at the Tilda and Friends shop

☆ For booking, email or call 03-6262-5625

Join me for a creative workshop among like-minded people in a beautiful and unique setting! Merci.

①12/17 (木)  1) 10:30~12:30, 2) 13:30~15:30
②12/19(土) 1) 10:30~12:30, 2) 13:30~15:30
●場所:日本橋三越本店 新館8F「Tilda & Friends」ショップ内
〒150-0021 東京都中央区日本橋室町1丁目4−1
Marie Maglaque (マリー・マグラキ)
日本橋三越本店 新館8F「Tilda & Friends」店頭又は
日本橋三越本店 新館8F「Tilda & Friends」ショップ内

Monday, November 2

Christmas Exhibition :: Invitation Card

I had announced last week our upcoming Christmas Exhibition at Gallery Palette, together with Japanese illustrator Eri Takenaga [previous post here]. Today I am super proud to show you the design of the invitation, which is the result of a team work between Eri-san, who drew the pretty ballerina + Hiki, graphic designer & owner of Uguisu + myself. I gave the creative direction and layout instruction to Hiki, who then came up with this beautiful design.
Loving it, but how about you?

☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩ CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Nov.30 (mon) ~ Dec.05 (sat) ☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩
4-17-22 TZ building, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo

Bonjour à tous! 
J'avais annoncé la semaine dernière les préparations pour notre exposition vente de Noël, qui aura lieu à nouveau à la Galerie Palette à Tokyo [lisez le billet ici]. C'est une expo en collaboration avec l'illustratrice japonaise Eri Takenaga.  
Aujourd'hui, c'est la révélation du design du carton d'invitation, dont je suis assez fière. Il est le résultat d'un beau travail d'équipe entre Eri - qui a dessiné la ballerine + Hiki, designer graphique et propriétaire de la boutique en ligne Uguisu, et moi-même. J'ai donné toutes les directives artistiques à Hiki, qui ensuite parfaitement réalisé ce que j'avais en tête, et a créé cette très belle invitation.
Je l'aime beaucoup. Et vous?

☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩ CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Nov.30 (mon) ~ Dec.05 (sat) ☆✩☆✩☆✩☆✩
4-17-22 TZ building, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo

Tuesday, October 27

NEWS :: CRAFT BOX Tilda x Marie Maglaque


I am very happy today to finally announce this exciting collaboration project I have been working on since the beginning of the year. I couldn't share much about it earlier on as details were getting finalized, but we are now taking in pre-orders so it's about time to announce it to you all!

A few months ago, I was proposed to create the content of the Christmas edition of the Craft Box, which is a sewing kit delivered right to your mailbox (in Japan). It was launched in 2015 by the distributing company of Norwegian fabric and craft material brand Tilda. I was honored to be chosen to design their 4th craft box, and started to sketch and think what I would create.

I knew I wanted to link this project to my embroidered creations, so this is what I came up with:
  • a multi-pocket accessory pouch, to be used for storing your jewelry pieces while travelling, or keep your make-up items at easy reach in your handbag. I selected two patterns: the deep red one with little deers, and the light blue one with the doilies (my favorite!) as I could easily imagine so many ways to use the pretty pattern.
  • a brooch that can be turned into a Christmas tree ornament, using the pattern from the doily fabric.
The box includes extra materials and inspiration to create other decorative items with the leftover fabric, such as a napkin ring. Each Craft Box also holds a few little surprises selected by Tilda Japan among the collection.

I will hold workshops in Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi in Tokyo to realize the brooch/ Christmas ornament on December 17 (Thu) and December 19 (Sat), stay tuned!!

Beautiful scrapbooking & wrapping materials by Tilda

Here is my profile in Japanese for the Craft Box #4, how exciting!

Are you as excited as I am right now? I hope you like this project!

Special offer to the subscribers of my newsletter! To stand a chance to win this Craft Box, just sign up for the newsletter and you will automatically enter the giveaway. 


Terms and conditions: 
- Giveaway open internationally. 
- Shipping fees covered by the sender (me). 
- The winner will be notified by email and via my social media platforms (Instagram & Facebook) and should claim her prize within a week.

Above and below, pictures of the bigger ornament 
realized from the doily fabric scrap.

Below is the brooch/ Christmas ornament whose step-by-step instruction is also included in the Craft Box #4. Different color combination lead to a totally different result. Which one do you prefer?

PRE-ORDER(Japan only)

>> If you are interested in ordering this Craft Box but are not based in Japan, 
please kindly drop me an email at marie[at]etincellecreativestudio[dot]com 
and I will see what I can do for you. 
Thank you!

Don't forget:

Special offer to the subscribers of my newsletter! To stand a chance to win this Craft Box, just sign up for the newsletter and you will automatically enter the giveaway. 


Terms and conditions: 
- Giveaway open internationally. 
- Shipping fees covered by the sender (me). 
- The winner will be notified by email and via my social media platforms (Instagram & Facebook) and should claim her prize within a week.

Thank you for your support!
Merci beaucoup ♡

©All photos by Nao Lincoln for Etincelle Creative STUDIO

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