Easter Weekend Giveaway at Mengsel!

Hey folks, it's giveaway time here at Mengsel. You can win an original hand pulled "SWANS" silkscreen print. A3 size, limited edition of 50, signed and dated - and worth £40.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below on which colour option you like and why and you have a chance to be a winner! The giveaway is open to all countries.

Colour options are: 
1) emerald and mint
2) bright red and hot pink
3) ultramarine and sky 

Entries close on Tuesday 10 April at 12pm GMT. Happy Easter everybody. Hope you have a great bank holiday weekend. Let's hope the weather is not too bad!

The "Swans" print is also available online in the Mengsel Shop.


It's gone all angular at Supermarket!

Polyhedron vases from Revisions Design Studio at Supermarket

Wooden geometric candle holders from Revisions Design Studio at Supermarket. 
Salt & Pepper Shaker "icosa" by TaiDesign at Supermarket
Cube octahedron ring from Bandada at Supermarket

August 15, 2011

ultramarine and sky

Introducing a new colourway for my "Swans" graphic silkscreen print. Bright ultramarine and soft sky are two blue hues that compliment each other perfectly. Hand pulled in my studio on bright white 220gsm paper. Limited edition of 50. This design is also available in the combinations of emerald/mint and bright red/hot pink.

Swans are such elegant, graceful creatures and I love simplifying these shapes to create a balanced, colourful image.

Have a look in my Etsy shop for more details. Hope you like all of these bright, happy colours...
(Flowers from my lovely friend, Laeticia)

accessories for my dream office/studio

London based Present&Correct is a constantly evolving store, obsessed with stationary. A selection of P&C products mixed up with handmade goods, vintage items and work by designers from all over the world. In a perfect world, I would have a perfectly organised desk and office space with everything in its place. These cool items make it seem less impossible. I want everything from this store!

arrow stencil 
1960s typewriter
desk rubber stamps
french airmail set
to/from arrow labels
letterpress action clips

a few favourites from the week

Can't believe that 2010 is almost over! Now that I have a little time to sit down and think about all my plans for Mengsel for the new year, I've also found myself compiling a few wish lists...
Black "Florence" Velvet & Silk Bow Necklace from Melbourne designer Hopeless at Etsy
Quotes Measuring Spoons from Beehive Kitchenware at Etsy
Belle and Sebastian 2010 North American Tour Poster, Limited edition silkscreen by Strawberryluna at Etsy
GEEK and NERD recycled-wood signs from William Dohman at Etsy
Tripple Bubble silver mirror headband/necklace by Jennifer Loiselle at Etsy

Brand new silkscreen print: "Picnic"

Introducing my newest hand pulled silkscreen print, "Picnic". How ironic that I'm listing this during a raging snow storm outside!

Dining al fresco in the park on a red plaid sheet with a basket full of fresh French bagels, jam, a selection of cheeses and a few glasses of vino: The simple pleasures! "Picnic" is one of my orginal illustrations, drawn by hand and silkscreen printed in my studio in bright red and black on crisp white 220gsm Daler Rowney paper (made in the UK). Available to purchase in my Etsy shop, Folksy shop and The Mengsel shop. Hope you like it?

"Picnic" original silkscreen print
"Picnic" original silkscreen print
"Picnic" original silkscreen print

birdies + wood = pretty

My favourite wooden birdies from Etsy this week...

Bonjour Birdie Brooch laser Cut Wood by Shara Lambeth.
Wooden Birdhead Cup by Naturedesign
Little Sparrow Pin by Littlesparrows
Screenprinted Wooden Chickadee Brooch by Genevieve Jodouin
Wooden Singing Finch Bird Necklace by Lucie Ellen
November 21, 2010

Mini Minis

I have received SO MANY requests from customers for a smaller version of my bestselling "Moka Express" silkscreen print. Most people would love to have one of these in their kitchen, but with limited space in urban kitchens (especially in London!), sometimes the 70x50cm size is just too big for teeny tiny cooking/dining/living spaces.

So I have created a "Mini Moka" handpulled print just in time for Christmas! Coffee lovers (I'm one of them) will love this print, which is based on my original illustration of classic Italian Moka Express coffee makers. Each tiny coffeemaker measures about 4.5 x 2cm each and there are 42 of them on the print.

Silksreen printed in bright red and wedgewood blue and available in The Mengsel Shop and my Etsy shop. What's your favourite colour? Happy shopping!

Librarian Friday

I always feel like I'm dressing like a librarian.  A complete geek, I have to confess that I'm very happy when hanging out in a library and love the smell of old books and especially the peace and quiet. Some cute finds from Etsy and more. Happy weekend!

Library Card Notebook from crabappledesign at Etsy
Studio Julie skirt at Kate Spade
Vintage Black Buddy Holly Eyeglasses from comeuppances at Etsy
Prada Fall/Winter 2010 at Milan (image from famespy.com)
Trio of vintage self help books, mid-century classics by SunnyDay Vintage at Etsy

leaving on a jetplane

I'm very lucky and fortunate to visit Amsterdam again this weekend with loads of friends. My husband is running the marathon and I'm running the much tamer 8km run. My first run ever. Fingers crossed. I'm really at my happiest when travelling. Back in the day, travelling by air was a real luxury and people used to go all out and dress up for the occasion, so here's a few vintage travel inspired finds from Etsy:

Vintage KLM Royal Dutch Airlines travel bag by Hotdate at Etsy
Vintage Polaroid Colorpack 2 Camera by 8pointdesign at Etsy

1951 Netherlands Book from Pinkshirtsncarwrecks at Etsy

1932 vintage City Map of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Vintage 60s EMMA DOMB pink stewardess dress from dollydresshop at Etsy
October 14, 2010