my furniture wishlist is deadgood

While visiting Clerkenwell design week last week, I really loved the quirky and stylish furniture from British label Deadgood. I love these...
Love Console Table by Ziglam and Brook, £634

Double Love Chair by Ziglam & Brook, £2507
Deadgood Bookshelf by Max Lamb, £36

Colour of the day: neon pink

I just printed a special edition of my popular graphic "Toucans" print in a gorgeous neon pink and dark grey. Tropical and 80's: How much more colourful can it get? I discovered some brilliant pieces in the same hue. Hope this post fills your day with colour in this dreadful London weather. Available to purchase in The Mengsel Shop and my Etsy shop.
"Toucans" handpulled silkscreen print from Mengsel
Detail of "Toucans" silkscreen print in neon pink and dark grey.
Love this colour pop of a classic Panton chair at an antique desk. (Image from
Sign in a shop in New York (snapped by me on my trip to NYC last year)
Geometria Landscape 2 - painting on wood by Neawear at Etsy
"Hot Pink Neon Wayfarer on the sreet - Williamsburg, Brooklyn", photograph by BrooklynorBust at Etsy

Colour of the day: Fire Engine Red

Definitely one of my favourite colours. Just in love with all of these items. Maybe I can ride the Electra Amsterdam classic, while wearing the vintage 80's pumps and sunglasses? Or maybe draw at the desk (I know it's a kiddie one - dammit), in the light of the AJ table lamp? Too much red? Never!

Vintage school desk and chair by Rhapsody Attic at Etsy
Fire Engine Red Hot vintage 80s Pumps from VintageDress Flickr stream
Electra Amsterdam Classic 3i Madonna Ladies bicycle. Dutch style bicycle inspired by the designs of Alexander Girard, one of the most infuential folk artists.
AJ table lamp in red designed by Arne Jacobson and manufactured by Louis Poulsen. Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the iconic AJ lamp.

80s Vintage Red and Gold Wayfarer Sunglasses from The Honey Room

The return of Don Draper

It is almost time for season 4 of Mad Men to start. I'm just completely obsessed with the decor, design and fashion of the show. The attention to detail is amazing and I really love that period in time, not to mention the political incorrectness. Here is some Mad Men inspired finds on Etsy. Also have a look at the YouTube clip at the bottom. Excited yet?
Vintage Mod Gooseneck Desk Lamp by Bluebell at Etsy
Home Magazine Decorating Book - Midcentury Decor

vintage 60's OVERBLOUSE, 4 MAD MEN styles by monicacarmel at Etsy


Supermarket find: Tetrad flat shelving

The ultimate 80s video game (remember those old game cartridges?). The Tetrad Shelving units by Brave Space at Supermarket, uses the Tetris-inspired shapes to create modular shelving for your home or office. Love the colours and shapes of this unit. It will almost be a shame to fill it with books!

Kartell Componibili round storage

Growing up in Cape Town in the eighties, my parents had these Kartell Componibili round storage units in our living room. My younger sister and I used to play with our Barbie dolls in them and we created houses for our dolls inside with mini furniture. Everytime I see these in a hip furniture store, I only have fond memories of my childhood.

Available at Bombero 
January 25, 2010

Colour of the day - canary yellow

When I came across this beautiful vintage enamelware pitcher on Etsy, I decided that the colour of the day has to be canary yellow! Hope this brightens your day.

Yellow enamel pitcher from The Best Things

"Madame and Monsieur" print by AshleyG 

Serving set from The Best Things

 a- 003DL (spike) by Adriaan Hugo for Dokter and Misses

Desert Rose Locker by Egg Designs

Kreep Planter by Joe Paine for Dokter and Misses