unconventional christmas wreaths

Why not step away from the traditional this season and explore some quirky and exciting wreaths for your festive front door?

// Beautiful geometric patterns //

Himmeli Wreath Hruskaa

// modern laser cut //

Wooden Bauble Christmas Wreath Gilbert13 at Not On The High Street

// paper //

by French artist Claude Lothier

// yarn and felt //

// twig and berries //

Art Photograph by Lisa Russo Fine Art at Etsy
December 14, 2013
Tags: Holidays

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.

Christmas 2011 Shipping Information

Get those gifts shipped in time!
Can’t believe it is that time of the year again. Christmas 2011 is rapidly approaching. Mengsel prints are shipped worldwide from the UK, so if you live abroad, please have a look at the last posting dates below. 

Mon 5 December 2011: South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (incl Japan), Australia and New Zealand
Fri 9 December 2011: USA, Canada & Eastern Europe
Mon 12 December 2011: Western Europe
Tues 20 December 2011: United Kingdom

Don’t miss out on getting those special gifts in time (and most importantly – avoid crowded, crazy shopping malls!)

Holiday countdown!
- Luzelle

in case you missed it last time...

... my limited edition beach towels made exclusively for One Kings Lane are available in their online shop until Thursday 30 June 2011 only. So be quick if you want to get your hands on a couple of these perfect beach items for Summer. This time around another sweet little canvas tote with my "Whale" print was added to the one off event on the wonderful One Kings Lane site. Better get them while you can! Go here to register at One Kings Lane and shop. (You have to be a member to view items)

More info at this previous blog post: 

reversible "Whale" beach towel

reversible "Bigger Boat" beach towel
"Whale" canvas beach tote

"Whale" canvas beach tote


"hotel londres" limited edition print in clementine & patina

Ever wondered where birds stay when they go on vacation? Hotel Londres! The luxury London hotel for birdies on holiday. Bright and colourful, just how I like it. Limited edition of 50 in a A3 size printed by hand in bright clementine and patina on 200gsm acid free Fabriano paper.

Available here in the Mengsel Shop...

woodbridge, suffolk

Last weekend, we went to a beautiful wedding just outside of the seaside town of Woodbridge, Suffolk. We had a wonderful stay at The Quay House and I spotted lots of cool boats (I know I'm obsessed).

June 12, 2011

mengsel beach towels for one king's lane

A few weeks ago, I had a little collaboration with the US based online homeware retailers, One Kings Lane. After the big success of the previous event that I did with them in February, they asked me to come back and contribute my very popular "Bigger Boat" and "Whale" designs for a beach towel project. I am so very pleased with how the beach towels came out and they are just gorgeous! Perfect Summer holiday accessory.

A members only website, One Kings Lane partners with top brands and designers to give their members insider access to designer decor, entertaining and travel needs, food & wine, fantastic gift selections, and exclusive tag sales curated by today's top tastemakers. An event lasts for approximately 3 days only and the site is for the most part for a US based audience. Unfortunately, they are not available anymore, as it was a limited edition sale. The towels got a lot of attention on interiors blogs and I have quite a few people contacting me and asking me for them. Sorry.... but they are all sold out! The GOOD NEWS is: You can still purchase limited edition hand pulled silkscreen prints in various sizes and colour options in these designs from the Mengsel Shop and my Etsy shop!

reversible "bigger boat" beach towels in turquoise
reversible "whale" beach towels in delft blue

mudam, luxembourg

A few pics from my trip to Luxembourg. I walked up all the way to the financial district of the city to go to Modern Art Musem, MUDAM. And what a beautiful walk! A zig-zagging, winding road up the hill. Barely 5 minutes walk out of the old town city centre and it feels like you are in the woods. The MUDAM building in itself is a piece of art. The ultra modern building is surrounded by the remains of an old town fort. I spent a lot of time in the wonderful gift shop and the museum cafeteria is designed by none other than the Bouroullec brothers. I took 650 photos in the 4 days that I was in Luxembourg, so just bare with me. My visit to MUDAM...

getting there - winding cobblestone path in beautiful tree lined area
on the way - I DO love a tiny tower!
MUDAM - old + new
exterior staircase
WANT this bookcase
ply wood sitting area
ply chairs

top view of Daniel Buren installation
Daniel Buren installation - colour = light
kaleidoscopic ceilling
this amazing installation emphasizes certain architectural characteristics of the building

museum cafeteria by the Bouroullec brothers

something to nibble on
the way back - more old + new bridge

Curate 40 X Pedlars

My framed hand pulled silkscreen prints and cotton tea towels will be for sale at the Curate 40 Summer pop-up shop at the wonderfully fantastic Notting Hill store Pedlars. The pop-up shop will be launched tomorrow night (Thursday 5th May 2011) at the store. So if you are enjoying the glorious Summer in London town, please pop over to Pedlars. I promise you won't be disappointed. The collection is limited and it will only be on for 6 weeks until 12 June. See you there!

giveaway time: "whale" print up for grabs!

I am rapidly approaching another milestone in my Etsy shop: 500 sales! To celebrate, I have a very sweet little "Whale" print looking for a loving new home. Hand pulled with delft blue and black water based ink on 220gsm Daler Rowney paper. Size: A3 - 42cm x 29.7cm. Edition of 45 signed prints.

Q: How do I enter?
A: Keeping up with the prospective Summer Holiday/Royal Wedding Festivities/Happy Vibes, please leave a comment stating where you would go/what you would do for your DREAM SUMMER HOLIDAY! Yup, we can all do with a well deserved break. Please remember to leave your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly and entries are welcome worldwide.

The winner will be announced shortly after I've reached that 500 sale mark. So excited, can't wait. Thank you for all the support from my readers and customers. Couldn't have done it without you.

"Whale" is also available in chartreuse and grey and can be purchased from my Etsy shop.