House & Leisure November 2011

Two of my prints made it to the pages of the gorgeous new House & Leisure issue (November 2011). This South African magazine is a constant source of inspiration for me and always manages to get me homesick for the wide open spaces and blue skies of SA. "Tiny Towers" (blue and lime) and "Robots in Love" looks great against the backdrop of a bright yellow wall in this Kids Room inspired shoot.

Available in South Africa at Vamp Furniture, Cape Town or online at the Mengsel Shop (shipping worldwide from London, UK).
"Robots in love" HERE
"Tiny Towers" HERE

"Robots in Love" in bright red
"Tiny Towers" in blue and lime

colour of the day: terracotta

Brand new A3 sized Mini Moka silkscreen printed with white ink on terracotta coloured Canson paper available to purchase HERE in the Mengsel Shop. I've only printed 10 in this very specific colour, so if you want one... be quick!

Terracotta is such a rich, warm and lovely colour and makes me think of the Mediterranean. Here's a little mood board I put together...

In this picture:
- Contemporary Ceramics by Atelier Polyhedre
- Structured Stem Willow Bag by Orla Kielly
- Kenitra Rug at Anthropologie
- Eames prototypes on manganese clay body - house numbers by Heath Ceramics
- Le Creuset Grand Teapot in Volcanic at John Lewis
- Mini Moka Express hand pulled silkscreen print in terracotta by Mengsel


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

friday loves

In true rainy weekend style, there's a 15% discount offer in The Mengsel Shop all weekend. I'm sure you'll find something bright and colourful to cheer yourself up, even when it is grey and wet outside. To receive 15% discount, enter the coupon code RAINYWEEKEND at the checkout. Click HERE to go shopping.
Friday loves for a rainy London weekend...

1. Kate Spade Flicker Bon Shopper
2) Thomas Paul reversible aqua banner pillow
3) Hatty 2 Bow Sandles from Topshop
4) Relight Candle Holder Range from Heal's
5) Double breasted raincoat from Zara
6) Modern Vintage Style at Anthropologie
7) Lemon Meringue cupcake - recipe from Martha Stewart

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

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

this belongs in my home: ercol for john lewis

I've been an Ercol fan for quite some time and the Ercol Daybed is on my list of things that I would put in my dream home. So fantastic that John Lewis has an exclusive Ercol range now. I'm sure they will be snapped up pretty quickly. I think my favourite piece from the range is the Treviso desk by Matthew Hilton.

Ercol for John Lewis Chiltern Dining Furniture, £179 - £999
Ercol for John Lewis Chiltern Bench, £399
Ercol for John Lewis Chiltern Nest of 3 Tables, £399
Matthew Hilton for Ercol Treviso Desk, £950
May 16, 2011

Curate 40 X Pedlars launch night in Notting Hill

On Thursday night, the pop-up shop Curate 40 x Pedlars officially opened and it looks amazing. I feel really honoured to sell my wares alongside such amazing talents. The shop looks so great! Curate 40 took over the basement of Pedlars, but a few things made its way upstairs, including my "Bigger Boat" silkscreen print. You can view all the participating designers at the Curate 40 website. From 5 May - 11 June 2011. A few snaps from the evening:

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!

wish list: our workshop

Our WorkShop is the place to come to find beautiful, interesting and quirky design gifts. Formed by London graphic design duo Pui Lee and Gemma Stanton Love everything about this site. My favourites: 

London Tray by Swedish illustrator, Maria Holmer Dahlgren

Small Apple storage container for your bits and bobs.

Vintage Palissy Coffee Pot from the 1970s

Vintage Turi "Market" Design Coffee Set from the 1960s. 

Mango Wood Bowl, made by hand.
April 14, 2011