NEW silkscreen print "Lake Boathouse"

Hey guys, I've got a brand new limited edition silkscreen of only 50 prints called "Lake Boathouse".

Printed by hand in my West London studio, this four colour print was so much fun to do. I love how the colours came out - it really makes you think of kayaking on crystal clear waters along tree-lined shores. I can smell the fresh air! There is something distinctly Scandinavian about this print.

"Lake Boathouse" is available HERE in the Mengsel Shop.

Please scroll down to see images of the making process of this limited edition print.



Colours mixed and ready to go.

Lining up the little red kayaks

Red layer being pulled. Aaah, fresh ink.

Red layer done.  Now it just needs to dry before the last green layer.

Making sure the green tree layer is perfectly in line before pulling the ink.

Pulling the green ink through the fine mesh screen onto paper.

Drying between layers.



Mengsel at the V&A

Mengsel's sweet little "Whale" and "Bigger Boat" cushions and "Fish & Chips" silkscreen print made it all the way to the Victoria and Albert Museum's Shop! So excited about this, because the V&A has always been my favourite place to go with my sketchbook with an abundance of inspiration and beautiful things on display.

The cushions and prints join a collection of seaside inspired goods to form a British Seaside collection at the V&A.

Might have to make a little trip down to South Kensington this week to go spot them in the shop. Absolutely thrilled!

You can also buy these seaside inspired items directly from the Mengsel Shop. Here's to a fabulously sunny and colourful British Summer!









Valentine's Day 2013 at Mengsel

Looking for a non-cheesy Valentine's Day gift for your special someone that will look great in his/her home for years and years? Then look no further than the brand new LOVE print.

A great gift especially for graphic design an typography fans. This print is simple, bold and bright. Designed by Luzelle van der Westhuizen and printed in London on fine art quality papers. The quality of this print is really high and the colours are amazing.

Four different colour options: 
- duck egg blue
- rose blush
- lemon
- red

Two size options: 
A3 - £25
A2 - £35

Last order date for Valentine's Day delivery is Monday 11 February for the United Kingdom and Thursday 7 February 2013 for Everywhere Else (and by Everywhere Else, I mean worldwide!)

Buy the LOVE print HERE at the Mengsel Shop.

(p.s. would make a great wedding pressie for a friend too!)






January 31, 2013

Giclée prints at Mengsel

I've just introduced a new giclée print range to the Mengsel Shop featuring a selection of my best selling limited edition silkscreen prints:

- Bigger Boat in turquoise
- Whale in chartreuse and grey
- Whale in delft blue and black
- Mountain Cabin

All sized A3 (42cm H x 29cm W) and a steal at only £25. You can even buy a couple as a collection.

All of these prints would make fantastic Valentine's Day gifts and the quality of the prints are really great. Printed in London with archival quality inks on 220gsm fine art paper.

The prints will not have my original signature, date or number on it (like the limited editions), but will have the Mengsel logo in the bottom righthand corner.

You can find them all HERE at the Mengsel Shop.

I have so many ideas for this year, so lots of new work coming soon!





Mengsel at Not On the High Street

So happy to announce that Mengsel has joined amazing UK based site NOT ON THE HIGH STREET. So excited about this. Even got my first sale after being live on the site for only an hour!

I will be adding loads of new prints to the site (as well as my own site, www.mengsel.com) in the next couple of weeks and towards Christmas.

You can also find out more about the inspirational success story of the company founded by Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish HERE.



October 11, 2012

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.









colour of the day: ultramarine green

I always have such a tough time naming my colours (a fine balance) and I've decided that it is about time that I invest in a Pantone colour chart (a bit pricy, but worthy it). I printed a new edition of 50 prints in my popular "Bigger Boat" design at the end of last year, before going on my travels. The previous edition in turquoise green is now completely sold out and I've listed my new edition and the colour is... ULTRAMARINE GREEN!

Did a bit of research on the colour and it just so happens to be on the Pantone Colour Fashion Report for Fall 2012. Have a look below at all the other colours, very beautiful. Definitely a lot of inspiration in there.

You can purchase the brand new "Bigger Boat" hand pulled silkscreen print in ultramarine green HERE at the Mengsel Shop.

Bigger Boat silkscreen print in ultramarine green at Mengsel


A few more ultramarine green inspired fashion...

ultramarine green skinny jeans at Current Elliot
NARS eyeshadow duo in misfit
Seck MT shoes in ultramarine green at Onitsuka Tiger
ultramarine green dress at Zara

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

"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...