Bunny Wabbits

My beautiful Russian Blue, Florence snuggling up to a Rabbit night light from Not On The High Street.

August 14, 2013

say hello to folly

Mengsel has a brand new stockist in the UK, the ever so lovely FollyFolly was conceived out of a desire to find beautiful and imaginative gifts and a love of mixing contemporary pieces with unique vintage treasures. The website stocks a selection of Mengsel prints, like Bigger Boat and Nightingale.  Some of my favourite pieces from the site...

Liberty Book of Home Sewing - £19.99
Floras Field Wooden Tray by Darling Clementine - £24.95
Un Dimanche a Paris Wallpaper by Familie Summerbelle - £44.95

November 07, 2011


Movember is here! Will you be growing a 'tache? That's if you're a boy. If you're a girl, you will just look silly.

Moustache Stamp by Greenteam - $8.90
Mr Moustache tote bag by Sirena con Jersey - EUR 16.00
I Love your Moustache card by Woodland Ink
i heart moustache button badge by Heart Zeena - £1.50

Moustache Gentleman plush cushion by Caroline Dulko

November 06, 2011

Say hello to Hello Polly

G'day my Australian friends! I have a new stockist in Melbourne, Australia. Hello Polly just opened its online shop and was set up by Sarah Kelk (formerly of The Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh - another stockist of mine). Sarah has a fantastic eye for spotting smile inducing designs from some of the most talented designers, including Elsie Dodds, Lisa Jones and Snug.

A selection of Mengsel prints can be purchased at Hello Polly, including "Fish&Chips", "Moka Express", "Retro Roosters", tea towels and cushion range.

Here's a few of my favourite picks from the site. Visit Hello Polly at the following link: http://www.hellopolly.com.au/

Olaf cushion, Lisa Jones
Blue Flowers Wrap, nineteenseventythree
Things to Do Notepad set, The Small Object
A print, Elsie Dodds
...c'mon, I HAD to pick on of my own designs! Bigger Boat cushion cover, Mengsel

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...


New in the Mengsel shop this week:
Tiny Retro Robots! Silkscreen printed by hand in crisp white ink on pitch black Canson paper, this limited (edition of 30) print really plays with contrasts and will be a sweet addition to your home or a great wedding present for a couple with a taste for all things fun. The repeat pattern is based on my own illustrations and is available in here in the Mengsel shop. Hope it makes you smile!

(Also available in my here in my Etsy shop)

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

once upon a time

We are now exactly two weeks away from the biggest event of the year here in the UK. Yes, the holy matrimony of Wills and Kate (in case you haven't heard). The excitement here in London has almost reached fever pitch, with all of the shops filled with Union Jacks and Royal memorabilia. On the morning of the wedding, I will be getting on the Eurostar to Luxembourg via Brussels, so I will miss out on the big event. Maybe I'll record the whole thing on Sky? Will you be watching?

Anyway, as cheesy as Royal memorabilia can be, there's some pretty sweet and quirky things out there on Etsy to celebrate the special day.
William and Kate Royal Wedding Commemorative tea towel by Taylors Type at Etsy

Royal Party Parade Tape by Belle and Boo at Etsy

Royal Wedding Breakfast tea towel - neon pink

Westminster Abbey Cushion by Helena Carrington at Etsy

love bird commemorative tea towel by Heartzeena at Etsy

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