Featured in The Simple Things

Mengsel's colourful "Toucans"cushion made an appearance in The Simple Things Issue 03. I just love this magazine! Beautiful photography, yummy recipes and pretty things for the home.

Shop the "Toucans" cushion HERE





February 02, 2013

Mengsel in Home Ideas Australia

The lovely Sarah from my Australian stockist Hello Polly in Melbourne sent these clippings from Home Ideas magazine, Australia. Mengsel's "Bigger Boat" cushion cover is featured with a selection of very pretty and colourful cushion covers. Pretty pretty!





March 01, 2012

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

Meet Ben & Pepper, Luxembourg

A few weeks ago, I went to Luxembourg for the bank holiday with my husband and a bunch of friends. Just so happens that one of my newest stockists, Ben & Pepper is located in Luxembourg and this gave me the perfect opportunity to meet the creative minds behind one of the city's exciting new homeware boutiques. Benoit and Pepper were incredibly nice and let me take pictures of the store (not completed yet - will open in a couple of weeks) and they even showed me around Luxembourg a little bit.

I just love all the gorgeous vintage and upcycled touches combined with the best new textiles. Especially the beautiful pieces from Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild. It really is a wonderful space close to the Old Town Centre. Can't wait to see it when it is completed and I wish Benoit & Pepper all the best in their new venture. More info at their website: www.benandpepper.com








mengsel in canada

The randomness of this world never fails to amaze me. Lauren, a girl who worked with me in the London jewellery boutique EC One back in the day, stumbled upon my tea towels in Toronto, Canada. She kindly took a few snaps of the shop window, where my black Moka Express tea towel is displayed alongside some pretty cool designs. The shop is Good Egg, my stockist in Canada. Check out their website. Quite an amazing space. Thanks Lauren!




Mengsel now available at brand new online store, Cow & Co.

Cow&Co. is an international online design superstore delivering new, unique & vintage items & gifts straight to your door. Mengsel's Moka Express and Retro Roosters tea towels are now available in this fabulous UK based online store. My favourites from the shop...

Ship Pillow by Gabriela Pardo. Price: £35.00
Glass Jar Light Shade by James Shaw. Price: £18.00
Teardrop Brooch by Lori. Price: £18.00

Mad London Design Festival discounts at Mengsel

As part of The London Design Festival, which ends on Sunday 26 September 2010, there is a 20% discount offer in the Mengsel shop (only Big Cartel shop). All you have to do is enter the code TWITTER20 at the checkout when asked for discount voucher and 20% will automatically be deducted from your checkout. No refunds from Paypal, you just pay your discounted rate. That reduces the large Moka Express prints from £48.00 to only £38.40 and the Robots in Love prints from £28.00 to only £22.40!!! Hurry, hurry, because it the discount will only be available this weekend until the London Design Festival ends. Happy weekend...

Click HERE to go shopping.

Robots in Love hand pulled silkscreen print in Pea Green
Moka Express 70x50cm hand pulled silkscreen print in Bright Red

100% Norway at 100% Design

Yesterday, I took some time out to visit 100% Design at Earl's Court. One of the coolest things I saw there was Siren Elise Wilhelmsen's 365 - a Knitting Clock. Exhibiting with 100% Norway, this immediately caught my attention. By the end of the year, the clock has produced a 2 metre long scarf. The inspiration for Wilhelmsen's clock - measuring the time in a three-dimensional form; in volume. The clock counts the 24 hourse per day, for each half and whole hour a needle is knitting a stitch, each day makes one knitted line. How innovative!

More information about Siren Elise Wilhelmsen's work at her website: http://www.sirenelisewilhelmsen.com/

Visit 100% Norway at 100% Design at Earls Court, London from 23-26 September 2010


Winner of Mengsel blog giveaway

I've reached my landmark 200th sale about two weeks ago, but did not even have the chance to announce the winner yet. Crazy, crazy! Well, after randomly picking a winner via the trusty name out of a hat route again, the lucky winner of an original Retro Roosters cotton tea towel set (one apple green, one delft blue) is... Sew Obsessed from Devon. Congratulations, you will receive your prize soon xxx

September 24, 2010

Folksy Friday: Getting ready for Autumn/Winter 2010

I think that if we are lucky, there might be few days of Summer left, but let us not kid ourselves: The leaves WILL fall from the trees, nights WILL get longer, days WILL get shorter and darker and the air WILL turn chilly at some point. Get ready for the cold months ahead with these adorable knits from Folksy. They actually make me excited about Winter!

The Slipped Pom Pom Hat in Black from Dolly Knits at Folksy

Lambswool Red Pencil Scarf from Sara Carr at Folksy
Tattoo Inspired Love/Hate Mittens/Gloves by Mouthy Mitts at Folksy
Miss Lemon Cardigan by Flossy and Dossy at Folksy
The Green  Tree Cowl from Dolly Knits at Folksy