Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Introducing: "Tiny Towers" prints NEW in the Mengsel shop

After printing away in the studio until the late hours of last night, my new art prints are ready and for sale in my SHOP. I think they came out rather pretty after figuring out which colour combinations would look best. In the end I settled for orange & fuschia and blue & lime green. The design was drawn by hand, scanned and reworked in photoshop to produce the photostencil, after which it was printed by hand using traditional screen printing methods. More information on my website www.mengsel.com as well. This is an edition of 30 of each colour. Hope you like them?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Handpainted pots by Schwidle Shop

Just love these handpainted pots by Schwidle Shop on Etsy. They are available in a variety of bright colours and designs and are coated with weatherproof varnish.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cosas Minimas by Blanca Gomez

Just discovered the beautiful work of Madrid based illustrator Blanca Gomez. Cosas minimas means tiny things in Spanish. Have a look at her website and Etsy shop for more information about Blanca's charming illustrations and prints.


Yesterday, Sarah Golden from craftyFOLK posted a really nice article about my work on her blog. I had a look at her Etsy shop and I absolutely love her designs. As you all know, I love old school gadgets, so her hand drawn typewriter Leica camera designs are absolutely charming. Illustrator/surface pattern designer Sarah works from her home studio in the West Coast, USA. Here are a few of her very pretty designs: Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

want this

Beautiful chinoiserie duvet set from Dwell Studio. Beautifully styled photo. Love the birdies, plants poster and leather chairs.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Superette, Cape Town

Superette is a neighbourhood café in Woodstock, Cape Town where you can find an assortment of your favourite market produce and specialty foods. Found these beautiful interior shots of the cafe on their website: www.superette.co.za. This makes me REALLY homesick for beautiful Cape Town.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Etsy find: Folk Art Berggren Percolator - Vintage by Crafts Cafe

Okay, so everybody knows that I love coffee. (Hence the Moka Express prints). Another thing that I love is folksy vintage Scandinavian style decor. How cute is this vintage enamelware percolater coffee pot featuring bright Scandinavian folk art by Etsy seller Craftscafe?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tea towels now available at todryfor.com

Mengsel tea towels are now available to purchase at the wonderful website dedicated to tea towels, ToDryFor. The designs available are "Roosters" in Delft Blue and "Moka Express" in Black. ToDryFor boasts a great selection of tea towels and Sally and Dave sure have an eye for bold and colourful graphic design

Mengsel now available at Tenderproduct, Covent Garden

I'm pleased to announce that Mengsel products are now available at the wonderful Tenderproduct store at 6 Cecil Court, WC2N 4HE, London. Tenderproduct also has a great online shop with some really fun designs. The shop showcases the creations and wares of the most distinct emerging talent in Art and Design and is a great place in central London to find art and design books and limited-print publications.

My husband Nico and I were in the area on Sunday, so I decided to show him the shop. As it was a Sunday, it was closed, but I was so happy to see my "i heart robot" pillow case set and "retro roosters" designs hanging in the shop window. He just took this little snap with his phone of me standing in front of the store looking like the typical dork that I am.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bon Apetit

Over the weekend, I watched Julie and Julia with my husband. Meryl Streep is amazing and hillarious and I recognise a lot of myself in the Julie character. (Loved the part where she blamed ADD for being really bad at housework.) Sounds really cheesy, but it is a very inspiring movie and made me realise that I CAN do something that makes me happy. Anywho... I found this really cute print featuring Julia in "Bon Apetit" cooking mode on Etsy by elloh.

We Make London 26 June 2010

We Make London just announced the exhibitor list for the We Make London Summer Fair on 26 June 2010 at Chelsea Town Hall. I'm pleased to announce that Mengsel will be one of the sellers at this wonderful fair and I'm very excited about that. Expect to see loads of new stuff plus my limited edition silkscreen prints, tea towels and cushion covers. Hope to see all of you Londoners there in June. Happy Summer! 

They're back! Yellow waves "Bigger Boat" print - edition of 30

Yesterday, I was printing up a storm in my Richmond studio, as you can see from the fresh prints drying below. The yellow waves "Bigger Boat" original silkscreen print is back and available to purchase in my Etsy and Folksy shops. The edition of 30 are all signed, dated and numbered and ready to brighten up your home. Better grab them while you can. Happy shopping folks!