Tuesday, January 25, 2011

heart on your sleave

There's something about hearts that just make me smile. Watch this space for a great Valentine's Day Mengsel blog giveaway...

Louise Gray for ASOS t-shirt Dress With Heart Panel
Vivienne Westwood for Melissa heart shoes
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Heart Lock Sweater

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Brand new print from Mengsel: "Whale"

BRAND NEW silkscreen print from Mengsel! I wanted to create a print that would be a continuation of my popular "Bigger Boat" design, so here we have "Whale". Happily floating in love on a delft blue (my favourite colour) graphic patterned sea.

Signed, dated and numbered editon of 45 prints, A3 size, (approx 30x40cm). The "Whale" print is a pretty, sweet and colourful edition to any home. It will make a fantastic Valentine's day gift or a gift for a brand new baby's nursery. I will be printing more colour options soon, so I will keep you posted.

Available to purchase in the Mengsel Shop and Mengsel's Etsy shop, where there will be more images to view too. Happy gift shopping!

"Whale" silkscreen print in Delft Blue and Black

Detail of "Whale" print in Delft Blue and Black

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Good Nightingale

Yay! Yesterday, I managed to silkscreen print a new pillowcase set design of mine that I've wanted to make for a long time. It shows two little nightingale birds telling each other, "good nightingale". Even sweet little birds need a good night's sleep. At the moment they are only available in dove grey on white cotton, but I will be printing more colours soon. Which new colours would you like these couple of birdies to printed?

The "Good Nightingale" pillowcase sets will also be sold as singles, if you only need one of them. They are available to buy in the Mengsel Shop and my Etsy Shop. So hurry if you want to buy your better half a sweet Valentine's day pressie!

"Good Nightingale" pillowcase set in grey
"Good Nightingale" pillowcase set in grey

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bigger Boat print at ESP Gallery Australia for a good cause

The lovely Satu Chad contacted me last year to get one of my prints, Bigger Boat, for an exhibition in Australia that will raise money for the Asylum Seekers Centre of New South Wales. I'm very honoured to be part of this exhibition. More info at  www.esprojects.com.au 

Bigger Boat original silkscreen print in turquoise by Mengsel

Monday, January 3, 2011

Prints Charming: House and Leisure South Africa Jan/Feb 2011 issue

Mengsel's colourful 100% cotton tea towels have been featured in one of South Africa's best interior and lifestyle magazines. The green "Retro Roosters" tea towel and black "Moka Express" tea towel will definitely brighten up your kitchen. Available at my South African stockist in Cape Town, Vamp Furniture and online at the Mengsel Shop or Mengsel's Etsy shop. So wonderful to see my work in one of my favourite magazines!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Areaware animal boxes

Discovered these adorable starage boxes from the always amazing Areaware. Animals include a whale, camel, bear, rhino, walrus and more. Made out of New Growth Beech Wood. So clever and sweet.

whale box, closed

whale box, open
rhino box, closed

rhino box, open
walrus box, closed

walrus box, open