Monday, December 17, 2012

FLASH SALE item of the day for 17 Dec

From today, 17 Dec until Christmas Day, I will add one item to the FLASH SALE section of the Mengsel Shop. That specific item will be available for 50% of the original price for that day only. Christmas Cheer all around!

The first item available at less than 50% is the A2 sized Moka Express silkscreen print in neon pink. Printed by hand in my studio! Usually £65, but until tomorrow morning at 12pm, only £32! Wow!

You can buy it HERE in the Mengsel shop.

Keep your eyes open for the next couple of days, where a new item will be available for less than half the original price for one day only. But be aware: every day's offer will only be available for that specific day.

MERRY CHRISTMAS folks and thank you for all of your great support in 2012. Really looking forward to 2013 and all the new things that I'm working on...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mengsel made the Stylist cut!

Our Moka Express tea towel made Stylist magazine's Christmas gift guide! It really is a great stocking filler or a Secret Santa gift. At only £9, what's not to like?

Available HERE at the Mengsel shop

Available HERE at the Mengsel shop

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Personalised "Robots in Love" print now available

So excited to share something really special for my shop. I'm now offering personalised prints, starting with the first design, the classic "Robots in Love".

Available in a number of colour options, including apple green, pitch black, duck egg blue, postbox red, macaroon pink, delft blue and duck egg blue.

Just let us know which colour you would prefer and add the two names that you would like at checkout. Easypeasy! Yay!

The personalised Robots in Love is printed in the UK on 210gsm archival matte paper. This is just such a personal and quirky gift and perfect for weddings or just a sweet surprise for your other half.

Available in the Mengsel shop HERE

Thursday, October 25, 2012

House and Leisure South Africa November 2012

It is always so nice when my family in South Africa let me know when Mengsel products make it into the pages of one of the country's best interior magazines, House & Leisure. Luckily I can read it here in London on my iPad!

Mengsel's Retro Roosters tea towel in delft blue popped up on the trend pages alongside some pretty cool tea towels for your kitchen.

All of the beautiful houses in my home country makes me quite envious of the great outdoors lifestyle and boundless creativity over there.

I literally only have a handful of them left, so you better be quick if you want to get your hands on one.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nigella Lawson loves Moka Express

Last night, I got back from the gym, switched the TV on and Nigella Lawson's new Italian style BBC cooking show Nigellissima was on. Just got to see the last 5 minutes of the show as Nigella whipped up another fantastic feast in her beautiful kitchen.

As Nigella stepped back into her kitchen after feeding her hungry and appreciative guests, I couldn't help notice something very familiar hanging beside her oven - it was Mengsel's Moka Express tea towel in black! I couldn't believe it and had to pause the channel just to make sure. What a random surprise. This shall go down in history as my claim to fame. Hahaha!

Here's a snap on BBC's website with Nigella and black Moka Express tea towel in the background. Love you Nigella!

You can buy the Moka Express tea towel in the Mengsel Shop and it is also available in cherry red and as limited edition hand pulled silkscreen prints in various colour options.

Afterwards, I did some research and found this very interesting link to the BBC website where they showed how the Nigelllissima set was created. On the show, it really looks like her own home, but was created in a warehouse studio. Quite amazing. Check it out here

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Black Cabs of London Town

A while ago, I was a approached by Fawn Arts Consultancy to provide one of my prints for the halls of the prestigious King's College London. Turns out that my "Black Cabs" print was exactly what they were after to spice up the interiors of the college! It looks really great up on the wall and they did a really nice job with the framing. 

Read more HERE about the very interesting history of the King's College and its famous pupils (including people as diverse as Florence Nightingale, Desmond Tutu and John Keats). Founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister).

Get a slice of London in your home with the "Black Cabs" limited edition silkscreen prints from the Mengsel Shop

(Image provided by Fawn Arts Consultancy)

 (Image provided by Fawn Arts Consultancy)

"Black Cabs" - available at Mengsel Shop

"Black Cabs" - available at Mengsel shop

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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, 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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

and the winner of the cushion giveaway is...


Congratulations Cathy! You will receive two toucans cushions according to your choice. Hope they find a comfy little spot on your sofa.

I will host another giveaway soon, I promise.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mengsel in the press: Real Homes September 2012

Some more great press for Mengsel prints! The limited edition "Leafy Heart" silkscreen print in shimmery gold is part of "The New Neutrals" in the September 2012 issue of Real Homes UK.

You can buy the "Leafy Heart" print in shimmery gold in the Mengsel shop and it is also available in wedgewood blue. Limited edition, hand drawn and printed by hand.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Mengsel in the Press: Making magazine Aug 2012

Mengsel's "Swan" cushion in coral reef made it into the very creative pages of Making magazine for the August 2012 issue. Love this magazine. Lots of fun projects for makers.

The "Swan" cushion is available in the Mengsel shop in coral reef en black. Only a few of these left, so be quick if you want one!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

GIVEAWAY TIME at mengsel!

As ya'll know, I love a good giveaway. There is a set of exclusive Mengsel cushions up for grabs over here. Each cushion cover retails for £45 in the Mengsel Shop, so this prize is worth a whopping £90! 

What you need to do to enter: 

1) If you are not already subscribed to the Mengsel mailing list (get news about fab giveaways like this one + discounts, etc), please subscribe on the Mengsel HOMEPAGE. Alternatively, you can follow on TWITTER

2) Leave a comment below and tell me which cushion cover you would like to win. 

  • The winner will win 2 cushions, so when you enter, let me know which combination
  • You can choose 2 different ones, or 2 of the same
  • Choose from 3 designs: Toucans, Bigger Boat or Whale. Cushions are 100% cotton and hand screen printed in the UK. Winner will receive cushion covers only, without inners. Cushion cover size is 50cm x 50cm, a very standard size. 
  • Entries are accepted from all countries and prize will be posted from the UK
  • Entries close on Sunday  9 September 12pm GMT and the winner will be chosen by Tuesday 11 September 
Good luck and please don't hesitate to CONTACT me if you need any further information. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

copper tones

Hi everybody! Something new in the Mengsel shop this week. A lovely metallic copper limited edition version of the famous Mini Moka (A3 size) silkscreen print. Only 20 of these printed, so VERY limited edition. I just love copper and it is such a good neutral colour, but still a little bit unusual.

The metallic ink printed quite nicely in the studio and I'm very happy with it. Hope you like it?

Available HERE at the Mengsel shop

(P.S. The cute little birdie was a gift from my mom and is by artist Gisela Graham)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Have a great weekend!

London is abuzz right now with all of the excitement of the 2012 Olympic Games. The atmosphere in my adopted city is amazing. With the Athletics starting this weekend, we will all be glued to the TV watching all of the action. Especially looking forward to seeing fellow South African and all round superhuman hero Oscar Pistorius in action.

Last Friday, I met friends for lunch and decided to walk back to Waterloo station via the "scenic route" past Tower of London, over Tower Bridge, Borough Market, past the Tate Modern and back to newly opened Blackfriars station. I didn't know that it opened on the South side and what a great spot! Right next to the Tate. Great for catching my direct train back home.

We also watched the Olympic Women's Road Cycling at Box Hill. Diving next Friday. I love the Olympics!

Of course I went a little Instagram crazy again. A few snaps of the Olympic City...

PS Remember that there is a 15% discount off your WHOLE ORDER at Mengsel during the entire 2012 Olympic Games. Enter the code OLYMPIC15 at checkout for discount. Yay!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Going Green in Real Homes

Mengsel's Robots in Love silkscreen print in pea green is featured in the August 2012 issue of Real Homes UK alongside some pretty cool other green interior pieces in various shades of green. Love it!

This print is also available in red, neon pink and grey from the Mengsel Shop.