Monday, April 30, 2012

NEW! "Toucans" silkscreen print

I've printed another edition of my ever so happy "Toucans" silkscreen print in some groovy tropical colours: coral rose & black (edition of 140) and turquoise and black (edition of 110). Available in an A3 size.

You can buy the colour of your choice HERE at the Mengsel shop. Hope you like them?

a little thought on tattoos...

I can't quite wrap my head around this, but someone in the US got a tattoo (permanent ink forever) of my Bigger Boat design on his/her body.

My blog friend Diana Mieczan from the gorgeous ExPress-O blog sent me a tweet this week to say that she's spotted it on somebody's "Tattoo Inspiration" pinboard on Pinterest. Pinned from the charmingly named website, fuckyeahtattoos. Lovely. 

Well here is the tattoo:

And here is my original hand pulled silkscreen print: 
It is 100% a copy. I don't quite know what to make of this. On the one hand I'm a little flattered and on the other hand I'm just scratching my head in disbelief. Guess this is just what happens when you have your work online for all the world to see. What do you think? Opinions? Has this happened to any of you designers out there? 

Friday, April 27, 2012

we have a winner!

We have a winner in the Easter Weekend Giveaway Competition over here at Mengsel. The winner is...

Margaret! Congrats! I will be in touch to get your address to post your "Swans" print in your chosen colour of emerald and mint

Thank you for all the entries, I absolutely LOVED reading all of the friendly comments. Sometimes it is really great to get some good feedback to know that you are still on the right track with your work.

Sorry for the long overdue announcement. I just had such a hard time choosing a winner. Keep an eye on the blog, because I DO love a good giveaway. More coming soon.

Hope everybody has a lovely weekend!
- Lu

P.S. I just stumbled upon our winner's blog The Bite Size Baker. Gorgeous! Have a peep...

mengsel in MIX

So exciting! My "Bigger Boat" cushion was chosen for a preview feature of Pulse in MIX. (Quite appropriate, as Mengsel means "mix"! Oh the irony.)

According to MIX, Mengsel prints "are set to be a big hit this year". Yay!

I've always been a huge fan of the magazine. If you are a creative or in the design industry, this is the magazine for you. Fantastic for trend forecasts and seasonal colour choices, it offers pages full of inspiration. Check out the magazine's site at Global Colour. You can buy it online at their site.

So, as you can see, Mengsel will have its very own stand in the Launchpad section (right by the entrance) at Pulse this year! I have so much to do before the show and I'm very excited about it. Very much looking forward to meeting some of my twitter friends if you're visiting the show, do come and say hi and have a look at my prints up close.

Pulse will be held at Earls Court in London from 10-12 June 2012. More information about tickets and the show HERE at the Pulse website. If you are a retailer or designer and you've never visited Pulse, you don't know what you're missing! Mengsel's stand number at the show is LP5. Please come and say hello...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Weekend Giveaway at Mengsel!

Hey folks, it's giveaway time here at Mengsel. You can win an original hand pulled "SWANS" silkscreen print. A3 size, limited edition of 50, signed and dated - and worth £40.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below on which colour option you like and why and you have a chance to be a winner! The giveaway is open to all countries.

Colour options are: 
1) emerald and mint
2) bright red and hot pink
3) ultramarine and sky 

Entries close on Tuesday 10 April at 12pm GMT. Happy Easter everybody. Hope you have a great bank holiday weekend. Let's hope the weather is not too bad!

The "Swans" print is also available online in the Mengsel Shop.