Friday, June 6, 2014


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Monday, January 27, 2014

off the grid

A lesson in geometry for Spring 2014 with stripes everywhere - horizontal, diagonal and vertical. Throw in a mix of unexpected colour combinations with black and white and I'm in geometric style heaven.

White & Black Grid Print Wrap Back Shirt by Lavish Alice

Image via Life is a Luxury

Checkerboard Bag by Marni (via ELLE Decor)

Grid geometric patterned rug by Habitat

Cut-out leather necklace by COS

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blue Valentine

We are big fans of BLUE over here at Mengsel. 
Avoid all the usual colours this Valentine's Day
- SING THE BLUES with our selection of fab prints.

Prints make excellent gifts that will be enjoyed in your love's
home through the whole year, not just February 14th.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Up in the Clouds: nursery decor inspired by pastel colours, clouds and birds

Mengsel's new "Swallow" limited edition silkscreen print in soft lilac and aquamarine will make a great addition to a nursery. I've selected a few pieces that I think will compliment it really well.

Nothing wrong with dreaming a little bit and having your head up in the clouds...

1. "Swallow" ltd edition print £45 Mengsel 2. Cloud Coat hangers $15 Tea Pea New Zealand 3. In the Rain Wallpaper €67.50 Ferm Living 4. Blabla Kids Pillow Pink Cloud €70 Neouf 5. Shelf Cloud €65 Coccoli Home at My Little Square 6. Lucky Swallows pop-out baby mobile £9.00 Kidsonroof

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

curating a collection of prints for your home

I'm always intrigued by how people put beautiful things together to create something personal and unique in their homes. Is it by simply selecting pieces that you really love, a well executed plan of matching styles and colours or a little bit of both?

The great thing about affordable limited edition silkscreen prints, is that because the cost is not so high, you can afford to change the prints according to your mood, season or colour changes in your home. Mix it up!

These walls look pretty good to me...

Curating idea for your home

// A collection of: black and white graphic op art pieces combined with architecture and wildlife posters
// via Pinterest

// A collection of typewriter canvases above a study area in this West Hollywood home 

// A collection of: Botanical prints simply fixed to the wall with gold washi tape
// via Poppytalk

// A collection of: black and white Fornasetti plates

// Pegboard wall with colourful artwork and neon frames

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Retro Style Festive Recipe Tea Towels by Mengsel

Say hello to Mengsel's wonderful new festive retro inspired illustrated tea towels. The two designs feature recipes for Classic Gingerbread Men and Mulled Wine (with a twist).

We worked with super nice US based blogger Diana from exPress-O's tried and tested special recipes, which was illustrated by Luzelle van der Westhuizen in her trademark bold colours and Scandinavian simplicity.

Hope you enjoy them! You can buy them HERE individually and in sets. We only had 100 of each design made, so you better snap them up quick!

Monday, December 16, 2013

little cabins

Love this beautiful Little Bud vase house from Etsy store 2of2. Brother and Sister Dan and Mer Dundin creates decorative architectural structures from precision cut birch wood.

The simple, rustic house shape reminded me so much of my limited edition "Mountain Cabin" silkscreen print.

2of2 was was opened in honor of their late mother, Patty, who taught them that "the wonder of childhood can stay with you in life if you let your imagination pave the way." 

I love that.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

unconventional christmas wreaths

Why not step away from the traditional this season and explore some quirky and exciting wreaths for your festive front door?

// Beautiful geometric patterns //

Himmeli Wreath Hruskaa

// modern laser cut //

Wooden Bauble Christmas Wreath Gilbert13 at Not On The High Street

// paper //

by French artist Claude Lothier

// yarn and felt //

// twig and berries //

Art Photograph by Lisa Russo Fine Art at Etsy

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Inspired: Arctic themed nursery

1. Wally the Walrus children's print £12 The Nice Studio 2. Penguin wooden teether $12 Keepsake Toys  3. Narwhal mug and plate set One Kings Lane 4. Polar Bear organic cotton blanket £30 Mengsel 5. Djeko 3 layered igloo puzzle £13.95 Little Baby Company 6. Arctic Rocker $129 The Land of Nod

Monday, November 25, 2013

Snug as a bug with Mengsel's "Sheep" organic blanket

My friend Naomi's adorable baby girl Claire wrapped up nice and warm in a "Sheep" organic cotton blanket by Mengsel. This chartreuse version is SOLD OUT, but the design also available in rose blush and winter melon. Too cute! Love the yellow, white and green colour combinations.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NEW silkscreen print "Lake Boathouse"

Hey guys, I've got a brand new limited edition silkscreen of only 50 prints called "Lake Boathouse".

Printed by hand in my West London studio, this four colour print was so much fun to do. I love how the colours came out - it really makes you think of kayaking on crystal clear waters along tree-lined shores. I can smell the fresh air! There is something distinctly Scandinavian about this print.

"Lake Boathouse" is available HERE in the Mengsel Shop.

Please scroll down to see images of the making process of this limited edition print.

Colours mixed and ready to go.

Lining up the little red kayaks

Red layer being pulled. Aaah, fresh ink.

Red layer done.  Now it just needs to dry before the last green layer.

Making sure the green tree layer is perfectly in line before pulling the ink.

Pulling the green ink through the fine mesh screen onto paper.

Drying between layers.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

NEW // Sheep Baby Blankets for Summer 2013

Say hello to supersoft limited edition 100% cotton baby blankets with screenprinted graphic sheep pattern. Available in 3 colours: soft grey, chartreuse and rose blush. Will look so sweet paired with our Bigger Boat baby bodysuits.

Hope you like them? Which colour is your favourite?

You can shop the BABY MENGSEL collection HERE...