Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Look what I have!

Back in September last year, I blogged about this amazing London papercut print from Paris based Familie Summerbelle in this post. I've always been a big admirer of Julie's work and couldn't believe my luck when Familie Summerbelle's stand was right opposite our Curate 40 stand at Pulse 2010. Admiring "my print" from across the aisle, while talking to future customers, I decided then and there that it must officially become mine. After the show, Simon suggested that we trade prints, so I traded one of my red "Manor Garden" prints for a "London Map". How fabulous! It is now framed in my bedroom next to a few of my favourite books. Thank you Simon and Julie. More info about Familie Sumerbelle here.

"London map" by Famillie Summerbelle
London map framed in my bedroom        

Traded for my "Manor Garden" silkscreen print. Yay!!!

Bird mural, Brick Lane, East London

Mengsel is on Pinterest now!

I was just invited to join Pinterest, an online community and a place to curate and share things that you love. It is like a virtual pinboard where you can "follow" collections created by people that you admire. I only joined last night and I'm already hooked! It is a very easy way to create mood boards for inspiration. You can follow Mengseldesign on Pinterest if you clink on this link.

We Make London summer fair

Everybody had a great time at the We Make London summer fair at the Old Chelsea Town hall on Saturday. It was fantastic to meet all the sellers and also see some familiar faces. Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year, my friends Liani, Graham, Andrea, Elmarie, Siebert and Laeticia were there to keep me company at my stand. Thanks for the lovely pics Graham!
At the Mengsel stand
Liani helping out

The main hall of the Old Chelsea town hall
Andrea, Siebert and Liani keeping me company.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

game of tennis?

It is Summer in London! Living in Wimbledon, the tennis is everywhere I look. A very exciting time of the year. Especially after watching that record breaking game between Isner and Mahut game going on for an epic 10 HOURS. I think you might see a tennis inspired Mengsel design soon, so keep your eyes peeled. In the spirit of Wimbledon, here are some tennis inspired finds:

Richie Tenenbaum. Pictured with Margot Tenenbaum.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mengsel prints now available at The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh

When my sister-in-law Liani returned after a weekend in Edinburgh, she told me about this amazing space that she stumbled upon, The Red Door Gallery and that Mengsel's prints will be a perfect fit. Well, turns out that Sarah Kelk is just as nice and friendly as stated on The Red Door gallery blog. So, I'm very pleased to announce that my limited edition silkscreen prints will be on sale at the gallery and online shop. How exciting!

The Red Door Gallery is one of Edinburgh's most distinctive and individual boutique spaces and supports the work of independent and emerging designers. Original, inspirational and affordable artwork and design led products are presented in the gallery.

For more information, check out their website and online shop: The Red Door Gallery, 42 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Take 5 - The Skulls

It's not that I'm in a gloomy mood after a wonderful relaxing bank holiday weekend (and we're not even nowhere near Halloween), but there can be a real charm and beauty to skulls. Forget the traditional "Day of the Dead" associations and embrace the new colourful trend.