Monday, February 21, 2011

Guggenheim, Bilbao

For my 30th (still hasn't sunk in) birthday weekend, my husband and I went to the gorgeous San Sebastian in Northern Spain, Basque country. We flew from London to Bilbao, so we had the chance to spend the Sunday at the iconic Guggenheim museum before heading back. The sky was bright and blue all day. Very different to the last couple of months in grey London. Loved every minute. A few snaps taken with my new Canon EOS450D digital SLR...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

oh patti

On our weekend away, I read my first book on my brand new Amazon Kindle. It really is a joy to read. I read the legendary Patti Smith's memoir, Just Kids. Such a great story of an artist finding herself in 1970s New York. The book focuses on her relationship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and how they ended up from being practically homeless to successful artists, each in their own right. I love her boyish, bohemian style and she is still making music today.

Horses album cover (image: Electric Ladyland)
Photo: Last FM
Photo: Last FM
Photo: Last FM

Friday, February 18, 2011

Come on Summer!

I seriously can't wait for Summer. Really hoping for a good one this year. Already checking out some Spring/Summer clothes online. Maybe I'm a little over enthusiastic? Love these t-shirts from Zara. The perfect combination of illustration and stripes.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 is a very sweet accessories company from sunny Los Angeles, who focuses on "bringing gals around the world cheerful, modern, sparkly accessories that are full of whimsy and all out girlishness." Just love the fresh styling of the photographs and the pieces on offer are really sweet and pretty.

mini heart dual hair clip/brooch
pinwheel bow
pop flower
pom pom shoe clips

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

accessories for my dream office/studio

London based Present&Correct is a constantly evolving store, obsessed with stationary. A selection of P&C products mixed up with handmade goods, vintage items and work by designers from all over the world. In a perfect world, I would have a perfectly organised desk and office space with everything in its place. These cool items make it seem less impossible. I want everything from this store!

arrow stencil 
1960s typewriter
desk rubber stamps
french airmail set
to/from arrow labels
letterpress action clips

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

and the winner is...

Thank you so much to each and every one of you lovely people who left such kind comments in the Valentine's day giveaway competition.

Once again, the old name out of a hat manoeuvre worked its magic and the winner of the giveaway is:

Rosie! From the fabulous blog, A ROSIE OUTLOOK. Congratulations Rosie!!! Hope my duck egg blue "Leafy Heart" hand pulled silkscreen print finds a special place in your home.

Once again, thank you to all your entries. I will be organising another giveaway soon, so watch this space.
The prize: "Leafy Heart" silkscreen print in duck blue. Also available in macaroon pink.

{Available to purchase here}

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mengsel Valentine's Day blog giveaway!

Valentine's day is only 2 weeks away. Do you have a gift for your sweetheart yet? I will be giving away one of my "Leafy Heart" original hand pulled silkscreen prints to one lucky reader. The paper size is A3  (42 cm H x 29.7 cm W - 15" x 11") and the print size is 22.5 cm H x 18.5 cm W - 9" x 7". It is worth GBP £24.00 (US $38.00) and only 30 printed of each colour.

Which colour would you give to your love this Valentine's day?
Macaroon pink?
Duck Egg Blue?

To enter, please leave a comment below with you contact details, stating which colour you would pick to give your loved one and why. I will randomly select a winner on Monday 7 February and pop it in the post, so it will arrive in time for Valentine's day.

These prints are for sale in a special Valentine's Day section, along with other sweet gifts like "i heart robot" pillowcase sets, "mini moka" prints and more... Go check it out!

Macaroon Pink "Leafy Heart" silkscreen print, edition of 30
Duck Egg Blue "Leafy Heart" silkscreen print, edition of 30