Wednesday, December 21, 2011

colours of cuba

There's a reason for my almost one month long absence on my blog. I was in Mexico and Cuba for 3 whole weeks! My husband competed in Ironman Cozumel (3.8km swim, 180km cycle, 42km run) and we made a big holiday out of it. It was an amazing trip to say the least.

All the colourful vintage cars (or maybe just very OLD cars) in Havana were amazing and our whole group fitted into one of these taxis on a night out on the town. That's 8 people including the driver! Guess they don't build them like that anymore.

Friday, November 25, 2011

a little birdie told me...

...10% off all weekend in te Mengsel shop! To receive your 10% discount on your whole order, simply enter the code LITTLEBIRDIE at checkout. Easy peasy! Good time to get cracking on those Christmas pressies...

Go shopping in the MENGSEL SHOP

"Nightingale" in chartreuse and black

murky water

Just stumbled upon the Etsy shop of artists Ernesto and Cassandra Velasco, based in San Fransisco.   I just love the red, white and black palette of the Murky Water series. These are prints of original pieces painted on wood panel with cel-vinyl paint. You can visit Etsy shop HERE.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

colour of the day: lavender

I've just printed a fresh new edition of "Nightingale" in soft lavender and black. Edition of 55 prints, each signed, numbered and dated. Hope you like this colour? I was in the mood for some softer colours and I've been thinking of using lavender for a while. Took me a while to mix the right balance of blue and purple, but quite happy with the result! The Nightingale print is also back in a second edition of chartreuse and black in the Mengsel Shop.

"Nightingale" in lavender, available HERE in the Mengsel Shop.

Monday, November 7, 2011

say hello to folly

Mengsel has a brand new stockist in the UK, the ever so lovely FollyFolly was conceived out of a desire to find beautiful and imaginative gifts and a love of mixing contemporary pieces with unique vintage treasures. The website stocks a selection of Mengsel prints, like Bigger Boat and Nightingale.  Some of my favourite pieces from the site...

Liberty Book of Home Sewing - £19.99
Floras Field Wooden Tray by Darling Clementine - £24.95
Un Dimanche a Paris Wallpaper by Familie Summerbelle - £44.95

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Movember is here! Will you be growing a 'tache? That's if you're a boy. If you're a girl, you will just look silly.

Moustache Stamp by Greenteam - $8.90
Mr Moustache tote bag by Sirena con Jersey - EUR 16.00
I Love your Moustache card by Woodland Ink
i heart moustache button badge by Heart Zeena - £1.50

Moustache Gentleman plush cushion by Caroline Dulko

Friday, November 4, 2011

brand new print: "HELLO" silkscreen print

I've got a brand new print design. Yay! It is called "Hello" and is available in two colours: Cobalt & Crimson and Moss & Neon Pink. Hand pulled onto 220gsm paper in the studio by moi. Edition of 60 prints in each colour - all signed, dated and numbered.

These prints are such great gifts for any occasion. The art of the hand written note is something that's totally disappeared in our quick fix generation of e-mails, texting, facebook, twitter, IM, Blackberries and iPhones.

Hope you like it! Available in the Mengsel Shop, just click on the links below.
"Hello" silkscreen print in Cobalt & Crimson 
"Hello" silkcreen print in Moss & Neon Pink

Thursday, November 3, 2011

red red red

Brand new crimson red version of Mengsel's "Bigger Boat" cushion now available in the Mengsel Shop! Only a few of these made, so if you want one, you better be quick. Limited stock available. Why not get a set of turquoise green and crimson? I still love the nautical trend!

SHOP HERE for the "Bigger Boat" cushion in crimson.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas 2011 Shipping Information

Get those gifts shipped in time!
Can’t believe it is that time of the year again. Christmas 2011 is rapidly approaching. Mengsel prints are shipped worldwide from the UK, so if you live abroad, please have a look at the last posting dates below. 

Mon 5 December 2011: South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (incl Japan), Australia and New Zealand
Fri 9 December 2011: USA, Canada & Eastern Europe
Mon 12 December 2011: Western Europe
Tues 20 December 2011: United Kingdom

Don’t miss out on getting those special gifts in time (and most importantly – avoid crowded, crazy shopping malls!)

Holiday countdown!
- Luzelle

Friday, October 28, 2011

House & Leisure November 2011

Two of my prints made it to the pages of the gorgeous new House & Leisure issue (November 2011). This South African magazine is a constant source of inspiration for me and always manages to get me homesick for the wide open spaces and blue skies of SA. "Tiny Towers" (blue and lime) and "Robots in Love" looks great against the backdrop of a bright yellow wall in this Kids Room inspired shoot.

Available in South Africa at Vamp Furniture, Cape Town or online at the Mengsel Shop (shipping worldwide from London, UK).
"Robots in love" HERE
"Tiny Towers" HERE

"Robots in Love" in bright red
"Tiny Towers" in blue and lime

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Say hello to Hello Polly

G'day my Australian friends! I have a new stockist in Melbourne, Australia. Hello Polly just opened its online shop and was set up by Sarah Kelk (formerly of The Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh - another stockist of mine). Sarah has a fantastic eye for spotting smile inducing designs from some of the most talented designers, including Elsie Dodds, Lisa Jones and Snug.

A selection of Mengsel prints can be purchased at Hello Polly, including "Fish&Chips", "Moka Express", "Retro Roosters", tea towels and cushion range.

Here's a few of my favourite picks from the site. Visit Hello Polly at the following link:

Olaf cushion, Lisa Jones
Blue Flowers Wrap, nineteenseventythree
Things to Do Notepad set, The Small Object
A print, Elsie Dodds
...c'mon, I HAD to pick on of my own designs! Bigger Boat cushion cover, Mengsel

Friday, October 21, 2011

Affordable Art Fair Battersea

Mengsel prints (framed and unframed) will be for sale at the DegreeArt stand (G12) at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea from October 19th - October 24th. You can get your hands on some of my most popular prints, including Moka Express, Fish&Chips, Robots in Love, Whale and Bigger Boat. The fair is a great way to see my work up close if you are interested and just a fun day out, viewing all the talented artists' work.

More information at DegreeArt's blog:

You can see some of my prints at the show in the image below... Have a great weekend!

Featured in Computer Arts Projects November 2011

Happy weekend everyone! The brand new Computer Arts Projects is out (November 2011 issue) and I'm very proud to have my interview included in a fantastic article : " Successful Print Selling". It means the world to me to be recognised by my fellow printmakers/designers/makers.

I've always been a fan of the magazine. It really helps designers to find their feet out there by giving them business and creative advice as well as loads of inspiration and tutorials. I'm in great company with this article, sharing the pages with Andy Council, Crayon Fire and James Brown.

Friday, October 14, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

To celebrate this very special month of Breast Cancer Awareness, I've decided to donate 15% of every sale of my bright neon pink Moka Express silkscreen print until the end of October to the Breast Cancer Campaign.

I can't tell you how many of my girlfriends have lost their Mothers to breast cancer in the past few years. It is very sad and heartbreaking to see somebody go through something like this. By giving just a little bit, we can all help contribute to the research.

More info about Breast Cancer Campaign at their website

I keep thinking about the Sex & The City episode where Samantha finds out that she has breast cancer after going to the doctor to find out about a boob job: "I just don't want to lose my breasts, they're FABULOUS!"

You can purchase the "Moka Express print" in neon pink in the Mengsel Shop, as well as my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

shades of grey

As you all know, Mengsel prints are all about colour, colour, colour. Maybe the changing weather is affecting me, but I've created a second edition of "Robots in Love" in slate grey and a brand new limited edition of "Moka Express" in dreamy dove grey.

Both of these prints are available at the Mengsel Shop

"Robots in Love" HERE and "Mini Moka" HERE. Both are A3 size and shipped in a sturdy mailer tube to any spot in the world. Happy shopping!

"Robots in Love" in slate grey - edition of 50 prints
"Robots in Love" close detail
"Mini Moka" limited edition white on dove grey
"Mini Moka" close up detail