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

Thursday, October 6, 2011

paper runway entertaining

Online magazine, Paper Runway's fourth issue launched last night and I love it. Even more so when I found out that my "Moka Express" limited edition print in white ink on tangerine got a full page in the magazine. (Check out page 26-27) Paper Runway magazine is a quarterly magazine that offers you a mix of paper goodness, hot paper products, beautiful paper, features about the hottest paper sculptors, artists, illustrators, creators and quick DIY  projects. Sooo, you've probably guessed it: this Australian magazine is all about PAPER.

The photography in this issue is so beautiful, so definitely worth having a peep. You can click HERE to read the magazine via issuu. More info about Paper Runway at

"Moka Express" ltd edition white on tangerine featured in Paper Runway issue 4.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

winter coats

After the fabulous last minute Summer comeback we've had for the past week, methinks it is probably time to start facing reality - Winter is coming, whether we like it or not! Apparently this first day of October was the hottest since records began 101 years ago. (Guardian article, 1 Oct) That's kind of nuts.

I usually go for a brightly coloured coat, but think I might have to get a basic black one this year. What do you think?

Double-breasted coat from Zara
Paul & Joe Sister Champagne Cape at Urban Outfitters
ASOS fit and flare coat with belt
Vila Vintage Style Belted Coat from ASOS
Double-breasted Coat in Mustard from Zara

Stone taped dolly coat in Stone from Dorothy Perkins

Monday, October 3, 2011

say hello to new stockist Elphick's

Yay! Mengsel has a wonderful new stockist. Elphick's is a gallery set up in 2007 by the artist Sharon Elphick. The gallery is located on the very eclictic Columbia Road and showcases limited edition prints by British artists alongside Sharon's own beautiful work. A selection of Mengsel's hand pulled silkscreen prints are for sale in the gallery (framed and unframed). Elphick's stocks work by amazing artists such as Bianca Gomez, Charley Harper, Marcus Walters, James Brown and Lisa Jones. A beautiful space to visit...

You can visit Elphick's at: 160 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG and get more info about the gallery HERE