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Samantha Battersby
I'm a drawing machine and history head!
Interests: the "photo" above is of me in a past life., interests include drawing and designing new prints and originals to put in my etsy shop of course! other interests include going for walks and talking
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I think it's always handy knowing where you can get some interesting greeting cards. I've collected 10 here that you might like to keep in mind the next time it's someone's birthday etc 1) Maurice Chevalier Blank Greeting Card -... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at matouenpeluche
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This is a three - story townhouse built and designed by Mexican architectural firm Alejandro Sanchez Garcia. This is actually one of four townhouses built inside a garden. Additionally, each townhouse is not only surrounded by greenery, but has a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at matouenpeluche
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This is Miss Nancy. She teaches Jazz Ballet and Yoga at her local community hall. She teaches jazz ballet on Mondays and Thursdays and yoga every Friday morning. She doesn't usually wear her favourite cobalt blue reading glasses at these... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at matouenpeluche
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Here are my two favourite looks of the 2015 Oscars: Julianne Moore's custom made beaded Chanel dress and Marion Cotillard's couture Dior dress. Karl Largefeld himself designed Julianne's dress that reportedly took 927 hours to make! It's absolutely lovely and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at matouenpeluche
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Furniture designer, art collector and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro has landscaped a superb garden for himself in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. It is full of rare and exotic plants and a box wood maze which he hand carved into pillowy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I am very keen on this new (small) trend for silver sequins as worn by: Julian Moore (Givenchy), Dakota Johnson (Chanel Couture), The Duchess of Cambridge (Jenny Packard), Dakota Johnson (Sonia Rykiel) and Felicity Jones (Valentino). Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The Dreamer dreams of many things. He dreams about inter planetary space travel and he dreams about writing a book on his hero Nikola Tesla and his epic battle championing the alternating current (AC) as opposed to the direct current... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Sleeve details by Valentino on the left and Christoph Josse on the right. Ribbon sleeve by Vionnet Fall 2011. Valentino embroidery detail. Elie Saab bodice detail. Cecile Henri Atelier beadwork. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Fashion designer Lee Mathews had her family home featured on The Design Files not so long ago. It is a warehouse conversion situated in Balmain, Sydney. I like that she has created a unique home with her eclectic furniture and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Did you watch The Baftas on Sunday evening? I didn't manage to, but I did catch up with all the red carpet frock action today. These are my three favourite looks of the evening: Keira Knightley in Giambattista Valli Haute... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Dapper Robin Gentleman art print and Robin Lady art print by Berkley Illustration. Valentine's Day gifts are usually chocolate and flowers, right? Well actually, there are plenty of other nice things you can surprise your significant other with. I have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Russian artist Svetlana Petrova likes to photograph and then photoshop her favourite muse, a ginger tom named Zarathustra, into famous artworks. Zarathustra himself explains: ”Our name is Zarathustra. We are a cat. According to our assistant (named by ignoramuses as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is Odette and Bruno. Bruno is quite young. He is only 11 months old, but he is quite mature for his age. Except when it come to feathers or ribbons that are dragged enticingly in front of him by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I have recently discovered the very sweet jewellery/ art of Australian artist and illustrator Peta Kruger. From what I can gather, these pretty pieces are made out of brass. You can read a very nice bio of her here. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The city of Sydney's decoration for February is large baskets of very red begonias hanging from all the lamp posts. They look so lovely, I will endeavour to get a snap of them at some stage. Begonias, however, come in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I found these two beautiful homes on Home Adore. I'm not sure how practical it would be to live in such a space with so much glass, but I think they look absolutely enchanting in these photos. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) Vintage Quilt Pillow - Basic Details 2) Moth print - tushtush 3) Art Deco amber glass necklace - pinguim 4) Vintage Soviet Alarm Clock - Lunartics 5) Artemis Hair Pin - Almanac For June 6) Letterpress Bear Hug card... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is Pascal. He lives in the French city of Toulouse in south western France. His two hobbies are swimming for half an hour in the Bazacle River every morning and supporting his favourite rugby team, the Toulouse Olympique. He... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This lovely vintage home is in Melbourne, Victoria. Illustrator Paula Mills decorated it itself and filled it with nick nacks and items collected from her travels in South Africa, England and Australia. I think it's very charming! All images form... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I love this image by Andrea De Santis. It's called Floating and it is part of From up North's 40+ of the Best Illustrations of 2014. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Photographs by Robert Holmgren: They range from my hometown Rockford, IL, my first photography classes in Southern Illinois University, to homes in Kokomo, IN, San Francisco, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Menlo Park, CA and places in between. They include family, friends,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) Anxious by Brianne Donut. 2) Presidents of the USA by Elizabeth Graeber. 3) Cocktails by The Duplicators. 4) Best of Fall 2014 Fashion Zine by Bijou Karman. 5) That Girl Zine by The Pillow Problem. 6) Fast Food Vegan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Did you know that budgerigars are from Australia? It never occurred to me that they were Australian, but it seems pretty obvious when you think about it. I saw an Australian wildlife documentary the other evening and there were flocks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Georg Jensen, the Danish silversmith, opened his first store in 1904 in Copenhagen. If you are passionate about Georg Jensen jewellery, Gallery 925 is a good place to peruse, buy and generally admire Georg Jensen pieces. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Wednesday afternoons are always pencilled in as Ukelele practice for mermaids Jemima and Miranda. They usually go to classes wearing their leis as they find these help them get into the ukelele playing "zone". Meanwhile, Sigmond (the fish), Gus (the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at matouenpeluche