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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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Images from: Bedroom 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at matouenpeluche
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This is Massimo and he loves T.S.Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats". He likes to read it just before bed. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at matouenpeluche
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1) Women Cat in galaxy top - Hello Minky. 2) Glasses screen print - Bijou Karman. 3) The stripe-a-thin hat in platinum, coral and navy - Hello Quiet Tiger. 4) Decorative coral felt cushion - Team Nantes. 5) Blue faux... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at matouenpeluche
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These are my four favourite looks from the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, 2015. 1) Julianne Moore in Armani. 2) Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci. 3) Fan Bingbing in Ralph & Russo. 4) Naomi Watts in Elie Saab. All... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is Pascal from Toulouse. You might remember him swimming, watching the football and of course doing a bit of zen meditation. Well now he's at the Cannes Film festival. It doesn't actually start unit May 13th, but he has... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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More images from my favourite Art Deco Artist George Barbier. These drawings are from a collection titled "Seventeen Designs by George Barbier" and come from my book "George Barbier Master of Art Deco". Aren't they lovely? All images form here. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is my latest Nouvelle Vague poster: Jean-Luc Godard's Bande À Part. Apparently, Godard described the film as "Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka". If you haven't seen it, you are in for a treat! It is a must see... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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There were masses of "look at me" dresses at the Met Gala Ball this year, but for my money, it was the simple/ classical dresses that stood out. The theme was "China: Through the Looking Glass". I'm not sure if... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The latest Mad Men episode, "Time & Life", just might be one of my all time favourite episodes. There was so much going on, but it all held together perfectly. There were so many memorable scenes between key characters such... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Canadian architect Natalie Dionne has converted an industrial building into a modern home for herself in the city of Montreal. After being renovated and added to, the finished house forms a "U" shape and so it has become known as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) I Woke Up Like This - Paper Garland - Grace. D. Chin 2) Bright Neon Glass Necklace - Jaime Jo Fisher 3) Boot Socks - Scarf Lovers 4) Aloha Handmade Wood Sign - Oh Dier Living 5) My Pigeon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Here is the latest instalment in the ongoing Mermaid Tails. On the left we have a thoughtful Jemima having a relax day in her garden. She often likes to just sit and contemplate the sea grass swaying in the tidal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Have you been watching Mad Men Season 7 part 2? Oh dear! Instead of Mad Men season 7 part 2 (the last season ever) being a ho hum wrap up of a very good series, it is in fact pretty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is Matthieu - Luc and David and they are both very fond of spending a lazy afternoon in the garden. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) Gold Feather Brooch. 2) Jean Cocteau gold brooch. 3) Fragment of a gold wreath, Greek 320-300 BC. 4) Byzantine gold with pearls and sapphire earring. 5) French Empire coral and gold tiara, 1800. 6) Necklace with Lion's-Head Closures &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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These beautiful paper mâché birds were made by French artist/ sculptor Anne-Lise Koehler. She doesn't just do birds either, she makes all sorts of things ranging from pine martens to mushrooms to forest floor dioramas. You can see more of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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To celebrate the start of Mad Men's last ever season being aired this week, Vanity Fair have several Mad Men related articles including one about the clothes of several of the lead characters season by season. As you can imagine,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) Brian the Bear Lambswool Plush Toy - Made to Order - Sara Carr 2) Baby Mammoth - Mount Royal Mint 3) An Olive Green Felted Bear Brooch - ememem 4) (the dear ones) Elephant - Made to Order -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I have recently discovered the work of German artist Quint Buchholz. His paintings have a surreal, quiet feeling which I really like. He also seems to be a keen cat fancier too which is always a good thing in my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I have been perusing Vogue Living, and I've discovered that it has some great images! See more here ---> Vogue Living. Miami Jungle Hues Cost de la Luz, Spain Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Happily, wild-life photographer Brad Wilson had his owl portraits featured in The Guardian today. Photographs of owls are usually pretty good to look at, but these owl photographs are something else entirely! I could look at them forever. Such intensity... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The V & A has just recently opened a grand Alexander McQueen exhibition which originally showed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York four years ago. The private preview party featured glamorous people like Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Meanwhile, here's the latest instalment in the epic mermaid saga: Mermaids Jemima and Miranda like nothing better than to stroll through the Sunday morning markets in search of a bargain. But only after they've had a cup coffee and read... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The fastest and most affordable way to re-decorate a living room is to invest in some new throw pillows and cushions. Here are eight designs I thought might spruce up a sofa or armchair: 1) Le Chat Cotton/ Linen Pillow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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So far we have seen Pascal at the footy and swimming in his favourite river. Here we see him in quiet contemplation with a flower as part of his daily zen meditation practice. Incidentally, his favourite Zen Haiku is by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at matouenpeluche