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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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Did you know there are 75 different species of tulip? Below are fields of The Netherland's national flower photographed from the air by Italian photographer Simone Sbaraglia. They really are something, aren't they? All images by Simone Sbaraglia from here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I like these Art Socks as featured in Vogue from The Sock Drawer. I especially like the styling by Kate Brien. I think the photographs themselves are very appealing - she has a very unique eye for colour and pattern.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This is Didier and and his brother Leon having their annual awkward photograph. Their mother, Madame Leroy, always insists on having their photograph taken every year. Sometimes she will use the yearly photograph for the Christmas card that goes out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Attention all stargazers! Apparently, the next couple of days will be amazing astronomically speaking. First of all there is the Perseids Meteor shower which is at its peak on the night of the 12th of August and morning of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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A few of my favourite things as seen on my travels. There's a bit of a bear theme, a bit of a jewellery theme and a bit of a mustard yellow theme. 1)Emerald Green Onyx Necklace by VeronicaRussekJoyas. 2)Mountain Fridge... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Popular artist and writer Maira Kalman has a regular spot in the opinion section of The New York Times. You can see more of that work here. I love her quirky style and the way she combines text and images,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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The Great Escape is from here...and for more GIF action click here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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1) Puppy Kitty Love Tote - leahgoren 2) Vintage Bird Target - bellalulu vintage 3) 1 inch pinback buttons - hello quiet tiger 4) Leo Brooch - adatine Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Hollywood beauty Carole Lombard. Images from here, here, and here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This is Archie and he a very passionate about ice-cream. In fact he's a bit of a connoisseur. He knows the difference between a peppermint chip vanilla swirl and a vanilla bean mint flake. Oh yes! One day he wants... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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We had the winter solstice a few weeks ago in Sydney. After that (21st June) the weather immediately cooled down after a very mild start to our winter here. Speaking of the winter solstice, this photo (taken in the northern... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This is George and he definitely hearts books. His favourite author is Beatrix Potter because he finds her stories to be totally gripping. He has every single book by Beatrix Potter, some in both hard back and soft. His favourite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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These magnificent fabric moths and butterflies are by the very talented irohandbags. From what I can gather, they are also proper "portraits" of actual moths and butterflies. You can read more about the details here. Unfortunately, all the ones pictured... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Saturday GIF brought to you by Bad at Petting Cats. ...For more GIF fun! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This fab graphic cockapoo tea towel is by Lucie Sheridan and you can buy it from the on line shopping site howkapow.com along with a whole heap of other very desirable items (including the poogle tea towel below). Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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1) Original drawing of the BT tower in London on an up-cycled vintage envelope by Esther Coombs. 2) 1890 antique city map of London from Antique Prints Only. 3) Original drawing of the Lloyds Building, London on an up-cycled small... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Due to popular demand, I have three (technically four actually) new Robins to introduce you to: Little Love Heart robin, True Love robins and finally Little Party Boy robin. They are all very well behaved, even Little Party Boy robin,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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A Lara Melchior stone ring, turquoise light semi - transparent ring and a pink semi - transparent ring. All jewellery from & Other Stories.com. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Madame Grès, the Parisian haute couture fashion house founded by Germaine Emilie Krebs (see photographs 2,3,4,and 5 above)alas no longer exists having officially closed its doors in 1987. However, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fine collection of her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Graphics Interchange Format from Beatpie. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Images from: Artsy.net, The Daily Artwork, Arts Everyday Living, and Eye-Likey. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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The 2014 Festival de Cannes officially ends tomorrow, but I think I've seen anough dresses, gowns and frocks to decide which are my top five favourites. P.S. I've already noted that I thought Nicole Kidman's dress was very lovely. Cate... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I love that Virginia Woolf got her older sister Vanessa Bell, a post - impressionist painter, to illustrate her book covers. They were apparently very close with Vanessa once quoted as saying that after the death of their mother, she... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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All images from Chamade - Vintage French Photos. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Some of my favourite blue finds to start the week off: 1) Original Jane Pronko landscape painting from 2bitsstudio. 2) Small leather bag from MatkaShop. 3) Mexican pottery blue bird bowl from Sassydogs. 4) Shirley royal blue sandals from TamarShalem.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at matouenpeluche