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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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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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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1) & 2) Linen/ cotton tea towels by Ktaadn. 3) Confetti tank top by Two String Jane. 4) & 8) Handmade Notebooks by 10 ante meridiem. 5) Handmade banana necklace by Benu Shop. 6) Personalized brass keychain by A Ways... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Happy New Year dear blog readers. I hope everyone had a fine time last night! Here's to 2015! Images by Tito Corbella (1885-1966). Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Two fantastical woodblock prints by German - Austrian painter/ printmaker Ludwig Heinrich Jungnicke (1881 - 1965) that I came across recently. Images from here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This Mid - Century modern home by architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is really something. Sometimes I think Mid-Century Modern, if not done well, can be quite austere and soulless. However, I don't think this airy house set amongst the trees... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I have just discovered the seriously arty jewellery of Swiss artist/ jeweler Bernhard Schobinger. He uses "traditional" materials for some pieces, for example, in the snake piece above he has used a black diamond, gold, a cultured pearl, malachite and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Merry Christmas gentle blog readers! I hope everyone has a relaxing day filled with fine food and good company! Christmas tree by Andy Warhol for Harper's Bazaar, 1957 from the supplemental.com. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Two big beaded necklaces from Anthropology (here and here). The colour and texture of both, and the way they've been assembled, caught my eye. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I've featured one of my all time favourite children's book illustrators Garth William before. If you grew up with Golden Books, I bet you remember and love him too! These black and white ink drawings are from the children's book... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This is Arlo and he's in his favourite chair. It's his favourite chair for three reasons. Firstly, in his opinion, it's very fine looking. The rainbows and clouds immediately put him at ease whenever he gets up on it. Say... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This is Ruban on the left and Nigel, Nesbit, Nathan and Ned on the right. They all know the importance of looking dapper and the niceness of a well cut coat. You can find them here in my shop. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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1)Assorted winged beauties 4) Hinged beast on horseback 2)Cockatoo Papageno 5) Ziggy the Zebra 3)Cockatoo Papageno DIY kit 6) Striped Jumper Gibbon 7) Custom Animal: a hand painted and articulated portrait of your pet. 8) Saturn Small Black Creme Silver... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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1) Sweet Dreams 2) Friday Night Drinks 3) Contemplation 4) Blue Eyes 5)Tête-à-tête 6) Upside Down you Turn Me 7) Jean-Paul has a Nap 8) Sweetheart Sees a Mouse Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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The Chrysler and Park Avenue both images from here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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1) Filippo Minelli, Silence/Shapes 2) Amanita. Remo Caminada 3) Troy Emery, Woolly Woofter 4) Minalmalist abstract in Pink, Matou en Peluche 5) Pastel Macaroons 6) Fiona Dunphy, Sunshine 7) Cozamia pink interior 8) Shimmerstripe Linen Napkin set 9) Hot Pink... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Phew! It's super hot here in Sydney today - time to start surfing for Tees. 1)Shades of Grey Carnival T-shirt - Huh.Store. 2)Women's cat T-shirt - Skip'n'Whistle. 3)Minerals T-shirt - Non Fiction Tess. 4)Ask me about my cat T-shirt -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Happy Halloween gentle blog readers! I have already shared with you the movie that I consider to be the most scary movie in the history of movies, so I haven't had much room to move this year in relation to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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1)Trust Yourself - Limited edition giclee print - Helen Dardik. 2)Indigo Pomegranate - Art Poster - Anek. 3)Baby Blue Whale soft toy - Talpa Things. 4)Vintage Native American turquoise totem bear necklace - Wonder Diva. 5)Happy Phone - original painting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at matouenpeluche