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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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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 3 days ago at matouenpeluche
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This is Jasmine. You might think she's an Edwardian lovely who's excited by the very latest telephone technology circa 1914, but you'd be wrong. She is in fact a retro loving, L.A. dwelling, 2014 existing cutie! She bought her beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This just in... ...lovely zebra flicks ear and swishes tail. For more gif action click here. Image from here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Long before Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov there was Vaslav Nijinsky. I absolutely adore the top image which is a costume design by Russian painter and set designer Léon Samoilovitch Bakst for the ballet L'après-midi d'un faune (Afternoon of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I can't decide what I like most about these interiors: the artfully arranged pot plants scattered throughout the rooms against the windows and white, or the high, ornate ceilings combined with the minalmalist furniture and panelled floor. These photos are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Did you know that the 2nd of October 2014 marks the 64th birthday of Peanuts? On this day in 1950 Peanuts was published for the very first time in seven newspapers. Like a lot of people, I have a tremendous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I think it's almost officially party frock season here in Sydney. It's getting very warm (33 degrees yesterday!) and the holiday season fast approacheth. If you are scratching your head about what to wear, may I recommend popping over to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Cute Stuff courtesy of A Little Lark: 1) Animal 1 inch mini-magnets. 2) Boy Party Theme 1 inch mini-magnets. 3) Large Silver Wolf sketch book. 3) Cute Pink Tabby Journal. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Two images by my new favourite photographer Saul Leiter. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I found out this week that I'm a finalist in the Etsy Australian Design Awards! How nice is that? Specifically, I'm a finalist in the Art and Illustration category. There is some major talent in the final set of shops... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Here's my second interpretation of a French New Wave film poster: Jules et Jim (here was my first). Of all the Nouvelle Vague directors, I'd have to say that Truffaut is without a shadow of a doubt my very favourite.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Three rooms with a view from here, here and here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Spring is in full swing here in Sydney! There are lots of lovely flowers doing their thing all over the city like these delightful paper daisies I spotted the other day. The best thing about them was the soft rustle... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Colour Square Sphere Olafur Eliasson - the master of refracted light and colour. He is a Danish-Icelandic installation artist who works with light, water and air temperature. His biography on his website describes his work as being: "...driven by his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I just read a Harper's Bazaar article that chronicles 24 hours with the legendary Valentino. It's quite a fascinating read - now that he has semi-retired from his eponymous fashion house, he is quite the man of leisure. I also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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From what I can gather these "Falbalas and Fanfreluches" (translated as ruffles and frills) were pochoir portfolios published between 1922 and 1926 to showcase Georges Barbier's beautiful work. Apparently, only 600 editions were printed, so they are incredibly rare. Imagine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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My take on the quintessential Nouvelle Vague film - Jean Luc Godard's A Bout de Souffle. Below are some shots of Jean-Luc Godard and cast on set. Top: Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Luc Godard on the set of A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Anna's Eighty-eight butterfly and a Woodnymph butterfly. And here are five butterfly facts that you can amaze everyone with if the occasion arises: 1) Butterfly wings are transparent. 2) Butterflies taste with their feet. 3) Butterflies live on an all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Oh yes, I could see myself having a fine time here in this house - Le Grand Plateau. It's like a very delux tree house nestled amongst a forest of spruce trees. The architects decided to have the house sit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Everyone has a favourite colour, don't they? Mine has always been green. 1) Jasper the green swallow print. 2) Amelie Poster. 3) Retro Style Genuine Leather Green Messenger Crossbody Bag. 4) Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. 5) Leaves by Oliver... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I came across these big, beautiful, bold illustrations by Mari Kanstad Johnsen for Helge Torvund's children's book Vivaldi the other day. They are everything I love about good children's book illustrations: playful, colourful and full of character. You can buy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this a beautiful bit of info/typography graphics, or is it a beautiful bit of info/typography graphics? It is by Lisbon based, Portuguese graphic designer Mike Carreira. His company is called eme design. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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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