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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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"Time spent with cats is never wasted" (Never a truer word spoken IMHO) and "Only floss the teeth you want to keep". Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at matouenpeluche
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Images from: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at matouenpeluche
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1) 1950s Sandwich Makers - Shop Keep Arlington 2) Vintage Fitz and Floyd Dalmatian Bookends - Art and Antlers 3) Vintage 60s Dress - Zest Vintage 4) Whale Flower Display - Gail Ceramics 5) Black Edwardian Pinafore - Barnaby Jack... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The Atlantic has a selection of stunning bird photos from the 2015 Audubon Awards. I am pretty sure that the award is named after the world renowned ornithologist and painter John James Audubon. You can see more of the winning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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I recently came across these beautiful Art Deco Swedish posters of classic Hollywood films. They are really something in my opinion. You can see more here at 50Watts. All images form 50Watts. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Surrounded by trees and a garden growing vegetables and fruit, this treehouse built at the top of a valley in Bristol is my idea of heaven. It also features a wooden platform that is supported by an apple tree further... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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All this and more at Book/Shop! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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1) 2) 3) Films of Godard Tote Bag - gelgud 4) 5) Some Groovy People - 1960s Tote Bag - Bijou Carmen 6) Cats are my Bag - Tote - Xenotees 7) Octopus Tea Towel - Oh Little Rabbit 8)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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The Chanel Spring 2015 collection (which I think was seen on the catwalk in January) is very elaborate and pretty. It's full of flowers, ruffles and complicated pleats. I've chosen my favourite four key details here. All images form here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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This is Severine and Marc. Severine's friend Anton moved to Spain two years ago and asked Severine to look after Marc for her while he was gone. At first, Marc was a little unhappy about the arrangement, but over the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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These vibrant Art Deco Illustrations are by Mexican artist Ernesto "El Chango" García. As well as being a fabulous illustrator he was a renowned political cartoonist, professional tango dancer, Greco-Roman wrestler and pioneer of silent films. Gosh! Here is a... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at matouenpeluche
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Images from: Bedroom 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 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 May 18, 2015 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 May 17, 2015 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