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Eclectic Interior

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A stylish living space with a clever use of display and colour, photographed by Emily Jenkins Followill.

Virgin on the Rocks

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I spotted this sumptuous velvet cushion  in the  National Gallery 's shop  featuring the angel detail from Leonardo da Vinci's beautiful  Virgin on the Rocks painting .   F illed with duck feathers and made from 100% cotton velvet, the pattern has been digitally printed for an outstanding depth of colour and clarity.

Enchanted Forest Mural

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Rebecca Rebouche, a native Louisianan living and working in New Orleans, creates nostalgic, emotive and whimsical art out of paint, mixed media and stitched soft sculpture; a practice best described as contemporary folk art on digitally printed paper.  Adheres using for easy removal and covers 108 square feet.  Available from Anthropologie . Close up...

Divine Da Vinci

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Have you been to the National Gallery in London yet to see the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition?  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the most complete display of Leonardo's work ever in an unprecedented exhibition, and the first of its kind held anywhere in the world.  It is highly unlikely that these paintings will be brought together again in this capacity, especially due to their fragility.  The exhibition ends on 5 February 2012 and all advance tickets are sold out, so if you want to have a chance of entry you need to get there early (before 8.30am) and queue.  There'll certainly be at least 200 people there before you by that time! Gallery poster of Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with an Ermine), ca 1490-91 Leonardo da Vinci ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan ’ is the first to be dedicated to his aims and techniques as a painter and the exhibition focuses on the work he produced as a court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan i

Sofas online

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Buy sofas online from www.sofa.com .  This is their Leon corner sofa, comfy, contemporary and great for lounging on.

Eve Arnold 1912-2012

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When I was at university, one of the artists I studied was iconic photographer, Eve Arnold, who died last week aged 100.  Born in America to Russian-Jewish parents in 1912, she wanted to be a dancer or a writer, but instead stumbled into the world of photography, where she was to leave her unforgettable mark. Arnold was the first female to be admitted to the prestigious Magnum Photos Agency in 1951 and she became a full member in 1957, showing obvious skill. Photographing people at work became a constant theme in her photography, but her photos of stars are her most well known.  Here she has captured workers gathering around one of the first television sets in New York City during the 1952 presidential elections..... On a rally in 1961 with Malcolm X.  Arnold said, he was "a tough man who let me into his life". Arnold travelled the world to show people, both famous and ordinary, as they are, including Queen Elizabeth II, actresses Joan Crawford and Marlene D