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Sketching Up with Veronica Varekova

You in one sentence Endlessly curious On your desk My reading glasses On yourbedside tablE Creme de La Mer and the Economist most proud achievement Transporting five European zoological eastern black rhinos back to Africa SeasidFlying campor five start hotel Bisate...

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Sketching Up with Viola and Vera Arrivabene

You in one sentence Vera: Good soul, practical, coherent and loyalViola: Practical, spoiled eye and ready for adventures! On your desk Vera: My Agenda, Lap top and colour charts everywhereViola: Pennarelli in all kind of different colours and shades! And fabrics in...

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Sketching Up with Serena Guen

You in one sentence A joyful and hard-working worrier who loves nature. On your desk An official picture of Obama at his desk from a friend who used to work at the White House, several mugs of herbal tea and always some kind of boring paperwork that I have put off...

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Sketching Up with Louise Roe

You in one sentence I live in London with my husband, daughter and second daughter on the way - any day now!I'm a fashion journalist and broadcaster, with a huge interior design fetish! On your desk Lots of stationery - I'm a stationery nerd! My Petra Palumbo water...

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Mother’s Day Gift List Edition

I am a big lover of finding special treasures & unique pieces that will make my home, my style, my gifts stand out.This time, I decided that I should share it with you. For a year that hopefully will be more &...

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Valentine’s Day Gift List Edition

I am a big lover of finding special treasures & unique pieces that will make my home, my style, my gifts stand out.This time, I decided that I should share it with you.ย For a year that hopefully will be more & more about love, hereโ€™s my Valentineโ€™s Day Gift...

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The painting from where it all began

Dear Sketchbooker,The business I run today started with just one painting. Like so many of the most important things in life, it dropped into my lap at a time when I was looking the other way; in this case working to become a fashion designer. It was a baptismal...

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