Wednesday, 29 July 2009

(book.inspiration) paris: made by hand







I'm always impressed when someone who you admire, and think, "how on earth do they manage to do all that they do", goes ahead and does something entirely new and fabulous. Enter Pia Jane Bijkerk who is not only a stylist, photographer and blogger extraordinaire - I interviewed her here - but she's also recently written a beautiful little book Paris: Made By Hand. Well worth checking out, and now that we're heading into the second half of the year I hope it's no longer sacrilegious to say put it on your Christmas wish list. (Blame real living - we're already working on our Christmas issue!!!).


Image courtesy of Pia Jane Bijkerk

11 comments:

GARAM studio said...

beautiful design!

lisa :: the red thread said...

It's such a beautiful book, but I have to say I was mildly disappointed in it's pocket size. I was expecting a big coffee table book. Having said that, I do love it.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh I just adore this book, I need to get my hands on one! Pia is such an inspiration. I also totally adore your blog, thanks so much for creating such an inviting and interesting little nook.
Sophie x

monica said...

Awesome creations :)

Natalie Walton said...

Lisa - it's more of a handbook than a coffee table book. Some great finds in there, though. Definitely something I will reference before I go back to Paris... one day!

Natalie Walton said...

Thanks, Sophie. It's lovely to hear such things.

pia said...

thank you so much natalie! I'm super glad you like the book, and thank you everyone above for your beautiful comments.

Lisa I'm so sorry you were expecting something bigger! It is essentially a travel guide book. My publisher is called "The Little Bookroom", and they literally publish 'little books', that is their appeal. Anyway, I hope to be able to make a nice big coffee table book one day, but in the meantime, it's just this little one first. :-)

xo

Jan Allsopp said...

My daughter gave me this book as preparation for my own trip to Paris soon. It is such a gorgeous book and I'm marking my maps in readiness!

Shannon Fricke said...

i think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't have this book - I'll have to get shopping!
sx

Melissa said...

Yes this book is on my wishlist to. I love Pia's blog....

Exquisite Accessories said...

Oh will have to look for that book, working on christmas!! oh I carn't wait to see it I so have every Real living mag apart from a couple I missed in the early years love it.

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