"For those of you living in or visiting Paris, a little gem of a book that is worth acquiring is: "Paris: Made By Hand."..It takes you on a delightful journey through the "arrondissements" of Paris, calling in at various enticing little shops that house artisans and craftspeople who make their wares entirely by hand. It also touches on vintage and recycling to resurrect bygone crafts and skills; definitely worth a browse." --Penny Allen, "French Property News"
"Known for her discerning eye, Australian stylist, blogger and sometime Paris resident Bijkerk divulges the addresses where she shops for her own clients. Organized by arrondissement, this charming guide features some 50 unique boutiques--milliners, stationers, umbrella makers and artisans of all kinds--where things are still made 'the old way'." --"France Magazine"
"The author...is a stylist with an insider's knowledge of those hidden shops and ateliers that offer 'the chic and unique' - delectable objects, many with an interior-design bias, that are handmade or have the 'handprint' of a talented designer, or that provide the means for us to create things ourselves." --"House & Garden" (London)
"Stylist pia Jane Bijkerk has divulged the secret contents of her Parisian filofax in a new book entitled Paris: Made by Hand...This exquisite guidebook will make you ache for Paris's handmade delights." --"Home Beautiful" (Australia)
"This beautifully photographed, handbag-size tome takes readers on a tour of 50 different "ateliers "across Paris, each of which either sells hand-restored or handmade items....A must for any....shopping forays." "--BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine"
"The joy of these places goes far beyond the beauty of what's on display. These small businesses are statements: History matters, artistry can't happen on an assembly line, there's a value to tradition... These are artists... they're in it for love, not money. As you can't miss their intent, a visit to these shops is an invitation to fall under their spell--indeed, to fall in love." --HeadButler.com
"pia's book is filled with beautiful photos and a wonderful guide to discovering handmade artisans, shops and specialties in one of my favorite cities, paris. pia's love for handmade work is infectious, and her in-the-know guide to this incredible city is a must-read. whether you're looking for a comprehensive guide to parisian handmade design, or just a few insider tips for great shops, pia's book has you covered." --design*spongeshow more