“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*sponge
Pia Jane Bijkerk is an Australian stylist specializing in still life, food, interiors, and lifestyle imagery. She has a special interest in forecasting design trends. She lives in Amsterdam and Paris, and works internationally with renowned photographers for magazines and advertising agencies. Clients include Vogue Entertaining & Travel, GQ, Real Simple, Marie Claire, and Saatchi & Saatchi. Her work can be seen at piajanebijkerk.com.
This was purchased as a Christmas present for a friend who thought the book was beautifully photographed.
A must to pack when that little trip to Paris comes around.
This sweet little book is a keeper. Not so much as I am heading to every shop in Paris, but to dream about doing so by reading its pages. Read morePublished 23 months ago by NY reader
It is a great LOOKING book. It is heavy with great paper and imagery, but not much to read. it is interesting to see the things that can be found still in specialty shops in Paris,... Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by C. Gillespie
I have enjoyed reading this book + wish I had it when I went to Paris. I have looked up some of the shops that have a web site which was fun. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Gail
An adorable little book. I can not wait to check out some of the places when I am in Paris. If you are planning a trip to Paris, it is definetly a must.Published on February 24, 2013 by Mary Ellen Granville
I lived in Paris 10 years ago and still visit every 2 or 3 years. I would definitely take this book with me the next time I visit. Read morePublished on October 1, 2011 by liberal sprinkles
Excellent, it reveals all the little boutique shops that you need to check (that otherwise you will never find!). Specially if you are looking for unique creative things. Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Claudia
When I looked at the reviews for this book, it quickly became obvious that the positive ones were largely from folks who have been to Paris, while the negative ones were the... Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by Karen E. Lindenberg
I was excited to see this book when it came out, and coincidentally purchased a copy in Amsterdam at a book-signing with Pia. Read morePublished on May 4, 2011 by K. Gill