Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Giveaway - Paris: Made By Hand

It's my birthday tomorrow and I figure that I shouldn't be the only one that gets the pressies (particularly at my age!!!). I'm a great fan of Pia Jane Bijkerk's blog - she's an amazing stylist and blogger, and so my dear blogging friends to celebrate my birthday I have a copy of Pia Jane Bijkerk's fabulous new little book, 'Paris: Made By Hand', to give away.

Here's what the publishers, The Little Bookroom, have to say about her book:

Stylist Pia Bijkerk has discovered more than 50 shops in Paris that embody the spirit of fait main and where you’ll find the most original and creative clothing, jewelry, handbags, ceramics, home furnishings, and decorative objects in Paris. Some are shops owned by professional chineurs, people who have an eye for the unique, who hunt out objects sought after by decorators, designers, and stylists.

To whet your appetite here are a few pages from the book courtesy of The Little Bookroom:


And here are a few gorgeous pics of some amazing vintage industrial furniture that is from Atelier 154, one of the 50 shops that is featured in the book...



So, if you'd like to be the proud owner of this gorgeous book all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me the one thing that you love most about Paris. I'll randomly pick a winner at 9.00am Monday morning (Melbourne time).
Images 1 - 4 are from The Little Bookroom; Images 5 - 8 are from Atelier 154.

21 comments:

Anne Marie said...

The Atelier 154 is eye candy!

super nice to meet you! and thanks for the link -

Anonymous said...

I was a young university student the first time I made my way to Europe (I'm from Canada). When I reached Paris, I truly felt far from home... which is what I wanted in order to invoke that true bohemian feel. In Paris, no one seemed to care that I was there... and that was magical.

remstar said...

Ah what I love about Paris is the ordinary everyday things seems that much more special in Paris

Amy said...

My fave thing about Paris is the architecture! I've never been to Paris but have been known to get lost there via Flickr! I love the flower shops too with the prices on chalkboards....ahhh

Heather said...

I always feel that Paris must have that special magical light that puts the simple, everyday things in a new light. How things that don't seem to go together just work beautifully

Fabulously french said...

Bonne anniversaire, hope that you have a fabulous birthday. The book looks like a great read, one can simply not have too many books on anything french.

L x

red.door.read said...

how exciting lee.

love about paris - how a baguette, some awesome wine and a hunk of cheese can be the best meal you've ever had.

Nicole said...

Oh I have never been to paris! But my goodness, I have a feeling some of those gorgeous cabinets would be the thing/s I love most...

maggie said...

I loved the colours of old Paris, the sandstone and the turquoise and then I visited La Defense adn fell even more in love with the futuristic,sleek architecture, What a city of contrasts

vicki archer said...

Happy Birthday and a lovely generous thought to have a giveaway to celebrate. One thing about Paris...perhaps the Seine, xv.

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Hey happy birthday Lee! I hope you are having a fabulour day and are getting spoilt!
How generous and lovely of you to being giving the present on your birthday!
I haven't been to Paris, yet, but I imagine that what I would love most about Paris would be the little streets - wandering down an ancient narrow streets, catching glimpses of the 'real' Paris and the Parisians who live there.

Lucinda said...

The one thing I love most about Paris is meandering along the old cobbled streets and boulevards and soaking in the atmosphere, art and architecture of this fabulous city. It's fantastic to spend a day walking around, to browse through the shops and markets, relax at a cafe or treat yourself to a delicious pattisserie along the way, it's just heaven.

Millie said...

Lee, I hope you had the best of birthdays & I'm sure your boys indulged & spoilt you to the max. How sweet to think of us on your special day - & yes, Paris is a truly awesome place. Rather than a specific love, I just adore the absolute confidence Parisians have about themselves & their world. It's like nothing I've ever experienced & ever so cool!
Millie ^_^

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

...the one thing i love about paris is the feeling that anything is possible - being surrounded by magnificent architecture, stylish people, abundant marketplaces, gorgeous parks, art, cafes has that affect on me...it's addictive.
shelley t
femme de montmartre

sophie said...

Bonjour from France !!

Oh, it's your birthday and you offer a gift ? That's super kind !!

Paris is still magical and addictive even for me, I'm born in Paris and i will never get rid of it, my favorite thing is the Eiffel Tower, bien sûr !

sydney85 said...

I would love to give to my daughter, Lisa who will be traveling to Paris this summer

Anonymous said...

I traveled to Paris on a study abroad trip & loved to sit with a cup of coffee and a beautiful location with a magazine & watch the streets :) (what a run-on)
-julianne

Jacky said...

Lee what a wonderful giveaway... I have so many special memories of Paris...a favourite...walking through the lovely parks with their avenues of trees, wonderful architecture, sitting in the little cafes, soaking up Paris.

Renee G said...

The thing I love most about Paris is the food. Tres bien.

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Red Bridge Studio said...

It's been years since I visited. The food definitely made an impression. I'm going back this summer (northern hemisphere ) and look forward to discovering some of the treasures in the book.

C.T. said...

OOooohhhnoooooohh, did i miss your b-day???

Tanti Auguri a te
tanti auguri a te
tanti auguri a Lee (hee)
tanti auguri a te.

Huuurrraaayyy for Leee!!!

Hugs and kisses from Carmie. Did you get the shoes and the bag?????

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