I've been devouring these like chocolate.
I found two little gems
just oozing with
HEART and SOUL
created by visionary stylist
p i a j a n e b i j k e r k
Pia is also a fabulous photographer and author
who has explored the most atmospheric studios
in Paris and Amsterdam
and now generously shares lovely secret handmade finds
in these books which are
we are led to more than
50 shops and studios offering the best of
original decorative objects in Paris.
(How incredible would it be to plan
a treasure seeking trip with this book as a guide??)
reveals the real Amsterdam
Pia knows well (she lived there on a houseboat!),
and here she has thoughtfully catalogued sources for
one of a kind clothing, props, and accessories
she utilizes as a nationally recognized stylist.
In an interview she granted to Design*Sponge, we learn
WHY PIA FAVORS HANDMADE:
“What draws me is the fact that each handmade item has the unique handprint of each of its creators.”
Isn't that beyond lovely???
And this insider tip...
“I think overstyling is a common mistake.
Its a soft, natural look that we are loving at the moment,
and trying to create it can be tricky so I suggest
being a little more carefree with placements,
but not careless”
To learn more about Pia and her "everyday enhancing" work, visit her site.
Do you have a busy week planned?
Hang in there, and be sure to balance
it with quiet moments to allow
gratitude to fill you up and uncover
secret reserves of energy and productivity...