- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, Colour photographs
- Publisher: Little Bookroom,U.S.
- Publication Date: 28/04/2009
- Category: Consumer advice
- ISBN: 9781892145703
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Review by Smiler69
The subtitle 50 Shops Where Decorators and Stylists Source the Chic & Unique gives a decent indication of what this small 6 by 6 inch book has to offer. Bijkerk, who is herself a professional stylist and photographer, shares some of her favourite spots where she likes to source unusual hand-made objects for her shoots. With a wide range of shops and ateliers including jewelry shops, needlework supplies, sculpture and painting, children's clothes, repurposed industrial materials, ceramists, and stationary merchants, among many others, there's something for every taste and every budget here, though the emphasis isn't necessarily on shopping. The book is set up as a sort of walking tour of Paris; divided into sections according to different neighbourhoods, or Parisian arrondissements she encourages the reader discover tiny workshops and holes in the wall that might otherwise pass notice, with frequent encouragements to talk to the various friendly artisans along the way. Short texts accompany atmospheric photos which really made me yearn to stroll around Paris. Published by The Little Bookroom, Bijkerk also published Amsterdam: Made by Hand more recently.
Review by Fliss88
If I ever get to go to Paris, I will be taking this book with me. It's full of ideas and information on where to find hidden gems....the shops, workshops and studios, scattered all over Paris, the type of places only the locals would know about.