amsterdam weekend inspiration…
Posted in amsterdam: made by hand, pia's photos July 23rd, 2010 by pia

I thought I’d leave you for the weekend with some images from Amsterdam: Made by Hand. I hope they inspire you to come to this incredibly city. And if you are already here, then I hope to inspire you to take a wander with the book and explore some of these beautiful boutiques and studios. And if you are not in Amsterdam, then perhaps you can take a moment to wander around your own neighbourhood and get to know some of your local artisans. Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy.

For those who are staying in for the weekend, I think this awesome project to make your own book could be super fun, and it’s perfect for left over paper and fabrics. And don’t forget the blogs in the spotlight in the sidebar – if you are not able to explore outdoors, then perhaps you can explore the neighbourhood around the (blog)house. I’ve also been adding some new neighbours in my blogroll as I’ve come across them.

Thank you for all your comments and conversations this past week, it’s been fun catching up.  Have a wonderful weekend! See you next week, mes amis.


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  1. Miranda says

    What a wonderful images. Which shop is it? I ordered your book, but it isn’t here yet…

    Have a great weekend!

    July 23rd, 2010 | #

  2. HollyG says

    Pia, I’m going to be in Amsterdam in 2 weeks for a whirlwind trip! If you only had 3 days to spend in the city, what would you do?

    PS I bought the book and love it.

    July 24th, 2010 | #

  3. Sarah says

    I just love your concept of “wanders”! I grew up in the boonies of Minnesota, there was nothing to walk to but another cornfield. Now that I live in a “big” city (Seattle), I truly appreciate the whole idea of living local and enjoying what is within walking distance. Poking around the shops and restaurants in my neighborhood is such a great experience, everyone should take the time to get to know their own neighborhoods, wherever they are!

    July 24th, 2010 | #

  4. Cherie Hausler says

    Pia, your work is so beautiful, it’s my go to when I’m in the mood to ‘read the paper’ with my eggs and toast soldiers on a Saturday morning. In between sips of tea I noticed the gorgeous shots of your boy’s acoustic guitar on the next blog post and had to tell you(and him!)how great it was to see a shot of a vintage Fender amp in the background. My boy has the very same one. I’ve passed Guitar Tone Overload on to him. A world of Boss pedals and Shure mics will bring happiness aplenty!Bravo to you both for your blogging brilliance.

    July 24th, 2010 | #

  5. Annemarie says

    I love to see you images from Amsterdam, I miss Amsterdam so much!! My grandmother lived there, my mother..I lived there…before moving to Sydney….

    July 25th, 2010 | #

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  7. Julie says

    hey! it’s my first comment here, your blog on a daily basis is so inspiring for me, i bought your book on Paris that was so entertaining, love your tones colours and matters… have a nice week! Julie

    July 26th, 2010 | #

  8. brownwyn says

    These images are so lovely. I can’t get over the one of the tools. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

    July 26th, 2010 | #

  9. Claudine says

    Hi Pia

    I really like your blog. Last week I was in Amsterdam and I visited other lovely citys of Holland. I posted some pictures, perhaps you’ll like to see them.
    Best regards from Switzerland 🙂

    July 26th, 2010 | #

  10. becka says

    I really like the last photo. And I loved your Amsterdam Made by Hand book, I’ll be using it next time I visit! Thanks for all your hard work searching for these places for us!

    July 27th, 2010 | #

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  12. carla says

    HI Pia, I went to Amsterdam the first time a couple of years ago and fell instantly in love with the city. Amazing design in an incredible setting. I adore your take on it.. Carla

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