thank you: home beautiful…
Posted in (blog)house news, pia's photos, the houseboat August 23rd, 2010 by pia

It’s raining buckets here in Amsterdam this morning. The lack of sunlight makes my little boat dark, but oh so cozy.

On Saturday I received the latest (september) issue of Australian Home Beautiful. It is always a real treat to receive a little slice of Australia through my front door mail slot all the way over in this part of the world. But this particular issue of Home Beautiful is extra special, take a look…

A big thank you to Vanessa Keys for asking me to be a part of Home Beautiful’s style insight section in this month’s issue. The article is so beautifully written, and I love the little “guide to unearthing the handmade in your own city” at the end.

+To view the article in full, I suggest you buy the September issue of Home Beautiful… but also, you can click here.

+All images in the article are by photographer David Finato and me.


I’d also like to direct you to a very special giveaway that dutch designer mariska meijers is holding on her blog this week: Mariska is offering a signed copy of Amsterdam: Made by Hand, read all about it right here. Thank you so much for your support Mariska. x

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  1. Magdalena, The Craft Revival says

    Wow, what a great feature Pia – it’s been done beautifully. I’m going to go buy the mag this week so that I can look at it properly and check out your charming little house boat.

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  2. Will says

    Congratulations on the feature, Pia, it’s pouring with rain here in the UK, too!

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  3. marleen says

    Gefeliciteerd met het mooie artikel in de Home Beautiful. Het ziet er erg goed uit.

    Groet uit een regenachtig Rotterdam,

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  4. Shell Sherree says

    Those peonies are exquisite. Congratulations on the lovely feature, Pia. {It’s pouring rain in Brisbane, too!}

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  5. bonjour says

    You are so beautiful Pia in every way! 🙂
    I ordered your book Amsterday: Made by hand and I would like to be signed by you, is that possible?
    I guess it is not only me but also other readers who would like to know..
    Thank you!

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  6. Barb McMahon says

    Raining here in Stratford too!

    Congratulations on the feature. It looks really lovely!

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  7. Alessandra says

    Congrats! You deserve it!!!
    Here it’s a sunny day 🙂

    Greetings from Italy xox

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  8. vanessa says

    it was one of the loveliest (and easiest) stories i’ve ever had the pleasure of writing. thank you miss p! x

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  9. Tara Bradford says

    So lovely to see you and your beautiful abode featured here! xo

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  10. nolita*wanders says

    The feature looks lovely, congratz 🙂

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  11. Ann Marie says

    congrats on the feature!

    just wanted to make a comment about how much i still love your blog day after day after day.

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  12. la ninja says

    hooray! buckets and buckets, I’m watching the news and all the havoc caused by rain early this morning… in august, when it rains, it bloody pours, ei.

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  13. Lucinda Keller says

    That is wonderful. Congratulations on the piece.

    I love the photo with the peonies … gorgeous gorgeous as always.
    It’s always a visual creative feast here.
    Thank you.

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  14. Nicky Orr says

    What a lovely feature, and a beautiful houseboat. How lucky you are, and us too. I always visit your blog when I need inspiration … that’s often. Thank you.

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  15. hybrid handmade says

    oh everyone loves the peonies…me too! What a great feature. Well done.

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

  16. MissHeliotrope says

    Oooo, must remember to get that when I’m out for my coffee this afternoon. Excellent.

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  17. Amanda says

    Congratulations love!
    I’ll have to get my mum to send me a copy. 🙂
    The photographs look gorgeous!

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  18. Edie says

    How positively lovely!!!! Gorgeous.

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  19. A Flourishing Perspective says

    I love your blog…it’s one of my very favourites that I’ve only just discovered. I love this article! The houseboat is gorgeous…thanks for sharing! And how lucky it is for you to be featured.

    I will most definitely be signing up for the giveaway!

    Do come and check out my blog if you like.


    August 24th, 2010 | #

  20. mariska meijers says

    Pia you are more than welcome! What a wonderful coverage in Home Beautiful it really grabs the right atmosphere. Response to your book give away has been great so far! Looking forward to your next book and good luck with your deadline! mx

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  21. Mandy says

    I’m off to the Newsagent now !!!

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  22. Margarita says

    Hello Pia,
    Just to let you know that I got your ‘Amsterdam made by hand’ book from Selfriges store in London, and totally love it. I consider this city to be one of the best in Europe, and being thinking of moving there, I am hoping to come back soon, possibly when the ateliers open days are on, I may email to ask u about days and tips for design festival in the future, if you don’t mind. Keep up with the lovely work, and thank for the book, I am off to get the Paris one!!
    Regards from sunny London

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  23. becka says

    What a lovely article about you and your lovely boat-home. 🙂

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  24. Nicole says

    …and it’s also lovely to get a slice of Amsterdam here in Australia. Thank-you for your blog and for letting us look at your home. It’s nice to be able to imagine you there writing and creating…

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  25. Kate Coveny Hood says

    Just found your beautiful blog through Mariska. Hope to win that giveaway! And I’ll look forward to reading more here.

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  26. cindy says

    you look just beautiful, pia!

    August 24th, 2010 | #

  27. Julie says

    Great feature lovely and exciting that you worked on that article!


    August 25th, 2010 | #

  28. Charlotta says

    Pia this is great! Congratulations!!
    I am running out to get my issue later this afternoon.
    How on earth I could have missed that you live on a boat is beyond me! It was always a dream of mine when I lived in London – you know, to dock down at Chelsea wharf or somewhere.. Like Bear Grylls..! 🙂

    Gorgeous! Congratulations!!

    x Charlotta

    P.S. Entered the give away of your ‘Amsterdam’ book over at Mariska’s. Am keeping fingers crossed! x

    August 25th, 2010 | #

  29. leonie wise says

    So amazing! I can’t even remember how I came across you (and it was only recently). However the fact that you live on a houseboat has me coming back and reading more. Living on a houseboat is on my list of things to do before I die and it’s so lovely getting wee peeks into yours.

    Congratulations on the article. I’m going to see if I can find anyone in London who sells that magazine.

    August 25th, 2010 | #

  30. elissa @ faucethead says

    The colors in that first photo are stunning. I love the softness of the flowers with the wood and ceramic in the background.

    August 25th, 2010 | #

  31. MissHelitrope says

    After some dispute with newsagent, I ended up getting the magazine at the supermarket. Lovely feature – would still love a floor plan of your houseboat, to make sure my day dreams are accurate.

    August 26th, 2010 | #

  32. Maia says

    Oh, the peonies. I love the way you work with color.

    August 27th, 2010 | #

  33. gwen buchanan says

    Beautiful peak at your most lovely home… You certainly do have style,
    take care, gwen

    October 19th, 2010 | #

  34. Anita says

    Back issues of this magazine are not available so the library was the next best thing! I was excited to pick up my reserved copy today only to find the pages were missing! Not happy!

    January 31st, 2012 | #

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