random: about a girl who lived on a houseboat in amsterdam…
Posted in amsterdam, interiors, the houseboat May 11th, 2011 by pia

what: latest issue of Elle Decoration Norge where: from Norway, to Sydney why: it just arrived in my mailbox

If you live in, near, or around Norway, I hope you can get your hands on a copy of the latest issue of Elle Decoration Norge (formally known as Elle Interiør) because there is a story in there that I think you might really like, full of never-before-seen images of my life on the houseboat. The photographs were taken by me and friend & fellow photographer David Finato, with the full page portrait by Riitta Sourander.

Thank you Elle Decoration.


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  1. lynne says

    and the houseboat now? fini?
    hope you are enjoying life in the sunshine again:)

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  2. Christine C. says

    Congratulations Pia…the article looks gorgeous. Do they have distribution anywhere in the States? I would love to find a copy!

    Or is anyone in Norway up for a magazine swap?!

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  3. MissHeliotrope says

    For the sake of being nosey (the idea of living on such a boat – or perhaps a narrowboat – is a regular day dream) can we ever see the pictures in Australia?

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  4. pia says

    MissHeliotrope: yes, photos are in My Heart Wanders! That’s why I have been keeping quiet with photos of the boat on the blog – it’s all in the book, and there is nothing quite like seeing them printed big and colourful in such a format, I do hope you can get the book.

    Christine C: I’m not sure if they sell in the States – a magazine swap sounds like a great idea! Let’s hope someone from Norway is reading these comments and likes your idea. 🙂

    Hi Lynne! So nice to hear from you, how are you? No more houseboat living, I’m now on land, though I’m not sure it’s any drier! We’ve had so much rain lately. I wrote about how and why and all that, in My Heart Wanders.


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  5. Unni Strand says

    I have to go off and buy that magazine today!
    Christine C. -I can buy you one! You can send me your address in a convo through my Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StrandRedesign?ref=si_shop

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  6. Nat@ dear little house says

    How terribly romantic!

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  7. Hanna says

    Hello Pia! Your lovely houseboat was shown on a finnish television program couple years ago. Your home is the main reason I keep watching that same episode over and over again, it is so inspiring.

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  8. MissHeliotrope says

    fab & fabber – although have ordered it from the library first, as we have such a book problem we keep loosing the cat…

    May 12th, 2011 | #

  9. jeanne wolf says


    and this page also. You spread the world’s charm wherever you go Pia. Thank you.

    May 17th, 2011 | #

  10. Yu-ting says

    Hi Pia,

    I have bought your book and really loved it.
    My friend and I are going to visit Amsterdam this autumn.
    We are looking for the best breakfast in Amsterdam.
    Could you please recommend for us?
    Which is your favourite one?
    Thank you very mcuh!

    June 4th, 2011 | #

  11. Sarah says

    Beautiful. I recently moved into a houseboat in the city. Its such a unique way to live! I never want to go back to the tiny Dutch apartments again!

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  12. Paris Rendez-vous says

    J’adore Amsterdam too…..hope to visit it many times this year Pia. The art in this city is incredible!

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