{made by hand}

Bas Bleu features the following book, which I love. I purchased my copy in Key West at Besame Mucho. The book is full of beautiful pictures of handmade items from throughout every neighborhood in paris. Another great feature is that the author broke the book up by neighborhoods so one could easily visit every store without issue.

Here's what Bas Bleu reports:

Paris: Made by Hand by Pia Jane Bijkerk

Although mass-produced products have dominated those made by hand in modern times, Paris loyally and lovingly upholds its traditions. All things handmade, or fait main in French, therefore remain at the heart of Paris. And in this belle époque, as we grow weary of the sameness of mass-production, fait main takes center stage once again.
Via this gorgeous little book, stylist Pia Jane Bijkerk offers an intimate tour of the most exquisite shops and studios of Paris. The featured artisans—papermakers, jewelry designers, shoemakers, dressmakers, milliners, ceramicists, chineurs (artists who restore or re-create found objects), and more—all specialize in handcrafted treasures. Bijkerk lovingly presents dozens of ateliers (from all over the city) in words and photographs—and she includes the address, phone number, and hours for each, so you can turn this armchair shopping extravaganza into an actual one!

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