1. Lori S.

    November 30, 2007 at 9:01 am

    What a romantic little shop! It feels like a timewarp. It’s nice to see a true craftsman’s shop.

  2. Klokka

    November 30, 2007 at 9:09 am

    lovely! makes me think of grandfathers and christmas and tea, and also makes me long for less technological surroundings..

  3. Thu

    November 30, 2007 at 9:28 am

    I love the child’s touch, just behind the door.

  4. Anonymous

    November 30, 2007 at 9:45 am

    does kreativity grow in concrete, steel and glass?

  5. ricpic

    November 30, 2007 at 9:46 am

    The colors in the top photo are the colors that Braque made his world with.

  6. Brazilian Girl #7

    November 30, 2007 at 9:47 am

    What a nice surprise!!! :)

  7. Donna

    November 30, 2007 at 10:52 am

    The top photo is art and I would love to display it in my home. The colors….and it has a mood. I love it.

  8. Jill

    November 30, 2007 at 11:42 am

    so charming

  9. Anonymous

    November 30, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Ahhh…I love florence!

  10. Paul Pincus

    November 30, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    I like these photographs very much. I think it’s nice the way these images break up the flow of your portraits. I like the juxtaposition.

    Random quote on juxtaposition:
    “I like the construction of sentences and the juxtaposition of words-not just how they sound or what they mean, but even what they look like.”
    - Don DeLillo

  11. Shabnom

    November 30, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    How romantic, I love stumbling over these perfect traditional little shops – Europe always does them best.

  12. Dani

    November 30, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    In the footsteps of another famous woodworking shop from Tuscany – that of Geppetto!

    Were you just passing by?

  13. Kat

    November 30, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Beautiful shots Sart, particularly the first one, great textures. That’s the kind of thing I would put on a mood board for winter style inspiration. Would look beautiful as a print.

  14. philip

    November 30, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    This is a collection, you know? Frame these stunning photos, and you’ve got a show.

  15. lovely lady lessy.

    December 1, 2007 at 5:57 pm


    I know this comment is slightly late, but I didn’t have the opportunity to write anything yesterday. I just wanted to share how perfectly WONDERFUL these images are! My father was a carpenter while I was growing up, and we had a wood shop in our backyard where he would work during the days. I used to go out and visit him several times during the day, and I would do everything from play with the shavings and extra wood to give him pictures to “decorate” his shop with. I even remember a couple of clown ones!

    This image is so busy… but wonderfully nostalgic. <3

  16. ultramarathoner

    December 2, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Wonderful! It is refreshing to see this blog include some new concepts. It is pleasing to see that you and your readers appreciate and understand the joys of the artisan and his atelier.

    I worked in real estate development for many years and “retired” at a relative young age (35). I now have my own shop focusing on restoration carpentry. I’ve never been happier!! The sense of accomplishment and pride is unparalleled when compared to other professions. I strongly encourage others who have the inclination and skill to pursue artisan work. These are the people that make the world a better place to live. As far as money, you should be able to make enough to get by. If you are good you should be able to bring in around $175k. You won’t have many, if any, luxuries on that income, but you should be able to pay your bills.

    Thanks for posting this.

  17. Olimpia Liberti

    December 4, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    so lovely!!!
    and with such a life!!!

  18. Nora

    December 14, 2007 at 11:14 am

    These photos are so beautiful and moving. I love how your eye for design, color, and composition (and care about craftmanship) extend from fashion to other human endeavors.
    Thank you.

  19. Android Phones

    April 25, 2011 at 2:03 am

    I would describe the first combination of clothing as cool; the acrylic and metallic silver colors from the scarf and leggings offer an interesting balance that is not overdone or mismatching. I think the look would not be complete if the scarf were not there. 2945abc45 0425

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