one of my favourite photos…
Posted in paris, paris: made by hand, pia's photos May 7th, 2009 by piablog

…i took this photo from a friend’s apartment while in paris shooting the book. The apartment had the most amazing views over the city, and at night it was just “wow”. When I was there it was rather chilly but I stood out on the balcony for ages, taking long exposures to try to capture the ‘brilliance’. I just adore the eiffel tower when it sparkles at night… you can be walking along the street somewhere near it and then bam! the whole thing sparkles and it is so captivating, it makes my heart sing.

The lovely Victoria over at sfgirlbybay reminded me of this photo from my paris photo collection in her post yesterday – did you happen to catch it? It was filled with treasures from my blog – soundscapes of Paris, old photos, and wonderful memories of times I was writing the book. She also included four top secret boutiques from the book – so if you want a sneak peek of what you will find inside Paris: Made By Hand, head over to read her post.

Thank you Victoria!!

On Tuesday beautiful Grace from Design*Sponge posted a fabulous interview about me and the book, including some exclusive pics and lots of juicy details about what it was like to write Paris: Made By Hand. Please check it out here if you haven’t already. Thank you so much Grace!

And yesterday dear Holly from Decor8 posted a very intimate interview about me and my styling work – she asked me heaps of personal questions about my work, and I gave her very candid and open answers. So if you’ve ever wanted to know how to get into the styling world, or what my work involves, this interview is for you! It also includes some exclusive pics of me styling the front cover of the book. Check it out here. Thank you Holly!!

And a big thank you to every one of you who has extended the invitation to blog about my very first book. I still have email requests to fulfill and I thank you for your patience.

Some quick questions to be answered:

1. I’ve been informed that the book will probably not arrive into Europe or Australia for another couple of weeks, so please be patient – I hope to have a list of stores that will sell the book in all sorts of different cities soon. I have updated a list of bookstores on the book’s webpage here, and will continue to update it as I hear about more bookstores.

2. If you have a store in Australia and would like to stock the book, please contact Random House Australia via email here.

3. If you feel so inclined to write a review about the book on Amazon I would be absolutely thrilled. Thank you!

4. I have a question of my own: wouldn’t that photo be great blown up? i might try it!

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9 Comments

  1. Maia says

    It’s a beautiful shot, Pia. I”m off to read some of your interviews…

    May 7th, 2009 | #

  2. Maia says

    ps – I just have to tell you that I’ve been having a love affair with your houseboat pictures this morning. I never clicked on that set before, and I just can’t stop wandering through them. The raindrops on the water, the shadowy fishes and the baby ducks just make me ache. What a beautiful spot to make your lovely home. OX

    May 7th, 2009 | #

  3. erin says

    definitely blow it up. so great!

    May 8th, 2009 | #

  4. vanessa joie says

    beautiful. i can’t wait to go to Paris.

    May 8th, 2009 | #

  5. susi says

    the first thing i wanted was to make this photo my new wallpaper… blowing it up would be even better! let us know if you do please!

    May 8th, 2009 | #

  6. Cushla says

    I have not seen the actual hard copy yet as i live In NZ i have asked my library to buy it but i plan to get my own copy or even one for my mother for mothers day we are in love with Paris forver

    May 8th, 2009 | #

  7. Amanda says

    I loved the interview with Holly, Pia!
    Reading the part about the cover was so interesting.
    Thank you for giving us that sneaky peak. 🙂

    May 8th, 2009 | #

  8. susie says

    your photography really captures the charming, curated, subtly quiet paris i know too – can’t wait to see your book!

    May 11th, 2009 | #

  9. Lee Tran says

    What a beautiful long exposure of the sparkly Tour.
    Looking forward to when Australian bookshelves are finally awash your new book!
    Lee Tran, Inside Out magazine

    May 18th, 2009 | #


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