Amsterdam: Made by Hand, official book launch… come one, come all!
Posted in amsterdam, amsterdam: made by hand, recent work May 5th, 2010 by pia

So here it is, the official invitation to the official book launch of Amsterdam: Made by Hand.

What do you think? I know I said I’d post it yesterday but I spent all night working on it, as with all my endeavours, they always take longer to create than I initially planned! Anyway, I am so very excited about the event for so many reasons, it’s going to be grand. Other than the above mentioned treats on the day (personally signed copies, enjoying some wine, nibbling on homemade nibbles and listening to some lovely music), I will also be making a special window display for the American Book Center, so by the time the 5th of June comes around, this awesome bookstore will, well, be even more awesome!! If that’s possible.

I am going to reveal more details of the event in the weeks to come but for now I just wanted to officially invite you all. Below is a little snippet from the press release, please help spread the word…

I will also be sharing some more Amsterdam: Made by Hand goodness with you soon including the announcement of some more very special events. I am excited to tell you that the book has already received some excellent press around the world, I will share these with you too! Mostly, I can’t wait for June to roll ’round so you guys can get your hands on them.


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  1. Etincelle says

    It is great!! what a pitty, I can’t come 🙁

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  2. Maria says

    Woooowwww! So happy for you!
    Best wishes to you..

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  3. Chris Abbott says

    looks cool Pia.. :))

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  4. Cassandra says

    Best book Eurostar! How fantastic Pia.

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  5. Amanda says

    Makes me want to get on the next plane to Amsterdam Pia. Looks great. How exciting for you. xx

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  6. Lisette says

    Your invitation is absolutely gorgeous, and well worth the wait!

    I wish I could make it to the official launch in Amsterdam, but sadly I won’t be able to… much as I would love to mooch around my old home town again.

    Do you sell copies of your book online? I’d love to order one! Please let me know. Thanks!

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  7. pia says

    Thanks guys!!

    Lisette, there is a little button on the top right side bar on my blog which leads straight to the book so you can purchase it online, but here is the link anyway:


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  8. sammy & glenn says

    sounds like it’s going to be a wonderful day. we are looking forward to getting a copy when it comes out pia.

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  9. Iels says

    thanks for the invitation, superb!
    i’ll be there the 5th to get a signed copy!

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  10. Yvette says

    L O V E I T !

    May 5th, 2010 | #


    It’s a pity I can’t be there but flying back from St Lucia that day 🙁

    Have already pre-ordered the though so hopefully it might be waiting for me when I get back… I hope that you and everyone else have a fab day.

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  12. Michelle Brown says

    Oooooo gorgeous invitation. And bubbly too! Have a fabulous time.

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  13. georgina says

    done beautifully as expected.congratulations pia.

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  14. pygmy says

    It looks great! Enjoy your day Pia!

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  15. Sarah - Jane down the lane says

    Dear Pia,

    Gosh the new book looks wonderful, I so want to come to Amsterdam. I had such a glorious time exploring Paris with your last book! Which, incidentally I bought in a beautiful bookstore in South Melbourne! ( I was visiting my faraway brother!) I love Paris, and your book was such a springboard to discovering new treasures… thank you and good luck with the new one

    Sarah x

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  16. busma says

    i am sooooo happy for you!! EVery-so-often I read your blogs ^_^

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  17. kristine says

    What a wonderful book (and blog)
    Have a beautiful day 😉

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  18. theaxx says

    loving the book cover!!

    you go girl!


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  19. jen laceda says

    Once again, congratulations!! You’re a rock star! What’s your next Made By Hand Project? London? Provence? Marrakech? Keep us in the loop!

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  20. Amber Grey says

    I am ever so dismayed that on my first trip overseas, with my first stop being Amsterdam, that I will have missed this event by a mere two days! But I will indeed find this shop and purchase a copy – this will be a joy none the less! I can’t wait.

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  21. chelsea says

    Congrats, Pia!! This is wonderful!!

    May 5th, 2010 | #

  22. Jamie says

    I will FOR SURE be getting this book as soon as I can and recommending it to a friend! How wonderful your life is, beautiful blog! I love Amsterdam!

    May 6th, 2010 | #

  23. bronwyn says

    It is all so lovely. Congratulations!

    May 6th, 2010 | #

  24. Coleccionando estrellas says

    I can imagine the effort you have made to launch your new book, so be proud of it and enjoy your success. Congratulations!

    May 6th, 2010 | #

  25. wendy in the Land of The Long White Cloud.....NZ says

    Congratulation Pia on your wonderful second book i have your Paris one and am eagerly awaiting for your Amsterdam book to arrive……if i could click my fingers and arrive there from new zealand to your book launch i would be there with bells on!!!
    Your blog is a constant inspiration to me and i always come away from it with a different view on the world!!! thank you for sharing……

    May 6th, 2010 | #

  26. judith b says

    Beautiful invitation,Pia, all grace and light! I only wish I could read the garlands of tiny type. The press release is wonderful and great reviews and blogland buzz should ensure the stunning success of your latest brainchild. I hope, hope, hope to make the trip…

    May 6th, 2010 | #

  27. pygmy says

    It looks lovely- good luck with it all!

    May 6th, 2010 | #

  28. jennifer says

    Congrats Pia! I just loved your last one. Can’t wait for a New York Made by Hand or even better, a Brooklyn Made by Hand! Pretty please!

    May 6th, 2010 | #

  29. Nicole says

    Looks gorgeous – how exciting for you… Congratulations (and nice to see you back here!)

    May 7th, 2010 | #

  30. Tara Bradford says

    Pia, I will be in London that week, but will be in Amsterdam the week of the 17th. Hope to see you and get a copy of your book then! xo

    May 7th, 2010 | #

  31. Crystal Flynt says

    What a beautiful invite… I just found your blog- my mom and I have a store in Tucson, AZ called bon- where we sell your Paris Made By Hand. We absolutely love your work.

    May 7th, 2010 | #

  32. Porch Light Interiors says

    Really excited about the release of your book, absolutely adore the Paris one, you are so very talented. Hayley

    May 11th, 2010 | #

  33. Malwina says

    Last week or so I actually popped by the ABC to check if your book was already available… And now I see this! I’m definitely coming & looking very much forward to your book.

    May 11th, 2010 | #

  34. Kitty says

    Pia, the books looks lovely. I can’t wait to buy my copy or perhaps I stop by on the book launch. I am going to blog about your book. For now, congrats and have a relaxing and exciting couple of weeks before the launch.

    May 11th, 2010 | #

  35. An says

    Congrats Pia! Can’t wait to see. Wish we could be there for the book launch.

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  36. Natalie says

    Congratulations Pia – I loved your Paris book and look forward to checking out your Amsterdam edition – my favourite European city!

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  37. Augusta says

    of course it’s gorgeous pia. were expecting no less 🙂 wish i could be there. xoxo

    May 13th, 2010 | #

  38. Bruce says

    Looking forward to attending, congratulations!

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  39. suzy says

    oh, great news! congrats! i’ll be there! the american book center is one of my favorite spots in amsterdam! looking forward to the event!

    June 3rd, 2010 | #

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