The sublime cover story of L'Officiel Thailand lensed by photographer Surachai Saengsuwan starring the gorgeous Vlada Varnavskaya styled by Mile Supakasem.
Magazine: L'Officiel Thailand
Issue: January 2013
Clothes: Comme des Garçons
Photographer: Surachai Saengsuwan
TORTUE WATCH, LARGE MODEL
Manual, white gold, diamonds, leather
Cartier continues the art of hand engraving mother-of-pearl. The engraving process is delicate. Mother-of-pearl of appropriate translucence and tone is selected and cut into slivers. A high-precision burin is used to engrave these slivers of mother-of-pearl with a feather motif. The craftsman can thus produce subtle shading, fading from pastel pink to white, and achieve an illusion of depth. Cartier contrasts this palette with bold colours: yellow for the comb and black for the eye and beak, all of which are fashioned in champlevé enamel. The realistic yet fantastical cockatoo seems to rise out of the frame, illuminated by the two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds that surround the dial.
Parrots Over Puerto Rico
By Susan L. Roth, Cindy Trumbore
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth
Above the treetops of Puerto Rico flies a flock of parrots as green as their island home. . . . These are Puerto Rican parrots. They lived on this island for millions of years, and then they nearly vanished from the earth forever.
Puerto Rican parrots, once abundant, came perilously close to extinction in the 1960s due to centuries of foreign exploration and occupation, development, and habitat destruction. In this compelling book, Roth and Trumbore recount the efforts of the scientists of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program to save the parrots and ensure their future. Woven into the parrots’ story is a brief history of Puerto Rico itself, from before the first human settlers to the present day.
With striking collage illustrations, a unique format, and engaging storytelling, Parrots Over Puerto Rico invites readers to witness the amazing recovery efforts that have enabled Puerto Rican parrots to fly over their island once again.
Artist's website: http://susanlroth.com/parrots-over-puerto-rico.htm