Emily Valentine Bullock wearable parrot art

Sydney artist Emily Valentine Bullock takes dead birds found on the roadside, carefully plucks them and applies their feathers to make macarbe jewels, sculptures and wearable art, like plastic lizards, bra forms, bustiers and animal figures. The end result is incongruous flightless wonders like the pugcocks, boxers and brooches.

Website: http://emilyvalentine.com.au/

Road kill II 2004
Medium: Feathers, mixed medial
Size: 6 (shoes)

Budgerier brassirre 2002
Medium: Taxidermy budgies & mixed media
Size: 12B
Winner MAC's Bizarre Bra Award

Parrot Phonographic Tablet

Emerson Records was a record label active in the United States between 1916 to 1928. Emerson Records produced between the 1910s and early 1920s offered generally above average audio fidelity for the era, pressed in high quality shellac. The fidelity of the later issues compares less favorably.

Emerson was founded by Victor H. Emerson, an employee for Columbia Records from the 1890s.
Inventors: Victor H. EmersonPublication Date: 12/13/1921

The term “phonographic tablet” occasionally appeared in the literature. The backing is a cutout shape, roughly in the form of the subject of the record, usually an animal or generic children’s doll theme.
Some of the titles are “I Am a Parrot,” “The Mocking Bird,” and “The Fox.” There are also some WWI subjects, a Mother Goose, and a tired baby.

Parrot Drawings by Jan Dungel

Jan Dungel (1951–) is a Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator. A member of the Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic, he is especially noted for his paintings and drawings of animals, particularly birds, heavily influenced by a trip to South America in 1992.

Official Website: http://www.jandungel.com/

Ghirardelli Chocolate

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a United States division of Swiss candymaker Lindt & Sprüngli. The company was founded by and is named after Italian chocolatier Domingo Ghirardelli, who, after working in South America, moved to California. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was incorporated in 1852, and is the second-oldest chocolate company in the United States, after Baker's Chocolate.

link: http://www.ghirardelli.com/

How to Pronounce Ghirardelli?!

The correct spelling and pronunciation of the Italian name "Ghirardelli" has long stumped even the most avid consumers of Ghirardelli Chocolate. Domingo Ghirardelli, the founder of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, must have resigned himself to the fact that only by a miracle was anybody going to get his name right: the original name of the chocolate company when it opened for business in 1852 was "Ghirardely & Girard."
The spelling of the name Ghirardelli may have been an early attempt to indicate the correct pronunciation.
Throughout its early history, the company has had to cope with all this and even incorporated it into early packaging labels and advertising campaigns.
For many years, a bright colored parrot and the words, "Say Gear-ar-delly" (a phonetic spelling of the name) were used to help solve the pronunciation problem. The strategy proved to be very successful.


1932 Ghirardelli Chocolate Vintage AD