Lisa & Scott Cylinder parrot jewelries

LISA and SCOTT CYLINDER began collaborating in 1988 shortly after graduating from prominent University Jewelry Programs. They have created limited production studio multiples under the auspices of CHICKENSCRATCH for the past 23 years. Ten years into their venture, they craved a greater technical and creative challenge and began making One-Of-A-Kind pieces under "L and S Cylinder", in addition to their studio multiples. The skills they use for these grander works were never fully explored before. This jewelry is more substantial and more serious, both in concept and execution. The Cylinders began manipulating and incorporating Found Objects and Epoxy Resins into their metalwork. They take a no-holds-barred attitude about materials and techniques and create a very limited number of highly collected Art Jewelry pieces.

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Macaw Saxophone Brooch

Parrot Post-Columbian Saxophone Brooch/Necklace


VocabuLARRY Plush Toy

VocabuLarry's Things That Go Book
Where to buy: iTunes

VocabuLarry teaches the word for each vehicle in his very own funny way. Every page contains cute sounds and fun animations that come to life with the simple touch of a finger.


VocabuLarry's Things That Go Game
Where to buy: iTunes

Meet VocabuLarry, everyone’s favorite talking parrot, from the hit TV series on BabyFirstTV! This game-based app features all types of “things that go” like a car, truck and ship. Your baby or toddler can help VocabuLarry name each item. Be sure to check out the book companion called VocabuLarry’s Things That Go Book!


ABC with VocabuLarry - by BabyFirst
Where to buy: iTunes

As a new letter appears on-screen, VocabuLarry says the letter. With the touch of a finger, an object related to that letter appears. VocabuLarry says the name of object to demonstrate both the sound that the letter makes and to help in the expansion of your child’s growing vocabulary.


Egene Koo parrot paintings

Island of Witches who make Stories, Oil on Canvas, 116.7X80cm each, 2011

Being Alone1, Oil on Canvas, 116.7X91cm, 2011

Island of Flightless Birds5, Oil on Canvas, 116.7X91cm , 2011

Corona Extra Parrot Bikini

"Look sexy and represent your favorite beach Beer Brand with this Blue Corona Extra Parrot Bikini!"

Folkmanis Parrot Puppets

Folkmanis® has been making the most innovative and engaging specialty puppets in the world since 1976, delighting imaginations and winning nearly every industry, child development, and kid-tested award - many repeatedly.

Amazon parrot hand puppet

African Grey hand puppet
2009 CREATIVE CHILD AWARDS Preferred Choice

Scarlet Macaw hand puppet

Mini Scarlet Macaw finger puppet

Gary Card's parrot for UNIQLO

"I don't think I've ever posted the jumper parrot before. This was so much fun to make, it took about 5 hours to put together and made up of about 100 Uniqlo cashmere jumpers, there were no sketches or any grand plan of how to put it together, we just winged it (no pun intended)."

Roger & Gallet 1924 "Le Jade" Parrot parfume

Perfume bottles -coveted by scent users and glass collectors since ancient Egypt - became a collectible available to most everyone in the 20th century. The change occurred in 1907 when Francois Coty, the Paris perfume producer, persuaded his friend Rene Lalique, the designer, to devise a decorative bottle in which Coty's perfumes would be sold.

Until Coty and Lalique changed the course of the perfume business, bottles were purchased separately and refilled as needed. Coty's innovative approach to packaging transformed these scent containers into disposables and made virtually obsolete the tiny funnels women once used to refill their perfume bottles. The appeal of these glass containers also gave the fragrance industry more to sell than scent.

Lalique's first designs for Coty were squared columnar vessels, as spare as chemists' laboratory containers in form, to which he added some less familiar molded-glass embellishments - nude women and flowers. Over the next 35 years until his death in 1945, Lalique produced hundreds of such designs in a stunning variety of forms and decorations - perfume bottles that other designers frequently imitated but could rarely match in imagination and sophistication. Once Lalique began working in glass, designing for Coty, he conceived bottles for many of his competitors - Worth, Lucien LeLong, Roger et Gallet, Guerlain, Molinard and D'Orsay. He also designed perfume bottles for those women who preferred to buy empty vessels and refill them as needed, bottles that were sold worldwide along with his vases, clocks, lamps and decorative sculptures.

Lalique borrowed freely from historical examples, usually improving on the work he adapted. The jade-like glass bottle he designed in 1924 for ''Le Jade'' by Roger et Gallet is a glorious imitation of a 19th-century Chinese snuff bottle.

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Roger & Gallet 1924 Le Jade

René Lalique "Le Jade" perfume bottle.
"Le Jade" perfume bottle for Roger et Gallet, in jade green glass with gray patina.

"Le Jade" by Roger & Gallet. Paper graphics R. Lalique.
Flacon based on a model created by R. Lalique for the R & G perfume "Persana".

Cockatoo in the Mercado Central in Valencia

This grand Modernist building was designed in 1914, although not inaugurated until 1928.

The Central Market in Valencia covers more than 8,000 square metres, over two floors, with a predominantly eclectic pre-Modernist style. Its unusual roof comprises original domes and sloping sections at different heights, while the interior seems to be lined in a range of materials such as iron, wood, ceramics and polychromed tiles. The beauty of the building stands out especially on account of the light that enters through the roof at various points, and through coloured window panels.

Perched high above the ornate iron and glass dome, its feet resting on a golden ball, is the Cotorra del Mercat, the big green parrot that is the symbol of the Central Market in Valencia. "Cotarro" means parrot in Spanish, but it also means chatterbox, and the weather vane is meant to represent the chatter and bustle of the business taking place fifty metres below its feet – although some local wags suggest that it’s more representative of the gossiping women stall-holders.


New logo of the Central Market