The Parrot & Lily Blog — Classicism

What's in an Initial?

Classicism Decorative Arts

What's in an Initial?

You may have noticed that we love personalisation. And when it comes to initials and monograms, we are known to be obsessive. After all, there is nothing more inconvenient than someone mistaking your furniture for their own.If you look around the Parrot & Lily office, you will find ladies and gentlemen wearing their monograms on neat button-downs, working on engraved desks, using of course our custom pencil holders with their initials on them, writing with initialed pens on monogramed paper, all while sipping tea from monogrammed porcelain. (For the sake of accuracy- there is no accounting for taste and so, most of our office prefers coffee.)   ...

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Classicism by Parrot & Lily II

Classicism Decor Decorative Arts Furniture History

Classicism by Parrot & Lily II

"The only way for us to become great or if this be possible, inimitable, is to imitate the ancients"   Everything we do is undoubtedly classic, but not every piece is classical. We like to believe that we are on the path of one day constructing a classical temple right here in our atelier. But we will admit that is a more fantastical notion for the distant future than a note on our production schedule. Until it can be unleashed, this is how we feed the beast. Classicism in furniture is hard to capture. After all, we have no furniture remaining from antiquity to...

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What a relief

Classicism Curiosities Literary

What a relief

The art of carving pictures in wood- an ancient tradition older than any of us, accompanied by excerpts of a poem that are even older. I begin to sing of rich-haired Demeter, awful goddess --of her and her trim-ankled daughter whom Aidoneus rapt away,given to him by all-seeing Zeus the loud-thunderer.  Apart from Demeter, lady of the golden sword and glorious fruits,she was playing with the deep-bosomed daughters of Oceanusand gathering flowers over a soft meadow, roses and crocuses and beautiful violets, irises also and hyacinthsand the narcissus which Earth made to grow at the will of Zeusand to please the Host of...

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Classicism by Parrot & Lily, Commode inspired by Bacchus & Ariadne

Classicism Furniture

Classicism by Parrot & Lily, Commode inspired by Bacchus & Ariadne

Parrot & Lily explores classicism, rococo commode with ancient poem of Bacchus & Ariadne.

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