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Noscitur a sociis

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Noscitur a sociis

Even more than man, art is known by the company it keeps. An ill-curated collection can do a disservice to even the most valued individual works. It is no news that we treat our work like fine art. After all, their primary purpose is always visual. That you can sit on them is merely a happy afterthought. So we never think of them as just individual pieces that are being sold, but as significant additions to someone's personal collection. We see them reinterpreted every time they are moved, analysed through the seasons, paraphrased by each onlooker.  We are each the curators of our own lives. If we...

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

We would like to wish a very merry Christmas, from all of us at Parrot & Lily to our beloved friends and clients.May the joy of this Christmas warm our hearts till the next one.  

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Four beautiful nameplates and why you should not get them

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Four beautiful nameplates and why you should not get them

  There are very few settings where the age-old tradition of heraldry is still taken seriously. But our mortal preoccupation with signage, symbolism and representation remains.   The beauty of custom-made is that our designs can be customised to your exact tastes and requirements. So we do rather wonder when someone wants to pick up one of our pieces off-the-rack and put it in their homes. Of course, sometimes one just falls in love with what already is. But how can you resist the opportunity to add a little bit of yourself to something that you are going to live with? Specially something as allusive as a nameplate announcing the...

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Happy Independence Day

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Happy Independence Day

Wishing a very happy Independence Day to all our friends from India. May we always cherish and protect our freedoms and honour our responsibilities.  Click on the photos to explore more  

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For the love of beauty

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Life is transient, and some of our most beautiful experience are based in something ephemeral. But their meaning remains, and often spills into succeeding moments. At Parrot & Lily, we find meaning in an age old human quest for beauty, even in the most deprived circumstances. We make meaning by partaking in the transmission of skill and knowledge over generations. And we invite you to bring the same to your home. Today, we would like to go over a light-hearted list of material possessions that are undoubtedly unnecessary, vain, fanciful, mostly impractical and even exorbitant. But their presence elevates their environment, enriches their patron and continues...

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