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Lunar Wheel 2017

 

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New 17th Edition
Calling all Moon-lovers & Outdoors-folk, Gardeners & Growers, Stargazers & Sun-worshippers, Nature Lovers & Night Owls, Anglers and Astronomers…we present Bird&Bee's Original & Arcane Lunar Wheel Moon Calendar for the year 2017 to guide you through the wax & wane of the year and help you tune into the natural cycles of the Sun, Moon, Earth system all around us.

Each year we make a new wheel to track the motions and movements of the Moon, the Sun and the Stars. Each ‘arm’ on the wheel is a full sweep of the phases of the moon for that given month, radiating out from the hub of the wheel. Each arm depicts the full Lunar Phase progression, Moon Quarter Times, Lunar & Solar Ingress Signs & Eclipses, Earth Dates and days of the week within. All of which are set out in a legible format so you can navigate the whole of the year at a glance. At the foot of the chart is the key to all symbols used, Pagan Moon names, a guide to the Sunrise and Sunset times for every Sunday in the year and dates for Solstices, Equinoxes and Pagan Festivals. All Moon times on the chart are centred on Greenwich Mean Time for the location: 00 0’, 51 28’ N. The chart's features include:

  • Bird&Bee's Unique & Original Wheel design (17th Edition)
  • Silver Foil Embossed and shiny silver
  • Full year on one chart ~ easy-to-read design
  • Peak times for Moon Quarters
  • Lunar & Solar Eclipses
  • Solstices & Equinoxes
  • Pagan Full Moon names & festivals
  • Sun & Moon Ingress signs
  • Sunrise & Sunset Times for all Sundays
  • Shows Friday the 13ths
  • Blue Moons & Super Moons
  • Over 2000 pieces of information
  • Comes with 17th edition booklet and 'events not to miss' 
  • Moon Map showing detail of the Sea of Tranquility & Crater Copernicus
  • Printed on recycled, wind powered paper on premium stock
  • Wipe Clean invisible laminate
  • Reclaimed Oak Framed version available

A completely original design by Bird&Bee. Measures 420mm x 560 mm (16.5"x 22")

An additional information booklet explains all about the Sun, Moon, Earth system, what ephemera to look out for during the year, folklore, astronomical phenomena, moon map and lots more… Try one today, get tuned in to the natural cycles in our planetary system and support the change you want to see in the world. The Original and the Best.

 

Lunar Wave 2017

 

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The Lunar Wave Folding Card is the little brother to Bird&Bee's Lunar Wheel Calendar. It includes a wealth of information and has two folds so it fits neatly into the silver envelope provided - ready to post to friend or keep for yourself. Mirror Silver Foil Embossed and printed on a Deep Prussian Blue, thick recycled paper, with white accents. A whole year in one place!

It depicts Moon Quarter Times, Lunar & Solar Eclipses and Earth Dates all of which is set out in a legible format so you can navigate the whole of the year at a glance. On the reverse is a Moon Map so you can identify the different places on the Moon's surface by using a pair of binoculars. There is plenty of room for your own personal message when sending to a special someone.

~Lunar Wave Features~

  • Unique & original folding design (12th Edition)
  • Silver foil embossed
  • Full year on one card - easy-to-read design
  • Peak times for Moon Quarters
  • Lunar & Solar Eclipses
  • Solstices & Equinoxes
  • Pagan Full Moon names
  • Moon Phenomena
  • Shows Blue Moons & Super Moons
  • Over 1000 pieces of information
  • Measures 330x155 mm when flat
  • Folds into the Silver A6 envelop provided
  • Printed on recycled, wind powered paper

 Try one today, get tuned in to the natural cycles in our planetary system and support the change you want to see in the world. The Original and the Best. All Moon times on the chart are centered on Greenwich Mean Time for the location: 00 0’, 51 28’ N (Greenwich Observatory, London). Display: Available framed in a handmade reclaimed oak frame made in Bird&Bee’s own workshop. Cards & envelopes are left flat and sealed in a see through wrap.A completely original design by Bird&Bee. 

 

Antique Oak Hangers (A sizes)

 

Standard Sizes (A4, A3, A2, A1, A0) & Bespoke sizes available from 6"-34". 

Bird&Bee's Fine Antique Solid Oak Picture Hanger. Perfectly proportioned, exquisitely made. Hangs in seconds, lasts a lifetime! The perfect gift to give with a print, picture or photo! You won’t find a simpler & more beautiful way to hang your favourite picture, print, or photograph. 
……………………………………
• AN ELEGANT ALTERNATIVE TO EXPENSIVE PICTURE FRAMES.
• HANG YOUR FAVOURITE PICTURES, PRINTS & PHOTOS.
• MADE OF SOLID OAK WITH SELF-LOCATING STRONG N52 MAGNETS.
• HANGS IN SECONDS, LASTS FOR YEARS. REUSE ON ANY NEW PRINT.
• NO TOOLS REQUIRED • FULL INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE
• AVAILABLE IN ANY SIZE - You choose or...
• CHOOSE YOUR SIZE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU
• REQUEST CUSTOMISATION
• FITS BIRD&BEE's ANNUAL LUNAR WHEEL CALENDAR - Choose 44cm size!
• CHOOSE FROM ANTIQUE BRASS or POLISHED BRASS FITTINGS.
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WHAT YOU GET:
Comes ready to hang with the following included:
• 2 x pairs of Antique Polished English Oak hangers for the top and bottom of your print.
• Each pair self-locates with each other using 8-32 x strong Neodymium N52 disc magnets imbedded in the oak depending on hanger size.
• Solid Brass split ring ready for hanging.
• Traditional waxed cotton cord already attached.
• Fixed Brass picture label holder (available without in the dropdown menu)
• 2 x 300gsm Ivory White Labels for your own labelling.
• Brass Knurled Head Picture nail.
• Full Instructions & care
• Bespoke Protective Packaging
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ABOUT OUR PICTURE HANGERS
Artfully made in our workshop in Sheffield using solid English oak, aged to look the part on any drawing room, kitchen, study or bedroom wall. Your solid oak hanger is weighted perfectly to ensure your print hangs perpendicular to the wall. The brass fittings include a fixed label holder, brass ring and brass knurled picture nail ~ providing a traditional look and feel. The waxed cotton cord is strong, durable & perfectly inconspicuous. We use the finest self~locating magnets to ensure a strong, permanent hold ~ ready to hang straight away. Can be reused for years to come.

This item is a brainchild of Bird&Bee - the makers of the Original Lunar Wheel Moon Calendar. Available in different finishes and popular sizes. Prints shown are not included but are available in our shop. A selection of classic & original prints, cards and other clever items are also available to order directly from Bird&Bee.
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FOR BESPOKE SIZES BY THE INCH , PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER LISTING:
http://www.birdandbee.co.uk/products/antique-oak-hangers-bespoke-sizes/

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STANDARD POULAR SIZES:
• 23cm (9") ~ fits A4 portrait
• 32cm (12.5") ~ fits A3 portrait
• 44cm (17.3") ~ fits A2 portrait
• 52cm (20.5") - fits 50 x 70cm portrait prints
• 61.5cm (24.2") ~ fitsA1 portrait, 60 x 90cm portrait prints
• 72cm (28.3") ~ fits 50 x 70cm Landscape prints
• 78cm (30.7") ~ fits 30" x 20" and 30" x 40" prints
• 86cm (34") - fits A0 portrait
• 6"-34") - bespoke sizes available.


For Bird&Bee's Annual Lunar Wheel Calendar - choose 44cm.
For Bird&Bee's Fireside Companion - choose 32cm.
...other sizes available upon request - just ask a question.
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INSTRUCTIONS:
Choose your picture hanger size by measuring the length of your print across the top. It doesn’t matter how long your print drops down as the hangers will simply self locate at the bottom of your print. Choose the finish that you like - you can opt for no label holder if you prefer.
1. Remove the packaging & separate the top pair of hangers (the pair with the hanging cord) by sliding them apart.
2. Place the length with the cord behind the top of your print and place its paired length onto the front ~ the two will snap together and self-locate.
3. Now do the same at the bottom of your print with the base pair, keeping the length with the brass picture label at the front.
4. Use a pin hammer to gently knock in the picture nail in the wall, at your chosen location.
5. Hang on the wall & straighten the print inside the magnetic hangers at the top & bottom to suit the border of your image.
Resplendent in appearance; stand back and admire your handy work. A blank label card is included for personal use.
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DELIVERY OPTIONS:
• FREE DELIVERY WITHIN THE UK
• WE ALSO POST TO THE USA, EUROPE & REST OF WORLD, EVERY WEEK. 
• WE CHARGE LESS (NEVER MORE) FOR POSTAGE THAN ACTUAL COST!
European & USA orders please allow 7-14 days for delivery with Standard Shipping.
NEED IT SOONER? Tracked & Recorded delivery available at checkout.
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MADE IN SHEFFIELD, UK ~ A NORTHERN POWERHOUSE
Please see our other listings for a choice of prints to compliment our hangers!
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Love from Bird&Bee

 

Lunar Wheel with Hanger

 

Bird&Bee’s Lunar Wheel 2017 with Antique Oak Picture Hanger
Bird&Bee's Fine Antique Solid Oak Picture Hanger. Perfectly proportioned, exquisitely made. Hangs in seconds, lasts a lifetime! The perfect accompaniment with your Lunar Wheel! You won’t find a simpler & more beautiful way to hang your favourite pictures, prints, or textiles. 
……………………………………
• AN ELEGANT ALTERNATIVE TO EXPENSIVE PICTURE FRAMES.
• HANG YOUR FAVOURITE PICTURES, PRINTS & PHOTOS.
• MADE OF SOLID OAK WITH SELF-LOCATING STRONG N52 MAGNETS.
• HANGS IN SECONDS • NO TOOLS REQUIRED • INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE
• AVAILABLE IN A RANGE OF POPULAR SIZES
• CHOOSE YOUR SIZE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU
• FITS BIRD&BEE's ANNUAL LUNAR WHEEL CALENDAR 
• CHOOSE FROM ANTIQUE BRASS or POLISHED BRASS FITTINGS.
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COMES READY TO HANG WITH THE FOLLOWING INCLUDED:
• 2 x pairs of Antique Polished English Oak hangers for the top and bottom of your print.
• Each pair self-locates with each other using 12-18 x strong Neodymium N52 disc magnets imbedded in the oak.
• Solid Brass split ring ready for hanging.
• Traditional waxed cotton cord already attached.
• Fixed Brass picture label holder (available without in the dropdown menu)
• 2 x 300gsm Ivory White Labels for your own labelling.
• Brass Knurled Head Picture nail.
• Full Instructions & care
• Protective Packaging
……………………………………
ABOUT OUR PICTURE HANGERS
Artfully made in our workshop in Sheffield using solid English oak, aged to look the part on any drawing room, kitchen, study or bedroom wall. Your solid oak hanger is weighted perfectly to ensure your print hangs perpendicular to the wall. The brass fittings include a fixed label holder, brass ring and brass knurled picture nail ~ providing a traditional look and feel. The waxed cotton cord is strong, durable & perfectly inconspicuous. We use the finest self~locating magnets to ensure a strong, permanent hold ~ ready to hang straight away. Can be reused for years to come.

This item is a brainchild of Bird&Bee - the makers of the Original Lunar Wheel Moon Calendar. Available in different finishes and popular sizes. Prints shown are not included but are available in our shop. A selection of classic & original prints, cards and other clever items are also available to order directly from Bird&Bee.
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AVAILABLE IN OTHER POPULAR SIZES TOO:
• 25cm (10") ~ fits A5 Landscape, A4 portrait
• 32cm (12.5") ~ fits A4 Landscape, A3 portrait
• 44cm (17.25") ~ fits A3 Landscape, A2 portrait
• 52cm (20.5") - fits 50 x 70cm portrait prints
• 62cm (24.5") ~ fits A2 Landscape, A1 portrait, 60 x 90cm portrait prints
• 86cm (34") - fits A1 Landscape, A0 portrait
For Bird&Bee's Annual Lunar Wheel Calendar - choose 44cm.
For Bird&Bee's Fireside Companion - choose 32cm.
...other sizes to follow, available upon request - just ask a question.
……………………………………
INSTRUCTIONS:
Choose your picture hanger size by measuring the length of your print across the top. It doesn’t matter how long your print drops down as the hangers will simply self locate at the bottom of your print. Choose the finish that you like - you can opt for no label holder if you prefer.
1. Remove the packaging & separate the top pair of hangers (the pair with the hanging cord) by sliding them apart. 2. Place the length with the cord behind the top of your print and place its paired length onto the front ~ the two will snap together and self-locate. 3. Now do the same at the bottom of your print with the base pair, keeping the length with the brass picture label at the front. 4. Use a pin hammer to gently knock in the picture nail in the wall, at your chosen location. 5. Hang on the wall & straighten the print inside the magnetic hangers at the top & bottom to suit the border of your image.
Resplendent in appeareance; stand back and admire your handy work. A blank label card is included for personal use.
……………………………………
DELIVERY OPTIONS:
• FREE DELIVERY WITHIN THE UK
• WE ALSO POST TO THE USA EVERY WEEK
For European & USA orders please allow 7-14 days for delivery with Standard Shipping.
NEED IT SOONER? Tracked & Recorded delivery available at checkout.

MADE IN SHEFFIELD, UK ~ A NORTHERN POWERHOUSE
Please see our other listings for a choice of prints to compliment our hangers!
Love from Bird&Bee

 

Fireside Companion with Hanger

 

Bird&Bee’s Fireside Companion with PICTURE HANGER
Bird&Bee's Fine Antique Solid Oak Picture Hanger. Perfectly proportioned, exquisitely made. Hangs in seconds, lasts a lifetime! The perfect gift to give with a print, picture or photo! You won’t find a simpler & more beautiful way to hang your favourite picture, print, or photograph. 

……………………………………
• AN ELEGANT ALTERNATIVE TO EXPENSIVE PICTURE FRAMES.
• HANG YOUR FAVOURITE PICTURES, PRINTS & PHOTOS.
• MADE OF SOLID OAK WITH SELF-LOCATING STRONG N52 MAGNETS.
• HANGS IN SECONDS • NO TOOLS REQUIRED • INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE
• AVAILABLE IN A RANGE OF POPULAR SIZES
• CHOOSE YOUR SIZE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU
• FITS BIRD&BEE's ANNUAL LUNAR WHEEL CALENDAR - Choose A2 size!
• CHOOSE FROM ANTIQUE BRASS or POLISHED BRASS FITTINGS.
……………………………………
COMES READY TO HANG WITH THE FOLLOWING INCLUDED:
• 2 x pairs of Antique Polished English Oak hangers for the top and bottom of your print.
• Each pair self-locates with each other using 12-18 x strong Neodymium N52 disc magnets imbedded in the oak.
• Solid Brass split ring ready for hanging.
• Traditional waxed cotton cord already attached.
• Fixed Brass picture label holder (available without in the dropdown menu)
• 2 x 300gsm Ivory White Labels for your own labelling.
• Brass Knurled Head Picture nail.
• Full Instructions & care
• Protective Packaging
……………………………………
ABOUT OUR PICTURE HANGERS
Artfully made in our workshop in Sheffield using solid English oak, aged to look the part on any drawing room, kitchen, study or bedroom wall. Your solid oak hanger is weighted perfectly to ensure your print hangs perpendicular to the wall. The brass fittings include a fixed label holder, brass ring and brass knurled picture nail ~ providing a traditional look and feel. The waxed cotton cord is strong, durable & perfectly inconspicuous. We use the finest self~locating magnets to ensure a strong, permanent hold ~ ready to hang straight away. Can be reused for years to come.

This item is a brainchild of Bird&Bee - the makers of the Original Lunar Wheel Moon Calendar. Available in different finishes and popular sizes. Prints shown are not included but are available in our shop. A selection of classic & original prints, cards and other clever items are also available to order directly from Bird&Bee.
……………………………………
AVAILABLE IN THESE POPULAR SIZES:
• 25cm (10") ~ fits A5 Landscape, A4 portrait
• 32cm (12.5") ~ fits A4 Landscape, A3 portrait, Fireside Guide
• 44cm (17.25") ~ fits A3 Landscape, A2 portrait
• 52cm (20.5") - fits 50 x 70cm portrait prints
• 62cm (24.5") ~ fits A2 Landscape, A1 portrait, 60 x 90cm portrait prints
• 86cm (34") - fits A1 Landscape, A0 portrait
For Bird&Bee's Annual Lunar Wheel Calendar - choose 44cm.
For Bird&Bee's Fireside Companion - choose 32cm.
...other sizes to follow, available upon request - just ask a question.
……………………………………
INSTRUCTIONS:
Choose your picture hanger size by measuring the length of your print across the top. It doesn’t matter how long your print drops down as the hangers will simply self locate at the bottom of your print. Choose the finish that you like - you can opt for no label holder if you prefer.
1. Remove the packaging & separate the top pair of hangers (the pair with the hanging cord) by sliding them apart. 2. Place the length with the cord behind the top of your print and place its paired length onto the front ~ the two will snap together and self-locate. 3. Now do the same at the bottom of your print with the base pair, keeping the length with the brass picture label at the front. 4. Use a pin hammer to gently knock in the picture nail in the wall, at your chosen location. 5. Hang on the wall & straighten the print inside the magnetic hangers at the top & bottom to suit the border of your image.
Resplendent in appeareance; stand back and admire your handy work. A blank label card is included for personal use.
……………………………………
DELIVERY OPTIONS:
• FREE DELIVERY WITHIN THE UK
• WE ALSO POST TO THE USA EVERY WEEK
For European & USA orders please allow 7-14 days for delivery with Standard Shipping.
NEED IT SOONER? Tracked & Recorded delivery available at checkout.

MADE IN SHEFFIELD, UK ~ A NORTHERN POWERHOUSE
Please see our other listings for a choice of prints to compliment our hangers!
Love from Bird&Bee

 

Fireside Companion

 

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The one and only fireside guide to burning our most sustainable heat source...wood! 
A hearty guide to Britains forty-four best indigenous woods ~ what's good to burn and what's not so good. 

Available in two colourways: 
BIRD- Spanish Moss
BEE- Deep Vermillion

Background to the Fireside Companion
Back in the dark winter month of January 2009, I was fortunate enough to move into our new house with my daughter Ella. Nothing too special, just a Victorian, red brick terrace on a cul-de-sac of a vibrant, colourful community. What is special about the house is the heating and hot water supply (if managed well) is free! It is powered by a 3-way heating system, a wood burning stove, a southerly facing solar thermal panel and a back-up combi boiler.

Nearing the completion of our first, four seasons in the house - I estimated an annual saving of six hundred pounds a year on central heating and hot water costs. I now spend one Sunday afternoon every month,  managing our wood store for the house. I do this from May to November, which gives us enough seasoned wood for the whole year.

 From this process I decided to produce a chart which aides in the ‘firewood collection’ & selection process. Some types of wood are a waste of time to manage, others fill the house with gorgeous scents. Some need to be seasoned for a couple of years, others burn green. Traditional methods and folklore tales tell us all we need to know on the subject of ‘what’s good to burn’ and ‘what’s not’ - forgotten knowledge, ancient wisdom!

Printed in Deep Brown and Embossed Gold on a Spanish Moss or Deep Vermillion  - shimmers and shines by the fireside.

Beechwood fires burn bright & clear, If the logs are kept a year,
Chestnut only good they say, If for long, it’s laid away,
But Ash new or Ash old, Is fit for Queen with crown of Gold.

Birch & Fir logs burn too fast, Blaze up bright and do not last,
It is by the Irish said, Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread,
Elmwood burns like churchyard Mold, E’en the very flames are cold,
But Ash green or Ash Brown, Is fit for Queen with Golden Crown,

Poplar gives a bitter Smoke, Fills your eyes and makes you choke,
Apple wood will scent your room, With an incense like perfume,
Oaken logs if dry and old, Will keep away the winter’s cold,
But Ash wet or Ash dry, A king shall warm his slippers by.

A completely original design by Bird&Bee.

 

The Grand Tour - Space Travel Canvas Print (Size XL-61x91.5cm)

 

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Stunning reproduction NASA/JPL Space ExoPlanet Travel Giclee Reproduction High Quality Canvas Print. Available with or without Bird&Bee's original Antique Oak Picture Hanger Frame.

See NASA hanger Listing to purchase with Oak Hanger.

Or Visit our Etsy shop here: 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BirdandBeeCo

The Grand Tour was a NASA program that would have sent two groups of robotic probes to all the planets of the outer Solar System. It called for four spacecraft, two of which would visit Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, while the other two would visit Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.


NASA's Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand tour of the solar system. The twin spacecraft revealed details about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – using each planet's gravity to slingshot them on to the next orbital destination. Voyager set the stage for such ambitious orbiter missions as Galileo to Jupiter and Cassini to Saturn. Today both Voyager spacecraft continue to return valuable science from the far reaches of our solar system. 

NASA has produced vintage stylized travel posters for real ExoPlanets! These high quality, canvas, archival prints with custom made antique oak hangers will look stunning in your living room, kitchen, bedroom or anywhere in your home home! 

BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF ALL 14 DESTINATIONS:

1: The Grand Tour was a NASA program that would have sent two groups of robotic probes to all the planets of the outer Solar System. It called for four spacecraft, two of which would visit Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, while the other two would visit Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.

2: Ceres (dwarf planet) is the largest object in the asteroid belt that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Its diameter is approximately 945 kilometers, making it the largest of the minor planets within the orbit of Neptune.


3: Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. It's also home!

4: Enceladus is the sixth-largest moon of Saturn. It is approximately 500 kilometers in diameter, about a tenth of that of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

5: Europa (Jupiter II), is the smallest of the four Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter and the sixth closest to the planet. It is also the sixth largest moon in the Solar System, Europa was discovered in 1610 by Galileo and was named after Europa the legendary mother of King Minos of Crete and lover of Zeus (the Greek equivalent of the Roman god 
Jupiter.

6: HD 40307 g is an exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of HD 40307. It is located 42 light-years away in the direction of the southern constellation Pictor. The planet was discovered by the radial velocity method, using the European Southern Observatory's, HARPS apparatus

7: Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.

8: Kepler-16 (AB)-b) is an extrasolar planet. It is a Saturn-mass planet consisting of half gas and half rock and ice and it orbits a binary star, Kepler-16, with a period of 229 days. It is the first confirmed, unambiguous example of a circumbinary planet – a planet orbiting not one, but two stars.

9: 51 Pegasi B - The first exoplanet discovered around a sun-like star. It is about half the size of Jupiter and orbits its star in about 4 days. 51 Pegasi b made us question what we knew of our universe and launched the search for new worlds.

10: Kepler-186f (also known by its Kepler Object of Interest designation KOI-571.05) is an exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf Kepler-186. It is about 560 light-years (171 parsecs, or nearly 5.298×1015 km) from the Earth. It is the first planet with a radius similar to Earth's to be discovered in the habitable zone of another star.

11: Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, Named after the Roman god of war, it is often referred to as the "Red Planet" after Mercury. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

12: Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere and the only object in space other than Earth where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.

13: PSO J318.5 is a rogue planet, an extrasolar object of planetary mass that does not appear to have a host star. It is approximately 80 light-years away, and belongs to the Beta Pictoris moving group.

14: Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. It has the longest rotation period of any planet in the Solar System and rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets. It has no natural satellite.

Images Courtesy NASA/JPL 

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OUR CANVASES:
Our giclée printed canvases are a 260gsm fine weave and printed using fine pigmented HDR Ultrachrome, archival inks that will last 100+ years. They will NOT scratch, fade, rip, crease or smudge and are protected by a thin waterproof invisible coating. They are reproduced using the latest technology and are true to the detail and colour of the original plate. They are available in 6 standard sizes and are developed to work perfectly and look beautiful with our Antique Oak picture hangers. Quite simply, stunning!
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OUR OAK HANGERS:
Our Hangers are designed and made here in Sheffield in our own workshop and are of the highest quality.
We use english oak, bees wax and solid brass fittings. The will also last a lifetime. The self-locating, strong N52 magnets are set flush so they cannot mark or damage you canvas, print or textiles. They are a joy to use and come with full instructions and even their own brass knurled nail - ready to hang in seconds.

Available in 7 standard print sizes with or without accompanying Antique Oak Picture Hanger in our Etsy shop:
• 8x12 inch (20.3 x 30.5cm) XS
• 14x20 inch (35.6 x 50.8cm) S
• 16x24 inch (40.6 x 61cm) M
• 20x30 inch (50.8 x 76.2 cm) L
• 24x36 inch (61 x 91.5cm) XL
• 27x40 inch (68.6 x 101.6cm) XXL
• 40x60 inch (101.6 x 152.4cm) XXXL - MASSIVE!

Bird&Bee's Fine Antique Solid Oak Picture Hangers:
Perfectly proportioned, exquisitely made. Hangs in seconds, lasts a lifetime! The perfect gift to give with a print, picture or photo! You won’t find a simpler & more beautiful way to hang your favourite picture, print, or photograph. 

• AN ELEGANT ALTERNATIVE TO EXPENSIVE PICTURE FRAMES.
• HANG YOUR FAVOURITE PICTURES, PRINTS & PHOTOS.
• MADE OF SOLID OAK WITH SELF-LOCATING STRONG N52 MAGNETS.
• HANGS IN SECONDS, LASTS FOR YEARS. REUSE ON ANY NEW PRINT.
• NO TOOLS REQUIRED • FULL INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE
• AVAILABLE IN ANY SIZE - You choose or...
• CHOOSE YOUR SIZE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU
• REQUEST CUSTOMISATION
• CHOOSE FROM ANTIQUE BRASS or POLISHED BRASS FITTINGS.

WHAT YOU GET
Comes ready to hang with the following included:
• 2 x pairs of Antique Polished English Oak hangers for the top and bottom of your print.
• Each pair self-locates with each other using 12-18 x strong Neodymium N52 disc magnets imbedded in the oak.
• Solid Brass split ring ready for hanging.
• Traditional waxed cotton cord already attached.
• Fixed Brass picture label holder (available without in the dropdown menu)
• 2 x 300gsm Ivory White Labels for your own labelling.
• Brass Knurled Head Picture nail.
• Full Instructions & care
• Bespoke Protective Packaging

ABOUT OUR PICTURE HANGERS
Artfully made in our workshop in Sheffield using solid English oak, aged to look the part on any drawing room, kitchen, study or bedroom wall. Your solid oak hanger is weighted perfectly to ensure your print hangs perpendicular to the wall. The brass fittings include a fixed label holder, brass ring and brass knurled picture nail ~ providing a traditional look and feel. The waxed cotton cord is strong, durable & perfectly inconspicuous. We use the finest self~locating magnets to ensure a strong, permanent hold ~ ready to hang straight away. Can be reused for years to come.

This item is a brainchild of Bird&Bee - the makers of the Original Lunar Wheel Moon Calendar. Available in different finishes and popular sizes. Prints shown are not included but are available in our shop. A selection of classic & original prints, cards and other clever items are also available to order directly from Bird&Bee.

FOR BESPOKE SIZES BY THE INCH , PLEASE SEE OUR ETSY LISTING:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/450738590/antique-oak-picture-hanger-choose

INSTRUCTIONS:
Choose your picture hanger size by measuring the length of your print across the top. It doesn’t matter how long your print drops down as the hangers will simply self locate at the bottom of your print. Choose the finish that you like - you can opt for no label holder if you prefer.
1. Remove the packaging & separate the top pair of hangers (the pair with the hanging cord) by sliding them apart.
2. Place the length with the cord behind the top of your print and place its paired length onto the front ~ the two will snap together and self-locate.
3. Now do the same at the bottom of your print with the base pair, keeping the length with the brass picture label at the front.
4. Use a pin hammer to gently knock in the picture nail in the wall, at your chosen location.
5. Hang on the wall & straighten the print inside the magnetic hangers at the top & bottom to suit the border of your image.
Resplendent in appearance; stand back and admire your handy work. A blank label card is included for personal use.

DELIVERY OPTIONS:
• £1 DELIVERY WITHIN THE UK
• WE ALSO POST TO THE USA, EUROPE & REST OF WORLD, EVERY WEEK. 
• WE CHARGE LESS (NEVER MORE) FOR POSTAGE THAN ACTUAL COST!
European & USA orders please allow 7-14 days for delivery with Standard Shipping.

MADE IN SHEFFIELD, UK ~ A NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

Please see our other listings for a choice of prints, hangers and the items!
Love from Bird&Bee

 

The Grand Tour - Canvas Print (XL-61x91.5cm) with Oak Hanger

 

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Stunning reproduction NASA/JPL Space ExoPlanet Travel Giclee Reproduction High Quality Canvas Print. Available with Bird&Bee's original Antique Oak Picture Hanger Frame.

See NASA Canvas print listing to purchase without Oak Hanger.

Or Visit our Etsy shop here: 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BirdandBeeCo

The Grand Tour was a NASA program that would have sent two groups of robotic probes to all the planets of the outer Solar System. It called for four spacecraft, two of which would visit Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, while the other two would visit Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.


NASA's Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand tour of the solar system. The twin spacecraft revealed details about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – using each planet's gravity to slingshot them on to the next orbital destination. Voyager set the stage for such ambitious orbiter missions as Galileo to Jupiter and Cassini to Saturn. Today both Voyager spacecraft continue to return valuable science from the far reaches of our solar system. 

NASA has produced vintage stylized travel posters for real ExoPlanets! These high quality, canvas, archival prints with custom made antique oak hangers will look stunning in your living room, kitchen, bedroom or anywhere in your home home! 

BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF ALL 14 DESTINATIONS:

1: The Grand Tour was a NASA program that would have sent two groups of robotic probes to all the planets of the outer Solar System. It called for four spacecraft, two of which would visit Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, while the other two would visit Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune.

2: Ceres (dwarf planet) is the largest object in the asteroid belt that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Its diameter is approximately 945 kilometers, making it the largest of the minor planets within the orbit of Neptune.


3: Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. It's also home!

4: Enceladus is the sixth-largest moon of Saturn. It is approximately 500 kilometers in diameter, about a tenth of that of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

5: Europa (Jupiter II), is the smallest of the four Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter and the sixth closest to the planet. It is also the sixth largest moon in the Solar System, Europa was discovered in 1610 by Galileo and was named after Europa the legendary mother of King Minos of Crete and lover of Zeus (the Greek equivalent of the Roman god 
Jupiter.

6: HD 40307 g is an exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of HD 40307. It is located 42 light-years away in the direction of the southern constellation Pictor. The planet was discovered by the radial velocity method, using the European Southern Observatory's, HARPS apparatus

7: Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.

8: Kepler-16 (AB)-b) is an extrasolar planet. It is a Saturn-mass planet consisting of half gas and half rock and ice and it orbits a binary star, Kepler-16, with a period of 229 days. It is the first confirmed, unambiguous example of a circumbinary planet – a planet orbiting not one, but two stars.

9: 51 Pegasi B - The first exoplanet discovered around a sun-like star. It is about half the size of Jupiter and orbits its star in about 4 days. 51 Pegasi b made us question what we knew of our universe and launched the search for new worlds.

10: Kepler-186f (also known by its Kepler Object of Interest designation KOI-571.05) is an exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf Kepler-186. It is about 560 light-years (171 parsecs, or nearly 5.298×1015 km) from the Earth. It is the first planet with a radius similar to Earth's to be discovered in the habitable zone of another star.

11: Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, Named after the Roman god of war, it is often referred to as the "Red Planet" after Mercury. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

12: Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere and the only object in space other than Earth where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.

13: PSO J318.5 is a rogue planet, an extrasolar object of planetary mass that does not appear to have a host star. It is approximately 80 light-years away, and belongs to the Beta Pictoris moving group.

14: Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. It has the longest rotation period of any planet in the Solar System and rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets. It has no natural satellite.

Images Courtesy NASA/JPL 

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OUR CANVASES:
Our giclée printed canvases are a 260gsm fine weave and printed using fine pigmented HDR Ultrachrome, archival inks that will last 100+ years. They will NOT scratch, fade, rip, crease or smudge and are protected by a thin waterproof invisible coating. They are reproduced using the latest technology and are true to the detail and colour of the original plate. They are available in 6 standard sizes and are developed to work perfectly and look beautiful with our Antique Oak picture hangers. Quite simply, stunning!
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OUR OAK HANGERS:
Our Hangers are designed and made here in Sheffield in our own workshop and are of the highest quality.
We use english oak, bees wax and solid brass fittings. The will also last a lifetime. The self-locating, strong N52 magnets are set flush so they cannot mark or damage you canvas, print or textiles. They are a joy to use and come with full instructions and even their own brass knurled nail - ready to hang in seconds.

Available in 7 standard print sizes with or without accompanying Antique Oak Picture Hanger in our Etsy shop:
• 8x12 inch (20.3 x 30.5cm) XS
• 14x20 inch (35.6 x 50.8cm) S
• 16x24 inch (40.6 x 61cm) M
• 20x30 inch (50.8 x 76.2 cm) L
• 24x36 inch (61 x 91.5cm) XL
• 27x40 inch (68.6 x 101.6cm) XXL
• 40x60 inch (101.6 x 152.4cm) XXXL - MASSIVE!

Bird&Bee's Fine Antique Solid Oak Picture Hangers:
Perfectly proportioned, exquisitely made. Hangs in seconds, lasts a lifetime! The perfect gift to give with a print, picture or photo! You won’t find a simpler & more beautiful way to hang your favourite picture, print, or photograph. 

• AN ELEGANT ALTERNATIVE TO EXPENSIVE PICTURE FRAMES.
• HANG YOUR FAVOURITE PICTURES, PRINTS & PHOTOS.
• MADE OF SOLID OAK WITH SELF-LOCATING STRONG N52 MAGNETS.
• HANGS IN SECONDS, LASTS FOR YEARS. REUSE ON ANY NEW PRINT.
• NO TOOLS REQUIRED • FULL INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE
• AVAILABLE IN ANY SIZE - You choose or...
• CHOOSE YOUR SIZE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU
• REQUEST CUSTOMISATION
• CHOOSE FROM ANTIQUE BRASS or POLISHED BRASS FITTINGS.

WHAT YOU GET
Comes ready to hang with the following included:
• 2 x pairs of Antique Polished English Oak hangers for the top and bottom of your print.
• Each pair self-locates with each other using 12-18 x strong Neodymium N52 disc magnets imbedded in the oak.
• Solid Brass split ring ready for hanging.
• Traditional waxed cotton cord already attached.
• Fixed Brass picture label holder (available without in the dropdown menu)
• 2 x 300gsm Ivory White Labels for your own labelling.
• Brass Knurled Head Picture nail.
• Full Instructions & care
• Bespoke Protective Packaging

ABOUT OUR PICTURE HANGERS
Artfully made in our workshop in Sheffield using solid English oak, aged to look the part on any drawing room, kitchen, study or bedroom wall. Your solid oak hanger is weighted perfectly to ensure your print hangs perpendicular to the wall. The brass fittings include a fixed label holder, brass ring and brass knurled picture nail ~ providing a traditional look and feel. The waxed cotton cord is strong, durable & perfectly inconspicuous. We use the finest self~locating magnets to ensure a strong, permanent hold ~ ready to hang straight away. Can be reused for years to come.

This item is a brainchild of Bird&Bee - the makers of the Original Lunar Wheel Moon Calendar. Available in different finishes and popular sizes. Prints shown are not included but are available in our shop. A selection of classic & original prints, cards and other clever items are also available to order directly from Bird&Bee.

FOR BESPOKE SIZES BY THE INCH , PLEASE SEE OUR ETSY LISTING:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/450738590/antique-oak-picture-hanger-choose

INSTRUCTIONS:
Choose your picture hanger size by measuring the length of your print across the top. It doesn’t matter how long your print drops down as the hangers will simply self locate at the bottom of your print. Choose the finish that you like - you can opt for no label holder if you prefer.
1. Remove the packaging & separate the top pair of hangers (the pair with the hanging cord) by sliding them apart.
2. Place the length with the cord behind the top of your print and place its paired length onto the front ~ the two will snap together and self-locate.
3. Now do the same at the bottom of your print with the base pair, keeping the length with the brass picture label at the front.
4. Use a pin hammer to gently knock in the picture nail in the wall, at your chosen location.
5. Hang on the wall & straighten the print inside the magnetic hangers at the top & bottom to suit the border of your image.
Resplendent in appearance; stand back and admire your handy work. A blank label card is included for personal use.

DELIVERY OPTIONS:
• £1 DELIVERY WITHIN THE UK
• WE ALSO POST TO THE USA, EUROPE & REST OF WORLD, EVERY WEEK. 
• WE CHARGE LESS (NEVER MORE) FOR POSTAGE THAN ACTUAL COST!
European & USA orders please allow 7-14 days for delivery with Standard Shipping.

MADE IN SHEFFIELD, UK ~ A NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

Please see our other listings for a choice of prints, hangers and the items!
Love from Bird&Bee

 

Lunar Wave 2017 (Framed in Oak)

 

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Lunar Wave Reclaimed Oak Frames...due to the popularity of this clever little calendar, we have made some beautiful reclaimed Oak frames to house the Lunar Wave Cards this year and for years to come.
A concise guide to the wax and wane of the moon throughout the year 2017. Depicts daily phases, moon's quarters, pagan moons, eclipses, equinoxes and solstices and comes with a neat moon map on the reverse.

Get in tune with the Sun, Moon, Earth system and follow the cycles and the seasons throughout the year.

  • They come complete with brass 'D' plates and brass screws too.
  • They have also been waxed with Bee's wax.
  • The format will always remain the same so each year a new card can be inserted into the back of these frames.
  • The frames will be left untaped so you can slide next years Calendar in to the frame.
  • The frame gives an Oak border of approximately 1 inch all round.
  • Reclaimed Oak may come from an old wardrobe, sideboard or roof joist, giving the aged Oak a new lease of life.
  • They are available for £30 including the card print already inserted, postage and packing!
 

Winter Print Pack (7 items)

 

Bird&Bee's Winter Print Pack

For this season we are offering a sort of all-in-one winter print pack.

With this you will receive a beautifully wrapped box with the following inside:

  • 1 x Lunar Wheel Ephemeris Chart 2017
  • 1 x Bird&Bee’s Fireside Guide (Spanish Moss)
  • 1 x Bird&Bee’s Fireside Guide (Deep Vermillion Red)
  • 1 x Lunar Wave Folding Card 2017
  • 1 x Folding Peace Card (Peace in 100 languages)
  • 1 x Folding Love Card (Love in 100 languages)
  • 1 x Mystery Gift

You save approximately £10 and receive a mystery gift inside too.

*P&P included

**For details on items - see indvidual listings

***Available within the UK only***

 

Bird&Bee: GiftWrap

 

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Add this to your order if you would like the item to be giftwrapped with a personal message and sent to a different address as a gift.

 

Framed Lunar Wheel 2017

 

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Get in tune with the Sun, Moon, Earth system and follow the cycles and the seasons throughout the year.

Bird&Bee's world famous Lunar Wheel Moon Calendar framed in Antique Oak... A beautiful spiralling guide to the wax & wane of the sun & moon throughout the year 2017. Depicts daily phases, moon's quarters, lunar & solar ingress times, pagan moons, eclipses, equinoxes, solstices, sunrise & sunset times and much more...

  • They come complete with brass pictute hook and pins so you can hang your frame immediately.
  • They have been waxed with natural Bee's wax.
  • The format will always remain the same so each year a new print can be inserted into the back of the frame.
  • The frames will be left untaped at the back so you can slide next years Calendar in to the frame. Just bend the pins back gently and remove the backing board.
  • The frame gives an Oak border of approximately 18mm all round.
  • Reclaimed Oak may come from an old wardrobe, sideboard or roof joist, giving the aged Oak a new lease of life.
  • Posted out with acrylic instead of glass (looks the exactly the same as glass but lighter and safer to post)
  • They are available for £50 including the print already inserted!
  • Frames will be sent out by Royal Mail Parcel Force 48 or International.
  • Turnaround is 10 days as the frames are made to order.
Bird&Bee sources reclaimed oak from old furniture, side boards and old roofing joists, which are then planed and cut down to size to make the perfect Aged Oak Frames.
As the timber is reused it will inevitably have some marks, burnishes and blemishes which all add character and individuality to each and every one.
Whether it be an old wardrobe from a house up in Loxley or a roofing joist from an old terrace near the Manchester Ship Canal we will let you know what the timber was previously used for.

ENGLISH OAK Quercus robur
Probably the best known tree in Britain and an important feature of the English landscape. Living for hundreds of years, they have always been important for their timber. Oak wood has been used to build ships, houses and make furniture, but is also renowned for its use in casks for maturing wines and spirits.

A completely original design by Bird&Bee.

 

Deluxe Magick Collector Cards 10pk

 

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Following on in the vein of our touring curio 'Harmony - The Spectacular Automatic Drawing Machine', we have recreated a limited print series of 10 deluxe, A6 collectors cards that hark back to the era of Illusion and Magick in the 19th Century, back to time before television, radio and cinema where entertainment was live and before your very eyes.

Hey Presto! These stunning collectors postcards are beautifully retouched, reorganised and reprinted from original show posters of the nineteenth century. They are printed on uncoated 600gsm thick card - the gold standard of paper quality. Made by pressing 4 sheets of card together, which means that they are approximately 4 times thicker than your average card and have a rich seam of red running through the centre of them - now that's magic!

Collector cards include Harry Houdini the Escapologist, Baldwin's Psychic Sensation, Heinrich Kellar's Golden Butterfly and his Great Levitation, Robert Heller's Magic, Howard Thurston's Wondershow, William Wood's Great Sensation, George - Master Magician and Hermann The Great's Maid of the Moon illusion - all masters of magic, illusion and trickery in their own right.

  • Each card comes with a C6 Ivory Envelope in a protective sealed pack or presentation box - perfect for mailing.
  • Get one of each design with our 'Deluxe Magick 10 pack', all in a beautiful, white presentation box, ribbon seal and 10 Classic Style Ivory Envelopes.
  • Assorted 5 packs available in the Shoppe

The perfect gift for print lovers, collectors and illusion enthusiasts. Be quick as they are sure to vanish!


 

Mini Print Pack (2017)

 

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**LUNAR WHEEL 2017 EDITION IS NOW IN STOCK.**

The 'Mini Print Pack' - includes two original Bird&Bee prints.

  • Lunar Wheel Calendar 2017
  • Bird&Bee's Firewood Collection

Available in two colourways: 

BIRD- Spanish Moss
BEE- Deep Vermillion

Please see individual products for more info.

 

 

Deluxe Magick Collector Cards 5pk

 

[Click on the images left to see different designs]

Following on in the vein of our touring curio 'Harmony - The Spectacular Automatic Drawing Machine', we have recreated a limited print series of 10 deluxe, A6 collectors cards that hark back to the era of Illusion and Magick in the 19th Century, back to time before television, radio and cinema where entertainment was live and before your very eyes.

Hey Presto! These stunning collectors postcards are beautifully retouched, reorganised and reprinted from original show posters of the nineteenth century. They are printed on uncoated 600gsm thick card - the gold standard of paper quality. Made by pressing 4 sheets of card together, which means that they are approximately 4 times thicker than your average card and have a rich seam of red running through the centre of them - now that's magic!

Collector cards include Harry Houdini the Escapologist, Baldwin's Psychic Sensation, Heinrich Kellar's Golden Butterfly and his Great Levitation, Robert Heller's Magic, Howard Thurston's Wondershow, William Wood's Great Sensation, George - Master Magician and Hermann The Great's Maid of the Moon illusion - all masters of magic, illusion and trickery in their own right.

  • Each card comes with a C6 Ivory Envelope in a protective sealed pack and presentation box - perfect for mailing.
  • Get an assortment of  '5' collectors cards, in a white presentation box and 5 Classic Style Ivory Envelopes.
  • Please specify in 'notes' or via the contact form if you require any particular design.
  • Deluxe 10 packs available in the Shoppe

The perfect gift for print lovers, collectors and illusion enthusiasts. Be quick as they are sure to vanish!
Designs will be assorted from a choice of 10. Please specify through 'notes' or the contact form if you would like any particular designs (one of each design only).

 

Peace & Love Cards (10 Pack)

 

The International Language of Peace & Love
(pack contains 5 of each design) 

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A simple idea. With all the war and conflict that seemed to be in the news everyday we decided to do something in our own small way. Why not spread the two words that were the opposite to the problems we were seeing everyday in the newspapers, on TV and in the media in general - Peace & Love!

With the global village of media and trade at it’s most connected ever - spreading these two words in one hundred different languages seemed to be an obvious step. We decided to make the cards purely typographic – using Bernard MT Condensed (a traditional block typeface), laying it out to maximise the coverage in a wallpaper style, with PEACE and LOVE at the centre of each. Checking the language idiosyncracies was no small feat. We contacted friends and colleagues around the world to ensure we had the right context for each translation. Thanks to everyone involved.

Folding PEACE Card

A completely original design by Bird&Bee.

  • Unique folding design

  • PEACE in 100 languages

  • Silver Foil Embossing on a sky blue background

  • Language Key inside

  • Wind Powered & 100% recycled

Folding LOVE Card

A completely original design by Bird&Bee.

  • Unique folding design

  • LOVE in 100 languages

  • Gold Foil Embossing on

  • Rhodamine red background

  • Language Key inside

  • Wind Powered & 100% recycled

 

Bird&Bee's Fireside Companion - Handmade, Reclaimed Oak, Framed Print

 

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The one and only fireside guide to burning our most sustainable heat source...wood! 
A hearty guide to Britains forty-four best indigenous woods ~ what's good to burn and what's not so good. 

Available in two colourways: 
BIRD- Spanish Moss
BEE- Deep Vermillion

Display: Framed in a handmade reclaimed oak frame made in Bird&Bee’s own workshop.

  • They come complete with brass 'D' plates and brass screws too.
  • They have also been waxed with Bee's wax.
  • The frame gives an Oak border of approximately 1 inch all round.
  • Reclaimed Oak may come from an old wardrobe, sideboard or roof joist, giving the aged Oak a new lease of life.
  • Posted out with acrylic instead of glass (looks the exactly the same as glass but lighter and safer to post)
  • They are available for £50 including the print already inserted!
  • We expect demand to be good so get your order in early. 
Bird&Bee sources reclaimed oak from old furniture, side boards and old roofing joists, which are then planed and cut down to size to make the perfect Aged Oak Frames.
As the timber is reused it will inevitably have some marks, burnishes and blemishes which all add character and individuality to each and every one.
Whether it be an old wardrobe from a house up in Loxley or a roofing joist from an old terrace near the Manchester Ship Canal we will let you know what the timber was previously used for.

Background to the Fireside Companion
Back in the dark winter month of January 2009, I was fortunate enough to move into our new house with my daughter Ella. Nothing too special, just a Victorian, red brick terrace on a cul-de-sac of a vibrant, colourful community. What is special about the house is the heating and hot water supply (if managed well) is free! It is powered by a 3-way heating system, a wood burning stove, a southerly facing solar thermal panel and a back-up combi boiler.Nearing the completion of our first, four seasons in the house - I estimated an annual saving of six hundred pounds a year on central heating and hot water costs. I now spend one Sunday afternoon every month,  managing our wood store for the house. I do this from May to November, which gives us enough seasoned wood for the whole year.

From this process I decided to produce a chart which aides in the ‘firewood collection’ & selection process. Some types of wood are a waste of time to manage, others fill the house with gorgeous scents. Some need to be seasoned for a couple of years, others burn green. Traditional methods and folklore tales tell us all we need to know on the subject of ‘what’s good to burn’ and ‘what’s not’ - forgotten knowledge, ancient wisdom!

Printed in Deep Brown and Embossed Gold on a Spanish Moss or Deep Vermillion - shimmers and shines by the fireside.

Beechwood fires burn bright & clear, If the logs are kept a year,
Chestnut only good they say, If for long, it’s laid away,
But Ash new or Ash old, Is fit for Queen with crown of Gold.

Birch & Fir logs burn too fast, Blaze up bright and do not last,
It is by the Irish said, Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread,
Elmwood burns like churchyard Mold, E’en the very flames are cold,
But Ash green or Ash Brown, Is fit for Queen with Golden Crown,

Poplar gives a bitter Smoke, Fills your eyes and makes you choke,
Apple wood will scent your room, With an incense like perfume,
Oaken logs if dry and old, Will keep away the winter’s cold,
But Ash wet or Ash dry, A king shall warm his slippers by.

Framed in ENGLISH OAK Quercus robur
Probably the best known tree in Britain and an important feature of the English landscape. Living for hundreds of years, they have always been important for their timber. Oak wood has been used to build ships, houses and make furniture, but is also renowned for its use in casks for maturing wines and spirits. Frames are made form reclaimed Oak that may havwe come form an olf sideboard, wardrobe or housing joist - paired down to reveal the beautiful aged oak grain and workers markings.

A completely original design by Bird&Bee.

 

Dr. Titus Bee's Oracular Pendulum

 

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Dr. Titus Bee’s Astounding Oracular Pendulum
Observe as the swing of the pendulum reaches into the future to discover your fate and beyond!

Ask questions for highly disputable answers!
Take your new, shiny pendulum and hold the end between thumb and forefinger of your left hand. Hold the Pendulum above the centre of the compass or an inch above the palm of your other hand and think deeply on a question your require an answer for. Closed questions with YES/ NO answers recommended.  

Warning self-hypnosis is not for the uninitiated!

• A north-south swing determines a YES answer
• An east-west swing determines a NO answer
• A clockwise motion determines a YES but ask more on the subject
• A counter-clockwise motion determines a NO and instruction to refine your question

This fun and beautiful brass pendulum measures 1 inch in length with and 8 inch brass chain and a gripping ball on the other end. Comes with predictive pendulum compass.

notes:
Dowsing was believed to have originated in the 15th Centursy in Germany. It was used to locate metals, gemstones and other articles. Ludwig Straniak (1879-1951), was a German mystic, Germanic revivalist and most notably a pendulum dowser. He was an architect and astrologer and was used by the German military in the Third Reich, not necessarily willingly. Straniak claimed to have a special gift for map pendulum dowsing. Straniak would dangle a pendulum over a given map and "locate" things. As a test, leaders of the German Navy requested him to locate the pocket battleship Prinz Eugen, then at sea. The Navy provided him with charts and were reportedly amazed that he had pinpointed the warship even though it was on a completely secret mission off the coast of Norway. This impressed the Navy leaders enough to take the workings of the occult unit of the SS more seriously. According to Karl Spiesberger in his book Reveal the Power of the Pendulum, Straniak believed that brass was the most suitable material for all kinds of dowsing and that even fruits such as apples, oranges, pears and lemons demonstrate a polarity at each end!

 

Harmony Drawing Pack

 

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Harmony the Spectacular Automatic Drawing Machine has been out and about alot this year.
Harmony is a new and innovative, interactive project by Bird&Bee. After coming across the inspiration for this project in a dusty old book I found in the attic of our family home in the Lincoln Wolds - I set about trying to build a device that can draw harmonic frequencies or music. After much trial and error in building such as device, I came across an old handcart  in a field in Lincolnshire. Forgotten and in need of rescuing,  I made an agreement with farmer and building the contraption onto the handcart - Harmony was born! Since then, Harmony has travelled far and wide, delighting and hypnotising all in her wake!  From Chatsworth House to the South Bank, Harmony has inspired and entertained people of all ages. Taking us back in time, to an era when innovation and invention magic was at the heart of British society. We at Bird&Bee want to inspire, interact and champion this nation as a hub for innovation and ideas, whilst reconnecting people with the rhythms of nature and our universe. 

We have decided to offer drawing packs for this wonderful Arts project. We use Harmony to delight crowds, create a little magic in the world and  further the advancement of learning Maths, Science and Music for all ages through making, doing and understanding. Please support this project and our important work by purchasing a pack. Perfect for children and adults alike! 

The Packs include the following goodies:

• A unique and original, signed drawing from Harmony (every drawing is unique). Drawings show the 'chord' that has been drawn and will be signed and numbered.
• An information insert that tells you all about the Harmony project, history, how it works and the science behind the contraption
• 2 x Harmony Postcards
• 1 x Harmony giftcard with envelope and sticker
• 1 x  'I've Found Harmony' bumper sticker
• 1 x Harmony Badge

See footageof Harmony here...

...or find out more about the project here.

 

Harmony Original Framed Musical Drawing

 

Original Harmony Drawing in a 12inch frame

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With a choice of Black or Silver what better way to keep your unique personalised Harmony drawing in the manner in which it deserves.
Comes with unique and personalised Harmony Drawing from the original  'Harmony The Spectacular Automtic Drawing Machine.
With Backing Plate that describes the process of 'Drawing Music' and details about the project. 

 Framed to fit, they come with 8 pop-in/pop-out metal hooks that can be easily hung on the wall.
They are packaged protectively with bump free corners.

Harmony the Spectacular Automatic Drawing Machine has been out and about alot this year.
Harmony is an innovative, interactive project by Bird&Bee. After coming across the inspiration for this project in a dusty old book I found in the attic of our family home in the Lincoln Wolds - I set about trying to build a device that can draw harmonic frequencies or music. After much trial and error in building such as device, I came across an old handcart  in a field in Lincolnshire. Forgotten and in need of rescuing,  I made an agreement with farmer and building the contraption onto the handcart - Harmony was born! Since then, Harmony has travelled far and wide, delighting and hypnotising all in her wake!  From Chatsworth House to the South Bank, Harmony has inspired and entertained people of all ages. Taking us back in time, to an era when innovation and invention magic was at the heart of British society. We at Bird&Bee want to inspire, interact and champion this nation as a hub for innovation and ideas, whilst reconnecting people with the rhythms of nature and our universe. 

We have decided to offer bespoke, original and unique drawings for this wonderful Arts project. We use Harmony to delight crowds, create a little magic in the world and  further the advancement of learning Maths, Science and Music for all ages through making, doing and understanding. Please support this project and our important work by purchasing a pack. Perfect for children and adults alike! 

The Framed Packs include the following goodies:

• A unique and original, signed drawing from Harmony (every drawing is unique). Drawings show the 'chord' that has been drawn and will be signed and numbered.
• An information insert that tells you all about the Harmony project, history, how it works and the science behind the contraption
• 1 x Harmony Postcard
• 1 x  'I've Found Harmony' sticker

See footage of Harmony here...

...or find out more about the project here.

*Please specify your choice of frame in your order.

 

Peace & Love Double Folding Cards

 

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*1 unit contains one of each card (2 cards)

Folding PEACE Card
A completely original design by Bird&Bee.

  • Unique folding design

  • PEACE in 100 languages

  • Silver Foil Embossing on a sky blue background

  • Language Key inside

  • Wind Powered & 100% recycled

Folding LOVE Card
A completely original design by Bird&Bee.

  • Unique folding design

  • LOVE in 100 languages

  • Gold Foil Embossing on

  • rhodamine red background

  • Language Key inside

  • Wind Powered & 100% recycled

(pack contains one of each design)

 

Postal Tubes for Lunar Wheels

 

Need extra postal tubes to post additional prints on as gifts, then this is for you.

The tubes are tough, robust and recycled!

Length: 470 mm
Diameter: 50 mm
Thickness: 2mm

• Each tube comes with two end caps
• Each tube comes with Bird&Bee address label

 

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