An in-depth view of our esoteric and arcane artefacts
We print everything on recycled paper that has been produced by harnessing the power of the wind
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This year's 14th edition has been tweeked and fettled to perfection! Includes new days of the week, new scientific font. (Shipping starts on 29th September 2013)
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 Ingress Signs, Sun Ingress Signs, Solar Eclipses, Lunar Eclipses, the Earth Date 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 handy guide to the Sunrise and Sunset times for every Sunday in the year and dates for Solstices, Equinoxes and Pagan Festivals. The chart also makes it easy to tell when British Summer Time begins and ends.
A completely original design by Bird&Bee. Measures 432mm x 572 mm (18"x 21.25")
It includes a wealth of information and has two folds so it fits neatly into the envelope provided - ready to post. Mirror Silver Foil Embossed and printed onto a Deep Prussian Blue background, with White accents.
Bird&Bee's Firewood Collection...A hearty guide to Britains forty-four best indigenous trees, what's good to burn and what's not so good.
Collecting, Stacking and Seasoning tips, thoughts, comments and observations - a wood connisseur's burning notes - the perfect fireside companion!
The one and only fireside guide to burning our most sustainable heat source...wood
ENGLISH OAK Quercus roburProbably 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.
A completely original design by Bird&Bee.
Measures 200mm x 200mm x 6mm
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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 pout more about the project here.
Harmony 12inch Frames
With a choice of Black or Silver what better way to keep your personalised Harmony drawing in the manner they deserve.
These Vinyl Record Album frames are the perfect size, come with 8 pop-in/pop-out metal hooks and can be easily hung on the wall.They are packaged protectively with bump free corners and easy to mount.
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*Please specify your choice of frame in your order.
Dr. Titus Bee’s Astounding Oracular PendulumObserve 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.
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!
‘Stunning’ - is how these beauties have been described.
A completely original design by Bird&Bee. (13” x 6” unfolded).
OUT OF STOCK UNTIL JANUARY 2014
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 2014.Depicts daily phases, moon's quarters, lunar & solar ingress times, pagan moons, eclipses, equinoxes, solstices, sunrise & sunset times and much more...
A completely original design by Bird&Bee.
***Equates to approximately £50 includin P&P***
Bird&Bee's Firewood Collection...A hearty guide to Britains forty-four famous trees, what's good to burn and what's not so good.Stacking and seasoning tips, thoughts, comments and observations - reads like a wood connoisseur's burning notes - the perfect fireside companion!
Antique Oak Framed fireside guide to burning our most sustainable heat source...wood!
***Equates to roughly £50 including P&P***
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 2014. Depicts daily phases, moon's quarters, pagan moons, eclipses, equinoxes and solstices and comes with a neat moon map on the reverse.
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13th EditionThis year's 13th edition has been completely redesigned with a new scientific font and a full aesthetic overhaul, whilst remaining the same size and format so you can add them to your frames!New features include days of the week (M,T,W,T,F,S,S) and monthly names to help you locate a day at a glance.
All times on the chart are centred on Greenwich Mean Time for the location: 00deg 0’, 51deg 32’ North
A completely original design by Bird&Bee.Measures 432mm x 572 mm (18"x 21.25")
The International Language of Peace & Love
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 the obvious next 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
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
LOVE in 100 languages
Gold Foil Embossing on
rhodamine red background
(pack contains 5 of each design)
Introducing the 'Double Folding Card Pack' - a great value bundle with one of each original Bird&Bee designed Double Folding Card.
The Lunar Wave Moon Calendar Card has been going strong since 2005.With the Lunar Wave Card you can plot the course of the moon over a full year. The Silver mirror embossed print shines out beautifully on its deep blue background.
(pack contains one of each design)
The 'Print Pack' - includes two original Bird&Bee prints.
Lunar Wheel Calendar 2014
Every 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 it’s hub.
Bird&Bee's Firewood Collection
'Bird&Bee's Firewood Collection' is born. The gold inlaid prints will glimmer by the fireside whilst intriguing anyone with an open fire, a stove or just a love of wood & trees.
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