Awww snap, your cart is empty!

Birch’s Music Monday

We’ve rounded up the latest and greatest of music for you to listen to and enjoy on this beautiful Monday afternoon. To begin, watch this brilliant video from Gotye with a hint of stop-motion animation called “Easy Way Out”… …next, be the first of your friends to fall in love with Andrew Bird’s latest album “Break It Yourself” before it’s released March 6th by heading over to NPR’s First Listen“… …and don’t miss a new track “Sentimental Dishes” from Ontario based noise-pop duo PS I Love You. This track’s on their upcoming album Death Dreams slated to be released May...

Designing A Universal Language

Isotype (International System of TYpographic Picture Education) is a method of showing social, technological, biological and historical connections in pictorial form. Check out this interesting, very old, representation of this is Otto Neurath’s book International picture language from 1936. You can view the book via the Imaginary...

Coffee Ring Portrait

Malaysian artist, Hong Yi, created this dazzling portrait of Taiwanese musician, Jay Chou, from coffee stains after being inspired by his music. She is known for out of the box art projects like her portrait of retired basketball player, Yao Ming, made using only a basketball. The project took about 12 hours to finish and a lot of coffee. In order to get the different shades of brown had to be mindful of the amount of water added to the brew. Watch the video below to see how she created this...

The Twentieth Century Time Machine

In the last 1920, engineer and scientist, Gordon Earl Adams, attempted to create a time machine in the basement of his house. The pictures below are evidence of his endeavors. What we want to know is did the machine work? There is no record. What happened to Gordon Earl Adams? Nobody seems to know. And the machine itself? Lost in the intervening...