Globes

Making a Globe from a Log

Making a Globe from a Log

Artist and woodturner Andy Phillip takes us through the complicated and time-consuming process of gradually refining a hunk of birch tree trunk into a beautiful 7″ globe, complete with the continents, and iridescent blue oceans made from epoxy resin. This isn’t the first time Andy’s made something cool and spherical.

Spalding Globe Basketball

Spalding Globe Basketball

Spalding’s mashup of globe and basketball is perfect for your next game of Around the World. It’s an official, regulation-sized rubber ball, and would look great sitting in your living room on a globe stand when not in use. Exclusively available from Urban Outfitters.

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Acme Globes

Acme Globes

Acme Globes’ sweet spherical maps roll smoothly in any direction on ball bearings integrated in a handmade cork or birch base. Magnets at the poles allow it to spin on its axis like a regular globe too. Each 14.75″ globe features a map of the stars on the inside, and Kickstarter backers get a bonus 4″ moon globe.

MOVA Globe Cubes

MOVA Globe Cubes

Techmoan shows off a new version of MOVA’s solar-powered spinning globe – and this one is even niftier than the original, as its globe floats magically inside of a 5″ cube. If you don’t want to spend so much, consider their spherical standard map and planet models.

Making Globes

Making Globes

A campy old film from British Pathé that shows how globes used to be handmade using papier mache, plaster, paper cutting, and painting. While most of today’s globes are mass-produced from plastic, there are still a handful of globemakers who still make them this way.

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