My friend, Becky, sent me the link to a very interesting article about globe making. When she and I were in elementary school, it seemed that there was a globe in every classroom. I can remember when her mother, our fifth grade teacher, picked up the globe in the classroom to explain the earth’s rotation around the sun and on its axis.
The globes in the article were so beautiful, I want to share them with you and then show you how globes are being used in interior design. If you want to see the article in its entirety, go here. Photos from the globe factory are courtesy of Bellerby and Co. Inc.
Roger Bellerby started the factory as a result of trying to find a globe for his father’s birthday. Since he had no success, he thought he would make one for his father and maybe one more for himself. The company is located in Stoke Newington, London. His globes have been featured in Hollywood movies and BBC productions.
To master the process of applying the paper to the globes can take up to a year.
Maybe you are lucky enough to have a globe or some globes to use in your decorating. Here is how some people have used them in their homes:
Watch for globes at flea markets, garage sales, and at big box stores. There is a fascination with them that has not given way to computers. Most children love to spin them and look at the countries and they are great educational tools.
Others use them to be creative.
Create and be happy!