Time, patience, time, dedication, and time are just a few of the things Peter Bellerby needed to found and subsequently operate Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, one of the only companies on Earth that still makes globes by hand.
If you've got more air miles saved up than money in the bank, here's a clever way to keep track of every single country you've visited on your global travels. Basic origami skills are all that's needed to assemble this 3D cardboard globe featuring a gold foil outer layer that can be scratched off revealing the nations…
Jupiter is not only the largest planet in our solar system, it's also arguably the most stunning. Those massive storms—including that enormous red eye—produce quite an atmospheric show. And as a cheaper alternative to a giant telescope, this tiny desktop-sized version of Jupiter lets you stare in awe at the gas giant…
Great news for globetrotters who like to impress their friends with their travels: Now, instead of having to sacrifice a big chunk of wall space for a giant map covered in thumbtacks, they can downgrade to this clever and compact cork-covered globe.
When Google Maps can deliver detailed views of the world with imagery that zooms right down to our backyards, they're can't be much demand for desk globes anymore. So a Japanese company called Gakken has taken its Worldeye globe to another level by turning it into a display that can show everything from weather…
If you come across a globe these days, chances are it was probably found at a flea market or antique store. But there is one studio in London that continues the tradition of building spherical maps of the world. And here's a look at how it all goes down.
Yuri Suzuki has been traveling the world, using a dictaphone to collect local sounds of different countries since 2009. With these audio field notes, he's turned a globe into a record that plays these sounds when it spins for a 30-minute audio tour of the world called "The Sound of the Earth."
Google Earth's an incredible (and incredibly useful) piece of software, but there's still something to be said for the good old, three-dimensional globe. This one not only celebrates the brass-detailed spheres of yore but controls Google Earth for good measure.
When I eventually decide that it's time to manufacture or purchase my offspring, needless to say, they will be outfitted with the best tech I can force onto them, including this great day/night globe.