Top Five Uses For That Old Globe Of Yours!

Perhaps you have a lesser quality globe that needs a new lease on life? Trade it in for a newer model (ahhemm we can recommend some great ones that don’t fall apart) … but don’t go tossing that old one.

Here are some ideas and overall favourites.

5. Half a globe becomes a genius planter for flowers. Either a hanging basket or else on a base indoor or out.

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4. Chalk Board Globes …. imagine the world how you want to. Chalk paint is fun and easy.

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3. A jaunty hat.

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2. A cheesy sentimental up-cycled gift to a loved one. With or without cliche quote. I’m a fan of mapping out places you’ve been or places you want to go.

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1. We love love love these ceiling lamps!! Major want.

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Its offical, we’re exhibiting!

Wow what a month! The Olympic summer is nearly over, and there’s an autumnal, back-to-school breeze in the air, but we are secretly looking forward to crunchy orange leaves, pub fires, woolly jumpers and London Fashion Week.

But before any of that, we are super SUPER busy preparing for our inaugural exhibition which is opening on 29th September, entitled, “Geographical Blueprint: The Art of the Handcrafted Globe”.  (Also the first ever globe exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, making us feel very special and honoured to be offered the privilege.)

Our show features a few of our signature pieces, as well as new exciting models which are yet to be unveiled, many mini desk globes and the huge Churchill globe standing over 1.5m high!

The exhibition will host a working “Bellerby & Co. Globemaking Studio” and we’re relocating our trained craftsmen and ladies to the RGS for two weeks, where you can see how a globe is made.  Exciting stuff. There are also stunning Bellerby maps and bags which you can purchase on the day, and a completely beautiful coffee table globe book, of which ALL proceeds go to the wonderful Elephant Family charity who are in support of our event.

We have a pair of tickets to our exclusive champagne reception to be won, (Tuesday 2nd October) so for a chance to be part of the special event just pop your email address in the box HERE. Good luck!

As you can imagine the studio is a very busy place right now, and with our new website just recently launched, we can now take online orders for the ever popular mini desk globes (perfect Christmas gifts) and you can browse through our whole collection in your pyjamas if you wish.

Pop in and say hi at the Royal Geographical Society from 29th September, we would really love to see you there.

The Hunt is Over!

As a big raincloud sits over London, the globe making studio is bustling with activity.

New innovative branding, freshly painted globes, various base designs, inspiring weekend exhibitions and our Globe Egg are cause for excitement this Tuesday morning.

Let’s start with our Globe Egg for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt. As bidding on the eggs ended (Monday 9th April) we were over the moon to see that our globe egg raised a HUGE £11,101 with over 100 bids! All proceeds go to the fantastic causes – charities Action for Children and the Elephant Family.

We are very proud and thankful to everyone who supported us over the Big Egg Hunt journey!

In other news… our beautiful new website is being designed as we speak; with exciting features, a full catalogue of our globes and a peek at our future globe designs.  We have an upcoming globe exhibition at the Royal Geographic Society (more details to follow); commissions from big names in the art world, our apprentices trying out new colours for our desk globes, our craftsmen making giant wooden bases, and have just delivered a globe to a VVIP office in New York City.  Wow.

Check out our Pinterest to see whats got us inspired at Bellerby Globemakers this week, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up-to-date with our globe filled days. Happy Tuesday!