Lost in Translation :: Japanese to English :: A Poem

A Japanese blog called Ach & Pfui posted a little write up about Pete and Bellerby & Co which translates online as below. Are they really calling Peter an old man? Will have to get a second opinion…

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I’d Give You The World…

With London gearing up for what seems to be another week of gorgeous summer weather, it seems insane to start thinking about Christmas and Hanukkah…. BUT… as our first enquiries start coming in, we ourselves are thinking we should consider planning ahead for once as well? Or perhaps at least start dropping hints.

Anyway… we are pleased to say we can offer free engraving on all festive orders and if you order early enough we can chat about doing super personalised bespoke orders (make it truly your world ay ay).

Globes make for a wonderful present for your boss, a bonus for senior management, personal gift for anyone well-travelled or something the person who ‘has everything’ doesn’t have. The Mini Desk Globes are a needed accessory for a fine desk, while the Classic Globes are a must have for anyone with a library. Both small and large Globes are just perfect for those who appreciate one-off and handmade items.

Choose your colour scheme, whether you prefer a modern or classic design, think of a inscription to add, which base you prefer.. and wallah best and most impressive – thought through – personalised gift – EVER.

We ship around the world. For more information on engraving, designing your own globe and shipping time and costs please contact us on sales@bellerbyandco.com or phone + 44(0) 20 8800 7235.

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Aeroplanes, Aston Martin & Vintage Adverts

The Geneva Aviation Show (EBACE) is set to take place next week, and we are so excited to announce that our newest globe to the Bellerby Family will make its debut amongst some of the world’s finest aircraft and aviation officials (photo below).

Our new stand is almost a meter high, and boasts a fully rotating, beautiful free spinning 80cm globe. The base itself is made from aluminum by Aston Martin Heritage Engineers and features a sleek, sophisticated design.  The globe, as always is lovingly crafted by hand and finished with beautiful paint washes.

The air show is held at Geneva Palexpo Centre (just next to the Geneva Airport) and plays host to numerous aircraft with representation from all manufacturers, specifically aimed at business aviation.  Sounds so interesting, and is set to be their best year yet!

Other things making us happy this week are our *new* globey stationery, the fantastic Bauhaus show at the Barbican;  planning our exhibition at the Royal Geographic Society, and these adverts by Papert Koenig Lois, which were deemed too “risqué”  in the mid 60s.  Have a lovely week!

Covent Garden Egg Parade!

We just had this fantastic photo sent in of our globe egg looking rather spectacular in Central London today.

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In the last few days of the Faberge Big Egg Hunt, the eggs are being showcased together in the Piazza Square in Covent Garden, as part of the “Grand Eggstravaganza”  created by Faberge.
There’s a souvenir shop (to buy Easter eggy treats) and the opportunity to see the al fresco exhibition of 200 stunning eggs, hand decorated by some of the biggest names in fashion and design today.  We were very honoured to be a part of the event, and thank everyone for the wonderful feedback on our piece “The Egg Projection”.

Photos courtesy of the Faberge Big Egg Hunt

All of the eggs are currently in a grand auction; and so far ours has raised a fantastic £1700. Bidding closes at 5pm Monday 9th April. You can bid your heart out on the auction site here; and sleep well at night knowing that all proceeds are going to the Elephant Family and Action for Children.

Happy Bidding & Happy Easter!