Globes: Is there room — or a room — available for them to exist in our modern world?
You know… our modern world where technology is constantly replacing what was once a common item, in favor of something you use perhaps more effectively on a computer screen, as an app, or even integrated in to your car? Can an object that has seemingly been replaced by technology, survive in the times we live in today?
Yes. Not only can it survive, but it can thrive, and be desired and beloved by many. (Yes, even by our kids).
Recently, I came across a company that hand crafts the most beautiful globes you’ve ever seen.
Their work is of such quality that in addition to existing as collectible objects they also must be appreciated as fine art.
Much like a coffee table book, a beautiful globe invites you to touch, to peruse, to marvel, a little bit, at our existence and how we fit into this vast world; and no technology that exists today gives reason to turn down that sensational invitation.
Bellerby & Co. — check them out. They were founded in 2008, in the midst of the recession, immediately after the birth of the iPhone.
We do appreciate hand crafted, artisanal work. There is always a market for that.
Here's a taste of what they have to offer:
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