New Work With Yinka Shonibare MBE (Globe Heads)

Some work with the artist Yinka Shonibare MBE – Globe Head Ballerina & David (after Michelangelo) The images of the ballerina courtesy the artist, Royal Opera House, London and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Photographer: Stephen White David (after Michelangelo) courtesy of… Continue Reading

Rhye – Softly & Please (Acoustic) | Mahogany Session Filmed in Our Studio

What an honour to have Rhye on Mahogany Sessions. His stunningly delicate vocals alongside a beautifully arranged version of ‘Softly’, filmed at a Bellerby & Co Globemakers in London. SUBSCRIBE: mhgny.lnk.to/subscribeID | STREAM/DOWNLOAD: mhgny.lnk.to/sessions For more Mahogany Sessions click here: mhgny.lnk.to/Playlist… Continue Reading

Mint Green: The Mini Desk Globe

Mint Green has long been a favourite for the larger sized globes, a rich deep Mint has dominated the 80cm Galileo & 127 Churchill orders…. and now we have a special Mini Desk Globe version available with all of our… Continue Reading

Globe Exhibition : Korean Maritime Museum

We are lucky to have been included in a fantastic new exhibition currently taking place at the National Maritime Museum in Korea. Sections included in the exhibition .. – Introduction to world globes – Definition of globes, feature and structure… Continue Reading

July in the studio … through the Instagram Lens

This month so far in the studio .. what we are working on… Jon working on a 36cm Prussian Blue globe … laying gores. Click here to see the 36cm Livingstone finished on our website. A bespoke wall map to go… Continue Reading

This Week In Instagram……

This week Jon started laying gores on a Glacial Blue 80cm Galileo, while Isis can be seen painting a Mint Green Galileo. Peter is downstairs working on a Galileo (he used to stick with just the 50cm’s but the 80cm’s have been so… Continue Reading

New Work With Yinka Shonibare MBE : Globe-Heads

We made more  bespoke “globe-heads” for recent work by Yinka Shonibare MBE. Globes by: Bellerby & Co Globemakers Ibeji (twins) Riding a Butterfly Dimensions: 265 x 235 x 105 cm Medium: Fibreglass mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, plastic, fur and globes… Continue Reading

Bellerby Globe in Rudimental’s music video – Lay It All On Me feat. Ed Sheeran

You can spot one of our large globes in Rudimental‘s video ‘Lay It All On Me’ feat. Ed Sheeran.. This is actually an old tester we made before crafting our first ‘Upside Down Globe’, so we were talked into letting… Continue Reading

The Wallace Line: Faunal Boundary

Our customers often teach us new things. With great explorers and adventures commissioning globes.. this post is inspired by one addition that has been requested to a bespoke globe just today… The Wallace Line or Wallace’s Line is a faunal… Continue Reading

WE LOVE :: MONTPELLIER THIS CHRISTMAS II

Following up our on post last year (WE LOVE :: MONTPELLIER THIS CHRISTMAS) the globe is back and looking even more fabulous! If you find yourself in Montpellier France this time of year…. be sure to head down to Place… Continue Reading

Gift Cards With Hand Painted Gores

We are sold out for 2015, but if you would still like to order a globe for Christmas 2015 or an upcoming birthday, anniversary etc  – we have a wonderful solution. Please get in touch regarding having a hand-painted gore… Continue Reading

Globe Lamp Installation : Karlsruhe, Germany

In Karlsruhe, Germany there is currently an installation of illuminated globes above the water at K-Punkt. It looks beautiful! According to the official city Instagram page…. it symbolises the Silk Road. Karlsruhe is the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in southwest Germany, near the Franco-German… Continue Reading

Myth of the flat Earth & World Exlorers Pre 1492 || Today i Found Out

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue… with a whole lot of maps and information about the very round Earth. Contrary to popular belief, not only did Columbus realize the world was round, so did his contemporaries. In fact, it… Continue Reading

Recent Work with Yinka Shonibare (Updated)

For a few years now we have been working with Yinka Shonibare (MBE RA), on creating bespoke globes for his artwork. Over the past decade, Shonibare has become well known for his exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary… Continue Reading

Globe Installation :: Mondovì, Italy

An outdoor exhibition of hanging globes currently in the city of Mondovi, around the Belvedere Tower. Mondovi is a town in Piedmont, northern Italy, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Turin. The area around it is known as the Monregalese. 29.10 meters… Continue Reading

A Brief History of…… Globe-making

Globes fall into two broad categories: terrestrial and celestial. Terrestrial globes are spherical maps of the world, and celestial globes use the earth as an imaginary centre of the universe to map the stars in spherical form. A globe is… Continue Reading

Handmade London, Part 2

Last year we took part in Julian Love’s project, Handmade London. “Handmade London showcases some of the capital’s expanding artisan scene. Increasingly disillusioned with the mass-produced goods from far and away places, we are starting to care more about how… Continue Reading

If Earth Were The Size of This Globe… via UX.Blog

Original blog post by John Nelson on UX Blog. So if Earth were actually the size of this 127 cm diameter globe (and that by dragging my hands along its surface I would not be destroying a soft dusty lava… Continue Reading