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

Get to Know a Projection: Azimuthal Orthographic

Via Wired Map Lab: A globe on a two-dimensional screen seems pretty dull compared to map projections that look like armadillos, butterflies, or deconstructed polygons. The azimuthal orthographic (as it’s formally known) is hardly more than a snapshot of Earth from some distant point… Continue Reading

Weekend Magazin Deluxe

It’s tough to compete with Megan Fox but here we are in a Swiss-Austrian weekend deluxe magazine about fashion and design. Translations are as always welcome!

Global Picks :: World Book Day

In honour of World Book Day… here are our top picks for 2014. 1. On The Map : Why The World Looks The Way It Does From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond,… Continue Reading

Harrods Window :: Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition

We were excited to see our globe featured in the window at Harrods for Wallpaper* Magazines Handmade Exhibition. While you are at Harrods don’t forget to pay our Mini Desk Globes a visit inside as well. See what is in… Continue Reading

The Birthplace of Our Brass Meridians

Our favourite photographer Hal Shinnie went up to the foundry in Derbyshire where the brass meridians for our Classic Globes are hand-casted. This amazing space looks how a foundry would have a hundred years ago… men working with their hands using techniques passed down through… Continue Reading