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Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Shopping Guide: The 5 Best Floor Globes for 2017


The holidays are approaching and people are frantically searching for the perfect gifts for friends and family. Avoid the rush and panic by purchasing one of our unique globes for each of your loved ones. These gifts are not only beautiful, they're functional, and there's a perfect globe for everyone. Here are a few of our favorites:

Maranello

The Maranello Globe
If you are looking for a statement piece for your home or office, look no further than the  Maranello Globe. This deep blue-colored globe featuring 1000s of locations and points of interest is an eye-catching addition to any traditional decor. Mounted on a semi-circular stand and solid metal base, this 20-inch globe has a total height of 45.5 inches and weighs 32 pounds. The expert design of the stand, base, and meridian ensure stability as well as a balanced aesthetic. The internal LED makes this an excellent choice for night time lighting. The cartographic features of the globe can be enjoyed by day and are enhance by this lighting feature by night. The contrast of stainless steel metal and the neutral and realistic earth and ocean tones is both classic and modern at the same time. 

Viking Expedition
The Viking Expedition Globe
Ultimate Globes Exclusive: This beautiful piece is a synergistic combination of rustic and contemporary. In a style reminiscent of HGTV superstar Joanna Gaines, this globe features a beautiful compass design directly below the antique finished die-cast meridian. The full swing meridian allows users to move the 16-inch globe in all directions for easy viewing. With its earth-toned finish, 40-inch height, and over 4000 locations and points of interest, this is a great conversation piece for any home or office.




Eaton III
The Eaton III Globe
This globe is a true gift for world travelers, history buffs, and geography enthusiasts. The careful design captures the characteristic feel of ancient parchment globes, while the latest cartography and intricate topographic features
keep it relevant to our current environment. The walnut/cherry finished tripod stand and full swing brass meridian add to the elegance of this piece. The globe is 16 inches and the tripod adjusts from 41.25 inches to 52.25 inches. While there is some assembly required, this beautiful globe is absolutely worth it. 
Lancaster
Designed by Replogle, this slightly smaller globe adds an understated elegance to any room. A 12-inch globe that stands a total of 35 inches tall with the stand, the Lancaster features approximately 4000 locations and points of interest as well as clearly delineated country and state boundaries. This beautiful full swing bronze globe situated on a cherry finished stand offers a unique modern touch to any design. The raised relief of the globe combined with the die-cast numbered meridian make this a truly original and artistic piece that will be a treasured gift for years to come.

Barrel 
The Barrel Globe
Also by Replogle, the 16-inch Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel World Globe is a magnificent piece of art that is truly in a league of its own. The stunning stand is adapted from a modification of the famous Barrel Chair originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1903. The globe stands a total of 39 inches tall and its distinct features, antique details, and unique charm make it worthy of a place of prominence in even the most elegant rooms. This gift not only shows careful thought but an intricate attention to detail and an innate eye for beauty.



Not only do we pride ourselves on delivering beautiful globes at a great price, but our experts also provide the best service in town. Each globe comes with an extended 1-year limited warranty and guaranteed discounts on any future globe updates. We would love to help you choose the right globe to awe your loved ones this holiday season, contact us today to get started. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday Gift Purchasing Guide: Top 5 Desktop Globes for 2017

Choices for Holiday Presents

Globes make excellent choices for holiday presents. A miniature Planet Earth is an ideal gift option for the person who has everything. This convenient yet sophisticated gift option is compact, aesthetically appealing and practically useful. Here are our suggestions for the 5 Best Desktop Globes for presents this holiday season.

Livingston
The Livingston Globe by Replogle is a 12-inch blue ocean sphere featuring raised relief and mounted on a traditional yet modern stand. The countries and continents are depicted in vibrant detail. A solid, disc shaped base and a golden, metallic stand add classic touches. The Livingston features clean lines and a simple aesthetic. This reference tool is an excellent accompaniment to any office, classroom or home. Resting at top its stand the globe reaches a height of 16 inches, its is 13 inches wide and 12 inches in diameter. At just over 3 lbs it is light and easy to transport and hold for viewing accessibility.





Freedom
The Freedom Globe from Replogle Globes is a classic and appealing addition to any desk. Tributes to both nature and American heritage resound throughout the design. The 12-inch sphere is mounted on a bronze relief of an eagle with its wings spread in flight. The view of this majestic creature taking flight adds artistic appeal and inspiration. The metallic eagle rests on a wooden base. The sphere feature antique oceans and raised reliefs with detailed depictions of various continents, oceans, countries and landmarks. Assembled dimensions are 20 H x 13.5 W x 12 D. 






Ambassador

The Ambassador globe by Waypoint Geographic features an Antique Oceans sphere and bronze, numbered semi-meridian. The 12-inch sphere is mounted on a circular wood disc that is finished in dark cherry. The two tier design add a touch of classic elegance. Detailed ocean cartography adds to the reference value of this desktop guide. Geopolitical boundaries and landmarks are current and reflect that latest information. The assembled dimensions of this globe are 17 H x 13.5 W x 12 D.

Bingham
The Bingham globe from National Geographic is a tribute to the explore of the same name. The classic yet bold styling is reflective of a bygone era. The 12- inch antique oceans sphere rests on a two-tone wooden base and features a diecast semi-meridian. The raised relief map provides detailed descriptions of the continents, oceans, countries and landmarks. The assembled dimensions of the globe are 16.5 H x 13 W x 12 D . 


MOVA Blue Ocean Relief Map Revolving Globe 

 For an elegant and interesting piece of desktop art look no further. The MOVA Blue Ocean Relief Map Revolving Globe 4.5-inch is a beautiful and simple option. This one of a kind globe silently rotates on its 3 pronged stand. Solar cells utilize magnetic force and ambient light to generate power. The effervescent blue of the oceans is a pleasing contrast to the neutral continental color schemes found on the continents and countries. The assembled dimensions of the globe are 7.25 H x 4.5 W x 4.5 D. This one of kind globe weighs only three pounds. Easy to transport and enjoy.




For this and other interesting holiday gift options, globes and maps, check out our website 

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Safari Explorer Oceans and Animals Globe: Blue for Boys and Pink for Girls

This new addition to our collection is a great choice for the little scholar in your life. Unlike most of our globes, this model features an option for boys and an option for girls.


Safari Explorer Blue Oceans Animals Globe
The Safari Explorer Blue Oceans Animals Globe is a 10-inch illuminated desktop perfect for a little boy who loves animals and geography. The continents and oceans are depicted in vibrant, brilliant blue. Over one hundred landmarks, animals and other illustrations cover the globe. An internal LED makes using this as a night light or back light a great option. The internal lighting also enhances cartographic features making them easier to read and more distinguishable. A sturdy acrylic base provides support and is also the same color as the sphere. An attached cord is located between the globe and the meridian at the south pole. An inline switch makes it easy to access this feature. A semi-meridian makes for easy navigation for finding coordinates and various locations around the world. The overall assembled size of the globe is 14"h x 10.5"w x 10"d. 


Safari Explorer Pink Oceans Animals Globe

The Safari Explorer Pink Ocean Animals Globe is a 10-inch illuminated desktop kids globe featuring pink oceans and landmasses, a great gift for a little girl. A one of a kind completely pink globe. An internal LED enhances the cartography when used at night. Another excellent choice for use as a back light or night light to illuminate a child’s room. The sturdy acrylic base is also the same shade of pink. The same illustrations of animals and various landmarks are included as in the aforementioned product. The change of color makes this globe particularly suited to a little girl.  Learning about geography with a great educational toy like this one is a positive way to influence children and help them gain an understanding of the world around them. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Holidays, Geography and Fun Times with Children

An understanding of geography can help make holiday festivities especially meaningful to children. There are those special days on the calendar where birthdays, anniversaries or nation wide celebrations take place. Children look forward to the festive mood of holidays because of the changes it brings. Delicious food, gatherings with friends and family, exchanging stories and memories. Looking at a globe can help a child gain a better understanding of how certain traditions developed. A beautiful globe like the Geo Safari Puzzle Globe can help a child learn about the world around them. The pieces are easy to assemble and allow a child to identify the continents and the ocean. An educational toy like this makes a great holiday present and provides the opportunities hours of fun and learning.


GeoSafari Puzzle Globe
Geo Safari Puzzle Globe


An understanding of where a holiday comes from helps a child develop a tangible connection to the world around them. Use a map or globe to locate the location of the first Thanksgiving. Talk about harvest time celebrations around the world and some of the food commonly eaten to celebrate a good year. Discuss some of the activities, songs, dances and traditions enjoyed during this time of year. Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah all provide excellent opportunities to learn about other cultures across the globe. Try sampling different foods and asking age appropriate questions regarding other belief systems.



Other geographical ideas that you could explore together include the Roman Empire, Persia, the Fertile Crescent and Egypt. Moving from the religious topics to more secular ones, you could explore Santa stories from different countries using a map or globe. Other holidays can be explored for other faiths too. And some holidays are not religion-related. For instance, for Ground Hog Day you might talk about Punxsutawney, PA. Where is it? What is the climate like there? Could the climate in Punxsutawney affect whether or not "Phil" sees his shadow? When Europeans came to North America, who settled in this area and why? How did the climate affect them?



If you check out the list of National "Days" in the US, you'll find there's a day for about anything you can imagine. The possibilities of tying in geography with these observances are nearly endless. Combining holiday celebrations with geography helps children develop a whole picture of what we're doing and why, making life more "real" rather than just a conglomeration of motions we go through to spend the time. Try adding a new dimension to your family celebrations by developing a greater understanding of the world we live in. Using quality materials will help grab your child's attention and ensure that you share correct, current information.


 Contact us today to see the up-to-date resources we offer to make your holidays brilliant in every dimension at www.ultimateglobes.com 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Decorating with Globes: Ways to Make your Homeschool Classroom Come Alive

Just as globes play an important role in public and private school classrooms, they are equally as important in home school classrooms. If you’re a homeschooling parent, here are some ideas for decorating with globes we think you’ll find very attractive.


 For teaching world geography, the GeoSafari Talking Globe Jr. would be a better choice. This globe features a number of facts about countries throughout the world, their landmarks, and cultures. It even comes with its own interactive quiz game, which is perfect for times when you’d rather allow your kids to explore learning on their own.

GeoSafari Talking Globe Jr. 


 If you’re looking for a globe that will also help you teach science, the Replogle 10-inch Illuminated Desktop Globe would be perfect. By turning on this globe, children can explore everything from undersea aquatic animals to active volcanoes. Use it along with an oversized aquarium, 3D models of mountains and volcanoes, or pictures of animals.


Replogle Rotating Globe for Kids


 It would be ideal in a classroom that contains maps on the wall or framed photographs of iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty. To provide perspective on how the earth looks from outer space, use the Earth by Day and Night Globe. This nine-inch interactive globe offers a daytime function that allows you to identify various countries and their boundaries. When switched onto nighttime function, it provides a look at city lights throughout the world as they are seen from space. This feature is ideal for explaining where large populations of people are located. This would be the perfect accent for a classroom decorated with glow-in-the-dark stars and planets.

Earth by Day and Night Globe.


These are just a few of our globes that are highly practical for homeschooling families. To see our entire collection, please contact us.