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Desk Globes Quick Tips
1. If only office paper were round. Then you could paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi when talking to your co-workers: "That's no moon; that's my workstation." Avoid eccentric orbits by confiding your paper moon to the gravity of our paperweight desk globes.
2. Desk globe designs are often highly decorative, but none more so than a gemstone desk globe. The oceans of these richly colored desk globes come in beautiful finishes such as lapis and mother of pearl, with continents crafted from a variety of gemstone colors.
3. Their scale may be small, but desk globes do a full-scale job of illustrating the bigger picture. There's nothing like looking up from the minutiae of daily work and seeing our planet to give one a sense of perspective.
4. If you're looking for stress-reducing desk accents, you'll love the relaxing, mysterious motion of a rotating desk globe. Created by Mova Globes, these spinning desk globes are powered by light and the earth's magnetic field - no batteries or electrical cord required.
5. Our planet doesn't always have to be the center of attention. Decorative crystal desk globes forgo realistic detail, shifting the focus to the beautiful sculptural figures of their solid brass, bronze, and marble bases.
6. They might have alarmed Isaac Newton, but levitating desk globes create a sense of calm and pleasure in those of us who are more accustomed than Sir Isaac to electromagnetic technology. These gravity-defying floating desk globes can be left suspended or held stationary by the magnetic arm.
7. Its style may be Old World, but an antique desk globe could open up a whole new world of home library accessorizing. Its rich wood finish and historically authentic details would beautifully complement old natural history prints or leather-bound books.
8. Armillary spheres are less familiar forms than globes - except to astronomers or fans of Magic: The Gathering - but that rarity makes them an ideal choice as unique desk accents. An armillary sphere globe features spherical rings that represent longitude and latitude.
9. No desk is too small for a desk globe. Our small desk globes measure from 3 to 6 inches in diameter, and include antique-style mini desk globe sets that could rest on a bookshelf or mantel.
10. It's every bibliophile's dream: a book collection that stretches to the ends of the earth. That dream can come true - though maybe not in the way you expected - with a matching set of wood or solid brass globe bookends.
"Wanted to let you know that we received the globe last evening and it is beautiful. Even though I travel all over the world, I am always shocked at how little I know about where countries and cities actually are. We look forward to teaching our young daughters geography.