Globes are usually pretty commonplace. Fortunately, the outlines of the continents on our planet are relatively constant, so that the globes are quite similar to each other. And yet, designers manage to excel here too. Let's see how exactly.
1. Giant Globe
Let's take a look at the Magnum 111 Globe to warm up. There is nothing special about it, except for its immodest size - as much as 45 inches in diameter. It still does not compete with the size of our planet, but it is quite comparable with human growth. The map is highly detailed and glued to the globe by hand; production of one copy takes forty hours. And his price is rather big - 12 thousand dollars.
2. Cognitive globe
Of course, any globe is cognitive, this is its purpose. But this instance, Planet Erde Globe from Columbus, will allow you to get acquainted not only with the geography of our planet, but also understand how the Earth revolves on its axis and how - around the sun, how night walks across our planet and much more.
3. Stylish globe
And here is an example of how visibility is sacrificed to beauty. Designers - Jakob Wagner and Louise Christ Frederiksen. The globe lost its usual bright colors, meaning water, sands, mountains, forests, and became silvery, which, however, does not prevent us from identifying our planet in it. But to the "fishing rod", which is attached to the wall, it is attached by a magnet. This means that you can detach it and turn it in your hands like a ball, and then attach it with the end you like best. Such a trick will not work with a regular globe. And do not swing an ordinary globe on a string like a kitten's paw.
4. A globe that leads a double life
At first glance, this is definitely a completely banal, ordinary globe, of which there are a lot in stores. But this is not the case! As soon as you turn off the light, the tiny little people inhabiting this globe will begin to strike blue fireworks all over the planet at once in your honor.
Just kidding, of course, in fact, the photocell detects darkness and turns on the LED backlighting depicting the constellations. Not only the points of the stars, but also the connecting lines. Not too realistic, but incredibly beautiful!
5. Prototype anti-gravity globe
The authors promise to come up with an anti-gravity globe by 2011, immediately after the flying pig is implemented. And it is a pity that the attitude to his brainchild is so frivolous, the demand, I think, would be rather big. Globes have never looked so solid.
In a nutshell: a magnet is placed in a very light globe itself, this structure is carefully placed on a heavy base, it must be understood, also with a magnet inside, and the globe is kept on a magnetic field, which is adjusted by the electronics. I hope the inventors really succeed!