Meet Peter Bellerby of Bellerby Globemakers. His company is the last to make hand-made globes.
In the early 00’s, Peter was looking for a globe for his father’s 80th birthday but couldn’t find anything. He then decided to make one himself and set up a company to poduce these beauties.
Read an in-depth article about Bellerby Globemakers on Atlas Obscura.
An old favourite photo & continuation of #GlobeFacts Lithuania, part IV. . **.Interesting Lithuanian Superstitions**. . Don’t whistle indoors. It’s bad luck to whistle inside, since it’s believed to call evil little devils. . Want to get married? Don’t sit at a corner. Apparently only true for unwed ladies, sitting at the corner of a table makes you unmarriageable. . Black Bread & Salt. Combined, they’re considered good luck. Visiting guests might receive a small token, or newlyweds as well wishes for their future together. . White storks are the national symbol of Lithuania and children still believe storks bring babies. For a very good reason, though: Lithuania is home to over 13,000 pairs of storks. . Lithuanian is spoken in: Argentina, the U.S., Norway and Uruguay, to name a few. . The Republic of Uzupis in Vilnius has a statue of Frank Zappa as a replacement for a communist statue and a symbol of artistic freedom. . Basketball, not football, is the most popular sport. It makes sense- many Lithuanians are tall and lanky. . #LithuaniaFacts Source : thelithuanians.com Globes : www.bellerbyandco.com
Today we’re teaming up with @atlasobscura, the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places! We’ll be taking over their Instagram story for some special behind-the-scenes shots of our studio and the globe-making process. . Check it out by following them and clicking their icon at the top of your Instagram feed! . Globe Facts Belarus II continues tomorrow! . Globe : the 23cm Mini Desk Globe in Champagne & a Prussian Blue in progress on the right | www.bellerbyandco.com
Follow Peter’s journey on the company’s blog.
How these Globe were made in 1955?