Brooklyn based lifestyle blog by Lauren L Caron

Global Focus

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I've always had a soft spot for decorating with maps and globes.  I guess it's because they're the kinds of items that serve dual purposes.  Beauty and functionality -they're educational and interactive.

Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Found via Little Augury.

The possibility of being interactive with home decor is quite important to me, see I'm not only a visual person, I'm a tactile person.  Objects that have texture or move are more interesting than those that don't.  I love to touch and feel!  That's probably why I enjoy being so involved in the design process of my apartment.  There's also more meaning in something when you've put blood, sweat and tears into it.  And believe me, the curtains and pillows in my place have involved all three.
Globe Collection eclectic home office
West Village Loft modern kids

That brings me to why I love the recent  Apartment Therapy post about the artist Wendy Gold who runs the company Imagine Nations.

Wendy creates decoupage globes.   It's such a great DIY idea, plus they're beautiful! I have been wanting a globe for months now, but these are even better.

For those of you who do not like to do things yourself, the classic globe still makes a great statement.

Mini Globes, seen in Paris.

Hanging Astronomy Globes, from Preservation in Woodstock, CT.  Wouldn't these look beautiful hanging in the corner of an office or library!