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39 Spherical Innovations

 - Jan 10, 2009
The Golden Globes are going to be handed out in Beverly Hills this Sunday, celebrating the best in television and movies. Inspired by the spherical shape of the award trophy itself, we have amassed this fun collection of all things orb-shaped.

There has been a resurgence of sorts of the classic rotating geographical earth globes--floating, glowing, solar and even one made into a bar. A high-tech educational globe makes learning geography fun and interactive.

Solar-powered outdoor lighting goes orbital in cool summer colors to dress up your back yard or pool, and stunning round fire pits provide stylish warmth on a cold evening.

In the world of fashion we have golf ball underwear, disco-inspired mirror ball outfits and very odd ballsy dresses.

There are even globes you can actually get into yourself--a backyard getaway that rotates to allow alternate views or provide shade and the Buzzball, in which one pilots the rolling unit around a field while strapped securely inside. Also in the ‘climb on in’ category are the Zorb and a transparent Chinese ball you climb into and float while spinning on the water.