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39 Spherical Innovations

— January 10, 2009 — Art & Design
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.
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Activity
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Super Round Balls
Super Round Balls
More Impressive Than You Think
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37
Pink Cricket Balls
Pink Cricket Balls
MCC Likes Rosy Visibility
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36
Mystifying Magnets
Mystifying Magnets
Stelanova Levitating Globe Fascinates Young and Old
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35
Copycat Commercials
Copycat Commercials
Orange 'Snowballs' Ad Inspired by Sony's 'Foam City
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34
Globes as Bars
Globes as Bars
Geography Served Up with a Twist
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33
Branding America's Largest, Eco Ferris Wheel
Branding America's Largest, Eco Ferris Wheel
Pepsi Globe
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32
Flaming Pod Spins 360 Degrees
Flaming Pod Spins 360 Degrees
Ethanol Fire Globe by Vauni
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31
Diamond Soccer Balls
Diamond Soccer Balls
Accessories for Rich Soccer Moms
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30
Interactive Geography Education
Interactive Geography Education
The Smart Globe Deluxe
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29
Glowing Globe
Glowing Globe
3D Atlas & Constellations in One
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28
Anti-Crime Balls
Anti-Crime Balls
Bags of Paint to Throw at Criminals
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27
Floating Globe
Floating Globe
The World Without Gravity
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26
DIY Fireballs
DIY Fireballs
Hand-Held Fiery Fun for Pyromaniacs
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25
$100 Baseball
$100 Baseball
Unforgettaballs
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24
Chinese Health Balls as Tea Infusers
Chinese Health Balls as Tea Infusers
Orbs Help You Find Zen and Brew a Beverage
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23
36 Foot Urban Beach Balls
36 Foot Urban Beach Balls
Carnival Cruises Publicity Stunt
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22
Eco Golf Ball Architecture
Eco Golf Ball Architecture
Plastic Pavilion for Disney's Trilli
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21
Big Balls Of Squishy Love
Big Balls Of Squishy Love
Squishables
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20
Light Up Pool Balls
Light Up Pool Balls
Billiard In The Dark
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19
Fried Coke
Fried Coke
Ping Pong Balls of Fried Coke Syrup
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18
Snowglobe Reality
Snowglobe Reality
Worth 1000 Holiday Images Are Seasonable Works of Joy
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17
Aquatic Solar Globe Spins Magically
Aquatic Solar Globe Spins Magically
Mova Globe (CES 2008)
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16
Chinese Child Ball
Chinese Child Ball
New Sport or a Bubble for Babysitting?
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15
Skull Snow Globe
Skull Snow Globe
Neiman Marcus Ornament Only Slightly Creepy
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14
Sporting Goods for Geeks
Sporting Goods for Geeks
Star Wars Bowling Balls
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13
Golf Ball Underwear
Golf Ball Underwear
Mio Destino Designs By Men For Women
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12
Ballsy Fashion Shows
Ballsy Fashion Shows
German Spherical Catwalk Extravaganza
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11
Nuclear Globe: Play in a Giant Bubble
Nuclear Globe: Play in a Giant Bubble
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10
EcoSphere
EcoSphere
Self Contained Ecosystems
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9
Snowball Launchers
Snowball Launchers
The Snow Blaster
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8
Modern Solar Outdoor Light
Modern Solar Outdoor Light
Magic Globe Solar Light Sphere
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7
Glitter Ball Fashion
Glitter Ball Fashion
Dazzling Disco Details Add Instant Style
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6
Folding Jewelry
Folding Jewelry
Armillary Sphere Ring
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5
Zorb / Zorbing
Zorb / Zorbing
Roll Down a Hill in a Bubble
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4
Disturbing Snow Globes
Disturbing Snow Globes
Thomas Doyle's Reclamation Series
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3
Koosh Ball Ottomans
Koosh Ball Ottomans
Eco-Conscious Furniture Made from Recycled Flip-Flops
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2
Floating Glow Orbs
Floating Glow Orbs
Moonlight Globes Light Up Gardens, Nightclubs, Resorts
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1
Backyard Getaway Globe
Backyard Getaway Globe
Ornate Garden Rotating Lounger
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