When you want to navigate your way around, you'll pull out your phone and open a GPS-enabled app. But when you want to scratch your wanderlust itch and dream of going new places, nothing beats an old fashioned globe. If you ask us, every man should have a globe in his place. They're not only tools of inspiration but starters of conversation—have a few people over and someone will inevitably start spinning the globe.
Plus, you want your home to convey a unique and collected feel. And a handsome, masculine object like a globe not only adds some color and texture to the space, but it also injects a sense of history into your home. Along with personal heirlooms and mementos from your travels, there are some items that just always look good in a man's space. Invest in an antique or pick up a more reasonably priced reproduction. If you don't want to drop a lot of scratch on something fancy, scour a local vintage shop or Goodwill store for one that's been beat-up but still looks cool. Then tuck it into a bookcase, sit it on a coffee table or atop a stack of books, and appreciate the stylish sentimentality it brings.
Lacquered globe on wood stand,
$24.99 at World Market
Retro black and white paper globe,
$15.99 at Project 62
1940s A.J. Nystrom & Co. aviation globe,
$1,500 at 1stDibs
Illuminating stainless steel globe,
$119 at RH
Trackable cork globe,
$129 at CB2
Digitally-mapped aluminum globe,
$260 / $221 at Design Within Reach
Eaton III floor globe,
$422 by National Geographic
Vintage 8-inch stamped metal Rand McNally globe, $21.62 at Etsy
Midcentury Weber Costello globe,
$75 at Etsy
Silver-finished Valencia globe,
$219 by Replogle
The Art of Globe Making
This 1955 film shows the painstaking process of making globes by hand, from wooden molds and slivers of paper to a finishing coat of varnish.