Although the new Black Hills Termesphere MOVA Globe depicts a beautiful region in South Dakota, the design’s vibrant color palette of yellow, orange, green, and reminds us of a blazing summer day in the desert. With the summer heat setting in, we created this crisp look inspired by the Southwest. We placed the new globe on bright, white surfaces, which brings out the deep colors of Dick Termes’ artwork and allows it to command attention. Succulents, pottery and woven materials help set the Southwestern mood, while a variety of patterns brings this look together.
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Dick Termes was the first artist we worked with to bring a new type of design to life with our MOVA Globes. With our latest collaboration we get a more personal artwork with the Black Hills Termesphere, a design inspired by Dick’s hometown and surrounding areas. He talks to us about how the Black Hills shaped his life and his art, and gives us some background on his unique and interesting Termesphere Gallery.
MOVA: Let’s start by telling us how long you’ve lived in the Black Hills area of South Dakota and why you love calling it your home.
Dick Termes: I’ve lived there 74 years, basically. My folks lived here and then they were sent to California for Dad to work in the ship yards during the war. I was born in California at that time. The Black Hills have always been where I do my best work. There have been lots of opportunities to relocate to either coast over the years, but Spearfish and Black Hills are just a special place and a constant inspiration.
Tell us how the Black Hills inspired you and your art.
Many of my paintings have used images from the Black Hills but mainly I just feel comfortable here and my creative side works well when I am relaxed.
Built in the late fifteenth century, La Maison d’Adam (Adam’s House) is a beautiful, architecturally magnificent house located in Angers, France. One of the most visited sites in the historic city, the half-timbered structure is decorated with sculptures and is a fine representation of the Medieval Ages. Today, the house is home to artisans, in particular a unique shop named La Maison des Artisans, which carries hand-crafted items and our MOVA Creations. We spoke with Tristan Raguene of the shop to learn more about their MOVA experience and the history behind Angers.
In a world where technology allows for easy communication across the globe, there is something else that continues to bring different parts of the world closer together: sports. From baseball and soccer to golf and even poker, many sports are seeing an increased diversification in their participants. The biggest names today are recognized worldwide, like tennis’ Roger Federer or the recently retired Kobe Bryant of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Here at MOVA, we realized the inherent similarities of different sports balls to our MOVA Globes and given the “worldliness” of sports, decided to create yet another intriguing collection of MOVA Creations called MOVA Sport. In this collection are three of the most popular sports in the world: basketball, baseball, and soccer. Why did we create this collection and what’s our plan for its future? Let’s delve into each sport design one by one:
We had the pleasure this month of speaking with another MOVA Globe collector! Joe Igber reached out to us through email and had such kind words and great enthusiasm for MOVA Creations. We knew then that we had to do a Q&A with him to learn more about his MOVA story! Read on to learn about how Joe started his collection, his experience with the globes, and how he feels being a part of the MOVA community.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born in Nigeria, but moved to Honolulu with my family when I was roughly 3 years old. I lived in Oahu until I left to go to school at the University of California Berkeley.
What’s the whole story of how you first encountered MOVA Globes?
I was looking to spruce up my home office and came across some Artline Globes a few years ago. I went back to the site to purchase another globe – since I gave away the original one to my nephew – and came across this mythical product [MOVA Globes] that boasted of distracting its owner to the point where it would be hard to get work done. Needless to say, I was intrigued.
The new Irises MOVA Mini, which features a rich painting filled with irises and marigolds from artist Vincent Van Gogh, is summer in its essence. The artwork is saturated with a gradient of greens, from the warm, classic green reminiscent of days bathing in the sun to the darker, potent green of a midsummer night. The greens are painted with wondrous depth and detail. Accented with punches of gold and a swirl of bold blue, this palette perfectly captures the nostalgia of summer vacation.
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When should I start shopping? How much should I spend? How important is presentation? These are commonly asked questions that form the foundation of gift giving. Yet, the art of gift giving is far more complex; it’s a year-round endeavor, not just a holiday season topic. There are birthdays, weddings, award ceremonies, even dinner parties. More importantly, there are less-frequently addressed topics that can make you a more well-rounded gifter! Today, we will tackle 4 specific topics that will make you better on both ends of the gift giving spectrum: gifter and receiver.