The most wonderful time of year is here again! We know, holiday decorating is fun but also requires work. However, we believe it doesn’t have to be a chore and can be done by simply arranging the right items. Here are some tips and tricks to help you enliven your home’s holiday aesthetic.
Choosing which MOVA Creation to purchase is not always an easy decision. With so many different sizes, colors, and products to choose from , there is a lot to consider. To make your decision a little easier, we created a short guide to help you pick the MOVA Creation that’s right for you (or your gift recipient).
Not Every Globe is Equal
First things first, what are all the MOVA Products? We offer three different product lines: MOVA Globes (what most people are familiar with), MOVA Cubes, and MOVA Minis. MOVA Globes are the more “classic” globes featuring a rotating sphere on a top of a stand. MOVA Globes come in three diameter sizes – 4.5”, 6” and 8.5” – and in the most variety of designs. In contrast, MOVA Cubes features a globe incased inside a transparent cube with no additional stands. The cubes come in just one size and four designs. The MOVA Mini is a miniature globe with its own unique set of artistic designs. Deciding which product line you prefer is a good first step when choosing your new MOVA Creation.
Gift? Check. Card? Check. Message? Uhhh. If you’re in this situation, you’re not alone. Some people have a knack for writing eloquent greeting card wishes, but there are those of us who go blank after “Happy Birthday” or “Congrats”. You could let the card speak for itself, but if you’re looking to add some personals words, our guide will help you create the perfect message to accompany your perfect gift.
Over the years, we’ve seen how people react to MOVA Globes when they see them for the first time. We thought we’d share some of these reactions with you through fun and totally fitting GIFs. There’s no exaggeration involved – we really have witnessed these reactions! It typically goes a little like this:
When people walk by and first catch a glimpse of the globe.
They look underneath the globe and around it, trying to figure out how it all works in their head.
Blankets, pumpkins, and leaves – boy, do we love fall. Here are a few ideas to bring this festive season into your home. Special appearances from your favorite globe.
The Constellations MOVA Globe is one of our most eye-catching and dazzling designs, displaying 88 constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union. Constellations are groups of stars that have imaginatively been linked together to depict mythological characters, animals, and objects from human history. Here are five features and facts to know about the Constellations MOVA Globe.
1. The Milky Way
Our solar system is part of a spiral galaxy – a large group of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity – called the Milky Way. We call it the Milky Way because it appears as a milky band of light in the sky. The Milky Way’s galactic center is shown wrapped around the MOVA Globe and is depicted by hundreds of dots to capture the immense number of stars packed in its real-life counterpart.
This summer, our team got to travel to some amazing places. I celebrated my sister’s graduation with a family trip to Europe, while my co-workers got to explore some major destinations in the United States. I thought I’d share our team’s globetrotting experiences with you to hopefully fuel your wanderlust and inspire your next trip. Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s always a new adventure on the horizon.
Elizabeth, our marketing manager, traveled to Florence and Copenhagen in late spring with her husband, Kevin. Here are some photos and anecdotes about their experience.
On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States were treated to a magnificent solar eclipse. The first eclipse to cross from coast to coast in North America since 1918, the eclipse was witnessed no matter which part of the country you were in. Thankfully, a few of us in the MOV family were traveling to different cities in the United States and were able to immortalize this special event.Here are a few images of our experiences.
I was in Seattle, where I was able to witness the moon cover 92% of the sun – a near total eclipse! The sky darkened a bit (sort of like viewing the sky through sunglasses) and it got noticeably colder to the point where I almost needed a light jacket.
We partnered up with Celestron Telescopes to give four lucky winners one of four amazing prizes – you could win a 4.5″ MOVA Globe or a Celestron Cometron Telescope! Just submit your email to enter by selecting the log in using email option. Share on Facebook and refer your friends for additional entries!
With the Total Solar Eclipse occurring in a few days, we’re shedding some light on our Moon MOVA Globe. The moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite and is the largest satellite relative to the planet it orbits. Although the actual moon’s features won’t be seen during Totality – the stage where the moon completely blocks the sun and appears as a dark disk – here are some notable features of the Moon to look for on the MOVA Globe and tips for how to decorate the globe in your home.
5 Features of the Moon
1. Luna Maria: These are the dark regions scattered across the Moon. Maria is Latin for “seas” and are solidified lava flows from about 3.5 billion years ago. The lighter regions on the Moon are called the Lunar Highlands because of their higher altitude.
This summer, we’d love to be part of your travel adventures. From July 7th to July 31st, share a travel photo from anywhere around the world for a chance to win up to $500 and a free MOVA Globe.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Post your travel photo on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter and use the hashtag #AroundtheMOVAGlobe.
- Follow MOVA Globes on the social media platforms where you post your photo.
Earlier this month, we held our first beach cleanup to celebrate World Oceans Day! The event was a success – we not only had a good turnout, but we were also able to do something for our local community. Click through the slideshow below to see the highlights.
Calling all MOVA fans! How well do you know our company and our globes? Test your knowledge with our short quiz and maybe even learn some new facts along the way.
The best thing about a globe is that it’s an entry point for everybody. Everybody plays in that world…it’s a community-building tool. (Ron Miriello)
As an employee of MOVA, I’m always drawn to other globes when I see them (it’s hard not to be). Naturally, I was intrigued when I stumbled across the 100 Worlds Project, a collection of interpreted globe sculptures built from materials you would never imagine a globe to be built of – pencils, shoe soles, book pages, steel cables, just to name a few. When I found out that Ron is based in San Diego, I reached out to him and he suggested getting lunch to talk about our globes. It was on a sunny Friday afternoon that my co-worker Tori and I met up with Ron at a local seafood joint.
April 22 is Earth Day, a day intended to inspire awareness and promote appreciation for the Earth’s environment. Test your knowledge of Earth Day history from its beginnings to becoming the largest secular event.
With multiple sizes and designs to choose from, the décor possibilities with MOVA Globes are endless. The motion of the globes are a conversation starter in itself, but there are some tricks to make the MOVA Globe really stand out as a versatile, eye-catching piece in the home. Here are a few of our favorite ideas, room-by-room.
When it comes to your workspace, less is more. We suggest going for a cooler design like our Blue with Relief Map or Satellite View with Cloud Cover MOVA Globe to add more calmness and serenity to your surrounding. Placing the globe under a lamp not only provides a light source but also draws attention to the accent piece.