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.
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.
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.
From the launch of the online store and MOVA Minis to collaborations with Celestron, 2016 was a big year for our company. These successes, however, wouldn’t have been possible without your support and engagement. Now that 2016 is over, we’d like to take a look back at the best moments we shared with you, our MOVA family.
A Bigger Community
This year we got to hear even more from you. Every month, we get tagged in photos and videos shot by MOVA fans, enthusiasts, and newcomers on social media – this year more so than ever. The best part about these shoutouts is getting the opportunity to hear about your experiences. Be it getting a MOVA Globe from a loved one or feeling that you own the world in hands, your stories bring everyone in the MOVA family closer together and create conversation and community. Scroll through to see some great photos, videos, and stories we saw throughout 2016.
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.
There are more ways than ever to go green in our homes, but how about the towns and cities that we live in? In this final edition of the Eco-Friendly Trend Report, we will go over urban, home, and technology trends that are working together to make green living a part of everyone’s lives.
One of the biggest challenges we face is making our cities greener. Urbanization and the subsequent lack of space make it difficult to accommodate both rising populations and sustainable measures. To solve this, projects have sprung up in recent years to convert city buildings into “green buildings”, where greenery, soil, and flora planted into the structure. Aside from the visual impact, these structures would provide a number of eco-friendly opportunities.
The plant life on the walls traps matter and harmful gases in the air, mitigating pollution and improving quality. The plants also provide insulation for buildings and help cut down on power and energy use. Skyscrapers, notorious for consuming large amount of energy, are also being transformed into “eco towers” with advanced rainwater collection systems, solar farms, and wind turbines that aim to produce as much energy as the skyscrapers consume. Green is literally on the rise in cities, with San Francisco recently becoming the first U.S. city to require certain new buildings to be built with a green roof. As more and more cities adopt green architecture, it would revolutionize the future of cities as we know it.
While a lot of work still has to be done to innovate green buildings, the rise of community gardens in cities will certainly work alongside these efforts. Community gardens have been around for hundreds of years, but have become a hot trend in big cities. In addition to the experience of getting to grow and eat your own food with your community, these gardens have valuable eco-friendly benefits: they allow water to infiltrate into the ground and thus limit runoff; they save carbon-producing car trips to the market to buy vegetables; and they cool cities by shading surfaces like pavements and rooftops that tend to collect heat.
The holidays are around the corner and many of you are already thinking about potential gifts. Men are notoriously difficult to shop for – they either have everything or are only into one specific kind of thing. Need some ideas? Take our quiz to determine which kind of gifts the man in your life will appreciate before you start your gift hunt.