Vintage Globes Revamped :: ImagineNations

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“Peace” globe $450 retail / “Flutter By” globe $599 retail

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“Adventure Awaits” globe $450 retail

Who knew decoupage art could be so cool! Meet designer and artist Wendy Gold of  ImagineNations who are recreating vintage globes into one-of-a-kind artworks. Her creations start by rummaging through flea markets to find the perfect canvases, then to creating eclectic designs in her San Francisco based studio to capture the imaginations of all ages. Each globe is unique in its size and accouterments, lending its own personality to the finished product. All the artwork is hand cut, decoupaged on, and then finished for a professional look and feel. To give back to the communities that inspire her, a portion of the proceeds from each sale goes to help local charities – American Forests, the oldest national conservation nonprofit in the country and Opportunities For Independence, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by partnering with them to lead full and independent lives.

Celebrities, designers and environmental enthusiasts are raving about these art on globes, including celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, Hollywood’s favorite philanthropist Sean Penn and Green Day Front Man Billie Joe along with world-renowned restaurants, hotels and boutiques. Her works have been featured on CNN, The View, Travel + Leisure and a number of national outlets.

“With the world as your canvas, there are zillions of possibilities.” Says Gold. And she’s right.

If you could customize one, what would you put on your globe?