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Bamboo is a painted steel and bamboo globe by Danish designer Kristoffer Zeuthen for Italian company Atmosphere Globes. It is lit from within using a halogen bulb and can also take a standard 15 watt bulb. Stylish as well as educational, it can do double duty as a night light. Buy from Just Globes (00 44 1536 264 611 Justglobes.co.uk) for €155.48 (Sterling €125) ex delivery.
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This Dutch design chair, which is actually a cardboard stool printed with a map of the world, can be used as a side table or a seat and could come in handy for those doing geography homework. Made of corrugated cardboard, the stool measures 34cm high, 30cm wide and 30cm deep and costs €35 at Designist (01-475 8534 Designist.ie) on South Great George’s Street in Dublin 2.
You can also buy it online through UK-based online shop Ella James Living (00 44 7976 517 118 Ellajamesliving.co.uk). Find it under their little boys’ bedroom accessories section. It costs about €43 including delivery.
This world map paper printed light shade, €9.95 from Mira Mira (01-219 6668 Miramira.ie) in Sandymount is also available online at Homeandkids.co.uk.