Babble (babble.com) has a fresh new idea to recycle old maps and globes. Maps are usually made of high grade paper so it is such a shame to throw away an old one just because of a few cuts or marks. The idea to turn them into envelopes is smart! They do make interesting envelopes plus they are much more durable than the regular ones.
The globes which were split in half and turned into lamp covers are so creative. Libraries should make use of old globes to turn drab lamps interesting again. I think these are great conversation pieces and I might just make one for the study.