This was a little side effect while working on another project. The Globe can be used as miniature furniture.
How I designed this
I used Cinema4D as a tool. The stand is a simple Spline in a Lathe object, the globe is a bump map of the earth in a Displacer Deformer.
Here is the link to the map I used:
@Nase Visible Earth: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=73934