Time Machine

June 14th, 2013

I quite like this clock called “Time Machine”. Designed by Daniel Duarte.

Time Machine by Daniel Duarte

Time Machine by Daniel Duarte

Time Machine by Daniel Duarte

Time Machine by Daniel Duarte

A Million Times

February 26th, 2013

A Million Times” is a new project by humans since 1982. It’s similar to their The Clock Clock project, this time they’ve used 288 clocks which can be controlled by an iPad. We’ve seen stuff like this before, but it’s still mesmerizing.

A Million Times by humans since 1982

A Million Times by humans since 1982

A Million Times by humans since 1982

DMY Berlin 2012

June 11th, 2012

Today I went to see this years DMY exhibition at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin. DMY is an annual design fair where you can find work by new and upcoming designers. The quality of the work was quite mixed but there were definitely a few gems. Here are my favorites:

Mirror.01 designed by Lennart van Uffelen for Atelier Belge

One Duck by Monique Habraken. It’s a tapestry from a collection of feathers from one male duck.

Units Of Time by René Schwolow is a clock divided into 3 separate clocks.

A Study Of Time

October 28th, 2011

“A Study Of Time” isn’t the latest project by rAndom International but it’s one of my favorite. It is actually based on the scenography that they did for the contemporary dance piece FAR by Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. The installation takes light, it’s presence and it’s absence, as a medium for the representation of time. A vividly illuminated autonomous algorithm magically reveals the time of the day, re-imagining the principle of telling time from falling shadows as a contemporary light installation.


August 23rd, 2011

Eternity is a collaboration between Alicia Eggert and Mike Fleming. They mounted 30 clocks on a large sheet of white acrylic and aligned the 36 hours and minutes hands is such a way that they spell ETERNITY. Every 12 hours you can read the word. I’ve posted similar projects before, I just really like them.
Make sure to check Alicia’s other project called Wonder.

found at designboom weblog

Thermochromic Clock

July 18th, 2011

You could say that the “Thermochromic Clock” by CW&T looks like any other 4-digit 7-segment timepiece, but this one just works quite different.

Each segment in the display is made with a length of nichrome wire and then covered by a thick layer of black thermochromic paint. Time is displayed by applying voltage to the nichrome wire. As the wire sustains an electric current, it heats up the surrounding thermochromic paint, causing it to become transparent.

I want one.

found at CreativeApplications.Net

Movement of a Moment

February 11th, 2011

Movement of a Moment by Jesper Jonsson is a dynamic light concept that shows traces of time. You can say that it’s a clock or that it’s a light. The hands of the clock are in the back and cast a shadow. It’s probably not the easiest clock to read, nonetheless it’s a very nice idea.

found at designboom weblog

One Perfect Cube

August 16th, 2010

“One Perfect Cube” by Florian Jenett is made of three synchronized clocks that form a sign every 12 hours for exactly one second. There’re actually 43200 constellations within every 12 hours.
This video is a time lapse of the work running for 24 hours.

found at CreativeApplications


July 2nd, 2010

Mr.Clock by Hye-Yeon Park.

On first glance the Mr. Clock has the illusion of having its own personality, it seems to playfully flip between nonsensical configurations of each seven-segment digit. Our expectation is for the digital display to show us the time but this clock rebelliously refuses. If clocks had personalities we must ask “what does a clock do when we are not looking at it?”. But this clock still retains its relationship to its owners, as you walk up close it remembers itself and resumes its time keeping function. It is only when we pay attention to this clock that it responds by telling us the time. In the way it behaves the Mr. Clock makes us aware of our relationship to the objects we use to measure time.

The Front & Back

June 15th, 2010

The Front & Back is a clock designed by The Wrong Objects. The batteries play the role of the hands of the clock.

seen at DMY Berlin 2010