Time Switch

July 13th, 2009

Time Switch designed by Harc Lee for 7760.

Time Switch by Harc Lee

SCR by tha ltd.

July 8th, 2009

tha ltd. has just launched a new website for SCR, its creative label intended to serve as a platform for artworks and projects emerging from the recent digital/network media movements. They produce, develop, and sell various interactive art / software / motion-based projects. You might remember their Dropclock screensaver from last year.
Beside the relaunch, they also added 6 new pieces. 4 of them are made by Brendan Dawes, Delaware, Andreas Müller and Theodore Watson, the other 2, which I like best, by tha ltd. themselves.

MUG SHOOTER by tha ltd.

MUG SHOOTER is a screensaver that takes a unique mug shot of you and shares it to the world. A special camera that uses the automatic face recognition system morphs your facial expressions as you move parts of your face. Play around, have fun, and post a unique mug shot of yourself! (Please note, this screensaver displays the 50 most recent posts only, and old images will be automatically deleted. Your posts will be displayed for a limited time of around 1 ~ 10 days.)

Mug Shooter by tha ltd

Mug Shooter by tha ltd

Mug Shooter by tha ltd

CRASHCLOCK by tha ltd.

CRASHCLOCK is a screensaver that depicts the destruction of 4 truss structures falling vertically against the ground in slow motion.

This project is based on a project “CRASH” which was created for an exhibition called “bones” directed by Shunji Yamanaka at the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT.

On-Time Clock

June 26th, 2009

The On-time Clock fast forwards 3 minutes of your time so you don’t have to run for the bus. Design by Tak Cheung (Fabrica) and produced by Diamantini & Domeniconi.

On-Time Clock by Tak Cheung

On-Time Clock by Tak Cheung

Soft Clock Concept

May 28th, 2009

Here is another clock: the Soft Clock Concept by Egor Myznik. The hands of the clock make bulges in the glossy flexible PVC front. Simple and nice!

Soft Clock Concept by Egor MyznikSoft Clock Concept by Egor Myznik

Soft Clock Concept by Egor Myznik

Soft Clock Concept by Egor Myznik

found Yanko Design

Real Time

May 20th, 2009

During the Milan furniture fair, Maarten Baas presented his latest project called “Real Time”. He made 3 clocks, actually he made 3 movies, which are each 12 hours long. For the first one “Grandfather Clock”, he filmed a man drawing the hands of clock during 12 hours. This is also the only clock for which he made an object: a standing clock with a screen displaying the video. It gives you the impression that there is someone inside. The second one, called “Sweeper Clock”, shows you 2 actors wiping garbage 12 hours long. The garbage forms the hands of the clock. In the third one, the “Digital Analoge Clock”, you can see an actor painting the segments of a digital clock black and wiping them clean again.
He sells a a limited number of the videos on external hard drives and 3 pieced of the Grandfather Clock.

At the end you can find a video of interview with Maarten Baas where explains it a little more and where you can see some more footage of the clocks.

Grandfather Clock by Maarten Baas

Grandfather Clock by Maarten Baas

Sweeper Clock by Maarten Baas

Digital Analog Clock by Maarten Baas

Digital Analog Clock by Maarten Baas

found via @marcusfairs

The Clock Clock

May 18th, 2009

“The Clock Clock” by Humans Since 1982 is a digital clock made from 24 analogue ones. Those 24 aren’t real clocks anymore like you can see in the video. But still nice.
Here are 2 other similar clocks projects worth checking out: O’clock and Christaan Postma Clock.

The Clock Clock by Humans Since 1982

The Clock Clock by Humans Since 1982

The Clock Clock by Humans Since 1982

The Clock Clock by Humans Since 1982

found at dezeen

3.16 Billion Cycles

May 14th, 2009

3.16 Billion Cycles” is a clock designed by Che-Wei Wang. 1 cycle takes 1 seconds, 3.16 billion cycles will take 100 years. After that time the clock will fall apart due to the gap in the outer arc.

A 60 rpm (revolutions per minute) motor drives the entire mechanism. It rotates once every second. The following pulley rotates once every 5 seconds (1:5 ratio). The next rotates once every 60 seconds or 1 minute. Then 5 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 month, 1 year, and 1 decade. The decade wheel carries the load of the large arc. The large arc rotates once every century. The final ratio between the 60 rpm motor and the large arc is approximately 1:31.6 billion.

Each wheel is marked with a black nut to highlight a position that could be tracked over time. Along the arc, 100 lines mark the divisions of each passing year. When the clock finally reaches the end of a 100 year cycle, the arc falls off its track onto the floor.

3.16 Billion Cycles by Che-Wei Wang

3.16 Billion Cycles by Che-Wei Wang

3.16 Billion Cycles by Che-Wei Wang

3.16 Billion Cycles by Che-Wei Wang

Water Clock

April 21st, 2009

To be able to read the Water Clock by Kyouei Design, you’ll have to let the white and red ball float in water. Inside the ceramic base are 2 magnets who rotate, those attract the 2 balls. The red one shows the hours, the white one the minutes.

Water Clock by Kyouei LTD

Water Clock by Kyouei LTD

Water Clock by Kyouei LTD

Water Clock by Kyouei LTD

found at designboom weblog

Eye Clock

February 25th, 2009

The Eye Clock by Mike Mak Design is probably not so easy to read, but quite funny.

Eye Clock by Mike Mak Design

Eye Clock by Mike Mak Design

Pong Clock

February 4th, 2009

Sander Mulder designed this Pong Clock, you can also switch to game mode.

Pong Clock by Sander Mulder


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