Grandfather Clock by Rob Price
by Tim Yu
by China Young Rob Price made a name for himself with the Grandfather Clock, a modern, abstracted take on the classic. Although you may have seen his slice of the traditional before (he debuted it last year), we think the way the design literally...
Dutch designer Buro Vormkrijgers' rotating concept clock "About Time" reveals the passing of time by rolling around your desk and telling time in one long continuous sentence. Vormkrijgers intends for the cone-shaped clock to subvert...
Mystic Wall Clock
by Doug Black
The Mystic Wall Clock is a quiet addition to the new crop of products on Personal Interior Design, the Swedish internet shop. With no numbers and barely discernible hands, it's certainly not the most efficient timepiece. But what it lacks in logical...
Sèvres Vase Clock
by Tim Yu
The Sèvres Vase Clock, a prototype by Georgios Maridakis, indicates the hour with an audible knock. Just place the vase of your choice on the brass and wood stand and the hammer will strike the vase each hour. Each vase makes a different sound...
Jason Linde: Wenge Clocks
Architect Jason Linde created a series of clocks with unique display using a single stationary hand and a rotating dial for hours. Some feature double dials for both hours and minutes. Featuring wood veneered blocks and laser engraved dials, they...
Time in Color: Chrono Chroma
Dutch designer Jolene Carlier's latest work replaces numerical values of time with bright hues
by Hans Aschim
The ubiquity of clocks on our phones, tablets and computers lessens the burden of pinpoint accuracy for wall clocks, opening up the door for more (sometimes purely) decorative, experimental design pieces. Taking full advantage of this shift is...
Seven unconventional clocks that tell more than time
by Deborah Herr
Our pace and focus on the short-term these days seems to have surpassed the steady tick-tock of time passing. Groups like The Long Now Foundation aim to counteract this phenomenon by encouraging long-term thinking. To foster this world view—...
Maarten Baas Paints the Time at Schipol
A new variation of the Dutch designer's conceptual clock takes inspiration from the Amsterdam airport itself
by Richard Prime
Dutch designer Maarten Baas revisits his 2009 "Real Time" concept in a new site-specific project commissioned by Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, following in the footsteps of other "Real Time" clocks found in the nearby Rijksmuseum, as well as the...
Scott Thrift's Today Clock
A 24-hour timepiece simplifying each day into dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight
by David Graver
Designer Scott Thrift has been reimagining the way we convey and perceive time for years now. In 2012, he released ThePresent: a wall clock with a colorwheel face that represents all 365 days of the year. ThePresent's dial reflects the changing...
Microsweep Projector Clock
by Josh Rubin
This clock is projected on to a wall to provide a graphic, almost iconic representation of time. The clock features smooth sweep movement and a dimmer. It's available with Roman (ick), Micro (classic) or Micro 12 (modern) numerals. $219 at gnr8
Van Der Waals Clock
by Josh Rubin
When form defines function the experience of a product is better. In this case, Charlotte Van Der Waals' World Time Clock takes the math and confusion out of time zone hopping. Simply position the clock with the desired city on top and the correct...
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 20
An exclusive preview of Tauba Auerbach's conceptual wall-clock for the object-based periodical
by Nara Shin
San Francisco-based conceptual publication The Thing Quarterly commissions artists, writers and other creative types to create a useful everyday object that incorporates text, sending epistolary shower curtains, onion cutting boards and more to...