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DESIGN
Assembly Design's 00 Clock
Balancing a calculated academic approach with a very tactile studio process, the New York City-based duo Assembly Design (responsible for the imaginative furniture collaboration that debuted at this year's ICFF) is now exploring familiar territory...
DESIGN
Baselworld 2014: MB&F's Starfleet Machine
As a symbol of their 175th anniversary, Switzerland's last remaining specialized high-end clock manufacturer L'Epée has engineered and crafted another visionary design by conceptual micro-engineering lab MB&F. The resulting desk clock, Starfleet...
DESIGN
Maison & Objet 2014: Glass
When considering the work of glass, two places in the world are famous for the refinement of the tradition: the Czech Republic's Bohemia region and Venice, Italy. While tradition is often a source of inspiration, we are in an era in which tradition...
DESIGN
Perspective Clocks
Tel Aviv-based Studio Ve is comprised of Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, two young men who like exploring objects and their conception—whether it's a Two Leg Table or a Toast-ER that "revives" sad bread. More recently they've been experimenting with...
TECH
Wake Alarm from Tiny Hearts
If your natural reaction to the alarm going off is to cause your phone physical harm, Tiny Hearts' Wake Alarm could be perfect for you. Released today, Wake Alarm was created in an attempt to make mornings easier, with an almost completely personalized...
DESIGN
Reconnecting Time by Hu Shaoming
Hu Shaoming, a young and talented art student from Guangzhou Art Academy has recently attracted the unexpected attention of the local art world with his curious exhibition entitled "Reconnecting Time" ("He: Shiguan Xilie" in Chinese). Supported...
DESIGN
A Million Times by Humans Since 1982
Next month, Humans since 1982 unveils its latest installation "A million times" at Design Days Dubai, which will incorporate 300 interconnected analog clocks working together to form a singular installation that measures almost 3.5 meters wide...
TECH
Braun Digital vs. Braun Analog
This past year saw the relaunch of a slew of throw-back designs to the so-called golden age of Braun. Joining the analog clocks and minimal wristwatches is a line of digital clocks inspired by the clean look favored by designers Dietrich Lubs and...
DESIGN
The Present
With a beautiful color wheel-inspired design that mimics the seasons, filmmaker-cum-designer (and longtime friend of CH) Scott Thrift's annual clock "The Present" re-imagines a clock to remind us to take a moment to find that ever-elusive state...
DESIGN
Alternative Clocks
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—...
DESIGN
Neverend Clocks
Kitsune Noir today launched the first in a new ongoing series of laser-cut birch wood clocks. The premier edition features the decorative patterns of artist and wallpaper designer Dan Funderburgh created in collaboration with the Montreal-based design...
DESIGN
Sèvres Vase Clock
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...
CULTURE
Don Pendleton x Furni Clock Auction to Benefit Element Skateboards Awareness Program
Furni Creations collaborated with skateboarder and artist Don Pendleton on two alarm clocks to help support the Element Skateboards Awareness Program. Made from 200 year-old wood from a barn in the Swiss Alps and hand painted by Pendleton in his signature...
DESIGN
Watermelon-Inspired Design
A few cheeky watermelon-themed products we happened upon recently got us thinking about the summer fruit as a source of design inspiration. While George Nelson's iconic modernist clock ($335 from Pure Modern) is a restrained nod to the melon...
DESIGN
Umbra Tie Clock
by Tisha Leung The Tie Clock is Umbra’s latest repurposing design taking up well-worn ties from Goodwill and giving them new life as a clock. Designed by Alan Wisniewski for U+ Collection, Umbra's higher-end division, twelve...
DESIGN
Grandfather Clock by Rob Price
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...
TECH
Jaeger LeCoultre's Atmos 561 Clock by Marc Newson
Suspended in a bubble block of Baccarat crystal and powered by temperature change, Jaeger LeCoultre's Atmos 561 mechanical clock is the work of Australian super-designer Marc Newson (known for designing the Ikepod watch and a million other sleek...
TECH
Bedol's Eco-Friendly Water-Powered Clock
Bedol's new Eco-Friendly Water-Powered Clock isn't the first small desktop clock to run on water, but it's definitely the best looking. A little water, a touch of salt, and this low-maintenance digital clock is good to go. Available for...
DESIGN
Alba Make Art Clocks
After overhearing hushed dialogues of "I can do that" and "Why not me?" at Montreal-based Furni's last art show titled "Alba Matters", the boys decided to let others have a shot with their latest release titled...
DESIGN
Christiaan Postma Clock
The sprawling Spazio Rossana Orlandi was almost a fair unto itself, featuring the annual Design Academy Eindhoven student show and work by Piet Hein Eek, Front, Jaime Hayon, Studio Libertiny and many others. One of the most intriguing pieces on view...
DESIGN
Mystic Wall Clock
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...
TECH
Etch-A-Sketch Clock
Angela Yuan, a young NYC-based mechanical engineer, has built a fun little clock from an Etch-A-Sketch. Each minute that passes, the machine tilts the toy, shakes it clean and mechanically draws the correct time.
DESIGN
Tik Tak Clock
Designed by Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe, the Tik Tak clock explodes with every single minute represented on random lengths of powdered steel rods. The sizes of the 60 digits correspond with varying shades of steel for additional depth...
CULTURE
The World Clock Project
The World Clock Project is a website that displays the current time (in your time zone) using photos of clocks shot around the globe. They're always looking for more shots to fill the empty time-slots and anyone can contribute images (preferably...
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