Four Otherworldly Time-Telling Machines
The art of clock- and watch-making continues to see substantial developments as technical skill-sets are passed from generation to generation and new ideas come to light. This year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH) luxury watch...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. "David Lynch: The Art Life" Documentary An intimate and fascinating look at the life of the brilliant filmmaker and artist David Lynch will premiere at next month's London Film Festival. The documentary, called "David Lynch: The Art Life...
Maarten Baas Paints the Time at Schipol
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
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...
Daniel Libeskind + Alessi's Time Maze Wall Clock
Undoubtedly a huge name in architecture and design, Polish-American Daniel Libeskind is responsible for designing Berlin's Jewish Museum and NYC's World Trade Center—among so much more. One of his most recent and (as always) striking creations...
Studio Job + Alessi's Comtoise Clock
Best known for their unique creative approach that merges art and design, Studio Job's creations are oftentimes easily recognized. The two Flemish designers leading the studio (Job Smets and Nynke Tynagel) have a knack for using plenty of symbols...
Fly On The Wall Clock
Designed to resemble a fly crawling across the wall, Yenwen Tseng's "Fly on The Wall" clock might not sound super-appealing in words, but the minimal piece is—in reality—curious and eye-catching. Made in Japan, the clock's oversized hands move in orchestra;...
MB&F's Sherman Robot Desk Clock
With each new release, luxury Swiss horological design house MB&F demonstrates a level of imagination uncommon in today's world of mechanical time-telling—especially when it comes to desk clocks. With Sherman (unveiled today at Geneva's annual...
1970s Desk Calendar
London-based Present & Correct, purveyors of new and old office items, have sourced a unique vintage desk calendar from the '70s that's reminiscent of friendly flip clocks. This one can be used year after year (no batteries required, as it's a hand...
While it was made back in 1957 (by NYC's George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company), the Petal Clock is as beautiful today as it ever was. Inspired by a four-leaf clover, this authentic Nelson clock (now archived in the the Vitra...
Limited Edition Starfleet Machine
Modeled after an intergalactic space station is the Starfleet Machine, a table clock dreamt up by horological design house MB&F and engineered by Switzerland's oldest clockmaker L’Epée 1839. Cool Hunting has partnered with MB&F to create a distinct...
Cool Hunting Editions Starfleet Machine
For years now, we've followed the work of Max Büsser, the mastermind behind horological design house MB&F. His distinct timepieces represent mind-bending innovation and eccentric inspiration, all hand-crafted, in an industry that more often than...
Four Creative Clocks to Spring Forward
Daylight saving time, as we know it, is thanks in large part to one man in New Zealand who wanted a bit of extra daylight for his hobbies. George Vernon Hudson worked as a clerk at the Wellington post office, but his passion was in entomology, astronomy...
Time in Color: Chrono Chroma
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...
Piet Hein Eek’s Tube Series for Leff Amsterdam
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek’s work spans a wide range; since graduating from Eindhoven’s Academy for Industrial Design in 1990, he has designed everything from furniture, desk lamps and eyewear to custom-made interiors and even holiday homes. Eek...
Home London Trade Show Highlights
At the most recent edition of London’s Home trade show, held in the beautiful Victorian Olympia exhibition space earlier this week, a huge number of designers and brands gathered to showcase their latest products to buyers and press. The fair offers...
World Clock by 11+
South Korean design house 11+ is quickly gaining a reputation for its elegant yet approachable modern take on home accessories. The World Clock is an interactive desk clock that stylishly masks its complexity in a simple, minimalist design. A cylindrical...
Hand-Painted Wall Clock
Westkill, the Brooklyn studio of artists Joe Silver and Justin Horowitz, specializes in hand-painted and screen-printed home goods. Their one-of-a-kind clocks add a splash of character to a room or office.
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...
There's something soothing about the idea of telling time by color, which is the stress-relieving promise Colour O'Clock makes. As the seconds, minutes and hours tick by, the minimalist white clock cycles through the color spectrum with an ever-changing...
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...
California's Heath Ceramics has teamed up with the typo-philes at House Industries to create a line of elegant wall clocks. The collaborative piece of decor—which comes in two styles and colors—uses House Industries' typically strong visual language...
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...