Designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen has created “365,” an interesting clock concept that tells time in a different manner; instead of just displaying the minutes and the hours, it knits round the clock for 365 days. Once a full year has passed, the knitting clock will have created a two-meter scarf for you to use and remember the year by.

“Talking and thinking about, constantly referring to or noticing the time can actually be a way to pass the time. I realize this sounds mind-numblingly obvious, but it’s actually the most amazing thing I learned from my Clock experience. Time will always be passed, it will keep moving, and it can even be entertaining and fun to watch it move. The Clock was probably the first time I’ve watched time gone by and not felt anxious, compulsive or impatient. For that alone, I count it as a fairly incredible achievement. [“The Clock” film Closes tomorrow, August 1st! Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street, Manhattan, NYC]”

Kind of a cool idea - “Designed by Audun Ask Blaker, the Lineær clock initially looks like any other clock, but upon closer inspection you find out that the time is written on a continually rotating scroll, emphasising that time is in perpetuity.”

(via dailydesigner)

amyvdh:

Augustinian Friar’s Astrological Clock, 1679 – one of the hands takes 20,000 years to revolve. At the Clock Museum in Vienna. – image credit: Curious Expeditions)

A fascinating story about the Antikythera mechanism, known as humanity’s oldest analog computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. The Antikythera mechanism’s fragments are now known to contain some 30 gear wheels, with instructional inscriptions scribbled on every surface. But what makes the discovery most extraordinary is its seeming anachronism — a curious fold in the space-time continuum of technological history.

According to everything we know about the technology of the time, it shouldn’t exist. Nothing close to its sophistication appears again for well over a millennium, with the development of elaborate astronomical clocks in Renaissance Europe.” - Jo Marchant

beautiful use of shadow, fittingly called “Sundial”.

via see-so:: design group FrontSundial for Porro

"Waste Not a Moment" watch by Tibor Kalman/M&Co (via Kim Ku)

These are some good looking 8-bit inspired watches.

a jumble of numbers.
white on white - stylin’!

We’re on a street art kick :) Here’s a great stencil piece that eddylicious spotted in Zurich — a country that knows a thing or two about time and precision.

Cool street art by @ChrisRWK — if only he was using Harvest he might enjoy work more.

via artpeoplemake

(via shadowmonsterbear)

Amazingly confusing clock that tests the phrase “Time is money.”

"For a clock that costs $2,388 and is made of not much more than some copper numbers an an old bike chain, you’d expect the Catena (Latin for “chain”) clock to at least work properly.

Unfortunately, it looks like the designer, Andreas Dober, cheaped out and just picked up a standard, clockwise-running movement. Take a look. While the numbers seem to run in the correct direction, when it comes to reckoning minutes you have to read backwards. The time shown in the picture is around ten past eleven, but at first glance appears to be ten to eleven.

Still, the piece itself is certainly a beauty, and if you have almost two and a half grand lying around for a clock you can probably just pay someone to read it for you. They could also warm up by counting the time it’ll take to arrive on your doorstep: the delivery time is 12-16 weeks.”

Kind of cool how we show up right before midnight.

curiositycounts:

A history of Earth in 24 hours   (via)

this makes us kinda happy.

justtakemymoney: A clock made out of an actual 3.5” hard drive.

this makes us kinda happy.

justtakemymoney: A clock made out of an actual 3.5” hard drive.

(via exposedmind-deactivated20120102)