(1) Quadrant: the “Take It Easy” Clock
The clock gives you no more than an indication of time. With an interval of 15 minutes the time will flip over and be accurate for just a second.
Invotis Orange is renowned for creating jauntily original products, and its latest, Quadrant, is no exception. While it is a clock, Quadrant’s target audience is people who don’t really want to know what time it is. Dubbed the ‘take it easy’ clock, the sleek timepiece gives an ambiguous indication of time by being accurate approximately for only one minute per day. Within a given 15-minute period, it will shift to the correct time for only one second…and then shift back to its laidback, carpe diem mindset. It’s not exactly practical, or even functional for that matter, but it sure would look nice hanging on the wall as a reminder to live in the now.
(2) Myk, a wallclock that lets you see time in a peacefull way.
Staring at a wall clock can induce severe angst or dread, resulting from looming deadlines to difficult days with no end in sight. Norwegian design duo SHE conceived a clock to cure even the most serious cases of stress with a simple, calming interpretation of time.
Inspired by the hectic atmosphere in Tokyo the design duo SHE has created a wallclock that lets you see time in a peaceful way. The minimalistic clock merges the surface with the hands to give a soft and calm interpretation of time.
Materials: Textile, acryl.
Diameter: 60cm, Depth: 6 cm
See more pictures at: shedesign.no
(3) SnūzNLūz – Wifi Donation Alarm Clock
A pretty smart concept – a concept monetizes morning minutes and proves that time really is money. Originally intended as an April Fool’s Day joke on ThinkGeek, SnūzNLūz provides chronic oversleepers with a tool to stop themselves from ever hitting snooze again. Using WiFi to connect to a user’s personal bank account, SnūzNLūz links the account to a charity of the user’s choice. Each time the snooze button is used, a donation is made.
The concept is simple enough—there’s actually a real gym membership program with a similar model—but to raise the stakes and make losing money really sting, users can opt to link the clock to organizations they dislike.
(4) Jonathan Spiry designed this clock as a Final Project in the Solid Modeling using SolidWorks class (IET 265) in Central Washington University’s MET program in the spring of 2010.
(5) The Spiral Clock
BBC Reporter Simon Gompertz came to the Spiral Clock factory in Brixton to find out more about the clock and its ingenious creators, Neil Lambeth and Will Aspinall…