Give this clock a roll and it’ll show you the time anywhere on Earth

July 11, 2017 by  
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This World Clock is something that every global citizen needs today. The simple yet incredibly clever device quickly tells you what time it is anywhere on the planet. Developed by Japanese product designer Masafumi Ishikawa , the tiny clock has 12 flat edges and a single hour hand. Each side corresponds to a city – and as you roll the clock from one side to another, the hand automatically changes its position to show the time in that location. Masafumi Ishikawa’s World Clock is made of wood and finished with austere characters. It’s a handy and highly functional object that embraces traditional Japanese taste, minimalism and essentiality. The clock’s visual clarity mirrors its functional and technological simplicity. It doesn’t have multiple displays, and there is no need to manually set the time or adjust the mechanism – simple rotation is the only physical action necessary to tell the time anywhere on earth. The trick is a simple ball bearing that sets the new position of the hand when the clock is rotated. Masafumi Ishikawa has also developed a second version of the World Clock that addresses daylight saving time shifts adopted by some countries. This DST clock features an additional ring that advances the clock’s time by one hour during the summer months for cities where daylight savings time takes place. Related: This carved wood bench hides an unexpected surprise Masafumi Ishikawa’s World Clock by received a Lexus Design Award back in 2013, and it was presented during the Milan Furniture Fair 2017 at Salone Satellite in Rho Fiera. On this occasion the designer revealed to Inhabitat that he will shortly launch a crowdfunding campaign to put this bold prototype into production. + Masafumi Ishikawa Images by Maria Novozhilova for Inhabitat

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Give this clock a roll and it’ll show you the time anywhere on Earth

Twentypence Transforms Locally-Sourced and Reclaimed Wood into Nature-Inspired Fall Clocks

November 6, 2014 by  
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New Jersey-based product design studio Twentypence just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fall Clocks , a collection of elegant wall clocks made from locally sourced and reclaimed wood. The clock faces are CNC-milled from solid wood three-quarters inch thick, and then hand sanded and sealed with a water-based UV clear coat. The leaf-like clock hands are laser cut from aluminum and then powder-coated for a vibrant finish. One hundred of the clocks produced will be crafted from salvaged wood found across the U.S. The local wood species used include red oak, maple, heart pine, and walnut. You can head over to the Fall Clocks Kickstarter to get your hands on one of their fresh cut early bird specials. + Fall Clocks Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cnc cut wood , cnc-milled wood , fall clocks , kickstarter , laser cut , locally sourced wood , nature inspired , reader submitted content , reclaimed wood , salvaged wood , Twentypence , wood clock , wooden clock

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