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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Digitally fabricated wooden vases by Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal mimic hand-made craft techniques

May 21, 2015 by  
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Pieta-Linda Auttila’s Sculptural WISA Wooden Design Hotel in Helsinki is Encased in Bent Wood

March 11, 2013 by  
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Illuminated Wooden Güiro Bar Inspired by Tropical Fruit Shell

January 11, 2013 by  
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Gigantic Comb Bike Rack Pops Up in Roanoke, Virginia

July 18, 2011 by  
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Magritte, eat your heart out – this gigantic handcrafted comb bike rack adds a fantastic dose of surreality to the urban fabric of Roanoke, Virginia. Designed by The Knowhow Shop – a co-operative space that teaches people to build a host of different items – the 400 pound comb was shipped off to the city as part of a fun public art project. Read the rest of Gigantic Comb Bike Rack Pops Up in Roanoke, Virginia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: comb bike rack , comb design , handcrafted bike rack , know how bike rack , know how shop , wooden bike rack , wooden design

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