Alternative Clocks

Seven unconventional clocks that tell more than time

Our pace and focus on the short-term these days seems to have surpassed the steady tick-tock of time passing. Groups like The Long Now Foundation aim to counteract this phenomenon by encouraging long-term thinking. To foster this world view—time as a series of years, one lined up after another and 10,000 more after that till infinity—computer scientist Danny Hillis proposed a monumental timepiece that “ticks …

Kitchen Bull

Three-in-one kitchenware spruces up countertops

Fun meets multifunction with the latest product by Australian-based home and kitchenware designer, Toro Legno. This anthropomorphized kitchen aid, beautifully crafted from furniture-grade plywood, lends personality to any counter through its elegantly quirky design. Part knife block and part bookshelf with an integrated cheeseboard, the aptly named Kitchen Bull multitasks its way to the heart of your kitchen—it works hard as a bull to minimize …

Adjust-a-Bowl

Catch-all bowls crafted from flexible cork fabric

Not just for wine stoppers and bulletin boards anymore, cork’s applications are practically limitless. Case in point, the Adjust-a-Bowl has a leather-like texture that’s perfect for organizing everything from veggies (it’s naturally anti-microbial and stain resistant) to magazines or keys. The material lends tactile appeal too; it’s warm, smooth to the touch and extremely pliable. Though hard to believe, the handmade containers get this ideal …