Almost Object’s Simple Stretch Clock

Available on Kickstarter now, a rubber band that transforms everyday objects into time-telling tools

Almost Object founder and designer Nicholas Baker attributes his newest release to an emerald-colored marble slab he found on the sidewalk in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He took the discarded material home—as he often does, he explains—and let it marinate in his space. After a while, an idea hit: he’d wrap the slab in a timekeeping mechanism, transforming the decorative element into a clock. Keeping the …