15 New Twists on Clock Design –
or how I learned to tell time in “ish“
Think of these as kinetic sculptural timepieces. Now you can enter the world of the sophisticated by telling the time in “ish” – 2:23 now becomes 2:20 ish, 6:05 is now 6 ish, etc. The only exception is the desk clock which tells “normal” time. Modify most designs to your preference – here’s what you can change:
- color – may incur an extra charge
- length of pendulums – generally no charge
- positions of hands – switch hour with minute, second hand, etc. – no charge
- position of numbers – no charge
Email your preference before ordering and I’ll let you know if it’s doable and how the cost might change.
Any of the non-pendulum styles can be fitted with a pendulum – email for a quote.
Roundex Contemporary Wall Clock
Roundex features an 8″ diameter 1/4″ thick Birch plywood base, stained English Chestnut and finished with marine varnish.
Floating above the clear movements behind clear Plexiglass, the black hands mark time in clear space.
Type 1 Pendulum Wall Clock
Features an 8″ diameter 1/4″ natural Birch face with a marine varnish finish and oversized black hands.
Offset Square Type 1
Features an 8″ square 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish, and oversized black hands with photoluminescent inserts which glow for a time after lights are off.
Aluminum Type 2
All aluminum wall clock with oversized hands sure to add an artistic and functional element to any room. Brushed finish with raised plastic numbers, the movement runs on a single AA battery, included.
Squares Wall Clock
All squares are 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish finish. The 5″ center overlaps the two 4″ squares, and the black hands with photoluminescent inserts mark 12 and 6 o’clock. The raised 3 and 9 numbers complete the layout.
Offset Square Type 2 Pendulum
Features an 8″ square 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish, and oversized black hands. The hour and minute hands mark the 11 and 1o’clock positions, and the continuous sweep second hand is at 6 o’clock.
Type 3 Pendulum Clock
All 1/4″ natural Birch with a marine varnish, the 6″ circle overlaps two 4″ squares. The hour hand marks 12 o’clock, the second hand marks 6 with the minute hand at center (or 6 relative to the hour hand). Raised numbers 3 and 9 complete the layout.
Ellipse Wall Clock
Birch plywood with multiple coats of amber shellac offers several options as shown.
Wine Glass Wall Clock
Birch plywood with multiple coats of amber shellac and real cork for “numbers”.
Minimalist Desk Clock
OK, first it’s not a wall clock, and second you can tell the actual time instead of “ish” time. But I kind of liked the idea of a sleek, very minimalist desk top clock so I came up with this design.
Here are the details:
- crafted from 1/4″ brushed aluminum
- measures 2″w x 8.5″h x 4″d
- price: $89