I don’t know about you, but I find numbers stiff, rigid, stuck in the interminable grasp of tradition, each digit signifying aging, death, and destruction. They make reading a clock an utter chore, droll forms leering back at you, forcing you to linger on how much time you just wasted.  Ick.

So I searched for an alternative… a clock unlike all other clocks.  I found just that in the above, a clever take on the age-old device, courtesy of the London-based Paula Collective.

Introduce yourself to the Solid Ho Clock, a time-telling device that employs shapes to do the job of numbers.  The clock begins with a tetrahedron, and ends with a dodecahedron.  This is for the geometrically minded, the artists, the unabashed aesthetes.


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