Siren Elise Wilhelmsen has designed a clock that literally knits time.
Every passing of a half hour is marked by the knitting of a mesh, a full day is registered as one round around the clock and a year results in a 2-m-long [6' 5"] scarf. After one year they yarn has to be replaced with a new one and a new year can be knitted.
Elise has some other cool concepts. (via fastco)
There’s been a virtual onslaught of innovative bookshelves this week, so I thought I’d do a quick recap of what I’ve seen. Colossal has not been immune to really great bookshelves.
Some clever new shelf concepts from Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, of Israel-based Studio Ve. More info and images over at core77.
German designer Miriam Aust has devised a modular method of displaying old, unused books by creating boxed frames that scale to individual books. Extra space can be used for more storage. (via design boom)
The Trick and Cave bookshelves from Sakura Adachi. (via paul over at dudecraft who is a gentleman and a scholar)
Bookshelf/coffee table designed by Shay Alkalay. The slats serve as both bookmarks and storage, while the spines of the book form the top of the table. (via sight unseen)
And lastly the delightfully vertical Stair Case shelf by Danny Kuo. (via doorknob)
Any other hot bookshelves I’m missing?
Yeah I’m gunna do it. I’m linking Bed, Bath and Beyond for this pretty awesome kitchen mat. The photo doesn’t do the texture justice, it’s like a thick, slick layer of melted plastic mesh. And now back to our regularly scheduled blogging.
Dolce Press has teamed up with Divisionof/ to print this sweet glow-in-the-dark poster. Available in their shop. (via design work life)
Man, these are just some badass socks. Head over to Stance and get some. (via sub-studio)
A nice IKEA hack over at Toki Woki, with a helpful how to.
This 2011 calendar is a promotional piece for Harald Geisler‘s typography studio in Frankfurt. The hundreds of keyboard keys are photographed row by row to decrease lens distortion and reproduce the keys at actual size. The resulting print will be about 2′ x 3′. Learn more over at his Kickstarter page where you can pledge some money and walk away with a print or three. (via man-made)
Great abstract piggy banks by Nendo. For sale on isetan. (via designboom)