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Reinventing the Clock

by Simon. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

The Rim clock by Australian designer Jansen Lye is a unique timepiece. Nothing irritates more than tampering with something that fundamentally works. But there’s something about Lye’s reinterpretation of the humble clock that, frankly, works. The hour and minute hands have been positioned on the outer edge of the clock face rather than the normal clock look – the hour and minutes hands in center. The unusual features make it a distinctive looking product that imbues style on any space. Its minimalist design that sits well in any environment. From your home, office space to living rooms or kitchen walls. Clearly it will make us all feel like we’re four again as it will take some time before you can read the clock hour and minutes, but it’s visually superb!

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  • Allen

    I fail to see how it’s visually superb. Having large minute / hour indicators make a clock easy to read. Sticking them on the outside of the circle seems to make it very practical for large indicators (aka “hands”). I fail to see how a clock that is difficult to read, even after adjusting to the check in location, is “visually superb”.

  • “I fail to see how a clock that is difficult to read, even after adjusting to the check in location, is “visually superb”.”

    That’s the difference between aesthetics and usability.

    I might not have called it superb, but as you may guess, I immediately wanted to make a soft version of this.