Timepieces of distinction

Digital timepieces:

Available in digital and analog formats, standard and military time, with and without seconds, in your choice of colors and image sets, The Human Clock is a delightful little timepiece featuring a range of user-submitted photos of people, animals, objects, and numbers indicating the time for every minute of the day. I just love this 9:56 grandma, for instance.

Here's another human clock, this one with acrobatic human figures forming the digits.
Via Le Web...et le reste.

Then there are the Bar Code Clock and Money is Time Clock. The artist's site features a lot of bar code art in addition to the nifty clock.

Clockblock 1.0, an animated clock made out of building blocks. Watch as second-by-second the blocks are stacked, then toppled. Also available as a screensaver.

Analog timepieces:

The Cable Clock, which uses cable physics for that realistic noodly wobble. Screensaver, too.

An attractive Roman numeral clock. Nothing fancy, just a large flash app.

Ditto with this minimalist clock.

Lots of clocks you can add to your webpage at Clocklink. These are just a handful of the analog -- they have a lot of digital designs, too, including a bar code clock, and they've been steadily adding more.


"Cosmos", "Line" and "Umi/Aki", from a series of calendars by designer John Maeda, who has also made a lot of other nifty flash artworks and gadgets. Created "for purely aesthetic reasons" with "no intent to advance the state of the art in digital time management," these calendars "were in fact, designed for you to waste time instead of save time."

I do hope I've helped you waste at least a little time here today.



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