Marc Newson's latest creation for Ikepod sees the Australian designer interpret the most iconic timepiece of all: The Hourglass. Director Philip Andelman traveled to Basel, Switzerland, to document the designer's modern take of the classic hourglass inside the Glaskeller factory. Each hand made hourglass comprises highly durable borosilicate glass and millions of stainless steel nanoballs, and is available in a 10 or 60 minute timer.
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Silicon meets silicon! An hourglass is instrumented and connected to a computer by USB port. This could be useful as a random bit generator, but mostly it's just geeky fun. The details are at http://subsafe.com/hourglass/ .
a video mostly for me
I filmed everyday for two months (january and february 2012) during school, at home, hanging out, etc. And Hourglass basically plays all those back in a span of 2 minutes. And there were about 2 clips per day and roughly 60 days, so each (or most) clips plays around 2 seconds long.
The idea was sparked when i walked down the hallway of one of my friends houses. It was weird and cool to see their family pictures on their wall. I started this to mimic that feeling but it turned into something more personal. To me this is my own picture hanging in the hallway, and im reminded how much i appreciate anyone who plays any role in my life, even if its simple.