How to Tell Time With…HAIR!?!

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Ever tell time with _moving hair_?? Me either! But, now you can with the Lash Clock by French artist Bina Baitel!

It’s, well, just plain bizarre!!

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Do you have to brush it??

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The artist writes:

In between a meditation device and a clock, Lash Clock offers a new experience in the perception of time.
It ignores the stressful codes we are used to when facing the passing of time. Numbers, clock hands and ticking sounds disappear, allowing us to contemplate time instead of enduring it.
At first sight, Lash Clock appears like an indefinite and static object. But if you take a closer look, you can perceive a slight movement.
By focusing a little more, you realize that fibers straighten up by slowly moving away one from the other.
Gently brushing time, Lash Clock also fills the practical everyday clock function of reading time. Minutes can be read thanks to the gap created by a fiber that straightens up every second. Hours are marked by a slightly wider gap.
More than reminding us about the time that has passed, Lash Clock invites us to lose ourselves in time itself.

Watch this video: 

via Incredible Things, images via Luxury Launches

What time IS it anyway?

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Creepy or Cool? You decide!

If you want to see it person, head to Belgium’s Grand-Hornu museum before April 30th!

 

  • This is a very unique device Paul, because in the fast based technology (iPhone iPads etc) world we live in today, this device teaches us to instead slow down take things one day at a time, what I call the ZEN approach to life.. or tapping into your inner ZEN. I understand that some whom are used to the traditional clock or watch of time however this is invented in the way that shows us to rethink or use our minds and eyes in a manner or perception that may be better in the long run.. I say great invention. Have a fabulous day! 🦋

  • Amanda Dushan

    I think it is cool and interesting.

  • Helen Gircko

    I’m sorry, but I do not see anything creepy. The inexorable movement of the clock hands (I meant the classic watches) – it’s really grim thing (not to mention the loud and brazen cuckoo). So – it’s absolutely wonderful invention that represents the time as natural and continuos process. I am ready to sacrifice their hair for this…. Certainly it’s cool and marvelous! Thanks for the info and links, Pee-wee!