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More Wall, Less Clock

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The idea behind the Wyzer wall clock by Reinhard Dienes was to make the wall a part of the clock. Using large plastic hands and a small clock mechanism, the Wyzer hides everything behind the colorful hands of the clock, so you’ve got a clock that’s literally all hands and no face. The lightweight plastic allows the hands to be large yet stable.

The Wyzer feels less like a clock and more like a sculpture piece that tells time. Breaking away from the traditional approach which would require a clock-face and markings, the Wyzer leaves it to one’s imagination. The interesting bit is its ability to still tell the time pretty effectively, and look absolutely remarkable and decorative while doing so!

Designer: Reinhard Dienes

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For a different kind of ‘refueling’

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I love the metaphoric connection between the fuel for cars and the fuel for humans. The Danish Fuel Tank Bar Cabinet uses Jerry Cans from World War II and turns them into outwardly quirky, but inwardly lavish mini-bars.

The old jerry cans are first sand-blasted to remove the old coat of paint and whatever rust it may have collected from the past 70 years. The door is then laser-cut out of the can with a sheer precision that allows it to open and shut perfectly. The cans are then powder-coated and baked with a new layer of rust-resistive paint. The woodwork on the inside uses thin layers of Plywood veneers for shelving, and the minibar is finished with a 1939 style mirror and hinges to complete the look. The Danish Fuel Tank can be mounted on any wall but I highly recommend it as an addition to any man-cave.!

Designer: René Sundahl

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YD Spotlight: The Organic Ornaments of Fitchwork

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I guarantee you will never find work more incredibly intricate and ornate than those by Travis Fitch. Truly pushing the boundaries of design, art, science, nature, mathematics, and technology, Travis Fitch (under the moniker Fitchwork) creates some of the most mind-numbingly beautiful objects. Completely embodying Charles Eames’ quote, “The details are not the details. They make the design.”, Fitchwork’s creations empower designs through repetitive details, creating patterns you’ll rarely (if not never) have seen in man-made designs. Using art and geometry in a way that makes it feel like Mother Nature meets 3D printing, Fitchwork’s products utilize a unique design process combines user customization with new fabrication technologies to create distinct and personalized items. With a wide variety of patterns that combine geometry with organic design, Fitchwork creates products that are molded but look woven. Each of the patterns is scalable, and products, ranging from ornaments to home decor, come in both ceramic and metal variants. I could go on about how unreasonably beautiful these designs look, but I’d rather let the work speak for itself. Scroll down to witness some of the most awe-inspiring design details your eyes will have ever seen.

Designer: Travis Fitch (Fitchwork)

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