By Andrew Liszewski
They say a watched pot never boils, and at least while in school the same theory applied to all the clocks on the walls. Staring at the second hand seemed to slow down its progress to the point where I was convinced that everyone outside the school had aged 10 years in the time it took to finish one class. It also had the effect of causing me to not pay attention to the teacher, which wouldn’t have been a problem had this Vague Clock, designed by Sejoon Kim, been on the walls instead.
The hands of the clock are hidden behind a layer of stretchy fabric, and remain invisible as the time ticks away. So if you actually want to see the time you have to get up and press your hand into the fabric so that it stretches over the hands, making them visible. The clock’s also equipped with GPS hardware so that the time is always accurate, and so that there’s no buttons or dials allowing it to be manually adjusted.