The Hours: Measuring Time with Wooden Beads
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A beaded necklace makes an ingenious clock. Some of the best ideas are dead simple: case in point, the Sasa Clock by London-based Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir. A recent graduate of London's Royal College of Arts, Arnadottir uses a beaded necklace rotating on a mirrored carousel to mark the passage of time in five-minute increments. Want to stop time? Take the necklace off and wear it. First spotted (and coveted) at the Future Perfect . For more on the designer, go to Thorunn Arnadottir . Above: A gold bead marks midnight (and midday, in the 12-hour version). Red beads mark the hour and blue beads indicate five-minute increments. Above: The 24-hour version of the Sasa Clock shown in blue; $475 from Destes. Above: The beech wood Sasa 12-Hour Clock is available at the Future Perfect for $385.