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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Two Clocks

It is odd to think that these two things come from the same necessity to tell time. On the left is the Millhouse in the of Gutach Valley cuckoo clock and on the right is Wallstreet clock from Lexon.

Does form follow function? Can design ever be that pure if designing is done by humans? You could say that the two clocks have different functions because one is for decoration and one is for critical information. I guess they could be like the country mouse and the city mouse. I will leave it up to you to decide which is which. But in the end, they're both still mice.


  1. The clock on the right is displaying my birthday. Thanks Sean.


  2. great post! i also collect clocks (mostly german), and it's kind of cool to notice that the newer the clocks are, in terms of era, the simpler and more functional they are (local time + world clocks + radio + music player, etc...). it's totally reflective of the makers' culture.


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