Simple, Smart, and Wearable

Simple, Smart, and Wearable

First it was the desktop computer, then it was the laptop, and then it was mobile devices. What’s next in the progression? Many speculate the wearable device… and if it’s anything like this concept by Zissou then we’re all for it! Wrist-Borne combines the functionalities of fitness-tracking band, cellphone, and wristwatch into one device that focuses on practicality and ease-of-use in a surprisingly simple way. No buttons, no knobs…it’s the opposite of the Swiss army knife in this category, and that’s why it works!

0 Designer: Zissou

Mortal Time

Mortal Time

Time is a great reminder of the fact that there are some things unexplainable about this world we live in. For example faith, belief and hope, all come to us at a time when we need them the most. To signify the importance of god and faith, we have here the Crux Watch.

0 Designer: Marko Vučković

Tactile Time

Tactile Time

Designed for the seeing-impaired, the Touch It watch makes it possible to feel rather than view time on its face. Hours and minutes are represented by raised bumps that rotate underneath a flexible surface, providing a tactile way of reading the time. While it was designed primarily for the blind, it’s also a great way to check the time without being rude!

0 Designer: Lee Wonjae

Puzzling Smartwatch Apps

Puzzling Smartwatch Apps

These perplexing time apps were created for the much-raved about I’m Watch smartwatch, and transform the basic resting face of the device into the time-telling puzzle of your choice. No ticking hands, no big numbers… hit the jump to see if you can solve em’ without help from the decipher-instructions!

0 Designer: Albert Salamon

Destroying Time

Destroying Time

The Digital Destruction Watch is a good analogy for how old has to make way for the new. The watch features a face where the analog dial seems to have been destroyed by the elements and made way for the digital era. Measuring a nifty 38 mm in diameter, the timepiece is good for both men and women. Specs include a digital LCD screen, time in a military style 24 hour format, a crown button that switches between time, second, and date modes, as well as activate the backlight.

0 Designer: Ross McBride [ Buy it Here ]

Spot the Watch!

Spot the Watch!

The Classic: perfectly balanced in design & function. It’s easy, refined and available in six colors for character that best represents the wearer. The Timeless: it pays homage to luxury, shouting elegance & class with perfect restraint; its sophisticated features charm the most discerning design sensibilities. The Iconic: influenced by industrial & avionic instruments, it’s raw, tough & precise. With solid form & proportions, it’s a utilitarian piece built for durability and aesthetic beauty.

0 Designer: AÃRK Collective

Hoop Time

Hoop Time

The Hoop is a minimalist watch with a dial that sports partially obscured hands. A circle marks the hour and the minute’s hand is a simple design. Crafted mainly from white rubber, the watch is as stark as it gets. Personally I prefer the dash of colors used in the hands rather than the black or white versions.

0 Designer: Simone Savini for NOTdesignstudio

Spelling The Death Of Gadget Clutter

Spelling The Death Of Gadget Clutter

LifeHub is a paradox in many ways, on one hand it marks the birth of an innovative concept and on the other hand it spells the death of many! In a nutshell, LifeHub is a Watch, Smartphone, Headset, Key, Wallet, Bluetooth Speaker and Projector, all rolled into one. By investing in this one item, you end up eliminating the need for eight individual devices, thus saving up on space and resources. Sounds interesting? Read on….

0 Designer: Lucid Design

McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Flying Tourbillon Watches

McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Flying Tourbillon Watches

With BaselWorld just round the bend, we are seeing a lot of innovative watches making an appearance. The ones that really get me ticking are the ones with movements that are special. For example the three new editions to the Project 2 Watches by Refined Hardware: McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Editions. All three of them host a Flying Tourbillon and come in three distinctive versions.

0 Designer: Refined Hardware [ Buy it Here ]

Nooka With A ZIG

Nooka With A ZIG

Besides its stunning geometric looks, the Nooka ZIG has one of the most practical elements that this digital era requires. The concept is the perfect marriage of a digital watch with USB, redefining portability and interaction. While the designer aspires to bring back the physical human interaction that is often lost with technology, I think the watch just takes us a step closer to the surreal world.

0 Designer: Adrian Candela

The Automotive Inspired Xetum Kendrick Watch

The Automotive Inspired Xetum Kendrick Watch

April is a month of frenzy in the world of watches, mainly because of Baselworld, the Mecca for watch-enthusiasts. Living up to the expectations, is San Francisco-based luxury watch startup Xetum Automatic Watches with their latest offering, the Xetum Kendrick. While I appreciate well-designed watches very much, I am more passionate about the ones that tell a story. The good news is that Xetum Kendrick is both well designed and has a good story to tell.

0 Xetum Automatic Watches [ Buy it Here ]

Generation X

Generation X

The Gear – X Watch Concept is a take on retro steampunk styling. I love it for its skeletonized dial that showcases the movement so aptly. Designed as a unisex watch, I can imagine it being worn by me more than my husband. The ample dial and case size is perfect and it’s definitely worth seeing how a manufacture would develop this watch’s movement.

0 Designer: Karan Singh Gandhi

Designing Time

Designing Time

Once in awhile I get a gem in my mailbox, a jewel so beautifully crafted, so perfectly engineered, and so vividly different that I openly say “wow” as I read about it. It’s a gentle reminder why I do this blog. AÃRK Collective is a small team of designers and entrepreneurs based in Melbourne who are trying to redefine the way we see time. The inaugural range comprises of three silhouettes that aim to showcase a perfect harmony between form and function.

0 Designers: AÃRK Collective, Facebook