Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tempus fugit...or shreds?

The Chrono-Shredder (discover via this blog) a very cool clock...if a bit of a fire hazard:

Designer Susan Hertrich describes her clock:

The Chrono-Shredder is a device that reminds us of the preciousness of our lifetime. It represents the passing of time by shredding the days of the year – printed on a paper roll – at a slow constant rate. To shred one day takes 24 hours. There is no "off"-button. As the seconds pass by, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device…

Imagine waking up in the morning with an enormous pile of shreddies (as my hubby calls them) on the floor...would you, as the designer asks, start counting the finite hours of your day like calories?



mad said...

Too bad that they don't have an unshredder that does the opposite. Now that would be something I would hang on my wall!

Lori said...

An 'un-shredder'...hmm. They have guys in the CIA/FBI/what-have-you who are experts in un-shredding. I wonder if they're working on such a device! :-)