Peaceful, beautiful, serene. Probably not the first words to pop into our heads when we think about a clock. In today’s world, we’re more likely to have the words “appointment,” “deadline” and “late” flash across our brains in red neon when confronted with a time piece.
But what if we replace the clock’s unsympathetic digits with a flock of soaring swallows? Griffin Yang of Haoshi Design opts for swallows instead of numbers with her Swallow Wall Clock, creating a scene frozen in time that is tangibly more art piece than wall clock. Even though they were created to keep track of time, the swallows carry Griffin’s message clearly: in the unforgiving pace of today, we should try to do as the birds do and enjoy the stillness in the move.