Mesmerizing Hourglass Tells Time with Bubbles Instead of Sand

The sands of an hourglass can make you feel as though time is slipping away. Norihiko Terayama has created an object that, although shaped like an hourglass, has the opposite effect. The Awaglass replaces the minuscule pebbles with frothy bubbles that pass upwards at different speeds. Unlike a sandglass, which is used to mark the passing of moments, the Awaglass is meant to obscure them. Instead, you'll get lost in its constant, fluid motion and remain in the present–not fixated on what you have to accomplish an hour from now.

Perfect for your desk, the soothing Awaglass comes in two sizes–large and small–and is available to purchase online.

Norihiko Terayama: Website | Spoon and Tamago Shop
via [Spoon and Tamago]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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