Vitra recently released a new edition of George Nelson’s 1948 Ball Clock in brass and black-stained beechwood. The reinterpretation of the timeless timepiece is eye-catching but the price tag of $395 is likely to cause reactions more akin to eye-popping (even though it’s only $60 more than what the standard palette Ball Clocks go for).
But even during difficult times, good design remains within reach: Alessi sells Achielle and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s Firenze wall clock for $67 and at the MoMA store you can find the Timesphere clock by Gideon Dagan for $50. Though these pieces are still an investment for many, they’ll keep you on time and never go out of style.
When not writing, Miyoko Ohtake can be found cooking, training for her next marathon, and enjoying all that the City by the Bay and the great outdoors have to offer.