Colour O’clock

Way back, numbers were merely a property inherent in the things lying around. ‘Enough’ rocks and pointy sticks to repel that other tribe, should they come looking to steal ‘lots’ of our dried berries. Unless said rival tribe turned up with a ‘truckload’ of fighters and totally ‘pwned’ the defenders. No numbers, see. Hence, no clocks. Time was told by the light level and colours of the sky. And that is a blessed simplicity we could return to with British designer Duncan Shotton’s clock, which also has no numbers but does have a colour spot that makes its way through a whole spectrum of colours throughout a 12-hour period. And yes, it has hands, but consider those a training tool to be ripped off once the colour pattern has become second nature. Or first nature, possibly. £22 /

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