From Techie-Troubling Salt Shakers to Time-Controlled Cocktails

By: Susan Keefe - Published: Dec 5, 2011
These handsome hourglasses demonstrate the impressive allure the time tracker continues to enjoy in the world of design and aesthetics. The hourglass is one of the most coveted shapes around. The lush, seductive shape of the ancient time-keeper crops up in design almost constantly. Such fashion innovations as the corset even attempted to form the human body into the soft, sloping proportions of the toned timepiece and although the corset has now gone the way of the dodo, women still pine for the sultry shape.

Aside from fashion the design world favors the curvaceous contours of the hourglass when designing everything from coffee makers to lighting. Instantly adding a sensational sex appeal to any surrounding, these handsome hourglasses integrate seamlessly into any decor.

Although, keeping time has evolved well beyond the antiquated technology of the hourglass, these clever creations demonstrate that the hourglass's silhouette is still just as alluring now as it was then. Stats for 27 Handsome Hourglasses Trending: Older & Chilly
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