The 9pig Magnetic Sand Hourglass Enables Artistic Timekeeping

By: Michael Hemsworth - Feb 19, 2016
References: amzn & thegreenhead
The hourglass was made obsolete many moons ago, but as modern design preferences shift towards antiquated aesthetics products like the 9pig Magnetic Sand Hourglass are coming to light. Working like a traditional hourglass, the device will offer 60-second timing capabilities with an artistic twist. The magnetic sand within the product enables miniature artistic creations to be automatically created as the sand transfers from one section to the other.

Digital forms of timekeeping have become the norm with many consumers opting to use their smartphone rather than a watch. The prevalence of products like the 9pig Magnetic Sand Hourglass signifies an obscure preference for artistic ways of doing simple, everyday tasks. As this continues, we could see other analog substitutions being developed for the mass market.