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27 Handsome Hourglasses

From Techie-Troubling Salt Shakers to Time-Controlled Cocktails

— December 5, 2011 — Art & Design
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.
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Techie-Troubling Salt Shakers
Techie-Troubling Salt Shakers
Season Your Food and Have Fun with the Microsoft Hourglass Shaker
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Visuals-Oriented Time-Tellers
Visuals-Oriented Time-Tellers
The KWID Hourglass Watch Displays the Passing of Time
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Hourglass Lamps
Hourglass Lamps
The Lime Light-Solar Fled Lamp by Seichi Tomari Reminds Us That Time Ligh
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Luxury Hourglasses
Luxury Hourglasses
Mauro Perucchetti Creates Time-Inspired Art
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Hourglass Nightlights
Hourglass Nightlights
The Night Night by Vanessa Hordies Lets You Know When It's Time to Sleep
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Hourglass Fire Extinguishers
Hourglass Fire Extinguishers
The Turn Over Extinguisher is Less Likely to Expire
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Spiraling Automaker Illuminators
Spiraling Automaker Illuminators
The Audi Lamp is as Curvaceous and Sleek as the Company's Cars
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Reflective Regret Ads
Reflective Regret Ads
The Ziploc Time Sucks Campaign Shows How Life Should Be Kept Fresh
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Time-Controlled Cocktails
Time-Controlled Cocktails
Hourglass-Shaped Martini Glasses Make Drinking More Interesting
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Hourglass-Inspired Freshness Labels
Hourglass-Inspired Freshness Labels
Simple Supermarket Food Quality Assurance
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Modernized Ancient Timekeepers
Modernized Ancient Timekeepers
The Paradox Hourglass From Implex Helps You Turn Back Time
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Hourglass Lighting
Hourglass Lighting
The Annexo Lamp isn't Confined to Just One Surface
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Romantic Glass Lighting
Romantic Glass Lighting
The deMajo Lamps Offer Whimsical Illumination
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Acid-Reducing Coffee Makers
Acid-Reducing Coffee Makers
Hourglass Coffee Brew Shows Sensitivity to Stomachs
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Beachscape Hourglass Ads
Beachscape Hourglass Ads
This Aruba 'Stop Time' Campaign Puts a Plug in Your Stressful Life
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Hourglass Caffeine Makers
Hourglass Caffeine Makers
The Chemex Coffeemaker is a Subtle and Attractive Kitchen Accessory
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Luxurious Timekeepers
Luxurious Timekeepers
The Ikepod Hourglass by Mark Newson
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Fanciful Candle Holders
Fanciful Candle Holders
Kiki van Eijk Turns the Ordinary into the Extraordinary
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Hourglass Instruments
Hourglass Instruments
The Gavair Semiacoustic Violin Revamps Traditionally Baroque Styles
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Hourglass Salt and Pepper Shakers
Hourglass Salt and Pepper Shakers
Vitamin Living Design
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Global Warming Hourglasses
Global Warming Hourglasses
Ferdi Rizkiyanto Print Campaign Warns We're Almost Out of Time
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Hourglass Lighting
Hourglass Lighting
The 'Gira Lamp' is Energy-Conscious and Interactive
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Diamond Studded Hour Glass
Diamond Studded Hour Glass
De Beers $25,000 Design
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Designer Hourglasses
Designer Hourglasses
Sandy Jewelry Puts Time on Your Side
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Hourglass Watch Faces
Hourglass Watch Faces
The OZO Watch Seamlessly Blends Old and New Time Trackers
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Hourglass Street Signage
Hourglass Street Signage
Thanva Tivawong 'Sand Glass' Traffic Lights are Visual and Visceral
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Poetic Hourglass Infusers
Poetic Hourglass Infusers
The Tea-Time Brewer Marks its Progress Transparently
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