The act of telling time has been seriously transformed by the Eva Rielland 'Visualize Differently' project, which takes sight out of the mix. The French designer has created three alternatives to traditional methods of measuring time: a clock, a minute timer and a watch. The origami timer is easily set to any amount of time, with the folds expanding around the circle to indicate how much time remains. The pieces operate through touch rather than visually reading the time or hearing an alarm. The clock can be felt for textured minute and hour indications, while the watch -- which can be worn as a necklace or bracelet -- uses vibrations in two separate circles to indicate hours and minutes.
The Eva Rielland 'Visualize Differently' timepieces offer an aesthetically simple, but incredibly intelligent design as an alternative to traditional clocks that require sight or hearing. The watch is a discreet and stylish way to keep in check, while the other pieces also act as modern artwork for the home or office.