For as long as I can remember, I have had this fixation with hourglasses, so imagine my delight when I came across this stunning Ikepod Hourglass. A luxurious take on the traditional time-teller, it's more of an art piece than anything else. Although, who uses an hourglass to tick away the time anymore? If you do, however, the Ikepod Hourglass counts down 60 minutes.
Designed by Mark Newson, the Ikepod Hourglass has a little more up its sleeves than its mesmerizing design. The sand you see inside is not ordinary sand, but carbon nanoballs.