Your phone tells the time. So does your computer, your TV, and your microwave. At this point, is it even worth taking up precious wall space with a clock? Absolutely — as long as it’s as artful and ingenious as the Shadowplay Clock from Vienna-based design collective breadedEscalope.
When not in use, the clock’s built-in LEDs give it a warm, pleasing glow. The moment you place your finger within the ring, however, it turns on only the necessary lights to produce hour and minute hands via shadows. Simple, elegant and show-stoppingly cool.