A beaded necklace makes an ingenious clock.
Some of the best ideas are dead simple: case in point, the Sasa Clock by London-based Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir. A recent graduate of London's Royal College of Arts, Arnadottir uses a beaded necklace rotating on a mirrored carousel to mark the passage of time in five-minute increments. Want to stop time? Take the necklace off and wear it.
Above: A gold bead marks midnight (and midday, in the 12-hour version). Red beads mark the hour and blue beads indicate five-minute increments.
Above: The 24-hour version of the Sasa Clock shown in blue; $475 from Destes.
Above: The beech wood Sasa 12-Hour Clock is available at the Future Perfect for $385.