Who knew that by just replacing the sand in an hourglass with soapy liquid you could defy the laws of space, time and physics and make it appear to flow in reverse? That's exactly what happens with this Awaglass timer.
Given their lack of accuracy and audible alarms, the hourglass doesn't get used much outside of quaint kitchen settings. But as a desk toy, this lovely $US66 hand-blown Awaglass makes for a mesmerising distraction to your tasks at hand. And every time it finishes draining, you're about three minutes closer to the work day being over.