Australian designer Marc Newson makes hourglasses by hand. He does it with fire and glass and a sculptor's touch. And while the final products& - 10 and 60 minute timepieces from Ikepod, each filled with countless stainless steel nanoballs - cost more than any of us is able to afford, this intimate look at the process is priceless. [Ikepod via Metafilter via Laughing Squid]
The Fiery Beauty Of Forging An Hourglass
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