Kill Time By Creating Art With An Hourglass Full Of Magnetic Sand

Kill Time By Creating Art With an Hourglass Full of Magnetic Sand

The steady methodical flow of sand through an hourglass as it succumbs to the pull of gravity is a great way to kill time -- but not a very productive one. This clever alternative hopes to change that, at least if you consider creating art a valuable use of one's time. It swaps boring old sand for fine magnetic filings the produce unique patterns and structures as they stack up on a magnet in the base.

As far as mostly useless products go, this Magnetic Sand Hourglass should be the encyclopedia entry for desk toys. But at $US18 it will certainly help pass the long expanse at work between your morning break and lunch. And give you plenty of Instagram fodder in the process. [Vat19 via Fancy]

Kill Time By Creating Art With an Hourglass Full of Magnetic Sand