BGM project: daily life wall clock
BGM project: daily life wall clock BGM project: daily life wall clock
dec 22, 2009

BGM project: daily life wall clock

grandmother, grandchild and dog represent hour, minute and second hands respectively all images courtesy of BGM project

this wall clock by BGM project doesn’t indicate time by number and hands. instead, the figures of a grandmother, grandchild and dog represent the hour, minute and second hands. silhouettes of nature and daily life are arranged around the clock, and each figure moves through these scenes to represent the time.

BGM project: daily life wall clock daily life wall clockBGM project: daily life wall clock the time represented by this scene is 11:57:04 am / pm

BGM project: daily life wall clock the time presented by this scene is 11:03:49 am / pm

BGM project: daily life wall clock display of daily life wall clock

BGM project: daily life wall clock paper model of the clock

  • I love this

    modular says:
  • this is fab, really inspiring

    Emma says:
  • very deep idea, I love it, I want one 🙂

    Seeb says:
  • make it and i’ll buy it

    me says:
  • ditto

    Rob Raskovsky says:
  • I really want one of these. Brilliant design!

    Kathy says:
  • Yes, please do tell where/when it is available for purchase.

    Barbara says:
  • At Arizona State University I have been in the ID program for 3 years and then the Sculpture program for 2 years.

    Has anyone else noticed this:

    The ID students think/create like artists and the artists think/create like designers

    This “clock” is a nice art project but, it is a worthless design.

    Battleshark says:
  • i woudn’t call it worthless..perhaps it is not intended for mass manufacture but definitely nice concept and can be developed into great design

    orli Tesler says:
  • i do not get it, it DOES indicate time by numbers and hands. the numbers are only NOT visible in this clock, and the hands are the figures.. so still it refers to the numbers on a ‘normal’ clock.. and that has been done before.. I do not see the ‘greatness’ of this idea..

    miepie88 says:
  • excellent idea! loving!

    yang says:
  • RE: orli Tesler

    Compared to a digital readout (which is supremely functional and can be done beautifully, artistically, economically/elegantly…) it is worthless.

    However, it is a very nice art object (which there should be mass production of; art should not belong to the elite few…)

    I take umbrage with this being promoted as a good design.

    Battleshark says:
  • P.S.

    I think I may have just hit on the best delineation/definition of Art v. Design:

    Design is demonstrably X

    Art is Subjectively X

    X= That which embodies elements of Efficacy, Efficiency, Elegance, Etc…

    (Forthwith to be known as “The Four ‘E’s”! Can you tell I’m a fan of alliteration? Ha!)

    Battleshark says:
  • amazing!!! really inspiring!!!

    ceylandinçer says:
  • Hmm….time as a metaphor. Love it!

    Conventional clocks may communicate, but what do they do to improve our understanding of life’s function?

    bklynebeth says:
  • the more i look at it the more i love it

    will says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
503,121 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine