You and your busy, busy life. When are you going to slow down and concentrate on the important things? Maybe you need a timer that serves as a productivity tool but also looks like a little keepsake when not in use. Turn this 15 or 25 minute hourglass over, and concentrate for the full amount of time on just one thing. The sand will create a background of soft, white noise, which is perfect for meditation, typing up an important email, or counting cracks in the wall. Whatever it is, dedicate yourself fully to the things you value most.
Above, 15 Minute Timer, $36.00, created by Polite for The School of Life in London.
Dimensions: 5.5 cm dia. X 13 cm H
Productivity Timing Hourglass, $60.00
Dimensions: 5.25″ H x 3″ dia.