The Modern Hourglass

CB2 and Apartment Therapy party guest, Maria

The hourglass is enjoying a moment - or a resurgence - of popularity. CB2 currently sells the 15 minutes hourglass, as well as one for the full hour. Shown here (and below), guests enjoy the CB2 timely decor at last week's Color Contest wrap party. We realize the strong influence of the hourglass shape on many product designs, and found a few that were inspired by the age-old "sand clock"...

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15 minutes and one hour hourglasses, $9.95 and $29.95 from CB2

Hourglass Clock from The Library Shop, $42

Modern hourglass desk lamp from Touch of Class, $69.75

Desktop five minute hourglass from Lekker, $28

Hourglass with white sand from Curiosity Shoppe, $25

Infinity stool from Chiasso, $178

Prince Aha stool from DWR, $87