Design Calendar: The Weight of Time

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Winner of the 2005 Kokuyo design awards, this calendar uses weight to determine what month it is. From robotic translation we can gather that you place the weight on the spring, and depending on how heavy the current date is, "the machine which measures the time" is. Yeah.

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However it works, it's much better than our method of carving a tick into the wall for each passing day. Our landlord disapproves.

Kokuyo Prize 2005 [Kokuyo]

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DISCUSSION

There are 365 pieces of paper in the beginning of the year in Jan. 365 pieces is "heavy", so the spring stetches all the way down to Jan. As the days go by, you remove paper, and the total weight of the days will be smaller, and the springs lenght will decrease. And the marker will go upwards.

Not so hard to understand?