Qlocktwo: A Clock That Tells Time in Words
To be clear, we’re actually talking about a watch, iPhone app, and 3 clocks that look like the most modern and minimal word search puzzles we’ve ever seen. Meet the Qlocktwo family of timepieces.
With the goal of making you stop to look at time in a different way, the typographical display on each Qlocktwo product turns time into a written statement. Rather than hands telling you that it’s 9:30, Qlocktwo tells you “it is half past nine.”
The Qlocktwo Classic clock is about 18 x 18 inches, made of wood, and can be used as a wall clock or a free-standing object. We love all the different colors available – they look just like the Brit + Co. website! Seeing as this behaves as an art piece as well as a clock, we guess we’re not surprised at the $1,100 price tag.
Next, we’ve got the Qlocktwo Touch ($599). This desktop size darling is just 5 x 5 inches and is the perfect timepiece for your desk, travel, or your nightstand. This one features an alarm lock too.
Even smaller is the Qlocktwo W, a gorgeous piece of arm candy for the modern time teller. On the face of the watch you’ve got a grid of 110 letters. Whenever you press the stainless steel button, words describe the time in a completely different way each time. This one is not shipping yet, but we will keep you posted.
The Qlocktwo app, aptly called Time in Words, is a super simple app that creates the same letter matrix on your phone. Time is displayed in five minute intervals, comes in 4 languages, and a bunch of fun colors.
What do you think of this different way of telling and viewing time? Talk to us in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!