Like sands down a picture frame … this is my productivity sliding down the tubes.
Will these desktop sand windows back up my hard drive? No. Help me take better pictures, make better meatloaf, or woo my dream woman? No. Can this thing even find lost car keys? No. But it will briefly help you forget that you lost them!
Just let the flowing sands cased within a black beech-wood or walnut picture frame slide over one another. While the sand windows’ speeds and directions change to form their own perfect landscapes before your eyes, it’s like watching the creation of an utterly unique work of art, right before your eyes – and right by your side at your desk or on your end-table.
It’s instant, customizable, interactive art at your fingertips. It’s unusual we wax philosophical about these products, but it really reaffirms the miracle of something being created from nothing to watch something so simple as moving sands create a seemingly random (yet undeniably beautiful) landscape before one’s own eyes. Each sand window also includes a small syringe for removing water and air, the regulation of which will alter the way the sand flows and thus, what majesty it creates with each turn.