Years ago I bought a FLAP clock at Habitat in London.
Every first day of the year I’ve to change the year of the analogue wall clock manually.
This year the zero & nine had to be changed in one & zero and I found out that the one-piece is less than half the size of the other numbers. There was also a blank piece to fill the extra space. It looked stupid, like a gap between the 20 and 10. So I was asking myself if I really had to look at a stupid clock for the next nine years.
I searched in the numbers to check if there was no larger "one" hidden somewhere. No, there wasn’t. So this is it. Twenty ten! Or like my son Minne said; “it looks like if it’s always ten minutes past eight”.
After a few days I’m used to it and actually I’m starting to like the sound of it; twenty ten. An alliteration that will sound all year.
It’s funny to read and hear people around me wishing eachother a Happy Twenty Ten. I wonder; do they have a FLAP clock at home?
When I took the photo it was ten minutes past ten and that happens to be the state of every IKEA clock. A friend who worked at Ikea, once told me, it's because the clock hands look like a smile that way.
The l'amour toujours print is made by Ninainvorm and the South African frame is from OXO in Den Bosch.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010