A wall clock concept by artist Weng Xinyu cuts itself in half when no one's around

Time Killer is a clock with a death wish. When it detects that there are no people around it, the clock will start sawing itself in half and stops only when it senses someone walking into a room. The design gives a different, morbidly literal meaning to “killing time”.

The creation is part of Weng Xinyu’s graduation project. It features speculative designs for common household items. The set is entitled “Good Medicine Tastes Bitter I,” an adage from Chinese philosopher Confucius.

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