The Time To Upcycle Is Now

If you believe it’s important to recycle more, waste less, and appreciate fine art, you’ll dig these upcycled clocks.

You see it all around, yet, you don’t want to see it. Sadly, the fact of the matter is that our planet is well and truly being overwhelmed by waste of all kinds, from plastic bags to throwaway digital devices.

‘Bardo”, a Buddhist team which means a state of existence between life and rebirth, forces us to think about the way we live. It is the need of the hour for humanity, for we are at a critical juncture that requires us to take a different view of our relationship with the earth. And seriously consider a move towards “zero waste” ways to exist.

One of these strategies is upcycling. It’s efficient, it’s inexpensive, and it’s an art that sits beautiful with the Bardo way of life. Here are six beautiful upcycled clocks to get you started making it a part of your life.


Is it a cookie jar? Is it interior décor? Is it a clock? Is it a work of art? Actually, it’s all four from Hitchki. What’s more, it is upcycled, which means it’s also good for the planet and encourages something we all need to do, waste less.


Time and tide, they say, waits for no man. Well, here’s your chance to bottle it in style and admire it for good with this elegant take on an upcycled bottle of martini from 10AM.


Where do frying pans go once they have outlived their usefulness have you ever wondered? Well, if they go the 10AM way, they get smartly upcycled into eye-catching clocks and come back to live long again.


What comes to mind when you think vinyl? Records, music, nostalgia, and the like, right? But if you think again, think beyond, think upcycled, and think the ScrapShala way, you’ll end up thinking gorgeous clocks that stand the test of time.


Ask most people what can be done with the dead bark of a tree and they’re likely to say “Not much.” Ask the creative folks at Hitchki, and they’ll point you to this upcycled and earthy beauty that says tribal art and tells time.


The inventive folks at Blue Decor show us how to take an eye-catching ceramic plate made from blue pottery and upcycle it into an even more attractive clock that extends the appeal of the piece for seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years to come.

Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.


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