new-Albert-Clock

Learning to tell the time is one of the first important life skills any of us tackles, but the Albert Clock makes the tried and true hands method pointless because it forces you to calculate the time. It’s a digital clock that mounts easily to the wall, but actually telling the time is going to require you to do some math calculations. Oh yeah, and there are four different difficulty levels depending on your threshold for pain. Take 8:31 a.m. for instance. At Level 1 it’s displayed as 4+4 hours 32-1 mins. Level 2 is 2×4 hours 58-27 mins. Level 3: 23-15hours 1+5x6mins. And finally, Level 4: 9/3+5hours 5×8-9mins. We’re not saying the math is incredibly difficult, but remembering PEMDAS prior to coffee in the morning when you’re scrambling to figure out if you’re late for work will absolutely keep you on your toes. The sleek Albert Clock is built with an MDF base and hand-painted with a multi-layer matte laquer in Scholar Red, Lucid White or Concrete Grey.

Retro-Video-Game-Puzzle-IF2

We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?