There's real skill involved in crafting something from worthless scraps, like Dr. Frankenstein creating his monster from rotten, discarded old bodies, or Dr. Drew creating VH1 shows from the same. Creating beauty -- without even earning his TV doctorate! -- the guy behind Clocks Made from Stuff.
From a just-turned-full-time tinkerer out of Charlottesville VA, Clocks is a scrappy collection of artful timepieces fashioned from assorted crap, with the newer designs made from materials collected during a road trip this summer completely devoted to scavenging junk, unlike the movie Road Trip, which was just devoted to producing it. Electronically-inspired pieces include a retrofitted Technics turntable with a Honey Drippers album as the face, a 3.5'' hard drive fashioned into a standing desk clock, and a hangable, uber-nerdy joint with a Dell mouse pendulum and Pentium III motherboard -- probably the only female board that thing's ever gotten near...burn! Taking it from the streets are a slew of designs made from recycled bike parts, like a wall-mountable piece from an aluminum road bike wheel, an RCA Victor record with a bike chain pendulum, and an eye-catching work with a blue DVD inset behind a brake disk, meaning the disk in question must not have been Must Love Dogs, because no one would ever want to stop that.
Keeping things bi-pedal, Clocks'll also soon start hawking a line of furniture pieces made from disassembled bikes -- so your chair, just like Dr. Drew's sex rehab show, will potentially be made up of derailleurs.