The Sidereal Clock

The Sidereal Clock is a cylindrical timepiece with 4 dedicated movements providing local sidereal time, local UTC time (hour and minute) and calendrical time. The sidereal movement is populated by representations of the 500 brightest stars in the celestial sphere, and a solar movement is integrated with the sidereal movement to track the location of the sun against the fixed stars throughout the year. The Sidereal Clock automatically adjusts itself to GMT time when powered on, and local conditions are set with a simple rotation of the selector for the local UTC time zone and the local longitude. The user can also adjust these selectors at any time to yield the time or indicate the overhead stars anywhere on Earth.

Limited edition production scheduled for 2017. Final options, including graphics, color schemes and pricing will be available in early 2017.

Graphic Overview and Specifications

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Additional items from the Time and Space collection are coming soon.

Simple Machines

The Simple Machines Collection is a set of functional tools developed to accentuate the commonality and operational simplicity of the fundamental elements of all machines - the lever, inclined plane, wedge, wheel/axle, screw and pulley.

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Instruments & Implements

Similar to the Time and Space Collection, the Instruments and Implements Collection seeks to reimagine approaches used in the measurement and representation of physical parameters and everyday phenomena. The Instruments and Implements Collection features devices that remove levels of abstraction from these representations, fostering a better understanding of the phenomena themselves.

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About Form Ephemeral

Founded in 2015, Form Ephemeral is a Portland, Oregon based design and production workshop focused on bringing high quality, high value and artistically relevant products to discerning enthusiasts of special interest technologies. Given this niche service, we deal in low volume and often sacrifice mass consumer appeal to meet these specialized demands. All products are developed by Form Ephemeral and fabricated internally or alongside other Pacific Northwest artisans, engineers and technicians. Local resources are maximally utilized whenever possible, but certain specialty components or processes must sometimes be sourced worldwide.

The Process

Product ideas and designs are generated in accordance with the needs of our on-going collections, but can also be commissioned or requested. Upon completion of an original edition, an offering is developed and details of the offering are summarized on this site. As the limited edition offering is finalized, final product details can often change, so we strongly encourage interested parties to sign up for updates and follow us on social media.

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Reservations guarantee the buyer a production spot for the limited edition Sidereal Clock. Buyer will receive an email with additional detail regarding final configuration, product options and pricing in early 2017. At that time, should the buyer choose to purchase, a credit card deposit will be required before production.

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