By Lisa Katayama at 8:54 am Wed, Jul 22, 2009
Japanese design firm Plus Minus Zero has this interesting new thermometer coming out in September. It looks like a clock, except the hands indicate temperature and humidity instead of time. I like it!
[Plus Minus Zero main page via Dezeen]
Must be nice to live in an area that only need a themometer to -25. In Canada, we need at least a -40 C themometer and you have to watch out for digital themometers, they usually freeze to death at -33 C.
Must be nice to live in an area that only needs a humidometer to go up to 90%. Back in Florida, it would just stay pegged all the time.
These have been around for years. We had one when I was growing up; it ceased to function when I opened the back and wound and unwound the coiled bimetallic strips.
Wow! That’s amazing! It looks just like the one my grandmother’s had on her mantle for at least 30 years!
Very nice, what does it cost? Like $79.99?
Georgian big box retailer Home Depot also has something similar:
It’s designed by Naoto Fukasawa so it going to be beautiful. http://www.designsojourn.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/naoto1.jpg
Plus Minus Zero do a range of products like this. I recently bought an analog alarm but had to swap it for the digital one when I realised it had no light or luminous dial, which kind of negated it’s use as a bedside alarm clock. Function won over form.
I read Azwaa’s comment and felt so sad that they need to have a thermometer that goes below -40 C. Canada must be really cold indeed.
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