Meditative Functional Art, Classy, Decorative yet Zen


From   Seattle, WA

I bought one of the first The Present clocks, and have one at home, as well as given two as  a meaningful "once in a lifetime" gift  for closest of friends, and just purchased a new one for a working space.

The impact of having a ThePresent clock in a visible area is   subtle and profound. With one glance, one feels   more connected  to the seasons and  earth  and reminds us of our bigger goals as well as the value of right now in the bigger scheme of things.  

I think gazing at it periodically, instead of at an "am I late" clock,   adds up to a healthier mind and a connection with time.  Even simple things like explaining to our young children when gardening season begins or when birthdays happen using an 'annual' clock   has made the yearly rhythm around the sun more tangible  and less abstract than with a calendar.

As for the item  itself  it is very   well crafted. The metal polish and finish are smooth and clean, and the  spherical  curved glass is a unique feature which overlays to the face of the clock a reflection of the area. It looks great from the front, or side-on due to the depth of the Present clock itself which gives depth to the view.  

In addition to my first edition purchase, I have also purchased a new one (and a Today) recently for a professional high-end location. Our visitors all think it is a $1000 or more item due to the  uniqueness  and  quality.





Just wanted to take the time and congratulate you on a beautifully executed   functional piece of art. I received my clock a few months ago, and   I really do enjoy waking up to it  in my bedroom. 

I thought that I would enjoy it most on  weekends  when I’m fully in control of my own time. But I almost enjoy it more on work days;  it calms me  to realize that it really is only a fraction of my day/life. 

Congratulations again, 

  ~ Kayla




Dear Scott, 

I now am the very proud owner of The Present, Today, and Today desk clock. 

The Present and the Today desk clock found their way to my husband’s office. He is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and works on research involving suicide and violence prevention. 

Your work has opened up   valuable and important discussions  about perception, time, and even accountability. 

Once one looks at something using a different paradigm, one does not conceive of it in the same way again. Ever.  Open perception and you open possibility

Thank you for your art. 

Sincerely yours, 


(I refused to allow him to take my Today wall clock to his office… I need to have your work near me as I watch the day turn.  And at  3 am , when I can’t sleep and am wandering the house with my little kitty at my heels, it reminds me that it is not  3am , it is a moment in a turn of the earth.) 





It helps me not care so much about exactly what time it is but more what season of life I am in.




Opened up a conversation with my toddler about the orbit of the earth, the solstices and equinoxes, and following the seasons.




It helps me to appreciate time more often. It's also a perfect conversation starter and it just looks awesome on the center spot of my kitchen wall since 7 years




Press on The Present

A 21st century Walden -    Fast Company


A gorgeous, holistic view of time. -    WIRED


More awareness of the present, less hurry. Life's a gift. -       SWISSMISS


One of the most Zen clocks we've seen. -    COOLHUNTING


ThePresent allows us to reorient our attention, freeing up time for contemplation and enjoyment. -    PSFK


A completely new way to look at time. -       Design Milk


You begin to see the day in a whole new light. -    TECHCRUNCH


Thrift has transformed time telling into a thing of beauty.   -    My Modern Met


A simple perspective shift that can change how you think about your waking hours in a way that makes it seem like you've been magically handed more time. -    AIGA