Botanica wall clocks are a beautiful way to tell time

Svetlana Mikhailova
© Svetlana Mikhailova

Wall clocks are one of those ordinary items that one glances at intermittently everyday. While wall clocks can be quite pragmatic, they can be fun and a statement of style too. Based out of Saint Petersburg, Russian designer Svetlana Mikhailova of Storia Dell Orso fashions these recycled wood and laser-cut wall clocks to create an impactful keeper of time.

Svetlana Mikhailova© Svetlana Mikhailova
Svetlana Mikhailova© Svetlana Mikhailova

Titled Botanica, Mikhailova uses nature-inspired motifs in this series of clocks that use a double-layered design -- an upper layer of oak veneer and a lower layer of painted birch plywood -- to create a 23.5-inch wide timepiece that looks modern and fresh. One version features an unpainted oak layer, while the other sports a smattering of warm, bold colours.

Svetlana Mikhailova© Svetlana Mikhailova
Svetlana Mikhailova© Svetlana Mikhailova
Svetlana Mikhailova© Svetlana Mikhailova

Mikhailova's other clocks are more rustic in character, utilizing salvaged wood that has been naturally weathered, and boasting hand-painted numerals on its face.

Svetlana Mikhailova© Svetlana Mikhailova
Svetlana Mikhailova© Svetlana Mikhailova

Contemporary yet organic in feel, these one-of-a-kind clocks present a way of telling time that is artful but inspiring on a daily basis. Pricing starts at USD $85, see more over at Svetlana Mikhailova's Etsy store Storia Dell Orso.

Tags: Accessories | Etsy | Furniture | Russia

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