Designer Francisca Prieto began in graphic design before starting her company in Milan. One of her earlier projects was this deck of cards that I liked a lot:
She now works in London, and has designed this very cool "Anti-Clockwise" clock:
The numbers rotate counter-clockwise, instead of hands pointing to them going clockwise. Whatever number is at the very top shows the time. So in this image, it's reading about 2:30. The numbers, obviously, are projected out three-dimensionally, but what that means is that you can read this clock from any angle whatsoever, even 90°.
And here's her "Timeless" calendar:
You control the date manually by flipping switches at the bottom, so this can never become obsolete or get confused on leap-year. The large numbers 1, 2, and 3 are for double-digit dates. The switches illuminate the numbers so this can be read day or night.
©2008, Ryan Witte