Custom Apple Timepiece



A few weeks back, we featured a post on design student Kyle Buckner’s wooden iPhone pedestal. Kyle contacted us today with news and info on his latest Apple-inspired creation, a custom timepiece commissioned by the Apple Store in Richmond, VA for one of their special customers.

Buckner built the clock over the weekend, using hand-cut and polished plexi-glass. “I went out and bought a clock , and stole the motor out of it,” he told Cult of Mac, adding “then I searched on the internet and found a free background that referred to Apple, edited a few things in Photoshop and printed them out to attach underneath each piece.”

Check out the gallery below and follow after the jump for more on Buckner’s background and plans for the future in Apple-inspired design.

Custom Apple Timepiece - Oblique View Custom Apple Timepiece - Base Detail
Custom Apple Timepiece - Stem Detail Custom Apple Timepiece - Side View

“I am absolutely amazed by Apple Products, and crazy about them,” says Buckner. “The first thing that goes in my pocket is my iPhone, then [I strap on] my book-bag with Macbook secured carefully inside.”

His next school design project is going to be all about the iPod nano and its “Nano Chromatic” theme. But he has contacted Apple PR about the possibility of negotiating a deal to make iterations of the clock design, saying, “I can make more of these if someone’s interested.” He presented this custom clock to the Richmond Apple store’s “special customer” on Monday and says he already picked up an order from another customer, so perhaps he’s on his way.

Before working on his more recent art/design oriented projects, Buckner spent time doing custom car audio installations, fitting everything from a one-of-kind Lotus Elise to Ford F-150 pickups and a Pontiac Solstice with custom iPod docks and car sound systems. Some of his car audio work can be seen at has website,


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2 responses to “Custom Apple Timepiece”

  1. Capski Buttinski says:

    There are enough ugly things in the world already.