In Japan there was a tradition: boughs of fresh cedar branches were tied together, clipped into a sphere and hung up when sake was pressed. When the cedar leaves had dried and turned completely brown, it was a signal that the sake was ready to drink. This idea was taken as a base for Coniferous Clock by design collective Bril. The coniferous leaves brown slowly over 365 days; a swinging pendulum gives the timepiece a more clock-like appearance. The frame is lathed by local craftsmen who usually work with Japanese lacquerware. The leaves are attached by hooking them over small nails inside the frame. The bundle of sharp leaves create a fine-pixel picture that makes the gradation from green to brown exquisite and art-like.