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Twelve things you didn’t know about iconic Chronophage clocks

Dr John C Taylor OBE FREng will be showcasing his stunning Dragon Chronophage clock at Design Shanghai, China’s premier design event, on March 27-30 2015 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Speaking ahead of the upcoming exhibition, Dr Taylor said, “It’s exciting to be displaying the Dragon Chronophage in the country that inspired its creation. It was a pleasure to work alongside Professor Long of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. “I’ve been visiting China on business since the 1960s and it’s always been a place that’s close to my heart. “The Dragon Chronophage has been popular with the Chinese in the… read more

Chronophage reminder that time is not on our side

Speaking about the approaching winter solstice on Sunday December 21, Dr John C Taylor OBE, inventor and creator of the famous Corpus Chronophage, has said that ‘it is a sobering reminder that time is not on your side’. In terms of astronomy the winter solstice is, in the northern hemisphere, the moment at which the sun is furthest south. For ancient people, such as the builders of Stonehenge, the winter solstice was a very important day, as it marked the point at which the days would become longer. The inevitability of time was one of the driving themes behind the… read more

British inventor Dr John C Taylor praises Chinese innovation

Speaking ahead of the Design Shanghai press conference on, Dr John C Taylor OBE has praised China for its rich history of innovation. Noted British inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE is proud to be showcasing his stunning Dragon Chronophage clock at Design Shanghai, which will take place from March 27-30 2015. Design Shanghai, which is organised by Media 10, is China’s premier design event. The last exhibition was attended by over 47,000 people. Dr Taylor knows China well, having done business in Hong Kong in the 1960s and then setting up a factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in the… read more

Dragon Chronophage to Shine in Shanghai

The noted British inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE is proud to be showcasing his stunning Dragon Chronophage clock at Design Shanghai, taking place in March 2015. As a world famous inventor and the holder of over 400 patents, Dr Taylor is constantly pushing boundaries to create something that is completely original, and this unique piece is a perfect example. Created in tandem with Professor Long of the Hangzhou Art University, the Chronophage is a colourful, friendly and playful dragon which engages admirers with a selection of winks and waves that enthrals its audience. Speaking about his remarkable work of… read more

Mudge Green at Greenwich

One of the most exciting collections of clocks ever amassed has gone on show at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London at a landmark exhibition open to the public until Sunday 5 January 2015. The display, titled ‘Ships, Clocks and Stars’, has brought together a wide range of timepieces to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act 1714. The exhibition tells the fascinating story of the race to calculate longitude position at sea, solving the problem of navigation and saving sailors from the fate of shipwrecks and starvation. The noted inventor and avid horologist Dr John C Taylor OBE is delighted to… read more

Interesting Facts

Diamonds are actually unstable at surface temperature and pressure. Every diamond above ground is very, very slowly altering into graphite, another form of pure carbon.

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Luxury of Time Exhibition at National Museum of Scotland

A special display of rare and significant historical timepieces telling the story of a golden age of innovation in British watch and clockmaking will go on show at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, which runs to 26 January 2020. The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750 features objects from the private collection of Dr John C Taylor OBE. The 25 objects to be shown demonstrate the golden age of British clock and watch-making and illustrate the delicate workmanship and incredible technical skills involved.  Exquisitely made and decorated in precious metals, they were labour-intensive, luxury items… read more

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To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

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