This is most definitly a fresh look at the classic kitchen timer. I should really get this for my mom I think she has had the same wind up kitchen timer since like the 70s, I don't think she ever gets anything new till it breaks. Get it over at the MoMA store for $20.
"Kitchen Tape Timer
Jozeph Forakis, 2004
A fresh take on the classic kitchen timer, simply pull the ring to set the time for up to 60 minutes. As time passes, the tape ticks down. When no tape is left, the timer rings loudly. Made of aluminum casing."