Product Spotlight: Cool Clocks
From a clock reminiscent of a kitchen timer to a monochrome timepiece for your bedside, these modern spins on an age-old necessity will inspire you to finally get rid of that old wall clock that freezes for a minute every day at 3 P.M.
Seamlessly merging a masculine and feminine design sense, this modernized ceramic wall clock was designed by Danish design duo Birgette Due Madsen and Jonas Trampedach. Minimalist dials and subtly raised numbers lend a sleek yet tactile quality.
Trade in your ringtones for an analog alarm clock that operates on one simple setting: loud. The single bell in back can be shushed with a tap on the snooze button, which also activates the LED-illuminated display.
Blomus's Era wall clock is essentially a pretty face—and that's nothing to be ashamed of.
This wall clock is made of 12 pieces of ash wood, each with a different grain representing an hour, with blue hour and minute hands.
Ligne Roset's LED-lit Pixel clock recalls a time when life's simple pleasures—like sleeping in late—weren't seen as clear cause for alarm.
Reclaimed materials are all the rage, but how many upcycled products can boast a past life in the bowling alley? CounterEvolution works with wood that used to line the lanes, and the result is a unique collection of furniture, and products made from the extra scraps and bits left over in production. We like the look of this abstract Strike clock, and there's a lot more to choose from on the site.
Just a quick glance at this bright timepiece-and-timer help let you coordinate how much longer the turkey needs in the oven and when the guests will begin to arrive for dinner. Bai design has a sweet little collection of retro-styled clocks at affordable prices, available for purchase from CSN.
This clock seems to represent—boldly and graphically—how we feel sometimes, all jumbled numbers piling up while the hands of the clock keep ticking around and around. Running late is no fun, but designer Dario Serio's playful design shakes up the standard circular formation while still allowing you to keep tabs on the time. Available in the US at Unica Home.
For those with a habit of watching the clock, the fluorescent second hand that sweeps around the aluminum face will help the hours fly by.