While not quite as surrealistic as Dali’s clocks, this Dada Clock recalls the essence of dadaism—newness, modernity and iconoclasm. Designed by Tahmineh Javanbakht, the oblong-shaped enclosure magnifies and distorts an original Artecnica watch face.
Jasper Morrison hits another home run with this alarm clock available in red, black or white. Though we're known to hit the snooze button over and over again, we wouldn't mind being roused by this looker. There's also a special edition of the AC 01, whose proceeds help benefit people living in Maeami, a fishing village in the Tōhoku region of Japan, which was swept away by the March 2011 tsunami.
We can't cop to knowing how the heck this walnut clock face hovers, seemingly without support, inside its domed glass cover. But we will admit it caught our eye and we can't stop thinking about how cool it would look on a mantle, making every time check a mystifying experience.
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.