In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!
Magnets rule! One sphere miraculously “floats” toward the month while the other slides along the horizontal rail to indicate the date.
A plastic rendition of classic wooden blocks, Cubes makes a splashy desktop addition. Its petite size keeps its bright colors from overtaking your workspace.
This battery-powered timepiece has one of the hottest centerfolds we’ve seen in a while.
Telling time in areas around the world can be a lot easier than counting out the hours on your fingers. Charlotte van der Waals created a twelve-sided clock engraved with the names of 24 cities, each representing the different global zones. Set it so your desired destination is on top and you'll know the local time. Available for purchase from Show.
Keep dates in check with this handful of Dwell-approved modern clock designs.
Move these wood strips side to side to align the date in the middle, but beware: They’re a bit wobbly and won’t stay completely parallel when left or right of center.