We'd be hard pressed to find a tastier looking and more environmentally minded timepiece than this one. The Juice clock by Bean Products is made from 100-percent recycled detergent bottles and comes in a lemon, orange, or grapefruit version.
- A unique online shop that sells only Dieter Rams designs for Braun and Vitsœ, plus vintage Braun electronics issued between 1955 and 1995.
- Making its only American stop in San Francisco, the wonderful show Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams opened this week at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
- German industrial designer Dieter Rams is a legend, and for good reason, thanks to his rational, less-is-more philosophy on design.
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.
If you are like us, you probably have a tendency to check email or Facebook on your iPhone before you settle in for the night. Also, your iPhone probably doubles as your alarm clock. This alarm dock is the ideal bedside companion piece. The dock is made of sustainably harvested new-growth beech wood and is a modern nod to those faux wood grain casings we remember all too well. Download the free Areaware AlarmDock Clock app on your iPhone (available on iTunes App Store). Early morning has never looked so bright!
Roughly the size of an eyeglass case, this diminutive hi-fi audio system flips open to reveal stereo speakers, a woofer, digital amplifiers, a radio tuner and an alarm clock. Completely portable, it can run 5 hours on a single charge and connect to any audio device wirelessly via Bluetooth or with the included line-in cable.