A square that will fit into nearly any small space, the retro yet modern Braun alarm clock is a must-have for anyone who travels. With its crescendo alarm, you will never miss another flight again. ($30)
A square that will fit into nearly any small space, the retro yet modern Braun alarm clock is a must-have for anyone who travels. With its crescendo alarm, you will never miss another flight again. ($30)
Although many people rely on smart phones for their alarms each morning, there is something to be said for the reliability of a standard clock. Braun’s travel alarm clock is a high-functioning clock that features German precision quartz movement, a crescendo alarm, a motion-activated snooze function, and more. For global travelers, the clock also includes a detailed world time zone map on the clock’s cover.
Although many people rely on smart phones for their alarms each morning, there is something to be said for the reliability of a standard clock. Braun’s travel alarm clock is a high-functioning clock that features German precision quartz movement, a crescendo alarm, a motion-activated snooze function, and more. For global travelers, the clock also includes a detailed world time zone map on the clock’s cover.
Paper Alarm Clock by Joon&Jung

“JoonJungPaperClock” $140.00 for one

"If you've never heard of Joon&Jung, please by all means research them.  We have a soft spot for quirky sureal design objects, especially ones that pay homage to great Fluxist artists, and these guys nail down that aesthetic.  This fully-functioning alarm clock is made from collected paper and is complete with labeled buttons and knitted cord.  This product comes with a return envelope so that once the owner has finished using the clock, he or she can return it to be recycled and refurbished for a new owner’s use."
Paper Alarm Clock by Joon&Jung “JoonJungPaperClock” $140.00 for one "If you've never heard of Joon&Jung, please by all means research them. We have a soft spot for quirky sureal design objects, especially ones that pay homage to great Fluxist artists, and these guys nail down that aesthetic. This fully-functioning alarm clock is made from collected paper and is complete with labeled buttons and knitted cord. This product comes with a return envelope so that once the owner has finished using the clock, he or she can return it to be recycled and refurbished for a new owner’s use."
The OnOff clock comes in alarming colors.
The OnOff clock comes in alarming colors.
When it is time to wake up, use a well-designed alarm clock. The second edition of Joe Colombo’s Optic Table Alarm Clock, this clock was originally designed in 1988. With a compact form and numbers 1-60 to denote the seconds, this stylish clock is a welcome addition to a nightstand.
When it is time to wake up, use a well-designed alarm clock. The second edition of Joe Colombo’s Optic Table Alarm Clock, this clock was originally designed in 1988. With a compact form and numbers 1-60 to denote the seconds, this stylish clock is a welcome addition to a nightstand.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1956, the City Hall Alarm Clock is a companion to Jacobsen’s iconic City Hall Wall Clock. The tabletop alarm clock expertly captures the wall clock’s distinctive markers and simple hands. Comprised of a black case and face, curved crystal, and chromed aluminum feet, the clock is a welcome addition to a nightstand or desk.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1956, the City Hall Alarm Clock is a companion to Jacobsen’s iconic City Hall Wall Clock. The tabletop alarm clock expertly captures the wall clock’s distinctive markers and simple hands. Comprised of a black case and face, curved crystal, and chromed aluminum feet, the clock is a welcome addition to a nightstand or desk.
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 Alarm Dock Clock app on your iPhone (available on iTunes App Store). Early morning has never looked so bright!
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 Alarm Dock Clock app on your iPhone (available on iTunes App Store). Early morning has never looked so bright!
Bird cage clock by Dorothée Loustalot.
Bird cage clock by Dorothée Loustalot.
The WeMo Alarm sensor is designed to work with your existing, non-Internet controlled systems (like smoke or carbon monoxide detectors). The device listens for the alarm's sound and sends you an alert via the WeMo app if it's set off. In lieu of purchasing a new smart smoke detector for every room in your house, you could install a single sensor instead.
The WeMo Alarm sensor is designed to work with your existing, non-Internet controlled systems (like smoke or carbon monoxide detectors). The device listens for the alarm's sound and sends you an alert via the WeMo app if it's set off. In lieu of purchasing a new smart smoke detector for every room in your house, you could install a single sensor instead.
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.
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.
Pratt student David Krawczyk's "Edison Alarm Clock"
Pratt student David Krawczyk's "Edison Alarm Clock"
The architects designed the large dining table, which is framed by the open kitchen, the wood-burning stove, and the garden beyond.
The architects designed the large dining table, which is framed by the open kitchen, the wood-burning stove, and the garden beyond.
A linear sequence of eight, 12-foot bays extends the length of the home from rear bedrooms and an office to the open kitchen and living room space. The modest form, a reflection of the owners' desire for simplicity, required few materials: wood, concrete, and steel.

Photo by Ron Johnson.
A linear sequence of eight, 12-foot bays extends the length of the home from rear bedrooms and an office to the open kitchen and living room space. The modest form, a reflection of the owners' desire for simplicity, required few materials: wood, concrete, and steel. Photo by Ron Johnson.
Users can also opt for the Myfox Home Alarm ($279), a compact disc with a smart sensor that uses vibrational algorithms to detect break-ins and trigger an alarm. The company's research concludes 80 percent of intruders were deterred by the siren alone.
Users can also opt for the Myfox Home Alarm ($279), a compact disc with a smart sensor that uses vibrational algorithms to detect break-ins and trigger an alarm. The company's research concludes 80 percent of intruders were deterred by the siren alone.
A vintage lamp and George Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Spool clock embody the mid-century feel of Soheil and Nima Nakhshab’s design for a California family home.
A vintage lamp and George Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Spool clock embody the mid-century feel of Soheil and Nima Nakhshab’s design for a California family home.
Set amongst the trees, with its simple form and earthy adherence to wood, the home fits in well. "Veronica and I walked the land for many months before we decided where to put the house," says Hirsh. "We had picnics there. We sat looking east. We sat looking west. We sat looking south. The site felt wonderful."

Photo by Ron Johnson.
Set amongst the trees, with its simple form and earthy adherence to wood, the home fits in well. "Veronica and I walked the land for many months before we decided where to put the house," says Hirsh. "We had picnics there. We sat looking east. We sat looking west. We sat looking south. The site felt wonderful." Photo by Ron Johnson.
A classic midcentury clock, the Nelson Polygon Clock features walnut spindles that end in hardwood polygon shapes.
A classic midcentury clock, the Nelson Polygon Clock features walnut spindles that end in hardwood polygon shapes.
Don't let its minimalism fool you: the Dandelion Clock hides a fun graphic display in plain sight. Instead of numerals, each hour mark "dandelion" adds another petal, from one to twelve.
Don't let its minimalism fool you: the Dandelion Clock hides a fun graphic display in plain sight. Instead of numerals, each hour mark "dandelion" adds another petal, from one to twelve.
The trip from garage to first floor is through a wood-clad spiral staircase that resembles a giant slatted barrel.
The trip from garage to first floor is through a wood-clad spiral staircase that resembles a giant slatted barrel.
The units don't even require foundations—simple ground screws from Krinner are enough to support them.
The units don't even require foundations—simple ground screws from Krinner are enough to support them.
Leff Amsterdam's Metlev35 Wall Clock, made of colored glass and aluminum, should help you spring forward in style.
Leff Amsterdam's Metlev35 Wall Clock, made of colored glass and aluminum, should help you spring forward in style.
While it's not your traditional backsplash material, when properly prepared and treated, wood can make for an effective, functional, and beautiful backsplash. Here, the wood backsplash matches the wood of the nearby kitchen island in an otherwise white kitchen with white cabinetry.
While it's not your traditional backsplash material, when properly prepared and treated, wood can make for an effective, functional, and beautiful backsplash. Here, the wood backsplash matches the wood of the nearby kitchen island in an otherwise white kitchen with white cabinetry.
The interior of the Murphy bed compartment is lined with a stained cork panel and contains a smaller shelving unit for bedside reading, alarm clock, and reading lamp.
The interior of the Murphy bed compartment is lined with a stained cork panel and contains a smaller shelving unit for bedside reading, alarm clock, and reading lamp.
Originally a piece of Appalachian folk art in Charles and Ray Eames’s living room, the Eames bird rose to popularity in the 1950s and was reproduced by Vitra. $235
Originally a piece of Appalachian folk art in Charles and Ray Eames’s living room, the Eames bird rose to popularity in the 1950s and was reproduced by Vitra. $235
To write about the Geo Metria House, Winifred Bird took a train from Tokyo to the historic castle city of Odawara, Japan, where her hosts entertained her with tales of medieval battles and mischievous monkeys. Although she was hoping to glimpse a monkey or two in the woods behind the house, she settled for a gorgeous view of Sagami Bay under a perfectly clear December sky.
To write about the Geo Metria House, Winifred Bird took a train from Tokyo to the historic castle city of Odawara, Japan, where her hosts entertained her with tales of medieval battles and mischievous monkeys. Although she was hoping to glimpse a monkey or two in the woods behind the house, she settled for a gorgeous view of Sagami Bay under a perfectly clear December sky.
The diminutive Morsø wood stove and its hearth of local Criehaven beach stone gives off enough heat to warm the entire cottage.
The diminutive Morsø wood stove and its hearth of local Criehaven beach stone gives off enough heat to warm the entire cottage.
"We composed the house to have its highest, brightest space in the middle," says Paul Raff. Warm wood stairs lead to the second floor, which houses guest bedrooms, bath, and a kitchenette for the family's frequent visitors.
"We composed the house to have its highest, brightest space in the middle," says Paul Raff. Warm wood stairs lead to the second floor, which houses guest bedrooms, bath, and a kitchenette for the family's frequent visitors.
Beijing, China-With thousands of years of history, China has paved the way for many artistic styles and expressions in the Eastern world. China has contributed historical and structural wonders such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and Tianning Temple. The recent construction of the Bejing National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest”, garnered worldwide attention not only for its modern design, but also for its hefty price tag. Photo by: sHzaam!.
Beijing, China-With thousands of years of history, China has paved the way for many artistic styles and expressions in the Eastern world. China has contributed historical and structural wonders such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and Tianning Temple. The recent construction of the Bejing National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest”, garnered worldwide attention not only for its modern design, but also for its hefty price tag. Photo by: sHzaam!.
The children’s rooms, which are reserved for family and an extended network of friends, feature more custom Crasset-designed beds set against a vivid blue backdrop, courtesy of the French paint brand Zolpan.
The children’s rooms, which are reserved for family and an extended network of friends, feature more custom Crasset-designed beds set against a vivid blue backdrop, courtesy of the French paint brand Zolpan.
The couple stockpiles wood under the deck.
The couple stockpiles wood under the deck.
The Steel Wall Clock and Steel Table Clock celebrate materiality, color, and simplicity. Paring down the clock to its most necessary elements, Norm Architects focused on the simple hands and round face of the clock.
The Steel Wall Clock and Steel Table Clock celebrate materiality, color, and simplicity. Paring down the clock to its most necessary elements, Norm Architects focused on the simple hands and round face of the clock.
“Peter and I’ve got shockingly similar and far-reaching design inspirations. Our conversations would move easily from brutalism to driftwood 

to kachinas and then flow right back to something applicable to architecture. I can’t tell you how many times I will do that with a less-design-literate client and just get a blank stare!” —Architect Craig Steely
“Peter and I’ve got shockingly similar and far-reaching design inspirations. Our conversations would move easily from brutalism to driftwood to kachinas and then flow right back to something applicable to architecture. I can’t tell you how many times I will do that with a less-design-literate client and just get a blank stare!” —Architect Craig Steely
Schmidt selected Oeuf’s Robin crib for Finn’s soon-to-be sibling. The bird mobile is by Tamar Mogendorff.
Schmidt selected Oeuf’s Robin crib for Finn’s soon-to-be sibling. The bird mobile is by Tamar Mogendorff.
Located just off the kitchen, this room was originally designed for dining—the adjustable Ligne Roset Crescendo coffee table can be raised to 28.75 inches—but most days Bill 

and Abbie prefer to eat outside or at their casual Caesarstone-topped kitchen island. Today the space serves as a sunny reading spot and guest room, with a convertible futon (from Ligne Roset, since discontinued) and a set of leather-and-steel Paulistano armchairs from Design Within Reach.
Located just off the kitchen, this room was originally designed for dining—the adjustable Ligne Roset Crescendo coffee table can be raised to 28.75 inches—but most days Bill and Abbie prefer to eat outside or at their casual Caesarstone-topped kitchen island. Today the space serves as a sunny reading spot and guest room, with a convertible futon (from Ligne Roset, since discontinued) and a set of leather-and-steel Paulistano armchairs from Design Within Reach.
The rooftop tent can be accessed from the interior via a wooden ladder or—for the more athletic—via a series of wall-mounted climbing holds, made by Vock and carved from persimmon-tinted hardwood.
The rooftop tent can be accessed from the interior via a wooden ladder or—for the more athletic—via a series of wall-mounted climbing holds, made by Vock and carved from persimmon-tinted hardwood.
Photo by Bess Petty.
Photo by Bess Petty.

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