Clocks

Cardboard Pendulum Clock

This cardboard clock arrives at your door flat packed and unadorned, ready for you to assemble and decorate in whatever way you see fit. I’d be tempted to leave it as is, especially as it’s currently available with laser-etched detailing of a traditional pendulum clock’s face (limited edition of 50). There’s also a smaller Cardboard Clock for £15.00 (see below).

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Purchase Information:

Price: £30.00
Availability: Buy Cardboard Pendulum Clock here

Bias Clock

The angled surface of this clock allows you to choose its bias. Maybe put it up high facing down towards your desk, or off to the side… either way, I like the idea of less craning-the-neck to check the time.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Areaware

Bird Alarm Clock

If you’re not lucky enough to wake up to the sound of real birds chirping, you can get this alarm clock that features a chirping or beeping sound. There’s also a talking function in English and Japanese if you prefer to be told to get up and out of bed. Use the included stand for your bedside table or, if you prefer, hang it on the wall. Includes a calendar and snooze feature.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: A+R Store

Furni Alba Me Clock

Montreal-based Furni has updated their incredibly popular Alba alarm clock. Now known as the Alba Me (for Media Edition), it now features an 1/8” auxiliary input, ten stage dimmable display, larger LED display, and contrasting silicone buttons and non-skid base. Furni does product evolution justice by adding just the right amount of upgrades and improvements without compromising the spirit of the original. Can’t wait to see the next version.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $148.00
Availability: Buy Furni Alba Me Clock here

Source: MocoLoco

Sliced Grandfather Clock

Well, look at this. Back in 2007 when we first posted this clock it was around $80, and now, surprisingly, it costs half of what it once did. How often does that happen? I actually bought this clock for my own home (pictured here) and I still love it.

Update: Kikkerland is now producing the clock and selling it globally, hence the reduced price (it used to be handmade in Vermont). You can read a short interview with Rob Price of Thwart Design over at the Kikkerland Blog.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.95
Available from: mxyplyzyk

Max Bill Wall Clocks

Less is sometimes more. These classic clocks by Swiss industrial designer Max Bill were designed in 1957 and are, quite frankly, timeless. Perfectly proportioned and firmly in the ‘minimal’ category, these clocks tell the time with a quartz clock battery-operated (single AA battery) movement.

Purchase Information:

Price: $380.00
Available from: nova68

Paper Clocks

Modern clocks come in pretty much any shape and size imaginable. These Time Paper clocks depart from the shape of traditional cases in favor of a flattened poster. Stating at $63, they’re a bit pricey for what they are, but hey, how hard could this be to make? Any Japanese readers out there feel free to chime in on some of the product details, I’m not going to trust Google Translate on this one.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $63.00
Availability: Buy Paper Clocks here

Source: Oh Gizmo

Mozia Wall Clocks

These clocks from Diamantini and Domeniconi are made from large, thin aluminium sheets in bold colors. They’re spectacular in a group (as shown above and below), and would create a great focal point for a large wall that needs some oomph. All that said, the different prices from various retailers have my head spinning. I’ve included a few links (below pics) that you might want to reference before purchasing.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $230.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Print-and-fold Vertical Sundial Generator

Cool, you can make your own sundial through this website. With the help of Google maps, you enter in a location and pick a wall of whichever building you’ll hang the sundial on, then simply print out, fold, and hang your custom sundial. It’s free, so there’s no harm in seeing how well it works.

Blink Clock

Inspired by Braille, this clock benefits the Foundation Fighting Blindness. So, you get a nice minimal clock plus the knowledge your money is going towards a good cause.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Botanist

Recycled Clock & Thermometer Classic

Check it, this guy is made from recycled vending machine coffee cups. Apparently the material feels sort of like natural slate and can be used inside or outdoors.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £26.95
Available from: Consortium for Street Chilren Online Shop

Clap on Cube Clock

Yes, it’s a clap-on-clap-off clock. And you thought that particular technology had fallen by the wayside… not so! The LED responds to any sound, so whether you clap or make some other loud noise, the display will be activated. There’s an alarm feature as well, if you need it.

Available in dark and light wood veneer.
Clap your hands to make RED LED time appear.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.99
Available from: UMA

Real Time analog digital clock

If you’ve got $1,275 to spend, listen up. Dutch designer Maarten Baas‘ Real Time exhibition in Milan this past April is now on Blu-Ray*. That’s right, you can now own a 12 hour long movie in which a performer acts out the motion of a digital clock by painting over and wiping off panels of a glass screen.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,275.00
Available from: Moss

To:Ca Mini and 10 Digit Wood Clock

It was impossible not be charmed by the To:Ca Wood Clock when it was first introduced in 2002. After a few years and many many imitations later, designer Kouji Iwasaki has come up with the most obvious solution to refresh the design of the clock: make it available in different sizes. The Mini, as it sounds, measures at 6 inches wide, while the 10 Digit model expands to 15 inches.  The extended width makes room for a calendar, a new feature for the series. It’s also the first model to feature an alarm clock, which of course is an improvement, though you need to have a large enough bedside table that can accomodate it. The 10 Digit sells for $240 and the Mini at $120. I’ve only seen it available at a Japanese retailer, so if you see it anywhere else for sale please chime in below in the comments section.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $240.00
Availability: Buy To:Ca Mini and 10 Digit Wood Clock here

Source: Inventor Spot

Sonic Woodblock Clock

Similar in nature to the TO:CA ‘wood’ LED clock ($150), this clock’s LED time display shows through its wood veneer face. Two speakers at each end ensure you’ll hear your tunes (mp3 player) loud and clear.

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Available from: MoMA Store