Wall Clocks

Recycled Moon, Thermometer and Time Clock

If you sell seashells by the seashore, you’d do well to have a clock that keeps track of the tide. This recycled (made from vending machine coffee cups) clock has temperature and time as well, so you’ll have all the information you need when you set out. Weather proof.


Purchase Information:

Price: $48.15
Available from: ashortwalk

One45 Wall Clock

Perhaps this would be a not-so-subtle reminder to be on time, either for yourself or for a loved one (because at that price you aren’t going to buy it for a coworker). At almost 18 inches wide, it would be hard to ignore, and with convex glass and a slim appearance, it is definitely easy to admire.

Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Available from: shopHORNE.com

Chalkboard Kitchen Clock

So, take note that ‘kitchen’ is in the title of this clock. We can all probably agree it’s a more casual item intended for use as a little family message center rather than an timepiece meant for a super modern sleek living area. It used to be $248 (yeesh!) but now has the slightly friendlier price tag of $99.95. It’s chalkboard, so of course you can write in your own numbers or notes, but what particularly stands out is it has two pullout holders for the chalk and eraser, making sure the tools are hidden yet at-the-ready.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Available from: Terrain

Weather Master Wall Clock

Whenever it rains (as it is now) the thought of a hygrometer comes to mind, as if I’d actually pay attention to the humidity levels. If you’re more committed to understanding weather pattens than I, perhaps you’d use a combination thermometer and hygrometer wall clock? It’s not water proof (pity), so do be careful about where you place it… perhaps a covered patio area or porch? There’s also a few variations in color and design (see below).

Purchase Information:

Price: $47.78

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Available from: Amazon

4th Dimension Concrete Clock

It’s fair to say that there aren’t many clocks made of concrete. Though this particular hand made wall clock is striking in its choice of materials, I wonder just how heavy it is and what would be the means of securing it to the wall. The play of light and shadow would be interesting as it changes with time, for sure.

Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Available from: MollaSpace

Moon Clock

I realize I have a predilection for home accessories that would fit in a seven or eight year old kid’s room (see newly posted Ohoy wallpaper, and bltd tag: moon, just to name a couple of examples), and that’s probably why I can’t ignore this moon clock*. It’s glow-in-the-dark, of course, and was designed using 65 different actual photographs of the moon. It’s a shame those clips are there at the edges, but maybe one could ignore them, as they are rather small.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Icon Clock

Time for an update to this 2008 post… we featured it more than three years ago, and as usual, the link and price has changed. Compact and minimal, the Icon clock can hang on the wall or be propped up on a desktop or nightstand.

Available in Black, White, Green or Pink.
Materials: ABS resin
By & design for Takumi Project.
Approx. 3.5″ x 3.5″ x .75″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Available from: Omoi Zakka Shop

Twice Twice Dot Clock

This new clock by Jonas Damon is a modern interpretation of the two-sided railway station clock. You can wall mount it on its side or have it free-standing (shown below). Take note of the ship date though, unfortunately you’ll have to wait until the end of October.

Purchase Information:

Price: $170.00
Available from: Areaware

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).


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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Areaware

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.


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.


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.