Friday, March 11, 2011
Analog clocks are beautiful. They don't just tell time, they show its passing. -- Shannon Taylor, commenting on an Apartment Therapy post entitled Wall Clocks: Ubiquitous Relics?
For those who still like to have clocks - rather than always relying on computers and such for checking the time - there are some lovely wall clocks to consider.
Let's look at just the simple, round, easy-to-read wall clock - and the many ways some designers have made them interesting. We can start with the plywood clock by Lemnos, designed by Moritoyshi, and available from Emmo Home and Canoe. [via Better Living Through Design]
This clock, made of beechwood, was "designed and made by Barnaby Tuke in collaboration with Studio Special." [via Switched On Set]
Thomas Kent clocks are made of hand painted cast plaster, and come in quite a range of colors. You can get them here and here - and many other places.
Vincent and Jessie Leman of Uncommon make some very cool clocks, too. [via Apartment Therapy]
I've long admired the Mondaine Swiss Railway watch - but Mondaine also makes a wall clock with the same design. It's available at the MoMA Store and the London Transport Museum. [via Better Living Through Design]
Finally, for something very different, here's a giant clock sticker that comes with battery-operated hands that you attach to the wall after applying the sticker.
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