My Stepfather was a photographer when I was growing up, and consequently I spent a good deal of time in the darkroom of our local newspaper. They had these fantastic glow in the dark timers to keep track of film processing (ohh the good old days) that looked exactly like this one from Kikkerland. While this one seemingly lacks glowing parts, it is magnetic which makes it easy to stick on your fridge, and it's only 1" thin.
I always like a good clock, and the minimalist in me really really likes a good white clock. The Modern Numbers Clock by uncommon is a simple recipe for success. Take a plain white face, laser engrave some neutraface numbers into it, add a chunky set of aluminum hands and prosper. Also available in poppy red, chartreuse, and ash grey.
A modern take on the classic mantle clock, the "Really Simple Clock" from design group Thelermont Hupton is made of bent Beech ply and powder coated aluminum. This minimal timepiece is available for a cool $100 from A+R Store.
Why 'Twice Twice', exactly? Well, each side of this minimalist time-telling beauty has its own clock face, which you can set to different times (or the same, you know, if you're OCD or something... or normal). It can also be mounted to the wall railway-style or set vertically on a flat surface. Two position options and, essentially, two clocks: Twice Twice! The "dot" part is pretty self-explanatory, right?
Looking for something a little bit different in a wall clock? This Twemco Perpetual wall clock takes some obvious cues from the wrist watch world and incorporates an easy to read date at the top. The combination of white with red and black accents is classic and would fit right in any modern interior.
The mother of all wall clocks is here (well, almost - it ships in October)! The 4th Dimension Clock is made to order, by hand, from solid concrete and is intended to represent the relation between time and space. Pretty lofty stuff, eh?
Available from MollaSpace.
Part alarm clock, part iPhone dock, this handsome beech wood number from Jonas Damon certainly is clever. Extra bonus? The alarm clock app is free with purchase.
Located in downtown Toronto, Offcutstudio is the workshop of craftsman, Cameron MacLean. He uses local and exotic offcut woods, sourced from a local woodshop to create one of a kind creations like the solid maple clock, cherry wood lint remover, and wood and enamel vases. Everything is hand made, and reasonably priced.
This absolutely brilliant iPhone charger/alarm hub is, well, absolutely brilliant. With obvious inspiration taken from the toaster the Day Maker "..lets you know it’s time to rise and shine with a little added spring from your phone alarm. And if you’re not quite ready to face the day, snooze on effortlessly by pushing your little slice of digital heaven back into its tray." Yes please, I'll take one. No word on pricing or production yet, but rumor is that it may be heading to Kickstarter.
A spot of beech, a pop of color, and everything is right with the world. At least, everything is right in the world of modern wall clocks, which I guess you can't really complain about. Right? Right.
I'm an avid "iPhone as an alarm clock" kind of guy, so it's nice to see that there are some options out there besides the standard issue. One of the newest on the block is the Hip Clock. It does all the things a good alarm app should do, plus it looks pretty. There is a classic analogue interface (shown above) or a flip clock or digital clock version. My favorite feature? Shake it to turn on the flashlight. Brilliant. All it is missing is a nice wooden stand to go on. I'm thinking something like this one I saw at ICFF.
It seems most people just use their cell phones these days (guilty as charged!), but if you're looking for an actual alarm clock for your bedside table this solid aluminum number may be the way to go. Available in three colors (black, white, or red), this glass-faced alarm is beautifully understated and perfectly minimal. Designed by Jasper Morrison for Punkt.
While my iPhone seems to be doing pretty good job of dragging me out of bed in the mornings, I have to admit that the looks of this Safe Travel Clock by Lexan are pretty enticing. It's more than just good looks too. This bamboo and bioplastic alarm clock will run of batteries or solar power, making it the perfect travel companion.
We love a good clock here at GRM and this solid-wood number from Off Cut Studio has us sitting up in our seats! According to designer and craftsman Cameron MacLean, this minimal time piece is based off a vintage design from Russia. Though we have a soft spot for Walnut, it's also available in Cherry, Maple, and White Oak.
I spotted this clock in the most recent issue of Dwell... and then I spotted the price. Only $26? Sold!
Made from bent powder-coated steel and available in yellow, red, or blue.