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This Minimalistic Clock Is Also Your Handy Emergency Preparedness Kit

You need a clock and you need some sort of survival kit in your home for peace of mind. With that in mind, you can either get a sleek clock and a separate survival kit, or you could look to KGC Life Clock Disaster Preparation Clock Kit as a (stylish) two-in-one solution. Designed by Seoul-based industrial design studio, SWNA (formerly SWBK), Life Clock is both a minimalist clock and also a survival kit. In short, Life Clock is a functional time-telling device that could also save your life in time of a disaster. The obvious boon about this is, you have the kit right in plain sight while not actually being an eyesore. Seriously, we can’t see how is it not brilliant. Continue reading This Minimalistic Clock Is Also Your Handy Emergency Preparedness Kit

Design Studio Turns Playful Design Of Foil Balloons Into A Clock That Pops

If like your clock to pop and fun at the same time, well then, you gotta check out the Aria Balloon Clock conceived by Seoul-based industrial design studio Heart Storming Design. As the product name suggests, the clock is inspired by fun, playful characteristics of Mylar foil balloons. What’s brilliant about this clock is the clever use of the natural wrinkles found on the balloon as the hour markers. The ‘inflated’ clear bubble that represents one side of the balloon serves as an attractive ‘cover’ to the clock, opening up an unhindered view to the oversized hour and minute hands even from afar. I must say, that’s an absolutely refreshing change to the norm where clocks are usually are flat in design no matter what forms they took on. Continue reading Design Studio Turns Playful Design Of Foil Balloons Into A Clock That Pops

MB&F’s Octopus-inspired Table Clock Is Really More Akin To A Robotic Spider

MB&F, AKA Maximilian Busser and Friends, has come a long way. It has progressed from making exotic watches to, in recent years, exquisite clocks that were pretty much out of this world. The Octopod is the luxury watch brand’s latest table clock that will leave sci-fi fans drooling all over. Assuming the form of a robotic octopus (hence, Octopod), the Octopod was a co-creation with L’Epée 1839 and features deep sea technology like the bathysphere (that’s a deep sea, spherical submersible, if you don’t already know) inspired by the late eighties sci-fi/horror flick, The Abyss (1989, 20th Century Fox) and it boasts no less than 468 fine-finished components behind the newly developed eight-day movement by L’Epée 1839 that makes it ticks. Impressive. Continue reading MB&F’s Octopus-inspired Table Clock Is Really More Akin To A Robotic Spider

The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock Is One For The Halloween

As if cuckoo clock itself isn’t spooky enough, the guys at Bradford Exchange has made it even more spookier with an iteration based on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. So, yeah. What you have here is a Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas cuckoo clock, officially licensed, of course, and you know what I think? I think the marriage between the celebrated creepy animation and cuckoo clock is a match made in the deepest pit of hell. Which means, it made for the perfect addition to your Halloween decor. I see no other way of recreating a spookier atmosphere than having a clock playing back This is Halloween, accompanied by Zero, Jack’s faithful ghost dog, popping in and out of the doors atop of the Town Hall at every strike of the hour. Continue reading The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock Is One For The Halloween

Look Ma, No Hands: The Light Clock Tells Time With 120 LEDs

Don’t worry. The Light Clock does not rely on the sun to tell time. In fact, it is the opposite. It has no hands, no dial or whatsoever. Instead, it uses 120 individual LEDs, each with the ability to display over 16 million colors, to shed light on the time, like literally. This is how it works: to create the essential hour and minute hands, The Light Clock projects two different colors of light. You have the call in deciding what color goes to the hour and minute. The lights emitted form two segments on the clock’s circumference and on the wall, thus allowing you to tell the time. Continue reading Look Ma, No Hands: The Light Clock Tells Time With 120 LEDs

You Can Snooze the Retro Alarm Clock Radio’s Alarm by Waving Over it

We are way into 2015 and as far as being futuristic is concerned, we are far from it, but there is at least one item you could own that would help inch closer to a high-tech, futuristic living and that’s the Retro Alarm Clock Radio by Electrohome. While digital display clad in a retro design looks seemingly today, gesture control to activate the night light and to snooze the alarm does sound a little more, well, futuristic, if not by a lot. Inspired by dual bell-equipped retro clock, Retro Alarm Clock Radio has a pair of LED lights where the bell ringers supposed to be. These lights serve as a handy nightlight, which you can turn on and off just by waving over the clock. The same gesture can also use to activate the snooze feature for times when you need an extra five minutes. Continue reading You Can Snooze the Retro Alarm Clock Radio’s Alarm by Waving Over it

MB&F Has a Clock That Uses Soviet-made Nixie Tubes to Tell Time

Nixie tubes, aka cold cathode displays, were what folks use when LCD and LED haven’t been invented. Much like incandescent bulbs, they are beautiful, but not quite efficient. Despite so, we have seen them put to good use in clocks even till today. You can even DIY one yourself if you want to, but nothing will be comparable to what MB&F and Frank Buchwald has came up with: the MB&F Nixie Machine. So what the heck is a Nixie Machine? Well, its an pretty over-the-top clock that uses Nixie tubes to present you with hours, minutes, and seconds, or day, month, and year in date mode. So, yes. It is a clock, which is somewhat related to what’s MB&F is doing. At least, it is closer relation to its field than a music box, right? Anywho, that’s what set this forward thinking luxury timepiece maker apart from its competitions: It has the spirit of innovations and has no qualms in taking on projects outside of its comfort zone. Continue reading MB&F Has a Clock That Uses Soviet-made Nixie Tubes to Tell Time

JBL Horizon Clock Radio Lets You Wake Up to the Music on Your Smartphone

If you love to wake up to the sound of music, then we think the JBL Horizon Clock Radio might be of an interest to you. In addition to waking up to the ever annoying traditional buzzer (which nobody likes, btw) or JBL original digital alarm tones, you can choose to wake up to the FM station of your choice or even music from your smartphone. Whichever sound you choose, your waking moments will be accompanied ambient glow of LED lights that serve to wake you up gently. The JBL Horizon Clock Radio is JBL’s modern take of what a clock radio should be. In fact, it is more than just a clock and a radio. It is also a Bluetooth speaker that allows you to stream your favorite tunes from any Bluetooth sources, delivering room-filling JBL stereo sound – all packed into a super sleek, compact device measuring 6.3″ x 7.2″ x 3.4″ (160mm x 183mm x 86mm). Continue reading JBL Horizon Clock Radio Lets You Wake Up to the Music on Your Smartphone

You Can Tell The Time Of 24 Cities Just By Rolling This World Clock

to know the time of different countries is as easy as firing up the browser and Google it, but if you are more of style-conscious person or simply want a quick answer, then we believe that this 11+ World Clock designed by cloudandco might just tickle your fancy. sticking the design ethos of creating valuable experience and timeless design, the World Clock takes on a minimalist approach, featuring a single tone look with embossed time scale on the clock face and on the peripheral, debossed with the name of the 24 cities. to tell the time of other cities, all you have to do is roll the clock to the desire city marked on the side of the clock. upon releasing the clock, it will immediately transition back to the local time and that’s all there is to it. rolling. it is so simple that the 11+ World Clock could very well be the most simple and quickest world time clock ever conceived. Continue reading You Can Tell The Time Of 24 Cities Just By Rolling This World Clock

Perspective Clocks by Studio Ve

allow your perspective of time to change throughout the day – literally, with the Perspective Clocks by Studio Ve. these contemporary and artistic clocks are anything but ordinary and they represents a much profound philosophy then just merely a decor piece or time telling device. the team behind the Perspective Clocks, Studio Ve, wanted to create a series of clocks that “reflects the different ways that people deal with the issues they encounter in their everyday lives” and hence the use of simple geometrics and lines for the clock’s hands to create the effect of changing perspective. this clever use of geometry and lines result in the clock hands appearing differently when view at different time of the day and also where you stand when viewing it. Continue reading Perspective Clocks by Studio Ve