Home Design: Happy Hour
The time has come for a fresh way to watch the clock in 2010.
Perhaps 2009 found you strapped for time, in a rush or always running late. Luckily, the new year allows us to revamp, reinvent and reset. Start with one of these wall clocks, any of which would make a smart addition to any room of the house. Or hang one at the office and never be late to a meeting again. There is a style, color and price to suit any de?cor or budget—and because wall-mounted clocks are as decorative as they are useful, they’re a home accessory that stands the test of time.
This George Nelson reproduction uses birch plywood, lacquered metal and a botanical muse to create a clock as stunning today as it was when Nelson first crafted it in the 1950s.
Sunflower Clock, $1,085, Design Within Reach, Central West End, 314.361.1701.
A modern take on the classic German cuckoo clock marks the hour without the silly bird noises—keep time and your sanity.
Contemporary Wooden Cuckoo, $59, UMA, Downtown, 314.241.9990.
With bold Roman numerals, antiqued patina and a working brass pendulum, this clock— based on the design of a
late 19th-century original— transports you to London’s bustling Kensington Station.
London Rail Clock, $229-$299, Restoration Hardware, Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, 314.863.7566.
This timekeeper—reminiscent of the classic, straightforward versions found in our childhood classrooms—uses the radio signal from the National Atomic Clock to automatically set the time. It’s accurate to within one second per year, power outages be damned.
Atomic Analog Wall Clock, $29.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Brentwood, 314.961.4900.
Sleek aluminum minute and hour hands and three-dimensional numerals on a carbon-colored face make for a minimalist and masculine timepiece at a can’t-beat price.
Raised Number Wall Clock, $39.95, Crate & Barrel, Richmond Heights, 314.725.6380.
London Rail clock
Atomic Analog wall clock
London Rail clock
Raised Number wall clock
Photo credit: Photos courtesy of the retail stores and product manufacturers.