Text by Emma Orlow, AD Clever
In the age of the iPhone, a wall clock sorta seems like a relic. Like, when's the last time you wore a watch? (Apple watches don't count!) But at the end of a long day, when your eyes are tired from looking at various screens, glancing up at an analogue clock could be a welcome respite and relief, especially if it's unapologetically quirky. We're even willing to bet that one of these kooky design clocks—whether it's shaped like eyes or details the history of modern art—will make you want to check the time . . . so much so that you might actually be punctual for once.
Wilderness Bodies specializes in inlayed epoxy home goods, from dining tables to clocks. This speckled primary-colour dream is made of corian. Each symbol on the clock is used to represent corresponding numbers (three is a triangle, the six is six bricks, and so on) Shop now: Clock by Wilderness Bodies, $200, fredericksandmae.com
We can all agree eggs are the superior breakfast food, right? And if you’re not a morning person, perhaps looking at this wall clock—while you make fried eggs, of course—will bring joy to an otherwise dreary routine. Shop now: Fried Egg Wall Clock by Yayvm, $46, etsy.com
Nathalie du Pasquier and George Sowden are the masters of Memphis, and this clock doesn’t disappoint. Why not invest in a piece of iconic design that’s ultrafunctional? Shop now: Memphis Clock with Orange Marble Effect by Nathalie du Pasquier and George Sowden, $3,200, 1stdibs.com
Travis Swinford is a graphic designer by trade and has recently been applying his skill set to a line of clocks. They kind of remind us of Pokémon. Shop now: Eye Clock by Travis Swinford, $64, travisswinford.com
What would a survey of kooky clocks be without a good history lesson? This one by Donald Seitz has chalkboard-style drawings of Rembrandt, Picasso, and Dalí that we love. (Although we can’t help but wonder why no women artists were included.) History of Art Wall Clock by Donald Seitz, $48, store.moma.org
Feature Image: Courtesy of Etsy