This wooden clock is great. It's in the style of the ones you remember hanging over the chalkboard in your middle school classrooms, but the two-toned wooden design makes it fresh and modern.
It's $95 from the MoMa Store, and it's kind of the perfect ticker because it's so simple and clean. It's also easy to read, which never hurts. You could easily put this in any room, regardless of the decor. [MoMa Store]