This Digital Sundial Tracks the Sun Through a Laser-Cut Cube

Sure, sundials are totally impractical in the age of precise atomic clocks, but this digital sundial cube is still the coolest. Made out of 59 plates of metal cut to match the angle of the sun at different times of the day, the Sun Cube casts a dot-matrix number to mark each hour. » 3/17/14 5:20pm 3/17/14 5:20pm

18 Amazing Art Deco Clocks From a Futuristic Past

Among the many material forms of Art Deco—from buildings to furniture to cars—clocks somehow seem to make the best use of the machine-age motifs that make the style so wonderful. Feverish geometric forms, mind-bending symmetry, high-contrast colors, modern and ancient materials combined with ticking mechanics and… » 1/21/13 10:50am 1/21/13 10:50am

Go Green With The Sprout Biodegradable Watch

Watches are one accessory that's crying out for some green love. They're worn daily, changed often and killed frequently with an accidental bump. Sprout understands and has developed a line of fashionable timepieces that can be tossed away without remorse. » 7/20/11 10:13pm 7/20/11 10:13pm

Mr. Bump Is an Alarm Clock You Love to Hate

Ahh, alarm clocks. They are modern-day torture devices designed to interrupt a peaceful slumber. Some make it difficult like Tocky which runs away when it goes off. Others like the classic Mr. Bump help you vent your frustration at having to get up so early. » 6/28/11 8:52pm 6/28/11 8:52pm

iLive's Clock Dock Camouflages iPhones and Displays the Time

Naturally you'll need to download the free iLive app to make this clock dock actually work visually. With dual alarms to wake you after your slumber, it comes with a remote too—all for $50. [iLive via 7Gadgets via OhGizmo] » 6/13/11 8:00am 6/13/11 8:00am

Nooka Wants to Strap an Oversized Watch Onto Your Wall and Call It a…

Nooka's got grand ideas of creating clocks to adorn your wall, to match your watch. They need some help getting the cash together to make them a reality though, so have turned to Kickstarter-like Ckie for raising the funds. » 5/25/11 5:00am 5/25/11 5:00am

Watch The Aqua Clock Fill Up and Drain Away Your Day

Bored with the old minute and hour hands? Looking for a challenge when it comes to the simple task of telling the time? Well, good luck figuring the hour of the day with Designer Branislav Sipka's Aqua Clock. » 5/10/11 3:20pm 5/10/11 3:20pm

Tell the Time While Pretending This Clock is a Solar Eclipse

I don't know about you, but I love solar eclipses. Only problem is, you can't look at them directly—or shouldn't, anyway. There are none of those rules with Cauca's Eclipsion clock though, which mimics solar eclipses with the positioning of the "hands." The clock costs $80, with $18 of shipping on top too. [Cauca via … » 5/05/11 1:40pm 5/05/11 1:40pm

This Alarm Won't Scare You out of Bed in the Morning

When it comes to alarm clocks, there's definitely no shortage. But one commonality amongst almost all alarms is that they are annoying. The Acoustic Alarm, however, takes a new approach to the wake-up call. » 4/29/11 7:20pm 4/29/11 7:20pm

The Spire Clock Folds and Unfolds Like a Japanese Fan To Let You Know…

The Spire Clock is yet another quirky timekeeper that puts some charm back into the humdrum task of telling time. Essentially, the clock is an asymmetrical Japanese fan. » 3/19/11 12:00am 3/19/11 12:00am

What's the Time on Saturn, Mr. Wolf?

Instead of tossing out his junk components, one man decided to make a clock with a difference: it tells the time on the various planets, not just Earth. So we now know the time on Jupiter, but the reason we'd want to know it is somewhere out there in the ether... » 2/22/11 1:40pm 2/22/11 1:40pm

What Is This Cruel and Unusual Torture Instrument?

Inspired by Thomas Edison, designer David Krawczyk created an ancient-looking alarm clock (ten points to the man in the back, well done!) with light bulbs that glow when stuck into the desired wake-up time. Tremendously nerdy "fun." [Coroflot via Walyou] » 1/25/11 4:40pm 1/25/11 4:40pm

Magnetic Tape Clock Beats Hard Drives Hands Down

There are many hard drive clocks, but this is the first time I saw a magnetic tape one. It's prettier than the hard drives, that's for sure. These 7 inches of pure retro joy can be yours for $29. [Etsy] » 12/27/10 11:00pm 12/27/10 11:00pm

These Dominoes Aren't for Toppling Over—They Tell the Time

Leave the domino effect to books, people, and well, real dominoes. In Carbon Design's Domino Clock, the black dots silently switch to white dots to indicate the time, functioning similar to a digital clock (except with oversized dominoes). » 12/14/10 11:20pm 12/14/10 11:20pm

The Da Vinci Alarm Clock Will Wake You Up Six Times A Day

Leonardo Da Vinci supposedly kept a polyphasic sleep schedule—that means that he took 30 minute naps after each 3.5 hours—and that might've been the secret behind his productivity. This concept clock could help you do the same. » 10/28/10 10:20pm 10/28/10 10:20pm

Spin Time Instead of Records On This Old Turntable

Etsy seller Pixelthis is doing a mean trade in clocks, some of which are the usual hard-drives you've seen before, but there are a few nice turntables too, like this subtle Sanyo and an ultra-retro 1960s one. [Etsy via BB-Blog] » 10/19/10 11:40am 10/19/10 11:40am

Is This a Clock, or a Concrete Jet Engine?

I hope the concrete isn't heavy enough that it'd rip the nail right out of its hole, because this "4th dimension clock," as its Taiwanese designers named it, is going straight to my living room wall. [Designboom] » 10/08/10 10:00am 10/08/10 10:00am

Wake Up On Time Or This Alarm Clock Will Fling Balls At Your Face

I adore this concept design. It's basically an alarm clock which flings a ball at your face before going off. In order to make the noise stop, you have to find the ball and put it back where it belongs. » 9/28/10 12:40am 9/28/10 12:40am