I don't know about you but this year seems to have gone by so fast. That is the thing about time, it tick tocks away at what seems like double speed as we go on with our daily lives. This month sees the end of British Summer Time with the clocks going back on the 26 October (a date for your diary). But have you noticed how our humble wall clock has been growing in style while we were not looking? I love the contemporary take on the classics, such as the cuckoo clocks and those that nod to our heritage. Clocks are no longer a practical feature for our walls and sideboards but also a work of art. Got to love the quirky! Our first clock is inspired by our heritage but it is anything but old fashioned. Made from an original Mahogany cased 1940's Galvanometer which uses Nixie tubes to display the time. [caption id="attachment_3490" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Original Steampunk Galvanometer Nixie Clock, Furnish £185.00[/caption] I am wondering whether Great British Bake Off idol, Mary Berry has our next clock decorating her kitchen. The Nextime Chef Clock is an award winning, fun and witty design that makes the perfect gift for any cook! [caption id="attachment_3491" align="aligncenter" width="382"] Nextime Chef Clock, Red Candy £39.00[/caption] A truly unique handmade clock and again made using Nixie tubes but this time housed in an exquisite silver plated case. [caption id="attachment_3492" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Bad Dog Designs Nixie tube clock 'Grace', Furnish £195[/caption] Taken from the idea of model kits, but given a very stylish twist by Karlsson, this quirky clock is a model kit of household items and figures of individuals. As much as you may love the clock, will you be able to resist not popping out each piece? [caption id="attachment_3493" align="aligncenter" width="413"] Karlsson Model Kit Wall Clock, Viva Lagoon £41.00[/caption] Want to become multi-lingual within an hour? OK so it's a little white lie, but this beautiful typographic clock does feature the twelve hours in a textual format in various different languages; English, French, Spanish and Dutch. [caption id="attachment_3494" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Umbra Lingua Black Wall Clock, Red Candy £65.00[/caption] Minimalist If these clocks make too much of a statement for you, how about something a little more minimal? These clocks are designed to be simplistic sophisticated pieces. Designed with the metal of the moment, copper, this black clock is simply gorgeous. [caption id="attachment_3495" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Acctim Copper & Black Wall Clock, Tesco £30[/caption] This clock is perfectly understated, its contemporary design would suit all styles of house. [caption id="attachment_3496" align="aligncenter" width="621"] Dish Clock Blue Grey, DesResDesign £78.00[/caption] This clock takes the minimalist theme to a new level, it's design was inspired by blurred images. [caption id="attachment_3497" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Hazy35 Wall Clock by Leff Amsterdam, Design 55 Interiors £129.00[/caption] Contemporary Cuckoos Now lets get creative! You thought you knew a cuckoo clock, well think again. These clocks have been inspired by the old classic designs to form contemporary designs celebrating the fusion of a bird and its clock. This is a must for all twitchers', your very own Bird Watching Cuckoo Clock! [caption id="attachment_3498" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Bird Watching Cuckoo Clock, Red Candy £40.00[/caption] This bird has flown free and found a lovely perch in this subtle deisgn. [caption id="attachment_3500" align="aligncenter" width="413"] Freebird Clock, DesResDesign £120.00[/caption]
Sleek, minimalist and yet a little fun, this lovely wall clock's woodpecker has a pecking motions against the wooden post.
[caption id="attachment_3501" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Karlsson WoodPecker Wall Clock, Viva Lagoon £95[/caption]A true contemporary cuckoo clock in wonderfully bright colours. The traditional functionality remains the same but its chic design is perfectly on trend. [caption id="attachment_3502" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Diamantini & Domeniconi Icona 225 Clock, Occa-Home £204[/caption] Touchy Feely You don't expect to think of clocks as touchy feel but these luscious textured designs would be the perfect edition to any room. Bring together the talents of an industrial and a fashion designer and their creation is a wonderfully snuggly knitted clocked. It may not be your first choice to keep you warm this winter but it will add some warmth to your home. [caption id="attachment_3503" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Gomitolo Knitted Clock, Furnish £220[/caption] Another soft tactile piece is this striking Orange Felt Clock. [caption id="attachment_3504" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Orange Felt Clock, Viva Lagoon £119[/caption] Although time is ticking away, we couldn't end without a our final burst of inspiration for where you Eat Sleep Live. Eat [caption id="attachment_3505" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Multi Colour Utensils Clock, Red Candy £26.00[/caption] Sleep [caption id="attachment_3506" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Scribble Clock, RED5 £11.95[/caption] Live [caption id="attachment_3507" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Karlsson London Skyline Wall Panel Clock, Red Candy £49.50[/caption]