Who needs a traditional alarm clock anymore? Seriously? I haven't used mine in years and my smart phone is not prone to sudden power outages. I was going to get rid of mind, but then I got nostalgic: alarm clocks might just be a relic from the past worth holding onto.
Do you or your child wear eyeglasses? Or are you just a hipster? Whatever the case, you might enjoy some room decor featuring glasses. It's a fun departure from some of the more common and traditional room motifs, and if your child does wear glasses, it can be a celebration of their individuality.
Daylight savings time is ending this coming weekend, and the best news is that we gain an extra hour of sleep. Computerized clocks like the ones on our phones, tablets, or computers now make the time change automatically, but it is still nice to have an old fashioned analog clock in the home.
I've got two problems with kids' clocks right now. The first is that my 10-year-old is getting to the point where he needs his own alarm clock to wake up; I think he should be starting to be responsible for getting up on his own. The second is that my 7-year-old has taken to waking up between 4am and 5am, calling my husband into his room, and asking him, "How long 'til morning?" Neither of my kids currently has a lighted clock in his room; they both have analog clocks that they can't see in the dark. So I'm on a quest to find a clocks that light up and that can serve as alarms. Here's what I've found so far:
Skateboards and skateboard art have made a big comeback in recent years. A trademark of relaxed southern California style, these skateboard decks will give spaces the look of easy cool. Ranging from benches, shelves and wall decor to even clocks and iPhone speakers, the products featured here are only a few examples of skateboard products handmade by artisans.
You can't really celebrate color without celebrating that iconic representation of the multiplicity of colors, the rainbow. But while the traditional ROYGBIV rainbow reminds me of unicorns and the 80s, taking a slightly different angle on the rainbow results in some great modern decor — for kids and grown-ups alike.
The three-day weekend is here! Although Labor Day usually heralds the start of fall, fight it off for a few more days with these fun and bright projects. Some simply give you inspiration for what to do with a paintbrush, and others are fresh, new ideas for home decor DIYs.
Designer Finn Magee plays tricks on the eyes with humorous glee, flattening the common alarm clock into 2-dimensional wall art, yet retaining all of its function (and the cord), part of a series of flattened plugged-in devices with a dimension subtracted for delightful trompe-l'œil effect.
In the days before my smartphone became such a big part of my life, I relied on an alarm clock. I went through a number of clocks, but those days have long passed since getting an iPhone; I just use the Alarm app now. However, considering all these concerns, maybe an alarm clock was the better and more aesthetic choice? I'm not 100% sure yet whether I want to go back to an alarm clock or just switch to a new app, as there are certainly pros and cons with each...
Introduced last year under the direction of Makus Orthey, senior designer at Braun, and winner of the Red dot award for product design, the rounded corners digital table clock offers an easy to read LCD screen illuminated with blue LED backlighting, alongside alarm/snooze functions and an AM/FM/ radio. And no need to change the time while traveling, local time is automatically set utilizing global radio frequencies specific to regions, making this clock equally suited for the bedside table or in the travel bag for global excursions.