Apple Lacquer Clock would be super perfect for the kitchen, or a classroom for that matter. 2. The classic Kit-Kat. We had one of these when I was growing up. Love it. 3. Helvetica Clock by Richard Shed Studio. There was a limited number of these produced, so I'm not sure we could get our hands on one if we tried. Fingers crossed that promoting it will make them more readily available. 4. Vitra's Zoo Timers go back to 1965. The George Nelson designs have become a modern classic, and fit well with the current trend toward neon. 5. Who could compile a list of clocks for kids a leave off the cuckoo? This colorful one strikes a nice balance between traditional and playful. Sadly in our open plan space, it would likely drive me cuckoo! The kids would love it though.