(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

As a person who is admittedly late for just about everything (my own wedding was the notable exception), I couldn't help but laugh when a friend sent me the link to this clock today. I am in the market for a new kitchen clock, and suspect that if nothing else, this piece would make me smile as I dash out the door.

This battery-operated wall clock measures 24"W x 24"D x 3"H and is made from cork wrapped around MDF. Though the $100 price tag is more than I typically spend on a clock, I suspect there are folks in my life who would think it money well spent. If you have a friend or family member who is always running late, this might be a great inspiration for a DIY gift for the holidays- the cost of the materials is probably less than $25, and the message, of course, is priceless!