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Mother Nature meets Father Time: 2012 edition
Did you spend a few moments on Sunday grudgingly setting your clock back an hour? Find that you're ready for a new one? Consider one of these 10 eye-catching, time-keeping home accessories.
Sun, Nov 04, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Well, it looks like a circa-1989 Cher
got her wish this past weekend with the conclusion of daylight saving time
across the U.S. (minus gleefully DST-free Arizona, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) and numerous other countries. This, of course, can only mean that I'm back with another edition of "Mother Nature meets Father Time," my annual roundup of standout, mostly sustainable timepieces for the home. Because really, nothing helps beat the crippling malaise that comes along with the sun setting before 5 p.m. than buying a fancy new clock.
Like my 2010
installments of "Mother Nature meets Father Time," the clocks I’ve assembled are predominately — but not exclusively — handcrafted, some from an eclectic assortment of recycled materials including vending machine coffee cups (number four) and vinyl records (numbers one and five).
As for me, I'm totally off the annoying clock-adjusting hook until power returns within the next 10 days to my hard-hit-by-Sandy Brooklyn neighborhood
(fingers crossed). Seriously, returning to my apartment to see a flashing red digital "12:00" on my oven console or my LED bedside clock is something I've been thinking wistfully about during my week-long-and-counting displacement. It's the little things.
Recycled Vinyl Moose Clock by NotByLaser @ Etsy
Woodland Clock in Ebony by Kreetco Design @ Supermarket
4th Dimension Concrete Clock by 22DesignStudio @ Mollaspace
Flat Life Clock by Finn Magee @ Areaware
($150 -ships 11/14)
Unique Paper Wall Clock by Shannybeebo @ Etsy
Huntington Sky Reclaimed Wood Clock @ Bambeco
Wood Panel Cuckoo Clock by Decoylab @ Supermarket
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