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Mother Nature meets Father Time
The time is now to invest in one of these 11 eco-timepieces for the home.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 5:09 PM
A wise woman named Madonna once said: “Time goes by … so slowly.” I don’t know how I can help you make time go any faster so below are a few recommendations in how to make it go by a bit greener.
Every home has a clock — from heirloom cuckoos to super-mod LED objects d’art to the time display on your microwave — and if yours doesn’t then you’ve got a whole other set of problems.
If you’re on the market for a brand new one, I recommend going the vintage route. If you must go brand new, check out these options made from a variety of sustainable materials, an always-popular modern LED model, a solar powered model from the UK, and a clock powered by, umm, mud. And if the suspense is killing you, yes, there is a FSC wooden cuckoo clock on the list.
Bamboo Desk Clock by Yusuke Tsujita @ MoMA Store
Fan Clock by Michael Whitney @ Spring
Modern Baby Clock – Bear by Decoylab @ Supermarket
Circuitboard Clock by Geekware @ Geekware
Vintage 45rpm Clock by Vinylux @ Elsewares
Timeless Garden Mud-powered Clock by Francesco Castiglione Morelli & Tommaso Ceschi (concept only)
FSC Plywood Cuckoo Clock by Osian Batyka-Wiliams @ Bouf
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