When I was growing up, my parents kept the wall clock in the kitchen/breakfast area 15 minutes fast in order to rally the four children (including me) to wake up, get dressed, have a bite to eat and head out the door for school, church, piano lessons, sporting events and more — and to be there on time. Even though we knew we were 15 minutes ahead of schedule, something about that clock's hands not being in the "right" place made us move.
Remembering the clock just recently made think: Even though it did its job, it was so plain.
Today's options are contemporary and modern, fun and whimsical, artistic and statement-making and, of course, tried-and-true classic. Whether for the kitchen, living room, tabletop or even outdoors, a special clock is waiting for you.
And you don't have to set it 15 minutes ahead — but you can, if you want.
Peruse through CultureMap's selections for a peek at what's out there.
New from West Elm, battery-operated Parsons clocks in mother of pearl, from left, bone inlay and herringbone, 12 inches square, $99.