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“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” Benjamin Franklin once said. In 1784, after noticing an earlier dose of daylight in the fall, he proposed ringing church bells and firing canons to wake up Parisians at sunrise so they could take advantage of every bit of sunshine. (Can you imagine that wake-up call? Yikes.)

Lest you rise late for Sunday brunch or worship, remember, before you tuck in for the night, to set your clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time (unless you’re in Arizona and Hawaii, those holdouts). And if the only clocks you are changing are the digital ones on your microwave or stove, let these quirky and modern takes on time trackers inspire you to incorporate some functional and fabulous clock decor in your life.

Graham and Green Printed Paper ClockGraham and Green

Circus Cuckoo ClockBarbero Design

1stdibs Funky Clocks With Hands Feet

1st Dibs Rustic Clock With Hands

1stdibs

Contemporary Minimalist Grandfather ClocksTiuku Standing Clock

Unica Home Round Time Wall Clockrnd_time clock

The clock below may require some explanation. German designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen created this knitting clock to give a physical representation to the passing of time. After 365 days, the clock will have produced a seven foot scarf knitted from 100 percent alpaca yarn. I’d count down the days for that.

Siren Elise Wilhelmsen 365 Clock

Want to see more cool clocks? Visit these Design Happens posts by featured bloggers Jeanine Hays and Erin Loechner. Oh, and remember, while you’re changing your clocks, now is the ideal time to install new batteries in your smoke detectors, and make sure your fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors work properly. Happy spring!

8 Responses

  1. pixelecho69 says:

    I think I only like the Graham and Green It's very elegant and the Barbero Design would go great in a child's room.

  2. The morons really think they "gain" an hour. The sun doesn't care what your clock says. There is the same amount of daylight period. Only now, it's darker in the morning. Save energy? Give me a break.

  3. Melody says:

    OK. So what I'm really interested in is the blue chair in the Graham & Green photo. Can you tell where to find one like it?

  4. GardenTwist says:

    That RND Time Clock is so cool!

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