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Compared with other 12th-century inventions—glass mirrors, movable type, restaurant menus—clocks still inspire an astonishing amount of design innovation. Luckily, their size and price make them the perfect medium for décor experimentation. Monica Khemsurov

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For a small alarm clock (it's only 2.3 inches square), the 2.5R Analog is capable of penetrating even the deepest sleep haze, thanks to a neon-green case and exaggerated hands. Another detail: It's sculpted to fit perfectly in your palm.
2.5R Analog Alarm Clock by Plus­minuszero, $69

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Up-and-coming French craftsman Cédric Ragot's bell-shaped Mantel Dome is an ode to the carriage clock, the glass-encased portable timepiece that 19th-century somebodies like Jules Verne took on their travels.
Mantel Dome by Cédric Ragot for Innermost, $228

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Photograph courtesy of Innermost

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Known for making organic, craft-inspired forms—like a quilted stool—feel modern, Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk first hand-stitched this clock out of fabric and then cast it in porcelain, creating a curiously wrinkly, cushioned effect.
Soft Clock by Kiki van Eijk for Moooi, price on request

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Photograph courtesy of super-orange.com

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There's something nostalgic about the Big City clock, with its Wall Street styling and four time-zone displays. It's one of the hippest offerings from the Dutch company NeXtime, which produces every kind of timepiece imaginable.
Big City wall clock by NeXtime for Habitat, $70

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Photograph courtesy of Habitat

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