Quirky Item of the Week: Melting Clock

(Image Credit: ThinkGeek)

(Image Credit: ThinkGeek)

In the modern world, try as you might, you’ll never get away from time. It’s everywhere you look — your phone, computer screen and your watch, if you still wear one. Wherever you go, time is sure to follow. Sadly, time dictates our life in many ways, which is why it’s important to keep careful track of it, and yet equally important to remind the time who’s boss. Salvador Dali understood this. He melted and warped his clocks to illustrate that the schedules and deadlines we submit to are arbitrary increments of time, created by humans, who have no idea what they’re doing.

Step into Salvador Dali’s dream world with the addition of a single quirky item in your room: the legendary Melting Clock, in three dimensions. Not only is it practical in keeping perfect time, but unlike other clocks, the melting clock shows us that time is just a figment of our collective imaginations. The surreal appearance of the clock reminds us not to take time too seriously.

So if you’re looking for more weirdness in your life, look no further. Next time reality gets just a little bit too real, give yourself a healthy dose of surrealism.

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DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock (Image Credit: Handmade Charlotte)

DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock by Handmade Charlotte

DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock (Image Credit: Handmade Charlotte)

DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock (Image Credit: Handmade Charlotte)

Practical décor is the best kind of décor, isn’t it? While paintings, posters, and shelving can add some excitement to otherwise drab walls, there are perhaps few decorative pieces more important for our everyday functioning than a clock.

That’s why this Printable Cuckoo Clock, created for Handmade Charlotte by Sarah Neuburger of The Small Object, makes a mighty fine DIY project that is worth the effort. Conveniently, the site offers a template for the clock. After printing (preferably on a stock card or watercolor paper), you can be on your merry way making your cuckoo clock with the help of a few items you probably already have like glue, tape, and a X-Acto blade, and some you may not (like a Quartz Clock Movement Kit). Continue reading

LEGO® Star Wars™ Darth Vader Minifigure Clock (Image Credit: LEGO)

Quirky Item of the Week: LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Minifigure Clock

LEGO® Star Wars™ Darth Vader Minifigure Clock (Image Credit: LEGO)

LEGO® Star Wars™ Darth Vader Minifigure Clock (Image Credit: LEGO)

If you love Star Wars and LEGO products, chances are you going to love this Quirky Item of the Week. Standing at a respectable 9 inches tall, Darth Vader comes to life in LEGO form and, better yet, it also doubles as an alarm clock.

This wonderful piece of Star Wars LEGO memorabilia has a large display with LED numbers and a backlight. When the alarm goes off, it gives off the soothing and familiar beep, beep, beep. Admit it, you’re disappointed that it’s not the Imperial March. It’s okay, I was too. Continue reading