Design Tuesday: 5 concept clocks we wish were real and on our walls

Too bad they're just concepts. We'd have thrown out our crappy plastic timekeepers and replaced them with these

That old grandfather clock or cheap, plastic Ikea one hanging on your wall isn't going to cut it if you have a swanky pad. A true geek needs a cool clock that'll fit into his or her lifestyle. We're no different here at Stuff but we take it a step further. We want the stuff that hasn't even been made yet. Just check out these concept timepieces we'd really like hanging over at Stuff HQ's wall. Maybe if we made enough noise, they'll actually start making them.

1. The Domino Clock

If Carbon Design sounds familiar, it should be. Your Xbox 360 controller? The Kinect? How about the Microsofts Arc and Touch mice? All their cool looks were by Carbon Design. And if they're designing a clock we want one. Their Domino clock concept is pretty simple actually. Three larger-than-life dominoes, each equipped with a set of articulating dots, mark the passing hours and minutes of the day. Still can't figure it out? Well the picture above should explain it enough. Now get that damn clock made now!

2. The Front & Back

Why should we hide the batteries behind a clock? Gihawoo Design reinterperts the use of the battery in a clock with the simple yet logical design of the Front & Back clock. Instead of hiding them, why not use them as the clock hands? Now if only our regular batteries from the supermarket didn't look so garish.

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3. The Clock

It may look like a chalkboard with random scribbles and lines on it but the unoriginally named Clock by Christiaan Postma is an actual time telling machine. It combines 150 clock mechanisms and their hands to give you a very, and we mean very, rough idea of the time. If it's 4 o'clock the clock will spell four out. It's very clever yet confusing at the same time. And forget about accuracy when its idea of telling time is equivalent to saying it's about three-ish. 

4. The Circuit Wall Clock

How minimalist can a clock get? Obviously Stevan Djurovic thinks a simple hoop is enough. His Circuit Wall Clock concept doesn't even bother with clock hands. It's just a simple (but pretty good looking) hoop with two lights to indicate the time. The simplicity of it all is just brilliant. 

5. The Suction Clock

It's simple and practical. Who'd have thought of putting a suction cup and a pair of clock hands together? Apparently the trio of designers; Luo Wei, Wang Shupeng and Zhang Teng did. You won't even need any nails or hangers. Just smack it on anywhere and voila, instant wall clock. This design doesn't look too tough to produce and since it managed to get special mention in this years Red Dot Awards, we're sure that soon it'll be all over our shops.

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