November 11, 2010

going cuckoo for cuckoo clocks!

I know...lame title...but very true! I have been obsessed with cuckoo clocks since I bought my house and wanted this one SO badly:


It's by a German designer named Tobias Reischle and it used to be sold thru the MOMA store, but it's no longer on their website. And I can't seem to find it anywhere else online. Does anyone know if this clock is still being sold elsewhere? At $450, it's a bit out of my price range, but isn't it so nice? I love that it's a cuckoo clock but it's designed in such a sleek and modern style. It would look perfect in my house, don't you think?

These clocks from the Italian company Diamantini Domeniconi (designed by Pascal Tarabay) are similar to the traditional cuckoo clock in their ornate-ness but are modern in their finish and their two dimnensional quality:

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They come in a variety of colors and a variety of finishes including stainless steel, powder coated metal and wood. You can order them here and they are $323 and can go for more than $600 depending on the finish you decide on. Yikes.

If you're looking for something that doesn't cost a week's pay (or in my case, more!), this is for you:


It's a 1/4" piece of birch laminated plywood with an image of a cuckoo clock printed on top. You can get custom colors done and it's only $34! I heart Etsy!

OR, you can try your luck at Marshalls and you may be able to find something like this:


Well, it didn't exactly look like this when I found it. It was an ugly color but with the help of some green paint and silver spray paint...TA DA! Doesn't look like it only cost me $10 does it? And my boyfriend doesn't think I can be a bargain shopper...

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Ahhh! What an excellent find! Great little paint makeover. I have a general obsession with clocks of all styles right now. I notice them more than art.