With 2013 right around the corner, all eyes are on the clock as we get ready to ring in the new year. And with that new year comes the chance for new beginnings in our lives and in our kitchens. Enter our roundup of sleek, chic, and timeless (no pun intended) wall clocks—the perfect pieces to adorn your kitchen walls while toasting 2012, and celebrating the start to a brand new year. Cheers!
1. New Wheels [photo above]
George Nelson is quite possibly the most recognizable clock maker, with his unforgettable bold and punchy designs featuring a Mad Men-meets-The Jetsons design aesthetic. Reflecting the style that was wildly popular in the 50s and 60s, this wheel clock is crafted from walnut and finished with metal caps, perfect for a kitchen office or breakfast nook.
2. Zig-Zag Swag
Photo by: Courtesy of Objectify Homeware
Humble pine plywood gets a touch of zest with this happy-go-lucky wall clock. Choose these orange chevron stripes to brighten up your morning routine, or customize the colors and numerals for no extra cost.
3. Living Large
Photo by: Courtesy of Horchow
This bold clockface is outfitted in wood and iron, with the Roman numerals and trim finished in gold leaf for a glam, yet classic design. Plus, because of its extra-large size, it doubles as a time keeper and a piece of sophisticated wall art.
4. Aged to Perfection
Photo by: Courtesy of Target
Vintage license plates are fused together to create this thrift store-inspired find. The plate slices create a color-blocked patchwork detail that's great for an industrial or Americana-influenced kitchen space.
5. Saved By The Bell
Photo by: Courtesy of Rejuvenation
Take a trip back in time (perhaps, say, to 7th grade math class) with this vintage reproduction wall clock. The chrome finish makes this piece the perfect addition for a homework station for the kids, but thanks to modern updates to the classic design, the hands sweep along silently so ticking doesn't distract from studying.
6. Flower Power
Photo by: Courtesy of PureModern
Sleek and simple, this artful clock is formed from thin strips of malleable Birchwood. The beautiful flower design was reissued from George Nelson's original design documents by the Vitra Design Museum, making it a truly timeless piece.
7. Hands of Time
Photo by: Courtesy of Kikkerland Design Inc.
This timekeeper was designed with the ultra minimalist in mind. The super sleek hands are mounted on a small solar panel base, allowing the clock to run primarily on power from natural sunlight energy.
8. In With the Old
Photo by: Courtesy of Pottery Barn
Modeled after a one-of-a-kind timepiece found at an antique shop in Napa Valley, this reproduction has a similar rustic-meets-country feel. A true reflection of its environment, the clock also resembles the look of old wine barrels, which are common in the famous wine region.
9. Good Day Sunshine
Photo by: Courtesy of Target
A gilded antique starburst mirror meets its modern-day counterpart with this wall clock, making it a great focal point for a variety of kitchen styles. Plus, the honey colored bamboo-frame and numberless design allow you to note time without sacrificing aesthetics.