June 16, 2011
Have you seen the Ten Best Looking (Free!) Screen Savers? Probably yes. Fliqlo and Word Clock are everywhere now—probably thanks to that super low price point! But you don’t have to spend a ton to get a truly unique and useful clock screen saver. In fact, you don’t have to spend anything. How do you know when a screen saver has jumped the shark and become too popular for it’s own good? Maybe when you see it staged as the computer background in a Sears catalog. Or when your grandma says she has the same one on her 1997 Gateway computer.
You know it’s time to drop Fliqlo and move on to a new screen saver. Here are a few screen clocks that will have your friends crooning, “Where’d you get that?!”:
Analogy A circular clock that’s just as beautiful as the more popular Word Clock, but not found on every screen at the local co-working space. For Mac OSX, Windows and Android.
May 25, 2010
“It’s just a fact of life: most people just hate waking up. For the majority of us getting up each morning isn’t easy, depending on the amount of sleep that you have gotten. But this new alarm promises to make life slightly easier, thanks to its voice-controlled features and lighting-oriented wake up technology which may ease the stress of facing a new day.
One of the best alarm clocks that is available is the Philips Wake-Up Light. Instead of relying on annoying sounds, it uses light, which triggers a hormonal response in our bodies, which in turn wakes us up. However, the only problem is its price.
A feature that is really neat on this Moshi Alarm Clock is that you control it with your voice. In essence, you can tell it to shut up in the mornings and it will go quiet. While this might not be the best idea for people who talk in their sleep, it will work well for most of us, who just want a bit more time in bed.
This alarm clock lets you do quite a bunch of things with your voice, from programming the alarm, the time, the radio presets, and a few other things. It’s available for $70 over at the Moshi store.
[via Technabob, images via Moshi]”
This story appears in partnership with Unplggd, a site for people who embrace technology and design in their home.
February 1, 2010
The editors over at Etsy liked Dee Adams’ Oakland home and studio so much they’ve included it in their Get The Look: Decor section. Christine, a writer and editor at Etsy, took the studio as a starting point and put together an amazing list of furniture and objects all from Etsy sellers. She’s done a great job. Here’s just a few of the cool things she found.
1. A red in/out tray from Found Vintage Style.
2. Orange desk lamp from Vintage on the Make.
3. Laser cut bamboo calendar and clock from Decoy Lab.
January 26, 2010
We’ve had a good response to Dee Adam’s Oakland setup. A lot of you wanted to know where the cool desk clock came from. Dee got it at an online store based in Hong Kong called Homeloo. The white one below is $65, the orange is $47.
January 13, 2010
A large part of organizing a day is keeping track of the time. This screensaver by the clever people at 9031 harkens back to the cool digital clocks of the 70s. I found it on Nicole Balch‘s blog, Making it Lovely. I’ve invited Nicole to share the rest of her home office. Stay tuned for more…