Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday Photo Shoot: On the Clock

Last week's Monday Photo Shoot was fairly abstract, so for the sake of variety let's make this one fairly concrete:

New Monday Photo Shoot #9: Even though we often get the time from our computers and cell phones these days, nearly everyone still has several clocks in the house. There are also lots of memorable clocks out there in the wide world. From historic clock towers to the smallest travel alarms, let's see some interesting clocks!

The most interesting clock here at the Museum of the Weird is a few feet from my sleeping husband at the moment, and our old mantle clock is either hidden behind some boxes or in a box itself. But I can show you two of the others. Here's the first one:


As some of your know,we generally go for a midcentury modern aesthetic around here (think fun 50s and early 60s). John has picked up several vintage clocks over the past decade to go with the rest of our decor. This little green clock isn't one of them. It was brand new when John got it several years ago. Nevertheless it has a midcentury look to it, from the odd shape to the pointy legs, the non-digital face to the teal green body. It sits in our den under a vintage mirror with a similarly unusual shape.

And if you don't think the shape is odd enough already, we can certainly fix that in the edit!

This wall clock, on the other hand, is probably well over 40 years old, and a classic sunburst design. We got it from a yard or estate sale about a decade ago. John was rather excited to
see its twin online in the early days of eBay, getting bid up into $500+ range. Or was it $5,000+? I forget. Either way, it turned out to be a scam, with a shill bidding to drive up the price. The auction was ultimately canceled.



The really valuable clock in this general style is probably the Herman Miller ball clock, which is more atomic than sunburst. The kind we have is more of a cheap, mass-produced cousin to the designer clocks of the era. Our particular clock has not kept time well since we got it, so we eventually let it run down. Still looks good on the wall, though.

Your turn! Find us one or more cool clocks to look at, post the photo(s) in your blog or journal, and then stop by here with a link to the entry. But hurry: the clock is ticking! You only have until Sunday night, March 2nd. That's when I'll compile the roundup of entries and link back to everyone so people can see them all.

And please do link back here in your entry as well. I've had a few cases this week in which someone didn't link back here, or didn't leave a comment here with their own blog address, or both, which made it a little harder to share the linking love. Remember, a major purpose of memes like this is to help people discover each other's blogs. Please help us do just that, by posting those links!

Karen

9 comments:

barrettmanor said...

I shot a picture today. Can I go back and wallow in my cold meds, now? Pleeeeeze?

http://www.barrettmanor.com/julie/archive.aspx?ID=1954

Kiva said...
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Kiva said...

I haven't shot my clock yet... I've thought of it several times when the alarm went off at o'dark o'clock in the morning. I just want to say that if you ever decide to get rid of that teal clock, let me know. I have a perfect place for it in my studio.

Martha said...

Here's mine...
http://journals.aol.com/lifes2odd/perception/entries/2008/03/01/clocks/665

MyMaracas said...

Mine's up:

http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/2008/03/monday-photo-shoot-on-clock.html

Jama Hameed said...

Here's mine.....I hope I'm not too late.

http://mummyjam.blogspot.com/2008/03/monday-photo-shoot-9.html

Laura said...

Here's mine...

http://ytbn.blogspot.com/2008/03/its-that-time-again.html

Late as usual, but at least I remembered to post!

Kiva said...

Here's mine!

Kiva said...

Oops, another senior moment. Here's the link:

Ecletic Granny