Ever since every man and his dog got a smart phone, clocks have become somewhat obsolete. Need to know the time? Check your phone. Are you at work? It's probably in the corner of your computer right now. Who's going to bother to look all the way up on the wall just to find out what time it is? Nobody. That's why you've got to make them look.
Over time clocks have evolved to be more about form than function. They compliment your artwork, or add a small dose of quirk to a room without making it seem like you're trying too hard. Bold colours, new textures and even crazy designs make time-tellers more exciting than a painting, and since you probably won't actually be using it to tell the time why not take away the numbers too?
What crazy clock design did we miss? Tell us in the comments below.