OneClock’s Analog Alarm Clock Embraces Retro Tech + Design

A design-forward alarm clock that features an endless assortment of warm instrumentals

OneClock’s eponymous analog alarm clock ($192) was designed to help people wake up less abruptly, through the use of melodic compositions created by composer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez of The War on Drugs. Plenty of people strive to disconnect when the day ends, reducing screen time or leaving their phone outside their bedroom altogether when it’s time to sleep. But many of us rely on …

Making of The Nescafé Alarm Cap

NOTlabs develops a 3D-printed lid that literally wakes you up with your morning coffee

In the face of the booming craft coffee culture, instant coffee stalwarts Nescafé decided a brand refresh was in order. Opting for an innovative packaging activation to reintroduce the oft-ignored product to the greater creative community at large, Nescafé created the Alarm Cap, a combination container lid and alarm clock that encourages customers to wake up with a cup of their coffee. Creative Agency Publicis …

Braun Digital vs. Braun Analog

A showdown of heritage alarm clocks

This past year saw the relaunch of a slew of throw-back designs to the so-called golden age of Braun. Joining the analog clocks and minimal wristwatches is a line of digital clocks inspired by the clean look favored by designers Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams. Seen side-by-side, both the analog and digital options are enviable design objects, but we imagine two camps must form around …