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The 'Striped Cuckoo Clock' Updates a Traditional Timepiece

 - Mar 17, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: rockettstgeorge & i.gizmodo
If traditional cuckoo clocks are a bit too dated for your interior decor, this 'Striped Cuckoo Clock' from Diamantini & Domeniconi is perfect. Its birdhouse is replaced with a sleek striped box, and the cuckoo itself sits sedately atop a small unmarked clock.

For some other creative cuckoo clocks, check out the quirky designs below.

Implications - The widespread adoption of digital alarm clocks has forced analog clock designers to rethink their angle. Instead of a purely functional timepiece, modern analog clocks double as interactive art that reflects the hobbies, interests and personality of the owner. Juxtaposing these modern tastes with traditional heritage adds further intrigue and visual interest to analog clocks.