Designer Colin Roberts Makes Clocks from Paint Swatches

 - Jan 31, 2010   Updated: Aug 16 2011
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I've always liked paint swatches, which makes these paint swatch clocks a natural fit for my home decor. Colin Roberts designed the clocks. A great thing about the design (though not so great for Roberts' wallet) is that anyone could make this design. Well, maybe not anyone, but certainly anyone with some design sense and dexterity.

The paint swatch clocks are fun and colorful. They're especially great when hung up next to each other.

Implications - Consumers are no longer satisfied by the simplistic functionality of a product -- rather, they desire products that have unique designs. These alternative designs create incentive for buying the product. This clock may not be the most practical or functional but businesses that are looking to gain may learn something from its success by considering to use more out-of-the box designs.