x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Six of the Best: Clocks and timepieces

What better time of the year to give your clocks a facelift than the new year? Turn your timepieces into design features.

Tripod clock from Indigo Living. Tina Chang / The National
Tripod clock from Indigo Living. Tina Chang / The National

1. Larger than life

You'll never have to squint with this oversized clock from Luz de Luna. We love the old-fashioned face and the fact that its exaggerated dimensions make it look like it belongs with Alice in Wonderland. Dh1,900, Luz de Luna, Dubai

2. Take a stand

This tripod clock from Indigo Living will stand proud on any surface, whether it's a bedside table or a mantelpiece. We like the contrast between the old-school Roman numerals and the square clock face and contemporary steel finish. Dh475, Indigo Living, Dubai

3. Back in time

This reproduction of George Nelson's 1950s Sunburst clock is is a classic of mid 20th-century design. Crafted from beech wood coated with acrylic lacquer, it's available in three colours and with international shipping. £59 (Dh338), MyHaus.com

4. Up with the birds

Birds, silhouettes and the folk-inspired trend have been a big looks this year. This sweet little clock from 2XL combines all three perfectly, and looks great on the wall. Dh199, 2XL stores nationwide

5. Cool customer

The OJ clock is as cool as they come. The hands and self-adhesive hour markings can be attached directly onto your chosen surface, and come in a range of colours, making for a modern, eye-catching addition to your space. The clock comes in two sizes, with a 50cm diameter or an 80cm diameter. OJ Mini, Dh325, www.filini.com

6. Time and the city

Brand new at Hunkydory home, this clever twist on the time zone clock has a slick Eighties boardroom look we really like. Made from matte black painted metal, it's also available in a London version. £54.95 (Dh315), www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk

For more tips on six elements to change up your home routine, check out Six of the Best.