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The hot list: The time of your life with unique clocks

Details can make or break an interior, so even when it comes to the most basic and functional of accessories – like the trusted clock – make sure to choose something that suits your style.

1. Smycke clock. Courtesy Ikea
1. Smycke clock. Courtesy Ikea

1 Customisable colour

Ikea’s multicoloured Smycke wall clock comes in 28 pieces – which can be configured any way that you like. It’s perfect if you’re a fan of changing things up or if your wall is crying out for a splash of colour.

• Smycke, Dh59, Ikea stores nationwide

2 Musical minutes

A vinyl record is transformed into a cool wall clock, complete with turntable-inspired hands, by the Great Gift Company. The LP Record Clock measures around 30cm in diameter and promises to be an eye-catching addition to any wall. It would also make a great present for those music lovers in your life.

• LP Record Clock, Dh132 (plus shipping), ­www.thegreatgiftcompany.com

3 Turn the clock back

If you’re a fan of shabby chic or are trying to inject some vintage, old-school charm into your home, check out this clock by the quirky Belgian brand Pomax, which is available from Bloomingdale’s Home.

• Pomax clock, Dh870, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall

4 Back to basics

If your approach to time is a little on the abstract side, the Koan Clock Trace could be just the thing. The minute hand takes the form of a simple brush stroke on an otherwise stark, white clock face, while a minimal hour hand circles the outside of the clock’s surface. It might take some getting used to, but well worth the effort, we say.

• Koan Clock Trace, Dh180, www.wamli.com

5 Look, no hands

Simple, stylish and smart – no bedside table should be without the Click Clock alarm clock by Gingko. A block of walnut wood is converted into the ultimate timepiece with the use of LED lights, which tell you the time, date or temperature. Best of all, the clock automatically switches off when the room is quiet and lights up again when the alarm goes off or when you click your fingers or clap your hands. Genius.

• Click Clock, Dh147, The Change Initiative, Al Barsha, Dubai

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