A couple of months ago, we had tremendous fun making clocks and all kinds of other cool things for the opening of West Elm's new, fabulous store near Columbus Circle on New York City’s Upper West Side. Because we enjoyed making the clocks so much, I thought why not let our gang at David Stark Design run loose and make their own. Its my pleasure to give the reins over to our fabulous Studio Director, Aly Walder, who today kicks-off what I hope will be a fun new tradition. Heeeeere’s Aly …
A few months ago David gave out clock kits so everyone could design and make their own clock -- genius idea and a fun way to get the creative juices flowing (thanks David!). I'm an avid tennis player and was determined to do something associated with tennis, but I also knew I ultimately wanted to hang the clock in my apartment. Something "sporty" hanging in my apartment was just not going to work for me. I figured it was worth waiting until the right idea just popped – and so it did! It was just recently my Birthday and David gave me the coolest gift – Kim the Talking Wall Clock designed by David Dear.
I love this clock! When you press Kim's nose, her eyes flash as she announces the time! If you hold her nose a little longer she will even cock-a-doodle-do! As I excitedly took the clock out of the packaging, and lifted the ½” foam from Kim’s face with two holes for her eyes and the cut out to protect her nose from the box, I thought, THIS would make the perfect clock! Not only could I recycle the cool packaging, but I could hang the visual clock up next to the talking clock.
So thanks David for the Birthday generosity that turned one gift into two! Now I challenge my colleagues here at David Stark Design to get their minds ticking and produce some more tick-tocks!