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House Beautiful

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The Best Alarm Clocks That Can Get Even Snooze Button Hitters Out of Bed

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David Klein

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Professor of Industrial Design David Klein recommends stylish goods for the holiday season.

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The ACL Gift Guide 2022

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An updating list for dads, golfers, style aficionados, watch lovers, kids and other fun things too.

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InsideHook

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The 24 Best Gifts For The Home That They'll Actually Use.

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SF Gate

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The 24 Best Gifts for the Home That They’ll Actually Use

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Bloomberg

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Holiday Gift Guide: 85 Decadent Gifts to Spoil Your Whole List

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Wallpaper*

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Six minimal devices designed to take the stress out of tech.

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Aspire

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Aspire Home and Design Holiday Gift Guide 2022.

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Metropolis

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The Ultimate Metropolis 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

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5280

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The World’s Most Complicated Alarm Clock Might Also Be the Easiest to Use. Boulder designers obsessed over the OneClock so you could focus on one thing: sleeping.

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Gadgetgram / Wake Up to Gentle Sonic Science Music

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This minimalist waking clock can bring you a truly “disconnected” bedroom, as it comes with no screens, no Bluetooth, no Wi-Fi, no App-controls, nothing. There’s literally no connectivity whatsoever, period.

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Forbes / Wake Without Your Phone

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If looking at your phone is the first thing you do in the morning and you’re trying to quit, OneClock will help. The clock is made from sustainably-sourced materials and it’s the perfect first step towards a disconnected bedroom.

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Profile: Core77 / Your Morning Doesn't Have to be so Alarming.

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Though essential, alarms are rarely enjoyable—but does it have to be that way? OneClock, a sleek analog clock that aims to replace your jarring daily alarm with soothing sound design by Grammy Award-winning artist Jon Natchez of The War on Drugs, hopes to change this.

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Profile: Modern in Denver

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A fine artist and commercial photographer by trade, Boulder-based Jamie Kripke didn't set out to be a clock designer. Years ago, in an effort to make is sleep space more restful by keeping the phone and its distractions out, Kripke went down a rabbit hole in search of a new way to wake up.

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Review: Domino / Best Sleep Since My Kid Was Born

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Each evening when I push the button to set the alarm (and you do have to push it every night—another thoughtfully considered design feature aimed at moving away from automation), I have a little sleep mindfulness moment that feels a bit like setting an intention, and it’s become a lovely nightly ritual for me.

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Review: Gear Patrol / Your Next Watch Purchase: This Analog Alarm Clock

This review from Oren Hartov on Gear Patrol has all the elements -- it's insightful, it's funny, it's sarcastic and snarky, while still being smart and a joy to read. I even like the part where he complains about the quality of the woodwork, only because he's "in a mood right now."

But my favorite part is the final few sentences:

"...the innovative design, calming music and thoughtful touches are enough to make this one of my favorite alarm clock designs ever. And that, my friends, is a sentence I thought I would never utter during the course of my adult life, let alone publish."

Read the full review here.