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Breakfast Time
Those crucial minutes between taking a shower and leaving for work tend to go unnaturally fast—which is why you need a bright, cheerful clock to keep you and your family perking along. 

Clockwise, from top:
  1. The “asterisk” clock, by pioneering modernist George Nelson (who hung out with the likes of Isamu Noguchi and Buckminster Fuller), is like a punctuation mark for your wall. George Nelson for Vitra, $265.
  2. There's nothing cutesy about this pared-down cuckoo clock. Artificial, $433.
  3. This black disk with a big red 6 has a playful irony that we could all use during rush hour. Oliver Hemming, $128.
  4. The pleasantly retro orange clock is small, so it eats up less wall space. Infinity Instruments, $35.
  5. This rainbow digital can also be wall-mounted to keep counters free. Brookstone, $25.
  6. Do-it-yourself kit includes multicolor self-adhesive cubes you can stick up in any order you please. Karlsson, $79.
  7. This buttery circle will melt even the morning-phobic. Alessi, $134.

Cup and saucer, Apilco Tuileries. French press, Bonjour. Juice glass and bowl, Nicole Farhi Home.


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