Blub Uno: A Clock You’ll Never Want to Stop Checking

03.13.15 | By
Blub Uno: A Clock You’ll Never Want to Stop Checking

Rather than a task that’s borne out of need, checking the clock becomes a pleasurable task that occurs because well, you simply want to.


With the Blub Uno, designer Duncan Hellmers wanted to create a clock that holds its own as a beautiful product, rather than just an object of function. Made of machined aluminum, glass, and bamboo, the retro-looking clock hides modern day technology.


Powered by USB, it has an interesting way of showing time. Rather than showing the time all at once, it tells the time one number at time, so that 12:30pm looks more like 1… 2… 3… 0… It comes with a remote so that you can adjust the settings, from the alarm to backlighting color from afar.





After surviving a quarter life crisis, Nanette went from working in healthcare canadian meds to pursuing her loves of design, food and writing. During the day she works in social media marketing, by night she writes for Design Milk. You can find more of her work at