Mamatoga Design: Bakelite + Art Deco = Love

Recently, in an effort to watch less television and to cut ties with a less than stellar cable provider (who shall remain nameless) we decided to do away with Time Warn...um, I mean cable and just use Apple TV and Roku instead. I'll expound on the pitfalls and virtues we've encountered so far with this new setup in a later post, but one minor thing we did not envision was the clock issue. For years, as long as we've had cable, we have looked at the cable box for the time. Upstairs in our bedroom we've noticed the lack of clock the most, especially when waking up with Jack in the middle of the night to feed him. We would be fumbling around for our phones to find out how long Jack had actually slept, and the lack of immediate glowing time in front of us was somewhat annoying. Why didn't we just buy an alarm clock, you ask? The reason for that is that I find most of them fairly, well, ugly. As far as they've come in recent years there isn't one that I feel fits in well with the room. Then I remembered years ago I bought a vintage Westclox Sunbeam Bakelite clock in a sweet yellow that I just couldn't leave the antique shop without. I found it, plugged it in, and fell in love. In perfect working condition it makes me smile every morning, instead of an alarm sound the left side of it lights up and slowly flashes and glows as a gentle way to wake you up, it's perfect...