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Design Inspiration: Atomic Age

Design Inspiration: Atomic Age

One of the biggest trends in fashion and decor right now is all things vintage, which happens to include the styles and motifs of mid-century modern design. However, around that time, from the 1940’s - 1960’s, design took an interesting turn in the form of what’s called the Atomic Age. During this period, designers and fabricators looked to the future for inspiration in crafting everything from furniture to homes to clothing. Their ideas were born out concern for nuclear war, during the turmoil of World War II and the Cold War. The trend is also one of the most popular...

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Inspiration: Naval Designs

Inspiration: Naval Designs

Many of our pieces feature designs heavily influenced by naval vessels from around the world. From our own U.S. Navy to inspiration drawn from France to Russia, these elements remain timeless, and we’re proud to replicate clocks that look like they belonged on these ships. One common element that you’ll see in our naval-centric product line is the use of nickel-plated aluminum. The use of both metals are important for sea-bound boats; the aluminum keeps the clock light so that it doesn’t add any unnecessary weight to the ship, while the nickel plating prevents the clock from rust and provides...

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A Clock Tells More Than Just Time

A Clock Tells More Than Just Time

Sure, a clock, in the simplest terms, tells the time. Then again, so does your wristwatch, your smartphone, and even your oven. Owning a clock is about way more than having something that says what time it is. Other than when they were first introduced, we don’t think anyone goes out to buy a clock because they don’t already own another tool to tell them when 5:00 PM rolls around. In many cases, a clock, much like the clothes you wear or the car you drive, says something about the owner as an individual. Artistic, Professional, Retro, Modern - each...

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Design Inspiration : Aircraft Cockpits

Design Inspiration : Aircraft Cockpits

At Pendulux, one of our biggest inspirations is the military, especially aircrafts used by the U.S armed forces during combat for World War II and throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. We have a lot of respect for pilots both past and present who fly these marvels and wanted to pay homage to them with a few of our designs.  In fact, our altimeter and yoke clocks replicate components pulled directly from those now retired yet beloved planes. We use materials just like the ones used in the original cockpits, like real cast aluminum and heavy-duty brass accents, trying our...

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