The latest installment in our series of reviews of the hottest home décor sites on the web took me to the Shop of Clocks
Now, they are a great store, but for some reason the first thing that caught my eye when I came upon them on the web was the information link at the top of the page. It took me to a page, where they had aggregated just about every piece of information about grandfather clocks you can think of. It went on for miles with everything including information on how the grandfather clock got its name, songs about them, a scientific overview of how they work, and some scattered wikipedia information and I absolutely loved it. I find that the more I find out about clocks, the more I am able to apply it to my clock designs.
As far as the store, they had a huge selection of several hundred different clocks to choose from. I have been on a mantel clock hang up lately, so that is the first section I checked out.
I especially liked the Brass Skeleton Mantel Clock. It had a really distinctive appearance and I feel that is important in a timepiece. The clock is such a vital part of a space that it should reflect who you are as a person. If you just get the same old clock that everyone has, it doesn’t reflect on anything, it just sits there.
They also had a huge selection of Cuckoo Clocks. There are way too many interesting models to mention them all, but I would say to keep your eye open for the owls and squirrels, and the Bird and Roses Cuckoo Clocks
The navigation of the site was intuitive and I would even say quite clever. Basically they list their entire product line on one really long page, and then use a jump navigation system at the top, to get their customers around. It means that you can check out any specific product you want, without having to leave the catalog page. It also makes for great browsing.
Another thing I liked about this company, is that they are very explicit about their store policies, and they spell out their stand on everything, on a very visible FAQ page. This means that there are no surprises when you go to make a purchase.
Anyways I really enjoyed this site, I like the ambiance, the company is responsive and friendly, and I will definitely be back.