Dietrich Lubs, Dieter Rams Braun Type: 4746/AB1 clock black porcelain vase

In the city I never needed an alarm clock, of course I had one but the neighbourhood noise would usually get me first. These days I need a battery of them and they'll all need changing come Sunday when BST (British Summer Time) or DST (Daylight Saving Time) ends and the clocks go back. Here ends the public service announcement.

Dietrich Lubs, Dieter Rams Braun Type: 4761/AB2, Jacob Jensen Beogram

• Braun Type: 4746/AB1
• Braun Type: 4761/AB2


More Mugs

illustrated animal mugs with Rosenthal jug, egg cup and saucer
Meet our two new mug designs, Sausage Dog and Tiger. (Actually, we took delivery of these a few weeks ago now and have only just got around to photographing 'em!)



It's true, I've got worms. They arrived in a box marked 'Frazzles' last week and are at work already, wriggling out Black Gold in the big wormery I found once on a West London street.



Popped into Hauser & Wirth, Piccadilly, to see Phyllida Barlow's RIG last week. Always an interesting space to visit with those beautiful oval and circular windows in the stairwell but, for me, the show's strongest pieces glower in the gloom of the gallery's basement bank vault.

RIG: untitled; hoops, 2011, plywood, cement, paint. Photos: Peter Mallet