I recently saw an instructable about how to create something called a word clock. Essentially this is a clock that tells the time by lighting up certain words. I like the idea of this and thought it could be made to look rather stylish (with a few modifications). In addition to this i also like the idea of those sunrise alarm clocks. These are clocks that simulate the rising sun in your bedroom, with the intention of allowing you to wake up slowly and naturally. These two separate points of inspiration gave me my next idea.