hive modern: omar the owl clock by Vitra
Originally designed by George Nelson in 1965, "omar" is now made by Vitra in Poland and, unlike most products nowadays, its battery is included. If you need to keep track of the time, it should be fun, entertaining and/or clever. I think "omar" is all three and a bag of chips.
This George Nelson clock is a design classic, and one can only hope it will give kids better taste when they grow up. :)