Modern Moose

Table & Wall Clocks

Playing With Time

Paul Ocepek had some time on his hands. He started sketching, then tinkering with a laser cutting machine, and soon he was creating 3D models of his playful characters and turning them into graphic clocks.

Each of Paul’s creations is loaded with personality. His pirate looks mischievous but not menacing, and the clock bot is
charmingly robotic. The tweedy owl has a quirky, mod vibe, and the sockmonkey delivers just the right dose of cuteness. These funky time-keepers can stand on a tabletop or shelf, or hang on a wall in the kitchen, bedroom, or family room.

Paul, who’s trained as an industrial designer, makes each Modern Moose clock to order in his Norfolk, MA studio. He uses birch plywood and nontoxic water-based inks (there are no glues or chemical coatings). He cuts the wood pieces with a laser, sands the pieces by hand, applies color using a special ink-jet printing process, and then assembles the parts by hand to create his layered compositions.

Just in the nick of time.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Paul

    Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone! I'm thankful to be featured as today's Grommet. My name is Paul Ocepek and I am the chief sawdust maker at Modern Moose. After years as a consultant industrial designer developing products for everybody else, I thought it was about time I designed my own. My goal was to bring to life a line of products that would be unique, well-crafted, locally made and combine my passions for both product and graphic design. So here we are. I design and build every clock in my small workshop here in Massachusetts, or Moosachusetts as I like to call it. I hope to put a smile on your face and eyes on your walls. Thanks for joining me today.

  • Clare
    11/20/2012 12:24 PM

    I think your clocks are adorable! I would love to see a truck clock.

    My grandson would love it. Just an idea.

  • Paul
    Paul – Special Guest
    11/20/2012 12:39 PM

    @Clare Bauer Thanks so much Clare, I appreciate that. Trucks will be rumbling down the road for sure!


  •  RH
    11/20/2012 12:31 PM

    A garbage truck would make my grandson's day! His entire bedroom is about garbage trucks.

  • Paul
    Paul – Special Guest
    11/20/2012 12:37 PM

    @ RH I love the garbage truck idea! Thanks - I'll put that on my list.


  • Cristy
    11/20/2012 12:39 PM

    My daughter would love love love a dolphin clock!!!

  • Paul
    Paul – Special Guest
    11/20/2012 12:41 PM

    @Cristy Gallagher Great idea Cristy, thanks - my daughter loves dolphins too! Paul

  •  Charisse
    11/20/2012 12:47 PM

    Since you're taking suggestions, how about a turtle clock?

  • Paul
    Paul – Special Guest
    11/20/2012 12:49 PM

    @ Charisse Turtles - shell of an idea;) Thanks Charisse.


  •  Nicole
    11/20/2012 12:56 PM

    These clocks look fantastic! Does the cuckoo clock actually "cuckoo"?

  • Paul
    Paul – Special Guest
    11/20/2012 1:04 PM

    @ Nicole Thanks Nicole, no he's nice and quiet. Quite well behaved actually;)

  • Kathleen
    11/20/2012 1:54 PM


    I have something of a moose obsession but..... prefer them in the wild rather than mounted. Would you ever do a moose clock more like the owl in the tree?? Like we might see it in the woods??


  • Paul
    Paul – Special Guest
    11/20/2012 2:10 PM

    @Kathleen Hi Kathi - I can relate to whole moose thing;) Moose in a Bog...hmmm. Definite possibility. Thanks!


  • mike
    11/20/2012 5:39 PM

    may i call you and do you have a phone #---------thank you

  • Desmond
    Desmond – Grommet Team
    11/20/2012 6:18 PM

    @mike Who do you want to call?

  •  DiscoDiva
    11/20/2012 7:29 PM

    Hi Paul, I saw other designs in the video. Do you have others available or just the 9 we see here?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    11/21/2012 12:22 PM

    @ DiscoDiva: We curate the strongest assortments & hope you'll enjoy the ones we offer.

  •  christine
    11/20/2012 7:46 PM

    nay i please have the dimentions of the owl clock with the tree and the cookoo clock - thanks! and is the color red or more orange ??

    sent with thanks !

  • Paul
    Paul – Special Guest
    11/20/2012 8:29 PM

    @ christine Hi Christine - the Tree Owl is 11.5"W x 11.5”H x 1"D and the Cuckoo is 10.0"W x 11.5”H x 1"D. The color on both is definitely more red than orange. Thanks.

  •  Emily
    11/20/2012 8:40 PM

    Paul, your clocks are so great! My problem is I can't decide which one to get, I may have to buy an owl AND a moose for me and at least one more moose for a gift - for friend who lets us stay at his camp in the Maine woods every year. These are really neat and crafted in my home state to boot. Thank you Grommet for another great find!

  • Paul
    Paul – Special Guest
    11/20/2012 9:00 PM

    @ Emily Thanks Emily, I really appreciate that. Sorry about the choice "problem". I do know that Owl and Moose certainly play well together;)

  •  Kirk Lundmark
    Kirk Lundmark
    11/20/2012 11:36 PM

    My wife and I have known Paul for many years through another business association and love him dearly. Great sense humor and style, plus he's a great dad!

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