Home Zone: Keeping time with the twitch of a tail and a smile
Jul 20,2007 00:00 by Maggie_Reed

This has to be the coolest cat clock around ... at least for the last 75 years.

KUTE KAT - This limited edition Kit-Cat Klock from The California Clock Co. is being offered in celebration of the clock's 75th anniversary. CNS Photo courtesy of The California Clock Co. 
TRADITION - To meet the growing demand for traditional styling, Moen has introduced its new Brantford Collection for the bath. CNS Photo courtesy of Moen 
WALL OF LUXURY - You can easily add flair to any wall with Graham & Brown's new line of fabric art, shown here in Sorcerer. CNS Photo courtesy of Graham & Brown.  
And it put a smile on the faces of people who needed it most.

"Created in a small town on the West Coast during the Great Depression, the Kit-Cat Klock gave people a smile and entertained them with its rolling eyes and wagging tale," Woody Young, president of the California Clock Co., said of the clock that was introduced in 1932.

"Today, Kit-Cat graces the walls of those who are far too young to remember the Depression and Kit-Cat's popularity increase each year," Young said. "I believe this is because Kit-Cat owners know that, whether times are good or bad, Kit-Cat's smile is constant. Kit-Cat has now become a tradition in many families, not only in America but around the world. The Kit-Cat Klock has always been more than just an object that keeps precise time."

Available for only one year, the 75th Anniversary Kit-Cat Klock includes a 75th Anniversary logo on the lower clock face. It is available in black or red and retails for $50.

The jeweled Kit-Cat is decorated with 128 Austrian crystals, is also available in black or red and retails for $70.

For lovers of Kit-Cat Klocks, there is a fan club. It was started in 1984 and now boasts over 10,000 members.

For more information, call 800-454-8228 or visit www.kit-cat.com.


In meeting the growing demand for traditional styling, Moen has launched its Brantford Collection, giving today's bath timeless appeal.

"Moen's research has shown that consumers today are looking for the elegant, traditional styling of a high arc faucet, combined with exceptional quality and a timeless design," said Mike Reffner, senior product manager of Moen bath. "The Brantford Collection accomplishes this with a timeless design in a range of finishes that will never go out of style."

With it's unique lever handles, the Collection offers a two-handle centerset faucet, two-handle widespread faucet, a Roman tub faucet available with three- or four-hole diverter options and a Garden tub faucet.

To mesh the decor throughout your bath, matching Brantford accessories include a robe hook, paper holder, towel ring, 18- and 24-inch towel bars and a decorative tank lever.

And for those builders out there, the accessories are created with Moen's Pro(plus)Fit installation system. This design uses a single screw mounting system, reducing by half the number of mounting screws required.

The Brantford Collection is available in a variety of finishes, including Chrome, LifeShine Brushed Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze.

For more information, call 800-289-6636 or visit www.moen.com.


Staring at a blank wall and don't know what to do? Graham & Brown has just the print for you.

Their distinctive new line of fabric art features silk, faux-suede and linen printed fabrics on wooden frames ready for the walls. And they're affordable.

"Our fabric art is democratically priced so you don't need to be rich to be a collector," said David Klaus, Graham & Brown's senior marketing manager.

With the wide variety available, it is easy to mix and match pieces in whatever configuration you desire. If you get bored with the look, just rearrange the art, which features botanical designs.

Patterns available include: chocolate leaf silk, damask, dewkist, deauville, natural/chocolate sprig, sorcerer and tropics.They range in size from 12-by-12 inches to 20-by-20 inches. Prices range from $50 to $70.

For more information, call 800-554-0887 or visit www.grahambrown.com.