No one actually likes their alarm clock. How can you warm up to a device that shocks you out of a cozy night's sleep? The closest we've come is Furni's Knox wake-upper made from dark-stained beech with an LED digital face. Montreal designers Devin Barrette and Mike Giles's collection also includes bamboo cutting boards and the retro-looking Hulger Pappa VoIP phone made from brass and solid walnut. Knox clock, $98, at the One Of A Kind Show, booth Q-24, December 2 to 7, Direct Energy Centre (Exhibition Place). furnicreations.com.