Fish or foul? Check out #14 from our Top Design Stories of 2014.Fish or foul? Check out #14 from our Top Design Stories of 2014.
Core77 2014 Year in Review: Top 15 Posts · Year in Photos · Drones · Transportation Design · Food & Drink · Wearable Technology · Power Tools and Hand Tools · Tool Storage · Organizational Solutions · Material News · Design Thinking · Architecture and Design GIFs
As we wind down the year and settle into the holiday cheer of family gatherings, movie marathons and an unending parade of sweets, here's a look back on 2014 from your friends at Core77. Over the next two weeks we'll be rounding up our favorite stories from the past year and revisiting the ideas and innovations that have captured our imagination.
It's been an exciting year of the big and small—from the publication of our first book, Designing Here/Now to the publication of our first newspaper, the Design Daily for New York Design Week. And who could forget the Core77 Conference? With speakers like Carla Diana, Michael DiTullo, Casey Neistat and Jordan Brandt, (watch their presentations here!) 2014's Object Culture conference provided a snapshot of the changing shape of product design and an opportunity to connect with familiar faces and meet new friends.
We've had a tremendous year at Core77 and can't wait to share another year with you. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, here's some required reading—a roundup of our top 15 stories to read before 2015.
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15. Dungeons, Dragons & Design: Geek Chic's Gorgeous Gaming Tables
14. California Oil Spill Turns out to be A Massive Amount of Fish
13. Knee Defender: Industrial Design Gone Awry? [Editorial Note: Although this post was originally published in 2013, the product became a news story in 2014 when a plane was grounded due to an altercation involving the Knee Defender]
12. Getting Hired: How to Score a Job at Google X
11. How Adding Bike Lanes Actually Improve the Flow of Car Traffic
10. Getting Hired: Work at IDEO
09. Turn Plastic Bottles Into String
08. The Unsung Work of Jean-Claude Mezieres
07. A Brief History of Unusual Objects Designed to Kill People from Far Away, Mongolian Thumb Rings
06. There's Something Fishy About The Triton Oxygen Respirator
Farewell, my friend
05. 2014, The Year Ikea Discontinued the Expedit
A view of the Sea Orbiter
04. Crowdfunding Pushes Sea Architect's Exploration Platform Over the Top, So It Can Get to the Bottom
03. Bowerbirds Design & Build Showy, Colorful Homes
02. Polaroid Moves into Low-Cost GoPro Territory
01. The Part of the Plane You Never Get to See: What Do Cabin Crews' Chillaxation Spots Look Like