2008 has been an incredible year for us at Core77. Design event coverage, competitions, blog posts, articles, Drive-by Videos, interviews, galleries, 1 Hour Design Challenges, FlotSpottings, book reviews, discussion boards, portfolio highlights...there's just too much to take stock of. But in the spirit of somehow wrapping our heads around it all, we present a selection of some of our all-time favorite items from the world of Core77 2008. We hope you enjoy this look back, and we join you in looking forward to another great year ahead.
Here goes: Core77's favorites from 2008:
FLOTspotting : Eames Lounger Applique by Vanessa Su
CES 2008: Video Drive-by: Air Guitar Rocker
Designing for Space: Core77 visits NASA's Industrial Design Team, by Glen Jackson Taylor
Tokyo Design Week 2008
All of Core77's Tokyo Design Festival 2008 coverage in one place
Core77 Show+Tell: Steve Portigal's Bathroom Observations
NY Design Week Coverage: All posts in one place
1 Hour Design Challenge: Sick-Ass Car Rendering Winners!
The kotatsu: a different way of thinking about tables
Starck denounces design, on the hunt for new career
Project H Design (Anti)Manifesto: A Call To Action For Humanitarian (Product) Design, By Emily Pilloton
BMW's Shape-Shifting Fabric Car
Core77 Video Drive-by: Milan 2008: Julia Lohmann
Conventional Wisdom: Eight Ways to Save Design Conferences
Western Civilization, You've Been Served - Chinese Olympic Opening Ceremony Best Ever
Staring Cats Light Sculpture is Fixating
Johnny Lee, YouTube, and the future of prototyping
The Designers Accord: A conversation with Valerie Casey
Core77 Video Drive-by: Milan 2008: Huggy
Paint Or Die But Love Me
Bike Rack Design Competition Entries Unveiled!
Brilliant industrial design from a pig farmer with her back to the wall
The Interaction-Ivrea offspring
BabyBjorn Adult Child Edition
Greener Gadgets Design Competition Results 2008
The Highest Popping Toaster in the World
We (heart) "I (heart) Sketch"
Real Work, by Mark Moskovitz
NY Design Week 2008: Core77's Black Light Ping Pong Party
Ettore Sottsass, designer, is dead at 90
Detroit Auto Show 2008, by Mike Doyle
North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2008
Love Objects: A review of MoMA's "Design and the Elastic Mind," by Alex Terzich
Design for the Next Billion Customers, by Niti Bhan and Dave Tait
Flotspotting: Cheng Kue's Kicks Kick Ass
Book Review: Buying In, by Rob Walker
Serious Play 2008: Paula Scher, Seriously
Serious Play 2008 Coverage: All posts in one place!
The Many Faces of Design Leadership, by Kevin McCullagh
Book Review: Process, by Jennifer Hudson
Yo! C77 Board Alert : How Should Designers Dress?
FLOTspotting : Elric Petitv
NY Design Week 2008: Video Drive-by: Bocci wall plugs
Stepmothers of Invention: Branding Firms Enter the Industrial Design Fray, by Carl Alviani
FLOTspotting : Will Gurley
Book Review: Imprint, by Daniel Eatock
London Design Festival 2008 Gallery
All Core77 London Design Festival blog posts and videos
Deserve Your Dream: Design Education and Advocacy, by Mariana Amatullo
Stick enters Toy Hall of Fame. No, a real stick.
Couture Motorcycle Helmets for the Great Escape
One Factory, One Forest: Design, Ecology and Micro-Economic Development in Guyana, by William Gordon
Bamboo, Part I: How do they make it into boards?
The Best Design Policies Are Local: A review of the Shaping the Global Design Agenda Conference
Beach Cooler on Wheels: It's the HippoRoller...for BEER!
The beginning of the end for police cruisers?
Flat pack + cardboard furniture + outhouse = Shit Box
UnsTable: A table that looks, um, unstable
Core77 Video Drive-by: John Thackara at Eco City Lab, Saint-Etienne Design Biennale 2008
The 25 Hottest Girls In Green
FLOTspotting : this is NOT a 3D model, this is Marjin Van Der Poll's CM426Merlin
Stop what you're doing and test yourself with The Eyeballing Game
It's the Economy, Stupid: A macroeconomic primer for design(ers) and sustainability, by Robert Blinn
Core77 Drive-by Video: Dazzling, horrifying venting balls - SPLAT!
FLOTspotting: Malaria Must Go, by Andrew Stordy
Thorough research puts Long Tail theory into question
UGLY: How Unorthodox Thinking Will Save Design, by Tad Toulis
Disappearing License Plate Trick
Interview with John Maeda, RISD's new head honcho
FLOTspotting : Whippet Chair by Hugh Thomas
The Crowd Will Save Us: How the green movement taps participatory networks to drive innovation, by Jennifer van der Meer
Breakfast Politics : Obama O's and Cap'n McCain's
HP's interface designer: Sherwood Schwartz?
Coffee-Loving Astronaut Invents Space Mug
Critically Massive, but not Massively Critical
Milan 2008 Design Coverage Roundup: All posts in one place!
FLOTspotting : "Hand"Wrench by Paul Julius Martus
1 Hour Design Challenge: Cycling Shoe Winners!
Core77 Show+Tell: Converse Design Director, Michael DiTullo, Sketches a Sneaker in 4-Minutes
Peter D'Alessandro's Waste and Want chopping board
How to fool a stoplight into thinking your bike is a car
Book Review: The Back of the Napkin, by Dan Roam
Portland's Top Coffee Roaster Dumps the Clover, and Why This Matters to Product Design
Dr. Sethi and the Jaipur foot
If M.C. Escher had a camera
Of course, you could just bag all of those and check out the regular site...in bacon.
THANKS FOR READING US ALL YEAR!
CHEERS TO A WONDERFUL 2009 FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT CORE77.