Best Of 2012

2012 Year In Review: Best Of 2012, TRENDS

WHAT MAKES EACH YEAR DIFFERENT FROM THE NEXT? The answer is simple: TRENDS. These are the items and things that define a year — even an era! For what was the Medieval Era except for its trends? (Of course, disease played a role, but what is disease but a trend of sickness?) So now you see how important trends are to the “character” of a year.

Is it any surprise that 2012 had more trends than almost any other year in history? Whether it was online, offline, or on the streets, it seemed like you couldn’t walk down the street without encountering a new trend. Some made us smile; others made us confused. But that’s the nature of trends: And in the case of 2012, it’s safe to say “These are not your grandma’s trends.” Let’s celebrate!

Here are the TOP 10 TRENDS OF 2012:

10. Memes

9. Styles

8. Events

7. Crazes

6. Surprises

5. Amazing things

4. “Did you see that?!”

3. “The question is, did you see that?!”

2. Unforgettable moments

1. Major trends

Annual 2012 Year-Of-The-Best Lists, Top 10 Edition

As the year 2012 draws to a close, we can’t help but think back on everything that happened in the last 12 months — from the very good to the not-very-good. What a perfect time to reflect and remember upon all the things that happened in the past year!

From trends, to news events, to pop culture and gossip, 2012 was truly a year unlike anything that has come before or since. Some people have already placed 2012 in the category of “Amazing Years of History.” Let’s take stock of everything that could make 2012 the “year it was,” and “that’s the way it was.” America, have we lost our way? And so, without any further ado, a tradition unlike any other: MY LISTS.

Let’s start with “A for Architecture.” It was an amazing year for man’s desire to build to the heights of the sky, as well as for man’s desire to build a wonderful shopping mall. And that’s not to mention residential developments, garages, and even stadiums for basketball teams. If architecture makes the world go round, then three cheers for architecture! And 2012 was no different.


10. Development stories

9. Skyscrapers

8. Airport designs

7. Building codes/safety regulations

6. Houses vs. Homes

5. Planning a new building

4. Stories about architecture overall

3. Specific things about architecture

2. The changing nature of buildings and structures

1. Infrastructure

And so it begins. I’ll see you soon with more lists!