One of the biggest (literally) events in the new year has been the opening of the worlds tallest building; the Burj Khalifa formally known as the Burj Dubai. The Burj beats the second tallest building, Taipei 101 by 320 meters, which is the same height as the Eiffel tower. Residents will start moving in as early as February.
2010 sees the end of the noughties, and if you re into lists, then check out Engadget’s ‘TEN GADGETS THAT DEFINED THE DECADE' which includes the first iPod in 2001, the Motorola RAZR and the Asus Eee PC. For a broader design view, Alissa Walker has a good summary; ‘The Decade in Design’. From the article, “The design field redesigned itself during this decade, transforming from an industry that created better objects to one that created better experiences—and endeavored to deliver them to everyone, not just the people who could afford them. Design was the place for big thinkers to cultivate new technology, and it's where the sustainability movement found its most trusted partners.”