It's our birthday! Dezeen started on 27 November last year and to celebrate our first anniversary, here's a run down of the most popular stories from each of the past 12 months. The results are quite surprising...
March 2007: Jurgen Bey selected this condom applicator (above) by XYZ Design as the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town. This is our second most popular story ever, with 101,000 visits so far. Browse more stories from this month
April 2007: Jean Nouvel unveiled his design for La Philharmonie de Paris (above), a new concert hall for the French capital. Nouvel is big with Dezeen readers. Bigger than Zaha, even. Browse more stories from this month
May 2007: Hamster Shredder by Thomas Ballhatchet (above) helped make our story about the British Council Top Ten exhibition the most popular of all our stories about the previous month's Milan furniture fair. Browse more stories from this month
June 2007: Nadim Karam of Atelier Hapsitus launched The Cloud (above), a speculative design for a city balanced on 300m-high stilts, at the International Design Forum in Dubai. Browse more stories from this month
September 2007: Lego Towers by Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) goes on show at Storefront in New York and brings in a lot of nostalgic dads (presumably). Browse more stories from this month
October 2007: Roger Arquer again, this time with his conceptual mousetraps designed “only to catch mice, not to kill them”. This is our most popular story to date, with over 102,000 visits. Browse more stories from this month
We've tried, but we have been unable to draw any meaningful conclusion from the above results, except that animal-related stories are popular. Here goes for another year!
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