Happy Holidays!  This week’s wrap up includes futuristic mass transit solutions, geek ornaments and Kim Jong’s lavish estates.

To see the future of mass transit, check out the FastCoDesign image gallery of  London’s Futuristic New Double-Decker.  The prototype, a fuel-efficient hybrid by Thomas Heatherwick, is cleverly designed to speed up passenger boarding and represents the first time that the city has commissioned a new bus in more than 50 years.

Wondering what the top designs trends will be in 2012? Marissa Winkler of Landover Associates gives her predictions for the new year over at the Dieline. Spoiler Alert – it’s all about tactile design.

File this under Cribs the Despot Edition.  Curbed.com reports on the several elaborate compounds and guest homes kept by late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.

With lots of ho-ho-ho’s and a few humbugs, Tim Nudd and Gabriel Beltrone profile the Best and Worst Agency Holiday Cards of 2011 over at AdWeek.com.

And finally, if you are a nerd looking for holiday decorations ideas, Mashable has put together Tech the Halls: 12 Christmas Decorations for Geeks.