The clock is ticking, 2011 is soon to be history and we’ve put together our last roundup of the year. From an inside peek at the homes of television hit Modern Family to a coveted movie sketchbook that outlines the production designs of science fiction noir favorite, Blade Runner, we’ve gathered all the best design links of the week.
Angela Watercutter over at Wired tips us off to the fact that the Out-of-Print Blade Runner Sketchbook is now available on the internet. In 1982, the production designs that were used to create the film’s future-noir look were collected in the Blade Runner Sketchbook, edited by David Scroggy. Now out of print, the book is still treasured by fans, and now a full copy is available to read online.
For some surreal real estate humor, head over to Curbed.com to check out Broker Fail: the Worst God-Awful Listing Photos of the Year, one of the many Curbed Awards featured on their site today.
Adweek.com has compiled a list of the Top 10 Advertising Stories of 2011. Digital pieces led the way, but there was plenty of room for fashion, design, shoplifting and Zombie Boy in the mad world of advertising.
Industrial Design site Core77 rounded up the top 15 things you must see this Friday before you checkout to ring in 2012. From how pencils are made to a gallery of spectacular tree houses, the 2011 Year in Review is a visual treat of design.
Architectural Digest gives fans an inside look at the homes of ABC’s Modern Family. Production designer Richard Berg gives a tour of the sets for the Emmy-winning comedy about an extended Los Angeles family.
Well that’s it, the final link roundup for 2011. DesignCrave wishes you a very Happy New Year and look forward to bringing you more great design stories in 2012.