This time, our Creative Links of the Week post is going to focus on some great wrap-ups from 2011. That means that we’re going to show you some of the most popular or best posts from 21 websites we love. First, though, I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite photo from 2011 (above). Taken by Vancouver-based photographer Richard Lam, it showed a couple passionately kissing during the chaos of the post-Stanley Cup riots.
Now here’s to making 2012 even more awesome, amazing and epic as 2011.
Design Milk gives us their most popular posts of the year.
Cool Hunting show us their picks for the five best books of the year.
Core77 shares their favorite features and resources in 2011.
Colossal gives us their top 10 art + design things we all found interesting on their site this year.
Fast Co Design gives us their list of 12 of the Best Products of 2011.
Street Art Utopia gives us their take on the best street art of 2011.
LIFE presents their list of the best pictures of the year.
Wired presents pop culture’s tastiest bits of the year.
National Geographic shows us the best travel pictures of 2011.
Inhabitat shares their editors’ top stories in 2011.
Behance tells us their top 10 most appreciated projects in 2011.
Designboom gives their top 10 most viewed public spaces of 2011.
Juxtapoz shows us the various moments their staff will remember the most.
Yatzer shares their 50 most liked articles in 2011.
Abduzeedo selects the best website designs in 2011.
Treehugger shows off the most innovative houses of 2011.
Lifehacker gives us their best photography tips, tricks and hacks of 2011.
Flavorwire shares the most delightful Tumblrs of 2011.
Complex tells us who they think are the 25 most important artists of 2011.
Brain Pickings chooses their favorite psychology and philosophy books featured in 2011.
Vanity Fair picks out their most iconic photos in 2011.