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I’m a firm believer that designers are makers at heart, but that might just be because I went to design school. The Core77 design blog just published their gift guide (77 items under $77), and plenty of the fancy designer items would make great remakes for the holidays. Designer products are looking more and more maker-y lately, just check out that plunger lamp!

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site:



  1. Silverman says:

    There are a lot of treasures there, but the blinking soda-straw strippers make me want to go outside and not buy anything. Is that because I decided to study engineering instead of design at ASU?

  2. bekathwia says:

    Possibly. Hey, there’re 77 things on that list, they can’t all be perfect. =]

    I studied design at Parsons in New York, and now I’m in grad school (in sculpture) at ASU, for the record.