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

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Silverman

    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?

  • bekathwia

    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.