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One Direction didn't make top ten! Our Review Of The Year rundown continues

Posted by Liv Siddall,

WHAT?! Really? Yes, that is correct, One Direction did not make It’s Nice That’s top ten most viewed articles, shock horror. To find out what else just missed out but still had barnstormingly strong years, scroll away!

20 — Kawamura-Ganjavian: Ostrich Pillow (September 19)

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    Kawamura-Ganjavian: Ostrich Pillow

Well here’s something you never knew you wanted, a pillow that simulates what it’s like for an ostrich to sleep with his little pea-brained head in the sand! Form an orderly queue!
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/key-portilla-kawamura-and-ali-ganjavian-ostrich-pillow

19 — Random International: Rain Room at The Barbican (October 5)

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    Random International: Rain Room at The Barbican

Have you seen those folk with picnics queuing in the Barbican for three hours? They are queuing for what can only be described as the immersive event of the year. Simple concept: walk into a really rainy room, and as you walk you stay dry. Amazing!
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/rain-room-barbican

18 — This Is Now (August 2)

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    18 — This Is Now

Before everyone starts hating Instagram for selling their precious photos of their over-filtered lunches, let’s remember this great hack that showed us live updates from Instagrammers all over the world. Beautifully designed and very satisfying!
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/this-is-now

17 — Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk (December 3)

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    17 — Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk

If you asked the It’s Nice That editorial team who their favourite illustrator of 2012 was, this guy may easily come in top. Can you seriously say that his work reminds you of anyone elses? Thought not. Jordy, we love you.
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/jordy-van-den-nieuwendijk-updates

16 — The Bill Murray Colouring Book (June 15)

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    16 — The Bill Murray Colouring Book

The fact that a colouring book was the 16th most-viewed post this year shows a lot about you dear audience, and we couldn’t be happier about that. Well done Bellykids for this wondrous, simple combination of heroic actor and staple childhood accessory.
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/thrill-murray

15 — Lowe Cape Town: Cam-Whoring Self-Portraits (December 11)

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    15 — Lowe Cape Town: Cam-Whoring Self-Portraits

Fittingly in the same year that MySpace had a redesign, ad agency Lowe Cape Town decided to create this series of cringeworthy camera-whore portraits. We can all agree that Churchill would never be lame enough to actually do this in real life, but they’re pretty hilarious.
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/cam-whoring-self-portraits

14 — Nerhol: Misunderstanding Focus (May 2)

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    14 — Nerhol: Misunderstanding Focus

Here’s a gem that was reflagged about eight billion times this year, for good reason! Paper genii Nerhol’s time-lapse cut-away portraits have earned them a place in the paper craftsmen hall of fame.
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/nerhol

13 — Fabian Oefner: Millefiori (May 29)

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    13 — Fabian Oefner: Millefiori

We’ve posted a lot of things that you may be more familiar to coming across after accidentally eating mushroom risotto from the Green Fields area at Glastonbury. Trippy visuals totally trended this year and Fabian Oefner is here to prove why.
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/fabian-oefner

12 — One Direction for Wonderland Magazine (November 23)

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    12 — One Direction for Wonderland Magazine

Some of you haters thought we were wrong for posting this. I mean hell-o! This is one of the most hilarious, witty, and aesthetically pleasing photoshoots of all time. Still don’t like it? Save your cynicism for Twitter you big downers!
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/one-direction-for-wonderland

11 — Gender Bending (October 26)

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    11 — Gender Bending

Yes okay, One Direction is one thing, but we too are a little ashamed that this nearly got in the top ten articles of 2012. It’s funny how being really, really good at Photoshop can win you brownie points in this day and age, but who cares? These are hilarious. Our favourite? Tom Hanks. Definitely.
www.itsnicethat.com/articles/gender-bending

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.