I found a very interesting video on the BBC. It is titled "Best Things Ever" and if you take the time to watch it, I think you will find it interesting. You may see it just here. It is a video of some of the best designs of the year, among them... the façade for Paul Smith in London, a pyramid floating school in Nigeria, United Nations Delegate's chair with 2 wheels on the front, a wristwatch for the blind, an easily read font from the UK, a beautiful housing scheme in England, a children's chemo house in Japan and a wheelchair that adapts for children as they grow. You really must watch the video!
For me, when something is perfectly designed and it is also extremely useful and practical, then it becomes a thing of beauty.
If you have time to watch the video, let me know what you think and which one of these designs made you say "wow". I love the museums in London and this video makes me see that I need to see one more: The Design Museum!