Apr 17, 2014



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Arvorecer

ArvorecerWonderfully spirited design of contrasts and subtle details. This site integrates nature, openness, typography and information design all into one very attractive package. We were most impressed with the skillful blend and transitional elements that nimbly mingle the textures from the "earth" to "sky" portions of the design.... More

Also posted under green design, promotional design.

Arvorecer

House Industries presents Alexander Girard

House Industries presents Alexander GirardHouse Industries joins forces with 60's textile design icon Alexander Girard to present a new line of playful fonts and objects. In this age of greening and Woodstock anniversaries, Girard's joyful objects and shapes with their roots in the 60's and folk art are now becoming ubiquitously apparent in a contemporary context. Check out this sun-drenched online exhibit of new items, and jump on this hay ride of design fun.... More

Also posted under editorial design, xyz miscellaneous.

House Industries presents Alexander Girard


Manhattan Loft Corporation

Manhattan Loft CorporationContrary to its name, MLC operates out of London, England. As one of Britain's most innovative property companies, this site helps set them apart from the standard fare expected of a conventional property development firm. Think more art, design and architecture, rather than concrete, bricks and mortar.... More

Also posted under corporate design.

Manhattan Loft Corporation

Aum Arquitetos

Aum ArquitetosA clean and minimal Flash portfolio for this young, award winning Brazilian architecture group. The website translates their style effectively with a direct user interface. While this site is not really breaking any conventions, sticking to expectations and a certain number of boundaries is always going to be friendly and accessible for your clients. Overall, it's a breeze to navigate.... More

Aum Arquitetos


Kent Rogowski

Kent RogowskiKent Rogowski is an artist and photographer. You may be familiar with his work titled Love = Love, that patch-works pieces from different puzzle sets to create unique fantasy floral scenes. We also enjoyed his latest work Bears (see thumbnail) where he has photographed a series of toy bears turned inside out. His work is simply beautiful, and soulfully stirring.... More

Kent Rogowski

Letterpool

LetterpoolLetterpool is a brilliant community art project built around uncovering exceptional typography found throughout the streets of Liverpool. Powered by the public, this interactive exhibit calls upon users to send in their own photographs of found type either modern or dating back in history and the winning 100 entries will be published into a hardback book. A fantastic idea, executed with exceptional design... and perhaps a project that could be expanded to many different cities.... More

Also posted under editorial design, xyz miscellaneous.

Letterpool


ground

groundGround is an emerging design firm that designs green architecture, creates public art spaces and engages in land planning. Their focus is on the exceptional and artful, as they tackle a broad range of project types specifically crafting unique urban landscapes and contemporary green roofs. As the earth struggles with a shift in global consciousness, ground keeps us grounded with their sustainable approach, as they infuse the urban gray with the ecological green.... More

Also posted under green design.

ground

Dynamic Tower

Dynamic TowerTalk about your pie in the sky! Architecture firm David Fisher's Dynamic Group has released plans to build the world's first rotating skyscraper (Where else, but in Dubai of course, the home of over-the-top taste). Each floor will have the ability to rotate independently (slowly, we hope), creating an ever-shifting visual line and myriad shapes. While the skyscraper breaks all previous molds, the web site for the architecture firm (link) falls way behind the times with several broken images, lackluster layouts, misspelled page titles, and poor transitional effects. At a minimum cost of $4M per apartment, you'd think they could do just a little better job designing a dynamic web site! Hmmm... I think we smell a sales opportunity!... More

Dynamic Tower


Espeluzland

EspeluzlandIt's not often in these days of clean, corporate CSS that you find completely wacky off-the-wall web sites that promote art, and actually are art at the same time. Enter Espeluzland! With it's weird and wonderful viral, dripping, decomposing framework that houses some beautifully decaying illustrations and art... Explore, and be rewarded with some kind of nasty art-born virus... Otherwise known as the disease of creativity!... More

Espeluzland

Lake Nona Nonaology

Lake NonaA superb design for a master-planned community just within Orlando, Florida that features a modern neighborhood with a "ridiculous amount of parks". This line-driven web design features a great blend of photography, solid typography, and vintage illustrations that create the framework for exploring this rich interactive environment, while the smart writing and marketing copy which comprises the meat of the site is quite fun to read. The juxtaposition of the various styles is beautiful and creates a welcoming, yet contemporary feel for this site. A really gorgeous job here.... More

Also posted under Flash.

Lake Nona


Tansu

Tansu Yacht DesignForget for a moment – websites, posters, fashion, electronics, and furniture... here is an outstanding design firm that specilizes in shipbuilding... yachts to be exact! And what yachts they are – we just can't get enough of the design of these unique vessels. Some of them look like PT-boats, updated with a modern twist. The larger yachts have this sophiticated, military line to them, almost like mini naval cruisers. But that's just the exteriors... Tansu takes their vast experience in product and interior design, and pours it into an thoroughly obsessive attention to detail, styling and architecture that raises the entire boating experience to a higher plane of expression and usability—inside and out. Living at the crossroads of so many design disciplines, while crafting such beautiful, usable crafts is really just unfair. Damn right, we're straight-up jealous! All that, and a great Flash site too.... More

Also posted under Flash, industrial design & autos, sports design.

Tansu Yacht Design

The Palm Jumeirah

The Palm JumeirahForget websites for a moment. Think bigger. Much bigger! Imagine what it would be like to design an entire island. Even Bigger? What if the entire island were 100% man-made? Well, in the Arab Emirates, extending from the coast of Dubai, such a project is well underway... and it is being billed as the 8th wonder of the world and the "most significant and creative earth form made by man". It is literally, an enourmous palm-shaped lagoon/island jutting into the sea—and from an architectural, engineering, and environmental standpoint, this is a design project of mind-boggling proportions. While the site is your standard fare, the branding is done by FutureBrand, and is just one small – but vitally important – component of the big picture (just imagine what this construction project would feel like without a comprehensive brand). As you explore this site, we think you'll agree that all (even small)... More

The Palm Jumeirah


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