Nov 24, 2014



Lounge Lizard

Lounge Lizard
Top web design and development firm. Specializes in online marketing.

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Best Made Company

Best Made CompanyExactly how all websites may look one day - this is certainly the way we'd love to make websites; minimalist, white, with light splashes of color is what it's all about (for us). Trim copy, big product images, an appearance of high quality for this bespoke outdoor camping products shop. What's not to love? Neat looking & really simple.... More

Also posted under industrial design & autos.

Best Made Company

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, art & architecture sites, industrial design & autos.

Tansu Yacht Design


Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus

Travis Pastrana and the Nitro CircusBack with a bang after a little delay, we bring you Travis Pastrana – motocross madman – and his Nitro Circus. This bangin' mash-up design features a lot of fun Flash transitions and in-your-face graphics. Exploding off your screen, this site reflects much of the fun and daring of extreme sports' high-impact design. Our only knock was the music doesn't stay off as you move from area to area, and the site load is pretty damn huge. But hey, that's how these guys live... large!... More

Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus

alta bikes

alta bikesA great sales tool for alta fixed-gear bikes, with a very nice yarn. Hilarious photo illustrations in a very short, sweet, and funny presentation... and besides the bikes are just sharp. The 'Thread behind the bike is that it's a joint project beween graphic designers (Bleed), furniture designers (Norway Says), product designers (Frost Produkt) and advertisers (Shnel&Melnychuck). Perfect.... More

Also posted under industrial design & autos, promotional design.

alta bikes


Nike Plus

Nike PlusNike Plus is a pretty amazing new technology for runners that synchs with your iPod and brings the interactive feedback of a treadmill right into your ear as you run. Simply stick a chip into your special Nike sneakers, and it wires information to your iPod as you run, tracking distance, calories burnt, pace and time. The site then allows you to track your run, compare it to other peoples' progress, or download their "power songs" from iTunes. The technology behind this site is pretty mind-blowing, and even though this author rarely engages in such sweat-inducing activities, we can see how runners would enjoy this interactive empowerment for their workouts.... More

Also posted under Flash.

Nike Plus

etnies

etniesetnies, the sports brand that all the skater kids love, has recently released a massive site(s) for its many different products. Basically, it's 8 sites rolled into one, under a plywood branded umbrella, with numerous different blogs and lines of shoes and clothing for every extreme sport you could image. We love the dark woody branding and be sure to catch the etnies Girls site too—it's a little different, and quite nice.... More

Also posted under fashion, clothes & photos, standards based web design.

etnies


Sunday River Golf Course Tour

Sunday River Golf Course TourEvery once in a Internet moon we stumble across a web site that has us (gasp) literally lacking for any kind of criticism or improvements. Such is the Sunday River Interactive Golf Course Tour, which packs in every conceivable bit of information one could imagine about a golf course into a compact, interactive tour that leaves little more to want. From drill-down photos to yardage estimates to clear and concise information about each hole, even someone with zero enthusiam for the sport will enjoy peeking into this world and exploring a birds-eye view of the superb golf course design from legendary designer Robert Trent Jones Jr.... More

Sunday River Golf Course Tour

WearYELLOW

WearYELLOW LiveSTRONGIn honor of Floyd Landis' amazing effort in the Tour de France today (he reclaimed almost all of his 8 lost minutes in a single stage), we had to post up a little homage to another undeniable Tour de France tour de force... Who else? Of course, Lance Armstrong. The WearYELLOW site is where you can keep track of Lance's life after the tour, buy one-of-a kind Alps D'Huez sneakers and the infamous yellow band from his LiveStrong Foundation. We wish Floyd luck in the last few stages to reclaim the lead and to follow strongly in Lances' historic path.... More

WearYELLOW LiveSTRONG


Test Drive Unlimited

Test Drive UnlimitedIn a continuing sign of the explosion of video gaming to come, Atari rises from the ashes to release a first-of-its-kind Massivly Multiplayer Online racing game for the XBOX360 platform. Test Drive Unlimited is the signature release for the 360 (much as Halo was for the first generation XBOX) which is virtually set on 1000 miles of 3D roads on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Test Drive brings many unprecedented online features to the racing genre and is the first title to fully showcase the true power of the new triple-processor system. If you haven't been keeping up with video games since the days of Spy Hunter then you'll be astounded by the graphics available for home systems which undoubtedly rival the realism of 3D created for blockbuster animation movies. We're very happy that Atari has released a slick, flashy site that describes all of the features, and provides fresh... More

Also posted under animation & game design, industrial design & autos, promotional design.

Test Drive Unlimited

ESPN TV

ESPN TV When the Internet arrived, and TV stations started fumbling to put content on websites, for a moment there, it almost seemed like they forgot they already owned the second-most engaging medium around (film being the first). So it's about time one station understands that if I'm going to visit the web site of a TV channel, its pretty much essential for me to quickly be able to find out what's going to be coming next on the TV! This ESPN TV site was developed to roll all ESPN promotional TV sites under a consistent platform... and with 9 different channels, sport fanatics have been thirsting for a slick little site to quickly find out what is coming up on TV in the next 24 hours and beyond. Plus, with a strong navigation and flawless UI, all your favorite sports shows are rarely more than 2-3 clicks away. But that's not... More

Also posted under Flash, editorial design.

ESPN TV


Football Heroes

Football HeroesWhat will be on Pélé's coffee table this summer? The answer is the wonderous, worldly illustrated Football Heroes (Fussballhelden). A complete collectors picture album featuring 60 World Cup soccer teams: all of the 2006 qualifiers plus the most famous teams from World Cup history. It contains over 700 individual player portraits drawn by 50 illustrators from 17 different countries. This truly amazing graphic illustrated book is a non-profit project, which guarantess the quality, as all the illustrators involved have donated their time and talent solely for the love of the game! You can buy this book driectly through the site, but the site is amazing too, because it gives you a preview of every page and provides links to every illustrator involved. A must have/visit for any fan of the game. Brought to you by two stupendous Swiss illustrators: Ashi G. and Jerzovskaja.... More

Football Heroes

éS Footwear

We love this independent skateboarding sneaker company for spiking a flag down in a hugely competetive market with 800 pound gorillas lurking around. But we also love this site because it feels like a Flash site, but actually, it's a very cleanly constructed design with pure CSS standards that makes it super quick and also super accessible. Overall, the design of this site rules, product-wise and standards-wise. It's a great online vehicle... which in this case is not a compressed plywood board with urethane wheels, but is just as speedy.... More

Also posted under standards based web design.

éS Footwear


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