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Our Top Sites for Design Inspiration Vol. XIV
London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites with Fueled teams
Every week at Fueled, our London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York and Chicago. This weekly email acts like a virtual water cooler, encouraging us to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in webdesign.
Shopping for a car can be stressful but we imagine shopping on this Norwegian Volkswagen site could be quite fun. Click on your favorite car to learn more about its capabilities and use the bars to the right to set up a short or long term loan for your new ride. The animation is not innovative, but it is engaging.
Here at Fueled, we're constantly creating, critiquing, reworking and presenting our designs both internally and externally. So, imagine our delight when we found Viewflux, a platform that helps facilitate design projects between clients and creative firms. Viewflux seemingly makes an often frustrating process easier through clean design and thoughtful UX.
Present Plus is a product design firm based in Amsterdam. Although we love our home here in the Fueled Collective, Present Plus's office is gorgeous and perfectly branded. Definitely check out the simple but well designed site. Roy, we're coming for pizza!
Church of the Atom
Everything about this site (and company) is cool: from the landing page to its flawless interactive design. Church of the Atom is a "nano" brewing company from Gothenburg that is committed to "experimental and intriguing beer craftsmanship." Click on the colorful triangles at the top of the page to explore the company's collection of beautifully crafted beer bottles. Keep an eye out for some nice little design touches.
Powerhouse Company is an agriculture and interior design firm with offices in Rotterdam, Copenhagen and Shanghai. Not only do we love the work that is highlighted on the website, we enjoyed the navigation and design features. The page opens onto a full screen video showcasing well designed homes and interiors. Click through to learn more about the team and vision. A+
When we go to Chicago, we're visiting the husband and wife team over at Knoed. (Talk about power couple!) We're impressed with Knowed's featured projects and the quality of the website: it's slick and the photography is beautiful. You'll want to spend some time looking at the firm's work, from sausage branding to slick brochures.
Who needs Candy Crush when you can have Connect Mania? It's a straight-forward game, "simply" connect the dots of the same color but it's addictive. The game's website has a calming effect and is refreshingly simple.
Had Pack Dog been around during Murphy's joyful reign on earth, you'd be able to see the life and times of one amazing pup on his very own website. We love Pack Dog's interactive, animated site for dogs. The site encourages you to "stop keeping all those great photos of your dog to yourself" by allowing users to upload photos and information about their dog on a personal page. We're also digging Pack Dog's sleek mobile platform. We recommend watching the full screen video on the site's landing page. Wonder if BarkBox has seen it yet?
This Brooklyn eatery has a wicked little website. Scrolling reveals not only the restaurant's space and tasty menu, but also delicious shots of mouth watering dishes. Crown Heights, here we come.
Which sites are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!