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This Week’s Top Sites for Design Inspiration!
Weekly email acts like a virtual water cooler, encouraging Fueled to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing
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.
Emotions of Sound
This site is brought to you by Amplifon, an Italian based company that offers products and services to the hearing impaired. Not exactly the sexiest industry, but what is sexy is their sponsored site "Emotions of Sound". Make sure to put on your headphones: visitors are introduced to a sound and then prompted to choose an adjective that describes how the sound makes them feel. The full screen animations, page fades, and interactive features are slick. Definitely take a look (and a listen).
We've long maintained that the Poles are poised to make a big culture splash. Heck, we think they'll be the new Scandinavians! Case in point: BrightMedia's website and featured projects. The Warsaw based digital studio does everything and their website shows off a flawless understanding of clean code and beautiful moving design. The whole experience is just...pretty.
Two Arms Inc.
Two Arms Inc. is a design studio based out of Greenpoint, a neighborhood in Brooklyn where hipsters go to retire. But these guys are definitely still kickin'. The soon to be husband and wife team churns out amazing graphic design and illustration work covering everything from magazines to product packaging. Their website is a clean and simple presentation of their outstanding work.
SoulCycle, a boutique cycling studio based in New York with an intense cult following, recently launched its new website and we must say, we're impressed. Their famously competitive class booking system is now simple and streamlined and we admire the simple and crisp design of the site in general- particularly the page devoted to the company's instructors. Dynamic content, great UX.
Vimeo 2013 in Review
Navigate your way through a huge page of .gifs highlighting the Vimeo's favorite moments and milestones of 2013. We love these guys and this is a great way to show off their talent and accomplishments.
The Guardian: Flights Interactive
To mark 100 years of passenger air travel, the Guardian has created an interactive map that uses live data to illustrate all the commercial planes flying in the air at any given time. It's stunning and wonderfully executed. It will remind you how small we all are.
Which sites inspired you the most? Let us know in the comments!