Site for Maaemo a 2 Michelin star restaurant in Norway. Really stripped bak site allowing the photography and personality of the surroundings and the people do the talking. Lovely photography and interesting stories really make the personality quite unique, a taste of Norway.
Yearly Archives: 2014
Site promoting ‘Mocking Jay’ the latest film in the Hunger Games film/book saga. Hooking up your phone to the browser you can play some small puzzles on your phone to ‘hack’ content – games that uses your phones tilt and motion sensors – really nicely synchronised. You unlock key sections of content to reveal a larger picture of what the film is all about. Lovely glitch effects and again lovely design by Watson D/G, nice typography and futuristic look and feel. Nice bit of fun…
Site for French digital art director Flavien Guilbaud. Stripped back and with a bold typographic style, very simple but enhanced by slick animation and transitions. Love the full screen numbers in the background – the scrolling mechanism to bring in screengrabs from the right is a nice touch.
Fun site for new video game ‘Destiny’ – game set in the future with a sci-fi interplanetary edge. Starting from a Google Earth view of where you are and zooming out to space – allowing you to choose which planet to explore. Love the streetview-esque spin on the scenes where you explore the kind of people you might find on each planet, all a nice bit of fun. Nice way to bring to life the game a little – and provides way more engagement and excitement than the atypical long scrolling page.
Really really simple and enjoyable execution of a nice idea – for Honda Type R. Hold down the ‘R’ key on your keyboard while watching the film, it will show the same story and scene from the other side. In this case switching between a dad picking his kids up from school vs picking up his partners in crime fleeing a burglary! Very addictive to switch between the scenes – to see ‘the other side’. Had to include it for its simplicity and elegance, can’t help but smile at this one – and it’s just a car ad!
Lovely site for Guillame Bouvet, French industrial designer. Modern and fresh the editorial layout combined with transitions and animations brings out the details in his creations. Love the way you zoom into images – all within the white frame. It looks great and all the small details, rollovers – animations and so on bring it all to life.
Nice refresh of the The Great Discontent website, a magazine about creativity, entrepreneurship, and risk taking. The online version is a beautifully laid out variant of the printed magazine, with lovely typography and nice photography. Nicely considered for the screen, with nice big copy for reading the interviews and the pull out quotes – nicely structured too, easy to find other articles and browse around. And it is responsive too, nicely done…
Site of Tokyo Mild Foundation, Japanese film producers. Minimal layout and dark look and feel shows the projects on offer – stripped back and simple. Some nice transitions and some cute details bring it all to life, I like the slide out menu from the left and the ‘member’ section is nicely done.
Fascinating interactive documentary about the ISEE-3 satellite that has been in orbit since 1978. Featuring a mixture of 3d elements, film, and photography it’s a really nice approach to show the orbit and history of the satellite. There is also a live view, where you can see estimates of where the satellite is today – all shown in 3d. Love the timeline approach and the fascinating way of representing the orbit of the satellite, where it has been all in a 3d model that you can explore – nice mix of media to explain the satellite and it’s history.
Gorgeous site highlighting R+Co beauty and hair products. Love the layout, more akin to a fashion magazine – nice ever changing accent colour – and the offset titles and copy. The bold typography really accentuates the beautiful photography and fun layout. I love the ‘lookbook’ pages that show you all the products needed and styling tips – it looks fantastic, and all the subtle parallax style transitions gives the flat design some depth. Really nice looking site.
Site promoting the wearable tech product ‘Withings Pulse’. Set from the perspective of three people wearing the product in their daily lives, a short film shows what the product does in-situ – sliding panels appear and you can explore in more detail about the product. I like the flow of the journey and the additional info appearing in a nicely designed way, it also looks great, nice palette of colours and fresh design.
Unique site for photographer Enrico Floriddia. Love the CV-esque approach that explains the work through writing rather than simple thumbnails, click on one of the projects and viola thumbnails appear, click on them and see how it all expands. Really nice, unexpected, original execution of a portfolio website.
Fantastic portfolio of Parisian photographer Brice Darmon. The homepage shows a multi-layered layout that shows some highlights from each project – click on a project fills the screen with a cool transition that shows an interesting approach – the background image is the next image and the photo in the centre can be enlarged. Love all the cool interaction and transitions, roll over the right or left and the next or previous photo peeks, even the top and bottom peeks to show the next or previous projects. Also love all the masking transitions, looks and feels so slick – the animations are well considered and bring the static shots to life. Great example of modern photography portfolio site.
Lovely site promoting Kenzo’s Fall 2014 range – aiming to replicate a gallery experience from the browser and in 3D! You can connect your mobile device to use it as a trackpad to navigate the 3D gallery or use your mouse to move around the space. On the walls of the galleries are video pieces and images which you can peruse at your leisure. The exploratory nature of the interface is crafted well, and looks great, nice clean lines and moody lighting – I love that you exit through the shop where you can see the items from the gallery!