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Instrument reflects this Portland digital agency’s philosophy to “make the complex simple” by minimally showcasing its work. Built on Squarespace, the site serves as the main case study for the platform’s latest version.
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webpick of the week   12.12.14

Disaster Resilience Journal Some natural disasters unfold over days, while others happen in a matter of seconds. Regardless, we can control how we spend our time before ... Read Review


Jazz Academy Jazz at Lincoln Center is vested with the preservation of jazz, including its online platform the Jazz Academy. Digital agency Ironpaper helped spread its unique educational materials throughout the world.


Poppies & Posies Boutique floral design firm Poppies & Posies arranges seasonal flowers in a loose, garden-inspired style. Its new site features antique botanicals and handwritten type to enhance the romantic nature of their work.


2nd Story Brewing The 2nd Story Brewing Co. site uses a non-traditional navigation that plays on the company’s name and transports the user to different stories. Graphic icons, photos and a variety of typefaces tell the tale of quality beer.


La Maison des Carrés La Maison des Carrés is a digital store dedicated to the unconventional world of Hermès silk. Illustrated as an endlessly tall mansion and fully responsive, La Maison des Carrés is available on any device in 27 countries.

webpick of the week   12.05.14

Design Museum With sprightly animations and sleek typography, the Design Museum in London’s website redesign has attracted new attention to the fifteen-year-old ... Read Review


AIGA/NY The AIGA/NY site design was made to bring the organization’s digital home up-to-date with modern web practices—namely, responsive design. With clean graphics, AIGA/NY puts a strong spotlight on its members’ designs.


Bicycle Speed Shop Bicycle Speed Shop, a new bicycle repair shop in Houston, Texas, has a fully responsive site with custom illustrations and iconography throughout. Technical features include type animation and a streamlined scheduling system.


Piet Oudolf Landscape designer Piet Oudolf’s site offers playful navigation and an intuitive user experience. Studio Naam translated Oudolf’s interest in grids and modernism into a clean site, where his work is the center of attention.


Palm Angels Palm Angels by Francesco Ragazzi is the definitive book on the LA skating scene. The scroll-activated website features photography and videos that provide visitors with a taste of what to expect from this publication.

webpick of the week   11.28.14

Sound City Project Although Google Street View map technologies have enabled internet users to plop themselves on any street around the world and get a visual sense of a ... Read Review


Design Beats Design Beats features a handpicked selection of content from more than 700 design sites around the globe. Continuously updated tiles and large photos reveal a daily dose of design, inspiration and discovery.


A Postcard From A Postcard From is an online magazine by photographer Gemma Booth that documents models relaxing or practicing their hobbies. The site allows Booth to design the layout of each feature using photography, video and typography.


Workstead Brooklyn-based interior design studio Workstead wanted a portfolio site with e-commerce functionality—without feeling like a typical online store. Like their furnishings, the site is sturdy and rich, yet simple and efficient.