Stockholm Design LabThe Stockholm Design Lab is a design agency that works with high-profile brands, take a look at their client list and you’ll see several global names. As if to emphasize the depth of its practice, the site lets you explore by typing different terms. It’s an impressive way to present work.
CureCure is a high-end nails and wax boutique and its site showcases the aspirational lifestyle it’s selling. The typography is fresh and engaging, the art direction is modern and carefully planned, the parallax is beautifully executed, and the underlying grid is inventive.
Goldkant Interior KölnIn 2019 you can expect to see designers looking for new ways to work with parallax. Goldkant gets it right by combining parallax with the split-screen trend. Lots of sites apply an effect like this on the home page, Goldkant uses it site-wide. Plus check out that slick animated logo.
Kalfire W53/50RThe inelegantly named Kalfire W53/50R has a site that features lots of full-screen video. Click through to the design page for more video, and the efficiency page for a detailed presentation of an extremely high-end product.
LayerFull-screen video is going to be big in 2019 and Layer’s site is on-trend with a macroscopic view of its product range. Layer make intelligent products that form emotional connections, so their video is intimate in its approach. The whole site oozes human-centered design.
Talia CollinsThe amazing Talia Collins company makes swimwear out of material regenerated from discarded fishing nets, making you look amazing on the beach this Summer, all while saving marine life. Its site does a great job of counterpointing flattering style, and a love of the water.
WithoutWithout is a design studio from London, UK. Its site features enviable typography, and a rigid application of UX principles. Scroll through the site to discover an impressive portfolio of case studies. If it wasn’t for the hamburger menu on desktop, this could be the perfect agency site.
LesseLesse skincare products are 100% organic, cruelty free, and vegan. Its site and its branding follows the very recent trend of embracing organic feeling serif fonts—Lesse’s logo is almost Art Nouveaux—combined with the simple sans serif its a very 2019 design.
KnnoxI would, of course, never advocate smoking cigarettes (they will damage your health and that of your loved ones). But if I was a smoker, I’d want one of the brutalist brass lighters from Knnox, and it’s all thanks to the scandi-noir art direction on this site.
A&McreativeFrench creative agency A&Mcreative presents its work in typical Parisian style: understated, effortlessly cool, and probably three or four times over your budget. Compare the modest way its extraordinary client list is presented, to the way some agencies talk up their work.
OnCorpsOnCorps decision making systems use machine learning to teach themselves about human-powered decisions, and then automate them. Its site is a simple powerpoint-style scroll, but each slide features hypnotic Math-based animations.
Part ArchitectsThe site for Part Architects, is both extraordinary, and difficult to love. The text is very hard to read, using a font that wouldn’t be out of place advertising a club night. Scroll through and the text projects along the surfaces at the extremes of the viewport. It’s bonkers, but brilliant.
Who says work has to be boring? Demisol is a free co-working space in Brasov, Romania. Designed for hackers, designers, developers, marketers, “troublemakers and other disrupters” it’s a flamboyant site filled with energy. No doubt, much like its offices.