Not sure if I agree with the author's reasons to "not critique", but many of these seem useful. Not all pure web design, either - there's some solid UX in there and a smattering of programming. I'll be downloading many of these myself (well, other than the few I've already read) this weekend. Whoo! Do I know how to party.
Great collection of ideas and inspiration. The color coding looks particularly useful, especially if you carry it through the nav for that account so they can always identify the plan they have.
Sweet, simple, useful, and saves time. Excellent for quick wireframes, etc.
Now that's sexy.
Some good thinking, elegantly designed - the folks in the comments don't seem to understand that he's not suggesting to only DESIGN with four colors but that less is more and that rule, like so many others, is something to keep in mind when designing a site. See also his excellent diatribe on below the fold, or Life Below 600px
Horrifying. Verdana's not an ugly enough typeface for the web (yeah, yeah, I know... I use it here and there, too. What are my options?) but now we have to look at it in print? Yuk. I expected better of the Swiss.
Handmade Adobe-inspired pillows - get the entire CS suite for only $80. That's crazy insane.
Amazingly lovely old coupon collection, on Flickr. Delicious.
Interesting overview of how both the print and online versions of the LA Times has changed over the years. Worth taking a peek at.
This sofa actually goes up the wall. That's just wicked cool. I'd love to have it in my house. Talk about yer conversation piece. Plus, using it as a prop for shoots would be wicked cool.
Has to be one of my favorite flowcharts ever. And sooo true. :)
Interesting bottle designs. I like the white wrapper. Not so sure about the animal prints, though the right one isn't bad, kind of Hollywood Regency
Limited edition shirts by designers; available one day only. Next day, new shirt, same deal. Great prices, boo on the international shipping. Darnit, I want one of those tees! Especially today's: a Darth Vader version of the old Uncle Sam "I Want You" ads. Sah-weet.
Minimalist color flip pad. OMG the time suck - WHY do I love stuff like this? Pretty colors. Whee.
Gorgeous lineup. Burbank is just awesome, ditto Urbana. BistroScript is so retro and fabulous it makes me smile just to see it. if you like type (and hey, doesn't everyone?) head on over and check out the pretty pretty type.
Absolutely adorable illustrations, incredible pattern designs, and oh my I want one of those toys. Sweet.
Illustrator tips, tricks and tutorials. Sweet and lovely design. I need to learn how to use Illustrator. Surely after all these years in Photoshop it shouldn't be that
A nice micropay RF competitor for iStockphoto, which is good timing since the sale of Getty has me nervous about what we'll be seeing out of that company in the future. This site looks good though - and niiiice design. Which is always a seller for me.
Delicious and available in 50-odd colors, these type stickers are awesome. Me wanty.
There are just days when inspiration not only isn't striking but seems to have gone out the door and moved into someone else's house. Good, back-to-basics ideas here from How Design.