I came across two lovely sites today.
asdf I like for the sheer originality of the idea and the play on geek culture. It also happens to be a design company, but that’s completely beside the point.
826nyc is the New York spinoff of 826 Valencia, a student writing center that Dave Eggers founded in San Francisco. I really like the graphic design and usability of 826nyc — a good example to keep for the web design files. The design is coherent and pointed in its emphasis, a welcome change from the trying-to-reach-every-audience flavor of most sites these days.