Miss Mad Hatter - close up in a fancy light
Hat, hair, corset and ribbon - Boudoir - Miss Mad Hatter
Miss Mad Hatter
outfit (including rabbit with hold pose) - Boudoir - Miss Mad Hatter
Sketch has barely been available for two weeks, but you’d never know it. This clean, cheerful, portfolio-focused theme is already a favorite — and not just for artists and illustrators. Here are three sites we love:
Dutch artist and designer Asja loves cats, as does the rest of the internet. On All Cats Have, she takes a simple doodle of two cats sitting side-by-side and transforms them to everything from superhero cats to Matisse-inspired cats to buddy cats lamenting their hangovers:
With Sketch, she’s able to showcase her latest blog posts up top, and her cat illustrations, which are all organized as portfolios, below. Using the new Site Logo feature, she drops a mini-version of her eponymous felines in the blog’s upper-left corner.
Asja keeps Sketch’s default sans-serif font; it’s readable, simple, and doesn’t steal the limelight away from her art. We also love the personal cat-teriffic touches in her pages and menus — the blog is listed as “Random Purring” in her menu.
When budget issues led the United Nations to reduce food support to refugees in central Africa, most of the world didn’t hear about it. One blogger did, and is now challenging the rest of us to spend a day living on the equivalent of one day’s rations: 850 calories. He uses Sketch‘s emphasis on visuals to build a bold, engaging site that draws us in with photos:
The blogger uses the top feature area to keep evergreen posts front and center, while the portfolio area links to more information on the humanitarian crisis and guidelines for people interested in taking the challenge. A simple logo (also taking advantage of the theme’s support for Site Logos) and Sketch‘s naturally clean typography mean that nothing detracts from the site’s mission.
BRICKrhetoric is a literary and arts journal from Chicago with an urban focus. And although Sketch is presented as a theme for artists’ portfolios, the editors saw it as the perfect blank canvas for the creative work they present:
They’ve opted to add a custom header instead of a logo, so their online journal can mimic a printed masthead. Rather than posts and portfolios, the home page features the journal’s mission statement, and a sidebar makes it easy for visitors to access past issues or look for content by contributor.
As the bloggers at All Cats Have and 850 Calories were, BRICKrhetoric’s editors were also drawn to Sketch‘s typography. Here, the clean lines of the type have a modern feel just right for the journal’s contemporary urban focus.
Looking for more inspiration? These sites and blogs also caught our eye:
Sketch is a free theme — learn more about it in the Theme Showcase.
Hello, lovelies ♥
Today’s post is a sneak peek at some items from The 24 squared event coming very soon! ♥ The top, shorts, and the bag are all from ~Blacklace~ and they are all exclusive for the 24 squared! They are also available in other colors (you get 3 colors per pack ♥). My skin is from WoW Skins and also another exclusive. It comes with make-up and cleavage options.
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Melissa in Tan with Pale pink lips & rose eyeshadow (The 24 squared exclusive)
Hair: pr!tty - Elle in Ombres (group exclusive gift!)
Eyes: VerseEye - Serenade in Aqua ♥
Top: ~Blacklace~ Brooke Bustier Corset in Fall Shades (Turquoise, Rust) (The 24 squared exclusive!)
Shorts: ~Blacklace~ Brandy in Turquoise w/ champagne lace belt & Rust w/ Seafoam lace belt (The 24 squared exclusive!)
Bag: ~Blacklace~ Belinda purse in Turquoise and Rust (The 24 squared exclusive!)
Shoes: TheShops! Freebie Pumps Mid in Teal and Orange
Flower crown: .:Glow Designs:. Roses Crown in Pink/Lila ♥
Necklace: Pure Poison - Leah necklace in Silver (group gift, still available)
(LM to the 24 squared is TBA. Will update you when it opens! ♥)
skin: whatever “chloe” – new!
hair: truth “grande” – new!
sweatsuit: cynful “dimepiece” @swagfest
shoes: 2real “dopest”
tattoo: reckless “tomahawk”
belly piercings: puncture
nose piercing: random matter “taint septums” – new
mouth piercing: pekka
lipstick: deesses “nadine lipstick #2″
nail polish: epic
headband: magika – group gift
brows: pink fuel / drow collection