25+ Inspiring Designs by Land, Sea & Air

I constantly come across excellent designs that feature various elements of nature and I’ve been collecting samples for a while now. Some use photos and others use illustration. Some feature bright skies and clouds, and others feature mountains, water, or grass. Feel free to list your favorites in the comments.

For more inspirational design galleries, see:

Project Vino

Vino

Adit Shukla

Adit Shukla

Modern Arboricultural Services

Modern Arboricultural Services

Ambassador Cellar

Ambassador Cellar

Walters & Walters

Walters & Walters

ACS

ACS

Elements

Elements

Fall in Tennessee

Fall in TN

Chipping Sodbury

Chipping Sodbury

Estrela Santiago

Estrela Santiago

Martis Camp

Martis Camp

Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Alaska

Rawkes

Rawkes

Robyn

Robyn

Jocksta

Jocksta

Sure

Sure

Great Urban Pet Escapes

Great Urban Pet Escapes

The Art Company

The Art Company

Dignity Design

Dignity Design

Stylized Web

Stylized Web

The Wheelhouse

Wheelhouse

Quinns Rocks Bed and Breakfast

Quinn Rocks B&B

Lake Crackenback

Lake Crackenback

Volll

Volll

Introducing Africa

Introducing Africa

Susanne Paschke

Susanne Paschke

Dizzain

Dizzain

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Published July 14th, 2008 by

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  • Alec Rios, July 14, 2008

    Excellent collection. I love finding websites with natural elements like these. I’d have to say my favorite is the second one (Adit Shukla’s).

  • Manu, July 15, 2008

    Nice collection
    I’m working on a sky/air based one.

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  • Glen Allsopp, July 15, 2008

    Great list Steven, I love the design of the hills in the first one

  • James Abney-Hastings, July 15, 2008

    This is such a brilliant idea for a collection, I love it! I think the last one is my favourite, but they are all great, really inspiring stuff.

  • Geoserv, July 15, 2008

    STUMBLED!

    Great list, fantastic designs as well.

    VOTED for this list at:
    http://www.newsdots.com/design/25-inspiring-designs-by-land-sea-air-vandelay-website-design/

  • Charles, July 15, 2008

    How about this one?
    http://www.bestmortgagedeals.co.uk/

    It’s animated too… looks like JavaScript rather than Flash as well.

  • liam, July 15, 2008

    Wow, sweet collection a great idea and a very nice style.

  • Edwin, July 17, 2008

    Great collection! :)

  • SeanJA, July 18, 2008

    Robyn’s look reminds me a lot of Twitter.

  • Peter, July 19, 2008

    ACS is pretty awesome, might look into using that one myself!

  • Rob Hawkes, July 19, 2008

    I’m the owner of Rawkes and thank you for displaying my website amongst all these other amazing designs!

  • Vandelay Design, July 19, 2008

    Rob,
    You’re welcome. Thanks for coming by to leave a comment.

  • Leicester Web, July 21, 2008

    There is just something peaceful about these natural backgrounds, something just puts you at ease, if you know what i mean? good list…

  • Thomas, July 21, 2008

    Great Selection, I didn’t know susanne paschke’ portefolio. A great design

  • Shanna, July 21, 2008

    Great round up Steven… Thanks! There are some amazing sites here.

  • Podatki, August 1, 2008

    True – nice collection.

  • bestflashwebsites, August 9, 2008

    Nice collection! I find Akuo Energy’s pretty eye grabbing too

    http://www.akuoenergy.com

  • fable technologies, September 7, 2008

    very nice designing keep it up…..they are very eye catching

  • Discount Emerald Jewelry, December 15, 2008

    you have a great knack for finding websites that are incredible looking and really have some quality content as well as interesting things to look at.

  • Gray & Sons, December 30, 2008

    I wish we could vote on which one of these is our favorite. The Anchorage, Alaska website has the nicest look to me. I was lucky enough to travel around Alaska by cruise last year and could not beleive how beautiful the area was.

    Wasn’t a big fan of all of the jewelry shops littered around all of the cruise stops but then again, I’m used to buying preowned jewelry from trusted dealers than at some cruise port.

  • Making Wire Jewelry, January 7, 2009

    I love looking at these kinds of nicely designed sites. However, now I’m inspired to revamp my site as well! Thanks for the good finds, keep ‘em coming!

  • M Pereira, February 23, 2009

    Awesome and inspiring. This allows people to tap into their creative abilities.

  • Bene, March 12, 2009

    Nice collection for inspiration. I like the first one.

  • Mandy | Print n Ink, July 20, 2009

    I just love this one Walters & Walters, but then again all of them are just stunning, they are not over down and they are not too busy as some designs can be.

  • mobiliario, January 24, 2010

    This is a really good discussion! It is interesting that it has spanned over a few years and is still relevant. Thanks for the viewpoints – Happy 2010!

  • steve, May 11, 2010

    Liking the project vino. Nice layouts

  • Katres Handicraft, December 17, 2010

    Thanks, very useful list!

  • Blue Speck, February 28, 2011

    We have tried to incorporate as much nature into our site as possible, we find it helps with landing page conversions especially in a sector like finance.