A new-ish design studio in Russia has all the elements that I love. Illustration, black and white dark imagery and splashes of colour to enhace various sections. Really great use of typography and usability with their online work as well, damn. Wish you were here... Visit their site to see more of what they have to offer.
Hear Hear! Couldn't agree more... Get some more advice here.
Hilarious and brilliant set of photos of Maddie balancing on various objects, or objects balancing on Maddie. Very patient dog.... more here.