I love to see design from other countries and cultures to look at it with different eyes and enjoy what they are doing. Road SKODA is a lifestyle magazine from Poland with a very inspiring design.
Independent Brands, I feel there so many out there nowadays. Free from the outside and happily working without a hassle at making their own trademark which is a very good thing. The old days when only big brands were ruling are gone. Part of the brand process, one of the many crucial things to associate with to your product is your site. If your customers/target audience doesn't know what your product is all about after a few seconds then all your efforts are worthless at this point.
Get your hands on with your users because it is more than a "Menu + Header Image + CTA" formula. It's about transcending your image/brand to the right customers.https://unsplash.com/photos/P3pI6xzovu0