The other day a friend showed me an online project to turn the McMaster-Carr website (the most boring engineering supplies site) into a curated Pinterest/Etsy style site called Masterlist.co. McMaster-Carr is a vendor that sells everything from insulated tubing to stock metal pieces to tools to denim coveralls to giant vats of Gatorade; it is located close by in Southern NJ and is a staple of Penn’s Engineering school, especially in the MEAM department. However, it’s website is one of the most un-aesthetically pleasing websites I have ever interacted with.
Another MEAM student found Masterlist.co, on which someone took high quality photographs of people using a selection of the objects sold on McMaster and displayed them in a visually pleasing manner, with links to the original site to buy the object.
The following in a link to the new website: http://masterlist.co/
With a link to McMaster for comparison: https://www.mcmaster.com/