This year’s CNET Webware 100 Finalists in the Search and Reference category include search engines trying inventive ways to present results.
Of the two, I preferred Hakia, but if you use it, stick with the main All Results tab because the results under the other tabs (e.g. credible sites, news, images) aren’t as relevant because they match on either half of the name (Frida or Kahlo) instead of the whole name. There’s a third site, Mahalo, for contemporary people in the news which is more focused on gossip/rumor.
For those of you who appreciate creative visual design, check out Searchme which returns results in a colorful stack of web pages that you can flip through like a photo album.