love All You Need is Love – 30 Photographs for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you may love it or hate it but there is no escaping it. It’s all over the high streets and media. Although the whole celebration is made up by the card companies to make money it’s a great time to show that special person in your life how much you love them!

Love is difficult to define yet easy to recognise. The more of it you give away, the more of it you have. The less you demand of love, the more it will bring to you. The fewer conditions you place on love, the more perfectly it will suit you, and the more meaningful it will become.

I’m in the mood for love. Here are 30 photographs of luuuurrve. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all.

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inspired Truly Inspired Websites of the Week No.1

Truly Inspired is a new weekly article that will go back to the roots of Web Design Mash and showcase our Top 10 sites of the week. If you wish to submit a future showcase of your site or a site that you think is worthy then please contact us on here, Twitter or Tumblr.

Thank you to all the sites listed below and their designers for inspiring us this week.

Crayon’s Life

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clients from hell quotes1 26 Great ‘Clients from Hell’ Quotes

8th February 2010 – Some days when I am having a bad day or dealing with a ‘client from hell’ which can really stress me out I browse some of the quotes submitted at Clients from Hell and it makes me think that maybe it’s not so bad. After all they do pay the bills (even if they don’t always pay on time!)

If you work in the design and freelance world then some of these quotes will probably sound like nightmare clients you have had to deal with and maybe you have some examples that are like this or maybe much, much worse.

These 26 examples just made me chuckle and shows that I am not alone.

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tweet1 Most Popular Design Links of the Week 31 Jan–6 Feb 2010

Here at Web Design Mash we are huge fans of Twitter and on this weekly post you will find the 10 most popular links tweeted by our Design Blend Account on Twitter throughout the week.

If you wish to stay up to date with all the latest design news and links then follow us on Twitter and you can also click on our Twitter page for a real-time up date of our ‘Love Design‘ List featuring over 150 designers and design enthusiasts.

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h20 H2Woooaaahh! – 36 Logos Inspired by Water

I was asked to redesign a logo for a client and one of the requests they asked for was a lake or water to be a feature of the logo. While looking for inspiration for this logo at ‘LogoPond‘ (which is kind of ironic) I came across a neat selection of logo designs and concepts which actually involve water.

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how to conquer designer burnout How Do You Conquer Designer Burnout?

1st February 2010 – Recently I have been feeling the strain. Eye ache, neck tension (of which I have started calling ‘laptop neck‘ ) and zombie-like tiredness.  Working as a designer you can probably relate to this by working long days and excessive hours per week.  Overworking yourself can seriously affect a designers creative flow, productivity and health and cause the dreaded ‘burnout’ effect and then there is the distraction of social media to update which can clock up even more hours.

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tweet1 Most Popular Design Links of the Week 24 – 30 January 2010

Here at Web Design Mash we are huge fans of Twitter and on this weekly post you will find the 10 most popular links tweeted by our Design Blend Account on Twitter throughout the week.

If you wish to stay up to date with all the latest design news and links then follow us on Twitter and you can also click on our Twitter page for a real-time up date of our ‘Love Design‘ List featuring over 140 designers and design enthusiasts.

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Below you will find an ultimate list of Photoshop Resources that were featured throughout January 2010 from a selection of the best Design and Tutorial Blogs out there. In the list you will find  a selection of the best Photoshop tutorials, 1000′s of free brushes, a collection of nice gradients and a resource of handy tips. Photoshop fans I hope you enjoy.

Tutorials

Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop – Tutorial 9

ps18 Best Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes & Resources in January 2010

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