it’s TIME…

No joke. The BIG REVEAL is upon us. I am SO SO excited, so I’m going to get straight to the point:

For the past month, I’ve been working with some FASCINATING members of the design community to compile DFM’s FIRST-EVER…


It’s free. It’s downloadable. It’s my gift to you. Keep it, share it, spread the word, or use it as giftwrap. Do what you will, but know that it’s my thanks to you, the bloggers/readers/designers/artists/etc, for inspiring me DAILY.

Special thanks to my flickr friends for ALL of your help!

Email me ASAP at [email protected] if you’d like to be involved in Issue #2— I’ve already started compiling the goods!

Click here to download all twenty pages, chock full of inspiration.

Love to you.
[p.s. I’m going to take a much needed blogger’s break today, but I’ll be back Friday to hear how much you loved the e-zine!] [EDIT: 2/8/08– For those of you that attempted to download the zine yesterday and had trouble, the link is fixed. Download away!!! :)]

  • Thanks so much Erin, for including me in your premiere issue!

    Now I’m off to check out everybody elses blogs and Flickr pages! So much inspiration!
    / Benita

  • Erin… this is just STUNNING! Truly!
    Thank you so much for including me in the very first issue of such a beautiful and inspirational e-zine! I look forward to many issues to come (I will adore each one)!


  • So much inspiration to discover here, thanks for including me!

    Great first issue : )


  • oh its fantastic!! thanks SO much for the free download!
    i will definetely let my blogging friends know!

  • This is AWESOME!!!! Really cool – will print it out and study it in DEPTH!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Hi Erin, Thank you. I’ve downloaded it and look forward to exploring all the beautiful imagery. I’m so pleased to be included and will draw great inspiration from this myself.

  • wow, just found this blog but I’m already in love :) love the first issue of the e-zine (I’ll have to post a link on my blog so that everyone can be inspired by it).

    Would love to participate too :)

  • Beautiful! Totally, TOTALLY worth the wait. I am truly inspired (and in love with the zine)!

  • WOW! This is truly AMAZING!! Totally AWESOME!!! ERIN, YOU are my INSPIRATION as well as … the ones I love in the third paragraph in “a note from [erin]”. I and LL are SO proud of you. Take a well deserved rest and take care. This was well worth the wait.


  • So cool! I can’t wait to steal some time at work to look at it. :)

  • Erin, this is absolutely wonderful! I am amazed by what you’ve done with this and I will read the e-zine multiple times for sure. This is perfect for all the times when you feel uninspired and need a little lift.
    Thank you so much for including me!!!

  • Erin I’m so, so impressed. It turned out beautifully and will surely be a reference for lots of people looking for inspiration!

  • I’m sure it was worth the wait, Nap-time may come early today so I can devour it! Thanks for such an inspiring blog, and now this! Inspiration and aspiration…I’ll have to get busy, I’d love to be included one day!

  • Thanks so much for including me. very nice zine man. keep up the awesomeness.

  • erin, you must be so proud of this! i predict this will set off a chain reaction, not unlike, the butterfly effect, and will contribute to an unprecedented spike in artistic output and creativity across the world!! thank you again for including me along with all these other very talented people, whom i admire and continue to be inspired by.

  • WOW. I’m astounded by all of your sweet words! Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you. It has been SUCH an honor to gift you with something that [I hope] inspires you half as much as you inspire me.


  • thanks again for including me erin, you should be very proud of the final product. unfortunately i forgot to set my alarm clock for midnight…

  • what an honor to be included in such a beautiful thing! and with so many great artists and makers…it’s a lovely e-zine!

  • Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise! I’m looking forward to reading this every month!!!

  • Thank you for including me in your e-zine! This is so beautiful AND inspiring (both your work in creating the e-zine and everyone else’s)!

  • Wow, what a great idea and it’s so well put together, can’t wait to go through it all! Great job!!!


  • wow, it is great, erin! thank you so much for including my moodboard in such and inspiring and inspired zine! {i sent you a flickr mail}.

  • Oh my gosh it’s BEAUTIFUL!!! What amazing company I am with. Feeling VERY honored to be apart of this, thank you soooooo much. I will definitely be spreading the word!

  • This is Jeanine from AphroChic. The E-Zine is so lovely. I have printed it out and can’t wait to get home so I can cozy up with a cup of tea and read all about what inspires. A wonderful idea, I hope I can be involved with the next issue!

  • Wonderful e-zine! So much to see and read and draw inspiration from!

  • I’m going to download this right NOW and can’t wait to leaf through it. Looks beautiful, from what I can see on your post.
    Thanks for the hard work.
    (I love presents!)

  • I just found your blog today and it is great! Plus I am a sucker for pdf mags and your first edition is wonderful. Thank you!

  • Just discovered your blog and your ezine today through Modish. Wow, thank you so much. The ezine is wonderful and something that I will ponder, read and look at for quite some time. Thank you. I look forward to becoming an avid fan.

  • oh wowww!!! This is soo super inspiring! thanks for doing this! What a great start to my day!

  • hey erin,

    thanks so much for including me (and the cover image,no less!). I am honored – this looks fantastic and I am excited to read through my copy! i’ve downloaded it for tonight’s rainy reading. thank you!!

  • Hey Erin,
    Thanks sooo much for this, it was very cute and nicely put together!

    How can i be included in the next one?? tell TELLLL.

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards’

  • it’s so adorable — like a chic scrapbook, with the hand-written notes…I can’t wait to read through it over the next few days in detail, little by little =)
    – Jessie –

  • Erin,
    Would love to contribute How-To upholstery project(s).
    From headboards to shower curtains to boxed and corded cushions. I’ve got a million of them.

  • wow what an awesome e-zine- totally inspired! keep up the fab work

  • it’s wonderful! i’m going to print out and display on my coffee table!

  • Awesome! Found the link to this from the SCOOP, and I’m so glad I did!

  • You´ve done really a great job here, Erin! I´m also going to print this and read it all with much attention. Fantastic idea. : )

  • wow…. erin, that is truly beautiful & inspirational!
    let me add my comment to the barrage of love you’ve received : )

  • Love fest! Thanks so much for sharing. It’s beautiful. I also linked the post on my blog. Muchas Gracias.

  • What an extraordinary labor of love – of design AND of mankind! Look at all these amazing artists/designers (most of whom I wouldn’t have known about otherwise). That first Emerson quote is beautiful. The design and layout are perfect. Every bit is inspiring.

    I’m blown away. Thank you. Thank you.

  • This is awesome. Now I’ve started my own list of inspirations. And dreaming of my inspiration wall.

  • On those days when I feel lost in domestic duties, children and that ground hog day feeling….your blog and your new ezine idea are like oxygen. Breathing life back into me. Thank you.

  • Guess who’s going in my Lazy Sunday Links!

    Truly amazing e-zine, Erin. And yes, you’ve inspired me!

  • This is absolutely amazing.
    I cannot imagine how much work went into this, so I wanted you to know how grateful I am. I just printed it out and can’t wait to curl up on the couch with it.
    It is truly lovely!
    Thanks so much!

  • I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! I would love to participate! [ are you scouting for the next issue? ] I cannot wait to get to my office to print this… I think I’ll head that way now!

  • Again, I am SO blown away by your support. Thanks for your thanks (weird phrase), and I forward that thanks to the participants— I couldn’t have done it without them! :)

  • woooooaaah Design, there is a HUGE amount of work in here, HUGE!! you are amazing!! thanks for doing this for us

  • Erin, this is FABULOUS!!! Really fantastic, I’m printing it out now. (Of course I’m late discovering it because I never have enough time to catch up on my blogs). Congrats on a beautiful piece and a clever idea!

  • This was great! I loved reading (and seeing) all these different, talented people’s inspirations…great idea for a project and a great gift to the craft community!
    …love your blog, too!
    xx susy

  • Wow!! I feel so privileged to have been included in this truly inspirational e-zine! Looks like you really have got it spot too on from reading all the other comments left here! xx

  • I’ve been introduced to your blog by word of mouth ( and am so happy I was. Now, I’m just hoping I get some free time later this evening to actually read your E-zine! So far, aesthetically, I LOVE it!

  • *loved* the ezine!! I had just written about inspiration on my blog today before finding your ezine via decor8. thank you for sharing it!

  • Love it, Erin. You have really outdone yourself and should be well pleased with what you accomplished. I’m eager for volume 2.

  • I’m so honored to be included in your e-zine. Well done!

  • This is really an amazing piece of work you have put together. I just sort of stumbled upon this and am so inspired right now. Looking forward to the next one!

  • I really wanted to see it but my computer won’t let me open it. =(

  • Hi!There seems to be some problem with the link…could you please check?

  • Hi! I also have a problem with the downloading :-( Please solve it, because I am sooo excited!!

  • OH NOOOO— thanks for letting me anon’s! Link is fixed; download away! :)

  • Stunningly put together – some old and some new faves included – I am truly inspired !

    Well Done, Just Gorgeous !


  • Thanks SO much….I’m going to save the download and I’ll keep coming back to it, I know.

  • NOW I remember how I found your blog! Your lovely E-zine was featured on Bloesem; I downloaded it, skimmed it and then put it aside “to read later”. Been reading your blog since, but just now remembered to go back and read through this entire thing! AMAZING compilation of inspiration. Lovely job with this, really.

  • This is absolutely great and incredibly inspiring. It made me immediately make time this weekend to dedicate time to updating my space at home and making my cards.

  • wow thanks for sharing all the lovelies you find!!! Can’t wait to see your next issue :)

  • Oh my gosh! I think I am in love!

    A venue for like minded people who love to be inspired.


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