inspiration e-zine: issue two.

I’m so excited to release the second [and FREE!] issue of Inspiration: Design for Mankind’s monthly e-zine. [If you missed the first issue, click here to view/download!] I’ve been working nonstop for the past month to bring you another dose of inspiration and it is my hope that you find this issue equally (if not more so!) motivating in your quest to accomplish each and every one of your goals. Whether you’re a designer, doctor, stay-at-home mom or trash collector, I think we can all use a bit of inspiration in our daily lives.

Hats off to you, readers— this one’s for you.

Click here to download the second issue of Inspiration, only at Design for Mankind.

Note: If you’d like to join the mailing list for future Inspiration issues (each month!), email me right here with subject line ‘Mailing List.’ OR, subscribe to the Design for Mankind feed on the righthand corner, powered by FeedBlitz.

Note #2: THANK YOU for your sweet comments— I’m overwhelmed, once again! The upcoming issues may stray from inspiration boards but will still be centered around inspiration in the home. If you’d like to be involved, email me here!
[EDIT: Paul [Einlyng] Lowe, NY stylist and creator of the AWESOME board from page six has just started a blog— click here to read!]

  • Another great e-zine – Congratulations Erin! I will be printing this off to take with me on my holiday ;)

  • Wow, BEAUTIFULLLL !!!! I’m printing it right now so that I can read everyone. So much inspiration :) and I’m so happy to be in the middle of it. Thank you Erin, have a wonderful time.

  • Excellent work once again, Erin!!!


    I especially like Scott and Cindy’s His’n Hers.

  • Thanks Erin,

    I’ve been reading your blog for about a week – It’s great!

    Look forward to reading the e-zine.

  • thankyou Erin! That was amazing!!! I don’t get a lot of time to myself these days with two little boys to look after, but its wonderful to spend a little time reading such inspirational thoughts and looking at fabulous mood boards!!! shae xo

  • so great…I love the idea of seeing other people’s inspiration boards. And the quotes are the icing on the cake.
    – Jessie –
    ps. how can i be a part of an upcoming issue?

  • thanks so much for including us erin. we are so ecstatic!

    we love reading about the inspiration of others and how they visualize it. and, love your quotes.

  • Hey!! Love your blog as well, it is stellar! Thanks for stopping by mine earlier and your sweet comment was so nice! I will definitely be back to visit again! Take care… :)

  • thank you very much! :) your blog is very nice as well. i am realllly loving this e-zine! beautiful job.

  • Erin, thank you! What a tremendous amount of work- such a beautiful presentation.

    I wish you all success with your design blog- I have no doubts. I check in here everyday; look forward to it. Love all the wonderful artists you find and showcase.

  • wow, erin… it’s just getting even better! great issue.. so happy to see : )

    xo – kee

  • looks so beautiful!!! you can tell that you have really put a lot of time and effort into this! i hope it brings all the success in the world! take care (ps- thanks for the comment! means a lot!)

  • Wow!! Thanks for the comment Erin, I absolutely love your blog and your writing style…that means a lot coming from you :) I LOVE your ezine as well…beautiful!
    Keep up the inspiring work!!

  • Thank you all SO SO SO much!!! WOW! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it so far…

  • Thanks for leaving a comment with me, so I could see your blog! Wow. Love it!

  • thank you so so much for this! i loved the last one and i can’t wait to read this one. you are doing an awesome job inspiring everyone! btw thanks for your comment the other day! :)

  • Erin –

    Congratulations on yet another job well done. I have to admit that I immediately scrolled through to find my own board and then lingered over the other beautiful and amazing boards! As always, can’t wait for the next issue!


  • Wow Erin! You’ve outdone yourself yet again! I just LOVE each and every part of this glorious compilation and will certainly be using it for inspiration in the months and years to come! Congrats to all involved!


  • I am glad to meet you. This community can now connect and help each other as we all believe in creating the magic the world needs to have in their lives and celebrate every day that we are alive. I will do some further reading on your blog. All the very best for you, may the prosperity that the Year of the Rat means bring forth abundance for us all. I am always asking people to celebrate the good things and pass them along.

  • Woohoo! Thank you so much for the second edition!!! I can’t wait to devour it. :)

  • look at you! an e-zine! i can not imagine the work that goes into one of those. i am duly impressed and will download it now. best of luck in your endeavors!!

  • What???? Seriously, I loved the first issue. I thought, “How is gonna top this?” and you showed me!!! I love issue #2!

    I printed this on our color copier/printer at work, almost jammed the machine, but I got it going and spent the rest of my lunch hour reading through it.

    I am so excited to see what plans you still have in store for us.

  • Oh, woo hoo! I’m so happy you came by my blog – now I can add yours to my list of daily design reads. GREAT WORK! :)

  • erin! it looks so great!!

    I’m going to print it out at the lab on the phaser and it will be gorgeousss so I can share the vivid color with other design-obsessed friends.

    and thank you SO much for the kind comment on my design blog. i’m just getting started so at times it is difficult to motivate myself to keep going, but it’s people like you that give me the fuel!
    i’ll be back :)

  • erin! it looks so great!!

    I’m going to print it out at the lab on the phaser and it will be gorgeousss so I can share the vivid color with other design-obsessed friends.

    and thank you SO much for the kind comment on my design blog. i’m just getting started so at times it is difficult to motivate myself to keep going, but it’s people like you that give me the fuel!
    i’ll be back :)

  • WOW. Wonderful again Erin. It’s beautiful(can’t wait to print it off at home on the color printer)tho’ I still say that cover photo is a little weak…teeheeheehee…JK
    Thanks so much again for all your wonderful kind support!

  • Thanks for the shout out, Erin. Design for Mankind is a wonderful blog and I look forward to reading your latest e-zine issue! All the best, Annabelle

  • Thank you! I just downloaded the first one and the second. So beautiful!

  • Absolutely beautiful, and a great read, too. Congrats on another lovely issue!

    Thanks for asking me to be part of the 2ND EZINE you have put together. Its such inspiration to even be a part of it….HOPE they KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER! : ) Yay!

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards’

  • truely inspired! wonderful job putting the e-zine together and thank you for sharing it with the world!

  • I loved the first e-zine and the second one is just as wonderful!

    Absolutely amazing Erin!

  • thanks so much! I really like yours too! how did you find my blog?

  • Found you via you finding me…glad we both stopped by! Great resource and I have to say I love your header/banner – what a cute drawing.

    Meredith @ Studio Debris

  • How cool! I have some serious downloading and reading to do!

    I love your banner, too, by the way.

  • Boy, you are on a roll….Kudos!
    Your first one was excelllent…I’m off to see another great e-zine

  • Thanks so much Erin…a real thrill to see what all the other designers have on their minds. I tell you that the only thing that would have made this issue any better was if I had been chose for the front cover. (I love the cover too – just want to be a smart alec!)

  • total wonderfulness, miss erin!! i so enjoy the positive energy that seems to flow out of your blog!

  • Oh wow. I am blown away. I’m so glad you took the time to do this, thanks for all dose of inspiration!

    I especially loved the His and Hers Boards.

    I know how to go to the store and buy ink so I can print and read slowly.

  • i LOVED the first one and i cant wait to see the second!! you do amazing things, honestly. i saw the ezine on decor8 i believe, and from there subscribed to your blog. im so glad i did!

  • I can appreciate your excitement about this. I just started a blog last week and can’t believe how much I enjoy working on it. This is an inspiration to me! Thanks.


  • Oh, man… I’m so excited about your second e-zine. I’m headed over to my blog — particularaesthetic — to update the link to it on my sidebar. Horray!

  • I featured you on my blog, I don’t have many readers yet, but my cherished few will love you.


  • No you have a lovely blog!
    I’d love to be involved in a future issue & on your mailing address… I wasn’t able to link to your email, but mine is: matimcd at hotmail dot com

    i realize you have a lot of comments here and may not see this:)

  • Wonderful!!! I will grab a cup of coffee and get indulging! Thank you, you clever thing! x

  • absolutely brilliant idea on the ezine and blog! love it!
    thank you also for the positive feedback on my blog, it’s great to hear it!

  • Hi Erin, thanks for leaving such a sweet comment! Like this chicken, both issues 1 & 2 will be accompanying me on jetblue this weekend. Can’t wait to read it all! – Marichelle

  • thanks thanks thanks for the inspiration. I’m blown away
    Milan (Italy)

  • this is a really cool site! thanks for the comment on my blog. I like the e-zine! It’s very inspiring!


  • Thanks so much for creating your wonderful e-zines. I’ve been a ‘blurker’ for far too long and definitely welcome my new role of ‘commenter’ so you know how much all your efforts mean to those of us always looking for a little or big dose of inspiration! Kudos to you!

  • Oh yay! another ezine. I’m printing it out to drool over tonight.

    Thanks for your wonderful comments about my blog. I’m new at this game, and it’s such a joy to hear about people who enjoy it.

  • Thanks so much Erin for the 2nd issue, I´m printing it out now. Wonderful again! And if I may say so, you look VERY elegant in the photo!
    : )

  • I just found your blog – and your Inspiration e-zine.

    I briefly glanced through the e-zine – and it is such a treat!!!! I’m going to print it off and relish every page.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!!!

    Best, Darlene

  • Erin, i love your inspiration e-zine and would LOVE to be in a future issue! i tried emailing a note to the address listed but it will not send from my outlook express!?!?! is there another address i can email to? thanks, iowajewel (julie)

  • Oh gosh This is gorgeous, and the name is perfect!! So inspirational!! I really hope you do not mind that I posted a link to it in my latest post? Just had to share you with my readers in case they have not already found you ;-)

  • Dear Erin,
    Hello from Portugal!!
    I just came across your blog and I was completely overwhelmed with it. It is really inspirational to see so many beautiful things put together in the same place in such a great way. I couldn’t resist the urge of printing out your e-zine, subscribing the feeds and walk around to see everything. Thanks a lot for doing such a great work and for helping us (at least me!) to go through less inspirational times with such inspirational things! Keep up the good work!

  • Just found you. Wonderful! and thank you for the download. The Zine looks delicious!


  • Just wanted to say your blog is great and it’s been an inspiration to me to get crafty! thanks so much for the ezine as well since it’s a great visual.

    Looking forward to the next one.


  • Erin, Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us! It is truly beautiful. Your passion is very visible! Thank you also for the encouragement that you can find your life’s “work” when you’re young. I feel the same way!

    Thank you!!!


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