A few days ago my colleague and internet grand master Mario Urban showed me something.. interesting.
trendlist.org is an aggregation, analyzation and exposition of modern design trends. It might be a secret weapon for you. But be careful! This is to design what The Game is to dating; if you follow it blindly you’ll end up treating people like machines and lose all love of the craft. But as a tool in your arsenal it can help to make things clearer, and show you what to avoid just as much as what to do. it’s also a helpful way to categorize and help you see your own bullshit from time to time.
Anyone can put a triangle in space and make the text underlined. Real designers ask themselves what the content needs, not how they can squeeze the content into a predefined style.
Just remember: With great power comes great responsibility.