I am looking for some great examples of of non-trendy web design. Things that buck the trend of hero images and sans-serifs for something more artsy. Frank Chimero's site is kinda like what I am thinking.
SiteInspire has some pretty great examples. There are definitely some trendy ones in there, but not overloaded.
I think that Hover States is what you're looking for. Lots of well curated sites there, and has a really good newsletter too.
I like this year’s XOXO website.
Liked what my friend Lennart did with Charity Works: http://charityworks.camp/
SiteInspire is one of my favourite. Lots of unusual design - both web and print - you can find collected on my Tumblr: http://metamn.tumblr.com
DSGN has lots of unusual design showcase and is updated regularly. You may want to check it out.