I fixed your links and also bumped up your user level, which will enable you to post your own links.
I’m not entirely sure I understand your question, but the designers’ work you’ve pointed to is very good.
As for the principles and elements of design, I don’t see them as rules or even guidelines to be followed. Instead, I see them as general commonalties that can help explain why some designs work and why others don’t work as well.
Most experienced designers don’t consciously think of the elements of design as they’re working on projects. Instead, it’s more intuitive — they tend to do what feels right and works. It’s easy to analyze their work and see how that work intuitively corresponds to (or breaks) many of those principles and elements, but they likely did not consciously implement those principles.