January 1, 2013
Fifty years ago, Alexander Girard, the head of Herman Miller’s Textile Division from 1952 to 1973, introduced this playful design and called it “January.” Girard’s distinctive combination of color, originality, and spirit came from his love of folk art, his world travels, and his delightfully curious personality.
Here’s hoping the optimism of Girard’s design inspires you in this new year. Click here to download one of six free desktop wallpapers featuring “January” for your computer, mobile, or tablet device.
May 19, 2011
We recently showed you a few easy tips for de-cluttering your mac. Once you’re done cleaning up your desktop, it’d be a good time to start fresh with some new wallpaper. Apple just gave developers a peek at some brand new desktop pictures from the upcoming OS X Lion, and you can try out these high quality desktop images yourself.
Last Friday, developers were able to get their hands on the latest developer build of Apple’s upcoming operating system 10.7, aka OS X Lion. Along with updated features came some new desktop wallpapers. Apple has always been known for their beautiful and epic wallpapers. This bunch are nature-themed, featuring animals and scenic landscapes.
What’s interesting about these wallpapers is the actual size of them. At 3200 x 2000, these are larger than any display Apple currently ships today (the highest being the 27” iMac, topping out at 2560 x 1440). It’s nice to get such high quality wallpapers that are sure to be large enough to fit any screen you have, as well as span beautifully across two displays. ItsAllTech.com put together a bundle of these high quality wallpapers, which you can download here for free.
By Vivian Kim
This story appears in partnership with Unplggd, a site for people who embrace technology and design in their home.
February 3, 2011
1. Wire frame This font-inspired, orangey-red pattern will brighten up any background. Get it: typenuts.com
2. The DWP with Ghostly + Michael Cina: Sami Koivikko Designer Michael Cina created this piece for the cover of Finnish producer Sami Koivikko’s 2008 album Sapphire. Get it: thefoxisblack.com
3. Boombox Sometimes old-school is very cool. Get it: simpledesktops.com
4. Kaivo Mother and daughter designer duo Maija and Kristina Isola created this iconic pattern for Marimekko. Get it: alwaysmod.com
5. Moon A great Filckr find—shot by Adrian Pratt on his way home from the office in Oxford, England. Get it: Wallpapers and Backgrounds group on Flickr
Images linked to their sources within the numbered text