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.
April 5, 2011
Some people rearrange their furniture when they get bored with their surroundings—I change my desktop wallpaper. And after years of searching through 10+ pages on Google Images, sifting out the too-techy and too-cutesy graphics, I’ve found a few sites that never let me down.
Whether you’re looking for a desktop wallpaper or a background for your blog, these five sites offer up literally millions of great options. You could change your wallpaper every day for the rest of your life, if you wanted, and never be embarrassed to open up your laptop.
Check ‘em out:
What it is: A collection of cool, hipster patterns and illustrations, perfect for tiling a desktop or becoming the stylish background pattern on your website.
How many? 270
What it is: A site devoted to Marimekko fabrics and fashion, with a section of Marimekko-inspired desktop designs.
How many? 15