Monday, December 18, 2006


Wallpaper. No, not the magazine, although it is cool – the kind you use as a background image decorate your desktop.

Yesterday I was looking for images for my swinging and cool blues Christmas music posts, and I visited mandolux for inspiration. Mando, the photographer, is a very skilled professional in Southern California, and Mandolux, the site, hosts his selections of beautiful, eccentric pictures sized for desktops. The hi-quality images are cropped for 1, 2 and sometimes even 3 or 4 monitor displays of all resolutions, including widescreen. You could spend an hour or more browsing the archive.

Despite my stylish nature, I have a boring blue desktop. However, in a strange coincidence, lifehacker featured mandolux and I decided to spruce up my monitor. There are so many good choices – like this one or this one or this one or this one or this one. I selected this one and adjusted the appearance property to match.

A nice thing about the lifehacker story is that there were great comments suggesting additional sites for desktop backgrounds. Some of the best are:

MacDesktops: 1000s of user-submitted images
Images from the Hubble space telescope
: slow to load but it is worth it

Perhaps you will find something you like.


At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool stuff. here's a helpful tip that paul found to attach two separate wallpaper images to a dual-screen monitor system:


At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool wallpapers. I love your site and come here often. Since you've spiffed up your desktop you may also enjoy There are 20 free wallpapers that are (at least) one cool thing worthy.


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