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
InterfaceLIFT: slow to load but it is worth it
Perhaps you will find something you like.