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Oct 14, 2016

The Process: A DIY Wooden Cheeseburger (Free Downloads Inside)

created at: 01/07/2014

A few Christmases ago, when I first got my band saw, I made my [now] wife this wooden cheeseburger for her office desk. The whole thing was made from old wooden flooring and other scraps, and each of the colors comes from the natural wood tones of a variety of species.   

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Dec 27, 2015

Free Wallpapers: Inspiring Creative Resolutions Worth Keeping

The To Resolve Project is a different take on the New Year's Resolution: well-designed and inspiring creative mantras that give you a beautiful reminder everytime you switch on your smart phone or tablet. Whether you wanna read more, eat better, meet an exercise goal, or just be generally more creative and productive, you'll be good to go for the next fifty ringtone/wallpaper changes, at least.

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Feb 26, 2015

Sleek Desktops Made From Old Skateboard Decks

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I've seen my share of clever plywood edge furniture but nothing like these colorful desktops made from trashed skate decks. Looks like they're currently available in the Netherlands but that certainly can't stop you from taking the idea yourself! 

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Oct 01, 2012

11 Awesome Sites to Download Free Wallpaper Art for Your Smartphone or Tablet

created at: 10/01/2012

Me? I'm a seasonal desktop and mobile background changer. I update them about four times a year, and then I keep the "used" ones in a folder, and will occassionally look back on them. Like those who obsessively catalog their days on their calendars or datebooks, or who are much better at keeping a journal than me,

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Jun 25, 2012

Free Download: Vintage Modern Desktop Wallpapers from Herman Miller

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Herman Miller, the design and furniture manufacturer behind such classics as the Eames lounge, Noguchi table, marshmallow sofa, and the Aeron chair, is giving away some seriously sweet free desktop backgrounds and wallpapers.  

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Mar 20, 2012

Free Download: Fresh Typographic Desktop Wallpapers

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It's springtime! Which means its a new season, and time to freshen up your spaces. So, show your computer a little love by cleaning out your inbox, putting your desktop back together, and downloading a fresh typographic wallpaper.  

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Feb 09, 2012

Free Download: Vintage Graphic Design Desktop Backgrounds

created at: 02/09/2012

The design team at Fossil is well-known for their warm and worn vintage-inspired design aesthetic...and they're freebies. They recently posted a great collection of thusly inspired desktop backgrounds for your computer, smartphone, or tablet.  

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Aug 08, 2011

Free Monster Movie Desktop Wallpapers for Type Lovers

created at: 08/08/2011Veer, an awesome stock photography and illustration site for designers, offers these free desktop, iPhone, and iPad desktop that reimagine vintage drive-in B-movies with the language of typography.         

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Jun 28, 2011

Five Modern Clock Screensavers to Hip Up Your Computer

 

Screensavers are a tough bit. On the one hand, they're good for your computer, they save energy, and they provided security. On the other, well, it's tough to find an attractive one. One that's simple, not distracting, and doesn't look like, well, the screen saver that came with your operating system.

But don't set it to black just yet. May I suggest installing one of these awesome, mod clock screen savers?   

   

 

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May 02, 2011

30 Free Design-y Desktop Wallpaper Calendars for May

April showers bring...May desktop wallpapers?

Sure, why not? It's officially spring, so its time to air out your house, give your closet and cupboards a good onceover, so why not update your desktop as well. To do so, I suggest these thirty awesome May 2011 calendar wallpapers from graphic design experts Smashing Magazine.

   

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Jan 14, 2011

Bunches of Free, Simple Desktop Wallpapers

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Sometimes, you need a desktop wallpaper that inspires, educates, and keeps you stimulated.

And sometimes, you just something to blend in, look clean and simple, and not interfere.

For those later cases, allow us to present: Simple Desktops

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Nov 01, 2010

100+ Free Typography and Design Desktop Wallpapers

created at: 11/01/2010

ManMade readers really seemed to dig on this collection of free desktop wallpaper for creative folks, so we figured we'd rustle up a few more.

And boy, did we ever. This time, we're focusing on the beauty that is type-design, and the amazing things that letters can communicate.

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Oct 13, 2010

A Collection of Free Desktop Wallpaper Cheatsheets for Creatives

created at: 10/13/2010

I have a terrible time keeping track of instructional documents and handbooks on my computer. They don't go in the "documents" folder, cause that's where the documents I create go, right? Do I organize them by content, or by form? Plus, how am I ever gonna remember to actually open them and read after downloading?

So, I'm loving these desktop backgrounds that put the info right out there. It's already hard enough to find good looking wallpapers, but one's that help you make good looking stuff yourself? Why, yes I will, Speckyboy.com.

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Jun 14, 2010

How To: Build a Desktop Zen Garden

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When I need a break from work, I tend to go for today's crossword puzzle, but I certainly appreciate the daydream-inducing liltiness of keeping a mini zen garden on one's desk.

Instructable author Obbitz has created one of the finest DIY zen garden options that'll inspire you to keep your desk clear. It's created from scrap wood and a bit of glue, and filled with ordinary sand and pebbles. Insulation and paint   

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May 03, 2010

How To: Desktop Skeeball

Desktop Skeeball

Sometimes, in the midst of the workday, you just need a minute. Not a two-hour lunch, not an off-site appointment, just five minutes to take your eyes off your computer and projects and do something that accesses a different part of your brain.

Then, might I suggest building a mini-skeeball game to keep off to the side for occassions such as these? Assembled from a bit of corrugated cardboard, a recycled coffee cup, and hot glue, it's built to use 1/3" ball bearings, making the project around 1/9th scale. Instructable-r Fungus Amungus even provides a pattern so you can easily make your own over your lunch break.

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