An Unhealthy Lust for Design

The BlackPearl Mod: Redecorating VLC

While the VLC team broods about the hows and whens of reinventing the VLC experience on the Mac, Hirogen has gone ahead with his own version of what VLC should look like. In fact, he doesn’t stop at VLC, instead creating an entirely new user interface style, which he calls BlackPearl. It’s not only gorgeous matte UI, it also fits just perfectly on a Snow Leopard desktop. Installing the BlackPearl mod for VLC involves downloading the disk image and moving...

Mono: Beauty to your Growl notifications

Growl, the de facto notification system on the Mac, is loved by many a Mac user. Whether you like to be notified about little things going on with your Mac is a different matter. We’re here to pretty it up. Growl ships with a bunch of built in themes, most of which are well suited to the purpose. As it turns out however, there isn’t that big a skinning market when it comes to Growl themes. It’s there, but not...

Localhostr – File Hosting in a Tasty Widget

[tweetmeme]We’ve mentioned Upload Robots in the past, but what if you want something closer to home? Localhostr is a web based file hosting service, which has clients for the Mac and PC. When it comes to the Mac version, all you have to do is grab hold of the any file, invoke the dashboard, and let it go into the widget. After a quick upload, you’ll get a shorturl copied to your clipboard ready for sharing. If you have access...

Tripmix – Perfect Vintage Roadtrip feel

[tweetmeme] While futuristic user interfaces are well appreciated, here’s an app that goes back in time, way before I was even born to appreciate it. Tripmix from Overcommitted brings back the 1960s in a music player. Tripmix is a roadtrip companion that can very well serve as an office companion. As soon as you launch the app, it begins playing music from your iPod in an ultra retro interface. It’s so retro, that there’s a separate play and pause button!...

10 Wallpapers worthy of replacing Snow Leopard’s Aurora

[tweetmeme] It’s wallpaper time! What better way to change your desktop than to magically replace the majority of its pixels. The Mac has so far shipped with some really good wallpapers, and Snow Leopard’s Aurora is just a timeless work of art that you can never tire of. Well, tire of in the long run, but you do need some change in between. While some prefer to have a picture of a city, or some loved ones, I can’t resist...