• What's On! notice achieved using GeekTool.
  • Calendar achieved using GeekTool.
  • Song currently playing achieved using BowTie.
  • Analog Clock Yahoo! Widget
  • Trash Bin Yahoo! Widget

My Desktop ::Version 1.2::

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Version 1.2 of my desktop setup on the iMac. Partial inspired by the Shelves theme for the iPhone and the desire to get away from using an 'ordinary' desktop. Added a few personal touches such as the personal photos and the notes on the pinboard, as well as my own logo on the wallpaper.

For this version, I installed GeekTool to create a more dynamic What's On! notice, as well as for the calendar showing today's date. You will also notice the lack of the dock as I hardly use it anymore since I launch everything via QuickSilver or Spotlight.

And do let me know if this desktop has inspired you to set up your own desktop in a similar fashion. Would definitely love to see it.

Version 1.1 can be seen here.
Version 1.0 can be seen here.

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Wallpaper based on the Dramatic Room background with my own modifications.

The Art Toys and The Vinyl Collection icons can be downloaded from Pixelgirl Presents.

The stereo displaying what song is currently playing in iTunes was achieved using the Bowtie desktop application. Be sure to download the Theme Starter Pack as well as this includes the Geeky theme that was used.

The What's On! notice and the calendar showing today's date were achieved using the GeekTool app.

Pinboard PSD Template @ deviantART
Poster PSD Template @ deviantART

Trash Bin Widget @ Yahoo! Widgets
Analog Clock Widget @ Yahoo! Widgets

jim.christian, lostintravise, and 114 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. tomp8 [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

    Awesome desktop!!
    Where did you get the stereo?

  2. santoscreative 69 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the comments! ^_^

    The stereo is actually a Panasonic SC-SX950-K. Made a few changes to it though so that it has enough room to display the current song hehe.

    And Bowtie is the desktop application I've used to get it to display the information.

  3. matt.appleby 69 months ago | reply

    hi santoscreative,
    Incredible desktop. You have inspired me to make my own version. Where can i find the shelf that the stereo sits on? Thanks in advance.

  4. mindblank 65 months ago | reply

    awesome !! iLike...
    where i can get that cute little table there????

  5. cayayofm 65 months ago | reply

    This is pure awesomeness!
    Love, love, LOVE this.

  6. Jay Rajamanickam 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, This is an excellent screenshot and 'how to' guide to customize the Mac desktop. I would like to have this great photo added to my group called I am a Mac!, This public group is dedicated for best Mac related photos.

    Thanks in advance! Jay.

  7. Meghann.. 62 months ago | reply

    I love this desktop! Mine is fairly similar but I am adding a few extras after seeing this :)

    I would really like to know where I can get the table for the stereo and the TV screen? Thanks :)

  8. santoscreative 62 months ago | reply

    Cheers for the comments and favourites! Very much appreciated. ^_^

    For those who asked about the cabinet that the stereo sits on, I honestly can't remember where I originally got it from as I had it among a bunch of files that I collected over the years. If you happen to know the original source, let me know so I can give proper credits. In the meantime, you can download it here:

    Cabinet (Unknown Author)

    And the television was grabbed from the Sony website but I've decided to upload a PSD file that you can all use. I've included all the layers and effects so that you can modify it to your liking:

    Television (Original)

    Meghann: Thanks! And I would really like to see this desktop of yours. ^_^

  9. pcperini 61 months ago | reply

    Main Screen: www.flickr.com/photos/12572429@N02/4555608025/
    Off Screen: www.flickr.com/photos/12572429@N02/4555616125/

    I have a dual monitor array with my Macbook Pro, and used this format as a massive springboard for my own setup. Ideas for improvement are greatly appreciated, and requests the images, geeklets, etc. are welcome.


  10. adrusi 60 months ago | reply

    I made a similar desktop, which you can find on deviantart here: adrusi.deviantart.com/art/Desktop-Room-163644654. Although the theme is very similar, only the cabinet and TV are from your desktop, the shelves are also made from the tops of the cabinets :). the floor is a texture from google sketchup and the wall paper is based on www.flickr.com/photos/12572429@N02/4555608025/ which is another deriv of this desktop.

  11. Dhruv talwar 58 months ago | reply

    amazing desktop!!!!
    could you please tell me how you got osx to write the names of icons and their info to the right of the icons?

  12. APPLEVIEWS 56 months ago | reply

    I've added your screenshot to the Amazing GeekTool Screenshots For April article applevie.ws/2010/09/amazing-geektool-screenshots-for-apri....

  13. ChristopherWong14 56 months ago | reply

    Hi sorry about all the questions, love your work, i admire it.
    How did you get the shelves?
    How did you get bowtie to work with stereo like that??
    And the objects on the shelves, how do you make those clickable, with the text next to them?

    Also your psd links don't work anymore. thanks a bunch

  14. benno :) 48 months ago | reply

    can u please put a link for the shelves and cabinet?

  15. benno :) 48 months ago | reply

    and the tv plzz

  16. mudsteam 47 months ago | reply

    how do you get the shelves?

  17. mudsteam 46 months ago | reply

    Hi, can you put up a link for the Stereo PSD files, with the adjustments made, as i cant seem to do the adjustments in a proper way

  18. Geothan168 44 months ago | reply

    Wow this is officially the best theme I have ever seen. Can you please post a tutorial on how I can get this theme?


  19. Nic-NacLovesMacs 44 months ago | reply

    where did the calender image come from?

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