The Nepali Desktop

Mac: Reader Brisngr loves the natural beauty of Nepal, and combined it with OS X Yosemite and a few Übersicht widgets to make a good-looking, functional desktop that’s inspiring and informative. Here’s how you can set it up yourself.

Future 3D Printers Could Use Orange Juice And GM Bacteria

3D printers can make all sorts of great things, but they don’t do it out of thin air. First, there’s the model and then there are the materials. In most cases this is some sort of thermoplastic that can be heated and squirted from the printer’s head. But 3D printers don’t have to be the mechanical, polymer-ejecting gadgets we’re familiar with. What if all you needed was some genetically-modified bacteria and orange juice?

A Simple Way To Dye Leather For DIY Projects

Sometimes, the best thing about making something yourself is making it to your own style or taste. For example, dying leather yourself allows you to customise the look of a project.

Method Draw Is A Free, Browser-Based Vector Creator

Web: Vector images are great for things like logos that need to scale to any size, but software to make them is often expensive. Method Draw provides a wealth of vector tools for free, and it runs inside your browser.

VSCO Cam Adds iPad Version, Journal And Sync

iOS: VSCO Cam, one of the best apps for photography, was just updated with a bunch of new features, including a new iPad version, filter comparison, syncing across devices and a new journal mode.

Weekly Wallpaper: Make Your Desktop Meditate With These Zen-Inspired Wallpapers

Zen is both a practice and a philosophy. The word itself, translated as “meditative state”, suggests focus, calm and simplicity. That makes Zen-themed images perfect for your desktop background when you’re getting into the zone.

Ask LH: How Can I Manage My Wife's iPad Photos?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently purchased my other half a DSLR camera for Christmas. She doesn’t have a laptop or PC, and I’m not sure we could warrant buying a computer for the purpose of touching up photographs. She does have an iPad Air, and I’m contemplating purchasing a single-bay NAS for photo backups (which will sync to my own NAS for redundancy).

The Glass Circles Home Screen

For a simple look, My Color Screen user Avinash Barua created this design which features Dashclock-like widgets, peppered with large, eye-catching circles to denote important information or start common tasks.

The Distant Pyramid Desktop

Our friend Dobbie03 makes some great-looking Linux desktops, and this one is no exception. Having recently moved back to Manjaro after a tryst with Arch, he built this desktop with a few easy-to-download components. Here’s how you can set it up, too.

Pixelmator Updated With New Interface, Yosemite Features

Mac: Pixelmator, our pick for the best image editor on Mac, was updated today with a bunch of new Yosemite features alongside a redesigned interface.