Not every desktop has to be covered in widgets and RSS feeds to be useful, and not all of them have to replace the default icons to be readable. Some, like this desktop from Flickr user Fahad, keeps useful information off to one side while leaving the bulk of the desktop clear for actual work.
If you like the look and want this on your desktop, here's what you'll need:
- The Into the Unkown Alternate desktop background by Thomas Gehrke
- The Lords icon pack from InterfaceLift
- GeekTool for Mac to embed the calendar, clock, weather and storage items on the desktop.
Also, don't forget to hide the dock the way Farhad has — it opens up some space on the desktop for work as well. If you're a Windows or Linux user, you should be able to get the same effect with Rainmeter or Conky (respectively) to recreate the scene in your OS of choice. Also, don't forget to check out our guide to creating a desktop HUD with Rainmeter.
Railway Desktop [Flickr]