Here is a somewhat new direction in desktop design, function and layout. No matter what you think of it, Metisse is showing that people other than those at Apple are thinking of the desktop in terms other than eye-candy. (Are you listening, Microsoft?) It's worth checking out.
It is my fondest hope (well, after the one about the date with Julia Roberts, anyway) that we get some new directions in desktop design. Looks like I am getting my wish, though how long things will take is not clear at all.
Now to get to work on Julia.