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Happy New Year! I hope that you all are well-rested and ready to launch right into a brand new year. I know I am.

A new year, a new month and a new desktop! To kick off 2011’s Designer Desktop wallpaper series, Catrina Dulay is back with another goodie.

While I’m not really sure where exactly this quote originated, it’s a good one. When I first read this quote I thought of a few things. First, how design is ubiquitous — often we don’t think about it but everything that we use was designed by someone, somewhere. Toothbrushes, paper towel patterns, shampoo bottles, pencil cups, toilet paper roll holders etc. all of these things someone consciously created. Second, I thought about how most of the time, I don’t even notice. Third, I thought about how good design doesn’t b.s. — all the marketing in the world can’t make your product any better. This quote sparks lots of good stuff to think about.

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.