A systen Mac OSX set based on traditional Japanese culture.
PS: A full explanation of the icons is included in the Read Me file, but for those who don't download them, here it is:
Finder: I offer two new versions of the finder face: manga and ukiyo-e.
Computer: The original computer!
Home: Based on my friends' village house.
Documents, clipping, folders: Origami paper and a folded pocket for the folders.
Documents folder: Origami paper is sometimes sold in fanned-out packs.
System and Classic folders: Japan's current flag and the more ancient Emperor's standard (I know it's still in use, it's just much older).
Desktop: A desk all set for calligraphy work!
Users: 3 Noh masks.
Applications: fude, the calligraphy brush.
Delete: tantou, the dagger that accompanied all warriors besides their swords.
Eject: The background motif comes from a Japanese family crest.
Customize: Bonsai basami, the shears used to "customise" and care for bonsai.
Burn: hibachi, the brazier.
CD, CD-R, DVD, DVD-R: I used tsuba, sword guards, whose circular shape was appropriate; the simple shape is for CDs, the more elaborate one for DVDs, and the blank version of each is for the recordable devices.
Internal HD: Tansu , a wooden chest. Obviously the place to store everything else.
External HD: Ishidourou , the stone lantern that is erected in gardens. It's external and it's hard...
Removeable HD: Inrou, a medicine purse that was carried around hanging from the belt.
iPod: Wouldn't this baby look wonderful as an inrou? :^)
Favorites: Maneki-neko, of course!
Find: Shikoku, a Japanese dog breed. Fetch!
Drop box: Tokkuri, the sake bottle. After all, everyone pours from it instead of drinking directly from each other's cups...
Library: A scroll.
Public and Private: The torii is a large archway that marks the entrance to a Shinto shrine. In contrast, Jizou-bosatsu represents the effigy of the deity, usually hidden within the shrine. Hence the public/private folders.
Movies: Classics of Japanese cinema, Kurosawa to be more specific.
Music: Biwa, the Japanese lute.
Pictures: From a karuta (card) game.
Trash: Choose between the Daruma doll whose eyes are colored in when the trash is full, or the open/closed kasa
Network and sites folder: Based on an ancient Japanese map.
iDisk: Noren, an entrance curtain omnipresent in Japan. It consists of two or more flaps of fabric one walks right through, with a design printed over both.
Fonts: I'm sure you've guessed it – the Kanji for "character".
System preferences: An example of sumi-e, ink painting.
Icons folder: Double reference, as the icons used literally are Japanese icons.
Extra icons just for fun: A happi or worker's jacket, a shamisen, which is a string instrument, an o-mamori, a kind of talisman, a chouchin or paper lantern, and a family of koi, the sacred carps.
To replace them all automatically (all the folder and file icons, etc), you need a software from iconfactory.com named Candybar. But to replace them manually, just click on the icon you want to use in the finder, press cmd-I, click the icon and copy it. Then click on the folder you want to use it on, cmd-I, and paste!
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