Starting today for 24Hr, home page displays different wallpapers authored by several well-known artists, sculptors and photographers. Included in the collection are photographs of the works of Dale Chihuly, Jeff Koons, Tom Otterness, Polly Apfelbaum, Kengo Kuma (???), Kwon, Ki-soo (???) and Tord Boontje, as well as some incredible photos from Yann Arthus-Bertrand and National Geographic.

When this feature is gone, rest assured, you still can personalize your Google home page with your own favorite photos. Google lets you choose a photo from your computer, your own Picasa Web Album or a public gallery hosted by Picasa which includes a selection of beautiful photos. (click on the lower left corner to change).

If you find this feature is distracting, click on the lower left corner, select Editor’s pick, scroll to the bottom and select White.

[Via Google Blog]

One Comment

  1. Posted June 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Google has killed the experiment early

    “We had planned to run an explanation of the showcase alongside it—in the form of a link on our homepage. Due to a bug, the explanatory link did not appear for most users. As a result, many people thought we had permanently changed our homepage, so we decided to stop today’s series early. We appreciate your feedback and patience as we experiment and iterate”

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