Adam Bien's Weblog
Swing Looks ...Great!
The theme for Synthetica called "BlackEye" looks compelling.
(from http://www.javasoft.de/synthetica/themes/) There is also a WebStart demo available (works smoothly on Mac). Synthetica is distributed under a commercial license, but is free for non-commercial applications.
NEW workshop: Microservices with Java EE 7 and Java 8, January 26th, 2015, Airport Munich