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.
Summer Workshops: From Java EE 7 Bootstrap and Effective Java EE 7 to Java EE 7 Architectures