What is a long lasting look? This is obviously very subjective. I think this really depends on your age, life experience, artistic taste, mood and state of mind etc.
I didn’t have time to play with theme at this site in recent months suddenly I feel that I need a refreshing look. In fact what you are seeing isn’t refreshing at all as this theme is what I have been using elsewhere. I looked back it was February this year that I have this sunrise/sunset themes finished here.
There isn’t much at the sidebar if you are new here looking for something I suggest you head over to Link + Archives to find things or try this Search by Tag which is very interesting and easy to use. I’m really wondering if I could do a theme without sidebar/menu/navigation?
Nothing beautiful is long lasting.