this looks nice- although it is currently only available for pre-order in Japan! Mr T doing crunches: http://www.geekstuff4u.com/catalog/product/gallery/id/581/image/3207/
Custom contet area (You decide what you want here). To replace this text, go to "Widgets" page and start adding your own widgets to the "Top Custom Widget".
The top right corner is an effective spot to place your subscription forms, banner, or just about any action hat you desire users to take.