What he showed me was essentially this Flash animation that shows the concept live, and the design PDF that actually explains in detail what the animation does.
I immediately loved his idea, and I told him that I would immediately begin to implement it. This morning, I proudly showed the results of my work to Nuno, and he refined the look of those Plasma icons.
So, this is basically how it looks right now. The icon in the top-left corner actually represents one of those "quick actions" you can read about in the PDF and look at in both the animation and in the screencast.