Summer Tech Wallpapers (Free Downloads)

By Kate Riley June 25, 2020

Hello friends and happy summer to you! I was playing around with some graphic arts software that I use and created a few new wallpapers for your desktop, laptop, tablets, and phones!

Below find five new styles, all free downloads. Each design is available to download in four formats. The 16×9 ratios work for most desktop monitors, and the 16×10 ratios work nicely for most laptops. Links to tablet and phone wallpapers are available too, find the links below each design. Just click on them and you can download the .jpg file and set it as wallpaper on your computer, tablet, or cellphone.

Watercolor Waves


watercolor waves desktop (16×9) / watercolor waves laptop (16×10)

watercolor waves for tablet / watercolor waves phone (9×16)



Dancing Ribbons


dancing ribbons desktop (16×9) / dancing ribbons laptop (16×10)

dancing ribbons for tablet / dancing ribbons phone (9×16)


Summer Rain

summer rain desktop (16×9) / summer rain laptop (16×10)

summer rain for tablet / summer rain phone (9×16)


Lavender Field

lavender field desktop (16×9) / lavender field laptop (16×10)

lavender field for tablet / lavender field phone (9×16)



gemstones desktop (16×9) / gemstones laptop (16×10)

gemstones for tablet / gemstones phone (9×16)

*for personal use only


Modern Uses of Breeze Blocks

By Kate Riley June 22, 2020

Ever since my visit to Palm Springs I’ve had breeze blocks on my mind. They’re iconic in that part of California as part of the mid century modern style of homes that surged in popularity in the 1950s and 1960s and they’re incorporated into the architecture in the form of screens and walls.

Breeze blocks allow for ventilation but also provide some privacy and sun protection. Another bonus is they are structural so they can be used in place of framing for support. The use of breeze blocks is making a huge comeback as an architectural element for its ornamental look and vintage vibe. It’s a popular addition in the hotter climates of North American and Australia. I found some very creative modern uses for breeze blocks that could be incorporated into different styles of homes as a decorative element.

Yard Enclosure

Yard Fencing

homes to love


Courtyard Corner

georgia cannon


Decorative Screen

riverland projects


cubic products


Wall Adornment

homes to love


Outdoor Rooms


Framed Entry

diamond roster


Deck Privacy

bask & stow

Garage/Carport Wall

cubic products

Outdoor Bench

Outdoor Kitchen Island

ascher smith

Indoor to Outdoor Transition

arch daily

Arbor Support & Bench Backdrop

fig landscapes

Pool Enclosure

bask and stow

Which breeze block installation is your favorite?


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