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Designer outdoor cushions | water resistant, soft and durable | Luxe outdoor candles and summer scarves | Perth, Australia

My Moteef Blog

MyMoteef - A blog inspired by the philosophy 'Go bold. Be real. Stay curious' - By Australian graphic designer and creator of Moteef, Terri Ioannou.

Patterned partitions à gogo!

Terri Ioannou

I love a garden screen. If it's not made from plants, then a decorative one works wonders to block out neighbours, hardy flex fencing and clutter areas.

But wait! What's this? A mid century revival has me bouncing on my tippy toes - not only because I love a bit of retro but because those that 'do' this kinda of thing have made it so now! I'm talking of breeze blocks. These concrete babies probably remind you of your nannas house or at least of movies set in Palm Springs in the 50/60's. I adore them -  and always have, and many would say they've never gone away, but now I see them popping up in modern architecture and man, I love a bit of retro in the garden!

Ever since I noticed them used in a recent magazine shoot, I have eagerly been trawling through online blogs, and the ever favourite Pinterest, for ways they are being used in modern homes and outdoor living areas.

"Yoo hoo!" - Breeze blocks offer partitioning without excluding the other spaces in your home and garden.

Source: casa.abril.com.br

Small areas of breeze block partitioning - the new feature wall.

Source: architectprineas.com.au

Breeze blocks introduce architectural detail to entries and transitional areas. Plus they offer privacy while still allowing air and light in. 

Source: archdaily.com

Breeze blocks allow dappled shade, can be painted and are an affordable way of making a statement in a small area.

Source: sweet-marylou.blogspot.com

Hide the pool pump and swim toys when not in use.

Source: theinteriorsaddict.com

Decorative inlays and borders add visual appeal and soften barriers.

Source: pampas2palms.com

>> Are breeze blocks a yay or a nay for you?

Go bold. Be real. Stay curious.