For all porphyry paver lovers, there is a great wallpaper for your iPhone.  Go to Settings>Brightness and Wallpaper>Wallpaper and select the grey porphyry fan pattern.

If you prefer the Copper Mountain Porphyry, just save this picture and select it from your camera roll for wallpaper.



We got excited about the subject and found a hardscape app that allows you to add porphyry to your job site photos.

It is from Home Revivals, llc. Below is their review:

“Backyard ideas made easy with HardScape’s.
*** Please Note: If you’re looking for an entire landscape design app please take a look at iScape. This is a Lite version of iScape.
Have you ever imagined what your outdoor spaces would look like with a new walkway or water feature? How about a stone wall, fencing or other hardscape features?
Bring your imagination to life, simply and easily, with HardScape. Just take a picture and start designing. It’s that easy!

This revolutionary design app allows you to create a realistic rendering of your outdoor spaces before the work is done – and most importantly, before you spend any money! Plus, you will have an actual image to help explain your vision to contractors when you solicit bids on your project.

Where should I put a waterfall or stone walkway? What color pavers or rock would look best here? With all of the options at your fingertips, it’s very easy to design your vision.

The image database contains a wide variety of options from which to choose, and we will continue to update the image database regularly to give you even more options.

Image Database Includes:
• Architecture
• Retaining Walls
• Stone Walls
• Stone and Paver Walkways
• Water Features
• Fire Pits
• Fencing
• Pavers and Patios
• Decks
• Plants and Trees
• Patio Furniture and more

Lots of Awesome Features Included!
• Use the “Pen Tool” to add or replace textures (ground covers) such as grass, mulch, pavers, etc.

• Use the “Insert Objects” tab to access the image database, which includes flowers, trees, stone walkways, patio furniture, water features, etc.

• Add images to your favorites for faster access. (No internet connection is required to access your favorites.)

• Double-tap any image to bring up preference, including Delete, Lock, Scale, Duplicate, Flip, Move to Front, and Cancel.

• Save and Share your design via Facebook, email or print it.

“iScape has been a revolutionary on-the-go sales and design tool for my company.” – Rebearth Lawncare
“Instead of trying to explain what it will look like, you simply show them right on the spot!” – Grassroots

We really hope that you enjoy HardScape. We are continuously striving to make our apps better and better. The user feedback has been a tremendous help with HardScape’s development. Thank you very much for your support!”

You can check it out at the app store:


Porphyry’s composition determines its high compression strength, resistance to stains, slip resistance, and high freeze/thaw ratings.  The stone is the most popular paver in Europe, and is favored for its flexibility in design, beauty, durability and low maintenance requirements. ADA Compliant Porphyry pavers are also adaptable to a permeable paving set. The stone is by far one of the most durable pavers in the world.  These beautiful materials are available from Milestone Imports.   Milestone supports the creativity of architects, planners and designers. Porphyry offers surfaces of various finishes and mixed colorings, tending towards tones of grey, gold, violet and red, depending on where it is extracted.  –