Pipesmoking Desktop Backgrounds: January 2020

A month or two ago, we decided to revive an old Daily Reader project and share some of our more lifestyle-focused banners and images with you all in the form of high-resolution desktop and mobile backgrounds. We weren't quite sure what to expect, as we hadn't done anything like this for years. The response was overwhelming positive — so positive, in fact, that we're bringing back the series for good.

At the beginning of every month, for the foreseeable future, we'll compile our favorite shots and artwork to share with you. We start today with six unique images, split between desktop and mobile orientations and available for download in two high-resolution formats. They're ready for you to use however you'd like. Feel free to download and set them as your desktop or phone background, or print them out and hang 'em on your wall.

Desktop Wallpapers

Silver Cap Sandblasted by Peterson

8:5 16:9

Smooth Bent Dublin by S. Bang

8:5 16:9

Sandblasted Tomato by Il Duca

8:5 16:9

Mobile Wallpapers


Quote by Knut Hamsun


Again, we plan to post another one of these next month, so if you have a specific idea you'd like to see, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

* A note on high-resolution sizing:

  • 16:9 ratio will fit the following pixel dimensions: 1920x1080, 1600x900, 1366x768, 1280x720
  • 8:5 ratio will fit the following pixel dimensions: 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1440x900, 1280x800
Category:   Pipe Line
Tagged in:   Art At Smokingpipes Photography Pipe Culture


    • Jack+ on January 4, 2020
    • Thank you for publishing these; I really appreciate it.

    • John on January 5, 2020
    • Love the Peterson silver cap shown on the January calendar.

      Would you be able to let us know the model number? I have searched online and am unable to find the same Peterson pipe bent, sandblasted, apple shaped, with the silver cap.


    • John S. on January 5, 2020
    • John,
      I believe that was one of the SmokingPipes.com special edition 20th anniversary. They only made 80 total and I think only 10 of those were silver caps. They are all sold. The stock number of the (XL02) which I think is the one pictured, is #002-029-47464. There was another smaller size Apple (03) it was #002-029-47469. If you search those numbers at smokingpipes.com, you can see those pips. You can search the shape numbers and come up with a list of all of the Peterson pipes in those shapes in all finishes that they have. Just search (03) or (XL02) including the parentheses. I know this won’t get your “calendar” pipe, but maybe something close, although silver caps are kinda scarce.

    • Kathleen Champion on January 5, 2020
    • Thanks for sharing! I enjoy using on my cellphone!

    • Jacque Lee Koonce on January 5, 2020
    • Beautiful pictures- tasteful and serene. Class never goes out of style!

    • Dick Currey on January 5, 2020
    • Thanks for the new January wallpaper for my surface pro.

    • Dan.S on January 27, 2020
    • These photos are so Zen. They are sublime, beautiful, inspiring, and they trigger my p.a.d.(a real thing). Thank you for sharing!

    • Paul Dorion on February 1, 2020
    • It is now February first 2020, my desktop looks silly with the January calendar. Thanks

    • Cassie D on February 3, 2020
    • @Paul Dorion We'll have the February desktop up very soon! We're glad to hear that they are being enjoyed!

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