Madeleine – One More Time

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For those still in doubt, I do love the vintage pumps from Nutmeg.  Everything about them tickles my fancy. The style, the colors, the shape, and believe it or not, these type of pumps, when worn in life 1.0, are actually quite comfortable.

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find a pair looking just like these. The style, in general, is not so hard to find but then, finding your size, the right color etc. is where the trouble starts.

When I first saw these beauties I immediately pictured myself wearing them, in life 1.0 that is, combined with a pair of vintage, real vintage Levi’s boyfriend jeans and a nice vintage designer casual white blouse. If the combo ever comes to be, I will post a picture. For now, I am enjoying wearing them in-world and combining them with just about anything.

The textures are wonderful and I spent a lot of time just rezzing a pair, and hitting them with windlights. My favorite thing to do at times. Sometimes a texture does not hold up under harsh windlights. Or textures are blurred, overstretched etc. These are perfect. Yes, yes I am repeating myself but as self-proclaimed texture-fetishist, I can’t help myself.

As usual, you can’t see shit in this picture. It’s just a pretty picture and even that is arbitrary.  So I guess you have to just take my word for it and traverse to Shiny Shabby to see them in-world. That’s not really a punishment, right?

Toddle of and happy shopping.

Cliffs

Cliffs

(raw in-world shot, only resized)

Alex Bader, owner, and designer of Studio Skye is spoiling us with a brand new set of cliffs. I had the good fortune to be given a few to toy around with and oh boy.

Let’s ignore my status as a noob when it comes to working with items like this and focus on the important stuff.

The cliffs are shaped more angular,  yet completely natural, something that yours truly loves. They have sharp, bold, fierce shapes that almost without effort mesh together. I think that the possibilities to create soring cliff-scapes (is that even a word?) will be really almost endless. Due to their form, and the way you can easily match them with other cliffs and rocks from Studio Skye, your own fantasy will be the limit.

They will not only serve those who love to create life-like landscapes but also those who build fantasy worlds will be pleasantly surprised I think.

I can imagine you looking at the picture above and think ‘yeah right, ramble on toots, that doesn’t look impressive at all’ and you would be right. It does not. The set up I made is suitable for my build, and as always I have spent more time licking textures then trying to create a landscape.

The back of the bigger sized cliffs are flat, and there are a few cliff tops that are flat. This makes them not only perfect to cover up coastal area’s or use as ground cover, but they can easily be used to make your own sim-surround. For those who are in the homestead rental business, I can only imagine these puppies are a welcome new addition to create parcel borders.

I can not say much yet about the final land impact but so far it looks like this release will be a winner in that department too.

The textures are amazing. I often say that about textures but let’s be honest. In the wonderful world that is SL, textures are extremely important. Sadly there are still tons of new releases coming out with overstretched and generally badly made textures. But I digress.

Textures. They are bloody awesome. They hold up under the harshest light I could throw at them. I am very chuffed with the coloring as well.

Any and all other information and news on when and where they will be released, please check out Alex Bader’s Flickr page.  If you wish to see the prototypes in all their glory in-world hop over to Neist Point.

Toodles.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

How strikingly a title. Not only am I beginning a new sim, but I am also beginning a new blog. So first things first;

The new sim; urban post-apocalyptic has become my signature style I think. Building those sims comes natural and sooner or later I will build one again and happily share it with the world.  For now, I am happy to build a somewhat different style sim.

It probably will be open only for a few days at the time. I am trying to hone my building and landscaping skills and I do not want to feel like I am intruding on my own sim. As the saying goes; I will play it by ear. Those in dire need of a place to shoot pictures and they feel they just have to do it at Zero, hit me up and most likely I will add you to the land so you can come over. If you lucky, I’ll throw in the landmark as well.

Or I might follow the new trend and set up a group with a group fee. We will see.

As for the other new beginning, this blog, the reason I started again is rather simple. I always enjoyed my ramblings and have a place to do so. Flickr is great for sharing pictures but I love to have a place where I can ramble and muse about stuff.

I think I might also share some of my adventures in-world, a few of my thoughts about this, that and other things and what more. To repeat myself: I’ll play it by ear.

Either way, welcome and enjoy.