Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Green Room

Nothing is more green than recycling. 
For those of us who collect antiques 
and shop for gently used wares,
we live the green life. 
Sometimes ordinary things can take on a new purpose.
We've all had a time when we used something 
for a purpose outside it's calling  . . .
A coffee cup pencil holder,
a jar holding buttons . . . 

What about bigger things?
Today I bring to you a set of things that
are not only being reused,
but in some cases rethought.
Including a few items from my own home.

But first, a history lesson.
In the 30s this building was an office space.
By the 50s, a small fashion studio
An now you call it home.
You have purchased this building, busted out some walls,
and renovated it. 
You sifted through the remains,
pulled from it some good pieces, and build some new dreams.
The local salvage yard and consignment shop
had a number of things you could put to good use, too.
Modern green living - the old fashioned way.
Doors turned room divider,
a trolley cart coffee table,
 windows frames as decor or a new mirror,
an antique dress form just like the one in my dining room,
a door as a table.
Also included:
4 pendant lights
a bottle, a jar and two styles of edison bulbs
Nesting bowls just like my own (2nd style is CAS-table)
A metal sign that used to hang at a store I worked at in South Station, Boston
(2 styles, worn and worn out)
a 'scissor' lamp with glass bulb,
and an accordion table I finally had to break down and buy I loved it so much.
Well there you have it. 
14 items.
This set is so big I am having to break it up by format.

January 10, 2015 - Hey TS2 players!! Just learned that m0xxa converted the stacked bowls from this set for TS2 - you can find those here! They're gorgeous!!
ALSO - the Folding Door Screen & Window Mirror can be found in this post. WOO!
The S&H Sign, Door Table, Trolly Cart Coffee Table, Accordion Wall Light, and Accordion Table have all been converted to TS2 by m0xxa - you can find them here! 

I hope you enjoy this set as much as I have creating it.
Perhaps it will inspire you to see thing a new way. 

Some parts of this set you can read about the pains that went into it here.

People that need to be thanked for their invaluable help:
Raven Shadow @ MTS <------- my hero
OrangeMittens @ MTS/Indigo
HugeLunatic @ MTS
HystericalParoxysm @MTS
Murano @ TSR
Helping to fix the problems with the 
dining table and trolley cart coffee table
as well as TSRW in general.

I also want to thank all the people who have helped me to test this set,
and, of course, Heidi @ Exotic Elements for inspiring the set with her unreleased finial! Release it! hehe

CC credits in photos:
Photo 1 - Aikea - public phone, newspaper box / D&M - clock / Sim_Man123 - broken arbor
Photo 2 - Ritsuka - walls
Photo 3 - Gelydh - camera, cigar / Aikea - desk / Camille - phone / Awesims - floor
Photo 4 - ATS3 - sewing stuff, nude dress form, bolts of fabric /gelydh - head vase / cemre - painting /
- telephone / Babayaga - voodoo pin cushion / Jun - grocery bag / Pocci - tea kettle / Victor - journal
Photo 5 - Pocci - chair / CMoMoney - clock / ShinoKCR - Stove / Cyclonesue - Fire alarm
Photo 6 - eryt96 - bed
Photo 8 - Awesims - sofa, colander plant
Photo 13 VeronaRelapse - small art/pinned art / Aikea - walls
Photo 14 - Mutske - alocasia / besen - geranium

Pandora Boxed

You'll remember I am a picture framer.

Sometimes a piece of art comes in that 
a simple mat and frame 
simply won't cut it. 
It needs more

Today I have two new sets for you.
A shadow box frame and an acrylic box frame.

A shadow box is a deep frame that
the inside of the frame is lined with the same material
as the backing the piece is floated on.

An acrylic box frame is set up something of the same
but sometimes you don't want to look at a frame.
Paper needs to be protected however, 
so a acrylic box or plexi box can be used to minimize the framing.

Probably more than you ever cared to know. 
Just saying.

These were constructed to add depth and realism
to my own game. 
This didn't come without problems.
Glass has a glare and these were no different.
Solution? How about it's own light source. 

To have the glass on the surface, it was hard to see the art
which is a little 'too' real. I noticed that with proper lighting,
the light reduced the glare and showcased the art again.

If you are concerned about 'glare' then this set might not be for you.
This was an attempt at realism as art normally has glass. 
Colors and light affect them so experiment with what works best.
The look best in a room with limited direct natural light.

The shadow box has art that is more Generative, Op, and Minimal:
McNally, Ado, Ernst, Stella
Pearson, Shlian, Hepler, Spalatin,
Timofeev, Agam, Unknown, Unknown

The acrylic box has art that is more abstract and varied.
Corita, Lichtenstein, Klee, Modigliani
Rosenquist, Pearson, Gottlieb, Mountford
Nevelson, Qadri, Motherwell, Hock

All of the art is on paper.

Some of these artists are contemporary
and some are considered masters.
All are good at what they do
and each can stand along side the other.

Enjoy it while eating
Enjoy it while relaxing.

Just enjoy it.

So now you have two more styles of frame to consider.
You can click on the art and adjust 
the color or brightness of the light or simply turn it off.

These are large files
and as such
you'll need to download the type of file you prefer seperately.

08/02/11 Alternate downloads - these versions have no light fixture, but still act like lamps:
Download Package or Download Sim3Pack

CC Credits:
Picture1- BabaYaga - Plates; eryt96 - Bench
Picture2 - Mango - bowl, coffee table / ATS3 - sofa / LemonJelly - rug /  SimPossible - Fireplace / StylistSims - lounger
Picture3 - Aikea - wallpaper /  EsmeraldaF - chair
Picture4 - Exotic Elements chairs, sofa / cemre - sideboard / Gelydh - walls / Awesims - Flor floor
Picture5 - Gosik - chair / Pilar - sofa / SimPossible - swing / Ritsuka - walls
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