21 May 2009


Okay, I so totally want my own galactic shuttle. Wonder if it would make a good house?

Via Wallpaper*.

15 May 2009

The Hexagon House

Slowly accumulating a store front inside the hexagon house in Tipsico.

At some point the furniture will be replaced by things I've made that are for sale. But for now I don't have much that goes with the theme except the modernist kotatsu.

14 May 2009

The Hexagon House

The hexagon house was specifically designed to sit on a slope or a ridge line, meaning it is perfectly suited to the terrain of Tipsico.

I also bought up a good chunk of the ridge line in an attempt to de-flatten the sim, lots of which got leveled into 512 flat plot. Leads to a very strange geography along the ridge, where the old slope was close to 45 degrees.

No, the big thing next to it is not on my property. It is a house belonging to an old timer that was very well done for its time. Though there is a little pixel panic.

13 May 2009

Tipsico Garden

First big fix was to change the architecture in place there.

Settled on my hexagonal platform house, which is bigger than it looks. An uncommon event in SL.

12 May 2009

The garden is getting a makeover

The Tipsico garden is getting a makeover.

Tipsico was an Asian-themed sim for a while, mostly out of people just following the trend. We are trying to steer it that way again.

11 May 2009

11 May 2009

Just deleted the last of of World of Warcraft characters today. A level 80 pally I have had for years.

Yep, those who know their gear, know this is an old shot of her, but still my favorite.

The game was just too easy an escape from doing all the things I could be doing with my life. I don't really need to be living in other people's fantasy worlds when I have so many of my own. This way there is no going back.

It still hurts though.

Amazing the emotional attachments we can develop to such ephemeral things.

I'm going to crawl under the covers and cry some more.

New addition to the fleet

I am working on a new addition to the fleet.

Okay, so the big airship is still not and done probably never will be, but the smaller ones are easier to work with (and complete).

More pics another time.

10 May 2009

Oobiki (大引)

No, it is not really worth asking why I was looking for a definition of that word, but here is a neat site on Japanese architecture, with just such a definition.

08 May 2009

The Oil Industry

One of the biggest challenges for those of us in the oil and coal industry is preventing strong action on climate change.

07 May 2009

And a House to Live In

The Shelf Pod. Finally a place for my books. Found in Moriguchi, Osaka via What We Do is Secret

Am I allowed to confess the extent to which this house fills me with desire?

06 May 2009

An Office to Work In

Selgas Cano Architecture Office by Iwan Baan via ArchDaily

And yes, I so would want an office like that.

04 May 2009

The Blind Leading the Blind

Sometimes the blind leading the blind is a good thing, after all, who better to have a handle on the obstacles that need to be dealt with.

Designing for a space people won't ever see ... via Archinect.

03 May 2009

Pliex Films

Because I might as well go with the theme ...

Some interesting video works by Pliex Films.

02 May 2009