Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Marimekko Galore

Most people who like fashion or interior decoration know the famous Marimekko Unikko patterns with large peonies in bright colours, but Marimekko is a lot more than that.
They make the most fascinating fabrics with beautiful graphic patterns sometimes with a lot more strong and direct expression than usually seen in clothing and furniture. I don´t think I could use the biggest majority of the patterns in my own small flat, they would appear kind of too much I´m afraid, but in a larger building with large wall areas maybe even in more open levels they look absolutely stunning. In my opinion Marimekko really fits the description less is more especially with a lot of it :)
One strange thing though, there are always white or at least plain selvages with the Marimekko-name written on the patterns and it somehow belongs there even though you would otherwise hide it. But it doesn´t look good when making the patterns sims-vertible, so I´ve had to leave them out most times.
Here is a small collection of the Marimekko fabrics I´ve made for your sims:

You can find them and a lot more in my The sims 3 study here:

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

What on earth is she doing.....

Well, yes, I´m vain enough to hope that just a few of you, my followers have been wondering, since I haven´t been uploading for ages.
Thast´s because I´ve found a new craze: I´ve started to make patterns!
I all began with my affection for Sweden and old swedish houses, of which some of you may  have noticed, I´ve made quite a few in the beginning of my blogging carreer.
These houses very often have very old wallpapers of a certain beauty and while browsing the net one fine day, I found a website with historical prints.

So I thought, why not convert some of these very pretty and impressive old patterns for use in the game.....I gave it a go, and even though I must admit I´m only just beginning to learn this, I think I have uploaded some 700-800 wallpapers by now. I just can´t stop. Do you know, what I meen?
If you like to have some of these in your game you can visit my study at the EA Sims 3 website: