15 Apr 2011

A Brief Overview...

So, I know a lot has been happening with DIGS in the last couple of weeks. There was the move, the release of many MANY new products, and that alongside the usual day-to-day upkeep of the business really kind of smothered the voice in my head that is usually nagging "UPDATE THE BLOG!". But now I'm getting settled in my new home and things are quietening down a little, the voice has done the opposite and is back with a vengeance.
Now, I realise that to go into the same level of detail as I usually do with each release isn't really feasible. I don't expect anybody to read a blog post the size of War and Peace. So instead I just plan to throw a few pictures up of what's come out since the move, and a few little notes here and there so I can be somewhat satisfied with my DIGS documentation... Oh and the snaps will be tiny to fit more in... Enlarge please! :)
Starting with...

Now the showers came after a lot of requests for bathroom furniture. At this point in time I don't plan to do any full bathroom "sets" like with Living Room and Bedroom, but there will be more bits - bathtubs, towels, accessories e.t.c. and in designs that will complement each other.

The Troyka Bedroom Set: I think of this at this moment in time as the most traditional of the bedroom sets at DIGS. XPOSE-driven bed as usual with with DIGS Bed Engine options, and a rather slinky little bedside chair. I really love this chair - I was aiming for a "satin-esque" sort of sheen on the fabric and I think it worked rather well.
Another favourite part of the set is the group of frosted glass candle-holders. A really nice finishing touch to any room, and you can buy them seperately inworld at the mainstore.

The Marlowe Living Set: Again, another less contemporary set, but possibly the most jam-packed with stuff. Aside from the XPOSE-Powered couch, there's an Armchair AND an Ottoman to match. Oh AND a desk set?! But aside from the big stuff, here's another set with some little decorative gems - the hatstand for instance, complete with tweed hat and draped scarf. And the Light Reading scattered across the Coffee Table. And the set itself is all tied together rather nicely with the elegant turned wood legs.

So now, onto something a little different: DIGS - Baby Grand
She's a beauty! By no means a shiny new instrument. The DIGS Baby Grand has seen a good few years of use. This piece, while a little heavy on the prims for something mostly decorative, is a lot more prim-efficient than many other pianos I've seen. And the fact that it's such a nice accessory does not mean to say that it isn't functional too. The Piano Stool contains two different animated poses for different tempos or moods of playing.

And here are two very versatile seating solutions: The Cody Beanbag and The Padstowe Pouffe.

Both have a whole bunch of sits in them arranged for M / F / U. AND they're both such low prim there's really no excuse not to have one in every room... ahem... really...
And finally my latest big release was today, with the Monaco Lounger Set.
The Bali Sun Loungers proved to be very popular, so now with the same XPOSE engine, here's something a little different. A little more modern, with a more "designer" sort of feel about them. Yes, those cushions may *appear* to be scattered, but they were in fact considered individually and placed with excruciating exactness based on a calculation of every possibly viewing angle.... tis true, tis true...
And alongside the XPOSE couples lounger you may find the singles loungers, named "A Droite" and "A Gauche" for each colour-scheme... because they are basically mirror images of one another, but as such are ideal for placing next to each other as a set. 

At the store you can find the matching sun canopy for the Monaco Set... A nice addition for any of the loungers.

And here's some snaps of the poses, and my first proper commercial shots using the new Shadow Rendering with the Firestorm Preview Viewer.

 OK! That's it from me today. Gift for my inworld subscribers tomorrow - a unique edition of a current product I hope you'll like.
<3 Iris

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