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CisteCaise
27th Feb 2008, 1:16 AM
~*~ This Belongs in Houses ~*~

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/DesignerforAllAges/designerfortheages.jpg

This both is and isn't your standard decorating contest. In this contest you will be asked to create a Sim Designer/Time Traveller; in each Round you will be tasked with creating and designing a space with a specific time frame/theme. Aside from a fairly open thematic time period request, you are free to do almost anything your heart desires.

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/DesignerforAllAges/rules.jpg

Follow all S2C Contest Rules.
Remember the rules for picture size (no bigger than 650x550 or 550x650). You may provide links to a larger image, if desired.
Sims are to be Adult/Elder only, please.
You may enter 2 Sims, however only 1 of your Sims will be allowed to participate in the final round.
Sim must be your own creation; no sim stealing/tweaking.
Minor photoshopping will be allowed (borders, resizing, cropping ONLY), but is not required.
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Harassment will not be tolerated.
Follow round requirements.
Please use the title bars to indicate your entry (e.g. John Doe - Application).
If in the sad event that you are unable to continue with the contest, please PM me as soon as possible.


http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/DesignerforAllAges/judges.jpg

If you are interested in being either a Judge or Emergency Judge, please PM me. If you agree to be a Judge, please remember that scoring is requested in a timely manner.

Judges

1. mocha0030 (http://forums.sims2community.com/member.php?u=168191)
2. neurophobic (http://forums.sims2community.com/member.php?u=178269)
3. kattenijin
(http://forums.sims2community.com/member.php?u=138195)4. TLAWBLIQUE360
(http://forums.sims2community.com/member.php?userid=163997)

Emergency Judges
1. kishashante (http://forums.sims2community.com/member.php?u=159382)
2. cistecaise (me) (http://forums.sims2community.com/member.php?u=163480)


http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/DesignerforAllAges/rounds.jpg

~*~ Applications will be open through the end of Round 1 ~*~


Round 1 - All that Glitters... (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1142496&postcount=16) 8 March - 14 March
Round 2 - The Sun Never Sets... (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1148016&postcount=51) 16 March - 21 March
Round 3 - Viva la Revolution... (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1153882&postcount=69) 24 March - 29 March
Round 4 - And into Tomorrowland... (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1159084&postcount=84) 30 March - 3 April


The only real rule to the game is that once you've visited a specific era and place, you can never return, so keep that in mind for future rounds (for example, if in Round 1 you create a 1940s Parisian bedroom, you cannot make either a bedroom or 1940s Paris as your entry in subsequent rounds).

Each Round will have an overarching theme within which your selected time era must fit (for example if the theme was "Renaissance" a living room inspired by the Harlem Renaissance would be perfectly acceptable). I will provide examples of potential time periods as well as space suggestions as a means of illustrating the Round specifications; if you have any questions or need clarifications, ask away! Questions are always welcomed!

*** All rounds will end on their final day at 8 PM Eastern Time (US); provided there are no requested extensions (only one extension will be granted per participant), the judges will messaged at this point and given 2 full days to complete their scoring. In the event that scores are turned in before the 2 day period, results will be posted early and the subsequent round will be posted early as well, allowing participants more time for that round ***

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Each entry will require an aerial view of your layout as well as up to 8 photos of your design. You are also asked to provide a narrative/description of your designs.

Each task will be evaluated for the following elements:

Evocation of the Time Period Selected - 15 points
Thoughtful Description of the Design - 15 points
Creativity/Originality - 10 points
Overall Aesthetics/Beauty - 5 points
Suitability/Practicality of the Space - 5 points

This would net a total of 50 points.

There will also be a bonus task for each round which will be worth anywhere from 1-5 points. The bonus task will include 1-2 photos of your Time Travelling Designer interacting in your space in garments appropriate to your era; let your creativity run wild on the bonus task and feel free to use photoshop (or anything else for that matter) to add to this little extra. Attempting & completing the bonus task will net you at least one point, so do go ahead and try!

The scores of each of the judges will be added together and carried forward between rounds. Eliminations will occur between rounds, however the degree and rate of such is flexible and subject to the dynamics of the contest.

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/DesignerforAllAges/application.jpg
Please Answer the Following Questions:

Name
Age
What time period are you originally from?
If you could visit any time period, where would you go?
What types of spaces do you enjoy decorating/designing?


Please also include:

Headshot against a solid background. (May be rendered in Black & White, if desired)
Two photos of spaces you have already decorated (these don't have to be time era specific)


http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/DesignerforAllAges/prizes.jpg

All participants in this contest will receive a participation prize:
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/prizes/floralrugs.jpg

All Judges will receive the following recolors:
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/jopesofas.jpg
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/completebeddingsets.jpg

First, Second, and Third Places Prizes can be selected from the following pool of prizes:
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/pillowpack.jpg
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/pillows.jpghttp://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/blankets.jpg
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/prizes/chairsall.jpghttp://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t211/sbconnol/prizes/armchair.jpg





Further prizes are more than welcome and if you are interested in donating a prize, please feel to PM me.

beeps
5th Mar 2008, 1:08 AM
Contest Approved
Begins 3.4.08
Ends 4.9.08

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.

DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

CisteCaise
5th Mar 2008, 1:17 AM
Time Travellers

Sharon Grigor (romyhorse) ~ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1143686&postcount=20) ~ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1146251&postcount=41) ~ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1151790&postcount=61) ~ Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1157897&postcount=78) ~ Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1161775&postcount=86)
Judy Cameron (CiaoAlora) ~ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1143948&postcount=23) ~ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1146612&postcount=43) ~ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1151675&postcount=60) ~ Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1156455&postcount=73) ~ Round 4 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1161998&postcount=89)


Those Lost in Time & Space

Lucy O. (Godot) ~ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1140502&postcount=9)
Ione Parkes (PixCii) ~ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1141252&postcount=11)
Tiffany Benz (Tiffany19860 ~ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1142840&postcount=18)
Celeste Croyden (Mumo) ~ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1144038&postcount=28) ~ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1146709&postcount=46)
Bette Vargas (coldfloral) ~ Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1140095&postcount=5) ~ Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1145467&postcount=34) ~ Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1149927&postcount=57)

Tiffany1986
5th Mar 2008, 3:19 AM
oh im gannag o take some pics hehe his sounds like fun

coldfloral_SC
5th Mar 2008, 7:45 PM
Name: Bette Vargas
Age: 31
What time period are you originally from? 1950s
If you could visit any time period, where would you go? The future! I'd love to visit the year 2000 and see the flying cars!
What types of spaces do you enjoy decorating/designing? Kitchens, living rooms, master bedrooms

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000ssdx8

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000stbkk

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000rqrps

TLAWBLIQUE360
5th Mar 2008, 8:50 PM
Id like to judge

CisteCaise
6th Mar 2008, 3:28 AM
Your entry looks great, coldfloral!

I've added you to the official judges list, TLAWBLIQUE360! Thanks for signing up!

kattenijin
6th Mar 2008, 6:45 AM
Coldfloral: That kitchen is so 50's it's scary lol! And I was going to post a long wcif and was like, wait, hmmm...door..sims...check, light...sims...check, leash rack...sims...check...etc! I guess I just use too much cc when I play! I can't wait untill I get paid next friday so I can buy a new Sims2 CD so I can play again. NEVER NEVER lend out your game disks people!!

Godot_SC
6th Mar 2008, 8:30 AM
Name: Lucy O.
Age: 25
What time period are you originally from ? '60s
If you could visit any time period, where would you go ? Back in time
What types of spaces do you enjoy decorating/designing ? All sorts

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image27.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image5.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image35.jpg

TLAWBLIQUE360
6th Mar 2008, 9:03 PM
Ive lost many a design contest so Im ready to take on judging! Lets see those apps peeps!

lethifold
7th Mar 2008, 9:38 AM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g198/Bloochi22/IoneParkes1.jpg
Name: Ione Parkes
Age: 29
What time period are you originally from?: 2015
If you could visit any time period, where would you go?: I would love to go back to the Victorian Era to explore all the designs used.
What types of spaces do you enjoy decorating/designing?: I enjoy decorating bedrooms most, but I also love to decorate offices.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g198/Bloochi22/BlueBedroom1.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g198/Bloochi22/UpstairsStudy1.jpg

CisteCaise
7th Mar 2008, 6:47 PM
What lovely entries, Godot and PixCii!

mocha0030
8th Mar 2008, 9:06 AM
the entries are looking good. i can't wait to see what you have planned for each round, cc.

CisteCaise
8th Mar 2008, 6:23 PM
I'll be posting up Round 1 Information this evening. :)

neurophobic
8th Mar 2008, 11:52 PM
I can't wait to see what these guys come up with. :)

CisteCaise
9th Mar 2008, 4:55 AM
As you are relaxing on a day much like any other, you find your mind beginning to drift and wander, thinking about another time and place. You hear thunder rumbling in the distance and your hair begins to stand on end. The air around you feels electric and suddenly the ground beneath you begins to rumble and quake. The air around you swirls and spins and right before it all goes black, you are blinded by a blast of golden, shimmering light.

Then it is still. Completely and utterly still. You open your eyes and are amazed by the sights, sounds, and smells around you. You are no longer home. Somehow, someway, you have travelled back through time and space. You have entered into a Golden Age.

All That Glitters....

Your time traveller has awoken in one of History's "Golden Ages," a term used to describe a time of various new endeavors, accomplishments, innovations, and/or technologies. There are a variety of differing time periods and locations which historians have dubbed to be "Golden" or "Gilded Ages"; should you like a reference, here is a handy link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Age_%28metaphor%29) to a wiki article.

You may select exactly when and where your time traveller has ended up, but remember that once your time traveller has visited a specific time and place, you may never return. Your task is to design the surroundings in which your time traveller has found his/herself; this location may be as large (e.g. an entire Roman Forum) or as small (e.g. a Victorian parlor) as you desire.

Please provide up to 8 shots of the location in which your time traveller has arrived and include fairly detailed descriptions of their surroundings and their impressions of where they have found themselves. Be sure to include somewhere in your submission Where and When your time traveller is located.

Entries are going to be evaluated along the following lines:

Evocation of the Time Period Selected - 15 points
Thoughtful Description of the Design - 15 points
Creativity/Originality - 10 points
Overall Aesthetics/Beauty - 5 points
Suitability/Practicality of the Space - 5 points


~*~ Remember, picture enhancement is solely limited to cropping, borders, and addition of unobtrusive text. ~*~

Bonus Task
If you are interested in earning between 1 and 5 bonus points, please include 1-2 photos of your time travelling designer interacting in your designed space in some form; the exact content otherwise is up to you. Feel free to use photoshop or any other forms of photo enhancement for this task if you so desire.

*michelle*
9th Mar 2008, 7:40 AM
This sounds like a very fun contest...all of the entries so far are great and the prizes are very nice

Tiffany1986
9th Mar 2008, 5:16 PM
Pics soon to come

Name : Tiffany Benz
Age : 21
What time period are you originally from? : 21st Centery
If you could visit any time period, where would you go? I think i would love to go bak in time to the reto ages where ever thing was simi modern with a nice touch or colors and hip ness
What types of spaces do you enjoy decorating/designing? I love to do bedrooms and living rooms. but can do any soace that is ased

neurophobic
10th Mar 2008, 12:19 AM
Awesome challenge, CisteCaise!

romyhorse
10th Mar 2008, 10:59 PM
Name Sharon Grigor
Age 25
What time period are you originally from? 1970's
If you could visit any time period, where would you go? 1603
What types of spaces do you enjoy decorating/designing? Anything a bit quirky or unusual.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/punk.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/ms2.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/b11.jpg

mocha0030
10th Mar 2008, 11:27 PM
nice entry romy. i love the hallway. it looks so realistic. i'm such a clutterbug. :)

CisteCaise
10th Mar 2008, 11:39 PM
Thanks, *michelle* and neurophobic! I can't wait to see what people come up with. :)

Tiffany1986, I've added you to the list; I'm looking forward to seeing your photos!

romy, I really like your bathroom; so evocative of the seaside!

CiaoAlora
11th Mar 2008, 5:22 AM
Name Judy Cameron
Age 30
What time period are you originally from? 1990's
If you could visit any time period, where would you go? The French Early Neo-Classic
What types of spaces do you enjoy decorating/designing? Probably bright and airy spaces, nothing too dark and dreary. Mostly bathrooms childrens rooms.


Headshot:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/JudyCameron.jpg


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/snapshot_f4ab3b85_f4ab4dd8.jpg


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Sims/Frenchcountrybedrm.jpg

lethifold
11th Mar 2008, 7:28 AM
Aaah! Romy!
-hides in corner-

But seriously, great entries guys. This is going to be uber tough.

CisteCaise
11th Mar 2008, 8:16 AM
CiaoAlora, your application is lovely! I really like the bedroom.

Mumo_SC
11th Mar 2008, 8:38 AM
UHHO....Romy is in da house! I am now going in game to do an application...My endeavor in life is to beat Romy at a build contest.....If I don't succeed try, try and try again. :D

Absolutely gorgeous entries peoples, and great concept for a contest Ciste.

TLAWBLIQUE360
11th Mar 2008, 8:40 AM
Oh I seeing many of the guys who've kicked my hind in past design contests so Im glad to be judging. Cant wait to see your interpretations of round one!

Mumo_SC
11th Mar 2008, 10:19 AM
Name: Celeste Croyden
Age: 28
What time period are you originally from?: 1980
If you could visit any time period, where would you go?: I would like to see what it would be like in 2099.
What types of spaces do you enjoy decorating/designing?: I adore decorating and designing living, dining and bedroom areas.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/CelesteCroyden.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_00000001_f3c36955.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_00000013_74bca696.jpg

CisteCaise
11th Mar 2008, 5:23 PM
Looks great, Mumo! I especially like your living room arrangement!

karliecakes
12th Mar 2008, 8:03 AM
omg thats incredible ~mumo. I love your living room! Your so uploading a fully furnished house after this competition! lol. xxx

emszii
12th Mar 2008, 10:39 PM
can we still enter?

neurophobic
12th Mar 2008, 10:58 PM
~*~ Applications will be open through the end of Round 1 ~*~

:) The original post says Round 1 is open through tomorrow.

nyane24
13th Mar 2008, 2:07 AM
UHHO....Romy is in da house! I am now going in game to do an application...My endeavor in life is to beat Romy at a build contest.....If I don't succeed try, try and try again. :D


I agree with you, Romy is aww!! But your deco is also so good. I love your style. I love both of you.

coldfloral_SC
13th Mar 2008, 6:14 AM
Wow, talk about culture shock! I have no idea how it happened but I ended up in third century India! I knew I wanted to design a room as true to form as I could, so I got over my shock and started working!

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000sxzf0

I ended up decorating a living area for a single Indian woman. The room is decorated in earth and jewel tones, and includes lots of lush fabrics in varying textures. The overall feel is warm and layered.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000swasz

Greenery brings the outside in, and candles give off a warm, homey feel. Scattered throughout the room are luxurious pillows which allow for countless seating and lounging options!

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000syg2f

Another seating area has been created under this wonderfully vivid draped fabric. Vases and more candles complete the vignette.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000sz5g1

A small shrine is located in front of the tall windows. Window treatments allow for privacy when desired.

Bonus

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t1ta0
I certainly feel over my head, but I'm happy with the results of my hard work! Now if only I can stop nit-picking at the fine details...

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t0bt2
I wanted to express my thanks to the Indian gods for allowing me to step back in time to this wonderful place, and what better place to do so than at this shrine.

Mumo_SC
13th Mar 2008, 7:04 AM
Coldfloral, I love it, it just looks so crisp.

Tiffany1986
13th Mar 2008, 5:15 PM
my compptuer crashede do i stall have time to get this in by tomaro

CisteCaise
13th Mar 2008, 6:46 PM
coldfloral, your space is breathtaking! I love the way you've used the colors!

And thanks for helping to clarify things about the application round, neurophobic; it's greatly appreciated! :)


Due to several requests, I will be extending this round to Tomorrow, 14 March at 6 PM EST.

I do hope that this will provide ample time for people to finish this round.

romyhorse
13th Mar 2008, 7:17 PM
Thanks for the extension, I sat down twice today to make a start and both times got distracted!

CiaoAlora
14th Mar 2008, 5:14 AM
Yes, thank you for the extension, I really need it also as I'm having my finals all this week. I tried doing my round this morning but just didn't have time to finish it before heading out to my classes, so tomorrow I will be finished.

Mumo_SC
14th Mar 2008, 6:39 AM
I will have mine up tonight. Feels like only yesterday I put my app in.

romyhorse
14th Mar 2008, 11:23 AM
For my first attempt at Time Travel I ended up in 18th Century Edingburgh, during the Golden Age of Scottish Education. You could say I stuck out like a sore thumb, with my shaved head and strange clothes. The only good thing was that I was taken for a boy, or I would never have been allowed inside the University.

The deisgn I undertook was a scholar's study, and I have to admit it was fantastic to work with such great materials, everything is hand-carved, hand-woven, hand-made.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/app6.jpg

This is an overview of the desk area, there were 2 recesses either side which made the perfect place for the bookcases, and there were alot of books, no Apple I's here!

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/app5.jpg


One thing I did like and that was the candlelight, it gave the room a warm glow, though I wouldn't like to try and pull an allnighter with just a candle to read by.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/app4.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/app3.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/app2.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/app1.jpg

The rest of the room is filled with books and more books. I added some comfortable seating and some objects of interest. I included a skeleton and drawings of the skeletal system as Scottish Universities had a better reputation in medicine, which is where Burke and Hare come in, but thankfully I didn't bump into them! The design influences are Baroque, Queen Anne and Georgian, and the room size is generous, as they were in those days. Of course, you couldn't just call up your local furniture shop and get everything delivered, what phone? What shop? The whole design from start to finish took 5 months while I waited on masons to make the pillars and carpenters to build the furniture.

There was alot of building work going on around the university as it was a boom time for Scottish education, with the highest literacy levels in Europe and scholars were choosing to come to Scotland rather than attend Oxford and Cambridge. The student roll here has increased from 400 to 2000 over recent years.

Overhead View

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/oh.jpg

Bonus

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/b2.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/b1.jpg

CisteCaise
14th Mar 2008, 4:26 PM
Looks great, romy! I love all the books and little details! (Although the skeleton creeps me out a wee bit, having known the history of the anatomy section at the University....)

CiaoAlora
14th Mar 2008, 10:45 PM
Round 1 The Golden Era of England's prosperity began under Elizabeth:

I fall back after the sudden transportation, and land on my derriere with a solid thud. As I stand up whilst rubbing my abused rear, I wonder where in the history of time I could possibly be. Looking around, I quickly discover a Tudor style cottage nearby. Hmm, this is my task, I think to myself, as I grab my hourglass "time travelling apparatus".

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/DiningHall.jpg

I set to work immediately, preparing the great hall for all the weary folks coming in for the evening meal, the turners were hard at work, sawing and turning wood for all the new furniture in the interior of the hall. A long trestle table that seats 10 is the primary focal point of the space. Only the master luxuriated in the comfort of the armchairs - the rest of the household can make do with sitting in the side chairs.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Fireplace.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Savonarolachairs.jpg

Chests or coffers are placed along the perimeter of the wall, to protect the household’s precious linens. Additional seating is provided along the walls with Savonarola chairs. Wood paneling and tapestries on the walls help to provide warmth when the only way to heat the room are the fireplaces.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Orielwindow.jpg

An oriel window, which is like a bay window with enough room in it to almost be considered another room, provides a nice little nook for seating and I hung drapery to enclose it for privacy.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/FloorPlanview.jpg

Bonus:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Judy.jpg

I found a nice period dress, and decided to take a break to write about my experiences during the Elizabethan period in my journal.

CisteCaise
15th Mar 2008, 12:41 AM
Okay guys, I'm not sure what to do, as there are only 3 entries submitted so far...

I can close the round right now, but that's up to you all.

Mumo_SC
15th Mar 2008, 12:51 AM
Mines here.....Hangon!

Mumo_SC
15th Mar 2008, 12:59 AM
I went back to the English 'Golden Age', I was in awe of how different that time period was to mine. I got to work with designing a middle to upper-class manor.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_34e2fb76_d4e6f479.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_34e2fb76_54e6f443.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_34e2fb76_54e6f320.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_34e2fb76_14e6f341.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_34e2fb76_94e6f3bb.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_34e2fb76_94e6f3e1.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/mumof5ferals/snapshot_34e2fb76_d4e6f3ab.jpg

Godot_SC
15th Mar 2008, 9:34 AM
All Lucy wished for was going back in time, and where did she end up?
She landed in the 80's where the hiphop all started. It seems she dont like it at all ...

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image16.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Im23age11.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image10.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Image6-1.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh6/godotte/Imag2322e8.jpg

Bonus
...

neurophobic
15th Mar 2008, 5:02 PM
My scores have been sent in! :) And might I say, romyhorse, Sharon is beautiful!

Also, I wish Godot would've been able to finish her entry. It looks like it would've been so interesting. :(

TLAWBLIQUE360
16th Mar 2008, 5:32 AM
My scores are in! I must say that I too would have liked to see more entries but you guys did a wonderful job!

mocha0030
16th Mar 2008, 5:35 AM
my scores are in as well.

CisteCaise
16th Mar 2008, 11:58 PM
Round 2:

Just as you have finally begun to acclimate to your new surroundings and integrate your self into this new culture, you hear that familiar sound of thunder rumbling in the distance. The air around you feels electric and suddenly the ground beneath you begins to rumble and quake. The air around you swirls and spins and right before it all goes black, your ears are filled with the sounds of a brass fanfare.

Then it is still. Completely and utterly still. You open your eyes and are amazed by the sights, sounds, and smells around you. You have jumped through time and space once again. You have arrived in the heyday of a great empire's reign.

The Sun Never Sets

Your time traveller has awoken amidst a historical Empire. While for historians there is not a single, universally accepted set of attributes for exactly what constitutes an empire, generally an empire can be considered to be a state which extends its power over different cultural and geographical areas. If you'd like to see a decently sized list of historical empires, here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_empires) is a handy link for you.

You may select exactly when and where your time traveller has ended up, but remember that once your time traveller has visited a specific time and place, you may never return. Your task is to design the surroundings in which your time traveller has found his/herself; this location may be as large (e.g. an entire Roman Forum) or as small (e.g. a Victorian parlor) as you desire.

Please provide up to 8 shots of the location in which your time traveller has arrived and include fairly detailed descriptions of their surroundings and their impressions of where they have found themselves. Be sure to include somewhere in your submission Where and When your time traveller is located.

Entries are going to be evaluated along the following lines:

Evocation of the Time Period Selected - 15 points
Thoughtful Description of the Design - 15 points
Creativity/Originality - 10 points
Overall Aesthetics/Beauty - 5 points
Suitability/Practicality of the Space - 5 points


~*~ Remember, picture enhancement is solely limited to cropping, borders, and addition of unobtrusive text. ~*~

Bonus Task
If you are interested in earning between 1 and 5 bonus points, please include 1-2 photos of your time travelling designer interacting in your designed space in some form; the exact content otherwise is up to you. Feel free to use photoshop or any other forms of photo enhancement for this task if you so desire.

CisteCaise
17th Mar 2008, 12:15 AM
Round 1 Scores

Bette Vargas (coldfloral)
Total - 158 Points
Bonus - 4
Grand Total - 162 Points

Sharon Grigor (Romyhorse)
Total - 169
Bonus - 3.5
Grand Total - 172.5

Judy Cameron (CiaoAlora)
Total - 166
Bonus - 2.25
Grand Total - 168.25

Celeste Croyden (Mumo)
Total - 135
Bonus - 0
Grand Total - 135

Everyone did a very lovely job on this task. Due to the numbers of drops, there will NOT be any eliminations for Round 1.

lethifold
17th Mar 2008, 12:18 AM
Ack. I'm really, really, really sorry for not being able to participate, but I'm really sick at the moment (haven't been able to talk or breathe properly), and I've been in bed for the whole weekend. I'm really sorry. But all of the entries look fantastic.

romyhorse
17th Mar 2008, 12:24 AM
Wow! Thanks judges, I wasn't expecting that, especially since my room was about 90% Maxis content (I had a big CC clearout recently). Now, to try and find an Era for Round 2 that doesn't require much CC :lol:

lmfjaxxon
17th Mar 2008, 6:51 AM
Nice shots people ;).....

kattenijin
18th Mar 2008, 7:43 PM
Wow! Thanks judges, I wasn't expecting that, especially since my room was about 90% Maxis content (I had a big CC clearout recently). Now, to try and find an Era for Round 2 that doesn't require much CC :lol:

Well, it just goes to prove that you don't need cc to have a great entry.Well done Romy.

coldfloral_SC
19th Mar 2008, 6:08 PM
You can imagine my surprise when I found myself in 1900's China! When I thought about it, I was only transported 50 years from "my" time, but wow, what a different world it was! I was immediately taken with the lush and serene Chinese gardens I saw as I wandered around, so I knew I had to design my own...

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t6kx0

I wanted to ensure there was harmony in this garden, so naturally I implemented the 4 important elements of any Chinese garden; those being, stone, water, flora and architecture.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t7kya

The two pagodas in the garden are painted red, which is the color of luck. In the foreground is a small waterfall, and behind that you'll notice two large bonsai trees, which are surrounded by natural shrubbery.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t8taf

The water provides home and shelter to many animals, including ducks, swans, turtles and frogs.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t5wrz

The building that surrounds the garden on two sides is a place for quiet meditation.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t2kxf

The garden really comes alive at night! Here you see the first pagoda, which houses a beautiful statue of Buddha. To the right, you'll also notice an illuminated dragon statue, which wards off bad luck.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t3xh5

The second pagoda houses a large taiko drum. Candles in lanterns throughout the garden are lit at night.

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t4rwk

The dragon statue protects this place at night, warding off evil and bad luck.

Bonus

http://pics.livejournal.com/coldfloral/pic/000t9fc1

I had to try my hand at the taiko drum, which was a bad idea because I scared the bejeezus out of the poor ducks and swans, not to mention the people wandering around the garden!

CisteCaise
20th Mar 2008, 3:19 AM
Wow! That garden looks great, coldfloral! : picks up jaw from ground :

romyhorse
20th Mar 2008, 10:00 AM
Yikes, you've set the bar really high this round!

Edit: I've got my pictures taken, I'll get them posted later when I kick my daughter off my computer.

CiaoAlora
21st Mar 2008, 7:39 PM
Round 2: The Sun Never Sets

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Timetraveller.jpg
After the now all too familiar feeling of being swept through time, I find myself in ancient Egypt: Thebes / Dynasty XIX, 1320-1318 BC.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Outsideegypt.jpg
Columns with lotus capitals support lintels. This was a common structural design during the times as well as pyramid construction.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Gods.jpg
Inside view of the pyramid tomb.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Hotcoals.jpg
To protect the ones inside the tombs from grave robbers, traps and curses were often used....Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to put this trap here! (Hot coals leading into the tomb)

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Pharohs-1.jpg
In most Egyptian homes, the furniture is placed against the perimeter of the walls.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Daybed.jpg
The graceful design of this lamp is based on the lotus plant and rendered in transparent alabaster.

romyhorse
21st Mar 2008, 9:25 PM
Great idea for making the pyramids CiaoAlora :).

Ancient Roman Atrium

I have to admit I was really excited to find myself in 1st Century BC Italy. You might not think it but I was a High School geek and Latin was my favourite subject! I can still remember those Ecce Romani textbooks we used...

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra11.jpg

The most important room in any Roman house, or domus, was the Atrium. It has a pool or trough in the centre to catch rainwater which is used for drinking and washing.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra10.jpg

The Atrium has an opening in the roof which allows the rainwater in, as well as light and fresh air.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra9.jpg

This domus belongs to a less wealthy family. The walls are made from concrete, which was invented in the late 3rd Century BC, and the floors are plain mosaic tiles. The mosaic floors were a symbol of wealth and only the rich could afford highly decorated floors.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra8.jpg

The furniture was very basic, stool were more common than chairs.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra6.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra4.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra7.jpg

Bonus

I couldn't get away with my regular clothes here, but I was happy to don a toga. People were giving me a wide berth though, I think they thought I had lice because my head was shaved!

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra2.jpg

Star-gazing...

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/ra1.jpg

CisteCaise
22nd Mar 2008, 2:55 AM
Okie-dokie, it's 2 hours after the official deadline, so I'll be closing off this round for judging!

CiaoAlora, your hot coals trap is awesome! And romy, your Roman atrium reminds me of my old Latin textbooks too; it's stunning!

neurophobic
22nd Mar 2008, 3:38 PM
My scores are in! Good luck, guys! :)

TLAWBLIQUE360
22nd Mar 2008, 7:09 PM
My scores are in! Great entries once again!

CisteCaise
22nd Mar 2008, 7:35 PM
Our judges are lightning fast and awesome, so we already have your scores!

Round 2 Scores

Bette Vargas (coldfloral)
Total - 171 Points
Bonus - 3
Round 2 Grand Total - 174 Points
Round 1 Grand Total - 162 Points
Cumulative Total - 336 Points


Sharon Grigor (Romyhorse)
Total - 178 Points
Bonus - 4
Round 2 Grand Total - 182
Round 1 Grand Total - 172.5 Points
Cumulative Total - 354.5 Points

Judy Cameron (CiaoAlora)
Total - 162 Points
Bonus - 3.5
Round 2 Grand Total - 165.5 Points
Round 1 Grand Total - 168.25 Points
Cumulative Total - 333.75 Points

Just as in my last contest, we have prematurely been reduced to three contestants. I do have the write-ups for Rounds 3 & 4, so I am more than happy to continue running the contest if you all so choose.

Otherwise we can use the current scores to determine rankings and prize distribution.

TLAWBLIQUE360
22nd Mar 2008, 7:54 PM
That s*cks especially since you guys have been doing such a good job. The contest thread here needs a boost.

romyhorse
22nd Mar 2008, 8:15 PM
I am happy to continue if both the other contestants are :).

CiaoAlora
22nd Mar 2008, 10:31 PM
I would be more than happy to keep going as well :D

CisteCaise
24th Mar 2008, 3:11 PM
Round 3:

After months of redjustment to the imperial period you have entered, once again the atmosphere around you takes on a strange, but familiar aura. This time, you can almost palpably sense that you are about to time jump again. You hear that familiar sound of thunder rumbling in the distance. The air around you feels electric and suddenly the ground beneath you begins to rumble and quake. The air around you swirls and spins and right before it all goes black, your ears are filled with shouts.

Then it is still. Completely and utterly still. You open your eyes and are amazed by the sights, sounds, and smells around you. You have jumped through time and space once again. You have arrived in the midst of a great revolution.

Viva la Revolution

Your time traveller has awoken amidst one of histories revolutions/revolutionary periods. A revolution is a dramatic change which generally occurs within a short period of time. There are a variety of different revolutions: Political, Socioeconomic, Social, Philosophical, Technological, etc.
If you'd like to see a decently sized list of example revolutions, here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_revolutions_and_rebellions) is a handy link for you.

You may select exactly when and where your time traveller has ended up, but remember that once your time traveller has visited a specific time and place, you may never return. Your task is to design the surroundings in which your time traveller has found his/herself; this location may be as large (e.g. a section of street near the Bastille in 1789) or as small (e.g. a 16th century scientists's study) as you desire.

Please provide up to 8 shots of the location in which your time traveller has arrived and include fairly detailed descriptions of their surroundings and their impressions of where they have found themselves. Be sure to include somewhere in your submission Where and When your time traveller is located.

Entries are going to be evaluated along the following lines:

Evocation of the Time Period Selected - 15 points
Thoughtful Description of the Design - 15 points
Creativity/Originality - 10 points
Overall Aesthetics/Beauty - 5 points
Suitability/Practicality of the Space - 5 points


~*~ Remember, picture enhancement is solely limited to cropping, borders, and addition of unobtrusive text. ~*~

Bonus Task
If you are interested in earning between 1 and 5 bonus points, please include 1-2 photos of your time travelling designer interacting in your designed space in some form; the exact content otherwise is up to you. Feel free to use photoshop or any other forms of photo enhancement for this task if you so desire.

neurophobic
24th Mar 2008, 4:06 PM
Another fantastic round, CisteCaise! I'm glad the contestants want to keep going, I love seeing what you've come up with! :)

CisteCaise
27th Mar 2008, 3:40 PM
:chirping crickets: There are two days left. I can't wait to see what you guys can come up with!

romyhorse
27th Mar 2008, 4:04 PM
I haven't started yet, I work better when I leave things to the last minute :lol:

CiaoAlora
27th Mar 2008, 7:19 PM
The American Revolution: 1777

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Georgianhouse.jpg
A typical Georgian style house with a salt box addition.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Georgiankitchen.jpg
The kitchen was usually either in the salt box addition or in a seperate building out back. Here we have it included in the salt box.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Georgiandining.jpg
The Dining room has Chippendale style dining chairs popular in the Georgian period. symmetrical balance and formality are important aspects to the late colonial style.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Georgianfireplace.jpg
The living room is also symmetrically balanced. the fireplaces in the dining room and living room are directly opposite from one another and the rooms are designed around them.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Georgiangametable.jpg

Bonus:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/GeorgianLiving.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Judyprimping.jpg

coldfloral_SC
28th Mar 2008, 3:38 AM
Looks really cozy, ciaoalora. I love all the Maxis content you used.

I'm having trouble getting inspired for this round; hopefully something strikes me soon!

CisteCaise
28th Mar 2008, 3:41 AM
CiaoAlora, the house is simply beautiful!

romyhorse
28th Mar 2008, 9:48 AM
CiaoAlora, the house is simply beautiful!Ditto!
I have an idea but I'm not sure if it's do-able, I'll have a try later :).

CiaoAlora
28th Mar 2008, 3:00 PM
Thank you, I can't wait to see what you two come up with! :D

romyhorse
29th Mar 2008, 5:15 PM
The 1745 Jacobite Rebellion

I was surprised and delighted to find myself transported to the Highlands of Scotland in 1745. And I was amazed when I found myself outside a blackhouse belonging to Robert and Flora Grigor, of the banned Clan MacGregor, I wonder if they are ancestors of mine? The clachan (cluster of houses) is pretty empty just now as the men and older boys are away fighting the English. This is a typical blackhouse, as you can see it has no windows.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d9.jpg

The houses are built on a slope to provide natural drainage.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d8.jpg

And they are usually built round a natural spring or well, to provide a clean water supply.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d7.jpg

Inside, it is one big room, with a fire in the centre, which was never allowed to go out. There is no chimney and the peat smoke would kill any bugs and germs before escaping through the thatch. Once the thatch was thick with soot it would be removed and used as fertiliser. Entertainment was provided by fiddles and the singing of ballads.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d6.jpg

The beds were behind curtained alcoves, with straw mattresses.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d5.jpg

The floors were dirt which is good at absorbing heat, helping keep the house warm in winter.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d4.jpg

The lower end of the houses was used for keeping the animals in during the winter, it would be cleaned out each spring to provide fertiliser.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d3.jpg

Bonus

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d2.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/d1.jpg

CiaoAlora
30th Mar 2008, 1:25 AM
Nice entry romyhorse, very realistic from the reading and research I've done on that time period.

I see that Sharon has grown some hair! Maybe all those stange looks from the people in all the other place she has been. :D

CisteCaise
30th Mar 2008, 3:57 PM
romy, your entry is great! I love all the details you've put in (and your bonus shots are fabulous!)

I received a PM from coldfloral who unfortunately had to drop out of the contest. I'm going to close this round for judging, but it's time again for a chat as to whether or not you, CiaoAlora & romyhorse, want to continue to the final round or call it here.

Either way, this contest has been a lot of fun and I really loved seeing what everyone has come up with for each of the rounds.

romyhorse
30th Mar 2008, 8:24 PM
I'm up for doing the last round if CiaoAlora wants to continue.

neurophobic
30th Mar 2008, 8:28 PM
My scores are in! That was difficult, you guys both did fantastically!

CiaoAlora
30th Mar 2008, 8:35 PM
Sure, I don't mind. I've liked every round so far and look forward to finishing the contest. :D

CisteCaise
31st Mar 2008, 3:11 AM
All-righty then! Here's the Final Round:

Round 4:

The revolution is in full force and you have been caught up in the excitement and pushes for change in the period. Revolutions are full of idealism and hope for the future, and you often think to how this revolution has affected people in your home time. This contemplation causes your mind to drift and wonder about how things are in the future compared to where you are originally from.

You are sleeping in bed, dreaming of the future when you are suddenly thrown to the floor. The ground is trembling and the air outside is swirling as though you are in the midst of a great tornado. You see the wind rip apart the walls around you and you are enveloped in a cacophany of wind.

Then it is still. Completely and utterly still. You open your eyes and are amazed by the sights, sounds, and smells around you. You have jumped through time and space once again. You have arrived in the future.

And Into Tomorrowland...

Your time traveller has travelled into the future. As to how far into the future they have travelled and how this future looks is entirely up to you.
You may select exactly when and where your time traveller has ended up, the only caveat is that this future must be relative to your originating time period (e.g. Your Sim is from 1940s Paris, so their future should be later than the 1940s). You may have gone forward 10, 20, even 1000 years, the exact amount of time is up to you. You can also create your own vision of the future if it lies beyond 2008: is it post-apocalyptic? is it vastly different with colonies on the moon? You are only limited by your creativity in this case.

Your task is to design the surroundings in which your time traveller has found his/herself; this location may be as large (e.g. a Mars base) or as small (e.g. a hovercraft workshop) as you desire.

Please provide up to 8 shots of the location in which your time traveller has arrived and include fairly detailed descriptions of their surroundings and their impressions of where they have found themselves. Be sure to include somewhere in your submission Where and When your time traveller is located.

Entries are going to be evaluated along the following lines:

Evocation of the Time Period Selected - 15 points
Thoughtful Description of the Design - 15 points
Creativity/Originality - 10 points
Overall Aesthetics/Beauty - 5 points
Suitability/Practicality of the Space - 5 points


~*~ Remember, picture enhancement is solely limited to cropping, borders, and addition of unobtrusive text. ~*~

Bonus Task
If you are interested in earning between 1 and 5 bonus points, please include 1-2 photos of your time travelling designer interacting in your designed space in some form; the exact content otherwise is up to you. Feel free to use photoshop or any other forms of photo enhancement for this task if you so desire.

CisteCaise
31st Mar 2008, 3:54 PM
Round 3 Scores

Sharon Grigor (Romyhorse)
Total - 172 Points
Bonus - 3.75
Round 3 Grand Total - 175.75
Round 1 Grand Total - 172.5 Points
Round 2 Grand Total - 182
Cumulative Total - 530.25 Points

Judy Cameron (CiaoAlora)
Total - 159 Points
Bonus - 3.5
Round 3 Grand Total - 162.5 Points
Round 1 Grand Total - 168.25 Points
Round 2 Grand Total - 165.5 Points
Cumulative Total - 496.25 Points

You are both doing such a great job!

romyhorse
3rd Apr 2008, 2:17 PM
The Eighties

For the final trip, I went into the future. I was disappointed only to travel one decade, but what a difference a decade makes! It was a decade where power and money reign supreme and how you dress and what you drive can make you or break you.

This is an executive office in a new glass and steel office building. Everyone has a title, you can't just be a secretary, you're a Personal Assistant or an Administrator, or such like.
There is a lot of wood used in the offices, and as you enter the double doors the desk is the main focus of the room, that's assuming you get past the secretary, I mean Personal Assistant outside.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/a7.jpg

There are lots of little gadgets and executive toys to help them "de-stress", apparently the high-powered Eighties are a very stressful time to live in!

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/a8.jpg

Being an executive office it's a room with a view. There are also spare chairs for when clients visit the office.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/a3.jpg

There is also a seating area for informal meetings (and sleeping on when they have to pull an all-nighter).

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/a6.jpg

Round the corner is a gym area. Keeping up appearances is important, they need to keep fit for all those squash matches, especially after eating all those business lunches.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/a5.jpg

There is an abundance of art throughout the office, apparently it has become fashionable to be an art collector, though I have to say I don't like the "pop art", it looks like the cartoons I used to read!

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/a4.jpg

Bonus

Power-dressing is de rigueur, for the ladies this seems to mean showing off your assets! And as for the perfume they wear, Poison, it certainly is!

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/a2.jpg

I think they take this looking lark a bit too far, I mean this has got to be the most uncomfortable outfit I've ever worn. And leg-warmers, what is that all about?

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/romyhorse/sim%20pics/a1.jpg

CisteCaise
3rd Apr 2008, 3:07 PM
Wow, Romy! I love how you've shown the Eighties! And freakishly enough, I had a cousin who used to wear exercise outfits eeriely similar to the one that you have Sharon wearing!

romyhorse
3rd Apr 2008, 3:14 PM
Thanks :) I used to love watching Dallas and Dynasty, all those padded shoulders :lol:

CiaoAlora
3rd Apr 2008, 11:19 PM
This time it looks like I have been transported into the future. Glancing at the newspaper, I see that the year is 2020. Finally back to modern conveniences like running water and electricity! The city is full of bustling people, traffic, and mega tall buildings. A small apartment building catches my eye in the distance, heading towards it, I realize I would like to stay here forever.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Apartment.jpg
Urban living, in a highrise appartment neighborhood.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Kitchen.jpg
On the main floor, there is a communal kitchen with modern appliances. Floor to ceiling windows allow maximum sunlight to enter the space. Glass doors open to the front entry and out the back to an enclosed garden.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/secretgarden.jpg
The secret garden, at the back of the building, is enclosed by a concrete wall. It is a relaxing place for the residents of the building to enjoy their morning cup of coffee, or practice a little bit if gardening.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Lounge.jpg
On the second floor, there is a social area. The social space is for community use, everyone can lounge around, watching the TV together or enjoy a book.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Dancestudio.jpg
On the third floor, I installed a dance studio. A mirrored wall behind the practice bar offers a great practice place. Fitness is an important aspect of urban dwelling, and many of the residents take advantage of the studio.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Judyballet.jpg

Me, practicing...

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Bedroom.jpg
On the upper floor, is my loft. It consists of sleeping quarters and an attached full bathroom.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/CiaoAlora/Designer/Bath.jpg

kattenijin
4th Apr 2008, 6:21 AM
And as for the perfume they wear, Poison, it certainly is!


rotflmao! I worked at Bloomingdales in the 80's, and my department was by one of the main entrances. They always had models "demonstrating" the perfume. I remember thinking the first time I smelled it that they certainly had the name right. I think it was "Obsession" that replaced it, and for the first day I was soooo happy!

romyhorse
4th Apr 2008, 10:03 AM
CiaoAlora, great entry, I like the wind turbine on the roof.
kattenijin, I would have hated your job, I have a perfume allergy!

mocha0030
4th Apr 2008, 3:44 PM
kattenijin, you don't like poison? actually i prefer tendre poison (green bottle). i wore it for YEARS. great entries romy and ciao!

CisteCaise
6th Apr 2008, 11:23 PM
I am so sorry to have been AWOL since Thursday morning; I had stomach pains later in the afternoon and it ended up being my appendix. I had to have an appendectomy and I've been in the hospital for the past few days. I'm home now, happily medicated and I will be hoping to get the scores together and posted as well as scores sent out.


Again, I am *SO* sorry, but this was my first chance to coherently get to my computer.

romyhorse
6th Apr 2008, 11:41 PM
I'm sure we can let you off with an appendectomy :lol: seriously though, take care and get well soon :).

CiaoAlora
7th Apr 2008, 12:10 AM
:baloons: Yes take care, no hurry here.

mocha0030
8th Apr 2008, 12:13 AM
i'm so sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. but i'm glad to know you're back home and on the mend. i hope you have a speedy recovery. :)

CisteCaise
8th Apr 2008, 5:13 AM
Round 4 Scores

Sharon Grigor (Romyhorse)
Total - 144 Points
Bonus - 3.5
Round 4 Grand Total - 147.5
Round 1 Grand Total - 172.5 Points
Round 2 Grand Total - 182
Round 3 Grand Total - 175.75
Cumulative Total - 677.75 Points

Judy Cameron (CiaoAlora)
Total - 142.5 Points
Bonus - 3
Round 4 Grand Total - 145.5
Round 1 Grand Total - 168.25 Points
Round 2 Grand Total - 165.5 Points
Round 3 Grand Total - 162.5 Points
Cumulative Total - 641.75 Points



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Overall Totals:

:1st Sharon Grigor (Romyhorse) - 677.75 points
:2nd Judy Cameron (CiaoAlora) - 641.75 points
:3rd Bette Vargas (coldfloral) - 336 points

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Congratulations to the three of you for doing such fabulous jobs! You guys made running this contest tons of fun and I hope that you have enjoyed this as much as I have. :)

With regards to the prizes, please PM me with your choice of gifts advertised here (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=1134206&postcount=1). The following prizes are also up for grabs:

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lmfjaxxon
8th Apr 2008, 9:20 AM
Congratulations everyone :baloons:....I really like the entries :thumb:....Romy, I really loved the piece you did on the MacGregor Clan....especially that straw roof ;)....

romyhorse
8th Apr 2008, 9:38 AM
Congratulations everyone :baloons:....I really like the entries :thumb:....Romy, I really loved the piece you did on the MacGregor Clan....especially that straw roof ;)....Thanks, I'm part of the MacGregor Clan myself (see my siggie!) so I know alot about that time in Scottish history :D.

Thanks Ciste and judges, it's been a fun and different contest, I just wish more people were interested in the contests at the moment!

CiaoAlora
8th Apr 2008, 3:15 PM
Congratulations romy, and I'm with you on wishing more people were interested in the contests, this was fun though.

Thank you for a very creative and unique contest CisteCaise!

mocha0030
8th Apr 2008, 11:08 PM
congratulations romy and ciao!