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Project Kadō - 6 New Contemporary Flower Arrangements

by jon119 Posted 9th Nov 2008 at 3:43 PM - Updated 2nd Jun 2013 at 1:50 AM by HugeLunatic
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Hi, everyone, it's probably not the time of much floral variety in nature now (at least here in Central Europe...) but I have some plants for your sims here that don't mind the weather at all. I always wanted to make some bouquets that are not so bland as most of the Maxis Base Game flowers but also not such exuberant brummagem looking rather like food than a decorative plant...
The result are the following 6 arrangements, each one including two vase and two plant colors that can be mixed as you like it (see the image to get an idea of the various alternatives!):

The Orchid is combined with a simple exotic leaf in a metal vase. It's probably the most modern arrangement and should not be matched with other golden acessories if your sims aren't a little decadent.
The Pebbles and Leaf arrangement was inspired by Asian lifestyle but fits many different atmospheres. There's a version with wooden box and without included as recolor.
The Magnolia Branch with its big and fragrant blossoms is minmalist and appealing at the same time.

I combined a great Dahlia flower with some fern leaves and then put all that in an extraordinary design vase (thanks for the texture to www.NOVICA.com!).
The Hippeastrum is a nice plant with big blossoms I put together with some fresh green leaves here into a modern glass vase shaped like a star.
Tropical fauna brought the idea for the Palm Leaf arrangement to my mind. Two leaves are a perfect fit for the pretty colorful blossoms in a simple but very decorative bowl.

I hope that you like them! If this is the case I would rejoice about some comments and Thanks :D



A special Thanks to www.NOVICA.com for the vase texture of the Dahlia!
Credit to Adele at MTS2, reflexsimsforum.com and simsinparis.com for the decoration shown on the photos, to SimPE, Blender and Paint.NET as well as Unfreez

Polygon Counts:
JB Leaves and Blossoms in a Bowl: 435
JB Orchid Arrangement: 548
JB Star Shaped Glass Vase: 542
JB Dahlia and Fern Arrangement: 507
JB Blooming Magnolia Branch: 769 (rather high)
JB Pebble and Leaf Arrangement: 854 (quite high)

Style:
      Contemporary
      Modern
      Ultra Modern
      Sci-Fi: Science Fiction
Room:
      Kitchen
      Living: Living Room
      Dining: Dining Room
      Bedroom
      Bathroom
      Study: Study/Office
Maxis Flags:
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Pebbles.zip

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PalmLeaf.zip

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Orchid.zip

Size: 565.8 KB · Downloads: 9,718 · 9th Nov 2008
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Magnolia.zip

Size: 388.7 KB · Downloads: 9,291 · 9th Nov 2008
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Hippeastrum.zip

Size: 340.7 KB · Downloads: 7,923 · 9th Nov 2008
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Dahlia.zip

Size: 444.6 KB · Downloads: 8,755 · 9th Nov 2008
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FlowerArrangementsALL.zip

Size: 2.13 MB · Downloads: 47,817 · 9th Nov 2008
2.13 MB 47,817 9th Nov 2008
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 3:53 PM
Cute! Thanks very much jon
Forum Resident
#3 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 4:11 PM
These are really wonderful
you´re right, here are only trees without leaves^^
Thank you for these beautiful flowers
Test Subject
#4 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 4:28 PM
Thanks Jon, these are absolutly beautiful. I love plants in my game, so these are a welcome addition!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 5:00 PM
Neat more flowers thanks
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#6 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 5:21 PM
Oh, Wow, Jon! These are very nice! Thanks!
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#7 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 5:48 PM
These are beautiful, thankyou!

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Field Researcher
#8 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 6:12 PM
WOW!!! Outstanding work on the flower textures. I just love these, esp the dahlia!

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#9 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 6:33 PM
Ohh, nom. The Pebbles, Magnolia, and Orchid are my favorite! Thank you for sharing. I'm definitely going to nab 'em!


Lab Assistant
#10 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 6:36 PM
These look wonderful, thank you!
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#11 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 6:55 PM
Thanks, everyone :D
For the orchid blossoms I took a photo of an orchid of my mother so I am glad that you like it so much.
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#12 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 7:29 PM
Very beautiful, thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 8:12 PM
These are beautiful! I especially like the pebbles and palm leaf with plumerias. I grew up in the tropics, and you did a very good job on the plumerias (also known as frangipanis, but I don't think that name is as pretty lol).
Field Researcher
#14 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 8:23 PM
These are absolutely gorgeous!!

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#15 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 8:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rachelaranya
These are beautiful! I especially like the pebbles and palm leaf with plumerias. I grew up in the tropics, and you did a very good job on the plumerias (also known as frangipanis, but I don't think that name is as pretty lol).


Oh, it's cool to actually know how the flowers are called . I also like them very much, that arrangement was the first that came to my mind. There's a picture of frangipanis as standard image in every Windows Vista copy, that brought a tropical touch to my new laptop but growing up in the tropics is certainly better.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 10:10 PM
The Dahlia is absolutely GORGEOUS. Thank you for this.

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Test Subject
#17 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 10:53 PM
These will look fab in-game, thanks so much. (:
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#18 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 11:39 PM
just today i was thinking about some new flowers for my simmies! and here they are! thank you!
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#19 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 12:04 AM
wow! I like the magnolia best!

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#20 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 12:24 AM
You can never have enough pretty flowers in your game, and these are awesome! Thanks! :D
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#21 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 3:39 AM
Great job! Thanks!
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#22 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 3:51 AM
Wow! So gorgeous! It makes me think of ikebana.
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#23 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 5:26 AM
So totally gorgeous!! Ty so much for your beautiful work =)

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#24 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 7:49 AM
Simply stunning, seriously! I love them all. You did a terrific job on all of these lovely arrangements! Thank you so much!

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#25 Old 10th Nov 2008 at 8:08 AM
Absolutely fabulous work, Jon! I'll take beautiful flowers like yours in any season!

My favorite one you made is the Dalia! It looks very real!

Question: I noticed in the picture of the Orchid, there was a neat looking wall clock in the background. (Numbers and hands) could you please tell me where I can find that? Thank you! :D

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