You CAN Frame The Moments Of Your Life

You can frame a moment. But you can´t frame life.
— Armin Houman

Once you have uploaded your favorite photos into one of the available media bins, you can start posting them in any of your living spaces for the world to see.

Every picture posted in a space (except for two, and we’ll identify them below) has either a standard or a custom frame around it to enhance its appearance.

Standard Frames

A default black frame (see the below image) is automatically assigned to any image that is placed directly on a wall.

At any time after placement you can change the black frame to one of these other standard frame options (all of them are free):

Examples of Black, Orange Plastic, and Light Wood Standard Frames

  • Light Wood (see image at right)

  • White Plastic

  • Tan Plastic

  • Red Plastic

  • Orange Plastic (see image at right)

  • Black Plastic

  • Stripe Material

  • Light Metal

  • Contemporary Brown Metal

  • Contemporary Black Metal

  • No Frame (the only standard frame option without a visible border)

You can change a standard frame’s appearance any time you wish, but if you remove the photo from the room, whatever frame currently assigned to it also disappears.

If you place that photo again later, you will start with the default black frame.

Note that you are not able to place an empty standard frame in a living space.

Custom Frames

Custom frames differ from standard frames in the following ways:

  • They can be placed in a living space without first assigning pictures to them

  • Custom desktop frames can be scaled in all three dimensions

  • A custom frame cannot be replaced/exchanged without first removing (i.e., returning it to its media bin) any photo added to it

  • Custom frames are premium products - they can be purchased within the game

The following styles of custom frames are available:

  • Desktop

    • Single frame

    • Multiframe (desktop) - 3 and 4 photo options

  • Wall

    • Metal Single frame (wall)

    • Plastic single frame (wall)

    • Wood single frame (wall)

    • Multiframe (wall) - 3, 5, and 8 photo options

    • Custom canvas (frameless)

To add a picture to a custom frame, simply drag it from a media bin, a placed standard frame, or from another custom frame in the same room over the custom frame and release it.

It will snap in place at the destination location.

In the pictures at right and above, you can see examples of how photos look displayed in several of the available custom frames.

To see the rest of them - along with our full furniture collection - sign up for a free Egowall account today.

Experience the fun of creating an online home that shows the world all your interests and accomplishments.

Frame your life’s moments - in many styles and colors - with Egowall and Be The Real You™.

Study The Past And Divine The Future - 2018 In Review

Welcome to 2019!

Urban Studio Living Space Beauty Shot

At the beginning of a new year, it’s common for businesses to take a look back at what their followers liked (and didn’t like) in social media posts shared during the year just ended.

In so doing, they can gain insight into what resonated - and didn’t - with their current and (hopefully future) customers, and use that analytical data to guide their future social media marketing efforts.

Well, we’re no different. The purpose of this post is to share our top 5 social media posts from 2018 for each of Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Orbital Deck Interior (Animated)

Orbital Deck Interior (Animated)

What the results tell us is that video is popular (no surprise there) and there is still a lot of interest in our unique 3D living spaces, which is great.

In each table below, we list the posts in reverse order, include an excerpt from the post, and provide a link to the actual post so you can see it in its native habitat.

Take a look at where we’ve been, and follow us on the journey to where we’re going next. It’s going to be exciting.


Instagram is our most active social account; here are our top five posts from 2018:

Instagram Content Post Excerpt Date Published
#5: Contemporary Showroom Living Space Preview Video Got things you'd like to sell? Display them in these Contemporary Showroom spaces. 🏬 🖼️💲 July 13, 2018
#4: Kitchen Furniture - Mixer Contemporary Furniture: Mixer 🍪🎂 March 4, 2018
#3: Orbital Deck Living Space Unlike what you often see on film, your science fiction-themed spaces don't have to be dark and foreboding. September 2, 2018
#2: Space Captain's Quarters Living Space Never be ashamed to fly your science fiction freak flag high. 👩‍🚀👨 September 29, 2018
#1: Urban Studio Living Space The Urban Studio living space is both spacious and functional. Not that there's anything wrong with that. 🏡 🖼️❤️ July 16, 2018

Twitter is our second most active social network, and the one where we share the most content - a mixture of company-generated materials along with shared links from other relevant resources.

Our top five tweets for 2018:

Twitter Post Post Excerpt Date Published
#5: Small Credenza (Red/Brown) Storage with style ... that's what we offer with these threepieces from our Retro Furniture collection. Add them to your favorite living space(s). 🗝️🗃️ June 7, 2018
#4: Space Captain's Quarters Preview Video Scifi is not just for geeks. Never be afraid to fly your #sciencefiction freak flag high. Especially not in #3D. 🚀 July 18, 2018
#3: Kitchen Furniture - Waffle Maker Paula Deen once said: "Life is too short to wonder where you hid your #waffle maker." Never fear ... 🥞🍳🥓 October 28, 2018
#2: Canopy Bed - White One of our styles of sleeping 💤 accommodations is this ornate #colonial canopy bed. 🛏️⠀ November 12, 2018
#1: Orbital Deck Preview Video The Orbital Deck is the roomiest and most colorful of our three available #scifi spaces. Check out this #video flythrough. 🚀 December 1, 2018

Finally, there’s good(?) old Facebook. Our top five Facebook posts from 2018:

Facebook Post Post Excerpt Date Published
#5: Urban Gallery Preview Video Watch this video 📹 of our Urban Gallery living space and imagine how cool your favorite photos 📷 🤳 would look there. July 9, 2018
#4: Landscaping Furniture - Potted Yucca Plant Add decoration to your living spaces with items from our Contemporary Furniture Landscaping Collection, like this Potted Plant - Yucca. 🌵 August 2, 2018
#3: King Bed - Dark Mahogany Mix and match furniture styles from our Colonial Collection to assemble your own bedroom suite. 🛌🏻 ⠀ August 28, 2018
#2: King Bed w/Tufted Headboard Egowall users have access to dozens of contemporary furniture objects 🛋️, so if you're a fan of that style 🛌, we can help you out. 🎮 December 3, 2018
#1: Studio Lot Living Space We have three ☘️ similar but uniquely different studio spaces 🏠 available for you to consider. May 16, 2018

So that’s the story of 2018, and now it’s on to a new year and all the challenges that brings.

In the meantime, to see the rest of our furniture collection and to experience the fun of creating a space that shows the world your interests and accomplishments, sign up for a free Egowall account today.

It's time to Be The Real You™.

It’s Halloween. Everyone's Entitled to One Good Scare.

Just like clockwork, October is here and the rest of the holiday season is just ahead.

Let’s ignore the presence of Christmas decorations in some of our finer retail establishments and focus on the first of the trinity of upcoming American holidays.

You may be seeing Halloween decorations out and about in your neighborhoods, and they’re sure to increase in number as we get closer to the end of the month.

This is the only time of year when neighbors proudly display pumpkins, skeletons, tombstones, spiders and (especially) cobwebs. Maybe you’ve already dressed up your own home for the occasion.

Coffin

Did you know that you can do the same thing in Egowall?

We have more than fifteen assets for you to add fun seasonal décor to any of your living space(s).

Jack-O-Lantern - Scary

The available Halloween-themed objects - several of which are shown at right (click any of them for a larger view) - are:

  • Candy Bowl

  • Cemetery Gates

  • Coffin

  • Flying Bat

  • Hanging Bat

  • Swooping Bat

  • Scary Black Cat

  • Standing Black Cat

  • Happy Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Sad Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Scary Jack-O'-Lantern

  • Tombstone - Crumbling

  • Tombstone - RIP

  • Tombstone - Skull & Crossbones

  • Web Floor Mat - Large

  • Web Floor Mat - Small

  • Web Floor Rug

To see photos of the rest of our spooky assets, check out our Instagram feed or our Facebook page.

Tombstone - Skull and Crossbones

In the game itself, you'll locate these holiday objects in the "Miscellaneous" section of the Furniture shopping category for each applicable living space style.

Add one or all of them to your inventory and use them to boo-tify your living space(s) for the season.

After you've done that, we'd like to see what you come up with. Share your favorite sites here in the comments.

Whether you are going to a costume party or staying home to dole out too much candy to trick-or-treaters, we hope you have a fangtastic holiday.

And don't forget to #BeTheRealBoo at all times.

And if you happen to live in Haddonfield, please be very careful.

20+ Colorful Frames To Highlight Your Favorite Photos

The most compelling things available for telling your story in Egowall can be found on your computer's hard drive or in your smartphone's Camera Roll.

Upload your favorite photos or other digital artworks into the game from your PC, laptop or any cloud service (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) to get started.

Once pictures have been stored in one of the available media bins, you can start displaying them in any of your living spaces.

To enhance the images' appearance, we provide two different frame types for them - standard and custom.

Let's learn a bit more about them and why you might choose one over the other.

Standard Frames

When you drag a picture from storage to a wall, the image is automatically assigned a black frame.

At any time thereafter you can (optionally) change the black frame to one of these color/ material options:

Available Standard Frame Styles

  • Light Wood

  • White Plastic

  • Tan Plastic

  • Red Plastic

  • Orange Plastic

  • Black Plastic

  • Stripe Material

  • Light Metal

  • Contemporary Brown Metal

  • Contemporary Black Metal

  • No Frame

You can change the frame's appearance (or remove it altogether) any time you wish, but if you remove the photo from the room, the frame disappears with it.

Standard frames are available to users at no additional cost.

Custom Frames

Single Frame - Desktop

Single Frame - Desktop

Custom frames behave differently than standard frames, as follows:

  • They are placed in a living space without first assigning pictures to them

  • All custom frames can be resized, but desktop frames (unlike wall frames) can be scaled in all three dimensions

  • A custom frame cannot be replaced/exchanged without first removing (i.e., returning it to its media bin) any photo added to it.

Wood Single Frame - Wall

The following styles of custom frames are available:

  • Single frame (desktop)

  • Multiframe (desktop) - 3 and 4 photo options

  • Metal Single frame (wall)

  • Plastic single frame (wall)

  • Wood single frame (wall)

  • Multiframe (wall) - 3, 5, and 8 photo options

  • Custom canvas (frameless)

Multiphoto Desktop Frame

To add a picture to a custom frame, simply drag it over the custom frame and release it. It will snap in place at the destination location.

The image can come from a media bin, from a placed standard frame, or from another custom frame in the same room.

Custom frames are premium products - they must be purchased within the game.

In the gallery below, you can see examples of how photos look displayed in several of the available custom frames.

Custom Frame Examples

To see the rest of our furniture collection and to experience the fun of creating a space that shows the world your interests and accomplishments, sign up for a free Egowall account today.

It's time to Be The Real You™.

Images On The Half Shell - Best of 2018 So Far

Source: Justin Snow (Flickr); licensed via Creative Commons

Having passed the halfway point of the year, it's appropriate to self-assess our marketing efforts and see what images in our Instagram feed have resonated with our community.

In this post, we will identify and discuss the five Instagram posts that garnered the most engagement in the first half of 2018.

All of these images were originally shared between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

Links to the original posts are provided below.


Number 1: Urban Studio Living Space

The Urban Studio is one of sixteen living spaces available to Egowall users.

These four beauty shots illustrate the spaciousness and flexibility of the space. Nestled in an urban center, this space's open floor plan allows it to serve many purposes.

The Urban Studio space will serve you well if you want to showcase your interest in fine furniture, photography, or any work of digital art you may have imported into the game.

Original post: June 16, 2018


Number 2: Contemporary Furniture - Mixer

The Mixer is one of nearly 40 pieces of kitchen furniture and appliances you can decorate any living space.

Perhaps this post was popular because it made folks think about those long ago adventures baking cookies with their moms.

Or maybe they were really into baking right now and they wanted to make sure everyone knows how much it reflects who they really are.

Then again, it could have just been that it looks pretty cool. Because it does.

Original Post: March 4, 2018


Number 3: Construction Collection

Egowall's furniture library features hundreds of pieces in multiple styles, any of which can be used to create a space that represents The Real You™.

But depending upon how creative you are feeling, on any given day that might not be enough.

Using our construction assets and building tools, you can assemble nearly anything that you can imagine within a space.

And if you're really feeling adventurous, you can even create whole new spaces.

Original Post: March 5, 2018


Number 4: Landscaping Collection - Potted Plant - Yucca

Once you've decorated with furniture and photos, you might want to make the space a bit warmer or more inviting.

Nothing does that better - in real life or online - than plants and other greenery.

You'll find more than seventy (70) flowers and landscaping decorations available for enhancing your space(s).

Most are designed for use with the Empty Urban Lot and Outdoor Sandbox.

But if you want to bring them inside one of the prefabricated spaces, go crazy with it.

Original Post: May 5, 2018


Number 5: Science Fiction Furniture Collection

We've never been reluctant about professing our love here for science fiction.

Commensurately, our scifi-themed furniture offerings (nearly 60 of them) are among our favorite items in our catalog.

The pieces illustrated at right and the rest of their brethren are specifically designed for use in these three living spaces:

  • Orbital Deck,

  • Space Crew Quarters, and

  • Space Captain's Quarters

But honestly, these pieces are so attractive, you can get away with placing them in any style of living space.

Original Post: January 29, 2018


That's the first half of 2018 in the books ... on to the rest of the year.

We've been exploring some new tools for creating content to share on our Instagram feed in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for that. 

In the meantime, to see the rest of our furniture collection and to experience the fun of creating a space that shows the world your interests and accomplishments, sign up for a free Egowall account today.

It's time to Be The Real You™.