Design Is Not Just What It Looks Like. Design Is How It Works.

Egowall gives you the tools to create a rich online environment which best represents your real self - one that anyone can visit at any time.

To do so, we provide you with access to 16 unique 3D living spaces as well as hundreds of custom furniture items (available in several styles).

In this blog post, we want to provide some information on how to manage those furniture assets with the spaces via the following short videos and accompanying text.

In the subsections below we will be discussing the following:

  • Placing Furniture Objects

  • Cloning Furniture Objects

  • Removing Furniture Objects


Placing Furniture Objects

"Placing” refers to the act of placing a 3D furniture object in a legal location (i.e., one allowed by the game's physics) within a room.

To place a furniture object follow these steps:

  1. Click the Inventory button at lower left of the user interface.

  2. Using the available drop down menus, navigate to the desired Theme / Furniture type (e.g., Contemporary | Seating).

  3. Click on one of the furniture objects to display its Furniture Detail Panel.

  4. Click the Add to Space button, which highlights the Move button on the Palette Menu and opens the Grid Snapping Menu.

  5. Click on the desired Grid Snapping resolution (Large/Medium/Small/Off).

  6. Place the object by moving the cursor to the desired destination spot and clicking there.

  7. After initial placement, you can tweak the location of the object by

    • clicking-and-dragging on the X, Y, or Z axis arrows to move the object along those axes, OR

    • clicking on the cube in the center of the X/Y/Z axis arrows and dragging to move the object freely in the space.

  8. Once you've settled on the final position for the object, click anywhere in the UI to place it; that action will clear the arrows and the Grid Snapping menu. The Move button remains selected.

Cloning Furniture Objects

We make it easy for you when you want to place a second (or third, or …) copy of a particular furniture piece in a room. You can quickly pull from inventory or buy one on the spot if you don’t already own one.

To clone/duplicate a furniture object placed in the currently occupied room, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Clone button on the Palette Toolbar or type the "c"/"C" shortcut key.

  2. Click on the desired object.

  3. If you already own at least one more unplaced instance of the selected object

    • Click on the desired Grid Snapping resolution (Large/Medium/Small/Off)  

    • Move the cursor away from the selected object and a copy of it (pulled from your existing inventory) will appear

    • Click on the spot where you want to place the cloned object

    • After initial placement, if you want to tweak the location of the placed object, you can do so by

      • clicking-and-dragging on the X, Y, or Z axis arrows to move the object along that axis, OR

      • clicking on the cube in the center of the X/Y/Z axis arrows to move the object freely in the space

    • Once you've settled on the proper position for the object, click anywhere in the UI to place it, which will also clear the arrows and the Grid Snapping menu.

  4. If you do not already own at least one more unplaced instance of the selected object

    • Click on the Buy Now button to purchase another instance of the object

    • Click on the Add to Space button

    • Click on the desired Grid Snapping resolution (Large/Medium/Small/Off)  

    • Click on the spot where you want to place the cloned object

    • After initial placement, if you want to tweak the location of the placed object, you can do so by

      • clicking-and-dragging on the X, Y, or Z axis arrows to move the object along that axis, OR

      • clicking on the cube in the center of the X/Y/Z axis arrows to move the object freely in the space

    • Once you've settled on the final position for the object, click anywhere in the UI to place it, which will also clear the arrows and the Grid Snapping menu.


Removing Furniture Objects

When it’s time to redecorate a room in your living space(s), you need a place for that old furniture. No need to turn to Goodwill. Just return any placed object to your inventory.

To remove a furniture object from a room follow these steps.

  1. Click on the Rebox button on the Palette Toolbar or type the "x"/"X" shortcut key.

  2. Click on the desired object. It will immediately be returned to inventory.

  3. Verify its return to inventory by clicking the Inventory button and using the available drop down menus to navigate to the object’s Theme / Furniture type.


After reviewing the How To videos above or any of those you’ll find in the Feature Instructions playlist on our YouTube page, please let us know if you have any questions.

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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.

Make Your Rooms Smile and Create Fantasy

During our time together in this blog we have primarily focused on discussions about

Photo by Kaboompics.com from    Pexels

Photo by Kaboompics.com from Pexels

  1. the living spaces available for purchase,

  2. the furniture items that you can use to decorate the rooms in those spaces, and

  3. the ways that you can manage your favorite photos and other digital assets for displaying them in those rooms.

Furniture fills most of the space in any room - real or virtual. So it stands to reason that there are more furniture items available in the game than any other digital objects.

But a room has to have more to really be - and look - complete. It needs small items spread about to add flavor, warmth, and personality.

That’s a group of furniture items that we don’t think we’ve paid quite enough attention to before now.

So let’s take care of that.


Our furniture catalog includes more than 70 decor items spread across multiple styles, including holiday-themed items for Halloween and Christmas.

Recently, we featured a sampling these items in our daily Instagram feed. We wanted to share a few of our them with you here as well so you can get a look at them.

Once you’ve seen them - and they look great within the game as well - you can get a sense of how you might use them to enhance one (or more) of your living spaces.

Click on any of the panels in the gallery below to see a larger version of the image.

Then visit us at www.egowall.com to get and use them for yourself. 

BTW, the title for this post is adapted from a quote by Juan Montoya, the famous Colombian-born architect who specializes in residential interior design.

The full text of the quote: “A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.”

 So very true.

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™.