From Photo Gallery To Sports Bar And Anything In-Between

Egowall includes three contemporary studios among its available living spaces.

One of them, the Urban Studio, was last week's most popular post on our Instagram feed (which you really should be following).

The short preview video in the post - also available on our YouTube Channel - takes you on a quick fly-through of the attractive one-room space.

The Urban Studio has an identical footprint to that of the Studio Lot - featured here a couple of weeks ago.

Nestled in an urban center, its open and expansive floor plan allows it to serve many purposes.

The characteristics of the Urban Studio space are as follows:

Theme: Contemporary
Rooms: 1
Square Footage: 4184
Cost: 400 Ego Points
Default Entry Room: Studio

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

We also invite you to visit the Sports Bar public space for a very different take on the Urban Studio space.

It started out as a generic studio space, but was customized extensively using Egowall's robust construction tools to serve as a bar and lounge.

When dressed out with various furniture and other decor assets, it becomes a perfect social gathering place to watch and talk about sports.

Sports Bar - Customized Urban Studio (Click to View)

The only thing missing is the satellite television package.

We hope you will check it out to determine whether the Urban Studio is the perfect space for you.

And if it isn't, there are fifteen others to choose from.


Diptych of Urban Studio Images

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Tea House Of The October Moon

Once again an image from our Tea House living space has realized the most engagement of all the images we posted during a week on Instagram.

The first time we shared an image of our take on the traditional Japanese building, we offered a screenshot of a customized Tea House public space.

This time - as October comes to a close - we shared a diptych of images captured from a default instance of the space.

What Is a Chatshitsu?

According to Japanese tradition, a chashitsu ("tea ceremony room") is a building or architectural space dedicated for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony (or Chanoyu). It is created for aesthetic and intellectual fulfillment, per Wikipedia.

The purpose of a tea ceremony is to "allow the host an opportunity to express the utmost hospitality to his or her guests. Together, the chashitsu, roji (tea garden), and mizuya (preparation room) should provide the optimum physical and spiritual setting for expressing this hospitality."

Our Tea House

The Tea House - seen at right and below - is our effort to honor this beautiful example of Japanese culture.

The characteristics of the Tea House living space are as follows:

Theme: Retro
Rooms: 1
Square Footage: 951
Cost: 400 Ego Points
Default Entry Room: Temple

This example tea house (click to visit it) is a free-standing single room structure located in a small roji garden, where colorful cherry trees can be seen through the tea house's windows.

To construct it, we started with a standard Tea House living space and removed all the default furniture.

Then we brought in six pieces of furniture, six storage containers for photos or other digital memorabilia, ten rugs and floor mats, twelve pillows and four pieces of Japanese art placed on the walls.

It is one of the eight public spaces accessible from the Egowall landing page.

We're posting images like these daily on Instagram (and Pinterest) to expose them - and Egowall - to a larger audience.

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How Times Have Changed

Back in the mid-1950s, there was a popular Broadway comedy called "The Teahouse of the August Moon." Set in the aftermath of World War II on Okinawa, the aforementioned teahouse is built using supplies designated - by the US military command - for construction of a Pentagon-shaped school.

A key scene in the play takes place during the gala opening of the teahouse. Much comedy ensues.

The play was later made into a film starring Marlon Brando as a local native (yes, seriously - it was a COMPLETELY different time than today) who serves as an interpreter to one of the US military officers and audience guide for the viewer.

The trailer for that film is embedded below for your bemusement. And horror.

The Best Space In The Perfect Place

Several months back, we posted the Preview Video for Egowall's Studio Lot living space on our Instagram page, and it turned out to be the most popular post for that week.

Last week, we posted a diptych of the same space. Once again, it received the highest level of engagement of all the week's picture and video posts.

Why is that?

Perhaps because it is such a beautiful and flexible space.

The Studio Lot (seen at right) is one of three contemporary studio spaces available to Egowall users. The others are the Urban Studio and the Mountain Lot.

The Studio Lot has an identical footprint to the Urban Studio, but is located in a beautiful rural environment with tree-lined mountains in the distance.

The Mountain Lot space is slightly larger than the Urban Studio and Studio Lot spaces because it includes a balcony. Otherwise the room layouts for all three are the same.

The characteristics of the Studio Lot are as follows:

Theme: Contemporary
Rooms: 1
Square Footage: 4184
Cost: 400 Ego Points
Default Entry Room: Studio

All three of the studio spaces are perfect for showcasing your love of photography and other works of art.

But the Studio Lot provides perhaps the perfect melding of floor plan and surrounding environment.

In addition to this preview video, we have a Studio Lot public space where you can see yet another example of how it can be decorated.

Studio Lot Public Space

Studio Lot Public Space

This image is closer to what the space looks like when you first obtain it.

After entering it, you can decorate and customize it to make it a true representation of your personality and interests.

And then of course, you can share it with anyone you wish - inside or outside of Egowall.


We're posting images like these daily on Instagram (and Pinterest) to expose them - and Egowall - to a larger audience.

Check out any of the resources mentioned in the post to see more just like them. And be sure to follow us on Instagram to see each new image when it is posted.

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It's Two, Two, Two Photos In One!

Main Entry: dip·tych
Pronunciation: \ˈdip-(ˌ)tik\
Etymology: 1620s, from Latin diptycha (plural), from late Greek diptykha, neuter plural of diptykhos "double-folded, doubled," from dis- "two" + ptykhe "fold."
Definition:
1 : a 2-leaved hinged tablet folding together to protect writing on its waxed surfaces
2 : a picture or series of pictures (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets
3 : a work made up of two matching parts

Diptych Depicting the Life of Christ in Ivory (14th century)

Those are the traditional definitions of a diptych.

In a photographic context, a diptych is a combination of two images placed immediately next to each other to make an artistic statement or comparison.

The photographs or illustrations can be identical or different; there are no hard and fast rules – they simply have to be next to each other.

Diptychs are great tools for photographic and illustrative storytelling.

They allow you to display both images side by side to create an interesting composition which lets the viewer explore the subject more completely.

In order to give you a more comprehensive look at our living spaces, last week we began publishing a series of diptychs on Instagram.

Each living space diptych includes two screenshots taken inside that space.

In the most popular Instagram post of the week, we see the Urban Gallery (shown at right), which was featured in a recent blog post about pictures taken at the State Fair of Texas.

These two images give you a better perspective on what the whole space looks like.

The upper picture is the view of the Main Gallery - the largest one of five galleries and the default entry point to the space. The dividing wall prevents you from seeing the more impressive portion of the space.

That's the reason for including the second half of the diptych. When you move around the divider, you see an expansive space with a glass atrium exposing the surrounding urban environment.

In a diptych, the two images work better together than either image does by itself.

You can see more about this space by checking out a video flythrough for the Urban Gallery or for or any of our 16 available living spaces.

If you want to create diptychs using screenshots from your own Egowall living spaces - or any images you have stored away- here are some tools that will make it easy for you:

 


We're posting images like these daily on Instagram (and Pinterest) to expose them - and Egowall - to a larger audience.

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Some of you may have recognized this post's title as an homage to the long-running advertising campaign for Certs breath mints - it's two, two, two mints in one!

And in this classic commercial parody from the first season of Saturday Night Live, the Not Ready For Prime Time Players took the idea of a product having two purposes to a whole new level.

What Am I Going To Do With a Hydrovac Suit?

For the last month or so, we have been sharing images of an assortment of Egowall's sixty Retro furniture objects on our Instagram feed.

Last week, we accidentally included a contemporary (or modern) piece in what was planned to be our last full week of Retro objects.

Looks like it is indeed time to move on to another series of thematic images in Instagram, as the Contemporary King Bed w/Split Headboard seen at right was far and away our most popular post for the week of September 26 - October 2, 2016.

It really is a beautiful piece, isn't it?

We love the stark contrast between the dark brown wood of the headboard/frame and the aqua pillows and corresponding bedspread accents.

As for those accents - what are they? Circles? Bubbles?

Far be it from us to tell you what you should see there. We leave that up to your interpretation.

Either way, they really provide a sense of fun to the King Bed w/Split Headboard.

And make it a fitting cap to our series of Retro furniture posts (heh).

As we have said previously, the Retro objects are among our favorites in the entire Egowall catalog.

And they must be high up there for you as well, as they have received a lot of positive feedback over these weeks.

But it looks like you're ready for a change, and that's what we will provide (can you say "diptych")? Check back here next week or each day in our Instagram feed.


We're posting images like these daily on Instagram (and Pinterest) to expose them to a larger audience.

Check out any of the resources mentioned above to see more just like them. And be sure to follow us on Instagram to see each new image when it is posted.

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Sign up for a free account today and use our furniture and game objects - along with your own digital artifacts - to document and showcase your memories, interests and achievements.

Egowall - where you can always Be The Real You™.


Apropos of nothing, except for the fact that you sleep (get it?) in a bed, here's a clip from Woody Allen's 1973 classic comedy Sleeper.

Have a terrific week, everyone!