Hanging Bats and Hissing Cats and Scary Coffins, Oh My!

Here in North Texas we recently had our first cool (not cold) snap of the fall.


The dip in temperatures was brief - only lasting for a couple of days - but we recognized it as a harbinger of the holiday season soon to arrive.

The first one in the pipeline is Halloween, which comes up in a couple of weeks.

Halloween isn't as popular as Thanksgiving or Christmas.

One funny aphorism we came across while writing this post was this one:

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Halloween, and adults.

Two of Our Three Jack O'Lantern Assets

We don't happen to agree about adults not loving Halloween.

That said, how much you enjoy it is a function of many factors, including whether you still enjoy dressing up in costumes or have small children to take trick-or-treating in your neighborhood.

But if you are a fan of the holiday and an Egowall member, you'll be glad to know that we have more than fifteen themed assets you can use to bring the Halloween spirit to any of your living spaces.

These include:

Candy BowlCemetery Gates
CoffinFlying Bat
Hanging BatSwooping Bat
Scary Black CatStanding Black Cat
Happy Jack O'LanternSad Jack O'Lantern
Scary Jack O'LanternTombstone - Crumbling
Tombstone - RIPTombstone - Skull and Crossbones
Web Floor Mat - LargeWeb Floor Mat - Small
Web Floor Rug 

Several of our boo-tiful assets are displayed on this page; to see the rest, check out our Instagram feed or our Facebook page.

Two of Our Three Black Cat Assets

In the game itself, you'll discover 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.

Colonial Furniture Looks Good Anywhere

Traditional Decorative Sofa

Over the past half year or so, we have shared images of dozens of the 3D furniture objects available for Egowall members to use in decorating their living spaces to their specific taste and interests.

But to date, we have not shared any selections from our Colonial furniture collection.

To address that oversight, this week we have begun posting a new Colonial furniture image to our Instagram account every other day (generally, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).

According to Merriam-Webster, colonial furniture was "made in the American colonies before the end of the Revolution and [was] large influenced by contemporary European styles (as the Queen Anne and Georgian) but [has] some indigenous features (such as greater variety in woods and more extensive use of turnings).

Globe Stand w/Globe

Colonial style (generally originating in the period from approximately 1700-1780) combines characteristics of William and Mary, Queen Anne, and Chippendale.

Colonial furniture tended to be more conservative and less ornate than English and European furniture of the same style period.

And Egowall is happy to make available more than fifty pieces of colonial furniture for placement in any of our sixteen living spaces.

Above at right you can see a couple of the images we are highlighting this week on Instagram - the beautiful Globe Stand w/Globe - Brown and Traditional Decorative Sofa - Red.

And the gallery below includes several screen captures from our Colonial Showcase public space, in which we highlight both one of our most unique living spaces and a large number of our colonial furniture pieces.

Scroll through the images below and then visit the showcase to get a full 3D perspective on how our colonial furniture looks up close.

Then sign up for a free account and start documenting your memories, interests and achievements with Egowall, where you can always Be The Real You™.

A (Christmas) Tradition Unlike Any Other

Christmas traditions are a big part of the fun each holiday season.

Galileo NCC-1701/7 Shuttlecraft

There are many types of traditions, including those that surround the Christmas tree - the visual centerpiece of so many homes.

And while pretty trees - real or artificial - with lights are beautiful in their own right, the addition of ornaments to those trees makes each one truly unique.

R2-D2 and a Jawa

In our house, we have established a nice, efficient process - Henry Ford would have been proud - for hanging ornaments.

My wife puts all of the traditional ornaments - many of which we have had for decades - on hooks and our two children hang them on the tree.

When they have finished, I move some of them higher, as the kids are not able to easily reach the upper parts of our 9-foot tree.

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can...

Then comes my favorite part of the exercise - hanging my own special ornaments on the tree.

Since 1973, Hallmark has been producing Keepsake ornaments, which feature classic cars, traditional Christmas themes and favorite characters from Disney, Star Wars™, Peanuts® and more.

I started collecting Hallmark Star Trek and Star Wars ornaments in the early 1990s, and continue to do so to this very day.

In recent years, I have been adding various MARVEL and DC superheroes to the mix, along with a smattering of other pop culture ornaments.

This year, I have created an Egowall public space (see screen capture below) to showcase some of my favorite pop culture ornaments to give you a bit of insight into one of my personal interests (or vices - you make the call).

Christmas Ornament Showcase Public Space

Christmas Ornament Showcase Public Space

When you visit the space, in addition to a number of our Christmas-themed decor items, you will see pictures of the following ornaments:

  • Spider-Man
  • Captain America (from Captain America: The First Avenger)
  • Iron Man (from Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  • The Road Runner
  • Wall-E
  • USS Kelvin (from the 2009 reboot of Star Trek)
  • Galileo Shuttlecraft (from Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • USS Enterprise 1701-D (from Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • R2-D2 and Jawa
  • Beetlejuice
  • Sheriff Woody (from Toy Story)
  • Kylo Ren (from Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A
  • Deep Space Nine
  • USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Delorean (from Back to the Future)
  • The Love Bug

We invite you to do the same.

Create a space which highlights your interests - those things that help make you who you are - and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Sign up for a free account today and start using Egowall to Be The Real You™.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Egowall.

Neither Of These Things Is Anything Like The Other

Since last week was a holiday week, (hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving!), we were not able to publish our weekly "most popular on Instagram" post.

So let's catch up and talk about the last two weeks of very disparate content.

Week Ending November 20, 2016

Not long ago in this space, we talked about our Japanese Tea House living space.

That structure is our effort to honor an important element of Japanese culture - a building or architectural space dedicated for performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

The image that received the most engagement during this week was a customized version of that space.

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

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

This example tea house - seen at right - is a free-standing single room structure located in a small roji garden, where colorful cherry trees can be seen through the windows.

Additionally, the Chashitsu ("tea ceremony room") Tea House - click to visit it  - is one of the eight public spaces accessible from the Egowall landing page.  

Normally, only Egowall members can visit spaces, but if a space is made public by its owner, it is accessible to anyone.

Week Ending November 27, 2016

During Thanksgiving week, we began posting a series of quadriptychs highlighting furniture from our Science Fiction collection.

The most popular of those images was the one you see at right, which includes the following unique pieces:

  • Backless Bar Stool - Metal
  • Curved Coffee Table - White
  • Curved Leather Couch - Green
  • Space Recliner

These and the rest of the science fiction furniture items (check the Instagram feed to see more of them) are specifically designed for use in these three living spaces:

Of course, if your tastes run to the eclectic, there's absolutely nothing wrong with using them in any other type of living space you see fit.

Ever wonder what a Japanese Tea House would look like decorated with science fiction furniture?

Hey, go crazy!

We're posting images (and videos) 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.

And you could help us get the word out by sharing your favorites on Instagram and your other social networks.

Sign up for a free account today to document and showcase your memories, interests and achievements.

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

It Was A Graveyard Smash

As the end of October approaches, you may be seeing Halloween decorations out and about.

This is the only time of year when neighbors proudly display pumpkins, skeletons, tombstones, spiders and cobwebs. Maybe your own home is dressed up for the occasion.

Well, you can do the same thing in Egowall.

There are more than fifteen seasonal assets available in Egowall for adding some fun seasonal décor to your living space(s).

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

  • 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 the remainder of our spooky assets, check out our Instagram feed or our Facebook page.

You'll find these specialty objects in the "Miscellaneous" section of the Furniture shopping category for each applicable living space style.

Add some or all of them to your inventory and use them to boo-tify your living space for the season.

To see these assets in action, please visit the Cemetery public space (illustrated below).

You can get there either via this link or from the Egowall home page (click on "Featured Public Spaces")

Cemetery Public Space (Exterior)

Cemetery Public Space (Exterior)

Cemetery Public Space (Mausoleum Interior)

Cemetery Public Space (Mausoleum Interior)

Whether you are going to a party or just staying home on Halloween to watch a scary movie while doling out candy to trick-or-treaters, we hope you have a great holiday.

And don't forget ... in December, we will be sharing special holiday-themed furniture and décor objects here on the blog and on our other social channels.

Stay tuned.