BuildnShare wrote: »
ESTABLISHED RESULTS FOR #BNS93 - THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
b]☆ @avimileth ☆[/b]Doors Lock your Soul is such a clever name, and just perfect for this hippie commune. I like the use of arches instead of doors for an open feel. Cute BBQ area with mosaic patio. The interior furniture in the living area is a good mix of found objects. Wow – love that retro wallpaper in the kitchen. Love the papered walls in the writing room. The wellness area by the pool is lovely. What a great rooftop music area! It’s perfect that you’ve included the bubble bar for our hippie friends to alter their consciousness Suggestions:The two roof pieces on your communal living area don’t tie together well. Avoid creating valleys (i.e. places water would collect IRL). I would have liked a little more explanation of which bedrooms belonged to which couples.☆ @FidgetyAtom ☆
Oh, WOW! Peaceful Psyche is just gorgeous with the abundance of purple and white trees. And the paths are in the shape of a peace sign - how clever!!! Great idea to have a space for the resident to sell handmade items. That totally fits with the commune ethos. Love the bubble bar in the center. Love the garden area - of course they would have their plants in a groovy layout instead of boring old boxes and straight lines. Lovely pool/pond - it's perfectly landscaped. The open-air kitchen is a creative take, and I love the communal bath as well. Your use of dividers here is a great touch. I love the glorified tents! Great job experimenting with different roof types and the roof controls. Thanks for the commentary/captions with your pictures - that really helps your judges out.Suggestions: I would have liked to have known more about which individuals were assigned to which rooms and how that influenced your design choices. The lot was very eclectic which fits with the hippie vibe, but I think a bit of editing might have made an even bigger impact.☆ @jhgkjhgkjh ☆The Happy Hippie Train is just adorable! I love the creativity of re-using the old rail cars. The communal bathing on the top floor makes great use of reclaimed space from the decorative architectural elements. And the communal area is the old train station – how clever! I love the colors brought in through the paintings and textiles. The swimmable pond is lovely. I love the lantern tree that sheds light on it. Great job with the rocks and plants around the pond. Love the “solar panel” on the roof of Lavenders and Sky’s wagon! The architecture of the wagons is just perfect. Love the “pull-out” sofa in Sparrow and Storm’s room. You’ve done a great job decorating each wagon for its inhabitant’s personalities and skills.Suggestions: I honestly can think of a single thing I would change! I would have liked to have seen a full shot of the side of the station with the clothesline and some exteriors of Sparrow and Storms wagon though.☆ @KojiK ☆The Red Barn Commune is very striking with the dark siding and white accents. I love the little towers on top of each building, and the pergola in the center of the lot. Great use of terrain paint to define the front paths. I love the way you've used the string lights! I've always found them difficult to work in just right. Landscaping is lovely and complements the architecture. Interesting choice to make a communal bedroom (see my note below). Beautiful murals on the exterior of the buildings. Great library shelves - I like how you've combined shelves of different wood shades. The communal kitchen and bath are very nicely designed. Thanks for labeling your photos - that's very helpful for your judges!Suggestions: You had to read very closely to catch that the group actually wanted 3 private bedrooms. (Upon re-reading, I think we weren't as clear on that as we could have been, so I didn't take off points for that). I didn't see a computer for Lavender, guitar for Essence, art area for Raven or a pool though. Be sure to read the challenge details carefully in addition to the brief.☆ @maryjane2joe ☆Happy Hippy Hollow looks fantastic from a bird’s eye vantage! Every inch of the lot has been put to use for this group. I love the architecture and how it looks as though it might have been added onto over time. The collectors area and activities space cover every sim's wants and needs - great job. The pool garden is gorgeously landscaped. Great outdoor laundry area. The little green kitchen is fantastic! I love the touch of the paint spatters and newspapers on the ground in the painter's area. The bedrooms have just the right amount of detail and clutter in them. I love how you've chosen furniture that is clearly mis-matched, but the room as whole still "works."Suggestions: Could you have done something to make the pool blend in a bit more? I'm afraid Essence will find this one a bit too materialistic. On your hipped roof pieces, I would suggest pulling them "down" slightly to overlap over the walls instead of ending flush with them. Don't forget to give us overhead views with the roof down, too.☆ @Pallystyle ☆Happy Hippy Hideaway is amazing! I love your placement of the shipping containers and how you've stacked them to give more living space on a smallish lot! The roof-top decks are a fantastic idea. I love all the plants and brightly colored artwork you've used on the exteriors. Great use of terrain paint to create paths and walkways. The "rustic" bathroom areas are very creative. The brightly colored trellises are a good choice to add some privacy. The pool with its small size and algae certainly won't make Essence think of material excesses! It's perfect for this group. The rooftop garden is such a clever idea! The interior of the gardener/collector room is amazing. Great job incorporating decor that reflects them so well. The artist/cook container is very nice as well. I love how each side has its own color scheme, but they bend so nicely together. Great kitchen - I love the multi-color cabinets. Great lighting in the dining area. I love how you've incorporated the painted garage doors into the design of each container.Suggestions: The exterior decorations are eclectic and reflect the free spirits of the 6 commune members, but I think a little bit of editing could make an even bigger impact.☆ @SoulGal7 ☆Far Out Hippie Haven is totally FAR OUT, man! I love the back story of it starting as an abandoned camp. Great idea to use color to define the different cabins, and OMG - the names! Purple Haze is divine. Love the art area outside and the peace sign sculpture. I love how much thought you've put into the couples and the details for each that you've included in their cabin design. Gorgeous solarium for collectibles in the Mellow Yellow cabin. Feeling Groovy is so serene. It's not easy to blend colors in Sims 4, but this cabin does it effortlessly. The kitchen with living area on top is nicely done - I love the flowers "painted" on the fence pieces. Great waterfall! The outhouse is just perfect, and I love the shots of the sims enjoying their lot.Suggestions: The interiors were almost too beautiful for this group if that makes sense. (I would think hippies would inhabit a place a little less polished than these are) Was the outhouse a one-holer? That might be a little hard to manage for 6 hippies. Again, I think this lot could have benefited from just a bit of editing. ☆ @TresaofPern ☆ Forest Glade has such cute little cabins! Good use of terrain paint to create your paths. I like the use of hydrangeas as a way to line the walkways. The bedroom cabins are nicely landscaped. I love the choice of the outdoor lights that look like flowers. Great choice of fencing to outline the kitchen garden. The rock-lined pool is fantastic! Cabins are nicely laid out. The shot of the living room and kitchen/dining room is just perfect. I love the eclectic mix of seating, and the bright colors. The blue and white kitchen is very nicely done. Great study area - love the tree wallpaper. It seems perfect for this group!SuggestionsYou have a bit of "fishbowl" lens going on with some of your pictures. See the Showcasing Your Lots guide for tips on how to avoid this. I would have liked to have known more about which couples were living in each cabin and how the cabins fit their personalities. Some of the rooms were a little bare. If you build slightly smaller, the same amount of decorations will fill up the space and look more proportional.☆ @Xinqun ☆Arcadiana is totally unexpected, and I love it! This build has the feel of an old Greek or Roman ruin that has been taken over by the commune members. The completely open design is in keeping with their desire to be one with nature. Very cool idea to have the space for activities (painting,etc.) in the collonades. I love the communal courtyard with dining table and very psychedelic bubble bar. The collection and meditation area is nicely done. The pool area is gorgeous without being overly materialistic. Fantastic garden area, and I love the tall hedges all around to block the outside world.Suggestions: Please provide a caption or label for your pictures to give us more information about the build. Since we judge solely from your media, make sure to provide at least one up-close picture of every room. I would have liked to have seen a little more detail in the bedrooms.
SIM CHALLENGE☆ @lisabee2 ☆
Great job on these sims! I love the surnames you've chosen. Super job choosing their ambitions and traits. Sky is so intense, and I love the shading in his beard. Lavender's bell bottoms and peasant top are just perfect. I would have loved to have seen a few shots of them in their commune as well.☆ @Pallystyle ☆
I just love your take on these sims! Thank you for showing them in all their outfit choices. That's helpful for getting a full picture. I love their candid shots as well. I think your ambition and trait choices are spot on. I adore Raven's technicolor coat and Essence's bellbottoms and tank top.
ROOM CHALLENGE☆ @SoulGal7 ☆
This room is just an explosion of color and exuberance. I love that it's open to nature which fits with the clients so well. Great job of blending so many colors and patterns and giving the group so many activities to enjoy.
THIRD PLACE IS A TIE BETWEEN....@FidgetyAtom and @SoulGal7
SECOND PLACE ....@Pallystyle
AND THE WINNER OF THE BUILD CHALLENGE IS....@jhgkjhgkjh
WINNER OF THE SIM CHALLENGE IS...@Pallystyle Both of these entries were so great, but it came down to being able to see all their outfits and the fantastic candid shots of the sims in their commune.WINNER OF THE ROOM CHALLENGE IS...@SoulGal7
SoulGal7 wrote: »
Congrats to all the winners and entrants for the Starting Out area for #bns93 - Age of Aquarius. Congrats to @lisabee2 - I really loved that commune, and your room was fantastic. Congrats on getting 2nd in the build and winning on the room challenge! Great work! @4Sanne - your hippie commune was so gorgeous - congrats for 1st place! @lorrie1910 - your hippie sims were funny - I loved them! Even though not everyone won, I wanted to say that I looked at everyone's builds and everyone did a great job! I really, really liked this challenge theme. Everyone's builds were amazing. Thanks to @BuildnShare for taking time to do comments. Even though these are not my builds, I do read the comments and sometimes even go back and look at the build. Thank you for taking time to do this.
TresaofPern wrote: »
Congrats to the winners and double congrats to @lisabee2 for winning the room challenge as well as placing 2nd!
BuildnShare wrote: »
STARTING OUT RESULTS FOR #BNS93 - THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
☆ @lorrie1910 ☆
Rainbow Rise is such a wonderful commune that speaks volumes of peace and happiness. Fantastic layout, it's great you have made the veggie garden the central point with different activity areas and buildings surrounding. You have made good use of terrain paint to create beautiful winding pathways throughout and also to define these. I really love how you've edged the swimming pond with plants and rocks, this makes it all the more realistic. The communal building looks almost psychedelic which certainly brings the 60/70's hippie era to focus. The sunflower entrance is very welcoming and it's good to see the sunny yellow theme inside, very cheery and bright. The private dwellings are very cute and quaint with their hexagonal shapes which are all furnished beautifully. I particularly like your purple colour choice for Lavender's room, very appropriate! Your choice of wall coverings in the cottages are perfect for the style of this commune and provide much life and vibrance to the rooms.Suggestions: Thank you for providing an overhead shot of the ground floor of the commune, we also like to see overheads with the roof up in order to view the structures. In your slideshow I noticed sky coming through the ceiling in one of the cottages! You could either zoom in more to block this out or edit the picture and cut it out. You have a lot of budget left over which could have been put to good use. For example, the commune could have been surrounded by fencing/hedging/walls etc to make it more private.Sim Challenge: Rainbow Hippies are a fantastic bunch, all dressed beautifully in true hippie style. I also love the beards and long hair, very typical of the 60/70's. The traits you have chosen are very fitting for each of their characters and it was wonderful to see them 'living' in the commune and carrying out their day to day activities. ☆ @4Sanne ☆
Wow, Back to Nature Commune is a true masterpiece, everything about this creation is absolutely superb! Fantastic layout of the commune with lots of different areas brought together with perfectly designed terrain painted pathways. I absolutely love the natural pool, looks so beautiful and where better to practice yoga than here. Your landscaping is also first class and the purple, gold and green scheme looks very natural. There are fabulous features galore in this build but my favourite is the design of the shower/sink/WC/bath combo, amazing! I also really like the gardening area, looks so good edged with stones. Your interior design throughout is as impeccable as the exterior. The log cabin is full of colour and clutter, the various mats really add to the warmth and homeliness of this space. The yurt is a total contrast, the elegant white looks wonderfully surreal compared to the rest of the commune.Suggestions: There is absolutely nothing I can suggest to improve your build, in my eyes this is perfection! My only suggestion is to enter at a higher level next time. ☆ @SourJaneSims ☆
Eco Tiny House Commune has a fantastic layout, I really like how you've placed the buildings surrounding the central gardening plot. Great idea to place a canopy and cushions in this area, it will be lovely to rest here after all the hard work. You have put terrain paint to good use providing lots of winding pathways to the different areas. I really like how you've focused on eco living, even down to using recycled materials for the build! I love the peat composting toilets and the idea of the showers using recycled rainwater, very environmentally friendly. You have really thought everything out thoroughly and paid great attention to detail. Each home is beautifully designed containing it's owners hobbies and interests.Suggestions: I see there is a lot of budget left over. I would have used this to further seclude the lot with fencing/walls/hedging and provided an entrance to the commune. ☆ @Zayven ☆
Flower Power is such a pretty name for such a beautiful build which reminds me of a Victorian glasshouse with all the large ornate windows and glass roof. There will certainly be plenty of light and air indoors. Excellent idea to provide planting on the top atrium, this really has the greenhouse effect. Good to see you used terrain paint to create winding pathways to the different areas, I really love all the nooks and crannies you have designed. The upper balconies are fabulous areas for rest and relaxation in the outdoors or carrying out activities and hobbies. Gorgeous front garden with an interesting combination of edible and ornate plants, the orchard is a wonderful 'plus'. Lovely interior layout with the central washroom surrounded by living spaces. I absolutely love how you created the communal bath with the sunken benches and what a fantastic thought to provide multiple appliances in the kitchen, very necessary for all the residents.Suggestions: Watch the budget, this is the Gallery cost plus the lot cost unless otherwise stated. Regarding the front garden I love how natural the flower beds and veggie plots work together but I feel the circular bed with the bunny next to it looks quite out of sync with the rest of the landscaping. I would have replaced this with a small pond perhaps.Sim Challenge: Your household are a very colourful and cheery bunch and it was fantastic to see them carrying out their chosen activities. They really seem well suited to their commune and enjoy each others company around the large table. It would have been wonderful to see them in their different outfits, their everyday ones are spot on for hippie style. ☆ @lisabee2 ☆
Off the Grid Too has such a wonderful layout, very nicely spread out using all the space provided on the lot. The buildings are lovely and colourful and I love the idea of yurt living, perfect for a hippie commune. Wow, you have provided many areas for different activities, never a dull moment here! My favourite place is the hobby farm, the design is fantastic for all the animals and I particularly like the pigsty, so cute. The flea market is also a wonderful idea, the extra cash from passers-by will come in handy. I also love the natural swimming pool, it blends is beautifully with it's surroundings. I had to smile at the underground shelter, what a wonderful surprise to see this 'den' with living spaces and perfect for storage. It's great to see you have named the yurts different colours and decorated and furnished them accordingly. The blue one is cool shabby chic, the green very tropical and the yellow lovely and sunny.Suggestions: It's good to see you have used terrain paint in places but I feel the commune would have benefited from winding pathways/dirt tracks leading to the different buildings and activity areas. This would have better tied the commune together.Room Challenge: Your communal yurt looks fantastic with it's hexagonal shape, very unique and creatively crafted together. I absolutely love all the vibrant colours and clutter, very hippie-like. Your attention to detail is top notch and it's great to see all the different activity areas. I particularly like how you've moo'd the window herb garden, looks amazing.
The Winner of this Challenge is ....@4Sanne
Second place goes to ....@lisabee2
The winner of the Sim Challenge is ....@lorrie1910
The winner of the Room Challenge is ....@lisabee2
BuildnShare wrote: »
☆ @FidgetyAtom ☆
Oh, WOW! Peaceful Psyche is just gorgeous with the abundance of purple and white trees. And the paths are in the shape of a peace sign - how clever!!! Great idea to have a space for the resident to sell handmade items. That totally fits with the commune ethos. Love the bubble bar in the center. Love the garden area - of course they would have their plants in a groovy layout instead of boring old boxes and straight lines. Lovely pool/pond - it's perfectly landscaped. The open-air kitchen is a creative take, and I love the communal bath as well. Your use of dividers here is a great touch. I love the glorified tents! Great job experimenting with different roof types and the roof controls. Thanks for the commentary/captions with your pictures - that really helps your judges out.Suggestions: I would have liked to have known more about which individuals were assigned to which rooms and how that influenced your design choices. The lot was very eclectic which fits with the hippie vibe, but I think a bit of editing might have made an even bigger impact.
FidgetyAtom wrote: »
Oh, gosh thank you for the suggestions! I will put explanations like that in my showcase in the future (If applied)! @BuildnShare A bit of editing? On what, the build or the photos?
Thanks so much! I didn't think I'd place in this challenge. I appreciate you all taking the time to look at everyone's showcases and tell us what we could change. I'm always shooting to be better!
Congrats to everyone! Such beautiful and amazing builds.