After removing more than 1500 prims from Ischia, the building of the EFA-AIFW2009 venue could begin! EGG Development started to reproduce the atmosphere of the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam at Ischia. Joy Laperriere and Minky Mousehold are not new faces for EFA, they also build the event area for EFA-First Fusion show last year. You can recognize their building by the great textures they use and the attention for little details. EGG Development has his base in Singapore, maybe thats explain there high quality and taste for luxury. One of their interest is fashion and the connection between RL and SL, a good example is their latest show for TANGS, a real world mall. They designed and build the props, runway and clothes! I am happy to have them connected at the EFA-AIFW2009and curious to see what their vision is on the Beurs van Berlage.
During building I had the change to have a little chat with Joy Laperriere and ask her a few questions.
Joy Lapierriere (EGG DEvelopment) during building of the eventarea (work in progress). Thanks to Aleida Rhode for making the pictures.
Joy, have you ever been in Amsterdam? Your building reproduce so well the Dutch atmosphere.
Unfortunately not yet. However, it is on my list of Must Go Tos!
At the time of EFA-First Fusion, EGG Development did not exsist yet. When and how did EGG Development start?
EGG Development was founded by both Minky Mousehold & myself. We are both working with First Meta as our fulltime and as my personal assistant, Minky and myself experienced great synergies working together. Best of all.. we discovered we shared the same passion which was.. Content Creation!Through word of mouth, we were approached by individuals, sl and rl companies on custom projects.Gradually, as time goes by after multiple projects we realised that we are overwhelmed. Hence, the birth of EGG Development sometime around March 2008. We have then recruited more renown designers and members to our family which will strengthen us in bringing new projects from incubation to hatch. EGG Development does not only build but we provide full turnkey services from builds, content creation, fashion, machinima to marketing & advertisements. The time has finally come and we have hired renown designers to join us in launching our new label My Wardrobe this March! Look out for us while we bridge SL & RL to bring you the latest trends!
How did you prepare yourself for creating this venue?
This event area was inspired by the actual event taking place in real life at Beurs Van Berlage. I googled and did a bit of research on the history and the design of the architectural buildings.I picked this as I think it represents the flavour of the city. Especially when the theme of this event is spurred by 2 beautiful art pieces that represents the past, present and the future. I believe the exterior and interior of this build forms a fusion to represent the main theme for this awesome fashion event.
The building is not yet finished, but looks already good! Compliments. How much time does it takes to make a building like this?
A building like this usually takes about 1 week to complete provided there is no outage or technical glitches within Second Life as we all know how that gets!
What are the biggest challenges for making this building?
Hmm, I would have to say the biggest challenge was to form a fusion between art deco and postmodernism in both the facade and the interior design.
You take some special things in account when building a fashionshow venue?
Most definitely. To make the fashion show work, we must always firstly check what kind of colours and theme are the apparels going to be before we proceed to build the venue. The venue and the apparels on runway should always complement each other.
Give us a little tip Joy, what are your do and donts when building?
Well, I think patience and an eye for details is most prudent to take your build from plan to completion.
Also curious to see how the event area will look when the building is finished? Be welcom at the EFA-AIFW2009 show at 26 Janaury 2009!
About EGG Development
It is our passion to provide a 1 stop suite of services and products for all your Design, building and marketing needs. MISSION: Bring your business model from incubation to hatch! In layman terms, to plan, design and execute. We believe in bridging the real and virtual worlds to create and enhance brand presence that takes brand equity to a whole new level. After all, it is a Virtual World with Real Economy. Do not hesitate to contact us for a chat on how we can contribute to your company’s online success: Joy Laperriere – firstname.lastname@example.org and Minky Mousehold – email@example.com