Old but Good: Sun, sea, surf and Christmas?

Sun, sea, surf and Christmas

It is easy to pine for snow, but a lot of us, now that we are just not going to get any snow – because we never do. So rather than pine for something you can never have, you will be happier if you stop romanticing frozen water and start trying to make the best of the climate you actually live in. Like Moxxa has done in this beautiful beach house in Sims 2.

Sun, sea, surf and Christmas?
Ah, Christmas. The season of goodwill and merry cheers is upon us. That special time of year when snow covers the ground, the roads are slippery, it’s cold and dark and dreary and we struggle though overcrowded stores knocking elbows with frustrated shoppers. Wouldn’t you just love a chance to get away from it all? […]

Read the rest of the article and see the amazing pictures in issue 25

Old but Good: Celebration of Light

019Once upon a time we ran a challenge that celebrated the festivals of light that all the winter holidays really are. Especially for us living up nearer the polar circle where the days are short and the nights long and dark.

Celebration of Light
Christmas is the time of year when we go crazy in decorating. We love giving our home a special look to celebrate this holiday: Garlands, wreaths, trees alight with candles, gift boxes.

See the challenge pictures in issue 20

Old but Good: Modern Christmas with Maron

Modern Christmas with MaronChristmas is creeping closer with seven mile boats. We can all use some inspiration on how to spice up the decorations this year. A few years back we interviewed Maron and she gave us a stack of beautiful christmas pictures for the issue.

Modern Christmas with Maron
I can’t really explain it. Every time I browse though the albums on BlackPearlSims, I keep coming back to hers. The way she edits pictures, the atmosphere, the style, the picture taking angles even the way every piece of furniture and clutter is brilliantly placed – all that made me her biggest fan. Who is she? Her name is Maron.

Read the rest of the interview in issue 25

Old but Good: Shabby Holidays with 13pumpkin

Shabby Holidays with 13pumpkinWhile looking though the old articles while updating the Article List, I found a wonderful interview we did last year with 13pumpkin. The pictures are just beautiful and the style is still very much the holiday style of this year.

We sat down with 13pumpkin and ‘picked her brain’ on what inspires her and whatnot, her inspirations and favourites. Just for this occation Down build and decorated a holiday house in her own style, with tons of realistic details, the beautify of white and the charming wintery atmosphere. […]

Read the rest of the article in issue 35

Old but Good: 12 days of Christmas

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Our Sims 2 centric staffers are complaining that no new sims 2 stuff has come out this year, so I have gone back and found an old articles full of sims 2 finds. Mind you I think you will find some dead links here, but perhaps the sims graveyard can help out?

Finds in issue 7

Old but Good: Chanukah – Festeval of Lights

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It is the time of year for all of the winter holidays celebrated by different ethnic/religious groups all over the world. Being from a western christian country myself, it is so easy to just focus on christmas. We try to give the other festivals a bit of the spotlight every once in awhile.

Today I have found you an old article on Chanukah or Hanukkah.

Chanukah
Festival of Lights

The menorah, the dreidel and chocolate gelt. These are the modern symbols of Hanukkah that we are all so familiar with the world over, but where did they come from and what do they mean? What is the real story behind this holiday that is a precursor to the somewhat more familiar gift-giving holiday of Christmas? […]

Read the rest of the article in issue 32