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This is the latest house from Barnesworth Anubis – the Lakeside Cottage, available right now at Collabor88. I really love the layout of this house — I’m always a sucka for cottages, anyway, and this feels very nostalgic to me. I’ve always loved the simplicity of cottages like this: subtle architectural details that are lovely but don’t steal the spotlight, a great front porch for enjoying nice weather, and an overall quiet and unassuming presence. I see a lot of houses like this in RL, here in the southern US, and they’re all precious to me. ♥

The Lakeside is quite a bit larger than it looks from the outside – plenty of room for living, dining, kitchen, bath, and a bedroom or 2, even an office, if you’re creative with your space. The textures are quite flat, if you’re someone who generally does NOT have shadows turned on (like me) or who uses a brighter windlight as opposed to the defaults (also like me). But, the house is mod, and it seems like it would be pretty easy to retexture the walls – you probably would have to play around with the alignment on some of them – but it’s doable. If you use shadows, then as you can see in the pic above, the house looks amazing. So clean and simple – very peaceful, really.

The Lakeside Cottage at Collabor88 [SLurl]

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This gorgeous contraption above is the Wringer Bench from Dutchie. I lovelovelove this – it looks super realistic as it is, but it’s also set up for materials to really make it come to life. (If you don’t know what I mean by ‘materials’ for SL, do a quick google for it. It’s exciting!)

The Food Fair is officially open! I mentioned this a while back, when I first heard about it, and I was very excited! As it turns out, it’s not quite what I had imagined, which was an entire fair devoted to mesh food/food props. It’s really just for all things food-themed or inspired by food. With that said, though, definitely take a quick browse through there – it’s only 2 sims and laid out in a very easy-to-navigate pattern – because there are some great actual food items sprinkled in there. These are some of my favorites from Cuplrit, Haute House, and Shai.

Food Fair [SLurl]

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 *credits

  • house: [ba] – Lakeside Cottage (Barnesworth Anubis) *Collabor88
  • clothesline: flowey. – so fresh so clean laundry line (Flutter Memel))
  • laundry wringer: Dutchie – wringer bench (Froukje Hoorenbeek)
  • water pump: POST – Askov Water Well Pump (Van Auster)
  • trash cams: Bitter Vanilla: Dustbin (Ichi Swansong)
  • trash bag: Dutchie – gift: trash (Froukje Hoorenbeek)
  • bench: Cheeky Pea – Likable Things Bench (Isla Gealach)
  • croquet mallets: Cheeky Pea – Alice Croquet Set (Isla Gealach)
  • crate of apples: *Shai* – Apple Crate (Shai Delacroix) *Food Fair
  • milk cans: floorplan. – dairy milk cans (Tegan Serin)
  • couch (on porch): MudHoney – Sheryl Garden Bench (Rayvn Hynes)
  • side table (on porch): MudHoney – Sheryl Drum Table (Rayvn Hynes)
  • wood crates (on porch): Bitter Vanilla- Wooden box (Ichi Swansong)
  • donuts: {Haute House} – Sugar Fix Donut Platter (Nyokiglitter Resident) *Food Fair
  • milk bottles: {Haute House} – Elle & Bee Creamery (Nyokiglitter Resident) *Food Fair
  • breakfast tray: Culprit – Eggy Brekkies (Eku Zhong) *Food Fair
  • newspaper: Dutchie – gift: newspaper (Froukje Hoorenbeek)
  • rug: MudHoney – Sheryl Garden Rug (Rayvn Hynes)
  • daybed: floorplan. – hanging bed (Tegan Serin) *Collabor88
  • hanging planter: Organica – Hanging Bamboo Herb Planter (Aki Shichiroji) *The Home Show
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  1. Aaaah, this one breaks my heart. I absolutely loved the clever use of space of that house and the architecture…but it puts me off texture wise. I wonder if the texture was intentionally left flat so it can be mod…I still think I want this! Decisions, decisions…

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