DUTCHIE – HOUSEBOAT NEW AMSTERDAM – HOME & GARDEN EXPO 2017
The RFL HOME & GARDEN EXPO 2017 will open today 12 pm SLT and DUTCHIE has the “Houseboat New Amsterdam” as a new release!
DUTCHIE’s “New Amsterdam” was inspired by the oldest houseboat in the Netherlands, De Zwerver. Self-taught artist, writer, architect and explorer Wijnand Otto Jan Nieuwenkamp built it in 1900, the year of his marriage. Nieuwenkamp and his family lived, worked and exhibited on the boat while traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany for the next 10 years.
The houseboat’s exterior is completely renovated, but it’s greatest treasure is inside: a beautifully decorated historic building, the original interior a mix of exotic woods, old tiles, decorations and carvings as those by Nieuwenkamp himself.
Houseboat New Amsterdam has a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom with separate toilet, hallway and two outdoor decks. Unlike the original boat, all these are on one floor. This had to be done because of the water level and camera angle in Second Life.
The ship is modify and copy, 100% original mesh with custom textures, baked shadows and Materials applied. Included is a plank to use as bridge from a dock to the front door.
Also included in the slideshow are DUTCHIE’s 2 Donation items – perfect for food lovers.
DUTCHIE is a guest on APPLE FALL’s plot, so you’ll be able to see both designers at the following location. Don’t forget – the EXPO will open at 12 pm SLT today!