LTD DIRECTORY MEMBER : GALLAND HOMES
We are delighted to introduce the latest member of the LTD DIRECTORY: GALLAND HOMES
Here is a brief interview of what the GALLAND HOMES is all about.
For those that may have not had the pleasure of visiting your store yet, could you tell us a little bit about your brand?
I started designing homes in late 2006 and opened my store, Galland Homes, in early 2007. So, I’ve seen a great deal of change in Second Life and have tried to adapt to offer quality homes and accessories while also striving to give great customer service. I design exclusively in mesh now and love the greater realism that can be achieved. I hope people will decide to stop by and see what Galland Homes is offering in 2017.
Where do you get the inspiration for your designs?
From a lot of places really. When I am fortunate to travel, I spend a good amount of time photographing architecture. I process mental images when I am driving as well around home as well. I find media sites like Pinterest and home design blogs can give ideas also. Often, something will hit me and I will start sketching. The final design usually takes shape within 3D modeling software, though as I tweak and decide what details to implement along the way.
Of all of your releases to date, which is your favorite and why?
This is a hard one as there have been so many homes over the years. I think if I were pressed to pick just one, I would have to decide between my latest release, the Savannah or one of the early prim homes, the Aspen. Both just kind of flowed out from me and I felt inspired when creating each. I also feel my mesh skills went further and improved with the recent Savannah.
Could you tell me a little about your first ever creation?
It was a house I made for myself. I had been in SL a few weeks and had become a bit bored to be honest. I’d wanted to be an architect when I was a kid, so I went to a sandbox one Saturday morning. The idea was to learn the SL building tools that existed at the time. After a few weeks, I had my own house and people started complimenting me and asking where I bought it. That led me to consider opening a prefab homes business. A few months later I opened with 4 models and the rest is history.
When I opened the store, the home was marketed as the Villa Romano. Please pardon the early SL photography attempt. I hope I’ve improved in this area, but check out the Pre-Windlight era atmosphere!
What can you tell our readers to get them excited for what’s to come from your brand?
My real life schedule is allowing me to build with more frequency again. When I started this, I didn’t have a family yet, so life had a way of creating a lull for a few years in the middle. I am feeling passionate, comfortable with mesh, and have more than one house in development.
Thank-You Mr.Galland for this wonderful interview, we encourage all to stop by and visit the store and check out the Social Media links we have included.
VIEW WEBSITE HERE
VIEW FACEBOOK HERE
VIEW FLICKR HERE