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Picked upload! Project Kadō - 6 New Contemporary Flower Arrangements

by jon119 Posted 9th Nov 2008 at 2:43 PM - Updated 2nd Jun 2013 at 1:50 AM by HugeLunatic
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hi, everyone, it's probably not the time of much floral variety in nature now (at least here in Central Europe...) but I have some plants for your sims here that don't mind the weather at all. I always wanted to make some bouquets that are not so bland as most of the Maxis Base Game flowers but also not such exuberant brummagem looking rather like food than a decorative plant...
The result are the following 6 arrangements, each one including two vase and two plant colors that can be mixed as you like it (see the image to get an idea of the various alternatives!):

The Orchid is combined with a simple exotic leaf in a metal vase. It's probably the most modern arrangement and should not be matched with other golden acessories if your sims aren't a little decadent.
The Pebbles and Leaf arrangement was inspired by Asian lifestyle but fits many different atmospheres. There's a version with wooden box and without included as recolor.
The Magnolia Branch with its big and fragrant blossoms is minmalist and appealing at the same time.

I combined a great Dahlia flower with some fern leaves and then put all that in an extraordinary design vase (thanks for the texture to www.NOVICA.com!).
The Hippeastrum is a nice plant with big blossoms I put together with some fresh green leaves here into a modern glass vase shaped like a star.
Tropical fauna brought the idea for the Palm Leaf arrangement to my mind. Two leaves are a perfect fit for the pretty colorful blossoms in a simple but very decorative bowl.

I hope that you like them! If this is the case I would rejoice about some comments and Thanks :D

A special Thanks to www.NOVICA.com for the vase texture of the Dahlia!
Credit to Adele at MTS2, reflexsimsforum.com and simsinparis.com for the decoration shown on the photos, to SimPE, Blender and Paint.NET as well as Unfreez

Polygon Counts:
JB Leaves and Blossoms in a Bowl: 435
JB Orchid Arrangement: 548
JB Star Shaped Glass Vase: 542
JB Dahlia and Fern Arrangement: 507
JB Blooming Magnolia Branch: 769 (rather high)
JB Pebble and Leaf Arrangement: 854 (quite high)
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
FlowerArrangementsALL.zip 2.13 MB 46,567 9th Nov 2008
Dahlia.zip 444.6 KB 8,403 9th Nov 2008
Hippeastrum.zip 340.7 KB 7,580 9th Nov 2008
Magnolia.zip 388.7 KB 8,921 9th Nov 2008
Orchid.zip 565.8 KB 9,339 9th Nov 2008
PalmLeaf.zip 212.7 KB 7,627 9th Nov 2008
Pebbles.zip 226.7 KB 7,229 9th Nov 2008
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
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  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Tags: #flowers, #blossoms, #petals, #decoration, #deco, #plant, #plants, #bouquet, #magnolia, #pebble, #pebbles, #orchid, #tropuic, #exotic, #dahlia, #vase, #glass vase, #country, #modern, #design, #designer, #asian, #bamboo