a sneaky peek into SimSit
15, 2002 - by Bimbo Nobrain Loveless
was intended to be a quiet production of a couple chairs, turned into a
home packed with all kinds of items undergoing tests and adjustments.
is not only about seating, actually SimSit doesn't plan any chair release
at all for the nearest future. Instead, a lot of items for practical use
seems to become SimSit's brand. SimSit founder and administrator, Simbille
Ballong, has invited me and my photographer to his very small home in Simmerville
to tell us a little more about his ideas.
is my biggest challenge right now! I guess I should quit teaching, and
rather consentrate on my business, states Simbille after letting us in.
He has not served us anything, and he doesn't even have a modern stove
for cooking, we notice. The kitchen is rather messy, and we don't really
see why he dragged us in there. Not one single item tells us that the resident
of this house is an inventor, a scientist and the founder of what might
give Simmerville a place in the regular Sims' hearts (sorry Baby Dizzy...).
Neither do we understand why Simbille left the kitchen and locked the door!
- So sorry! Simbille has
just returned to the kitchen. - I had to hide away some secret items that
can not be photographed yet.
We are welcomed into his
living room, and now I realize this is not an ordinary household. The living
room is packed with different furniture and household items undergoing
testing and improving. The first thing I see is a remarkable end table,
it looks like something I never saw before.
- It's from the Safari series,
the inventor explains. It is not yet ready for release, I want to create
a couple more items to go with it first.
Then I ask why his business
is named SimSit if he doesn't plan to focus on seating.
SimSit is the name I gave the very first chair I recoloured, now known
as SimSit CitChair SUN, Simbille explains. I immediately recognize the
orange and yellow chair that can already be found in many homes of Simmerville.
- I intended to focus on seating, but rather early I understood that I
was constantly planning on other sorts of items, and having many new ideas
that were not related to seating at all. My favorite is games, or stuff
to spread around to mess up a little, I just can't stand a tidy home, *shrug*.
is doing more for Simmerville than creating new objects?
Yes, I've got a contact with the head imports organisation, and my job
is to test all furniture and other items that are imported. They need testing
and catalogue adjustments before they can be presented to the customers.
And, I must say there are so many great creations! And also so many weird
catalogue descriptions not edited at all, it seems.
what are the next items we can expect from SimSit?
Besides the games that I just hided, I'm working on several end tables,
as well as items for the study. And I have a great idea for a very useful
object that I don't think has been created by anyone else yet. Many of
these to be released in April.
you, Simbille Ballong.
if YOU want to check out SimSit's first items, check out SimSit's own section