In a recent blog post, London highlighted the new Tardis and police boxes from Mayfair Merchant, Novelli Systems (you can read this post here: http://thelondonsims.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-tardis-in-hyde-park.html). Novelli Systems is your supplier for Dr. Who inspired items in Second Life! Novelli Systems owner, Pippa Novelli agreed to a three part interview to talk about Novelli Systems, her Second Life Experience, and other fun things! Below is part one of the interview:
1. What inspired you to start Novelli Systems?
Main interest in SL, apart from the social aspect, is scripting and making things. I started out making Beatle’s type Yellow Submarines and tiny daleks which then led to me developing my own TARDIS system, which was actually originally designed with tinies and micros in mind. Novelli Systems started out on a little market stall over in the tiny sim ‘Extrovirtual’. I’ve also been a big sci fi fan for many years.
2. Tell us about Novelli Systems, what were your aims and goals in Second Life, for
Aims and goals, hmmm… At this point, to just keep building stuff and developing products as time progresses. To be honest, I’, making it up as I go along and not working to some great masterplan – lol.
3. How long have you owned Novelli Systems in Second Life ?
Novelli Systems is a fairly young company and only started back in March 2011. In recent months I’ve been collaborating with Al Blindside if TechNoir on an informal basis but we might actually set up a new company in the new year.
4. We are thrilled to have Novelli Systems in London! What about London that interested you to set up a shop here ?
We (Al Blindside and I), just wanted to move into areas away from the other Dr Who shops and establish our own identity as a Dr Who/Sci Fi company. Also, me and Al live in the ‘real’ London and thought it would be fitting for us to be there.
5. What are your future plans for Novelli Systems? Any exciting or new products
Yes, were about to launch what will be Novelli’s flagship console based on the very first Dr Who Episode with an optional add-on which is a recreation of Foreman’s Yard. Plus there will be a range of full-sized daleks available too. Additionally, Al has a range of Dr Who furniture, tools and various bits and pieces from the show including a BBC camera circa 1964.
Check the blog tomorrow for part 2 of our series with Pippa Novelli, owner of Novelli Systems