Lo Lo Accessories
The sim of Miramare is described in the SL History Wiki as having a "futuristic theme to it". In this case perhaps it is the lack of heavy, historicist stylings prevalent in the adjacent city sims that is by default being interpreted as 'futuristic.' Unfortunately this term has the potential to come off as somewhat dismissive, suggesting yet another set of formal trappings ala Spacely Space Sprockets.
Lo Lo Accessories in Miramare Plaza (Miramare 27,39 with an identical clone in Janus 144,229) at first glance seems to be one of the definitive builds contributing to this forward-looking moniker, but upon closer inspection moves beyond mere formalism to create a spatial experience that easily shatters any stereotype implied by the term.
This iconic build reinterprets the 'pod on a stick' with the wrapping and stretching of a single modulated surface (accentuated by virtue of being elevated on four legs) to envelope a breezy space within that one feels compelled to enter and explore. In addition to the openness and articulation of the volume, the relatively small, easily digestible size of the build is also an inducement to browse upon the wares. That said, the display of the merchandise itself as a collection of flat planes does not feel as integrated into the concept as it could otherwise be. This circumstance is mitigated somewhat by use of a black color on the interior surface, however in addition to making the merchandise stand out this also makes the wall surface ambiguous and much more difficult to ascertain when compared to the panelized exterior.
There might also be some debate with regard to the siting of this build. It is interesting to note that the wider of the two ends is actually less accessible than the narrow end, and it is this narrow end that was chosen to address the public walkway in the Plaza. The result of this seemingly inverted logic however, is an effective entry condition that (unlike some of the high-heeled footwear featured within) is easy to slip into.