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Chez Moi have released the cozy ‘Douillet Outdoor Set’ and it’s available from the mainstore and on Marketplace.
‘Douillet’ means comfortable and cozy in French and it perfectly represents this interactive pier with its multipose furniture which can be wonderful garden decor as well as a place for friendly gatherings. It’s available in a PG and an Adult version.
The Sofa 2 Seats has 130 (148 in the Adult version) animations:
50 individual animations (male and female)
20 animations to enjoy time alone
12 activities such as reading a good book, eating macaron, drinking hot chocolate, playing guitar among others
24 animations for couples in love (24 x 2)
Props: book, mug, guitar, newspaper, tablet, bubble blower etc.
The Couch has 84 animations:
40 individual animations (male and female)
18 animations for couples in love (24 x 2)
Props: book, mug, guitar, bubble blower etc.
Animations are easily adjustable for all sorts of couples! We liked these very much – they expressed relaxation, enjoyment and loving communication.
There are 3 texture change options for both the Sofa and Couch, I used the chocolate colour in these photos as it seems to have that richly textured effect. Other colorways are a lighter canvas style and a forest green style. Beautiful texturing work on these by designer Nanda – the cording and piping work on the sofa was just one of the details plus the little lights wrapped around the railings was another great feature.
Also included in the set are a great log burning brazier, potted palm, flowerpots set and hanging blanket. The hanging blanket on the Pier railings has 16 female and male animations and comes with some wearable props. Texture Change Options: 3 combinations to choose from a menu.
All the items as seen in the pictures total only 38 Land Impact. Permissions are Copy/Modify.
TAXI to Chez Moi mainstore
VISIT Chez Moi Marketplace for ‘Douillet Outdoor Set’ – this goes to the PG version but look at the end of the page and there’s the link to the Adult version.
This is Chez Moi’s ‘Salem Witches Memorial Square’. It’s a railed around scene which contains animated spooks, trees, a memorial and benches to sit on if you dare! It even has crows circling above and it makes an amazing background to any vampire stories you may want to enact so again, terrific for photographers and roleplayers alike.
Here’s the entrance post with lamp – looks eerie already! Click on the post and you’ll get a surprise – some appropriate dancing animations are available which can be synced if you have a crowd.
Here’s the crows circling above the scary trees. There is a multi sound player HUD within the scene which has a number of settings for day and night and you can switch off all sounds if needs be.
This is the Memorial to the Salem Witches itself and it has a black cat by the side. Also included in the set are two benches with copious single poses for male and female plus a number of couples cuddles. Also activity poses for various situations. Many poses have wearable props. The scary tree has space for 2 people to sit on it and 26 singles poses, 16 couples poses and 1 witchcraft animation. Designer Nanda has thought of everything!
You get the scene as a coalesced object so make sure you rezz in Edit mode then you can move it around easily. The spooks move up and down, the benches are separate and can be moved within the scene easily.
As the Salem Square lends itself to roleplay, Arrchie and me are vampire couple Louis and Lestat – it’s our interpretation and with sincere apologies to author Anne Rice – here they are greeting each other before the hunt and then afterwards when they are sated and you can guess what they’ve been up to!
There is a bit of a Second Life© vogue for wall hangings at the moment and wall art in general. So it was with great delight that I found a set of wall hangings from ZERKALO in my blogger’s pack this week!
These are called ‘Tapestry’ and there’s a choice of either pure decoration pieces or animated sets. The animations are naughty and Adult and whatever folks get up to against such wall hangings are out of the realms of my PG blog but what fun!
Beautifully 3D, the wall fixings are available in gold or silver shiny metals according to your decoration requirements.
A choice of useful 5 textures, too.
Now these are offered at THE FANTASY COLLECTIVE so in a way I guess they are first and foremost for the role play set but as decorative items they do nicely in a hallway or behind a bed – depending again on the style of the room.
Only 2 Land Impact each, they certainly won’t break the prim bank and permissions are Copy/Modify. Here’s one in practice on a sunny wall of our new home (which we’re greatly enjoying decorating). The ‘Twisty Twigs’ vase is a favorite from STORAX TREE.
Until next time… Cheers, m’dears!
I was lucky enough to get blogger’s privileges with CHEZ MOI this month and the first set designer Nanda sent over was the ‘Dock Navy Set’. Arrchie and me live on a platform/skybox arrangement and you really need to be able to rezz this set on the ground by a river, ocean or lake as it suits that sort of environment. So one evening when our neighbours were out we rezzed the dock on their river lol. They liked it so much (came back early), they asked us to leave it up!
First picture is the dock or pier and that’s 17 LI. The Dock has 62 animations as fishing poses, diving, kissing, cuddling and more.
♥ Room for up to 4 friends
♥ 37 individual animations
♥ 5 animations to play in the water
♥ 10 animations for couples in love (10 x 2)
♥ Props: cup with drink, sunscreen lotion, fishing rod.
The animations were easily adjustable to fit any couples.
Other decor includes the Pier Lamp at 2 LI which switches on and off with touch. At midnight setting it’s more than adequate.
Then there’s a decor item with cute gulls perched on barrels and ship’s wheel propped up at 6 LI. I liked this a lot.
As well as the dock/pier animations you get a barrel table and 4 colours of half barrel seats (aqua, ocean, red and yellow). I rezzed the red variety.
The Table Barrel has 4 scenes:
♥ Decor: 7 LI | 10 Prims
♥ Tray with Prawn: 11 LI | 15 Prims
♥ Tray with Appetizers: 9 LI | 14 Prims
♥ Fries dish and croquette: 11 LI | 16 Prims
♥ Empty table: 3 LI | 2 LI
Here’s some shots in various Windlight settings showing the yummy snacks! Prawn platter in this case.
And it’s not only snacks but other activities, too.
The Half-barrel Seat has 54 poses.
♥ 24 individual poses (12 female and 12 male)
♥ 10 activities
♥ 10 couple animations (10 x 2)
♥ Props: bubble blower, guitar, book, plate, cup with drink and others.
♥ Colors: blue, yellow, red and green
The entire set is 38 LI/54 Prims which will alter slightly with rezzed props and scenes. It’s a perfect setting to invite friends over, enjoy a romantic evening and even as a showpiece for a beach party if you choose to rezz it by the ocean.
Until next time, Cheers m’dears!