a man 4 all seasons's Blog

a blog about the weird and wonderful virtual world that is Second Life

Preface

Aloha peeps – glad you dropped by!

I’ve been blogging Menswear and Home Decor for… errr ahem X number of years and still really enjoy it! On Facebook & Flickr I belong to a plethora of Menswear and Decor groups and publish and link to this blog from those areas.

In addition, I’ve been features writer on ‘Love to Decorate’ magazine and from that interesting work, I’ve gleaned a lot of fascinating and useful information on the Home & Garden world of Second Life. I’ve also worked as a writer for various virtual Fashion and Lifestyle magazines – interviewed loads of fabulous Designers and Creatives  –  and even tried my hand at modeling – but nowadays I live the simple SL life which I enjoy with friends and family, not least of all my lovely partner & husband, Arrchie and our son, Danilo:)

I wouldn’t say I’m one of SL’s greatest photographers *smiles* but I can take good quality high resolution photographs and I’m a dab hand at Photoshop, so if you like my work please get in touch and I’ll promise to do your brand proud!

A huge thank you to my sponsors – see side bar for slurls to their stores❤

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30/09/2010 at 6:49 pm

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Of Dreamcatchers and Dragons – Vengeful Threads

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Vengeful Threads_Zuhi Noir Shirt

 

“When the Dragons died out, all we had left were our dreams of them, soft remembrances of past glories. So we sent a Dreamcatcher back in time marked with the symbols of his trade and armed with the narwhal’s single horn. The dead to catch the dead, perhaps? He brought back nothing but dreams. Realistic in the folds of sleep but as insubstantial things are wont, they fell to dust as the lights of dawn awoke us. But he said… wait. So we did, and one night the first of them emerged from a dream, pouring out of our collective consciousness like black oil. She and her kin breathed a furnace on the land and awakened it. And we rose from our torpor and built the cities anew. For dreams remain so unless put into action.”

Vengeful Threads_Zuhi Noir_Reverse

 

This is Vengeful Thread’s bargain for Sinful Sunday.  The stunningly designed  “Zuhi Noir” open shirt is available for a daft price today only. Standard sizing XS – XL with 2 alphas to fit most figures.

Vengeful Threads mainstore – TAXI

Sim is Selidor – Fallen Gods Inc

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22/05/2016 at 7:21 pm

Gacha Good event – Thaino Designs

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Thaino Designs - Rose Garden Collection - hangout

 

“I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden,
Along with the sunshine there’s gotta be a little rain sometime.”  ~ Martina Mcbride

Except here in SL, you can have a rose garden! This is the “Rose Garden Collection” gacha set from Thaino Designs and very pretty it is, too.

Gacha Good is a monthly event, that runs from 8th until 30th of the month.  Hosted by the Fun with Hunts group, it not only has a large batch of over 80 designer gacha to play on but also around the edge of the event room there’s designer vendors, too. There are around 40 merchants in total (and growing each month) with a choice of new and old gacha items so if you’re looking for new items or to catch up on some oldies but goodies – why not visit soon.

Thaino Designs - Rose Garden Collection - Gacha key

 

Looking through the key, we find 2 Rares and 14 Commons in this gorgeous set, all at low Land Impact so it’s not too prim expensive to build up a really nice garden set. Some of this could be used as interior design, also, and those kittens in a basket would be great anywhere, extreme cuteness:)

Thaino Designs - Rose Garden Collection - kittens n roses

 

Thaino Designs - Rose Garden Collection - hangout

 

Thaino Designs - Rose Garden Collection - shed RARE

 

Here’s your TAXI to the Gacha Good event, it’s up in the sky so very little lag.

And if you want to visit Thaino Designs mainstore – TAXI

Cheers, m’dears:)

More than a good book from Chez Moi

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reading nook youth

 

It’s the 4th anniversary of  Tres Chic and there’s lots of exclusives and gifts, so well worth a visit!

Chez Moi Furnitures have a wonderful exclusive at the event called, “The Reading Nook” and it’s available in two models – Lolita which is a light violet colour and Youth which is light lime green based. These canopy beds are cozy reading areas which are interactive and realistic. Matching frames and rug included.

reading nook lolita

 

reading nook youth2

 

reading nook lolita2

 

There’s an Adult (with 164 animations) and a PG version (with 104 animations). Room for 1 – 2 avatars and 64 single poses in all (male and female). 40 animations for couples in love (20 x 2) and 60 intimate animations (30 x 2) in the Adult version only. Some poses contain wearable props. Everything’s controlled via a HUD including adjust and swap functionality. Here’s just some of the poses.

Reading-Nook-Youth-Couple-Poses-CHEZ-MOI

 

Reading-Nook-Lolita-Single-Poses-CHEZ-MOI

 

The reading nook has a Land Impact of 10, the frames set 1 LI each and the rug is 2 LI. Tres Chic is on from today, May 17th until June 10th.  And Chez Moi’s free gift?

 

Chez Moi - 4 years anniversary gift Tres Chic

 

Here’s your TAXI 

Cheers, m’dears:)

From London to New York and back again at 6º Republic

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6º Republic opens today and the theme is, “New York v. London”!

I love, love, love this amazing piece by Anhelo! One of my most favourite Home & Garden designers. It’s called, “Set a Man to Watch All Night” and is part of what the old London Bridge used to look like.

anhelo - old london bridge - 6 republic

Permissions are Copy/Modify, Land Impact 195 and you’ll require a space 32 m by 32 m.

 

First time at 6º Republic for 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] and they decided to take the New York theme. Here’s the details of this fabulous “Chrysler Apartment” set.

22769 - Bauwerk - New York Vroom set

Vrooom Sofa:
LI 10
2,4 x 1,2 x 1,2 meters
14 single sit and 8 couple sit animations
available styles: yellowcab, red, black and white

Eggshell Chair:
LI 4
1,2 x 1,2 x 1,6 meters
13 single animations
available styles: yellowcab, red, black and white

Eagle Glass End Table:
decoration item only
LI 4
1,8 x 1,8 x 0,4 meters

Eagle Wall Art:
decoration item only
LI 3
1,8 x 2,5 x 2,0 meters

Sinatra Wall Art:
decoration item only
LI 4
2,0 x 0,2 x 2,1 meters

Art Deco Floor Lamp
decoration item only
LI 2
0,5 x 0,6 x 2,2 meters

Apartment Decoration Set
decoration items only | contains:
Art Deco Rug Greyscale – LI 1
Brushed Metal Cocktail Set – LI 1
New York Magazine – LI 1

 

Designer Pokute Burt of BellEquipe went with over the ocean and made the “Midnight London Collection”. All pieces are 30% off for the duration of the event.

BellEquipe - 6 Republic - Midnight London collection

{BE} Under Ground sign
{BE} Union jack
{BE} Vintage Lighting
{BE} Iron chair
{BE} Iron Table
{BE} Fish and chips
{BE} Beer (Option)

BellEquipe - 6 Republic - Midnight London Collection2

 

A great 2tone 60s mod scooter – London style – from [tmk] and there’s rides and decor versions. Try your luck on the gacha where there’s 6 Commons and 1 Rare where you can put your name on it. Colours are two tone black, yellow, red, green, blue and gold. The decor versions have 11 single and 5 friends poses. Brilliant!

tmk - 2tone scooter gacha - 6 republic

Available at 6º Republic – from 12pm SLT May 6th until 12pm SLT May 20th 2015 – TAXI !!!

Cheers, m’dears and have fun:)

Chez Moi Garden Shed – Tres Chic Event

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Chez Moi - Garden Shed - new life!

 

Spring is the start of Nature’s greening, it’s new life, flowers and the year’s beginning to the great outdoors.  Visit Tres Chic and you’ll find this stunning new set by Chez Moi, “Garden Shed”.

Sounds so mundane but it’s not. This shed is available as an exclusive in three colours – green, pink and blue. I rezzed the green version in our garden.  What I love about this shed is that it’s packed full of poses and props in the way that Chez Moi does so well. The shed itself looks the part with plenty of accessories including a garden hose, plant pots, growing plants – lots of the things you’d expect in a RL garden potting shed.

Chez Moi - Garden Shed - closeup

 

Land Impact is 16 for the shed and accessories, plus another 3 LI for the rose trellis. Now that’s not a lot for what you get. This is an interactive garden shed with gardening animations – tasks like seeding, spraying, weeding, watering the lawn with props such as flower pots, watering can, seedlings, resting and reading… 12 in total.  It’s just like you’re starting off and nurturing a real life garden. A lot of fun!

Chez Moi - Garden Shed - side elevation

 

Not only do you get all the gardening animations but there are also single poses (6 each for ladies and gents including  poses like learning, sitting, observing, tired ) –  and a smashing set of 16 animations for couples in love. That means poses like kissing, cuddling and distracting the gardener!

Chez Moi - Garden Shed - couples pose

 

Chez Moi - Garden Shed - distracting the gardner

 

Poses are adjustable via a Menu which includes Swap functionality. Tres Chic runs up to May 10th so there’s plenty of time to visit. Why not make a start on your spring landscaping?

Visit Tres Chic Event – taxi

Visit Chez Moi mainstore

Well that’s all for today. I’m off to plant up some real life hanging baskets… Cheers, m’dears:)

Lazing on a Sunday afternoon with Vengeful Threads

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Vengeful Threads - Batik Flow 1

 

“The tax man’s taken all my dough,
And left me in my stately home,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
And I can’t sail my yacht,
He’s taken everything I’ve got,
All I’ve got’s this sunny afternoon.”  ~ The Kinks ~

Well I wouldn’t mind being left in my stately home *laughs* I could always sell it!

You can pick up this fab outfit called, “Batik Flow” from Vengeful Threads, where it’s a bargain for Sinful Sunday… April 17th.

In standard sizing Mesh XS – XL and I was wearing the M shorts and the L top. Very good alphas on this, I didn’t have to adjust anything.

Vengeful Threads - Batik Flow 2

 

Here’s your taxi to the Vengeful Threads mainstore

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon and Cheers m’dears:)

Faded Charm – Zerkalo at The Epiphany Gacha Event

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Zerkalo - Faded Charms - Full

 

The quarterly Epiphany Gacha Event opens in less than two days’ time, 12th April. Part of the great thing about this event is that if you amass too many spares in pursuit of your chosen gacha prizes, you can cash in those spares for points. Use your points to buy exclusives from the Designers! For instance, you can get a Copy/Modify version of any exclusive for 25 points. The exclusives are well worth collecting since they’ll never be shown again.

Zerkalo have an amazing set called, “Faded Charm” and it reminds me of those treasured keepsakes you have on a shelf from way back, that you don’t want to get rid of because they were either given with love or commemorate a notable event in your life.

Commons
Lantern – 1 LI
Cloche with spring branch – 2 LI
Red and White Roses in pots – 2 LI each
Love Sign with white ribbon hanging – 2 LI
Framed Scissors – 1 LI
Coffee & Wine Tray – 1 LI

Rare
Bird Lamp – 2 LI
All Epiphany machines are set between 10 % to 15% in winning chances for rares.

Exclusive
Cloche with bird nest n eggs – 1 LI

Zerkalo - Faded Charms - Pieces 2

 

The textures and detailing on this set is breathtaking. There’s delicate white lace and smooth, glossy, reflective glass. Every little detail has been taken care of to give that feeling of being precious to the owner. I particularly like the ethos of the tray: –

“Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I cannot!”

Zerkalo - Faded Charms - Pieces 1

 

April Shopping Guide at The Epiphany Blog
Join the Inworld Group

Visit The Epiphany Gacha Event (sim not open yet!)

Visit Zerkalo mainstore

Cheers, m’dears:)

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