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RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 – Sahi Designs, aKa, Spargel & Shine, meadowWorks

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The RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 will open to the general public on February 14th and runs to March 6th. It’s the largest and longest running event dedicated to Home & Garden in Second Life™ and raises funds for Relay For Life – The American Cancer Society. Read more about it on their extensive website.  As you can imagine, there’s all sorts of exhibitors from well known brands to up and coming designers, hobbyists and professional merchants. Each exhibitor is required to release two brand new 100% donation items and there’s also a wonderful 50% donation gacha section and even a special hunt!

The Expo is now open!  But don’t worry if you can’t get in at first, you’ve got plenty of time to visit all the sims. Here’s an excellent shopping list by Wendz Tempest showing all the slurls to all the Designers on all the Sims – can’t get better than that.

As Pam asked for some furniture today, well I have some amongst other things!

Sahi Designs – well I couldn’t resist this beautiful tropical themed “Hawaiian Hideaway Hammock” set, it’s one of the 100% Donation items.

It’s texture change for various themes such as Caribbean/Maldives and you can  change hammock, raft and tube and hammock wooden attachment to palm tree. Other options are Set Access, Adjust and Swap. Lots of animations for singles, friends, cuddles, kisses, massages and naughty!

Sahi - Hawaiian Hideaway Hammock - full

Sahi Designs - Hawaiian Hideaway Hammock close up

 

Here’s one of Sahi Designs new releases – the “Winchester Lodge Living Room”. It’s a low prim set packed with animations in the chair and sofa. I think this would please both ladies and gents as far as decor goes and be a diplomatic set for couples!

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - full

For example… sofa n chairs… texture change for 5 options LI3   LI5,  deer head  LI3,  fireplace LI 9 on/off flames effect,  gunrack LI 7,  chandelier LI 3,   Mesa Rug has 6 texture options.  Lots of animations as for Hawaiian Hideaway Hammock. I loved this set 🙂  Permissions are Copy/Modify. (The house I used to display the furniture is an older one –  Durango Mesh Cabin by Stonewood Homes).

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - room view

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - room n texture change chair

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - room view 2

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - deer head 

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - antler chandelier

 

– aKa – doesn’t have an Inworld store as yet and only sells at Events but keep on eye on this new and up coming designer!

The three 100% donation items are called, “Skyline” and there’s a console table, an antique copper lamp with decorative wire effect and a beautiful light oak chair that has 6 sits. All Copy/Modify.

- aKa - donation items

New releases for sale include this Industrial Style Skybox – the “Expo Skybox” which has a Land Impact of 38 including the surrounding scene. The front of the skybox is full of windows looking out onto the scene whilst further back is more private and split into various areas.

- aKa - skybox with table set

- aKa - skybox n table set 2

- aKa - skybox back

Industrial style furniture from various sets. Excellent!

- aK a - Industrial set

Spargel n Shine present the  “Bocas Belle”! Tess has outdone herself with this absolutely delicious house.  Bocas Belle is a country or beach home featuring carved wood window details, an open and bright floor plan with a sun room, kitchen area, and an upper loft. A decorator menu allows you to change the interior and exteriors wall colours and includes some vibrant and fun shades to choose from.

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - full

Land Impact is 110 which is great for all that detail. Footprint is 16m x 22 m approx.

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - full closer

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - downstairs to porch

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - upstairs

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - view to lounge windows

Other 100% donation items are a matching shabby white carved wood mirror at LI 3,  and a set of very useful 7 floral rugs at 1 LI each. I photographed just one of them but they’ll all go with the house, according to what wall colours you choose.

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - mirror n stairs

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - multi floral rugs set

meadowWorks – Garvie’s got some amazing pieces for us!

These are all 100% Donation items – firstly, the “Rice Paper Swans”. There are 2 versions in the box. Two swans linked to a prim with a rotation script in it (pretty fancy scripting ) and a single swan. But they are all Copy/Modify so Garvie suggests you drag out dozens and dozens and dozens to light up your life on water or land.

meadowWorks - swan lanterns

“Rice paper Lanterns” in lots of colours! Lanterns are a symbol of hope, and wish lanterns in particular are a sort of material representation of a kind of prayer (or wish). There are 5 colours: pink, purple, blue, peach, and yellow, 3 sizes S,M,L and 2 versions rotating (R) and not, so that’s 30 lanterns to sprinkle around.

meadowWorks - lotus lamps

The statue called “Hope” which is inspired by post Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

Garvie says, “I sculpted/assembled this piece “Hope” in January this year, and sold it at a different event (The Chapter Four), but since i never did get around to setting it for sale after the event ended, and all the sims at HGE just happen to be named “Hope” as well, I’ve decided to recycle/reissue it as a donation item. ”

meadowWorks - Hope

And just for a bit of daftness, try meadowWorks gacha – the “Yoga Frogs!”.  Adorable, green, health conscious lil amphibian friends for ponds and lawns.  Here’s four of them practising in the garden!

meadowWorks - yoga frogs gacha

 

Direct slurl to Sahi Designs on Hope 2

Direct slurl to – aKa – on Hope 8

Direct slurl to Spargel & Shine on Hope 1

Direct slurl to meadowWorks on Hope 4

Enjoy shopping!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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  1. […] & Shine and multi-floral rug from same set, please refer to the previous RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 […]


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