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RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 – CCDesign, [USB] and Little Llama

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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 opened yesterday and already has received a huge amount of visitors! There’s been much had at the special events, too. Today, I have items from CCDesign, [USB] and Little Llama to show you.

CCDesign or CCD is run by designer Anton and he works with 3DS Max 2015 and V-Ray programs to make his products. He produces full perm mesh for builders as well as his own furniture and decor designs.  These are very beautiful and realistic Mesh products which are a delight to photograph.

CCD - main

“Tropical Composition Vol 1, 2 and 3” are combos of palms and pots and nicely detailed. They hold their Land Impact well, even at the larger sizes. The biggest of them is only 6 LI.  CCDesign also has rugs, pillows and vases for sale. There’s 9 different rugs, 8 texturized pillows, 2 varieties of triple pillows and a texturized vase which you can have with or without the shadow. Land Impact for these pieces varies between 1 – 6. Permissions are Copy/Modify. It’s really easy to build up your own display as they all mix n match.

CCD - side elevation

 

CCD - close up

 

[USB] offers full perm sets as well as their own furniture range. Designer, McChris, also has the Dew Me Furniture brand and you’ll find both of those on Marketplace. For the Expo, there’s a wonderful set of Retro Furniture, mid century style. Two of the pieces shown here – the “Bamboo Decor” and “Retro Clock” – are the 100% Donation items.

[USB] Retro set full

 

[USB] Retro set - bamboo room view

If you collected all the pieces illustrated, it would only amount to 37 LI. These are very low Land Impact pieces, none of them are above 4 Land Impact. Permissions are Copy except for the curtains which are Copy/Modify to fit all windows and they also have a good 12 option texture changer on them.

[USB] Retro set - sofa coffee table

[USB] Retro set curtains cabinet

 

This Retro set is right on style and I’ve done close-ups of some of the pieces as the detailing and texturing is amazing. The Sofa and Chair have PG and Adult versions, they are packed with animation for singles, friends, cuddles and Adult poses in the Adult versions. Also texture change for the back cushions – green, orange and yellow options – I had the orange option showing. The Adjust is by Helper poles that you just select and move around, then save. Nice n easy. Loved it!

[USB] Retro set - TV

 

[USB] Retro Set - video tape machine

 

Little Llama, designed by Persey Garcia, is all about Kids, Kitsch and Kawaii (cute)! There’s two 100% Donation items and a Hunt prize. “How to Train your Sofa” is a dragon themed seat made with a child in mind but if you really like it and you’re a bit bigger you can easily resize the sofa and adjust the poses whilst seated. There’s a texture changer for the main body of the sofa and for the spines. I tried a couple of combinations here.

Little Llama - How to train your Sofa

 

The “Lamp of Shame” has three varieties and is one of those talking points you can use wherever you want to! I switched one of them on and it gives a good spread of moderate light.

Little Llama - Lamps of Shame

 

The “Pickle Jar” is Little Llama’s Hunt prize and it gives an eerie green glow when switched on. Brilliant for boy’s rooms!

Little Llama - pickles jar light eerie glow

(I was using ROOST – Uplands Fold Standard House throughout)

 

Direct Slurl to CCDesign on Hope 3

Direct Slurl to [USB] on Hope 1

Direct Slurl to Little Llama on Hope 9

Well that’s all for today so I wish you Happy shopping and Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

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