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A Game of Two Halves

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One of the nicest furniture sets at the latest round of The Arcade Event, “The Royce Collection” by Fancy Decor has a total of 17 pieces to collect. Every one of them is a little piece of art so even if you only have a few plays on the gacha, you’re bound to get a couple of gems.

My favourite piece here is the X Bench which is slightly Romanesque in style. You know, I’m not sure if I could put an overall style on this set but somehow, it all gels together in a most delightful way. My second favourite piece is the Royce Chandelier. Even when it’s not lit, the round bulbs give a pleasant glossy tone and the shape is a bit Art Deco to my eyes. And then I like this.. and I like that… you get the idea 🙂

I thought I’d try photographing the set in a fabulous partially open room, so I used part of the Songo Courtyard by Barnesworth Anubis. In front of the loggia, which you can’t see, is a pond which is surrounded by  formal paving, small flights of steps to the sides and clipped topiary shrubs. It’s walled on the remaining three sides and then you enter and leave by a gate at the end of this rectangular build. Quite primmy but well worth the effort.

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden pieces I used:-

Fancy Decor – all the pieces of “The Royce Collection” at The Arcade Gacha Event.
17 pieces, 2 are Rare – Royce Sofa and Stone Fireplace

Royce Sofa – singles and couples menu – LI 7
Stone Fireplace – LI 9 – flickering flames

Greek Key Chair – LI 1 – 9 solo sits
Bamboo Coffee Table – LI 3
Tray Table – LI 1
Carpet Hide Rug – LI 5
X Bench – LI 1
Greek Key Curtains – LI 3
Royce Chandelier – LI 3 – on/off via touch
Cylinder Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Faux Tusk, Blue Vase, White Vase, Lathed Candles, Van Gogh Sketch, Woman Silhouette, Man Silhouette – 1 LI each

Fancy Decor: Gold and Silver Candlesticks – 1 LI each
Fancy Decor: Model Ship
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (Blue/gold)
Fancy Decor: Floor Globe (gold) – LI 3

Barnesworth Anubis – Building – songo courtyard garden – loggia – LI 73

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Marrakech Marvel by [ba] Barnesworth Anubis!

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I do wish Barnesworth would stop producing all these excellent buildings as it’s hazardous to my pocketses! This is the ‘Marrakech Riad’ available at Collabor88 for the January round through to February 6th at a reduced cost of L$288.  After that date you can purchase from the mainstore and on Marketplace at full price.

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This is an open concept home built around a beautiful landscaped courtyard. It features two private rooms and 3 courtyard facing open rooms. There’s also two rooftop decks with pergolas for plenty of flexibility of use.

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Land impact is 231 LI and the house has a 28 x 22 metre footprint. As with all [ba] houses, Marrakech Riad is fully customizable with tinting or using your own textures or tints via the Edit menu so you can make your home really unique. Suitable plants are included!

ba - Marrakech Riad - central stairsway

Scripted features include an easy to use central control for access, windows and doors.

ba - Marrakech Riad - entrance

Visit Collabor88 Event until February 6th

Visit [ba] mainstore

Check out [ba] on Marketplace

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Fancy a holiday in Stockholm?

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Barnesworth Anubis aka [ba] has been a long time favorite builder of mine. I’ve got many of his wonderful builds in the way of skyboxes, landscaping pieces, even a garden with built in pond. So I was delighted to hear that the ‘Stockholm Attic’ skybox has been completely Meshed up and is now at December Collabor88 for a truly daft price!

This was one of the [ba] oldest skyboxes and it was fabulous even back then, but this new structure features more three dimensional detailing and even richer textures which gives more depth to an already beautiful design. The arched and round windows make this skybox rather unique, and when combined with the plaster ceilings and walls with blonde wood flooring, takes it into another class of architecture.

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The backdrop is now simple 3D buildings instead of a flat picture, which definitely adds to the effect of depth. The new skybox has an additional couple of smaller back rooms/spaces suitable for bathrooms, kitchenettes and studies. In addition, we also get a snowy backdrop with snowflake particle effect which would be great for the holidays.

Scripted features include an easy to use central control for access, windows, door and the built in brick fireplace with white mantelpiece.

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So what’s the damage? Skybox is 58 LI with a 20 by 24 meter footprint. The backdrop and scenery adds a further 11 LI or 22 LI with snow and increases the footprint area to approx 72 by 38 meters. The great thing about all [ba] homes is that it’s easy peasy to customize the walls and floor with tinting or using your own textures – there are copious faces to select via Edit and you can make a really unique home this way. I’ve done that before with ease on many of the [ba] landscaping pieces. Permissions are Copy/Modify so if you make a mistake, rez another copy.

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And the price? A mere L$188 for the run of the Event, after which the skybox will be available at [ba] mainstore and on Marketplace. So you’re looking for the [ba] Stockholm Attic 2.0 at December Collabor88!

Until next time,
Cheers, m’dears!

[ba] mainstore – why not visit and have a wander around.
[ba] on Marketplace -for your convenience.

Written by Moz Loordes

15/12/2015 at 1:21 pm