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Shake, Rattle and Roll!

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“I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
Well, you never do nothin’ to save your doggone soul” ~ Bill Haley & The Comets

The combination of a great new skybox from FOURTH WALL and JIAN’s daft Great Dane puppies were just too good to miss!  The inspiration for the monochrome skybox is a stormy day in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. You’ve got storm effects and particle rain falling outside the skybox but inside is nice and cosy.  Also featuring a brilliant new gacha from [ zerkalo ], which has a musical theme with lots of useful décor pieces. Well worth a spin on that.

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Here’s  some pictures of the skybox.  There’s a couple of levels with floating stairs up to the platform. Part of the floor dips down with a couple of steps which might be a nice place for a snug, and there’s already a kitchen island to start off your decorating there.  The platform’s rails are made of glass and look very smart.

 

Here, I managed to catch a lightening flash from the storm, and you can see the icy mountains in the far distance from the top floor platform. It’s rather spectacular and really not all that dark as you’d expect.  There’s also a monochrome version of the  skybox without the storm effects.              

 

The floating stairs which lead to the platform.  The back wall is a comforting darker tone and you’re just on the edge of where the floor dips down a couple of steps.

 

The top of the Newchurch Thompson Industrial Cabinet, those long glass doors will slide right and left upon touch, to give a number of décor effects.  Beautiful texturing here, and the same can be said of Fancy Decor’s Creepy Canisters – they look good as a set don’t they?  It’d be fun to keep biscuits in them and hand them out to Trick ‘n Treaters back in First Life, kids love that sort of thing.  Imagine Beetle Biscuits – cookies with raisins in them 🙂

 

Part of the Soy. Corner sofa which is texture change and an unusual shape, and the Zen Creations Japanese Tea set which I adore. The kettle is texture change for a number of grey based designs in stoneware and you can set it to steam gently or steam madly – my culinary sense of humour is satisfied with that.

 

22769’s wares for INDUSTRIE (an Industrial Bench and Wine Rack) a new event well worth taking a look at.  I discovered a new designer there that I hadn’t come across before – Silence – picked up a couple of really good pieces from them, they have a decent set which includes both furniture and décor.  I’m really loving [ zerkalo ]’s neon pieces which have turned up in various gacha recently.  They make excellent decorations for Modern and Industrial styling.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Fancy Decor at Salem – Creepy Canisters, currently at the Salem Event (run by Prism Events)
1 LI each, Copy/Modify – beetle, owl, raven, skull and snake canisters
Fancy Decor: Bonham Chandelier (black) – LI 5 from Bonham gacha
mainstore

[ zerkalo ] – “Music is Life” gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden (Gimme Gacha Productions)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record player – Red – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record Table – LI 1 (I sunk this into the floor)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Rug – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Guitar Lamp – LI 3 – on/off via touch
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record Clock – working clock – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Life is Jazz Sign – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – The Voice of the Soul Sign – LI 1 (Gift of the Guardians)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Guitar – RARE – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – The Beat Neon Sign – Blinking On/Off – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Jazz Neon Sign – Blinking On/Off – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Musical Notes – Dark – LI 1

 

FOURTH WALL – Reykjavik Storm Studio (monochrome version included), currently at The Chapter Four
The Reykjavik Storm Studio is LI 22 – two floors connected by floating stairs and city scene with lightning and rain particle effect, plus a kitchen island – you can unlink these features and delete or move them

The Monochrome Studio is LI 21 – it’s the same skybox but without the features of the Reykjavik. It’s perfect for further customization or as a commercial build with its low Land Impact

Newchurch – Thompson Industrial Cabinet – INDUSTRIE Event
LI 4, a stunning piece of furniture – the front glass doors slide to one side and back again via touch. The shelves are quite big enough to take a variety of knick knacks.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] INDUSTRIE Event
22769 – Industrial Bench (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 4
PG had solo sits and couples poses
22769 – Industrial Wine Rack – LI 3

SilenceINDUSTRIE Event
Slade Table Lamp
Orb Bookends

The Loft – Nelson Metal Bowl – LI 1

D-LAB, Fifty Linden Friday bargains!
Conga Drum – playable and with conga pose
Bongos and Bongo Chair – sit pose and playable drums

Zen Creations
Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Set – Tea Kettle, tray, blossom, chopsticks, tea cups and flowering plant – all resize menu, kettle has texture change
Stone Candle Set – candles do have gently flickering flames that didn’t show up in my windlight setting, but they are delightful

KraftWork – Triciclo (DECO ONLY) – LI 3 – Triciclo set at FaMESHed Event
please see previous blog post for all the gen

Soy. Tetrameric Table (can be split into quarters, also whole version)
Soy. Corner Sofa – LI 5 – texture change for cushion & seat – good variety of poses for solo and couples

Men’s Wellies by ~Shadow Moon~ which you wear but I used them as décor here.

And ready to shake… – JIAN ‘dorable Danes 5. Fawn Companion Pup
JIAN ‘dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Here’s to a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Club Tropicana

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“Let me take you to the place
Where membership’s a smiling face
Brush shoulders with the stars
Where strangers take you by the hand
And welcome you to wonderland
From beneath their panamas

Club Tropicana, drinks are free
Fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone
All that’s missing is the sea but don’t worry
You can suntan!

Castaways and Lovers meet
Then kiss in Tropicana’s heat
Watch the waves break on the bay
Soft white sands, a blue lagoon
Cocktail time, a summer’s tune
A whole night’s holiday!

Pack your bags
And leave tonight
Don’t take your time
Gotta move your feet, don’t you miss the flight!”

Club Tropicana ~ Wham

Welcome to my Club Tropicana, won’t you take a seat, all the drinks are free and the dolphins don’t bite 🙂  I don’t have much else to add to my favourite pop tune of all time!  Thanks to KraftWork for the Tropicalia Set ❤

 

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used:-

KraftWork – Tropicalia Set – currently at SaNaRae
KraftWork Tropicalia Bar Back Wall – LI 5
KraftWork Tropicalia Bar – LI 13 – 2 poses for the bartender
KraftWork Tropicalia Stool – LI 5 – 6 sit animations

TLC Home Collection – TLC Dolphin [Feedable] – currently at Cosmopolitan

D-LAB – Beer refrigerator and TOMATO JUICE refrigerator

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player PINK

Astralia – Tropical pool (Sky) animated

The Cube Republic – Passion Flower Vines – from set

Storax Tree – Plank Planter B Plant Aq

reBourne Lake House – outside platform, greatly modified with new floor

Frangipani Garden – Watermelon Punch set

Poche – from Summertime Drink gacha – Refreshing Sangria, Lime and red berry and Summer lemonade

Concept} – Ca’Pepe. Candles from gacha

{what next} – Palisades Set – Ice bucket Decor, Cocktail Glasses, Drinks Tray

Tiffany’s Collection – Prawn skewers with garlic & Lemon Tray

Newchurch – :: N :: Zodion Wall Clock, Cobalt

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

La Gare vintage railway station – refurbished

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As most of Second Life® knows, the 6º Republic Event is on! An amazing Home & Garden extravaganza that happens twice yearly, the theme for this round is Destination:Europe. Each designer chose a European city to take inspiration from. DaD Design chose Paris and made the vintage “La Gare Train Station”.

The above collage shows the station empty. Its beautiful lines are undeniable with the arched windows and doors and the glass covered area for meeting the trains. I put paving under the whole build but you can see where the trains would have arrived at the station, it’s a cut-out piece. Upstairs is reached by a circular iron staircase and doors open onto the balcony where the station sign is located.

Designer, Sheerpetal, kindly sent me a copy of “La Gare Train Station” and challenged me to refurbish it as a house with garden out the back based on an idea by ace photographer and blogger JoJo Deed. It sounded a great idea so armed with lots of recent Home & Garden items by fantastic designers, I set to! Click on the pictures to get the larger sizes.

 

The space where the railway tracks would end is now a garden, it’s been dug over and planted.  I’ve taken a bit of artistic licence with the tree, as the roof is really glass, but maybe part of it was broken as it’s vintage and the tree could then grow through! An indoor/outdoor living space with intimate corners, seating, fountain and even a pizza kiln.  In other words, there’s lots of space to fit everything in.

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You wouldn’t normally leave an opening so here’s a fabulous fence to fill it in.  The fence window adds style and stops the dog getting out, talk about duel purpose! Four sconce on the fence will light that area of the garden for those warm evenings when you just don’t want to stay indoors.

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Here’s that colourful sofa, which is plenty big enough for the whole family to lounge around on, not just yours truly and the new kitten.  She’s still so small she can hide amongst the many cushions.  The table’s plenty big enough for the crockery and essential tea set.

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Inside and downstairs, I furnished a portion of the room with an elegant new sofa set that the labrador puppy just loves, cheeky thing! So will the rest of the family as soon as we can prise him off it.  There’s even room to park a handy scooter which is great for getting around the Parisian streets.  The other side of the room has enough space for a nice kitchen and upstairs has plenty of area for a bedroom with balcony area.  You could divide that and include a small bathroom at the far end.

La Gare Train Station would make a very pleasant and unusual house for folks who like outside living as much as the indoors.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used in detail:-

BUILDINGDaD Design “La Gare” Train Station c/m V.1.0 LI 84 Copy/Modify at 6º Republic
Event runs to May 20th.

FENCINGFancy Decor at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary – “Davis Fence Kit”
A wonderfully versatile set which includes long and short fence panels, fence window that looks really good, posts – corner, mid, end and plain, concrete blocks, sconce, planter and bench with poses.  Fancy Decor is my latest sponsor – I’m so lucky and right chuffed as they say in my part of the world 🙂

INSIDERaindale – “Maylett Living Room Set” – currently at The Crossroads Event to the end of the month.  Here’s the items in detail:-
Lounger sofa – LI 6 with 17 solo sits and 10 romantic couples poses
Coffee Table with Props/Decor – string lights, cup, book – 1 LI per item, there’s a linked group version, too at 4 LI
Candles with animated fire – on/off via touch – 1 LI
Carpet, matches the lot – LI 1

{what next} ‘Black’ Monaco Scooter (patterned luggage)
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant – Agave
Artisan Fantasy – Hanging Plant – Pothos
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Grapevine Right – from gacha
Fancy Decor: Davis Bench – see Davis Fence Set above

GARDEN Chez Moi Furnitures – Rock Couch and Table in Rio – at the  Cosmopolitan Event from May 8th.  This gorgeous couch and table set is available in 3 colours – Rio, Sienna and Indie. It has PG (110 poses) and Adult (170 poses) versions. Land Impact is 11.

Outdoor bar chair and table set (12 solo sits), Lantern Green Double Candle and Topiary set – all from Chez Moi‘s “Outdoor Breeze” gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden Event. The fence divider is a Seed of Inspiration gift at the Gacha Garden Event.
Pot and Cup of Coffee by Chez Moi Furnitures 

[Tia] Sleeping Cupid 3 Tier Fountain – Light – available at Shiny Shabby until May 15th.
D-LAB Pizza kiln (outdoor)
D-LAB PIZZA TABLE

[ zerkalo ] – from the Coffee on the Porch gacha – Dishes

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Patio Fairy Lights – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Frosted Glass Floor Ball Lamp – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Banana Tree – gacha was for Bloom
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – The Relaxing Tree

KraftWork – Vintage Bakelite Radio – from Vintage Radios gacha

PLANTS & FLOWERS OUTSIDE –
Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – set of 4 colours and lots of versions – at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary

The Cube Republic – Passion Flower set – with flowers and fruit, lots of versions including two fencing panels for display them against.
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* with underlay of green

PETS –
JIAN Lively Labs :: Golden Wander Pup – at mainstore
JIAN Pudgy Persians – White Wander Kitten – The Gacha Garden
TLC Home Collection – Sleepy Dalmatian – from gacha, now at mainstore

 

Until next time,

Cheers, m’dears 🙂