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Home and Hearth

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There are a lot of fireplaces around at the moment, so I thought I’d do four different styling scenes for comparison.  In the picture above, you’ll find a country cottage/rustic styling where we are bordering on the cutesy but we aren’t there yet.  It’s warm woods and country prints, especially tartan which is a popular and seasonal texture. The look is homely and comforting, just look at that roaring fire. Wouldn’t you like to put your feet up?

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Next, we have quite a contrast with Industrial styling which is that more utilitarian, every object has to have a purpose and not be entirely decorative.  The lines are angular, with materials which often contain a lot of metal like copper and zinc.  Woods tend to be darker so as to make the metals stand out in stark relief.  It’s a popular style, not least because there’s very little fuss to be made about it.  As a rule, one plant may be included and it’ll be the sort that takes pollution out of the air, something like that.  That deer is not strictly Industrial, in fact she’s not at all, but she is carrying a piece of ivy for decorating.

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This is classical, even historical styling, although strictly speaking, the background should be panelled wood in one texture.  The keyboard is a Clavichord,  a European stringed keyboard instrument that was used largely in the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. It’s a really beautiful piece by Fancy Decor who specialises in furniture and décor through the ages, right up to modern day sets.

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And our last fireplace has that Cute/Folksy styling, a popular decorating genre in our virtual world with more than a few designers making suitable sets.  The style extends to many seasons, here it’s Christmas based. Red, cosy textures, warm woods and soft toys.  Even a bit of tongue in cheek wall decorating here 🙂

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

Newchurch
Charlotte Fireplace for The Liaison Collaborative
(co-ordinates with Charlotte Reading Nook)
Dakkar Shipyard Shelving – LI 5 – for We ❤ Roleplay in zinc and copper versions, plus the Vestry Chair – LI 2 – a L$50 promo piece – lots of sits
Westminster Wall Clock – mainstore – reads SL® Time and
Varick Side Table, Antique Pine – LI 1
Eldridge Industrial Fireplace for INDUSTRIE Event with fully modify chimney surround – change the colour and raise the top part to meet the ceiling if desired – LI 5

Fancy Decor
Annual Christmas Ornament (in group gift area) – LI 1
Bell rings when clicked!
Gordon Collection – classic fireplace, art and candles in different colours – for Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Pillar Fireplace (wood) – LI 7
Fancy Decor: Rubens Portrait – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (white) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (red) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Gordon Candlestick (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Wooden Box (painted lid) – LI 1
Christmas Ornaments and trees at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver) – LI 1
Black and White Bulb gacha – 10 bulbs at LI 1 each
At Mainstore
Fancy Decor: Clavichord and stool – LI 3 and LI 1
Fancy Decor: Antique Rug – LI 2

Granola.
Carolyn’s Festive Entry Set at FaMESHed
Carolyn’s Festive Entry Bench – LI 4
texture change for seat and wood surround (warm, dark and white)
cosy sit poses for girls and guys
Pillow Set 1 – Green Check – LI 1
Pillow Set 1 – Love – LI 1
Pillow Set 2 – Home. – LI 1
Pillow Set 2 – Red Tartan – LI
Ruby’s Mini Holiday Set for The Liaison Collaborative
Ruby’s Holiday Print – LI 2
Ruby’s Holiday Vase. Winter Pack – LI 2
December Group Gift
Granola. December 2017 Group Gift Red, Silver and Green stars on gold spiral trees – LI 1 each, sizes up well

22769 for THE ARCADE
Mountain Lodge gacha
Granny’s Box of Cookies – LI 1
22769 – Pottery – LI 1
22769 – Rustic Holiday Wreath – LI 2
22769 – Diorama Lantern – LI 5
Winter Glass – 1 LI

eTNIA
Hot Chocolate Kit for The Liaison Collaborative
Whole Milk – LI 1
Irish Cream – LI 2
Almond Milk – LI 2
Powder Cocoa – LI 3
Condiments – LI 1
Dark Chocolate Bar – LI 1
Cup1, Cup2, Cup3 – LI 2 – 3 each

Serenity Style
Nani Winter Friends for The Winter Garden Gacha at The Liaison Collaborative
Serenity Style- Nani Mouse RARE – LI 2
Serenity Style- Nani Cat Sit – LI 1

Duvet Day for Cosmopolitan Event, runs through to December 16th
Cosy Christmas gacha
[DD] Christmas stockings – LI 3
[DD] Christmas paper trees – LI 2
[DD] Christmas angel – LI 6
[DD] Christmas metal star wreath – LI 4
[DD] Christmas red berries – LI 4
[DD] Christmas wing chair – LI 5 – cuddles and solo sits (some rez items)
[DD] Christmas toboggan – LI 2

Chez Moi Furnitures for Cosmopolitan

Wooden Christmas Tree and Gifts
Christmas Gift Boxes CHEZ MOI – LI 3
Wooden Christmas Tree (PG) CHEZ MOI – LI 10 – with lots of poses

+Half-Deer+ for Tannenbaum Holiday Market
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart – ALL (linked) – LI 5

KraftWork – mainstore
Wall System – Classic and Christmas versions
Used the rezzer system which will auto rez as many panels as you require, large texture menu, and 1 LI each panel

Apple Fall – Plaster Horse – LI 1
Storax Tree – Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3

[ zerkalo ] – mainstore
[ zerkalo ] Chess / Karpov vs Unzicker (1974) v1 Metal – LI 2

zerkalo at The Imaginarium – Golden Shade gacha[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Tree Lamp – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Contrabass Bar (RARE) – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Golden Vase – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Vintage Keys Cloche – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Rolled up Letters – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Red Vase – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Branches & Cones Centerpiece – LI 1

Black Bantam – Fawn with Ivy gift from ARCADE

Dust Bunny – pilea peper plant – LI 1
from the Natural Habitat 2 set

Crumbs, hope you didn’t fall asleep, that list went on for ages!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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On the street you live

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“I have often walked down this street before;
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am I several stories high.
Knowing I’m on the street where you live.

Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour out of ev’ry door?
No, it’s just on the street where you live!”  By the great Nat King Cole

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The above is one of my favourite songs that somehow I associate with Christmas for no other reason than my mum had a Nat King Cole compilation album that she used to break out over the holidays and this was one of the songs on it.

UnKindness’s latest release of a beautiful country cottage with large glass windows and door plus snowy roof gave me inspiration for the rest of the scene above.  Click on the picture for a larger version.

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

uKindness – Countryside Cottage – LI 29
with Snow Roof Topper – uK – Countryside Cottage Snow – Add On – LI 16
currently at Collabor88

Little Branch – Sweet Chestnut *7 LI – {Seasons} *Animated
Winter Hill – LI 1
new Mainstore

Mesh India – Let it Snow 2 gacha, currently at Cosmopolitan
05 MI Snow Sled [4 LI]
06 MI Snow Stump [4 LI]

Izzie’s – Snow Covered Fence and Pole in natural – each piece 1 LI

Image Essentials – Promenade pose prop – Marketplace

Chez Moi Furnitures
Snowman Sack – LI 4 (enlarged from default), at Playing it Forward Event
This will be Transfer/Modify
Wooden Christmas Tree (PG) CHEZ MOI – LI 10
Christmas Gift Boxes CHEZ MOI – LI 3
Currently at Cosmopolitan until December 16th

Duvet Day
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post – From Let it Snow gacha (mainstore)

[DD] Christmas fireplace – LI 3
[DD] Christmas stockings – LI 3
[DD] Christmas wing chair – LI 5 – solo sits and cuddles
[DD] Christmas red berries – LI 4
[DD] Christmas metal star wreath – LI 4
All from Cosy Christmas gacha, currently at Cosmopolitan until December 16th

DaD Design, currently at Playing it Forward Event (starts December 10th 7am SLT)
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.03” m/c
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.02” m/c
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.01” m/c – all LI 3 each
(use indoors or as exterior decor, sizes up well)
DaD DESIGN “Christmas Log basket” m/c V.1.0 – LI 5
These will be Transfer/Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Let it Snow!

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” ~ Frank Sinatra

And while we were snuggling in front of the fire, the penguins took over the ice rink. cheeky things.  Although I doubt that the skates will fit them!

Here’s some close-ups of the Duvet Day gacha, same name as our title here, in a better light so you can see how well made they are.

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

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Cliffs and Islands Set, currently at We ❤ Roleplay to end of November, then at the Mainstore
Various, versatile pieces that are texture change (snowy and better weather) They can be huge to smaller pieces depending on your sim and landscaping needs. The pieces in the picture came to only 12 LI but I had reduced them down considerably.

Duvet Day – Let it Snow gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event which runs to December 2nd. L$69 per Play, all Modify
[DD] Let it Snow snowy gazebo
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post
[DD] Let it Snow snowy bench
[DD] Let it Snow light string
[DD] Let it Snow brazier
[DD] Let it Snow toboggan
[DD] Let it Snow Ice rink
[DD] Let it Snow skates bench
(I reduced these down somewhat to fit the penquins and it came to LI 71, easily sized upwards without too much difference, the ice rink can be huge!)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Scraggly Pom Grass – Patch A and Long patches A & B – LI 1 each
(special offer all week and texture change for seasons)

TLC Home Collection – Emperor Penguins Set (animated and very cute)
Adult – 2 LI and Chick in two versions – 1 LI each

Little Branch (who have excellent winter trees, shrubs and plants at the new mainstore)
Oak Tree. V2 {4 Seasons} *Animated – LI 7
Angelica 1_Single_winter – LI 2
fern 1_Beige_winter – LI 1
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2

Mushilu – Snow Lake/Loch 2 (part of the Snow Lake & Formations set)

by Chronos Serenity
N00082 – Ice Skates (not meant to be décor) LI 24 each
This are excellent skates, realistic and unisex with a resize HUD, what’s more they are only L$20 as a Marketplace special .  They have the basic ice skating animation AO, turn off your own AO and wear the Ice Skating AO and you can skate on any flat surface.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

All all that Jazz

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KraftWork will bring out the “Shotgun Jazz Club” gacha on Friday, with the release of the new edition of Pocket Gacha!  There’s a fantastic Jazz Club building with furniture to fill it, you’ll be spoiled for choice. In the picture above, the boss is auditioning a new band before the club opens later on that evening – and they’re doing very well 🙂 As you can imagine, this is a great roleplay gacha.

 

A little bit of history – because of the extreme hot weather in New Orleans, the French came up with this architectural solution that allows a house to have no aisle at all: one room at the front, one at the back and a space in between, so they could open front and back windows and let the air flow to cool the little house.  KraftWork’s Jazz Club building does not have back windows due to prim limitations but that’s how shotgun houses originally worked.

Here’s the boss on the piano…

 

…and on the drums. To get your Pocket Gacha HUD you can either wear the previous edition HUD and then you’ll trigger a new HUD to be sent to you, go to Pocket Gacha Mainstore and pick up a new HUD there, or go to Marketplace for your new HUD.  Don’t forget that the new round will begin on Friday 15th September and will appear like magic on your HUD then.

 

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

KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club gacha – Pocket Gacha
Permissions – if you play on the gacha the items will be Transfer/Modify
If you buy the entire set the items will be Copy/Modify
(scripts are not modify but the furniture and the club building are, so you can alter those no problem – just follow the hints in the notecard, especially for the building which has physics)

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – UltraRARE – Building – LI 111

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Drum Set RARE – LI 7 – includes poses and drum sticks – with…
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Drum Set Stool – LI 1 – sit to Jazz it up!

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Piano – RARE – LI 2 – with…
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Piano Chair – LI 2 – sit to play Jazz

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Tip Jar – LI 7 – scripted and unscripted versions available – the scripted one is a working tip jar
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Sign – LI 2
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Rustic Frames 1 and 2 – sets of multiple Jazz related picture frames – LI 1 each set
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Fan – one is scripted to rotate and one is static – LI 3 each
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Stool – perfect bar stool – only 1 LI
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Simple Table – LI 1
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Simple Chair – LI 2 – 2 ladies poses and 2 for gentlemen
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Ashtray – LI 2 – another great decor piece, contains a couple of cigarettes smoking away
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Bass Case – LI 1 – great decor piece!

(not shown in my picture) KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Bar Table – LI 1 – 2 versions, one version is scripted and you can sit on it

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Lin’s Art Gallery – Jazz Group and Metal Music Wall Art
Tartessos Arts – Drinks Tray
{what next} – Palisades Drinks Tray
{what next} – Palisades Cocktail Glasses Decor
Poche – Enchanted milk chocolate (means it’s alcoholic!) – from Summer Drinks gacha at mainstore
Duvet Day – Summer in Garden gacha – Lantern green and Lantern blue
N4RS – Provence Bar – greatly modified for textures – has poses

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Room with a View

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I’ve got lots of products to show you in this post, and the interesting thing is how well they all go together!  The feature picture shows me settling down to a nice computer session and all the dog wants to do is to go out – typical 🙂  Back in the platform known laughingly as real life, we actually have our neighbour’s dog, Bonzo, lodging with us for a month.  He’s a black lab and is a very good ratter – which we need around this rural village because the darn things keep multiplying and looking for a warm home for the winter.  So far, Bonzo has got 2 rats for which he gets a reward of his favourite cheese, I asked Dorothy to stock up on the cheese because I suspect he’ll sort out more before the month is up.  Back to Second Life® and I’m in a very nice skybox called, “Hamptons” (which I believe is a district in New York Long Island) and it’s by Galland Homes.  This is the very first time designer, Rob, has included a couple of texture changers – you’ll see them below.

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Let’s have a look at the skybox first.  There’s a couple of interconnected rooms, one which you could use for the bedroom and there’s a lot of choice on the colour changer for the walls.  I was using one of the mocha colours here, which I think is calming.

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Now this is showing more of the lounge, which is the main room.  The fireplace can be switched on and off via the panel on the wall next to it and you can control media and store your favourite landmarks from that very panel – see the notecard that comes with the skybox.  There’s a beautiful skylight ceiling effect, double windows either side of the fireplace and panelled walls.  The wooden flooring runs through the entire skybox and I think the whole effect it makes for a posh home.

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Close-up of the fireplace showing a few of my Arcade treasures and some bargains from Apple Fall which I found on Marketplace with the resellers. That vintage white radio goes particularly well, don’t you think?  And unfortunately I left my breakfast tray there – the dog is eyeing it up!

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Here is that lovely desk set by Serenity Style again, and I took the photograph in a vintage windlight.  Now this set is called, “Inspired Space” and it’s an update of a set that appeared in a recent Deco(c)rate subscription box.  The table is functional and it has hidden compartments and drawers that you could keep your valuables in – what a good idea.  This is currently in the mainstore and has a 20% discount for group members.

Look at my fab briefcase resting by the desk. This is the latest product by Petit Chat. Now it’s actually an avatar accessory but I am using it as décor here and it’s only 2 Land Impact even at this size so why not.  There are 3 versions – denim, moire and shiny – and HUDs are included, so you can make your own “Happy Briefcase” as you wish. Nothing like choice, I always say. This is currently at The Chapter Four Half Price Room.

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Now to the bedroom.  I decided to use a pink wall colour as I had the rose sofa and bed from Scarlet Creative’s Sofia set.  Now I had this flying dove out from anc. Ltd, and managed to take a photograph with him in the right place after about 5 attempts but he does match some of the pale lemon cushions.  The gorgeous daisy basket is by Chez Moi Furnitures and is another item currently at The Chapter Four. Better visit this round, it looks good!  Finally, the Chronos Side Table is by ::Newchurch::, currently at We ❤ Roleplay and I like this table very much. The table top is a working clock on Second Life® time and the rest of it is kinda clocky too, with cogs and swirls.  Click on all the pictures for a larger version.

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Thought I’d fiddle with the wall panels to show you some more goodies.  This one features the “Mobile Library” by eTNIA. It is a lovely piece which has 6 animations with props included, so here I’m reading a book.  This will be at the new edition of The Liaison Collaborative, which starts today, I believe.

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View from above and if you enlarge the picture you’ll see that one of the books is entitled, “Second Life® Mesh for Noobs”! I’m reading, “How to successfully ignore your dog when he wants to go out all the time”. I’ll let you know if I  learn anything useful.

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And this is the new gacha by [ zerkalo ] – Antique Memories gacha, which is currently at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions). This is a lovely, poignant set sprinkled with beautifully meshed keepsakes that you could use anywhere, not just in this set.  There’s even a leather bound journal. I’ll be using these pieces a lot.

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Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used:-

Skybox – “Hamptons Skybox” from Galland Homes, currently at The Chapter Four
2 Texture Change HUDS – LI 45 and you’ll need 25 metres to rez this
control box by fireplace – fire on/off – set up and receive media – store landmarks for easy TP

Lounge:-

Serenity Style – “Working Space Set” – updated, mainstore, 20% discount for Group members!

Serenity Style- Working Space Desk – LI 8
Serenity Style- Working Space Chair – LI 6 – 7 great poses, I’m using the Feet Up animation, others examples are Typing and Inspiring
Serenity Style- Working Space Shelf – LI 4
Serenity Style-Working Space PC All in One – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Workbook – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Keyboard – LI 2
Serenity Style-Working Space Mouse – LI 1
Serenity Style-Working Space Picture Frames, 1, 2 and 3 – LI 1 each

Petit Chat – “Happy Briefcase”, currently at The Chapter Four half price room –
3 options (Denim, Moire and Shiny Colours), L$90 only! This is an accessory for women but I used it as a décor piece – LI 2. For the single briefcase you have a HUD with 8 colour options for the buckle. If you get the Fatpack, there’s a full HUD with 8 options for the buckle and 8 options for the strap.

JIAN –  ‘dorable Danes 10. Harlequin Wander Pup – this is a big pup but then Great Danes are big anyway! Another Arcade gacha prize.

Fireplace scene:-

Various Apple Fall gacha pieces – store or MP resellers
7. Apple Fall Patchwork Rug
8. Apple Fall Roses Jug
6. Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair
Apple Fall Retro Radio

22. erratic – lsm – breakfast – beans & eggs

[-BLUE SKY-] Brighton gacha – Mirror, Cactus C, Console Decor 2, currently at The Arcade Gacha

Bedroom scene:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – “Daisy Basket”, currently at The Chapter Four to October 1st
I enlarged this a bit and it’s at LI 11 for the size you see

Scarlett Creative – Sofia Set gacha – The Arcade
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Sofa Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Bed Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Clock Bird MT

::Newchurch:: – Chronos Side Table, White, currently at We ❤ Roleplay
The clock on this table actually works and there are 3 versions of the table – white, gold and walnut – Land Impact is 3

Duvet Day – Garden room gacha – furry rug

BUENO-Night Table-Light – from He Said, She Said gacha – September Arcade Gacha

:HAIKEI: Belong To You / GACHA / {5} – Cactus garden with HUD pink/blue

{anc} NO LIMITS gacha // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 LI
Gently flaps around in a small circle

Killer’s Productions – Valentine rose petals and candles grouping

WallSaying1 by Starr Ghost

Lounge texture panel versions:-

eTNIA – Mobile Library, currently at The Liaison Collaborative from September 7th – The item includes 6 animations and props included. I used the Read 2 and received a book!

Storax Tree – Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae
Stoax Tree – Coffee Break – Black Cat B

DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony gacha – Bamboo Mat

[ zerkalo ] – from Antique Memories gacha at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions)

I’ve used direct landmarks to the Arcade Gacha items, if you would like to see a shopping guide for the September Event, check out HERE.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Last of the Summer Wine

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Well I can’t give up on summer just yet!  So here’s a secluded hideaway that looks like a brick wall from the outside but once you’re in there, it’s practically another room!  This is the “Garden Hideaway” gacha by Duvet Day and it’s currently at the Cosmopolitan Event.

While I’m away getting more pies and rounding up the rest of the family, the animals and birds have taken over – as usual!  That pup is either barking at the pheasant or about to take a leap straight onto the table after the apple pie, the hen pheasant has her eye on the stray apples and the robin is searching the plant pots in case there’s any unwary worms or insects. Chaos will ensue any minute now 🙂

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

Duvet Day – “Garden Hideaway” gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
[DD] Garden Hideaway pots – LI 2
[DD] Garden Hideaway bench with blanket – LI 6 – 3 textures each for pillow and blanket – 4 cuddles
[DD] Garden Hideaway bench plain – LI 4 – 4 cuddles
[DD] Garden Hideaway lantern – LI 2 – on/off/dim
[DD] Garden Hideaway table – LI 2
[DD] Garden Hideaway fountain – LI 4
[DD] Garden Hideaway brick walls – RARE – LI 12 – static door
[DD] Garden Hideaway white walls – RARE – LI 12 – static door

eTNIA – Old Tomato Bowl – LI 1
8f8 – primavera in Toscana gacha – Clay Pots (by wall)

Feather & Nest – GPg – Upside Down Pots

Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Full)
Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Spilled)
Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Tree (High LOD)

The Little Branch – Magnolia Tree {Animated} – blossom just showing
Babylonia: Hanging Ivy Set – piece 005a
Shutter Field – sf vintner tray – wine and cheese
{what next} – Country Kitchen Apple Pie
{what next} – Palma Set – Stack of Books

[ zerkalo ] – Summer Day gacha – Napkin

[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Plates Small
La Galleria – Lavender Vintage Heart Pillow
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake
Apple Fall – Martins’ Busker Guitar
-Mint- Apples & Candles bucket

Animals & Birds:-
JIAN – Playful Pibbles gacha – 4. Red Companion Pup

TLC Home Collection – Robin (from Song Birds Collection 1)
TLC Home Collection – Male Pheasant & Female light feather Pheasant

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

NY City Basement Living

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KraftWork‘s offering for the quarterly subscription Builder’s Box is the “NY Basement Loft” Skybox. It’s unusual because as well as the superbly meshed interior which includes fireplace, candles and picture, there’s a small garden with steps leading to a tenement surround, just as if you were in the City and had made a good job of utilising every bit of space you could.

Here’s the skybox unfurnished.  It has a footprint of 12 by 23 metres which is big enough for some decent decorating so I went full steam ahead!

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I just don’t think you could safely have the bathroom in full view but on the other hand you’d want to air it from time to time by opening the doors to the garden. So I screened it off with partial fretwork screens by Newchurch.   I suppose in real life you could also use that posh glass screening that you can make opaque via an electronic switch.   There’s a large, luxurious shower included here because there’s enough room for a bit of luxury

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Just a bit of decorating for the garden and it features KraftWork’s group gift for August, the Puebla Chair which is a tribute to designer Nod’s architectural past.

“As some of you may know I am an architect in real life. The first job I was offered was from a Mexican architect that had long before moved from Puebla, Mexico to São Paulo during the 1960’s. His name was Aurelio Martinez Flores. His work was part of the modernism movement in Brazil that would give shape to generations of designers, including me. It was his ideas that became the foundation for the greatest Brazilian architects in modern times including Isay Weinfeld, Marcio Kogan and Mario Biselli.  This is a replica of  one of his few furniture designs he did and is a Second Life® tribute to a man who both inspired me and gave me, just 20 years ago, my first chance in life to chase a dream.”

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The kitchen is small but contains all the essentials such as a good fridge, cooker and hob.  Lots of other industrial and brightly coloured décor adds to the usefulness.  I dare say that if you added more cupboards above the unit you’d get more kitchen paraphernalia in!  I just love that looped bulb by Seven Emporium complete with fittings, it’s the little things that add to the detailing and sense of home.

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Here’s the dining area and this is a very cheerful dining table set by BaZar which will rez a number of meals with central decoration.  You can clear up afterwards with just one click, if only it were the same in real life! Multiple trips to the dishwasher and back, wiping the glass clean and rearranging the centrepiece. By the time you’ve finished – especially if you have to wash up without said dishwasher – you’re ready for the next meal to replenish the energy.


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Now I thought the best thing to do about the bedroom was to use some sort of a hanging bed or loft bed so that you could have a study area underneath with your computer at the ready.  Fortunately, Goose supplied this great hanging bed which I modified to match the bright colours of the basement.  But can you live with only one wardrobe and one chest of drawers?  I’m sure I couldn’t, at home I’ve got 2 large wardrobes and 3 chest of drawers I’m ashamed to say, and that doesn’t count what I’ve got in the airing cupboard and stored in the attic *laughs*.  The Seven Emporium sign says L O V E and like all good things to do with that activity, you need to turn it on!

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The lounge is my top picture but here’s another just to show you the view from the garden door.  Click on any of the four doors and they will individually open and close.  A nice snuggly double set of sofas from Duvet Day, set the bright colour in this otherwise neutral loft.  All the remains for me to say is… would you like to live here?

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

With special thanks to Agustkov of Seven Emporium for letting me have 1K worth of goods in return for a daft poem!

Living Room
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) –
Duvet Day – Midnight in Marrakech mosaic table – gacha at Cosmopolitan Event
Midnight in Marrakech banana tree
Midnight in Marrakech pouffe
Midnight in Marrakech striped sofa
22769 – Light Curtain
22769 – Sphinx Statue Copper
22769 – Monstera Plant
The Loft – Nelson Metal Bowl – currently at UBER
Ariskea – [ Petite Paris gacha] Rose Vase Pink
Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Naptime – Solids Siamese d

ARIA– Dido Cheese Platter And Wine Glasses
Dysfunctionality – Thick Fur Rug A
KraftWork – Vintage Big Broadcast Radio from Vintage Radio Gacha
LAQ Decor ~ White – Glass Cabinet (part of a set)
Apt B // LTD Gacha Antlers
Seven Emporium – 7 – Neon Legs
7 – Turntable Boombox TT-X9-1000
BaZar – Nelle Dining set – Nelle – Kitchen table (Dinner 4 displayed)
Nelle – kitchen chair
[USB] – Retro TV Table
[USB] – Retro TV
[USB] – 8 Track Player

Bedroom
Seven Emporium – 7 – Love Box Sign
7 – Dancer Neon (updated)
GOOSE – Hanging bed plaid – (modified for textures)
The Orange Works – The Miri Computer Desk and The Miri Computer Chair
Myrrine – Nereus cabinet with tassel
Nereus stool blue stripes (modified for colour)
Raindale ~ Birdside chest of drawers – from Birdside Gacha
Alouette – Round Wooden Mirror

Bathroom
(FDD) Simplicity Shower – Friendly
DIGS – Ondine Washbasin – Driftwood
DIGS – Cosmetics – Assorted Creams
DIGS – Dental Hygeine – Toothbrush & Toothpase
MudHoney – Cooper Toilet
MudHoney – Cooper Magazines
MudHoney – Cooper TP Stack
MudHoney – Cooper Vanity Mirror
MudHoney – Cooper Tiered Shelves
MudHoney – Cooper Plant
MudHoney – Cooper Rolled Towels
MudHoney – Cooper Bath Towels
MudHoney – Cooper Body Brush
Screening from Newchurch
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak – part of the Shen Set

Kitchen
{vespertine}– small spaces kitchen
The Loft – Gerzzo Microwave Oven Red
The Loft – Gerzzo Kettle Red
Apple Fall – Pan Rack
[Tia] – Olivia Kitchen – Toaster
Shutter Field – sf – olive oil bottle
sf – stacked bowls – blue
sf – bread board
%Percent – Kitchen Breadbox (poodle) *MESH*
Seven Emporium – 7 – Dart Target
7 – Wall Bulb
Chez Moi Furnitures – Industrial Shelf from Industrial Kitchen Set

Garden
The Ruddy Duck Co – Hibiscus Bucket- Pink
KraftWork – Puebla Chair – Group Gift – Texture Change

SkyboxBuilder’s Box HQ
KraftWork – NY Basement Loft – 172 LI
12 by 23 footprint – frame and candles included
100% original Mesh Skybox – Copy/Modify

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂