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You don’t have to be mad… but it helps!

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Alice and the Mad Hatter have decided to break out the best china and have a tea party in the garden. Now prospective party goers don’t have to be mad… but it helps!  It’s a lovely sunny day and even the book trees have blossomed, with books of course.

There’s a game of chess happening but it’s not conventional rules.  The Dormouse is awake for once but he’s playing the rabbit who famously leaves early because he’s got somewhere else to go.  Phoenix Junior is flummoxed by the whole thing! He’s only interested in cake really.

 

Meanwhile, at the Cheshire Cat end of the table, the lazy daisy has at last woken up, which is just as well since his cuppa is going cold!  The cat’s got his paw on the situation 🙂

 

Alice is doing her best to look cute, while the Mad Hatter contemplates his half a cup of tea.  Maybe the Rainbow Phoenix has done a trick on it!

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Here’s the items I used:-

Newchurch – “Mad Tea Party” gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Hatter’s Chair – RARE – LI 3
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Alice’s Chair – RARE – LI 3
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Table – LI 6
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Chairs Nos. 1 – 8 – LI 2 each – sits for male and female, eat, reach for food, stuffed, sleep
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Stacked Teacups – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Topper – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teapot No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teapot No. 2 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Cup of Tea No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Cup of Tea No. 2 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Just Half a Cup – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teacup No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teacup No. 2 – LI 1

Animals:-

Flamingoes by Tomato Park (animated animals & zoo)

Adult Rainbow Phoenix – (Decor)
Rainbow Juvenile Phoenix – (Decor) HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Cheshire Cat (April Deco(c)crate)
Schadenfreude – Dancer Deer Mouse
HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M – Happy Mood
+Half-Deer+ Fennec Fox – Rollover

Other H & G items:-

[Merak] – Strawberry Chocolate Cake – extra yummy!
[Merak] – Blueberry Cake
[Merak] – Chocolate Hearty Cake

Ex Machina – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Inspiration – April Deco(c)rate
Pewpew!  – Floating Umbrella Light – Red/Yellow Preset – April Deco(c)rate
Stockholm & Lima – AIW Lazy Daisy – April Deco(c)rate

Landscaping items used:-

Wonder Tree (PG) Chez Moi Furnitures – April Deco(c)rate
Passion Flower set with trellis by Cube Republic – at FaMESHed April
HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – various colours and types – Heart Botanicals
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* – undergrass and 3D daisy grass on top

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Cosmopolitan Round #8 – Decor

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There’s still another week of the present Cosmopolitan event to go and with all the fabulous decor, it’s well worth a visit. Here’s just some of the items on offer 🙂

 

Apt B have the ‘Haven set’ in green. It consists of a hanging seat decorated by lights which has a land impact of 6 and is filled with animations – 7 single, 3 couple – all with swap and adjust features.  There’s a matching crate for 2 land impact and an open book for 1.  Included is a HUD for 4 wood textures from repurposed to stained wood which will match most situations I’d have thought! I used the stained wood here. Very nice copy/modify set at L$299.

Apt B main

Apt B close up

Alchemist are featuring a set of  ‘Tentacle Lights’ from small to extra large, the latter of which would be suitable for ballrooms. Now I wondered what on earth these lights would look like but I was pleasantly surprised!  Not only do these look fab but they also have full bright, glow and on/off controls. They are selling like hot… err, tentacles at L$150.

Alchemist tentacle light

Myrrine one of my favorite furniture designers have not disappointed this round, they are offering a choice of white or light blue in the ‘Hearty’ set.  The ‘Hearty Bench’ has a land impact of 4, is copy only and has 9 solo sits.  The matching ‘Sofa Table’ is 2 land impact, copy/modify and also includes a book pile at 1 land impact and a letter with envelopes pile for another 1 land impact – both copy/modify.

Myrrine 1

Myrrine 2

Ex Machina. Designer, Hatris, has made my favorite fireplace in ages this round! It’s the ‘Vulcano’ fireplace 1.0. Typically Steampunk in style, all that glowing copper is so comforting. It has a land impact of 4 but if you change the size that may alter, at any rate the script auto deletes after a couple of hours.  However, this is just perfect for most rooms the size it is.  The fire is controlled by a click anywhere on the fireplace. In ALM, the shininess is activated and it looks even more fab!

Ex Machina 1

Also on offer is the ‘Old Furnace’, a slightly smaller chap that would slot into any bricked area with ease. This is 3 land impact, copy/modify and has the same features as the Vulcano. Both these pieces from Ex Machina are on sale at L$80.

Ex Machina 2

Here’s your taxi!

LOGO Cosmopolitan

 

That’s all for the moment. Cheers, m’dears!

 

 

 

Cosmopolitan #07/03 – Decor 1

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There is a lot of wonderful new decor at the latest round of Cosmopolitan so I’m going to split it up over several posts!  I’ll be showcasing Bee Designs and Ex Machina today.

 

Bee Designs have a really sumptuous couples lounger with a romantic animation menu. The ‘Garnet Lounger’ also includes the ‘Amore vase’ which is packed full of roses with rose petals strewn on the ground. Beautifully textured, too. I rezed it in the sun lounge and tried various windlight settings, and it still looked amazing in midday.

Bee Designs_Garnet sofa

The animations menu is split up into two parts. 8 animations are cuddles and kisses which are romantic without being soppy, and in addition to those there are 8 animations with props where you feed your partner cherries and drink coffee together plus other snuggles and kisses. The ‘Garnet Lounger’ would make a lovely Valentine’s scene. Here’s Arrchie and yours truly testing out one of the animations which although for M/F can be stretched to same gender couples. Both pieces are copy and modify and have a total land impact of 11.

Bee Designs_Garnet sofa couple

 

Ex Machina have three items for this event and they are all low prim and superbly made! They look wonderful in Advanced Lighting Mode if your computer can manage that but even in windlight settings, they stand out in an awesome way. The ‘Vega’ telescope is made in the Steampunk style with brass fittings and it just looks sturdy and right for the job! Here, I’m watching the deer as they nibble grass in the late evening. ‘Vega’ is copy/modify and only 2 land impact.

Ex Machina_Vega A

Ex Machina_Vega B

Two terrestrial globes now, again 18th century Steampunk style – I thought these looked superb. ‘Atlas 1’ is a globe on a brass stand with circular base. Click on/off to make the globe rotate. Perms are copy/modify with a land impact of 2. ALM is enabled, I was using Windlight settings for both the globes.

Ex Machina_Atlas1

‘Atlas 2’ is a variation on the theme and has a land impact of 3. A sturdy wooden base balances the globe which appears adjustable via various pivots and screws. Can’t believe this is only 3 land impact for such a detailed piece. Well done, designer Hattie!

Ex Machina_Atlas2

All that’s left is your taxi!

LOGO Cosmopolitan

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cosmopolitan round #05/03 – DECOR

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Here’s the Decor part of the latest Cosmopolitan round – as promised! I chose items from 6 of the designers but there are many more to check out.

First up is Myrrine with the ‘Nereus furniture set’. I’m using this set in my home because the texturing is top notch plus it has a very warm feel to it. The cabinet is 3 land impact with tassel, without it’s only 2 LI. Bookcase with all items is 4 land impact and there’s also a plain version at 2 LI. The stools are 2 land impact each with 7 animations. All pieces are copy and modify and the whole set is L$299.

Myrrine nereus set 1

Myrrine nereus set 2

Myrrine nereus set 3

Storax Tree have a couple of fine planters. ‘Stone Planter B Foliage Group Ab’ and  ‘Delicate Garden Black Fb’. They both come in at 5 land impact, are transfer with a resizer and only L$50 each.

ST Stone Planter B Foliage Group Ab

ST Delicate Garden Black Fb

Little Branch have a set of winter trees. These are of various types sold separately and include foliage such as ferns and shrubs. They are all copy and modify and vary between 1 – 6 land impact. To show you the beauty of these I rezzed samples of them on green grass rather than white snow.  They are Materials enabled with very high detail. ‘Winter Mimosa’ – 5 LI, ‘beige winter fern’ – 1 LI, ‘bent winter maple’ 3 LI, ‘Norway Spruce’ – 6 LI, ‘double angelica’ – 4 LI. The prices also vary from L$68 up to L$286. For a winter landscape these are fabulous. Little Branch also have a ‘Season change birch’ available at L$368.

little branches mimosa

little branches beige winter fern

little branches bent winter maple

little branches norway spruce

little branches double angelica

 

Surge are offering this detailed full perm ‘Winter Stone Fireplace’. It has a land impact of 5, AO’s included plus there’s a textured example which I rezzed in the Pavilion to get an idea of how it would look against brickwork. L$799. Remember this is full perm and you can resell it with your own texture.

Surge fireplace

Alchemist are also offering a fireplace set. I found this to have a very realistic and comforting animated flame. The still photo does not do it justice. Included with the fire is a surround, and a  fireplace tool set – both separate and together in the stand plus a chimney part that I didn’t photograph. All pieces are between 1 – 3 land impact, pretty good for such a realistic set. This is a limited colour which won’t be sold again and the set is L$200.  Alchemist also have a set of hanging pendant lights and a butterfly gacha – you can rez them or wear them.

Alchemist 1jpg

Alchemist 2

Alchemist 3

Apologies if this is maxing out your computer, I know there’s a lot of pictures. Last designer now!

 

Ex Machina  has the ‘Reflektor Lamp’ and the ‘La Lumiere Magic Lantern’ which are Steampunk/Victorian style and totally fabulous. If you can manage to get ‘Advanced Models Lighting’ to work,  both these items will then project images onto a wall or object of your choice. You can use the images included or add your own. The decor possibilities are varied and many. Even on their own they look the part! Only L$70 for either of these. They come with a comprehensive set of instructions that even I could understand 🙂

Ex Machina 1

Ex Machina 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Written by Moz Loordes

30/12/2014 at 6:06 pm