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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” sung by Dean Martin

Yes I know Frankie sings this as well but I adore the dulcet tones of Mr Martin – compare and contrast as they say in exams!

This cute little scene takes place in the “Mountain Ski Lodge” skybox by Fourth Wall, which is just perfect for Christmas decorating! It’s not just this main room that constitutes the skybox but there’s also a side room which is meant to be the bedroom as it has an attached dressing room, all in warm wood. There’s a version with snow surround, and that’s what I’ve been using here. If you can’t do without it after the season has passed, simply choose the version without surround.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Fourth Wall, MADRAS, ChiMia, unKindness, Cheeky Pea, Raindale
Others:- Bygone, JIAN
Events:- It’s an LTD Christmas, FaMESHed, Builder’s Box Snowstorm, The Arcade
Viewer:- Black Dragon

BUILDER’S BOXSnowstorm Edition

Builder’s Box – Snowstorm Catalogue

1. [FOURTH WALL] Mountain Lodge Skybox (Outdoor Scene)- LI 53 and it’s LI 52 for the version without the scene

2. ChiMia :: Cosy Winter Sofa – LI 3, texture changer for the cushions (10 plain and 5 tartan) and the upholstery (10 plain) – the HUD asks if you want to attach the texture changer… use it and then detach. Great animations for up to 2 avatars.

3. MADRAS – Aish Fireplace Set
MADRAS Aish Fireplace – LI 5 – texture changer for black or white fireplace and a choice of 4 patterns for the base- click flames on/off
MADRAS Aish Mirror Black/White – LI 1
MADRAS Aish Bottle Decor – LI 1
MADRAS Aish Fireplace Tool – LI 1

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unKindness 
The fabulous Winter Slumber Bedroom set currently at FaMESHed
uK – Winter Slumber Bed PG and Adult – LI 14 – Animation Menus for Solo, Cuddles and Couples Sleep in the PG versions
uK – Winter Slumber Night Stand – LI 1
uK – Winter Slumber Runner v2 – LI 1, the v1 Runner matches the bedsheet in grey and white
uK – Winter Slumber Vase 1 and Vase 2 – LI 1 each

Cheeky Pea
From the Advent Calendar Gifts
:CP: Mr Funny Santa Cactus – LI 5
:CP: & Country Lane – Cheeky Tree – LI 6 at this size
“Country Lane” is a new brand shortly to be released by Saffron Foxclaw!

Raindale, currently at The Arcade
Pieces from the Coldbrook gacha
Raindale – Holiday tray – Arcade gift – LI 2
Raindale – Coldbrook garland (snowflakes) – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

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Bygone
Bygone Swag Pepper & Pomegranate – LI 8 at this size (bigger than default)
This is part of “It’s An LTD Christmas” Advent Calendar

JIAN
Puppers from the Santa’s Samoyeds gacha
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 14. Santa Pup Wanderer – LI 12
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 13. Elf Pup Wanderer – LI 12
Name, Sound, Resize and set Radius of their Wandering
Permissions are Transfer with resizer on HUD

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Attic Attraction

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The scene today shows part of the Autumn Attic Skybox from *~ by Nacht .  It’s complete with rafters, skylight windows and wooden flooring that make for a cosy place to live.  Attic or Loft conversions are one of the most popular home improvements in the UK , where the perceived benefits of an extra bedroom, office space, gym or storage space adds to the overall value of the property.

Actually Loft conversions were originally a US thing,  where non-residential spaces (most commonly warehouses, docks, former factories or water towers) were converted into habitable homes. These first became popular in the SoHo section of New York City during the 1960s. Artists created living spaces on the upper levels of obsolete industrial buildings, sometimes located in the heart of the city. In the pioneering period of lofts, most SoHo buildings were not zoned as residential and the lofts were being used illegally as living space. In 1971, New York City legalised the residential use of space in SoHo, and loft living became popular throughout the neighbourhood. Loft living spread to other previously industrial Manhattan neighbourhoods including TriBeCa, Chelsea and Greenwich Village.

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Here’s a Slideshow of the empty Autumn Attic Skybox so you can get an idea of the overall look:-

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Blueprint, Crate, Dreamland Designs, [FOURTH WALL], Adorably Strange Wares, *~ by Nacht, Raindale
Others:- Soy., {vespertine}, MOoH!, La Galleria
Events:- Blueprint Event, The Boho Fair, Sense Event

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Crate
crate Travelor’s Trolley – LI 4

2. Dreamland Designs in collaboration with Joolee Tee Designs
Pieces from the vintage “Clarksburg Set”
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Chair-Adult – LI 7 – animation menus for ladies & gents sits, reading, cuddles, plus 2 adult menus
JTDD Clarksburg Rug – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Lamp – LI 3
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Console – LI 2
JTDD Cotton Stem Vase – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Blanket Ladder – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Pillow Stack – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Basket – LI 1
JTDD Vintage Bookstack With Cup – LI 2

3. [FOURTH WALL]
[FOURTH WALL] Bio Ethanol Fireplace (White) – LI 2 – also available in a black version

4. Adorably Strange Wares
~ASW~ The Wiccan Wall Art Light Lunar I – LI 3

5. *~ by Nacht
Autumn Attic Skybox – LI 67

Raindale, currently at Sense until November 8th
Raindale – Borlon drapes (half open drapes + cornice) – LI 3
Texture change for Cornice, drapes and ribbon
Also included in pack are the drapes singular left & right, drape & Cornice, and an all linked set

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Soy.
Soy. Turntable [Aged Silver] – LI 6
Soy. Clutterd records – LI 2

{vespertine}
{vespertine} – my little artistic clutter – LI 2 – Group Gift

MOoH! currently at the Boho Fair Event to November 11th
Naughty Pets gacha – RARE MOoH! Laundry cats (2LI) RARE

La Galleria
Needlepoint Heart Valentine Pillow – free gift – LI 1 – Copy only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Bathroom Blitz

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If you’re fed up with the hot summer conditions, here’s a skybox which has winter on its mind!  It’s a Group Gift from FOURTH WALL and called the Winter’s Abode Skybox.  I’ve made a scene near one of the windows with the help of Percy the Puffin who much prefers a steamy shower to the snowy conditions outside.

Winter’s Abode is a small studio skybox apartment that mixes together a clean, modern style with the traditional warm woods of a cabin. It’s only L$99 to join the VIP Group, so basically you get a skybox for a daft amount and even less if you’re a group member already.

There is a main room with a half divider in wood, the ceiling here has a pleasant, cosy rafter area and a sloped wooden section down to four wall height windows at the front. When you don’t have the outdoor scene up, you get a lot of light through these. The main room leads off into another more private area reached by a single step and this has no windows and is lit by copious industrial style ceiling lights above.  Here’s your slide screen featuring some photos using the lounger and puffin to get a sense of scale.  Well that was Percy’s excuse to model anyway!

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Here’s full details of all the Home & Garden pieces I used in the scene today, and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- FOURTH WALL, Serenity Style, KraftWork, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dust Bunny, Apt. B

  • All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Serenity Style
a) Serenity Style- Harter Suit Stand – LI 3

At August PocketShop (HUD 1.2)
b) Capriccio Sink Set
Serenity Style-Capriccio Mirror – LI 2
Serenity Style-Capriccio Sink – LI 6 – washing hands animation
Serenity Style-Capriccio Plant – LI 3
Serenity Style-Capriccio Soaps – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
From Puffin Island – includes birds and rocky island habitat
TLC animated Puffin – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Polygonal Frame – LI 1 (altered down for size here but will hold the LI 1 at larger sizes) Has HUD for various colours plus a rainbow texture. A beautiful piece of artwork!

FOURTH WALL
Marketplace Store

a) [FOURTH WALL] Industrial Shower [Adult and PG versions available]
LI 5. Materials enabled, best viewed with advanced lighting switched on in your graphics settings. Quality water and steam particles add realism to your choice of a hot or cold shower. Majority of the animations are Bento with a few extras to add variety.

Using the shower is simple. Just click the button to the right on the base wall and choose between a hot or cold shower from the pop-up menu. If you’re not seeing any particles, please check that your Max. particle count hasn’t been set to 0 in your graphics settings.

b) [FOURTH WALL] Metal Wire Marble Table (Light) – LI 1
(also available in Dark and Gold versions)
[FOURTH WALL] Wired Sun Lounger (Light Metal) – LI 6
(matching versions to the table)

c) [FOURTH WALL] Hanging Towel Rack – LI 1 – comes Free with the Shower!

d) [FOURTH WALL] Winter’s Abode Skybox (with outdoor scene) – LI 30
Comes without the outdoor scene as well – LI 29

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . potted dragon tree – LI 3

Apt B
Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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 🙂

Bar in the Sky

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Here’s a skybox that you’ll love for the masses of light streaming in from the windows and the realistic, beautiful texturing overall – plus the addition of an outside deck! It has such a pleasant feel to it, and would be a joy to live in. The down side is that you’ll have to wait until October 2nd to claim your copy. That’s when [Fourth Wall] will release the Modern Attic Skybox at the new round of INDUSTRIE.

I’ve included three pictures of the interior here and also decorated a portion of it – one of the side walls – as a modern bar for the discerning gent *laughs*. Ah well, the bulldog pup got there first and is hanging around the fridge hoping there’s some milk/sausages to be had, he’s not really interested in the alchofrolics.

 

 

There are windows on both sides of the skybox and the result creates a really airy atmosphere that needs a consequent lightness in the decoration, I feel.

 

On one side a pair of double glass doors opens to a small concrete patio. Step out there and you are quite secure as a wall goes all the way around. It’d be great for a couple of deck chairs and/or some planters. Click on the doors to open and close.

 

The “bar” is a slightly enlarged version of KraftWork‘s Modern Tete a Tete, an interesting piece that contains poses for both sides. You can get some artful effects if you use it as a background. As you can see here, it has great decorative potential as well. That marvellous Chalk Board Fridge is the KraftWork September Group Gift and it’s a mere L$25 to join the group – details below.

Artwork is by unKindness, and there are a couple of massed sets here, one for the wall and one that stands on the floor against a wall. They are arranged already so no messing about – that’s what I like!

The clock is by Newchurch and it matches a recent table that I blogged. These are on SL Time and can also be altered as you wish. I think the clock is a modern classic. The bar accoutrements are from [ zerkalo ] and I haven’t shown the entire gacha. That does contain a more rustic bar but as you can see, the pieces are versatile enough to fit in with other styling trends.

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

[FOURTH WALL]
Modern Attic Skybox @ INDUSTRIE – Event opens October 2nd
[FOURTH WALL] – Modern Attic Skybox – LI 29 – Copy/Modify – 13.6 by 10.6 metres
Quite an open skybox with lots of windows

[FOURTH WALL] – Marble Shelves @ Limit8 – Modern minimalist marble shelves in black & white – 1 LI each – runs through to October 13th

[ zerkalo ] – Bar Z gacha – currently at Kustom9 – runs through to October 10th
Bar Z – Stool – LI 2 – 7 solo sits
Whiskey, Wine, Gin and Vodka bottles – 1 LI each
Shot, Wine, Beer and whiskey glasses – 1 LI each
Tequila Neon Sign – on/off blinking – 2 LI
Vodka Neon Sign – on/off blinking – 1 LI (size reduced)
Bar Z – Wine Rack – LI 2
Darts Board with darts – LI 2
Beer Tower – LI 3
Billiard-balls Candle – LI 3

unKindness – Dude Art Sets
Currently at ManCave which runs through to October 3rd
uK – Dude Art Wall Set – LI 2
uK – Dude Art Floor Set – LI 1 (on top of the bar)

KraftWork
New group gift – Chalkboard Fridge – LI 2
Ashtray from Shotgun Jazz Club gacha on PocketGacha – LI 2
For details, please see – http://pocketgacha.com
KraftWork Modern Tete a Tete – LI 34 – each seat has 9 poses

ARIA- Dido Cheese Platter And Wine Glasses – LI 5

Newchurch – Chronos Wall Clock, Black – LI 2

{what next} – Swiss Cheese Plant – LI 2

Seven Emporium – Neon Legs – LI 1

JIAN – Fun Frenchies gacha – 18. Brindle Wanderer

SAU Motorcycles – [sau] mouse [Lite] [Fire] – LI 9 – ridable

Combining popular contemporary styles of minimalist & industrial design, INDUSTRIE is your one-stop event for modern monthly shopping. Check out their website!

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stormy Weather

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“Don’t know why
There’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time” ~ Lena Horne

Fortunately, it’s not raining here all the time, only in occasional cloudbursts. When I watch the TV and see all the weather related chaos, I think I’m most fortunate to live in a relatively unscathed part of the Back of Beyond. Hope all is good with you, dear readers, and if it isn’t, that it soon will be 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today (excuse the rambling):-

Fancy Decor – Beham Collection, Currently at FaMESHed to September 27th
This is one of Jake’s best sets and deserves your close-up scrutiny.
Fancy Decor: Beham Chair – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Folding Candlestick – LI 4
Fancy Decor: Beham Table – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Hexagonal Mirrors – LI 2

unKindness – pieces from the Dreamer’s Sky gacha.  A beautiful gacha with more pieces than I’ve used here because they couldn’t be reduced to fit the scene – you’ll get a lot of use out of this gacha if you like it artful – there’s some very nice sparkly fog, for instance.
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Sleepwalker – LI 10 (reduced in size from default)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Puddles Gold – LI 3 (reduced in size from default)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Cycle Lady’s – LI 1
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Cycle Gent’s – LI 1

Fourth Wall – LED Wall Lamps – 1 LI each – Black with Gold Glow and White with Aqua Glow, currently at The Hidden Chapter (The Chapter Four). I love these because the light is so well thought out.  It’s not immediately blinding so that you have to rush for the sunglasses but it also does the job of lighting up a dark space which not all SL® lighting manages.  The two versions come with and without full bright.

Calm. – il Mare . Wall art . Seaweed – another exquisite piece from one of my favourite art designers, there’s a stunning seahorse in this collection, too.

Pewpew! – Floating Umbrella Light – Pink/Purple Preset – lots of different colours available and they will float gently up and down via the script. Enchanting!  Touch them to stop the movement and touch again to restart the bobbing.

Fish from *HEXtraordinary* – Betta Aquariums gacha. These lil chaps can be set to swim in a defined circle or float about on the spot if you would prefer. There are also snails and 3 types of aquarium to collect in this essential pet lover’s gacha.

KittyCats – Violette of Loordes – much loved Toyger pet!
KittyCats starter kitten boxes at their mainstore
And if you want a Toyger kitten in particular, visit our pet shop where you can find a fair few, or ask me Inworld.

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂