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Beach Life

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Thank goodness it’s summer! At last I managed to make my beach scene on the building platform so I can show you all the summer goodies.  The main one today is the Beach Burger Shack from KraftWork, currently available at Knot & Co. Event.  It’s great fun with all the poses, there are animation sets for up to four avatars – inside and outside the burger shack.

 

Here, I’m leaning on the steps up to the kitchen of the burger shack and the seagull has already got here before me and has chips to eat!  This saves him robbing other people.  I’m wearing the Swear Shorts from Lapointe & Bastchild, currently showing at Second Pride, and you can pick up a free unisex texture change HUD bracelet from their store, too. These shorts, which are so well made by L&B,  have lots of versions for Mesh bodies including Aesthetic and Jake, also a Standard Classic version which I used here as the ADAM body takes all the standard mesh very easily.

I was using the Max head skin for the ADAM Bento head. Try out the demo first. It shows some wear to the face with eye bags and a few lines etched into the skin and makes an interesting change from the usual youth obsession.  You can make lots of subtle changes to this skin which will suit the various shades given here, via the ADAM HUD.

 

Here’s the burger shack from the front.  As it is fully modify, you can tint the outside walls and chairs any colour you like.  I went with the pastels as it suits summer scenes so well.

Finally, here’s some shots of the kitchen inside the shack. Some of the animation sets take place here, one is where you’re cooking the burgers up for customers and another, you’re leaning out of the window to tell them lunch is ready. As I said, great fun 🙂

 

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Here’s all the items I used:-

KraftWork Beach Burger Shack – LI 81 – Footprint 10 by 9 – Copy/Modify – 8 poses for friends – these are animations sets for up to 4 avatars, inside and outside poses, great fun 🙂 – and you can tint the external walls and chairs. Released at Knot & Co.

KraftWork Water on Tap – Aged (3 versions of various stages of metalwork), can turn water of/off, pool of water as base of tap – LI 2 – Copy/Modify – June Group Gift at the mainstore.

La Galleria – Valentine Quilt Heart Pillow mesh – on bench – free item

Landscaping scene – Moz’s beach 🙂
Landscaping by Felix pieces:-
Mesh Land Wall Tropic Palm Version 15 prim=25x25x08m Size – Copy/Modify
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17x10m copy/modify
Beach Sand – free of charge

Studio Skye – Skye Water System –  square 36m – animated & texture change water – LI 2

Free Your Nature – PRIVACY SCREEN – TROPICAL 2 (only on Marketplace)

JIAN Cheeky Chihuahuas 7. Tan Wanderer – LI 7
Cute lil fellow – only from June ARCADE and then resellers

Lunar Seasonal Designs – Animated Seagulls Love French Fries – LI 3

Moz wears: –

Lapointe & Bastchild – Swear Salvage Denim Shorts – classic fit
(also Mesh Body compatible versions) – currently at Second Pride Festival
RE Industries – Ewan Necklace
B&W Design – Summer is Cool Sandals for Male SLINK Feet (also fits ADAM)
Hair – NO.MATCH – No_Fail with HUD – browns

ADAM head v1.4 Bento with my own shape #2

ADAM Head Skin – MAX – versions on HUD to match ADAM Mesh Body HUD Skins – I was using #7a – a mid-tone colour. Get the DEMO Inworld – mainstore

ADAM Mesh Body V 1.4b
ADAM Body Skin – #7a from HUD – with hair

CATWA animated eyes

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Dream Home in New Zealand

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KraftWork has a new house out – it’s called the “KraftWork Bach” and it’s available at the brand new round of Cosmopolitan.  New Zealand was the inspiration for this prefab with its sleek and elegant lines and wide deck out front.  It reminds me of loft living but with a more homely feel to it.  You could have it as a sky home or on a beach waterfront in an urban type background,  those are only two possibilities.  More details on the house in my information below.  Here, I’ve set it in some native landscaping which would have also had flowering Hebe bushes – if only I could have found some! Don’t forget, you can click on all the pictures for huge versions.

 

Nearly all of the furnishings are Donation items from Hope 4 –  RFL Home & Garden Expo 2017.  Have you been yet?  It’s a wonderful 9 sims worth of all sorts of H&G goodies and there’s also a hunt on. Each designer has provided two 100% Donation items.  Direct landmarks included in my information below.  From the Expo website, this is  a very useful guide to all the stores at the Expo so you can’t possibly get lost… can you *laughs* – HERE.

The KraftWork Bach has a delightful loft area with full views out of the glass wall. I’d find this a little too open for a bedroom myself, so have furnished it as an artist’s studio.  After all, with that excellent New Zealand light, it’d be a pity to waste it on a bedroom!

 

 

I used the back room as the preferred bedroom. Actually you could remove the divider (the other side is kitchen units) and you’d have one huge downstairs room for open living.  No sooner than I’d turned my back to check possible windlights for the photo,  the darn spaniel had leapt on the bed and gone to sleep – cheeky thing! There’ll be complaints about dog hair on the sheets now 🙂

 

 

This is a lovely area for a chillax zone! That colourful wall art you see is also included in the KraftWork Bach house.  KraftWork really spoil us with extras.  Look at the way the light falls in this picture. There’s some very clever lighting been done here, and it makes the house feel so inviting and peaceful.

 

 

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

KraftWork – “KraftWork Bach” New Zealand House – available at new round Cosmopolitan
Land Impact – 110, 26 by 56 footprint – Copy/Modify – includes house, deck, curtain and wall art in the pack! Pleas use the rezzer to rez it otherwise you’ll have trouble.

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Lighthouse – LI 3 – currently at Shiny Shabby
[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Seashells – LI 3

JIAN – Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper

Landscaping:-
Mesh Oxeye daisies (leucanthemum vulgare), Tropical Cordyline Plants (cordyline australis), Tree Ferns (dicksonia antartica) – Cube Republic

Mesh Grass 4-season – The Little Branch on MP

Vita’s 3D ground textures on- Vita Camino on MP

Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – various colours in pack

Home & Garden Expo 2017 items (with direct landmarks):-

Velvetena
Pieces from the Artist Loft gacha
She’s a Workaholic Desk
Hunt gifts – breakfast tray, wall sign, book pile and cacti tray

Chiana Oh – Original Digital Artwork
“Between Earth and Sky” series of three paintings on original Mesh picture frames – 1 LI each as rezzed. Materials have been enabled to give extra depth. Also check out this artist’s website

Eklektikos
PALLET BED – LI 14 – Copy only – 3 couples menus
BED LIGHT – LI 18 – Copy
PALLET CHAIR2 – PEACH – LI 4
Eklektikos offers a variety of items and they create for Biggies, Petites and everything in between.

Dark Matter
Seashell Plants gacha items – #2 and #3- Transfer only

3rd Eye Perceptions
Winds of Change Paper Birds – LI 2

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You can all rest now after that massive post!  I’ll be back again soon with some more EXPO items, and those will be a couple of the houses, I think. So until then…

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

KraftWork – Fire Station

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In North America, Jamestown, Virginia was virtually destroyed in a fire in January, 1608. There were no full time paid firefighters in America until 1850. Even after the formation of paid fire companies in the United States, there were disagreements and often fights over territory. New York City companies were famous for sending runners out to fires with a large barrel to cover the hydrant closest to the fire in advance of the engines.  Often fights would break out between the runners and even the responding fire companies for the right to fight the fire and receive the insurance money that would be paid to the company that fought it.

 

Quite a difference in modern times;  the Fire Department of New York employs approximately 10,200 uniformed firefighters and over 3,940 uniformed EMTs, paramedics, and Fire Inspectors and the department serves more than 8 million residents within a 320 square mile area.  The FDNY’s motto is “New York’s Bravest” and the same could be said of many modern day city fire departments.

 

 

The pictures show KraftWork‘s tribute to firefighters – the Firehouse –  and it’s available at the 5th Anniversary round of FaMESHed which runs to the end of the month.

 

There’s 2 versions in the pack:-

KraftWork Central Fire Station (all) – LI 293 – copy/modify
KraftWork Central Fire Station (only main building) – LI 216 – copy/modify

The main building has two floors, scripted doors at the front and a working side door entrance.  It’s a beautifully observed, highly detailed building and would suit city sims and roleplay areas.

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Woof!

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It was a lovely sunny day so I decided to go for a walk in the park. Coming to the end of my exercise where I usually collapse onto one of the seats, I spotted this building at the end of the promenade. Well, what have we got here?

A little bit closer and I see it’s a Pet Shop! How cute and how typical that some of the puppies have already escaped. They are a right handful 🙂

You can get pet toys and pet inspired furniture and décor here. There’s even a shower for dirty dogs! How very useful but I bet they don’t think so.

You buy anything you like, as long as it’s dog related!

Listen to the radio while drinking your water! Relax in the sunshine afterwards.

I don’t know what the collective name for Dalmatians is,  except maybe “trouble” 🙂

Live, Love and don’t forget to… BARK!

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I didn’t use all the pieces of the two gacha here so have included keys for them both.  They are at the current run of the Cosmopolitan Event which started on April 24th.

KraftWork – Pet Shop Toys gacha

TLC Home Collection – Animated Dogs gacha

 

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items I used :

1 KraftWork The Soap Collection Shop Scale RARE v2
1 KraftWork Vintage Bakelite Radio
KraftWork_Simone_Spotlight_vs1.2

Cheeky Pea – NorthHaven Planter – LI 1 – now at UBER

ARIA – Nouvel Potted Leafy Plant – mainstore
ARIA – Nouvel Potted Fern
Mutresse-Thirsty-Dalmatian Puppies gacha
The Square in the Center – Maya’s Architecture – LI 36

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

In the Back Row of the Movies

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“Smoochin’ in the back row
Of the movies on a Saturday night with you
We could stay forever, you and I
We could stay forever, you and I
Huggin’ and a kissin’ in the back row of the movies” ~ The Drifters

That’s a catchy song and a real feel good one, too!  It’s all to illustrate KraftWork‘s fabulous new “Palace Movie Theater”.

You’ll need 160 LI to rez this beauty.  You get a wonderful Art Deco styled building, complete with foyer concessions counter and seating. The seats have animations for male and female. 5 each if I remember rightly.  Just choose the seat you want, and right click to sit.

 

 

There are two versions included.  One is “no modify” so that if you’ve got it on a town sim, nobody can mess with the settings. In this version, the doors open automatically.  The other version is “modify” and you can change the size and textures, including the screen, even unlink parts. However, the doors will remain open so you’ll need to add a door script to get them to move.

The Movie Screen is just a prim. If you are using the modify version, you can delete it and add any movie/TV device you want so it’s nice and versatile.  The Movie Marquee (above the concession counter): here is a full perm texture so you can add your own words to it. Open and save this texture to your computer, edit with any software you have, save it and upload back to Second Life® and apply to the face of the marquee sign while editing “select face”.

 

 

When you drag your “Palace Movie Theater” from your Inventory to the ground, it will appear a few metres above it so you have some space to move it to the desirable place. Don’t panic like I did thinking, well where is it matey, just look up!

The price for this unique and original Mesh item is L$795 and it’s available at the current edition of the Draftsman Event, which runs to May 15th.

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

KraftWork and The Last Forever

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KraftWork released a group gift today, it’s the “Suspended Cabinet”… a fine and generous piece of design for us all to enjoy.  The Land Impact of the whole set is only 6 with Permissions of Copy/Modify, and all the pieces you see are also included separately (cabinet, books 1, 2 and 3, frames, vase). This went so nicely in the hallway , the central picture having that “looking into the distance” view that gives dimensional savvy and the rest of the objects beautifully arranged on the floating cabinet.

At the same time, a new sim opened where the KraftWork mainstore is now situated. The sim is called, “The Last Forever” and it’s been made by these good folks – from the creators of West of The Rain, Oobleck Allagash and Nodnol Jameson (KraftWork), and along with the creative team of Kai Mannequin, Brooke Barmy, Rooky Yootz, Triin, and Jack Handy.

I went along to visit and found it amazing.  Really good photo opportunities and a lot going on.  The concept is a celebration of the unique town of Marfa, Texas.  Once a dusty, sleepy ranch town in the high desert of West Texas, perhaps known best at that time as the setting for the James Dean movie, Giant, it has over the past few decades emerged into a most unlikely centre for art and alternative design.

The transformation occurred when famed artist and designer, Donald Judd, left New York in the early 1970’s to set up his studio and home in a place that offered him a vast open area for installations.  Gradually he began to transform the landscape and dilapidated buildings and, with it, the entire town and region.

Many of Marfa’s buildings have been faithfully reproduced and they do give a certain feeling of life in the desert, it’s interesting for those of us that have never visited that sort of place.  In addition, the region also serves as the setting and main shops for the Second Life® brands KraftWork, Big Bully, Powder Pack, Kiss me Poses and soon, Triin.  As well, Marfa Contemporary will house rotating exhibits of Second Life® artists and photographers, starting with an exhibit by acclaimed virtual photographer Melusina Parkin. The Marfa Ballroom will also host live Second Life® performers on varying dates. Well worth keeping an eye on this place!

Visit KraftWork new mainstore

Visit The Last Forever sim

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Radio, it’s true… someone still loves you

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“I’d sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds invaded by Mars
You made ’em laugh, you made ’em cry
You made us feel like we could fly.
Radio.

So don’t become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don’t know or just don’t care
And just complain when you’re not there

You had your time, you had the power
You’ve yet to have your finest hour
Radio, Radio.”

~ Radio Gaga ~ Queen ~

I remember listening to the Top Twenty when I was a kid, avidly checking out which record had got to Number One in the Hit Parade. There was no social media back then, so radio was the only way that we really knew immediately the charts happened,  unless we wanted to wait for the television to tell us at some point.  Later on, this song by Queen wondered if Radio was a bygone thing but even today, there’s plenty to listen to and people still love the radio.

This is all to introduce you to the latest Home & Garden items by KraftWork. There’s a gacha at the new round of Cosmopolitan and it’s all about Vintage Radios.  Here they all are in the picture with suitably retro furniture and outfits!  The radios come in a non-scripted and a scripted version so you really can listen to the radio.  There is an instruction notecard inside the pack, but basically if the land is yours, just hit tuner and play; if the land is group owned, deed the radio to the group before you play.  DJs can also use it as a streaming system, they only need to add their URL to the channels notecard (before deeding to group) and chose that station to play after the deed.

The RARE Big Radio has poses/animations for singles and couples. It’s only 50 L$ per Play.

RARE – KraftWork Vintage Big Broadcast Radio  – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Clock Radio – LI 1
KraftWork Vintage Bakelite Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Tea Toaster Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Radio Girl – LI 1
KraftWork Vintage Majestic Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Table Yellow – LI 3
KraftWork Vintage Table Red – LI 4
KraftWork Vintage Radio Anywhere – LI 3

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Other Home & Garden items used:

Vintage Plant Stand Plant Ob – Storax Tree – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
Ariskea [March] Orange Chair [7 Anim] & Yellow Chair – LI 2 – group gift
Soy. Wall tapestry ‘LIVE’ – part of record shelves & décor set – LI 1

Room in the beautiful Scarlet Creative Emily 2 – now at Collabor88

Cheers, m’dears 🙂