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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 🙂

Spring Things at Cosmopolitan!

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A new round of Cosmopolitan has just opened – Round (14/4) – and it runs up to the end of April 9th. Lots of gorgeous Home & Garden pieces – here’s a few of them.

Oh my goodness – Myrrine has a “Garden Gacha”! I’ve always admired Myrrine’s pieces – they are just so joyful. Don’t think I’ve seen a gacha from them before.

 

Cosmopolitan - Myrrine - Garden Gacha

 

Collect all the pieces of gardening essentials including the Garden Shack itself which is 6 LI and Rare. The other Rare is a small ground greenhouse at 3 LI. The Commons are Flowers 2 LI, Watering Can with Flowers 3 LI, Garden Cabinet with various potting items 3 LI, Herbs Rack 2 LI, Plant Display 3 LI, Steps with Plant Pots 3 LI. All are Transfer/Modify and it’s 50 $L per play.

Cosmopolitan - Myrrine - Garden Gacha closeup

 

This is a beautiful piece, it’s called the “Spring Love Bench” and is built by Bee Designs. You get everything shown in the picture including a side tree, hydrangeas, little kitten, lighting… the lot for only 37 Land Impact.

Cosmopolitan - Bee Designs - Spring Love Bench

 

This is a very romantic bench with 16 cuddles and assorted sits including MM/FF/MF plus two relax n read poses. This would make a lovely Spring hideaway in your garden, just add trees as I’ve done in the background to frame it all. Here’s a close-up.

Cosmopolitan - Bee Designs - Spring Love Bench closeup

 

Another landscaping piece, this time from M. Law Designs, the “Kamloops Tree House” is a much more private and explicit hideaway. When you sit upstairs it’s comforting with the triangular walls around you, the front is open so suiting private land.

Cosmopolitan - M. Law Designs - Kamloops Tree House

 

 

At a Land Impact of 66, this smashing tree house has a lot going for it. The design includes the flowers, butterflies and bleached out tree upon which the house rests. Beautiful texturing, everything has been thought out extremely well for romantic roleplay. Just look at the detailed hanging ceiling lights – excellent!

Cosmopolitan - M. Law Designs - Kamloops Tree House - inside

 

There are a lot of carefully thought out animations included – 19 cuddles, 26 intimate poses, plus around 20 erotic poses. Permissions are Copy/Modify. I would suggest you go along to Cosmopolitan and try out the display piece to see the possibilities.

Cosmopolitan - M. Law Designs - Kamloops Tree House - outside

 

The “Lakeside Gazebo”, built by Dorian, has lots of possibilities. Up on tall stilts, the gazebo can be placed on a riverside or lakeside, maybe a sloping beach or even sunk into the ground as a garden landscaping piece. It’s 21 LI in total and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - By Dorian - Lakeside Gazebo

 

Dorian’s gazebo has a number of animations. Some are standing, leaning against the railing looking out on the lake/river and these are for up to 2 sitters – various poses. Then the benches will take up to 3 sitters and those are 5 male sits, 6 female sits and 7 poses for couples. Beautifully built and textured, it would make useful statement landscaping in a variety of places. Here it is again and those stilts are much longer than you see in the photograph.

Cosmopolitan - By Dorian - Lakeside Gazebo - sunken into land

 

Cosmopolitan - By Dorian - Lakeside Gazebo - inside

 

The larger Home & Garden display pieces are on the top platform, TP from inside the doorway of Cosmopolitan sale room. Here’s your TAXI for the sim.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cosmopolitan #09/03 – Decor

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There’s still time to visit round #09/03 of the Cosmopolitan event, it’s on until February 28th!

Today, I’m showing just some of the gorgeous decor on offer.

~*Alchemist*~ – full size telephone boxes and you can have any colour you like as long as it’s red, pink, white or black! Touch the door to open and close, then you can leap inside and check out the animations, some of which are for couples. Perms are copy/modify. Close-up shows the telephone itself. Really liked this one!

Alchemist telephone box

Alchemist telephone box close-up

 

Myrrine – a set of cargo box furniture – lovely stuff! You can purchase the whole set or buy the benches or table separately. The cargo box benches have a couple of texture variations and come with or without cushions and each has a land impact of 3. There’s also 8 single sit animations in the benches. The table is 2 land impact and the separate candles 3 land impact. You can toggle the flames on and off.

Myrrine benches_sitting

Myrrine benches other texture

Myrrine cargo chess table

 

Decor Junction – have these cute towels racks out. All the decor on the racks are included and amount to a total of 6 land impact, fantastic. I remember when items like these were many more prims when rendered in sculpties! Perms are Copy/Modify.

Decor Junction DJ mesh towel rack

 

Apt B – have the ‘Arden set’ and I’m always impressed with the texturing of any Apt B decor. Arden is no exception. There’s a chair with 19 single sit animations for 3 land impact, a matching Ottoman for 2 land impact and the lamp is another 3 LI and you can retexture that via a HUD. This is a PG version and the set is Copy/Modify.

Apt B - Arden set

 

Here’s your Taxi

LOGO Cosmopolitan

Cheers, m’dears!

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 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