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The Art of Tea

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What a difference a day makes, especially when the Labs have replaced a vital piece of hardware which meant folks couldn’t log in yesterday!

Today, I felt inspired by this great new gacha from unKindness – it’s the Tea Time Delight gacha, presently at Whimsical.  It has a whopping 18 pieces, 2 of which are Rares, all to do with drinking tea and eating cup cakes. Other cutlery  and quail’s egg pieces are from .Shi, part of 5 sets available at the new round of Shiny Shabby.  These pieces were so beautiful I thought they deserved to be in an art gallery.

Now tell me you don’t want a cuppa and cake after that!

Here’s the pieces I used in detail:-

.Shi – Vintage Flatwear teaspoon and cake fork in bronze
.Shi – Quail Egg Display with Lights
(both from the Noir Minimalist Set, currently at Shiny Shabby)

unKindness – Tea Time Delights gacha, currently at Whimsical

KraftWork
Fontainebleau – Lips Wall Hanging
Simone Spotlight
KraftWork Wall System – Geometric
(all at the Mainstore)

Black Tea Tray & Homage to Tea design – Moz

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Take to the Stage!

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“I was faced with a choice at a difficult age
Would I write a book? Or should I take to the stage?
But in the back of my head I heard distant feet
Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat”

Pet Shop Boys ~ “Left to my own devices”

KraftWork has made a wonderful stage (currently at Indie Teepee Festival) that has a texture change background HUD, here I’ve put it on plain black but it’s a lot more versatile than that. In essence, I wanted to do a monochrome picture today, it’s not easy to capture all the shading to give a good representation of the scene so I hope I’ve done a reasonable job here.

The main furniture is from Fancy Decor‘s new set – The Dürer Collection (currently at UBER). The collection is influenced by the work of Albrecht Dürer, a painter, printmaker and theorist of the German Renaissance. This was a cultural and artistic movement that spread among German thinkers in the 15th and 16th centuries. Albrecht established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties due to his high quality woodcut prints. His friends included the major Italian artists of his time including Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Leonardo.

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

KraftWork – Not a Box Stage – currently at Indie Teepee Festival
18 by 12 footprint, Land Impact – 157, colour change HUD for 9 colours

Fancy Decor – The Dürer Collection – currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: White Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Gray Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Black Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Dürer Rug – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Dürer Lamp – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Brush Art – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Dürer Sideboard (white) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Dürer Sideboard (black) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Dürer Chair (gold) – LI 1 – 9 solo sits
Fancy Decor: Dürer Chair (silver) – LI 1 – 9 solo sits

Materials have been enabled. All items except chairs have Permissions of Copy/Modify, chairs are Copy only.

Fancy Decor: Bonham Chandelier (gold) – also silver and black versions – 5 LI

Fancy Decor: 3rd Anniversary cake – group gift

Calm. Designs – Wren Sconce – includes mirror version – LI 1 – currently at Home Show 2017 until July 29th

TLC Home Collection – White Peacock, tail down and Mallard on her nest

Food by Poche – drinks from Coffee Shop Gacha – Iced Lemon Tea, Mixed Juice, Iced Coffee

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Flower Bushes and Twinkling Ivy – all texture change

Mori. – flower candle . toga

*HEXtraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder
*HEXtraordinary* Marble Buddha Statue

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A feast in the Mountains

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It’s quite a European tradition on the weekend to take a picnic in the mountains, especially when it’s very hot elsewhere. Leave the baking beaches to the tourists and escape to a more temperate setting for an enjoyable family meal.

This beautifully made, original Mesh gacha set by Duvet Day called, “Alfresco in Italy” could be used in a number of settings including shaded areas and also more open gardens and terraces. It’s available at the current round of the Cosmopolitan Event. Here’s all the pieces in detail. There are one or two unexpected extras like the texture change HUD for the string lights.

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Duvet Day gacha “Alfresco in Italy” (all items Transfer/Modify) – from Cosmopolitan Event

[DD] Milan Pergola RARE – LI 31
[DD] Milan Chair – LI 2
[DD] Milan String Lights (texture change HUD for 8 colours) – LI 7
[DD] Milan Table Setting – LI 2
[DD] Milan Lantern – LI 2
[DD] Milan Heater – LI 2

The Milan Chair has texture change for cushions (7 florals and 3 circles patterns) and wood (blue, green and pink)
Poses – single sitting for male and female (6 each) and dining for male and female (4 each… eat, drink, toast, stuffed)

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Other Home & Garden items used:-

Velvet Whip – Cheese Plate Round – LI 1 – C/M
This is a Gorean based designer, his food is amazing though!

[Merak] – Chocolate Hearty Cake from Sweet Treats set – LI 2 – C/M
My absolute favourite food set of 2017 so far.

Vagabond – Sandy’s Wine Glasses LI 1 – C/M
Watch the LOD on these if you’re photographing at long distance.

Forest – Wine botttles 1 – BaZar

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

KraftWork – Suspended Art & IWD

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There’s something rather comforting about art galleries. You can sit there and get absorbed in an artwork you admire and find many layers to the work. KraftWork have made the “Suspended Art” that you see in the photograph, you can hang it from any ceiling and, as it’s modify, it will fit a lot of spaces. Designer, Nod, says it’s to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on the 8th March.

The theme for this day is #BeBoldForChange. You can click on any of these links to read more.

Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men’s contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures. From awareness raising to concrete action, organizations rallied their people to pledge support to help forge gender parity on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond.

But the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, IWD can be an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and moving closer to gender parity.

To collect your copy of KraftWork‘s Suspended Art (and you can add your own photos to it) visit the mainstore.

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden pieces used in this post:-

KraftWork Suspended Art – LI 3 (altered upwards from the original) – C/M

KraftWork Wall System – Geometric – 1 LI each panel and 12 inner panel textures to choose from – C/M

KraftWork_Marfa_Diary_Table – LI 4 – C/M
KraftWork_Marfa_Cocoon_Sofa – LI 5 – animated poses – 1 menu for Friends, 2 menus for Couples -C/M
KraftWork_Marfa_Rug – LI 3 – C/M

KraftWork_Simone_Spotlight_vs1.2 – you can alter the intensity, radius, falloff and glow via the script – LI 3 – C/M

Room in the ROOST – Uplands Fold Standard House version 1 – LI 63 – C/M

A busy Halloween at Zerkalo

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Zerkalo are downright busy of late!  I spoke to designer Anais last night when I visited Britain Knave’s romantic new sim, Rosewood Isle, which I must say I found very beautiful.  More about that in another post.

So this post is about Zerkalo’s Halloween gacha – ‘Pumpkin Faces’ which you can find at the Wayward Halloween event and ‘Halloween in White’ which is available at The Seasons Story event. There’s a lot of discussion on the rights and wrongs of gacha but where else can you get such wonderful pieces of furniture and decor at such cheap prices?  If you want the whole collection, of course it’s not so cheap but my strategy is to play once or twice on any gacha I really love and I’m grateful for whatever I get! If you’re into styling then you can build up quite an inventory of gacha items and put them to good use on a theme or time of year, for instance.

Zerkalo - Pumpkin Faces - Wayward Halloween

‘Pumpkin Faces’ is a set of fun pumpkins suitable for various areas around the home and garden, I like them on the porch. Inside each pumpkin is a flickering candle which lights up the eyes or mouth and makes the whole item look suitably eerie. There’s 8 Commons and 1 Rare between 1 – 3 LI.

I put some of these out,  including the witches hat Rare pumpkin, on a forest floor area and there they sat flickering away. Windlight setting was a sunset one, I think, and it showed them up in glowing colour.

Zerkalo Pumpkin faces - errie glow!

‘Halloween in White’ is a set of mainly white furniture and decor that Zerkalo are so good at texturing. I learned from a texture artist that white is one of the hardest colours to texture properly and I can well believe it because as soon as you add some shading or noise… well it isn’t white any more.

Zerkalo - Halloween in White - Seasons Story

There are 7 commons and 1 Rare (the mantle) to collect in this gacha. The Rocking Chair has animations – 12 solo sits and 6 cuddles n kisses. Pieces are between 1 and 8 LI and are modify as well.

Here’s the set in a display, the windlight setting was an evening one because the stars were out in the sky and the candles glowed on the mantelpiece. I added an extra single candle as well.  A lovely little tea set is included in the gacha which you could use in any number of other settings for only 1 Land Impact.

Zerkalo - Halloween in White - display

So who’s coming to tea then?  In the dead of night you need some comfort *laughs*. Well, I wasn’t complaining 🙂

Zerkalo Halloween in White - arrival for tea

TAXI to Wayward Halloween event

TAXI to The Seasons Story event

 

Until next time, happy decorating and Cheers, m’dears!