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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 Little Bit of Zen

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This little garden by TLC Home Collection creates a state of calm where you can sit and watch the water flow, and enjoy the animals. The dragonfly can be set to “active nature” and he’ll fly from lily to lily, it’s really enchanting. The Koi are also interactive and will feed from your hand, just follow the script directions so that they will also swim around in a designated area, notecard explanations are included.

The hanging loveseat by Chez Moi is not only a beautifully detailed and observed piece of garden furniture, but it is also texture change for the pillow and cushion pieces. As with all Chez Moi pieces, the loveseat is packed with poses that everyone can enjoy.

The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 (dʑjen), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna which can be approximately translated as “absorption” or “meditative state”. It shows in a way, the progression of that desired state through the different spiritualities. All blossoms on the same tree.

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

TLC Home Collection, currently at ULTRA Event to August 15th
Zen Minimalist Garden – 21 LI (includes Red-Crowned Crane and Dragonflies)
Koi Collector’s Edition (set 1 of 3) upgraded to make the fish feedable!
(all are Copy/Modify)

Chez Moi Furnitures
Tuareg Hanging Loveseat – 8 LI – Copy/Modify with Texture Change for pillows and cushions, packed with animations – Adult & PG versions
Potted Cactus – 1 LI – Copy/Modify
Both currently at the Indie Teepee Event to August 6th

DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Brown – this was at Summerfest, hopefully it’s in the store now!
Concept} 12. Ca’Pepe. Square carpet – gacha currently at Kustom9
Concept} 13. Ca’Pepe. Candles
Concept} 11. Ca’Pepe. Bonsai
Calm. Designs – Song . Wall Decor . Jade, currently at The Chapter Four Event

Landscaping:-

Little Branch – WildSassafras.v2 {Animated}
Dysfunctionality – Fluffy Grass – Gridular – texture change for different types of grass
unKindness – “Little Oasis” gacha – Rock Shelf Brown – currently at The Gacha Guardians Event

 

 

Hope you all have a great week!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Too glam to give a damn

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I liked the sentiment of this set by Fancy Decor. I’d say it’s about creating what you think constitutes the concept of “Glam” and not to bother about what anybody else says.  I sorted through my recent Home & Garden and came up with some fabulous pieces to match the main set.  If you haven’t visited the Home Show 2017 or would like another look, then you’ve got until July 29th.

Don’t forget, you can click on the picture to view a much larger version.

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

Fancy Decor – “Too Glam Set”, currently at the Home Show 2017 until  July 29th
Fancy Decor: Glam Table (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Ring Lamp (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Handled Box (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Too Glam Art (silver) – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Wall System – Geometric – LI 1
KraftWork Fontainebleau Chair – 6 female & 5 male sits – texture change for Old Rose, Orange Crush and Vintage Blue – LI 2
KraftWork Fontainebleau Lips Wall Hanging – LI 1

Ariskea – [Little Pensee] Poenies Gift Box [Decor] – LI 6

*::.who what.::* -akari kingyo- {orange}

Poche – Gentle watermelon – from the Summer Drinks gacha

TLC Home Collection – animated Red-crowned Crane – LI 2, currently at ULTRA Event

Apple Fall – Botanical Study 1 and 2

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Sphinx Statue Black Marble – LI 1, currently at We ❤ Roleplay until end July

Best wishes for a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Lazy Days of Summer

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This picture epitomises the sort of English summer day at the beginning of the season when the grass is still emerald green and the flowers are out in force. There’s a blissful, secure feeling as you relax in the garden with nothing to do but read the newspaper and drink lemonade. It’s one of those moments when you wish you could press a button and stop time for a while. There are many feelings in the human emotional arsenal that aren’t really named in the English language but are in more expressive languages. Here’s a few:-

Forelsket (Norwegian): The indescribable euphoria experienced as you begin to fall in love.

Wabi-Sabi (Japanese): Finding beauty in imperfections.

Gökotta (Swedish): To wake up early in the morning with the purpose of going outside to hear the first birds sing, that expectation of beauty.

Commuovere (Italian): Often taken to mean “heartwarming,” but directly refers to a story that moved you to tears.

Komorebi (Japanese): The sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees and the feeling it gives you.

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The current round of Cosmopolitan has some exceptional H&G designs, not the least being the Somerfield Gacha set by Raindale. For only L$50 per Play you can get beautifully meshed items to make up a set for the garden including a picnic table that seats up to four avatars and a stunning pavilion which is the Rare.

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used:-

Raindale
Somerfield Gacha Set – currently at Cosmopolitan – L$50 per Play

Somerfield Picnic Table – LI – 8, sits up to 4 avatars, poses – 8 sits, drink (f), drink (m), read – all with Swap/Adjust facility
Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 solo sits
Somerfield glass lanterns – a set in pink, blue and green – 1 each
Somerfield Lemonade Set – jug and 2 glasses – LI 2
Somerfield canopy lights – LI 6
Somerfield garden deck – LI 4 – has lights set into the deck
Somerfield cart table – LI 1
Somerfield pavilion – LI 25, the Rare (in the background)

Also Raindale
Raindale ~ newspaper (prop) (from Mauner Set)
Raindale ~ smartphone (prop)

Raindale ~ Flower bucket 3 (was at the RFL H&G Expo)
Raindale ~ Flower bucket 1
Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G Expo hunt gift)

Pets:-
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 17. Held Melanistic

Two Moon Gardens
Behind Closed Walls (modified) – LI 118 (excluding Loveseat at 11 LI in original design)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Ragnar’s Sun Room

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I left Ragnar to style Duvet Day’s beautiful Sun Room and this is what he’d done, so if you are going “eeek!” which I’m sure some of you will, blame the Viking!

The Sun Room is available at the Cosmopolitan Event for another week, it’s stunning piece of work by designer, Benoit, who I learned the other day hails from Sweden. So nice to see that Second Life® is such an international creative platform.

 

Ragnar also broke out Raindale’s Southwell gacha, also at the current round of Cosmopolitan. It’s a gorgeous thing and well worth collecting. We didn’t show the Rare from that gacha which is billed as a Garden Hideaway. This is also a very nice piece and quite large so you’ll be able to fit plenty in.

 

The Swamp Animals from TLC Home Collection are suitably fierce and include mangrove snakes, monitor lizards and piranha that swim in pairs – all the better for attacks.  The large chap hanging around in the tree insisted on having snake plants to match – fortunately {what next} came up with some. You don’t want to annoy that snake!

Here’s Ragnar having his portrait done.

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

Swamp Animals and Habitat (greatly modified – I took it apart and copied large amounts of the vegetation – this does have a glass tank otherwise) – TLC Home Collection – now at ULTRA 1st Anniversary round.
TLC Monitor Lizard A and B – LI 2 each – animated
TLC Mangrove Snake Ground – LI 1
TLC Mangrove Tree Snake – LI 4 – animated
TLC Piranha Pair – LI 3 for the pair – swimming script

Raindale  – Southwell gacha – now at Cosmopolitan Event. These are all the Commons, the Rare is an amazing Garden Hideaway
Raindale ~ Southwell hanging daybed – LI 9 – 12 single poses and 6 couples poses, some of which rez props
Raindale ~ Southwell chair+cushion – LI 3 – 8 single poses, some of which rez props
Raindale ~ Southwell chair – LI 3 – poses as above
Raindale ~ Southwell candle holder+lights – LI 4
Raindale ~ Southwell candle holder – LI 2
Raindale ~ Southwell ottoman – LI 2 – with 9 animations
Raindale ~ Southwell rug – LI 2
Raindale ~ Southwell teapot – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell cup – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell waffles – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell table – LI 1

Dream Tree – Felix Landscaping – LI 4 and I resized this upwards – Copy/Modify
Stone Cluster with ivy+Shadow – Felix Landscaping – LI 1 – Copy/Modify

*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder – from Deco(c)rate March

{what next} House Plant – Agave
{what next} Snake Plant – *laughs* – what else with snakes!

Building is Sun Room by Duvet Day – LI 74 as rezzed which is huge – Copy/Modify – now at Cosmopolitan Event

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And what Ragnar was wearing:-
Look out for the fabulous group gift from 7 Deadly s{K}ins!

Pieces from Gabriel Gladiator Gacha – black

Hair – Mirror Ragnar Hair – Brown – yes they made him a hair *laughs*

CATWA Daniel Bento Head
ADAM Mesh Body V1.4b
CATWA animated eyes n tears

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Nathan group gift
GUYS department location

Wearing OMEGA body applier – Caramel and OMEGA face applier Nathan V2 hb Caramel
(gift contains body appliers in smooth, hairy and trail… face appliers 2 versions, each with and without hairbase.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Celestial Fisherman

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A beautiful new bed from :: Newchurch :: gave me the idea for the scene. It’s called the “Celeste Tufted Bed” and is available at The Cosmopolitan Event for the next couple of weeks. I also had a Heron from │T│L│C│ Home Collection so I got this chap fishing during dusk.  Herons fish mostly at dawn and dusk and so they are rarely noticed in the garden. Each day, an adult heron needs about 13 ounces of food, which is the equivalent to three 6″  koi or ten 2″ goldfish and they take twice as much as this when they are feeding young. Young herons teach themselves to fish and when they leave the nest in June – July, small garden ponds are attractive to them because they provide easy fishing – little wotsits!  If you are wondering where your pond fish are disappearing to, the herons have probably taken them for supper. Although herons feed in water, they nest high in trees. The breeding colony is known as a heronry. A large number of birds can nest very close together in the treetops.

Back to the bed. Celeste has a Land Impact of 10 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. I love it because when you sit on the bed, the covers are removed and the sheets are shown. When you get up again, it’s instantly made. If only the same thing happened in real life!  There’s a texture change menu for 12 cheerful colours for the tufted portion and also the same for the bedding. Some great combinations are possible. Arrchie got a nice warm red tufting with cream sheets going on last night. Because the bed is Modify, you can also use the Edit tool to tint the existing colours a bit darker or lighter.  There’s some peaceful sleep poses – 10 in all, 24 poses for couples and in the Adult version you get a great menu of 34 intimate poses.  All animations are adjustable and there’s swap facility, too.

My Heron is fishing in a dish! Called, “My Little Pond Plate”, this is a Japanese designer I found recently called Maru Kado, who makes the most exquisite miniature things.

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items:-

MONS / 3D – Leaf Photoshoot Decor (spring) – a fascinating décor piece, there’s an autumn leaf display in the pack also.

Kalopsia – Bottle Vase – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] Yammies – Chocolate Pancakes – Rare – LI 2 – Arcade gacha
[ zerkalo ] Yammies – Cup with Cream – LI 1 – Arcade gacha

[zerkalo] Tenderness Bedside Table – LI 2 – gacha at the mainstore

[DD] Annie Ottoman – Duvet Day – LI 4
Texture change blanket – cream, damask, green plain and patterned, red, roses, teal, white – 6 sits for ladies, 6 sits for gents

[DD] Heart candlestick 10L Gift – LI 1

[DD] Heart Light Curtain – switch on/off via Touch – LI 5

MudHoney Marissa Mirror

N4RS Decadent Palm – part of a set

Chez Moi Furnitures – Side Curtain Leeloo CHEZ MOI – LI 3

Spargel & Shine – Rug Multi-Floral 2 – LI 1

Heron, animated –  by │T│L│C│ Home Collection

The room with beautiful windows is the second bedroom in “The Naples” by Galland Homes, and I’ll be blogging this gorgeous house in more detail soon!

 

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Zerkalo blog pic

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂