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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 🙂

Due South

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I think there’s a bit further to go to the beach, though, looking at the forest trees ‘n all!  This is the brand new prefab by Galland Homes, it’s called the Savannah and it’s a Southern style beach home.  Absolutely beautiful and yes, the porch is a wrap around affair so you get  more than your fair share of outdoorsy space.

A large home,  it’s recommended for 3072 sq m plots and has a Land Impact of 244, that’s surprisingly low for such a large and detailed property.  Double doors open onto the porch at both front and back of the house.  Downstairs, there’s a family sized room with a blazing fireplace, two other reception rooms, space for a kitchen and a powder room under the stairs – or maybe it’s a good room for Harry when he comes to stay!  The stairs are easy to traverse, even for very tall avatars. Upstairs you get a nice landing with doors off to master suite, two further bedrooms and another room which you could use as you wished, maybe a bathroom or nursery.

 

On the outside, the shutters have a texture change for black, blue, teal, maroon and grey. I chose the blue here mainly because I had the Ca’Pepe sofa and light from Concept} that matched up rather well.  The colours do change the character of the house, it’s surprising.  Inside, it’s quite possible to re-texture and tint the interior walls, instructions are included. The ambient shadow effect is largely transparent and baked on a plane in front of the texturable wall. Thus, you should be able to change the colour or texture and maintain the baked shadow effects by following the instructions. It is quite a cool décor at the default and so you’d be able to make it much warmer with re-texturing.  I’ll decorate one of the interior rooms this week and link back to this blog post so you can see (what a mess I’ve made of it 🙂 ).

Click on any of the interior light switches and you’ll find all the features of the home, including security.

 

I think this beautiful prefab is equally at home in the country as it would be down at the beach and if you check out the Galland Homes Flickr, you’ll see the blogger pictures in various environments.

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

Galland Homes – Savannah – available to view and purchase at the mainstore and direct on Marketplace

Apple Fall – Notting Hill Cobblestone (Straight 1/3) – matched perfectly on Fall setting
Dysfunctionality – Mixed Tallgrass – B
C J Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon
TrigiGifts – Animated Horses
KIDD – PAMPAS Grass * Mega Bush 6

Babylonia – Hanging Ivy Arch 001 and Babylonia: Hanging Ivy 001 – part of an excellent set and one of the best ivy meshes I have seen thus far
La Galleria – Etruscan Pottery Pitcher –  just right for planting your ivy in 🙂

Concept} 14. Ca’Pepe. Sofa PG. RARE
Concept} 05. Ca’Pepe. Lamp
Kustom9 Event or mainstore

 

 

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 🙂

Roulett3 – Majestic Garage Home

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P&W Design - majestic garage home - outside

 

In SL, everything starts with a box!  Although, this is a rather superior box and it’s called the “Majestic Garage Home” and it’s made by P&W Design.

Available from the August round of Roulett3, a monthly cycled event that shows fashion, poses, accessories and home decor. All items are new releases and some are discounted 20% – 50%. The event has just opened and runs until August 23rd. Plus – there’s special gifts for every visitor.

Back to this lovely home. Designer, Beyaz Boxen, has created this build in 100% Mesh with exclusive, realistic texturing, lights and shadows. It’s 198 prims (120 Land Impact) but that includes the furniture and a clever signs system that explains the functionality of everything in the Home. The signs can be deleted when you’ve got to know all the equipment. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

P&W Design - majestic garage home - lounge interior n roof

 

P&W Design - majestic garage home - lounge furniture

 

You can see this in action on the Roulett3 Platform. There’s an amazing total of 1000 Animations in this house [Pillows are PG, Bed is for Adults] and I loved how the window slats open and close to make the lounge as private as you wish.

P&W Design - majestic garage home - lounge towards bedroom

 

The bedroom (and I’ve left the signs up here) has a huge T.V. screen which will take YouTube vids in fullscreen mode. The T.V. is moveable, you can watch it anywhere in the Home, the panels for it are on the floor.

P&W Design - majestic garage home - bedroom with signs

 

The Majestic Garage Home has a good security panel and entry buttons to both doors. Inside you do get a wonderfully spacious feel. This would make a decent skybox home as well as on the ground and landscaped.

P&W Design - majestic garage home - doorway

 

Roulett3 Event: – TAXI 

Video on YouTube: – (https://   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAdMfyS8DDE)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Cosmopolitan Event – last 3 days!

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There’s some beautiful and clever Home & Garden items at the current round of Cosmopolitan – and there’s still three days left to go and pick up those last minute bargains! I chose four designers to showcase today.

The Home Collection – “Enchanted Swans”.  One of those beautiful garden pieces that is ready to place and no messing around! As with all products at Cosmopolitan, it’s original mesh. A landscaping piece with pool, furniture, plants and – swans.

Cosmopolitan - The Home Collection - Enchanted Swans 2

 

Enchanted Swans is 39 LI in total with an extra 2 LI for each swan. They swim around the pool in a mirror motion and at one point meet up to form a heart shape. The bench has 11 poses, all nice and relaxed. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - The Home Collection - Enchanted Swans 1

 

Galland Homes – “Stonehurst Redux”.  Designer Robert’s new house which will fit perfectly on a 512 m plot. A great balcony and front paving area is attached and it’s 26 LI in total. Lots of prims left to furnish this spacious home.

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 1

 

A look inside reveals warm wooden floors, stone bricks walls in places and a floating staircase. Modern styling that actually looks and feels a lot more expansive than it measures. You can Copy/Modify Stonehurst Redux, enlarge it to suit your space.

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 2

Perfect for first time land owners, maybe a guest house on larger land. Tall windows add to the spacious effect, inside and out.

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 3

 

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 4

 

One Grid – “Stockholm Bedroom Set”.  Stunning modern styling in the Scandinavian Homes tradition. This set would look perfect in a room with bleached wood and plain walls.  The bed contains over 300 animations and has a Land Impact of 12.

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 1

 

Other pieces include – bedside table in two versions – LI 1, canvas stack – LI 1, pendant light – LI 4 with a good spread of light, quotes in frames – LI 1, the perfect radiator – LI 3, log hanger which is held up by chains either end and includes a hanging clothing item, Monstera potted plant – LI 2

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 2

All pieces have Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 3

 

Compulsion – “Wine making set”. A great decor/roleplay set to place on a patio, in a cellar or on garden decking – anywhere like that. There’s 11 pieces with a Land Impact of 20 when they are all rezzed. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - Compulsion - Wine Making Kit 2

 

Just thinking, this would make quite a good historical roleplay set as well.

Cosmopolitan - Compulsion - Wine Making Kit 1

 

Here’s your taxi to Cosmopolitan – and don’t forget, only 3 days left.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Marrakech Marvel by [ba] Barnesworth Anubis!

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ba - Marrakech Riad -frontal view

I do wish Barnesworth would stop producing all these excellent buildings as it’s hazardous to my pocketses! This is the ‘Marrakech Riad’ available at Collabor88 for the January round through to February 6th at a reduced cost of L$288.  After that date you can purchase from the mainstore and on Marketplace at full price.

ba - Marrakech Riad - side view

This is an open concept home built around a beautiful landscaped courtyard. It features two private rooms and 3 courtyard facing open rooms. There’s also two rooftop decks with pergolas for plenty of flexibility of use.

ba - Marrakech Riad - landing

Land impact is 231 LI and the house has a 28 x 22 metre footprint. As with all [ba] houses, Marrakech Riad is fully customizable with tinting or using your own textures or tints via the Edit menu so you can make your home really unique. Suitable plants are included!

ba - Marrakech Riad - central stairsway

Scripted features include an easy to use central control for access, windows and doors.

ba - Marrakech Riad - entrance

Visit Collabor88 Event until February 6th

Visit [ba] mainstore

Check out [ba] on Marketplace

ba - Marrakech Riad - looking up

Cheers, m’dears 🙂