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Indoor Outdoor Living

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Mostly outdoors! I’m loving this new house by also Known as, it could serve as a commercial store if you wanted to use it like that, it’s that adaptable. I’m also longing for summer – as you can see by the windlight I’ve chosen – more snow is forecast for our part of the country… thumbs down 🙂

Today, I’m showcasing a number of products that will be coming up soon at the Illuminate Event on March 18th. Illuminate is the first monthly Home & Garden specific Event, there’s no fashion in it. It’s run by ULTRA Events and LTD, and there’s some really lovely products already. With the Easter festival happening soon, some of the designers are taking inspiration from that.


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

Illuminate Event – from March 18th Noon SLT

1. Funny Eggs by MAD MATCH – this is the joined set and they are LI 2 at the size I’ve used. They have a good resizer and also have individual eggs.
MAD MATCH is a “brand new brand” and a tiny new part of the SL® universe (100 % original mesh).

2. ACORN – gorgeous patchwork pouf sets by designer, Lulu, in natural and pastel colours 3 per set, LI 2 each. Also the Violin is ACORN, comes with and without hearts, LI 1 each.

Beautiful work at low Land Impact from this designer.  Link will take you to the FB page.
.BASIL. Kennedy Umbrella Stand – LI 1
.BASIL. Kennedy Mudroom – LI 4

4. Dahlia – Malta Set
Dahlia – Malta – Mirror – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Accent Table – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Peonies – Warm – LI 1
This is a beautiful set with gold, copper and silver versions of the furniture and Cool and Warm colours of peonies in vase

5. Shutter Field/Decor Junction – a well established collaboration. This is the Kincaid Set, with MM and MF versions plus the Floating Dock which I shoved rather unceremoniously into the stone surround! SF/DJ often produce beautifully animated MM versions of their products, not so many designers cover this market and it’s a pleasure not to have to alter the animations.
DJ / SF Floating Dock – LI 9 – Copy/Modify – contains male and female sits, dives (into the water), and a nice cuddles Menu.
DJ / SF Kincaid Set – LI 8 – with male and female sits, cuddles and activities Menus.

6. also Known as
The fabulous BarCode Villa!
The Barcode is built as a villa, but will work well as one or more stores as well. The houses has five sections, three fo them with upper floors, the two on the sides have roof terraces. The full footprint is 25*50 meters including the outdoor paving, which can be unlinked should you prefer to do that. Two versions of the house are included – one with an animated bathtub for use as a home – Land Impact will be 112 and one without if you’re using the BarCode Villa as a commercial property – Land Impact will 120. The Barcode has Kool doors, which can be configured by the owner.

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed
Poplar Tree – beautiful 4-seasons gently animated tree. Pack includes fluffy grass, hills for summer and winter, a 2 LI version of the Poplar Tree, the higher LI version, animated Snakeweed for summer. I had the tree on the ‘spring’ setting and at that size it was LI 9.

Dust Bunny – from the Natural Habitat 3 Pack, currently at Collabor88
dust bunny . elephant ear plant – LI 3
dust bunny . giant palm plant – LI 6
and the Fifty Linden Friday offer, too
dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 5

The Loft & Aria – the Weldon Print, currently at currently at Collabor88

Newchurch – Wedding Tea Set, Red Lacquer – an amazing LI 1 from the Shen Wedding Set – check out the mainstore

My furry pal – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult

Cheers, m’dears 🙂


Modern Love

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Before I start this post, I want to leave a message for sponsors and my blogging friends.  I’ll be offline for the next fortnight and back on Monday, February 26th. I’m having a long awaited upper spinal operation which should hopefully reduce pain levels and give me extra movement as well as clearer vision.  It’s not a huge operation but it will require recovery time.   It makes use of modern surgery skills, too, for which I am very grateful!  Sorry, my friends, I won’t be able to ‘like’ posts or make my quirky comments for that couple of weeks.  ❤


There are quite a few superb items out at the moment which have that modern furniture vibe.  I’ve combined three of my current favourites in the scene today.

The building is by unKindness, it’s called Modern Serenity and it’s in the latest Builder’s Box subscription.  This really is a beauty of a house and I’ve included a couple of extra close-ups so you can see how the light will fall inside the building.

There are two main furniture sets here.  The beautiful dressing table/vanity set is by Granola. and you get that in gacha form including texture option HUDs.  Simply lots of class and lots of pastel colour tones – I was using white, peach and pale gold metals.

The other furniture set is a collaboration by Fancy Decor and Commoner called The Modine Collection.  This is gorgeous, there’s a lot of pieces including cushion texture options and you’ll be able to mix n match to your heart’s content!


Lots of long, narrow windows give a feeling of calm and privacy and yet it’s relatively light for all those dark grey concrete tones.  The front door has a good entrance porch and it leads to the large room for open living.


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

unKindness from Builder’s Box – Modern Serenity Home – 54 LI

Fancy Decor/Commoner – The Modine Collection – Collabor88
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Accent Chair – LI 3
FD & Commoner: Modine Cloud Sofa – LI 6
FD & Commoner: Modine Side Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Vase of Daisies – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Pillow (Geo) – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Coffee Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Round Tray – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Nut Dish – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Rug – LI 1

Granola. – Bibi’s Vanity Set – Blush – to Feb 18th
Used… Bibi’s Stool Pale Gold with set 1 HUD LI 4
Bibi’s Vanity Mirror and Unit – White with Pale Gold LI 6 – change Glow of the mirror lights via Texture Edit
Bibi’s Tray in Gold – LI 3
Make-up brushes in gold and peach, perfume bottles in gold, Yellow Rose Vase in peach (LI 3, LI 2 each, LI 3)

[ zerkalo ] at the Gacha Garden until the end of February

Weights and Measures of Love gacha – Wooden Heart Candle – LI 2

Dust Bunny & O.M.E.N . lovebirds . blue (touch to swing) – LI 9

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Be a Lion

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First blog of the New Year and a lot of my groups have excellent free gifts, as well as there being some smashing things out at FaMESHed. So armed with an anti lag sword, I made my way there and spent out some lindens!

Over to Bob…
“I am on the rock and then I check a stock
I have to run like a fugitive to save the life I live
I’m gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
I’m gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
Iron Lion Zion
I’m on the run but I ain’t got no gun
See they want to be the star
So they fighting tribal war
And they saying Iron like a Lion in Zion” Bob Marley

I liked the “Be a Lion” frame which is from an unKindness gacha, placed it on the wall and the whole scene then fell into place. The forest cats aren’t co-operating on the lion front, though, and I’m only interested in reading a book so we aren’t doing Bob proud at the moment!

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

“The Golden Hall” set, currently at FaMESHed Event to December 27th
uK – Golden Hall Pear Mirror – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Wall Globe – LI 1 and I used two of them
uK – Golden Hall Round Table – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Cactus Plant – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Bunt Cake Stand – LI 2 – gorgeous glass covered decor with pear, fig slice, pine cone and leafy twigs
uK – Golden Hall Picture Frame – LI 1 – drag your own picture onto the front of it
uK – Simply Said “Be a Lion” frame EXCLUSIVE – from the “Simply Said” gacha – mainstore

Raindale – “Winterleen Bench” – with and without snow 2 and 4 Land Impact – texture change HUD for the wood, ten options – 14 solo and 8 couples animations – Copy/Modify – currently at The Avenue Event

Raindale – prop – Cup of Tea – from the Mauner set at the mainstore

Heart Botanicals – pieces from the “Crazy Paving with Bunchberry” set, currently at FaMESHed Event. It’s an extensive set and you can have a whole paved area in your garden with little bunchberries set in between the slabs. There’s also varieties of Aubretia to decorate with. Great for landscapers!
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – Cross – LI 2
Heart – Aubretia – Small – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Large – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Tiny – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1

JIAN – Forest Cat Collection, currently at the FaMESHed Event
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Stare – LI 1 – 8 static poses through 1 cycle
texture change for brown, ginger and grey cat
JIAN Wicker Forest Cat Bed – LI 5
texture change for wicker cat basket and also the cat as above
The Forest Cat Collection contains 6 static cats such as Walk, Stand, Paw and Run, those can be cycled through their particular pose until you get the one that works with your scene. Then you’ve got a Companion version which you add to yourself and a Wanderer version which you can set free on your land within a defined radius.

Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug – LI 1 (reduced from default)

Group Gifts!
KraftWork 2018 Skybox Daylight – LI 18 – footprint 2.35 by 3.00 metres at default size – Copy/Modify – January Group Gift and there is a moonlight version, too. Group is only L$25 to join and all the group gifts are still out.

{what next} – Winter Bird Feeder (no snow) – VIP Group Gift – there’s also a snow version and you can move the birds around to suit your landscaping. This was sunk into the ground for the scene, it is taller and has a square base normally. LI 3 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Storax Tree – Group discount, only L$20
Twisty Twigs Vase – Gold and Tile E – LI 2 – Transfer with resizer, and there are 3 other versions of this in the Group Section

Ariskea – [September] Moss Frames – LI 1 – Copy/Modify – I reduced it a bit and it will go up quite high and remain at 1 LI. This is the September gift, it’s still out.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

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“I said Shake, rattle and roll
I said Shake, rattle and roll
Well, you never do nothin’ to save your doggone soul” ~ Bill Haley & The Comets

The combination of a great new skybox from FOURTH WALL and JIAN’s daft Great Dane puppies were just too good to miss!  The inspiration for the monochrome skybox is a stormy day in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. You’ve got storm effects and particle rain falling outside the skybox but inside is nice and cosy.  Also featuring a brilliant new gacha from [ zerkalo ], which has a musical theme with lots of useful décor pieces. Well worth a spin on that.


Here’s  some pictures of the skybox.  There’s a couple of levels with floating stairs up to the platform. Part of the floor dips down with a couple of steps which might be a nice place for a snug, and there’s already a kitchen island to start off your decorating there.  The platform’s rails are made of glass and look very smart.


Here, I managed to catch a lightening flash from the storm, and you can see the icy mountains in the far distance from the top floor platform. It’s rather spectacular and really not all that dark as you’d expect.  There’s also a monochrome version of the  skybox without the storm effects.              


The floating stairs which lead to the platform.  The back wall is a comforting darker tone and you’re just on the edge of where the floor dips down a couple of steps.


The top of the Newchurch Thompson Industrial Cabinet, those long glass doors will slide right and left upon touch, to give a number of décor effects.  Beautiful texturing here, and the same can be said of Fancy Decor’s Creepy Canisters – they look good as a set don’t they?  It’d be fun to keep biscuits in them and hand them out to Trick ‘n Treaters back in First Life, kids love that sort of thing.  Imagine Beetle Biscuits – cookies with raisins in them 🙂


Part of the Soy. Corner sofa which is texture change and an unusual shape, and the Zen Creations Japanese Tea set which I adore. The kettle is texture change for a number of grey based designs in stoneware and you can set it to steam gently or steam madly – my culinary sense of humour is satisfied with that.


22769’s wares for INDUSTRIE (an Industrial Bench and Wine Rack) a new event well worth taking a look at.  I discovered a new designer there that I hadn’t come across before – Silence – picked up a couple of really good pieces from them, they have a decent set which includes both furniture and décor.  I’m really loving [ zerkalo ]’s neon pieces which have turned up in various gacha recently.  They make excellent decorations for Modern and Industrial styling.


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

Fancy Decor at Salem – Creepy Canisters, currently at the Salem Event (run by Prism Events)
1 LI each, Copy/Modify – beetle, owl, raven, skull and snake canisters
Fancy Decor: Bonham Chandelier (black) – LI 5 from Bonham gacha

[ zerkalo ] – “Music is Life” gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden (Gimme Gacha Productions)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record player – Red – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record Table – LI 1 (I sunk this into the floor)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Rug – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Guitar Lamp – LI 3 – on/off via touch
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Record Clock – working clock – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Life is Jazz Sign – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – The Voice of the Soul Sign – LI 1 (Gift of the Guardians)
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Guitar – RARE – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – The Beat Neon Sign – Blinking On/Off – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Jazz Neon Sign – Blinking On/Off – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Music is Life – Musical Notes – Dark – LI 1


FOURTH WALL – Reykjavik Storm Studio (monochrome version included), currently at The Chapter Four
The Reykjavik Storm Studio is LI 22 – two floors connected by floating stairs and city scene with lightning and rain particle effect, plus a kitchen island – you can unlink these features and delete or move them

The Monochrome Studio is LI 21 – it’s the same skybox but without the features of the Reykjavik. It’s perfect for further customization or as a commercial build with its low Land Impact

Newchurch – Thompson Industrial Cabinet – INDUSTRIE Event
LI 4, a stunning piece of furniture – the front glass doors slide to one side and back again via touch. The shelves are quite big enough to take a variety of knick knacks.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] INDUSTRIE Event
22769 – Industrial Bench (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 4
PG had solo sits and couples poses
22769 – Industrial Wine Rack – LI 3

SilenceINDUSTRIE Event
Slade Table Lamp
Orb Bookends

The Loft – Nelson Metal Bowl – LI 1

D-LAB, Fifty Linden Friday bargains!
Conga Drum – playable and with conga pose
Bongos and Bongo Chair – sit pose and playable drums

Zen Creations
Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Set – Tea Kettle, tray, blossom, chopsticks, tea cups and flowering plant – all resize menu, kettle has texture change
Stone Candle Set – candles do have gently flickering flames that didn’t show up in my windlight setting, but they are delightful

KraftWork – Triciclo (DECO ONLY) – LI 3 – Triciclo set at FaMESHed Event
please see previous blog post for all the gen

Soy. Tetrameric Table (can be split into quarters, also whole version)
Soy. Corner Sofa – LI 5 – texture change for cushion & seat – good variety of poses for solo and couples

Men’s Wellies by ~Shadow Moon~ which you wear but I used them as décor here.

And ready to shake… – JIAN ‘dorable Danes 5. Fawn Companion Pup
JIAN ‘dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Here’s to a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Bar in the Sky

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Here’s a skybox that you’ll love for the masses of light streaming in from the windows and the realistic, beautiful texturing overall – plus the addition of an outside deck! It has such a pleasant feel to it, and would be a joy to live in. The down side is that you’ll have to wait until October 2nd to claim your copy. That’s when [Fourth Wall] will release the Modern Attic Skybox at the new round of INDUSTRIE.

I’ve included three pictures of the interior here and also decorated a portion of it – one of the side walls – as a modern bar for the discerning gent *laughs*. Ah well, the bulldog pup got there first and is hanging around the fridge hoping there’s some milk/sausages to be had, he’s not really interested in the alchofrolics.



There are windows on both sides of the skybox and the result creates a really airy atmosphere that needs a consequent lightness in the decoration, I feel.


On one side a pair of double glass doors opens to a small concrete patio. Step out there and you are quite secure as a wall goes all the way around. It’d be great for a couple of deck chairs and/or some planters. Click on the doors to open and close.


The “bar” is a slightly enlarged version of KraftWork‘s Modern Tete a Tete, an interesting piece that contains poses for both sides. You can get some artful effects if you use it as a background. As you can see here, it has great decorative potential as well. That marvellous Chalk Board Fridge is the KraftWork September Group Gift and it’s a mere L$25 to join the group – details below.

Artwork is by unKindness, and there are a couple of massed sets here, one for the wall and one that stands on the floor against a wall. They are arranged already so no messing about – that’s what I like!

The clock is by Newchurch and it matches a recent table that I blogged. These are on SL Time and can also be altered as you wish. I think the clock is a modern classic. The bar accoutrements are from [ zerkalo ] and I haven’t shown the entire gacha. That does contain a more rustic bar but as you can see, the pieces are versatile enough to fit in with other styling trends.


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

Modern Attic Skybox @ INDUSTRIE – Event opens October 2nd
[FOURTH WALL] – Modern Attic Skybox – LI 29 – Copy/Modify – 13.6 by 10.6 metres
Quite an open skybox with lots of windows

[FOURTH WALL] – Marble Shelves @ Limit8 – Modern minimalist marble shelves in black & white – 1 LI each – runs through to October 13th

[ zerkalo ] – Bar Z gacha – currently at Kustom9 – runs through to October 10th
Bar Z – Stool – LI 2 – 7 solo sits
Whiskey, Wine, Gin and Vodka bottles – 1 LI each
Shot, Wine, Beer and whiskey glasses – 1 LI each
Tequila Neon Sign – on/off blinking – 2 LI
Vodka Neon Sign – on/off blinking – 1 LI (size reduced)
Bar Z – Wine Rack – LI 2
Darts Board with darts – LI 2
Beer Tower – LI 3
Billiard-balls Candle – LI 3

unKindness – Dude Art Sets
Currently at ManCave which runs through to October 3rd
uK – Dude Art Wall Set – LI 2
uK – Dude Art Floor Set – LI 1 (on top of the bar)

New group gift – Chalkboard Fridge – LI 2
Ashtray from Shotgun Jazz Club gacha on PocketGacha – LI 2
For details, please see – http://pocketgacha.com
KraftWork Modern Tete a Tete – LI 34 – each seat has 9 poses

ARIA- Dido Cheese Platter And Wine Glasses – LI 5

Newchurch – Chronos Wall Clock, Black – LI 2

{what next} – Swiss Cheese Plant – LI 2

Seven Emporium – Neon Legs – LI 1

JIAN – Fun Frenchies gacha – 18. Brindle Wanderer

SAU Motorcycles – [sau] mouse [Lite] [Fire] – LI 9 – ridable

Combining popular contemporary styles of minimalist & industrial design, INDUSTRIE is your one-stop event for modern monthly shopping. Check out their website!






Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A Home for the Autumn

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Why not be extravagant and get a home especially for the Autumn season?  Actually, the new Peermont prefab by Galland Homes would be just as nice all year round, but the colours and textures especially suit autumnal landscaping. I’ve set it higher in the ground that you’d normally do but I wanted to put steps up to the porch area as if it were a little woodland hideaway.



Entrance hall with stairs to 2 good size bedroom and landing
Hall leads to 2 room downstairs and closet under the stairs
Smaller room with window and raised ceiling effect
Larger room with entrance pillars, fireplace and shelving unit, partial partition to deliniate lounge and dining areas, and flagstone floor smaller room off it – would make nice kitchen area or sunroom
Control panel by fireplace – for windows – blinds on/off in all rooms or individual rooms, fire on/off, lock/unlock front and back doors, security – media – and  saving landmarks options


A close-up of the porch shows the latest furniture set called “Highland Bench set” which is made by Newchurch. This is such low impact and it has a number of options for texture change, you’ll be able to match it with most interiors.  Although it’s really meant to be an indoors set, I’ve put it out here in the porch because I think you could do that on the warmer days of Autumn. I don’t know about those pictures, though, I’ve been a bit artful with those!


One of the things I admire about this bench is the number of animations.  There are 20 sized for ladies and the same again for gents.  Here I am musing about all the gardening jobs that need to be done for the season. Whether they’ll get done is another matter entirely.  A favourite family phrase of mine goes like this… sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits 🙂 The Highlands bench is an excellent seat for  the latter.


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

Galland Homes – The Peermont, currently at Ultra Event which runs through to October 8th
Peermont – LI 136 – Copy/Modify – Rez Box

Deer Family by Navan Design
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) on Autumn 2

Highland Autumn Bench Set – grouped and individual versions included in pack
Wood is Oak and Cherry – sets for both, currently at the Tres Chic Event, which runs to October 5th
Highland Bench in Oak – LI 3 – 20 expressive poses each for ladies & gents
The Cherry Highland Bench has warmer wood with a rather nice mauve seat cushion
Highland Medium Pillow – texture change for 11 designs – 1 LI
Highland Small Pillow – texture change for 11 designs – 1 LI
White Painted Pumpkins – 1 LI each
Autumn Maple Leaf Frames in Oak and Cherry – 1 LI each

Steps up to the porch –
Thistle Homes – Thistle Gilley Lake House –  Front Steps Short – LI 1 – now this was in a Builder’s Box August edition so if you look on the website, you’ll see a picture of the main house. Purchase the August edition HERE.


Cheers, m’dears 🙂


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

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 🙂