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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.

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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.

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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
mainstore

[ 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 🙂

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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.

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

[FOURTH WALL]
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)

KraftWork
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.

 

Features:-

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

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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!

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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.

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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

Newchurch
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

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 🙂