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Bring the Outdoors in

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Today’s scene features (amongst others) the “Summer Living Set” by JooLee Tee. It’s a very cute and colourful summer set for your lounge which is not too expensive to achieve.  All furniture is PG but if you are so inclined you can always put down an adult animated mat/blanket on the sofa and make it invisible.

If I have a favourite piece of furniture that is packed with excellent animations (I do have a particular Chez Moi sofa that I’m used to working now and it makes such a great role-play piece) and it is modify, what I do is to make it transparent via the Edit screen and place it in roughly the same spot as the new piece of furniture I want to use for décor. Maybe a little bit higher than the cushions, say, for a sofa. That way you tend to click on it first. The result is that you have a change of décor and also all your favourite animations handy.

I’ve done that for children’s furniture, too, so that if you have a Zooby baby but the furniture is not using the Zooby animations, it still works out nicely. Of course you do need the extra prims but it’s a way around the dilemma.

If you’re really clever, and you can find the actual prim that the animations are placed in, you can strip that off the piece of furniture and it’s less primmage used as a consequence.  But that depends on a lot of factors such as avatar shapes and distances and it may upset the whole thing of course! I’ve done that before and ruined the piece because the animations weren’t strictly Copy so beware.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- JooLee Tee, Cinoe, Myth, Raindale, Cheeky Pea
Others:- +Half-Deer+, MADRAS, Bee Designs, JIAN, Hive, Anecdote,
Lunar Seasonal Designs
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s some more products from the round:-

1. JooLee Tee at The Boardwalk Event
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa – LI 8 – solo and couples animations
JTD – Summer Living – Chair 1 – 12 solo sits
JTD – Summer Living – Dresser – LI 7 – includes pot plant, book pile and cloth
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa Decor Houses – LI 4
JTD – Summer Living – Dresser Artwork – LI 3 – 2 frames and crows artwork
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa Art Frames – LI 3 – 3 frames horizontal arrangement
JTD – Summer Living – Rug – LI 3
JTD – Summer Living – Tree – large indoor plant in pot
JTD – Summer Living – Coffee Table – includes flower vase, telephone resting on books

There’s also a black standard floor lamp and another pretty chair in the set, as shown below:-

 

2. Cinoe at The Boardwalk Event
[cinoe] Housekeeper’s house – LI 45 – Copy & Modify

 

 

3. Myth at The Boardwalk Event
Myth – Birds Caravan – LI 8

Raindale
Collfield lantern – LI 2
Collfield – Branch with ribbons – original and mirror – LI 3
Daisies in teapot (Gacha Garden gift) – LI 2
Greenbury flowerbed (round low prim) – LI 2
Greenbury flowerbed (rectangle low prim) – LI 2
Twinklespark – small circle – LI 2
Twinklespark – heart – LI 2

Cheeky Pea
:CP: Taula Birdhouses – LI 1

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+Half-Deer+
Nightglow Bird – Robin – Lantern (up) – LI 1

MADRAS
MADRAS Wrought Plate Decor Set – LI 4 – pieces also separate

Bee Designs
Layla Dolls Gacha 3 – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

JIAN
Fallow Fawn Static Laying – 8 frames to choose from – LI 2

Hive
hive // macramé hanging plant . purple polka – LI 3, gorgeous piece and available in sunshine and pink stripes on the pot, too

Anecdote
[A] Reading Ladybugs – LI 4

Lunar Seasonal Designs
Menu Driven Planter of Hyacinths with a Ladybug – LI 3 – texture change for pot, flowers 1 and 2, leaves, grass, dirt & moss

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Dusk retreat

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Dusk is one of the nicest times of day to just sit and relax after a day’s work. And if you’re got a cuppa and a good book, it’s even better!

There are three stages of dusk. Civil dusk is when the geometric centre of the Sun’s disc goes 6 degrees below the horizon. The atmosphere still reflects some of the Sun’s light so the sky is bathed in reds and oranges. It’s an excellent time to take photographs of this softer, glowing sky. Nautical dusk happens when the Sun dips under the horizon by 12 degrees and it’s difficult to distinguish the sky from land or water, making it impossible for sailors to use the horizon as a navigation point. Most stars and constellations are now visible to the naked eye. Astronomical dusk is the official beginning of night time and the Sun is now 18 degrees below the horizon, however a very small portion of sunlight is still scattered across the sky so may prevent astronomers from observing some of the fainter stars and galaxies. Fascinating!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, Storax Tree
Others:- Apple Fall, Architect, Bad Unicorn, Ariskea, Two Moon Gardens
Events: – FaMESHed, The Saturday Sale

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Fancy Decor, will be at April FaMESHed on 1st until 27th
Pieces from the Ruben Collection
Ruben Cactus Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Ruben Canvas – LI 1
Ruben Chair – LI 1 – 10 relaxing solo sits
Ruben Console Dresser – LI 2
Ruben Potted Plant – LI 1
Ruben Vase – LI 1

Also…
Fancy Decor: Succulent Bowl – LI 3 – from the Modular Outdoor Living Kit
Fancy Decor: Couperin Table – LI 1 – from the Couperin Collection

Storax Tree – join the Inworld group for some fantastic bargains every fortnight!
Group Gift
Clay and Bamboo Vases Au – LI 8 – Transfer/Resizer
Group Savings – only L$20
Feline Treasures – Naptime – Ginger Tabby e – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
Special Offer (in the Sales Room)
Area Round Rug A82 – LI 3

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Ariskea, Saturday Sale offer – L$75
[Calmly] Camomille basket [Decor][1] – LI 3 – also has a holdable version – two other colours available

[Bad Unicorn], Saturday Sale offer – L$75
Book Lamp – LI 3

Apple Fall
Juliette Teapot – LI 1 and Juliette Tea Cup, Honey & Lemon Tea – LI 1

Architect.
After hours Tray – LI 1

Outside the window, I was using:-
Two Moon Gardens – Wooden Path with Borders 1 – LI 21

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Blue is the colour

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“I have a blue house with a blue window
Blue is the colour of all that I wear
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue
Blue are the people here that walk around
Blue like my Corvette, it’s in and outside
Blue are the words I say and what I think
Blue are the feelings that live inside me” ~ Blue (Da Ba Dee) Eiffel 65

Although the lyrics maybe a wee bit sombre, the actual song is upbeat and enjoyable.  And I think that’s one of the diverse things about the colour blue. On the one hand it’s a great colour for interior design because it’s quite restful, intuitive and nourishing – it’s the colour of the sea and the sky after all – and on the other hand the emotion of ‘having the blues’ is also associated with the colour. What a dichotomy!

My pal Exis did a blue interior this week and so I thought I’d have a go, too. Not entirely blue, I admit, but it’s amazing what you can do with toning and contrast colours. It reminds me of peacock feathers. The JIAN Betta tank must get a special mention because it has such a low Land Impact and you can rez as many animated fish as will fit in the tank – a really good addition to your lounge which will add some life and colour.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products shown in the scene today:-

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, Builder’s Box, Architect.
Others:- JIAN
Events: – UBER, Builder’s Box After Hours

Fancy Decor, currently at UBER

Pieces from the Grantaire Collection:-
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Sofa (adult) – LI 11 – solo sits, couples cuddles and adult menus
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Armchair (adult) – LI 5 – solo sits and adult menus
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Mirrors – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Pill Bookends – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Frame – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Magazine – LI 1 – reading this!
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Jugs – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Candle Holder – 3 of these at LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Sculpture – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Nesting Tables – LI 1

 

Builder’s BoxAfter Hours Edition
1. Architect.
Architect. After hours Fireplace – LI 5 – scripted (slightly altered for my scene, please see vendor picture for total effect)
Architect. After Hours Decor Glass – LI 1
Architect. After hours Rug [A] – LI 4 – single, cuddle and adult menus

Architect. After hours Tray – LI 1
Architect. After hours Assenzio Bottle – LI 2
Architect. After hours Glass with Spoon – LI 2
Architect. After hours Empty Glass – LI 1
Architect. After hours Sugar Tray – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Wall System – Tropical (ALIGN SCRIPT) – LI 1 – choose from mid blue, green leaves, green pineapple, leaves + white, full beige, full green, full white, beige birds, BW pineapple, flowers beige, samambaia, sweet flower textures as panels

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JIAN
Wall-Mounted Betta Tank – LI 6 and any fish you rez are LI 2 extra, choose from green, red, yellow, blue, blue/red, Cambodian fighting fish

JIAN ‘dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup – LI 10 – Gacha prize – set name and radius of wander, resize, set to phantom and set sound – Permissions are Transfer only

Floor set-up by Moz

Cheers, m’dears 🙂