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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 🙂

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Chips with everything

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Some more from the latest Builder’s Box today. I’m featuring a beautiful, navy walled skybox by ..::THOR::.. that’s not too large, it would be a perfect hideaway for partners. There’s curtained picture windows that look out onto a balcony and this is surrounded by a city night backdrop section. The windows will slide open allowing access to the balcony. Slotted into one side of the room there’s a raised section – you could put a bed here and a romantic dining area by the windows. The opposite side to the window has a recessed décor only doorway. The lighting inside is really nice; baked textures for light coming in from the windows spill over the floor and the rest of the room is calm and soothing.

Then there’s furniture and décor by 220ML, MADRAS, BONDI and [Krescendo] from the same Builder’s Box Edition. Thoroughly recommended and don’t forget to check out their blog for the catalogue, see below.

And as to the title – well my mum used to despair because given the choice me and my brother would always have chips with every meal!

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, 220ML, MADRAS, BONDI, [Krescendo], ..::THOR::.., Cheeky Pea
Others:- Dust Bunny, JIAN
Events: – Builder’s Box – After Hours Edition

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

Builder’s Box After Hours Edition
1. 220ML – Starbuster Set
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Pink Cactus [NEON ON] – LI 1
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Tequila Bottle – LI 1
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Candy Bowl – LI 1
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Tequila Pack – LI 1
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Tequila Shot – LI 1
The set also includes Tequila Shots for left and right hands, and a cactus without neon

2. MADRAS
PocketTable Decor Set
MADRAS PokerTable – LI 7
MADRAS PokerCards Pyramid – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCard Deck – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCards 2 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 3 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 5 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 4 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins Center – LI 1
MADRAS PokerDice pack – LI 1
MADRAS PokerDealer Cards – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCards 1 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 1 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 2 – LI 1
Also includes Chair – MADRAS PokerChair – LI 4 – Animations… 6 Gents, 6 Ladies

3. BONDI
BONDI . Trunk Bar XL (W/Bottles 26li) – this is the whole set
There’s also an empty bar and Bar Cups 1 – 3, Bar Bottle 1 – 4 separately

4. [Krescendo]
[Kres] Amour Couch – Adult and PG versions – LI 7 – texture change HUD for Back Pillows, Divider Pillos, Sit Pillows, Base, Buttons (plains and crystal styles 9 options) and Table – silver/black/red/chocolate/pink – 2 single/2 couples/3 adult Menus according to couch chosen
[Kres] Amour – Champagne bucket – Gold – LI 1 – also there’s a silver version
[Kres] Amour – Sign – LI 2
There’s also a table – [Kres] Amour table – LI 1

5. ..::THOR::..
..::THOR::.. Do What You Love – Skybox – LI 32 – footprint is 13.1 by 20.6 metres and 0.2 metres high – click to open picture windows to small balcony – city at night surround
..::THOR::.. Do What You Love -Neon Sign – LI 2
..::THOR::.. Stars – LI 7 – versatile starry light prop
There’s also a wall clock – ..::THOR::.. Big Wall Clock – LI 2 – décor piece only

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Cheeky Pea

:CP: “Hello Vegas” Rug – LI 2 – from a very glamorous black & gold furniture set – check out out the Hello Vegas set at the mainstore

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . potato chips – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . potato chips – Gacha prize – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad serving bowl – Gacha prize – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

JIAN
More chips!
JIAN Chipmunk Collection :: Wanderer – LI 7 – animated and will go searching for nuts. If found there’s a further cute eating animation! Copy with lots of features including naming.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Serene Corner

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More from The Boardwalk designers today, and I’ve made a cosy corner that is also quite restful. It’s really interesting to see what sort of effect you can get from décor without the warmth of a fireplace. There are tonal colours from both the cold and warm palette but they all blend in well as they are not really strong. Background colours of soft grey and warm wood lend themselves to bronze accessories.

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

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Adorably Strange Wares, Theory, Plastik, KraftWork, Petit Chat
Others:- Apple Fall, JIAN
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, The Chapter Four

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

The Boardwalk Round 2 started on January 15th, so plenty of time to look around this Home & Garden venue.

1. ~ ASW ~ Adorably Strange Wares, currently at The Boardwalk
Adorably Strange Wares makes seasonal and outdoor garden décor, furniture and accessories, with interesting pieces in Victorian, Gothic, Rustic and Shabby Chic styling amongst others.

~ASW~ The Hadley Sofa – LI 12 for this whole corner unit – solo and couples sits with Adjust and Swap facility
~ASW~ The Hadley Plants 1 – IV – LI 2 each
~ASW~ The Hadley Puff Chair – LI 3

The Ganesha Light is not in the Event, check that one out at the mainstore. It’s a stunning piece and has on/off lighting.
~ASW~ The Pastel Juniper Ganesha Light – LI 5

 

2. Theory, currently at The Boardwalk
Theory make Classic and Contemporary furnishings for your Second Lifestyle•® with a goal of providing BIG style with SMALL Land impact.
A gorgeous and cheerful vintage set which is bang on trend at the moment! It’s the Mid Century Modern Furniture Group.
THEORY – FRAMED DESERT STILL LIFE – LI 1
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN LAMP – LI 2 – switches on/off via touch
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN VASE (MAYAN SUN) – LI 2
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN PECAN CREDENZA – LI 3
THEORY – MCM CHROME AND GLASS COFFEE TABLE – LI 3
THEORY – MUTED PERSIAN RUG – LI 1
There’s also a smaller, round coffee table that I didn’t use in the scene
THEORY HYPERBOLIC TABLE (CHROME AND WOOD) – LI 2

 

3. Plastik, currently at The Boardwalk
Plastik do all sorts of fabulous items – furniture, apparel, accessories, décor, skins, check out their Marketplace store
There are sets of 3 candle holders in various styles, also a FatPack. They make a great wallart statement when arranged together.
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Midas – LI 1
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Minna – LI 1
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Modern – LI 1

 

Petit Chat, currently at The Chapter Four January round
Vintage Glass Frames Set
These are very versatile and can be used in a number of situations. Here I’m using the Natural Tile as wall. LI was 1 at this size. Materials enabled and User created MESH make them unique! Other colours are Candy, Teal and Mint.

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – LI 2 – scripted to align and also has a HUD to change textures – foolproof!

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Apple Fall
Apple Fall Gourds in Vintage Bowl – LI 1
Apple Fall Original: Swan Study – LI 1 – The swan picture is an original artwork
Apple Fall Ornamental Elephant – Bronze – LI 1

JIAN
The Blue Companion pupper from the “Playful Pibbles” gacha decided she wanted to be in the scene today! Although she should really be attached to an avatar as she’s a Companion pet, you can also rez her and she’ll go through her animations on the spot but won’t wander around. Permissions are Transfer & Modify.
JIAN Playful Pibbles 5. Blue Companion Pup – LI 9 – Transfer only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Well, we were going to do some Work!

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You know what it’s like, you get all set up to do some work… you’ve got your food and drink supplies, a nice cosy fire going, the lappie and phone at the ready and… you just can’t be bothered!

Featuring Raindale‘s new collection for the 2nd Level Event,  the “Mauner Set”. As the dog and myself can attest to, it’s especially good for ummm work *yawn*, designer Keira’s made it too cosy. I think I’ll just take a nap before going through this entire newspaper and tackling that tangerine cake for tea.

The 2nd Level Event runs until January 30th! Here’s all the Raindale original Mesh pieces in detail:-

Raindale ~ Mauner armchair – 3 Li – 12 animations +props (tea, phone, tablet, book and newspaper) – original animations here!
Raindale ~ stack of books – 1 Li – decor
Raindale ~ antique frame – 1 Li – decor

Raindale ~ Candle holder ~ 2nd level gift – These two are gifts at the Event.
Raindale ~ Mauner carpet ~ 2nd level gift

Raindale ~ cup of tea (prop) – All these are provided as props so you can use them in other scenes.
Raindale ~ tablet (prop)
Raindale ~ smartphone (prop)
Raindale ~ newspaper (prop)
Raindale ~ old book (prop)

Raindale ~ Salford tray – from the Salford set – see instore
Raindale ~ Tangerine cake (gift)

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) 2 – check out MP, he was a gacha prize
Trompe Loeil – Kenna Cabin

For more ideas, props n poses and furniture sets visit Raindale mainstore 

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

More than a hint of the Cosy from Raindale!

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Raindale is a new sponsor of mine and I must say, I’m finding their décor to be right up my street! For instance, the new release for the Pose Lover & Friends Event is more than a bit cosy. It’s the “Salford Set” and contains a round couch/sofa that has poses for singles and couples, a matching coffee table and a coffee tray. The price is limited for the Event to only 150 L$, can’t be bad. Danilo thinks there’s plenty of room for his toys, too.

Salford Set – Pose Lover&Friends exclusive release – couch with poses and animations, coffee table and coffee tray – event limited price – 150L for the whole set. Here we all are trying out one of the couples poses. Danilo’s so cosy that he can’t be bothered to move and play with his bricks.

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The couch has a texture change HUD for sofa and cushions, giving a lot of options for your winter décor. The textures I used matched warm woods very well. The couch is only 5 LI. Add the round coffee table and coffee tray to match. The tray gives coffees and croissants to cuddle up to the fire with.

raindale-salford-tex-changer

raindale-salford-table-coffee-tray

The “Candle Lantern” is a group gift for this Event, there is a rezzable décor version and also 3 lanterns that you can hold to light your way. Here I was wandering through the woods at night – don’t ask but it has to do with hiding presents!

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Visit the Raindale mainstore to see more goodies

Visit the Pose Lover & Friends Event (on from now until November 27th)

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Zerkalo – Wheels on Fire

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Zerkalo - Wheel Set - Full

“If your mem’ry serves you well
We were goin’ to meet again and wait
So I’m goin’ to unpack all my things
And sit before it gets too late
No man alive will come to you
With another tale to tell
And you know that we shall meet again
If your mem’ry serves you well
This wheel’s on fire
Rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode !”   # Bob Dylan

Well, hopefully not this excellent “Wheel” lounge set from Zerkalo!  You can pick this up from the March edition of The Mens Dept which runs until the end of the month. There’s a choice of three cushion colours – red, green and blue. PG and Adult versions.

Pieces are:

Sofa – LI 6 with 12 sits/12 cuddles/ 16 intimate poses in the Adult version

Chair – LI 2 with 5 sits/3 cuddles and 10 intimate poses in the Adult version

Stool – LI 2 with 5 sits/3 cuddles and 10 intimate poses in the Adult version

Table – LI 1

Tyres Decor – LI 2

Here’s a close up to show off the excellent texturing. I put this set in the garage which leads down to a lake and boat dock but it would go in a number of places, least of all the man-shed lol

Zerkalo - Wheel Set - closeup

Other pieces were from Zerkalo sets – “Coffee on the Porch” – an extremely useful set of furniture and decor which I never put away entirely, “California” – wall hanging, signs and decor, “Chess” – named after major chess tournament combatants – essential decor for lounges! Wood pile and crate also Zerkalo.

Dog is from a Half-Deer gacha (you can pick up similar on MP) – Shiba Inu sleepy

Here’s one of the cuddle animations which are rather romantic. Designer, Anaïs, has a gift for picking the right animations for each set of furniture. The dog was so comfortable she never stirred!

Zerkalo - Wheel Set - animation

 

Visit TMD

Zerkalo Mainstore

Cheers, m’dears!

 

RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 – CCDesign, [USB] and Little Llama

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The RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 will open to the general public on February 14th and runs to March 6th. It’s the largest and longest running event dedicated to Home & Garden in Second Life™ and raises funds for Relay For Life – The American Cancer Society. Read more about it on their extensive website.  As you can imagine, there’s all sorts of exhibitors from well known brands to up and coming designers, hobbyists and professional merchants. Each exhibitor is required to release two brand new 100% donation items and there’s also a wonderful 50% donation gacha section and even a special hunt!

The Expo opened yesterday and already has received a huge amount of visitors! There’s been much had at the special events, too. Today, I have items from CCDesign, [USB] and Little Llama to show you.

CCDesign or CCD is run by designer Anton and he works with 3DS Max 2015 and V-Ray programs to make his products. He produces full perm mesh for builders as well as his own furniture and decor designs.  These are very beautiful and realistic Mesh products which are a delight to photograph.

CCD - main

“Tropical Composition Vol 1, 2 and 3” are combos of palms and pots and nicely detailed. They hold their Land Impact well, even at the larger sizes. The biggest of them is only 6 LI.  CCDesign also has rugs, pillows and vases for sale. There’s 9 different rugs, 8 texturized pillows, 2 varieties of triple pillows and a texturized vase which you can have with or without the shadow. Land Impact for these pieces varies between 1 – 6. Permissions are Copy/Modify. It’s really easy to build up your own display as they all mix n match.

CCD - side elevation

 

CCD - close up

 

[USB] offers full perm sets as well as their own furniture range. Designer, McChris, also has the Dew Me Furniture brand and you’ll find both of those on Marketplace. For the Expo, there’s a wonderful set of Retro Furniture, mid century style. Two of the pieces shown here – the “Bamboo Decor” and “Retro Clock” – are the 100% Donation items.

[USB] Retro set full

 

[USB] Retro set - bamboo room view

If you collected all the pieces illustrated, it would only amount to 37 LI. These are very low Land Impact pieces, none of them are above 4 Land Impact. Permissions are Copy except for the curtains which are Copy/Modify to fit all windows and they also have a good 12 option texture changer on them.

[USB] Retro set - sofa coffee table

[USB] Retro set curtains cabinet

 

This Retro set is right on style and I’ve done close-ups of some of the pieces as the detailing and texturing is amazing. The Sofa and Chair have PG and Adult versions, they are packed with animation for singles, friends, cuddles and Adult poses in the Adult versions. Also texture change for the back cushions – green, orange and yellow options – I had the orange option showing. The Adjust is by Helper poles that you just select and move around, then save. Nice n easy. Loved it!

[USB] Retro set - TV

 

[USB] Retro Set - video tape machine

 

Little Llama, designed by Persey Garcia, is all about Kids, Kitsch and Kawaii (cute)! There’s two 100% Donation items and a Hunt prize. “How to Train your Sofa” is a dragon themed seat made with a child in mind but if you really like it and you’re a bit bigger you can easily resize the sofa and adjust the poses whilst seated. There’s a texture changer for the main body of the sofa and for the spines. I tried a couple of combinations here.

Little Llama - How to train your Sofa

 

The “Lamp of Shame” has three varieties and is one of those talking points you can use wherever you want to! I switched one of them on and it gives a good spread of moderate light.

Little Llama - Lamps of Shame

 

The “Pickle Jar” is Little Llama’s Hunt prize and it gives an eerie green glow when switched on. Brilliant for boy’s rooms!

Little Llama - pickles jar light eerie glow

(I was using ROOST – Uplands Fold Standard House throughout)

 

Direct Slurl to CCDesign on Hope 3

Direct Slurl to [USB] on Hope 1

Direct Slurl to Little Llama on Hope 9

Well that’s all for today so I wish you Happy shopping and Cheers, m’dears 🙂