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Dream Home in New Zealand

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KraftWork has a new house out – it’s called the “KraftWork Bach” and it’s available at the brand new round of Cosmopolitan.  New Zealand was the inspiration for this prefab with its sleek and elegant lines and wide deck out front.  It reminds me of loft living but with a more homely feel to it.  You could have it as a sky home or on a beach waterfront in an urban type background,  those are only two possibilities.  More details on the house in my information below.  Here, I’ve set it in some native landscaping which would have also had flowering Hebe bushes – if only I could have found some! Don’t forget, you can click on all the pictures for huge versions.

 

Nearly all of the furnishings are Donation items from Hope 4 –  RFL Home & Garden Expo 2017.  Have you been yet?  It’s a wonderful 9 sims worth of all sorts of H&G goodies and there’s also a hunt on. Each designer has provided two 100% Donation items.  Direct landmarks included in my information below.  From the Expo website, this is  a very useful guide to all the stores at the Expo so you can’t possibly get lost… can you *laughs* – HERE.

The KraftWork Bach has a delightful loft area with full views out of the glass wall. I’d find this a little too open for a bedroom myself, so have furnished it as an artist’s studio.  After all, with that excellent New Zealand light, it’d be a pity to waste it on a bedroom!

 

 

I used the back room as the preferred bedroom. Actually you could remove the divider (the other side is kitchen units) and you’d have one huge downstairs room for open living.  No sooner than I’d turned my back to check possible windlights for the photo,  the darn spaniel had leapt on the bed and gone to sleep – cheeky thing! There’ll be complaints about dog hair on the sheets now 🙂

 

 

This is a lovely area for a chillax zone! That colourful wall art you see is also included in the KraftWork Bach house.  KraftWork really spoil us with extras.  Look at the way the light falls in this picture. There’s some very clever lighting been done here, and it makes the house feel so inviting and peaceful.

 

 

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

KraftWork – “KraftWork Bach” New Zealand House – available at new round Cosmopolitan
Land Impact – 110, 26 by 56 footprint – Copy/Modify – includes house, deck, curtain and wall art in the pack! Pleas use the rezzer to rez it otherwise you’ll have trouble.

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Lighthouse – LI 3 – currently at Shiny Shabby
[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Seashells – LI 3

JIAN – Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper

Landscaping:-
Mesh Oxeye daisies (leucanthemum vulgare), Tropical Cordyline Plants (cordyline australis), Tree Ferns (dicksonia antartica) – Cube Republic

Mesh Grass 4-season – The Little Branch on MP

Vita’s 3D ground textures on- Vita Camino on MP

Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – various colours in pack

Home & Garden Expo 2017 items (with direct landmarks):-

Velvetena
Pieces from the Artist Loft gacha
She’s a Workaholic Desk
Hunt gifts – breakfast tray, wall sign, book pile and cacti tray

Chiana Oh – Original Digital Artwork
“Between Earth and Sky” series of three paintings on original Mesh picture frames – 1 LI each as rezzed. Materials have been enabled to give extra depth. Also check out this artist’s website

Eklektikos
PALLET BED – LI 14 – Copy only – 3 couples menus
BED LIGHT – LI 18 – Copy
PALLET CHAIR2 – PEACH – LI 4
Eklektikos offers a variety of items and they create for Biggies, Petites and everything in between.

Dark Matter
Seashell Plants gacha items – #2 and #3- Transfer only

3rd Eye Perceptions
Winds of Change Paper Birds – LI 2

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You can all rest now after that massive post!  I’ll be back again soon with some more EXPO items, and those will be a couple of the houses, I think. So until then…

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

La Gare vintage railway station – refurbished

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As most of Second Life® knows, the 6º Republic Event is on! An amazing Home & Garden extravaganza that happens twice yearly, the theme for this round is Destination:Europe. Each designer chose a European city to take inspiration from. DaD Design chose Paris and made the vintage “La Gare Train Station”.

The above collage shows the station empty. Its beautiful lines are undeniable with the arched windows and doors and the glass covered area for meeting the trains. I put paving under the whole build but you can see where the trains would have arrived at the station, it’s a cut-out piece. Upstairs is reached by a circular iron staircase and doors open onto the balcony where the station sign is located.

Designer, Sheerpetal, kindly sent me a copy of “La Gare Train Station” and challenged me to refurbish it as a house with garden out the back based on an idea by ace photographer and blogger JoJo Deed. It sounded a great idea so armed with lots of recent Home & Garden items by fantastic designers, I set to! Click on the pictures to get the larger sizes.

 

The space where the railway tracks would end is now a garden, it’s been dug over and planted.  I’ve taken a bit of artistic licence with the tree, as the roof is really glass, but maybe part of it was broken as it’s vintage and the tree could then grow through! An indoor/outdoor living space with intimate corners, seating, fountain and even a pizza kiln.  In other words, there’s lots of space to fit everything in.

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You wouldn’t normally leave an opening so here’s a fabulous fence to fill it in.  The fence window adds style and stops the dog getting out, talk about duel purpose! Four sconce on the fence will light that area of the garden for those warm evenings when you just don’t want to stay indoors.

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Here’s that colourful sofa, which is plenty big enough for the whole family to lounge around on, not just yours truly and the new kitten.  She’s still so small she can hide amongst the many cushions.  The table’s plenty big enough for the crockery and essential tea set.

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Inside and downstairs, I furnished a portion of the room with an elegant new sofa set that the labrador puppy just loves, cheeky thing! So will the rest of the family as soon as we can prise him off it.  There’s even room to park a handy scooter which is great for getting around the Parisian streets.  The other side of the room has enough space for a nice kitchen and upstairs has plenty of area for a bedroom with balcony area.  You could divide that and include a small bathroom at the far end.

La Gare Train Station would make a very pleasant and unusual house for folks who like outside living as much as the indoors.

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

BUILDINGDaD Design “La Gare” Train Station c/m V.1.0 LI 84 Copy/Modify at 6º Republic
Event runs to May 20th.

FENCINGFancy Decor at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary – “Davis Fence Kit”
A wonderfully versatile set which includes long and short fence panels, fence window that looks really good, posts – corner, mid, end and plain, concrete blocks, sconce, planter and bench with poses.  Fancy Decor is my latest sponsor – I’m so lucky and right chuffed as they say in my part of the world 🙂

INSIDERaindale – “Maylett Living Room Set” – currently at The Crossroads Event to the end of the month.  Here’s the items in detail:-
Lounger sofa – LI 6 with 17 solo sits and 10 romantic couples poses
Coffee Table with Props/Decor – string lights, cup, book – 1 LI per item, there’s a linked group version, too at 4 LI
Candles with animated fire – on/off via touch – 1 LI
Carpet, matches the lot – LI 1

{what next} ‘Black’ Monaco Scooter (patterned luggage)
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant – Agave
Artisan Fantasy – Hanging Plant – Pothos
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Grapevine Right – from gacha
Fancy Decor: Davis Bench – see Davis Fence Set above

GARDEN Chez Moi Furnitures – Rock Couch and Table in Rio – at the  Cosmopolitan Event from May 8th.  This gorgeous couch and table set is available in 3 colours – Rio, Sienna and Indie. It has PG (110 poses) and Adult (170 poses) versions. Land Impact is 11.

Outdoor bar chair and table set (12 solo sits), Lantern Green Double Candle and Topiary set – all from Chez Moi‘s “Outdoor Breeze” gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden Event. The fence divider is a Seed of Inspiration gift at the Gacha Garden Event.
Pot and Cup of Coffee by Chez Moi Furnitures 

[Tia] Sleeping Cupid 3 Tier Fountain – Light – available at Shiny Shabby until May 15th.
D-LAB Pizza kiln (outdoor)
D-LAB PIZZA TABLE

[ zerkalo ] – from the Coffee on the Porch gacha – Dishes

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Patio Fairy Lights – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Frosted Glass Floor Ball Lamp – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Banana Tree – gacha was for Bloom
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – The Relaxing Tree

KraftWork – Vintage Bakelite Radio – from Vintage Radios gacha

PLANTS & FLOWERS OUTSIDE –
Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – set of 4 colours and lots of versions – at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary

The Cube Republic – Passion Flower set – with flowers and fruit, lots of versions including two fencing panels for display them against.
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* with underlay of green

PETS –
JIAN Lively Labs :: Golden Wander Pup – at mainstore
JIAN Pudgy Persians – White Wander Kitten – The Gacha Garden
TLC Home Collection – Sleepy Dalmatian – from gacha, now at mainstore

 

Until next time,

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Flatiron Afternoon

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The Flatiron District is a neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. One hundred years ago, it was a major commercial and residential hub in the City. The Met Life Tower enjoyed a brief time as the tallest building in the world, a flock of influential people called the neighbourhood home and large department stores drew big crowds. While the area began to fade around the mid 20th century, the bones for its re-emergence in the late 1980s and 1990s remained intact. Today, the cast iron Industrial and beaux arts architecture gives the streets their historic charm and dovetails flawlessly with the new shops, restaurants and nightspots that keep sprouting up.

Newchurch‘s “Flatiron Loft Studio” is inspired by those real life Flatiron industrial lofts which have been converted into apartments. I’ve attempted to style it with suitable furniture and decor, including new sets from 22769~[Bauwerk] and also from Newchurch.

Coffee and sausage rolls await!

 

It’s 2.30 pm and that lazy spaniel thinks I can’t see him.

 

Time to muse on Life, The Universe and Everything.  If you’re going to muse, do it in style 🙂

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Here’s the lovely Sponsors items I used:-

::Newchurch:: 

~ “Alpha Industrial Bar Set” in Antique Pine – mainstore
(also available in Walnut)

:: N :: Alpha Industrial Bar Table, Antique Pine 1 – LI 2
:: N :: Alpha Industrial Bar Stool, Antique Pine – LI 1 – solo sits for men and women, 6 each

~ “Flatiron Console Set” in Antique Pine – at Cosmopolitan until May 6th
Separate items and can be rezzed as a coalesced piece for instant decorating.

:: N :: Flatiron Console, Antique Pine – LI 3
Rattan Baskets – LI 1
Flatiron Building Model – LI 1
Aloe Plant – LI 1
Goat Skull – LI
:: N :: Flatiron Framed Prints at 1 LI each
:: N :: Flatiron Console Mirror, Zinc – 1 LI
Messy Books – LI 2

~ “Fiona Hall Tree” – animated version – LI 4 – Copy/Modify – at The Chapter Four Event from May 4th – 20th.

There are four versions – black and white in both static and animated
Sit poses for men and women. The mirror in each can be changed between black and white by clicking the mirror frame when not seated. The cushions can be changed to any of nine colour textures in the same way. These pieces have been designed with materials enabled for Advanced lighting conditions.

:: N :: Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox, White – LI 33 – Copy/Modify – mainstore

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Items from “Home Dschungel Set” at Shiny Shabby to May 15th.

Woven Lounge Chair – 13 single sit animations – LI 3 – 0,8 x 1,0 x 1,1 meters
Pot with Areca Palm – LI 4
Balcony Flowers – contains: Great Cactus – LI 4, Snake Plant – LI 3, Vipers bowstring hemp – LI 3, Succulents – each LI 1

All items – Copy/Modify

[ zerkalo ] Coffee on the Porch gacha – Coffee Cup & Cezve – Dark

Other Home & Garden items used:-

JIAN Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper – at the Epiphany gacha until May 15th
JIAN Splendid Spaniels 14. Blenheim Held

Tartessos Arts – TA Studio Rattan Lamp – LI 3
MadPea – Mad Meals Sausage Rolls – gacha
{Petite Maison} Angelica Coffee Pot: Eggshell
.:revival:. light branches
.:revival:. linen rug
{ affaire } jaime decorer clock + flat

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A good old fashioned bath

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There’s nowt like a good old fashioned bath!  At least that’s what my mum used to say when we were living in a very rural village abroad and it was my brother and yours truly fetching water, boiling it up and bunging it in the bathtub.  By the time we’d finished we darn well needed a bath!

Now this bathtub is that much easier, you just click a few times to get the water automatically filled to the brim of the tub and then you have a choice of clear water, foaming bubbles or romantic rose petals floating on top. Wonderful!  This is Chez Moi Furniture‘s interactive and whimsical “Rustic Bathtub” which is available at the current round of The Chapter Four Event. You’ve got a choice of maturities and a couple of extra pieces – the Rustic Bath Table and the Rustic hanger where you can put your bathrobe.  Huh!  We didn’t have those in my day 🙂

Here’s details of all the Home & Garden pieces:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – interactive “Rustic Bathtub” (Adult – with 120 animations) – LI 5 – C/M – slightly modified to hide the shower head and back of taps
“Rustic Hanger” – 1 LI – C/M
“Rustic Bath Table” – LI 3 – C/M
All at The Chapter Four current round (runs to April 20th)

House – Cheeky Pea – Lillooet Skybox – LI 20

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Muted Relaxing Rug
from the gacha “Little Piece of Heaven” at current round of Shiny Shabby

IDEZA – items from the “Around the Propellers” gacha
Copper Basket, Indus Sofa, Tube Wall Light, Props

HEXtraordinary – items from Deco(c)rate March – Boho Meditation Altar Set
Marble Buddha Statue, Lotus Candle Holder, Altar Crystal, Buddha Incense

{what next} – House Plants set – Agave in pot and on stand, Eucalyptus in pot and on stand, Rubber Tree in pot
[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (purple)

Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae by Storax Tree
Feline Treasures – Sleep – Jaguar r by Storax Tree

Jian – Vellum Candles (3 Straight)
Raindale ~ stack of books from the Mauner set

MeadowWorks – Kneeling Stag Sculpture
KAZZA – HomeStyle – Flower Pot
Kei’s Donut Cafe Mug (happy) – from Arcade gacha set, now at mainstore

[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 1
[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 2
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems gacha – Bird Frame

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I have a new sponsor!  This is EvE & ADAM by designer, Ginger Chevalier. I’ll be blogging for ADAM and there’s a lot to show you. You’ve seen me blog the ADAM Mesh Body before, it’s my favourite mesh body, not too skinny or too beefy but beautifully formed *laughs*. Ginger makes skin appliers for the ADAM mesh body and also for her ADAM Bento Head, clothing and beards.

Today, I’m wearing:-

ADAM Mesh Body – v 1.4 b
ADAM Mesh Head Bento – v 1.4
ADAM Beard Bento M1
ADAM Skin applier for Bento Head – Marc 30
ADAM Skin applier – Olivier
Shape – my own
Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears

There’s a shape included with the Bento Head, it’s very nice if you want to just use that.  I altered it more to suit me. What I didn’t change was the nose – Ginger has the perfect nose on this shape! There are teeth included but not eyes. You do need mesh eyes and I used the CATWA animated eyes, fiddled a bit to get them to fit the eye sockets. You also get an animations HUD which is a lot of fun.

The medium length beard is Bento, it will work with the ADAM Bento head, and you need to add it. Daft me was thinking it was an applier and pressing the HUD colours, nothing was working. Don’t make that mistake!  Plenty of texture colours for the beard and you can also tint it for that perfect match with your skin. It will work with the animations HUD just fine. There are various options on the HUD to change parts of the head such as the eyelashes or ears.

The head applier is called Marc and it’s for the ADAM mesh body only.  Marc actually comes in different ages (30, 45 and 60) – this is the age 30 one and it’s pretty true to that age. It will match all 11 tones in the ADAM Mesh Body HUD (and these are included on the applier HUD) so very little fiddling required which is a real boon. You have have with and without brows.

The skin applier is called Olivier and mmm, it’s an attractive one!  Very reasonably priced at 450L for all the skin tones, with hair and without. You can pay more than that for 1 skin tone. I was using the No. 6 shade with hair. Makes bath time more fun!

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Not such an old door from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]

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22769 - Old Door Gaderobe - entire set

A brand new round of Shiny Shabby opened on January 20th and I wandered around it yesterday – with no lag thanks to my new computer – amazing! On until February 14th, there’s lots of goodies to view and purchase including this great set from our friends 22769 ~ [Bauwerk].  It’s called the “Old Door Gaderobe” set and can be purchased as separate pieces as well as the entire set.

Although I was using the set in a relatively modern house, the “Old Door Gaderobe” set didn’t look at all out of place. So yes, it’s that Shiny Shabby styling but it can be used in a number of other styled settings. All pieces are 100% Original Mesh and have Permissions of Copy/Modify so if you wanted, you could tint them to match a particular room. Place the Old Door Gaberobe itself against a wall and you’ve got a false door with matching console table. It’s clever!

22769 - Old Door Gaderobe

Here’s some close-ups to show the quality of the texturing. Land impact is 3.

22769 - Old Door Gaderobe - close up 1

 

22769 - Old Door Gaderobe - Closeup 2

 

The fabulous Coat Chair is another 3 LI and it has 8 single sit animations. These poses are made by 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] and so you won’t be finding them elsewhere. Uniqueness makes for extra quality, don’t you think?

22769 - Old Door Gaderobe - Coat Chair

 

Here’s me, lazing around as usual – and I’ve found the perfect pose to enjoy thinking time in the sun! (Apparel by Cold Ash and hair by No_Match).

22769 - Old Door Gaderobe - coat chair animation

The Bird Cage Floor Lamp has a Land Impact of 4. The bulb has a control light intensity script and you can set it anywhere from 0.1 (barely there) to a whopping 1.0 (light show). The spread of light is useful in various settings and for pictures it can add an extra light source which is controllable to a large extent.

22769 - Old Door Gaderobe - bird cage floor lamp

 

Here’s a close-up of the Bird Cage Floor Lamp and I had this on 0.3 light intensity. I was thinking that you could stick a bird inside the cage or even sitting on it, if you wanted.

22769 - Old Door Gaderobe - bird cage floor lamp - close up

 

Beautiful Vintage Storage Boxes with a Land Impact of 3. Very useful decorative piece, here. (Rug from N4RS – ONE Rug – Lofted Wool).

22769 - Old Door Gaderobe - storage boxes

 

Windlight was TrinettySky – Studio Lighting 2

 

Visit Shiny Shabby Event – Taxi

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] mainstore

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] on Marketplace

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

 

 

[Zerkalo] – Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree

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An absolutely gorgeous pine Christmas Tree by [Zerkalo] and you can pick this up at December Shiny Shabby Event which has just started!

The ‘Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree’ has a Land Impact of 9 and Permissions of Copy/Modify. It’s at quite a substantial size already so won’t need increasing.  I think this is the most realistic tree I’ve seen this year, you need to see it to appreciate the work that’s gone into this piece.  Each pine frond is faithfully reproduced, 3 dimensional and stunning.

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Decorated with white, pearly bulbs, silver star and white satin ribbon with a tree cloth around the trunk, the tree is a real statement piece, especially if mixed with some of [Zerkalo]’s white furniture, of which there has been a lot recently.  I hope Daniel and Anais take a well earned break over Christmas 🙂

zerkalo_Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree_base

Visit the Shiny Shabby Event

[Zerkalo] mainstore

Cheers, m’dears!