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Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2019 #4

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The Expo is almost over for this year, it’ll run right through to Sunday April 7th and has Events on that day. It’s been a great fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, so far L$2,168,000 has been collected. With bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the H&G Decorating contest, no doubt that total will rise.

For my final post, I thought I’d try out a vintage scene featuring an Edwardian dining room.  If you’re into historical roleplay or just love that era of design, this post will be of particular interest.

The Edwardian era ran from 1901 to 1910 and was much lighter in style than the previous Victorian era.  After the heaviness, clutter and dark colours of Victorian interiors, folks wanted something new and cheerful. Edwardian style was a breath of fresh air and featured more informal, feminine décor with the beginnings of pastel colours and floral patterns. Influences at that time were the Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movements and Queen Anne styling. Some influential designers were Thomas Sheraton for furniture, René Lalique for glassware and Louis Comfort Tiffany for lighting.

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

1. Spargel & Shine on Hope 9

I’m using the downstairs section in the Mathilda Cottage. It’s a beautiful home which is quite compact at 14 by 12 metres and has an open plan ground floor with stairs to the upper floor with its tiled roof and casement windows. There’s also a porch out front. Land Impact is 142 and the Mathilda has a versatile decorator menu, so you’ll be able to change exterior and interior walls and windows to your heart’s content with a great mix of texture options. I went with lilac walls and semi-tinted windows.

There’s also a couple of add-ons available, a window seat and a kitchen!

2. Eclectica on Hope 1

(Furniture and Homewear is on the third floor of the Eclectica mainstore)
From the Edwardian Dining Set – chairs also in amber, beige, black, green and pink cushion patterned seats
Edwardian dining chair_blue – LI 2 – 5 solo sits to cover a meal
Edwardian dining table – LI 6

Edwardian dinner place setting – LI 1

From the Edwardian Candlesticks set – 4 metal textures – on/off via touch
Edwardian candlestick_brass – LI 2

From the Edwardian Tableware set – 4 metals textures
Edwardian pitcher_brass – LI 1
Edwardian salt & pepper shakers_brass – LI 1
Edwardian gravy boat_brass – LI 1

3. Sahi Designs on Hope 5

Pieces from The Executive Den Mini Set 1
The Executive Den – Arm Chair – Walnut [PG] – LI 2 – texture change for leather, cushion and tartan drape – singles and couples Menus – also available in an Adult version
The Executive Den – Butler Table – Walnut – LI 12

Pieces from The Executive Den Mini Set 2 (available in Cedar, Mahogany and Walnut)
The Executive Den – Bookcase – Walnut [PG] – LI 20 – also available in an Adult version
The Executive Den – Fireplace – Walnut – LI 14 – on/off fire via touch
The Executive Den – Portrait of The Ladies – LI 2 – texture change for period portraits
The Executive Den – Floor Globe – LI 1
The Executive Den – Chandelier – LI 1 – on/off light via touch

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Fancy Decor: Printemps Rug – LI 1

Storax Tree – Vintage Plant Stand Palm Ai – LI 2 – Transfer with Resizer

{what next} – Draped Curtains (SILK) – LI 6 – texture change for pole and curtains

BaZar = Hyde – Flower centerpiece – LI 4

{vespertine} – spring crocus centerpiece / lilac – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2019 #3

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Today, I’ve got three more creative designers for you from the Expo!

1. First up is LozMac Designs and you’ll find them on Hope 3.  Lulu-Belle (Lilith Sablatnig) runs LozMac and she’s a Real World Artist, too.  Check out her Second Life® creations blog and also on Marketplace.

Lulu’s first Donation item is the Clear Background Wall/Floor Decal textured with “Heart Mandala 1 – Mint & Pink”. This item is a convex prim. The front face and reverse have been textured with Lulu’s art, the rest have been set to clear.  This artwork is equally happy decorating walls as well as floors.

The second Donation item is the Wall Hanging textured with the same mandala design. Complex flowing vines and a plethora of hearts make up this mandala. Other colour versions are available with more to follow. My photograph was taken on advanced lighting so you can see the shininess of the satin texture, depending on what Windlight you choose.  Both pieces are Copy & Modify and have a Land Impact of 1. Naturally, my ragdoll cat had to get in there amongst the posh artworks but you can roughly gauge the size of the products from the size of the kitty!

 

2. Next up we’ve got Painted Pixels by Designer. Jenny Ashland. They are also on Marketplace. Painted Pixels specialises in small homes that will fit on the smallest of plots. You’ll find them on Hope 1.

Two homes are the Donation items.  Little Living – LI 21 and Boxer – LI 27

Little Living is an open plan, light and airy home on one floor. Glass doors swing open to reveal a ground floor living space with a fabulous full window section at the far end.  A small porch area decorates the front entrance of Little Living and lends itself to pot plants and patio furniture.  Although small, the house feels large inside and with a good garden by the window wall you could extend the feeling of spaciousness. The footprint is 13.8 meters by 6.9 meters and 0.218 meters high.

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Boxer is composed of a living area on the ground floor and a walled garden roof.  Boxer’s size is 2.02 meters by 0.89 meters and 0.16 meters high, there are sliding glass doors to the outside which includes a little courtyard, and steps to a grass covered roof garden at the side of the house.

Boxer has the Easy Texture Changer Pro for windows, walls, trim and doors plus security settings. The windows you can set open or closed for the horizontal windows, and the doors can also be set open or closed. They look as if you’ve got roller blinds on the inside of the windows/doors when closed. There’s texture change for the Outside walls 1 and 2 – green, white, tan and blue. The inside walls of the ground floor room have options of 4 neutral shades. The trim outside has options of green, white, tan and blue. With all these choices you’ll be able to change the house for that individual look.

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3.   Last, but not least, our third Designer is GARDEN CENTRE by GC Underwood.  You’ll find GARDEN CENTRE on Hope 4.

There are two 100% Donation items – Love Island and Boxhill

“Love Island” is a beautiful tropical hideaway complete with rocks, palm trees, animated waves and island style décor.  There are over 30 couples poses included in the décor.  Footprint is around 40 meters by 10 meters and the Land Impact is 75.

 

“Boxhill” is a contemporary concrete industrial style open plan dwelling with glass walls and garage style doors. Indoors, the windows are tinted for privacy. Just click on the outside glass doors to allow them to raise up into the ceiling and reveal the furnishings.  This is a complete product – building and landscaping – that you can simply rez and enjoy.

Relax around the lap pool with elegant landscaping and a flowing fountain that has tranquil noise.  Boxhill is partially furnished with items from Blizzard creations. The bed, sofa, armchairs and garden bench all have couples or single poses. Boxhill can also be used as a sky dwelling by adding extra railings around the edge.

House – 31 prims
Landscaping – 163 prims
Furniture and décor – 113 prims
Total – 307 prims
Footprint – approximately 30 metres by 33 metres

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*Not Expo
Flowers and Nature scenes by Two Moon Gardens

JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 13 – texture Seal

For loads more info on the Expo – please check out Post #1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2019 #2

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Today’s scene is a very posh patio, courtesy of SL® Home & Garden Expo 2019! I’m sure the Ragdoll kitty would love to leap up onto that cabana, she’s probably posh enough 🙂

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

1. Varriale Designs Hope 4
This Designer loves to build homes that bring the outdoors inside and that have a logical and natural flow to the design both inside and out.  The Expo donation items were these lovely garden products. You can easily use the Namaste Base by itself. It includes everything you see in the vendor picture below, including the barbecue, trees and grass.  The Namaste Plants section can be moved around and split up as you wish or used as is, it’s fully modify and really fun to arrange.
Zen Garden in Planter – LI 7
Little Namaste Garden which is split into 2 parts:-
a) Little Namaste Base – LI 50
b) Little Namaste Plants – LI 73

 

2. NewchurchHope 1

A stunning fireplace which does equally well indoors or outside as I’ve used it here. It has two light settings, the second one gives a lovely glow and would be suitable for evenings.
:: N :: RFL Spring Fling Fireplace – LI 9 – click for more light
:: N :: Round Purple Vase – LI 2

3. Dreamscapes DecorHope 1
Crates A – LI 4 at this size

4. PRIMEHope 3
PRIME Cabana Expo Yellow – LI 12 – The PRIME Cabana has 5 decadent Bento animation sets with props for single avatars and couples. They are a lot of fun, especially the eating strawberries one! The animations are compatible with both system and Bento mesh heads, I tried both. There’s four special colour options (Blue, Pink, Snow and Yellow, all with toning pillows, towels and curtains) exclusively available at the SL® Home and Garden Expo 2019. 100% of the proceeds of these will be donated to Relay For Life® so check those out.

I’ve also included some new Spring goodies from PRIME/also Known as:-

Moebius Lamp 1 Gold & Silver by PRIME – LI 1
Moebius Lamp 2 Gold & Silver by PRIME – LI 1 – Mirror Version for balanced decoration
Phoenix art by PRIME – LI 1
also Known as – Monstera A in Ceramic planter – Spring 2018 – LI 1 – Texture change pot for 9 lovely colours which will match most décor schemes
also Known as – Alonzo Armchair PG – LI 3 – solo sits and cuddles
(this has the same Phoenix Art picture as a pillow cover so you’ll be able to match them up!)

5. Storax TreeHope 1
Piece from the Modern Patio Set
Modern Patio Table A9 – LI 3 at this size – Copy with Resizer

6. Lunar Seasonal DesignsHope 3
Menu Driven Row of Three extremely cute Knitted Cacti – LI 2 – 5 options texture change for the pots, I loved these!

7. RaindaleHope 1
Piece from the enchanting Magelight Lanterns set
Raindale – Magelight lamp – LI 2 – click on/off lamp part – texture change for glass (purple, red and teal) and metal (black, gold and silver) via click on top of lamp

*Not Expo
JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 – Copy & Modify (not gacha!) – resize, sound on/off, name, phantom on/off, textures, wander on/off and set radius via HUD

For loads more info on the Expo – please check out Post #1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2019 #1

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Paintings and sculptures can enliven a room, and sometimes whole décor schemes have been built to showcase a favourite item. Here’s just a small selection of the Artistic offerings you’ll be able to view and purchase at the SL® Home & Garden Expo 2019!

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

Top Row
1. Journey – RFL H&G Expo 2019 by Ramsa LuvHope 3

2. by Chiana Oh – The Angel of the North -Picture- ‘The Angel of the North’ is an edited version of a RL photo Chiana took in Gateshead (UK), where the sculpture is based. – Hope 1

3. Path – RFL H&G Expo 2019 by Ramsa LuvHope 3

Left Side
1. Beneath The Milky Twilight by Marcel Mosswood – Transfer Only – Hope 1

2. *Canvas* Cluster – Dreamscapes Decor – Carlotta Ceawlin has been a photographer and designer in SL® for 12 years. Photography and creating Home & Garden builds and décor are her passion and inspiration!  – Hope 1

Base Row
1. Morning View – Original Art by ilyra – ilyra.chardin – check her profile for details of current exhibitions and galleries – Hope 3

2. Petit Chat – Love at the first sight by Trinity Yazimoto – Transfer & Modify – Hope 1 – also… mainstore for Original Mesh & textures décor pieces

Ground
[BMS] Bronze Sculpture // Standing Woman – LI 4 – Hope 3
ilyra’s Meadow – Original 3D Mixed Media RL and Digital Art – Hope 3

[ Organica ] Cynara Lantern – LI 1 – click for on/off/natural cycle – Hope 3

[BMS] Bronze Sculpture // Standing girl – LI 4 – Hope 3

{Unflat Stuff} Watering Can B – LI 1 – Hope 3
{Unflat Stuff} Spade – LI 1 – Hope 3
{Unflat Stuff} Rake – LI 1 – Hope 3

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PLAAKA

Hydrocharitaceae Drift – LI 11 at this size – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify
(Not Expo)

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The SL® Home & Garden Expo 2019 spans 10 full sims, and showcases many genres and styles, from décor items via furniture and landscapes through to houses. The Expo supports Relay For Life®. Relay For Life of Second Life® is an annual fundraising event that takes place in the virtual world of Second Life®. Since 2005, RFL of SL® has raised over $3.2 million USD for the American Cancer Society®, which works relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Check out The Expo Shopping Guide in detail here. All Exhibitors will have Donation Items that directly raise funds for RFL of SL®, so watch out for those as you walk round the sims. Gacha machines are on Home Expo 2 only. There’s also details of The Expo Hunt on the blog, complete with handy hints, plus information about the Artists who will also be in The Expo this year. There will be a decorating contest, classes & talks and entertainment – so keep an eye on The Expo blog!

And then there’s an extra special region – a preview of the NEW Linden Homes!

Hope 1 – Sponsored by Loggin’ Off Homes
Hope 2 – Sponsored by Prim Perfect & Swank Events
Hope 3 – Sponsored by NICE
Hope 4 – Sponsored by Varriale Designs
Hope 5 – Sponsored by Xplicit Furnishings
Hope 6 – Sponsored by PrimPossible
Hope 7 – Sponsored by LOVE
Hope 8 – Sponsored by Landscaping by FelixvonKotwitz
Hope 9 – Sponsored by Glas Houses
Hope 10 – Sponsored by Dictatorshop

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂