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Indoor Outdoor Living

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Mostly outdoors! I’m loving this new house by also Known as, it could serve as a commercial store if you wanted to use it like that, it’s that adaptable. I’m also longing for summer – as you can see by the windlight I’ve chosen – more snow is forecast for our part of the country… thumbs down 🙂

Today, I’m showcasing a number of products that will be coming up soon at the Illuminate Event on March 18th. Illuminate is the first monthly Home & Garden specific Event, there’s no fashion in it. It’s run by ULTRA Events and LTD, and there’s some really lovely products already. With the Easter festival happening soon, some of the designers are taking inspiration from that.

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

Illuminate Event – from March 18th Noon SLT

1. Funny Eggs by MAD MATCH – this is the joined set and they are LI 2 at the size I’ve used. They have a good resizer and also have individual eggs.
MAD MATCH is a “brand new brand” and a tiny new part of the SL® universe (100 % original mesh).

2. ACORN – gorgeous patchwork pouf sets by designer, Lulu, in natural and pastel colours 3 per set, LI 2 each. Also the Violin is ACORN, comes with and without hearts, LI 1 each.

3. BASIL
Beautiful work at low Land Impact from this designer.  Link will take you to the FB page.
.BASIL. Kennedy Umbrella Stand – LI 1
.BASIL. Kennedy Mudroom – LI 4

4. Dahlia – Malta Set
Dahlia – Malta – Mirror – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Accent Table – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Peonies – Warm – LI 1
This is a beautiful set with gold, copper and silver versions of the furniture and Cool and Warm colours of peonies in vase

5. Shutter Field/Decor Junction – a well established collaboration. This is the Kincaid Set, with MM and MF versions plus the Floating Dock which I shoved rather unceremoniously into the stone surround! SF/DJ often produce beautifully animated MM versions of their products, not so many designers cover this market and it’s a pleasure not to have to alter the animations.
DJ / SF Floating Dock – LI 9 – Copy/Modify – contains male and female sits, dives (into the water), and a nice cuddles Menu.
DJ / SF Kincaid Set – LI 8 – with male and female sits, cuddles and activities Menus.

6. also Known as
The fabulous BarCode Villa!
The Barcode is built as a villa, but will work well as one or more stores as well. The houses has five sections, three fo them with upper floors, the two on the sides have roof terraces. The full footprint is 25*50 meters including the outdoor paving, which can be unlinked should you prefer to do that. Two versions of the house are included – one with an animated bathtub for use as a home – Land Impact will be 112 and one without if you’re using the BarCode Villa as a commercial property – Land Impact will 120. The Barcode has Kool doors, which can be configured by the owner.

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed
Poplar Tree – beautiful 4-seasons gently animated tree. Pack includes fluffy grass, hills for summer and winter, a 2 LI version of the Poplar Tree, the higher LI version, animated Snakeweed for summer. I had the tree on the ‘spring’ setting and at that size it was LI 9.

Dust Bunny – from the Natural Habitat 3 Pack, currently at Collabor88
dust bunny . elephant ear plant – LI 3
dust bunny . giant palm plant – LI 6
and the Fifty Linden Friday offer, too
dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 5

The Loft & Aria – the Weldon Print, currently at currently at Collabor88

Newchurch – Wedding Tea Set, Red Lacquer – an amazing LI 1 from the Shen Wedding Set – check out the mainstore

My furry pal – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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 dĂ©cor 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 🙂

 

 

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 🙂

 

 

Cosmopolitan Event – last 3 days!

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There’s some beautiful and clever Home & Garden items at the current round of Cosmopolitan – and there’s still three days left to go and pick up those last minute bargains! I chose four designers to showcase today.

The Home Collection – “Enchanted Swans”.  One of those beautiful garden pieces that is ready to place and no messing around! As with all products at Cosmopolitan, it’s original mesh. A landscaping piece with pool, furniture, plants and – swans.

Cosmopolitan - The Home Collection - Enchanted Swans 2

 

Enchanted Swans is 39 LI in total with an extra 2 LI for each swan. They swim around the pool in a mirror motion and at one point meet up to form a heart shape. The bench has 11 poses, all nice and relaxed. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - The Home Collection - Enchanted Swans 1

 

Galland Homes – “Stonehurst Redux”.  Designer Robert’s new house which will fit perfectly on a 512 m plot. A great balcony and front paving area is attached and it’s 26 LI in total. Lots of prims left to furnish this spacious home.

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 1

 

A look inside reveals warm wooden floors, stone bricks walls in places and a floating staircase. Modern styling that actually looks and feels a lot more expansive than it measures. You can Copy/Modify Stonehurst Redux, enlarge it to suit your space.

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 2

Perfect for first time land owners, maybe a guest house on larger land. Tall windows add to the spacious effect, inside and out.

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 3

 

Cosmopolitan - Galland Homes - Stonehurst Redux 4

 

One Grid – “Stockholm Bedroom Set”.  Stunning modern styling in the Scandinavian Homes tradition. This set would look perfect in a room with bleached wood and plain walls.  The bed contains over 300 animations and has a Land Impact of 12.

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 1

 

Other pieces include – bedside table in two versions – LI 1, canvas stack – LI 1, pendant light – LI 4 with a good spread of light, quotes in frames – LI 1, the perfect radiator – LI 3, log hanger which is held up by chains either end and includes a hanging clothing item, Monstera potted plant – LI 2

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 2

All pieces have Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - One Grid - Stockholm Bedroom 3

 

Compulsion – “Wine making set”. A great decor/roleplay set to place on a patio, in a cellar or on garden decking – anywhere like that. There’s 11 pieces with a Land Impact of 20 when they are all rezzed. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Cosmopolitan - Compulsion - Wine Making Kit 2

 

Just thinking, this would make quite a good historical roleplay set as well.

Cosmopolitan - Compulsion - Wine Making Kit 1

 

Here’s your taxi to Cosmopolitan – and don’t forget, only 3 days left.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂