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In the Back Row of the Movies

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“Smoochin’ in the back row
Of the movies on a Saturday night with you
We could stay forever, you and I
We could stay forever, you and I
Huggin’ and a kissin’ in the back row of the movies” ~ The Drifters

That’s a catchy song and a real feel good one, too!  It’s all to illustrate KraftWork‘s fabulous new “Palace Movie Theater”.

You’ll need 160 LI to rez this beauty.  You get a wonderful Art Deco styled building, complete with foyer concessions counter and seating. The seats have animations for male and female. 5 each if I remember rightly.  Just choose the seat you want, and right click to sit.



There are two versions included.  One is “no modify” so that if you’ve got it on a town sim, nobody can mess with the settings. In this version, the doors open automatically.  The other version is “modify” and you can change the size and textures, including the screen, even unlink parts. However, the doors will remain open so you’ll need to add a door script to get them to move.

The Movie Screen is just a prim. If you are using the modify version, you can delete it and add any movie/TV device you want so it’s nice and versatile.  The Movie Marquee (above the concession counter): here is a full perm texture so you can add your own words to it. Open and save this texture to your computer, edit with any software you have, save it and upload back to Second Life® and apply to the face of the marquee sign while editing “select face”.



When you drag your “Palace Movie Theater” from your Inventory to the ground, it will appear a few metres above it so you have some space to move it to the desirable place. Don’t panic like I did thinking, well where is it matey, just look up!

The price for this unique and original Mesh item is L$795 and it’s available at the current edition of the Draftsman Event, which runs to May 15th.



Cheers, m’dears 🙂



Victorian Outbuilding – Galland Homes

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Today, I’m showcasing the “Victorian Outbuilding” by Galland Homes, which is available at the new round of Draftsman.  The Event’s theme is Victorian, which is a really interesting period of architecture, especially toward the end of Queen Victoria’s reign with the rise of the Arts & Crafts movement.  I’m going to include a bit of architectural history with regards to the United Kingdom.

The Victorian era of building took place during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901). At this time the Institute of British Architects was formed in 1834. Before that time it was common for architects to act as developers and surveyors too, but by the 1820s such roles were being devolved, leaving architects free to experiment with a profusion of styles. Changes in the building world had a big impact on the looks of Victorian buildings. The arrival of the railways gave a wider reach so for example, Welsh slates largely replaced tiles in many part of Britain. Other technical developments included iron framed construction, plate glass, terracotta and polished granite, commercially available for the first time thanks to steam power.



Most Victorian buildings were classical, although the style was used with greater flexibility and variety than ever before. In the middle of the century, however, classical styles were being fiercely challenged by the Gothic Revival.  It was regarded as the national style, which is why it was chosen for the design of the new Houses of Parliament after the old Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire in 1834. It symbolised the traditional identity of Christianity, and thus became the preferred style for Anglican churches. It was also a style that encouraged architects to collaborate with artists and other designers to create sculpture, wall paintings and stained glass.

Partly because it had such unshakeable religious overtones, Gothic failed to become a universal style. Its emphasis on the architectural crafts had an important legacy, though, in the form of the Arts and Crafts movement, whose most famous proponent was William Morris, a trained architect. Arts and Crafts combined a strong interest in the Middle Ages and the revival of traditional crafts with a rejection of many of the technological innovations that had made mid-Victorian architecture so distinctive. The impact of Arts and Crafts designers was felt largely in houses of modest size. Despite the international interest in the Arts and Crafts movement, it was just one strand in the varied architectural landscape of late Victorian England. Across the country local pride transformed towns and cities with new town halls, libraries, museums, concert halls and schools, built in Gothic, neoclassical and Italianate styles. This was a golden age of civic as well as church architecture.




This is a stunning outbuilding by Galland Homes, and to do it justice I placed it in a Victorian styled brick walled garden. The Land Impact is 28 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. It has a lot of  decorating possibilities as there’s a goodly amount of space inside, here I was thinking of the Victorian love of plants and tea time!  If possible, try to match up the brickwork with your garden walls to really celebrate the style.




Other Home & Garden items used:-

R(S)W Tea Set 3.1 – Red Willow – Robin makes beautiful tea sets which are interactive.

Kaya Angel – Walled Garden 2 – garden plants & trees are moveable to suit your requirements, also includes wicker chairs & table

Statue by Two Moon Gardens
Mustang Trading Post – Talavera Container Plant
MTP – Large Terra Cotta Planter
Khargo birdhouse free gift
-Hanaya- Forest Clearing Birdbath


Visit the Draftsman Event, which runs until March 17th

Visit Galland Homes mainstore  for more architectural delights

Galland Homes on marketplace


Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The evolution of American Barns – Galland Homes

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Galland Homes new release is the “Hanover Barn”, a half timbered barn with brick infill. It’s beautifully spacious and quite large, the footprint is 17 m by 23 m and the barn has a Land Impact of 73. You can pick up a copy at the premier round of the Draftsman Event, for the event price of L$495.

The mesh has a really good level of detail, there are double doors on both sides which open independently of each other. and there’s a further door at the front. Step inside to appreciate the warm of the wood with the high rafters and light filtering in through the high-up small windows. The size of the Hanover barn gives real feeling of space, you can almost see the dust motes circulating in the air. In this picture, the sheep have taken over!



If you didn’t use this barn for agricultural use, it could also be used as a home. Why not do your own virtual barn conversion?  It’s certainly big enough.

In the United States, barns were originally timber built from local supplies and built as a log crib barn or timber frame, although stone was added in areas where it was a cheaper building material. Later on, during the mid to late 19th century barn framing methods gave way to truss/plank framed buildings. This reduced the number of timbers, dimensional lumber was used for the rafters, joists and sometimes the trusses. The joints gradually shifted from being mortised and tenoned to being bolted or nailed.



Mechanization on the farm, better transportation infrastructure, and new technology like a hay fork mounted on a track contributed to a need for larger, more open barns. Saw mills using steam power could produce smaller, more affordable pieces of lumber  and machine cut nails were much less expensive than hand wrought nails. Concrete block began to be used for barns in the early 20th century although modern barns are more typically steel building.



In older style North American barns, the upper area was used to store hay and sometimes grain. This is called the mow (rhymes with cow) or the hayloft. A large door at the top of the ends of the barn could be opened up so that hay could be put in the loft. The hay was hoisted into the barn by a system containing pulleys and a trolley that ran along a track attached to the top ridge of the barn. Trap doors in the floor allowed animal feed to be dropped into the mangers for the animals.

In New England it is common to find barns attached to the main farmhouse, allowing for chores to be done while sheltering the worker from the weather.



The Hanover barn also has a snow top roof extra, for those winter scenes. It’s really easy to fit. Just line up with the X and Y axes of the barn and use the Z axis to place on the tiled roof. The barn has a rez box which you click on to rez the barn, and then use Edit to move that box, the barn will move with it.  You can then freeze the barn where you want it or derez if you want to try again.



Here’s the other Home & Garden items I used in the scenes:

~autumn scene~

Great Horned Owl v1.2 – Animania

Alchemy & Immortalis – Curious Blackface Sheep

Lunar Seasonal Designs – Marge – Colombian Rock Chicken

[DDD] Wagon Cart – Lighter

!! Follow US !! Autumn ground

[VALR] Floor Straw Combined (not available)

Kei’s Hay Bale Seat

JIAN Pumpkins

Animated Black Horse Black Hair (TrigiGifts)

Garden Set by PLAAKA – cold frames etc.

~snow scene~

The Little Branch_Bradford.Cluster{4 Seasons}
The Little Branch_Bradford.Bended{4 Seasons}
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Garden wall Pillar (snow top)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Garden wall Long (snow top)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] The Walking Snow from their Snowmen gacha



Visit the Draftsman Event, which runs up to January 17th 2017

Visit Galland Homes to view more beautiful homes and furniture


Cheers, m’dears 🙂