a man 4 all seasons's Blog

a blog about the weird and wonderful virtual world that is Second Life

Posts Tagged ‘The Imaginarium Event

Home and Hearth

with 9 comments

There are a lot of fireplaces around at the moment, so I thought I’d do four different styling scenes for comparison.  In the picture above, you’ll find a country cottage/rustic styling where we are bordering on the cutesy but we aren’t there yet.  It’s warm woods and country prints, especially tartan which is a popular and seasonal texture. The look is homely and comforting, just look at that roaring fire. Wouldn’t you like to put your feet up?

*~*~*

Next, we have quite a contrast with Industrial styling which is that more utilitarian, every object has to have a purpose and not be entirely decorative.  The lines are angular, with materials which often contain a lot of metal like copper and zinc.  Woods tend to be darker so as to make the metals stand out in stark relief.  It’s a popular style, not least because there’s very little fuss to be made about it.  As a rule, one plant may be included and it’ll be the sort that takes pollution out of the air, something like that.  That deer is not strictly Industrial, in fact she’s not at all, but she is carrying a piece of ivy for decorating.

*~*~*

This is classical, even historical styling, although strictly speaking, the background should be panelled wood in one texture.  The keyboard is a Clavichord,  a European stringed keyboard instrument that was used largely in the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. It’s a really beautiful piece by Fancy Decor who specialises in furniture and décor through the ages, right up to modern day sets.

*~*~*

 

And our last fireplace has that Cute/Folksy styling, a popular decorating genre in our virtual world with more than a few designers making suitable sets.  The style extends to many seasons, here it’s Christmas based. Red, cosy textures, warm woods and soft toys.  Even a bit of tongue in cheek wall decorating here 🙂

*~*~*

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

Newchurch
Charlotte Fireplace for The Liaison Collaborative
(co-ordinates with Charlotte Reading Nook)
Dakkar Shipyard Shelving – LI 5 – for We ❤ Roleplay in zinc and copper versions, plus the Vestry Chair – LI 2 – a L$50 promo piece – lots of sits
Westminster Wall Clock – mainstore – reads SL® Time and
Varick Side Table, Antique Pine – LI 1
Eldridge Industrial Fireplace for INDUSTRIE Event with fully modify chimney surround – change the colour and raise the top part to meet the ceiling if desired – LI 5

Fancy Decor
Annual Christmas Ornament (in group gift area) – LI 1
Bell rings when clicked!
Gordon Collection – classic fireplace, art and candles in different colours – for Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Pillar Fireplace (wood) – LI 7
Fancy Decor: Rubens Portrait – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (white) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (red) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Gordon Candlestick (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Wooden Box (painted lid) – LI 1
Christmas Ornaments and trees at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver) – LI 1
Black and White Bulb gacha – 10 bulbs at LI 1 each
At Mainstore
Fancy Decor: Clavichord and stool – LI 3 and LI 1
Fancy Decor: Antique Rug – LI 2

Granola.
Carolyn’s Festive Entry Set at FaMESHed
Carolyn’s Festive Entry Bench – LI 4
texture change for seat and wood surround (warm, dark and white)
cosy sit poses for girls and guys
Pillow Set 1 – Green Check – LI 1
Pillow Set 1 – Love – LI 1
Pillow Set 2 – Home. – LI 1
Pillow Set 2 – Red Tartan – LI
Ruby’s Mini Holiday Set for The Liaison Collaborative
Ruby’s Holiday Print – LI 2
Ruby’s Holiday Vase. Winter Pack – LI 2
December Group Gift
Granola. December 2017 Group Gift Red, Silver and Green stars on gold spiral trees – LI 1 each, sizes up well

22769 for THE ARCADE
Mountain Lodge gacha
Granny’s Box of Cookies – LI 1
22769 – Pottery – LI 1
22769 – Rustic Holiday Wreath – LI 2
22769 – Diorama Lantern – LI 5
Winter Glass – 1 LI

eTNIA
Hot Chocolate Kit for The Liaison Collaborative
Whole Milk – LI 1
Irish Cream – LI 2
Almond Milk – LI 2
Powder Cocoa – LI 3
Condiments – LI 1
Dark Chocolate Bar – LI 1
Cup1, Cup2, Cup3 – LI 2 – 3 each

Serenity Style
Nani Winter Friends for The Winter Garden Gacha at The Liaison Collaborative
Serenity Style- Nani Mouse RARE – LI 2
Serenity Style- Nani Cat Sit – LI 1

Duvet Day for Cosmopolitan Event, runs through to December 16th
Cosy Christmas gacha
[DD] Christmas stockings – LI 3
[DD] Christmas paper trees – LI 2
[DD] Christmas angel – LI 6
[DD] Christmas metal star wreath – LI 4
[DD] Christmas red berries – LI 4
[DD] Christmas wing chair – LI 5 – cuddles and solo sits (some rez items)
[DD] Christmas toboggan – LI 2

Chez Moi Furnitures for Cosmopolitan

Wooden Christmas Tree and Gifts
Christmas Gift Boxes CHEZ MOI – LI 3
Wooden Christmas Tree (PG) CHEZ MOI – LI 10 – with lots of poses

+Half-Deer+ for Tannenbaum Holiday Market
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart – ALL (linked) – LI 5

KraftWork – mainstore
Wall System – Classic and Christmas versions
Used the rezzer system which will auto rez as many panels as you require, large texture menu, and 1 LI each panel

Apple Fall – Plaster Horse – LI 1
Storax Tree – Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3

[ zerkalo ] – mainstore
[ zerkalo ] Chess / Karpov vs Unzicker (1974) v1 Metal – LI 2

zerkalo at The Imaginarium – Golden Shade gacha[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Tree Lamp – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Contrabass Bar (RARE) – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Golden Vase – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Vintage Keys Cloche – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Rolled up Letters – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Red Vase – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Branches & Cones Centerpiece – LI 1

Black Bantam – Fawn with Ivy gift from ARCADE

Dust Bunny – pilea peper plant – LI 1
from the Natural Habitat 2 set

Crumbs, hope you didn’t fall asleep, that list went on for ages!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Advertisements

The game is afoot!

with 4 comments

 

After a trying night spent wandering around the London Docks which had been on more than one occasion compared to an intractable cesspool of questionable humanity, Holmes and Watson collapsed on the sofa. The basset hound was particularly interested in the pungent smell of herrings emanating from the good doctor’s suit and sundry other scents that would only engage the attention of dogs, so he snuggled up as best he could without fainting. The soft light of a foggy morning applicable to all capital cities of the time, made puddles on the carpet or that could have been Watson’s boots, of course.

Holmes was reaching for his opium supplies when Watson suggested that a foot rub would be much better. According to a recent letter in The Lancet, the termini of many of the lower back nerve plexuses ended in the feet and could be treated efficaciously by massage. The odour of herrings masked any other lingering impressions of the great unwashed and Watson went to work enthusiastically until the dog decided that enough was enough and went to repose in his basket in the kitchen.

After a while, even Holmes had to admit that the game was afoot. At least Watson’s ministrations would reduce his monthly opium outlay if nothing else. His breathing was laboured, though, and when Mrs Hudson came in to open the windows as a certain acrid pong had mysteriously pervaded the lower flats of the building, nobody complained.

*~*~*

Sorry – couldn’t resist! The sofa contains, among other couples poses, one entitled Foot Rub.

Now, before you’re all forced to join the dog in his kitchen sanctuary, here’s the spectacular Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the “Secluded House” gacha, currently at The Arcade Event
**This set will be retired in October 2017, so it’ll only be resellers after that date**
22769 – Victorian Rug – LI 2
22769 – Portrait from the other side – modified! – LI 1
22769 – Salon Couch – LI 6 – unisex single poses, 3 couples animations – we were using the foot rub one
22769 – Victorian Desk Chair – LI 3
22769 – Console Table – LI 2
22769 – Writing Feather – LI 2
22769 – Gaslight – LI 1
22769 – Console Table – LI 2
22769 – The Secluded House – RARE – LI 137
22769- Master Bookshelf – LI 4
22769 – Slim Bookshelf – LI 2
22769 – Skull Pedestal – LI 2
22769 – Pipe and Ashtray – LI 1
22769 – Salon Coffee Table – LI 2

221b Baker Street gacha (originally for The Gacha Guardians)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Book Stack – Gift – LI 2
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Bat and Bugs Taxidermie – LI 1

Cigar Lounge Decoration Set (mainstore)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Pipe Rack – LI 1
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cigar Lounge Cognac Bottle – LI 1
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cigar Lounge Wine Glass – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Violin – from Decadence is Bliss set (mainstore)
*~*~*

Gabriel – ::GB::Silk hat Black – a massive LI 67 when used as a prop but you are supposed to wear it, really!
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski – Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – LI 1

[ zerkalo ] Bjorn Wall Sconce – from Bjorn gacha at We ❤ Roleplay Event
[ zerkalo ] Antique Memories gacha – Leather Journal – at The Imaginarium Event
[ zerkalo ] Triple Candle Holder (mainstore)

Di’Cor – Marilyn Fireplace [Black]
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade (March 17th) Cordelia Curtains Blue MT – modified!

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Room with a View

with 5 comments

*~*~*

I’ve got lots of products to show you in this post, and the interesting thing is how well they all go together!  The feature picture shows me settling down to a nice computer session and all the dog wants to do is to go out – typical 🙂  Back in the platform known laughingly as real life, we actually have our neighbour’s dog, Bonzo, lodging with us for a month.  He’s a black lab and is a very good ratter – which we need around this rural village because the darn things keep multiplying and looking for a warm home for the winter.  So far, Bonzo has got 2 rats for which he gets a reward of his favourite cheese, I asked Dorothy to stock up on the cheese because I suspect he’ll sort out more before the month is up.  Back to Second Life® and I’m in a very nice skybox called, “Hamptons” (which I believe is a district in New York Long Island) and it’s by Galland Homes.  This is the very first time designer, Rob, has included a couple of texture changers – you’ll see them below.

*~*~*

Let’s have a look at the skybox first.  There’s a couple of interconnected rooms, one which you could use for the bedroom and there’s a lot of choice on the colour changer for the walls.  I was using one of the mocha colours here, which I think is calming.

*~*~*

Now this is showing more of the lounge, which is the main room.  The fireplace can be switched on and off via the panel on the wall next to it and you can control media and store your favourite landmarks from that very panel – see the notecard that comes with the skybox.  There’s a beautiful skylight ceiling effect, double windows either side of the fireplace and panelled walls.  The wooden flooring runs through the entire skybox and I think the whole effect it makes for a posh home.

*~*~*

Close-up of the fireplace showing a few of my Arcade treasures and some bargains from Apple Fall which I found on Marketplace with the resellers. That vintage white radio goes particularly well, don’t you think?  And unfortunately I left my breakfast tray there – the dog is eyeing it up!

*~*~*

Here is that lovely desk set by Serenity Style again, and I took the photograph in a vintage windlight.  Now this set is called, “Inspired Space” and it’s an update of a set that appeared in a recent Deco(c)rate subscription box.  The table is functional and it has hidden compartments and drawers that you could keep your valuables in – what a good idea.  This is currently in the mainstore and has a 20% discount for group members.

Look at my fab briefcase resting by the desk. This is the latest product by Petit Chat. Now it’s actually an avatar accessory but I am using it as décor here and it’s only 2 Land Impact even at this size so why not.  There are 3 versions – denim, moire and shiny – and HUDs are included, so you can make your own “Happy Briefcase” as you wish. Nothing like choice, I always say. This is currently at The Chapter Four Half Price Room.

*~*~*

Now to the bedroom.  I decided to use a pink wall colour as I had the rose sofa and bed from Scarlet Creative’s Sofia set.  Now I had this flying dove out from anc. Ltd, and managed to take a photograph with him in the right place after about 5 attempts but he does match some of the pale lemon cushions.  The gorgeous daisy basket is by Chez Moi Furnitures and is another item currently at The Chapter Four. Better visit this round, it looks good!  Finally, the Chronos Side Table is by ::Newchurch::, currently at We ❤ Roleplay and I like this table very much. The table top is a working clock on Second Life® time and the rest of it is kinda clocky too, with cogs and swirls.  Click on all the pictures for a larger version.

*~*~*

Thought I’d fiddle with the wall panels to show you some more goodies.  This one features the “Mobile Library” by eTNIA. It is a lovely piece which has 6 animations with props included, so here I’m reading a book.  This will be at the new edition of The Liaison Collaborative, which starts today, I believe.

*~*~*

View from above and if you enlarge the picture you’ll see that one of the books is entitled, “Second Life® Mesh for Noobs”! I’m reading, “How to successfully ignore your dog when he wants to go out all the time”. I’ll let you know if I  learn anything useful.

*~*~*

And this is the new gacha by [ zerkalo ] – Antique Memories gacha, which is currently at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions). This is a lovely, poignant set sprinkled with beautifully meshed keepsakes that you could use anywhere, not just in this set.  There’s even a leather bound journal. I’ll be using these pieces a lot.

*~*~*

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

Skybox – “Hamptons Skybox” from Galland Homes, currently at The Chapter Four
2 Texture Change HUDS – LI 45 and you’ll need 25 metres to rez this
control box by fireplace – fire on/off – set up and receive media – store landmarks for easy TP

Lounge:-

Serenity Style – “Working Space Set” – updated, mainstore, 20% discount for Group members!

Serenity Style- Working Space Desk – LI 8
Serenity Style- Working Space Chair – LI 6 – 7 great poses, I’m using the Feet Up animation, others examples are Typing and Inspiring
Serenity Style- Working Space Shelf – LI 4
Serenity Style-Working Space PC All in One – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Workbook – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Keyboard – LI 2
Serenity Style-Working Space Mouse – LI 1
Serenity Style-Working Space Picture Frames, 1, 2 and 3 – LI 1 each

Petit Chat – “Happy Briefcase”, currently at The Chapter Four half price room –
3 options (Denim, Moire and Shiny Colours), L$90 only! This is an accessory for women but I used it as a décor piece – LI 2. For the single briefcase you have a HUD with 8 colour options for the buckle. If you get the Fatpack, there’s a full HUD with 8 options for the buckle and 8 options for the strap.

JIAN –  ‘dorable Danes 10. Harlequin Wander Pup – this is a big pup but then Great Danes are big anyway! Another Arcade gacha prize.

Fireplace scene:-

Various Apple Fall gacha pieces – store or MP resellers
7. Apple Fall Patchwork Rug
8. Apple Fall Roses Jug
6. Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair
Apple Fall Retro Radio

22. erratic – lsm – breakfast – beans & eggs

[-BLUE SKY-] Brighton gacha – Mirror, Cactus C, Console Decor 2, currently at The Arcade Gacha

Bedroom scene:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – “Daisy Basket”, currently at The Chapter Four to October 1st
I enlarged this a bit and it’s at LI 11 for the size you see

Scarlett Creative – Sofia Set gacha – The Arcade
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Sofa Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Bed Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Clock Bird MT

::Newchurch:: – Chronos Side Table, White, currently at We ❤ Roleplay
The clock on this table actually works and there are 3 versions of the table – white, gold and walnut – Land Impact is 3

Duvet Day – Garden room gacha – furry rug

BUENO-Night Table-Light – from He Said, She Said gacha – September Arcade Gacha

:HAIKEI: Belong To You / GACHA / {5} – Cactus garden with HUD pink/blue

{anc} NO LIMITS gacha // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 LI
Gently flaps around in a small circle

Killer’s Productions – Valentine rose petals and candles grouping

WallSaying1 by Starr Ghost

Lounge texture panel versions:-

eTNIA – Mobile Library, currently at The Liaison Collaborative from September 7th – The item includes 6 animations and props included. I used the Read 2 and received a book!

Storax Tree – Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae
Stoax Tree – Coffee Break – Black Cat B

DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony gacha – Bamboo Mat

[ zerkalo ] – from Antique Memories gacha at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions)

I’ve used direct landmarks to the Arcade Gacha items, if you would like to see a shopping guide for the September Event, check out HERE.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂