a man 4 all seasons's Blog

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

Posts Tagged ‘The Mens Dept

Elixir of Spring

with 6 comments

 

The fawns are fascinated by the enchanted pool in this beautiful corner of the garden that’s protected by the ruined folly. While one rests, the other looks bravely into the circle of animated water.

*~*~*

Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- 22769, [CIRCA], Raindale, Little Branch, The Half Moon Market
Others:- JIAN, Heart Botanicals, Two Moon Gardens, KIDD Creation
Events: – Gacha Land, Syndicate Sunday, SL Syndicate April Fools Treasure Hunt, We Love Role-Play, The Mens Dept, FaMESHed, Gimme Gacha Productions

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

22769 ~ [Bauwerk], currently at Gacha Land
“Springtime Serenity” gacha – L$50 per Play – Transfer & Modify
Rare – Ruined Garden Folly – LI 26
Stone Bench – LI 2 – 5 solo sits and 4 couples animations
Plant Stand – LI 3
Stone Ball – LI 1 – 5 solo poses
Broken Column – LI 1 – 5 solo poses
Tulips White – LI 1
Tulips Red – LI 2
Tulips Pink – LI 2
Pansy Yellow – LI 3
Pansy Blue/White – LI 3
Pansy Red – LI 3
Pansy Lilac – LI 3
Whimsical Garden Lantern is the Gacha Land exclusive – LI 2 – it’s yours with every 20 plays on the gacha machine

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Stone Wall – COMMON LI 3 (from the Ghost Town gacha) – this is the little wall at the side which is darker than the main folly, it’s basically a corner piece but you can place it to look like a wall

[CIRCA], currently in the SL® Syndicate’s April Fools Treasure Hunt! Runs through to April 14th so get your skates on 🙂
This prize is the “Meadowland Cart Planter” in Spring Mix and it’s one of two prizes from [CIRCA] – 2 animated butterflies visit the flowers – LI 9 – Copy only

1) Go to [CIRCA]’s mainstore entrance and click the “How to Play” sign under the hunt poster.

2) Read the instructions & wear the book while hunting – it’s linked to all the hunt object/clue scripts.

3) Click the book on the poster for first clues to both prizes paths in [CIRCA]’s store.

4) Find all the clues which also give out goodies to keep! Look for either lily flowers or Easter eggs for the clue hunt objects.
For more info, check out the SL® Syndicate Blog

Raindale, currently at We Love Role-Play
The Alouin Platforms
These are platforms with teleporters/portals/landing points in mind and there are scripted and unscripted versions included with a simple teleporter or replace that with your own system. Two versions of the platform are included in the set – with and without the water/portal in the middle.
There’s a texture changer for the stone with light, average and dark stones, and the platform version with the water/portal centre is an animated texture which can also be tinted via the included HUD. Land Impact is 3 and Materials have been enabled. These are simply magical!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Japanese Maple Shrub – 100% Original Mesh with gently animated foliage – 4-seasons option via HUD… spring, summer, autumn and winter – LI 2 – 5 depending on the size you want

1. The Japanese Maple Shrub (Acer palmatum) is a deciduous shrub often growing as an undergrowth plant in shady woodlands. They are stunning smaller growing deciduous shrubs grown for their outstanding beauty and architectural splendour. For those wanting to make an eye catching focal point in any sized garden, Japanese Maples are an excellent choice. These stunning plants are native to Japan as the name implies and are also native to parts of Russia, China and Korea.

2. Purple Grass, a really useful piece for fronting dark walls and landscaping in general
LB_Wild Grass {Lavender} – LI 1

3. In the background…
LB_Wild Sassafras. v2 {Animated} – LI 2 at this size

The Half Moon Market, currently a L$69 bargain for Syndicate Sunday to April 14th!
Floating Elemental Candles – flame turns on/off via touch and each candle floats gently up and down to light your home or circle – 6 colours included in the set (yellow, red, white, black, blue and green) – 100% Original Mesh with Materials Enabled – LI 2

~*~

JIAN
Fallow Deer Fawns
Two fawns (laying and grazing) from the Static Displays – LI 1 each with 8 frame positions
The set also includes a wanderer fawn

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center, Hydrangea at April FaMESHed
1. Echinacea flowers
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Purpurea – P3 – LI 6
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – S6 – LI 1

2. Hydrangea, from a wonderful pack full of variety in shape and colour and these are currently at FaMESHed
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Hydrangea – Pink 4

3. From the Forest Undergrowth set – Clover Patch
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover – Large – LI 1

4. Daisies Patch
HEART – Daisies – Patch – LI 1

Two Moon Gardens
Butterfly Emitters, useful for gardens when you want a bit of life and movement
Dancing Butterflies – Pink and Aqua – LI 2
Dancing Butterflies – Yellow – LI 2

KIDD Creation
SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY*5×0.3*FLATSQUARE 4 – LI 1 – Transfer only so be careful to take these back into Inventory when you’ve finished with them! KIDD is an affordable landscaper who makes products that are mainly Transfer Only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Advertisements

Park Life

with 5 comments

I’ve been on a week’s leave and am not really supposed to be back until Monday, but I couldn’t resist doing another Autumnal scene!  It’s such a beautiful season and is rather short in our virtual world.  This scene looks like the foliage density of a park but it doesn’t take many trees and shrubs to get a really good effect,  so if you wanted to repeat this landscape on a more permanent basis than I did just for blogging’s sake, it wouldn’t break the prim bank.  Always a good thing to know.

*~*~*

Here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today and where to find them:-

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, unKindness, Little Branch,
Others:- JIAN, Vespertine, Dysfunctionality
Events:- Tannenbaum by Prism Events, The Mens Dept, Enchantment Event, Fifty Linden Friday

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

TLC Home Collection, at Tannenbaum – from November 17th until December 22nd
TLC Fly Thru Diner – linked Set – LI 7 – animated birds
Set contains a linked set, set without birds, single birds Green Finch and Red Cardinal and they are LI 1 each – plus a handy notecard with details of how to control lights and sound volume

unKindness
Pieces from the “Manor Fence” Set – it’s my opinion that Jamie does the best fences and walls going and this set is no exception!  I find myself going back into my uK Inventory section again and again when this sort of landscaping is required.
uK – Manor Fence End Stone Base – LI 3
uK – Manor Fence Railing – LI 3

Little Branch
1. Korean Beech Tree V2, currently at Enchantment Event to November 30th
LB_KoreanBeechTree.v2 {Animated} 4Seasons – LI 2 – showing red and yellow Autumn colours

2. Wild Birch, currently at The Mens Dept to November 30th
LB_WildBirch {Animated} 4Seasons – LI 2 – texture change for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

Snakeweed – an extra that is in the tree packs!
LB_Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B – and Summer-A – LI 2 each – use well into the Autumn season

*~*
JIAN

Adult Doe from “Fallow Deer Set” which contains not only wanderers and companion animals but also a set of static poses animals where you can go through 8 different stages of each pose given.  So useful!
JIAN Fallow Doe Static – Look – LI 1 – control static poses and seasonal texture change
Plus…
JIAN Fallow Fawn Static Stroll – LI 2 and JIAN Fallow Fawn Static Laying – LI 1 – Fifty Linden Friday bargain but they are in the mainstore

Dysfunctionality
Fabulous low prim, texture change landscaping, some with twinkles when required for enchanting effects.
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Cluster – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Swaying Leafy Bush – Curve – LI 1 – texture change

Vespertine
Pieces from the “Garden Pathways” FatPack, individual purchases are also an option here
{vespertine} – garden pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 6
{vespertine} – garden pebble stepping stone – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Gentleman’s Autumn Retreat

with 8 comments

The cosiness of the autumn season can’t be denied, especially if you make a fireside nook. Autumnal colours are particularly pleasing, creating a warm palette for the eyes and easing the soul into a temporary but welcome security before the winter season freezes everything over!  It’s no wonder that Keats coined it, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.

*~*~*

The scene was created in part of the Franklin log cabin by Galland Homes.  Here’s a slide show as I walked around this beautiful building… inside and outside… more info below.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

*~*~*

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

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

Sponsors:- NEWCHURCH, Storax Tree, also Known as, unKindness, Little Branch, Galland Homes

Others:- Cov.et, No.59, Taikou, Ariskea, Artisan Fantasy, [Fetch], Soy.

Events:- ULTRA, The Mens Dept, The Fantasy Collective, UBER, Kustom9, FaMESHed

::NEWCHURCH::
1. Bruges Slope-Arm Chair, British Tan – LI 5 – Adult & PG – the Adult has animations Menus for ladies, gents, cuddles and intimate
2. Bruges Slope-Arm Sofa, British Tan – LI 5 – animation Menus for ladies, gents and couples
PLUS… texture versions – Cocoa, Coffee, Fig, Frosted Almond, Granite, Olive, Oxblood, Pewter – really beautiful leather on these!
3. Gilles Coffee Table in Brass – LI 1

Storax Tree (at the Rug Factory section)
Modern Expressions Rug 8 – LI 1 – Permissions are Transfer with a Resizer HUD – beautiful fluffy rug, great texture

also Known as
Wilhelmina art 2 – Group Gift! – LI 1 for quite a sizable picture

unKindness
From the Masculine Chic Set currently at The Mens Dept
Masculine Chic Console-Black (there’s another version in brown which also looks fab) – LI 4
Masculine Chic Art 1 – LI 1 (and another 2 wall art pieces)
Masculine Chic LED Lamp – gorgeous lamp kinda vintage but versatile – LI 2

From the Gothic Mannequin Set currently at The Fantasy Collective
uK – Gothic Mannequin (B) – LI 2
uK – Gothic Mannequin (H) – LI 2
11 great textural versions in all!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Lombardy Poplar {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 3 at the size I have here – seasons are spring, summer, autumn 1, autumn 2, winter
Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B (included in the pack) – LI 2

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed
Franklin by Galland Homes – LI 127 – log cabin that features a covered porch, open plan living inside, vaulted ceiling, working fireplace, loft and under the stairs cupboard. Footprint is 20 by 24 metres and it will fit on a 2048 sq m plot.

*~*~*
Cov.et, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Ridable Vintage Pedal Plane – Metal – Ground – no exhaust – Land Impact is 19 when you rez this, but it’s rideable really.
There’s variations – Metal Air with and without exhaust… Metal Ground with and without exhaust… Pink Air with and without exhaust and Pink Ground with and without exhaust
The pedal crank sound effects happen when you ride the plane, each pack contains the ground version and the air version

No.59, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Cans resting on the fireplace are the Planberger “Cans Tray Carange” – LI 1
click and you’ll be asked if you wish to attach the Carange Can. This contains an excellent Bento drinking animation! The can becomes emptier with each drink you take and will be eventually detached as you finish the drink. Choose from various drink packs by designer, Caroline Planer, great for parties.

Taikou, currently at UBER
You can also get a matching record rack with the stereo as a separate purchase
taikou / stereo set – LI 3

Ariskea
Ariskea[CozyNight] Copper Kettle – LI 4
Ariskea[CozyNight] Choco & tea – LI 1
Ariskea[CozyNight] Box of Biscuits – LI 4
(this set is currently at Kustom9, just opened)

Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Yellow – LI 2
Ariskea[Princess] Roses Frame [Pink] – LI 3, modified for colour!
(this is currently at the Au Lovely Event (part of Epiphany group)

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 7 – Records 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 9 – Metronome – LI 1 – working metronome animation

[Fetch]
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) – LI 3

Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – Full Perm – LI 1
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski, Marketplace store only

Soy.
Cluttered records – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Underneath the Mango Tree

leave a comment »

 

“Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me can watch for the moon
Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me make boolooloop soon” ~ Cibelle

I remember this song from the James Bond film, Dr No.  It was ‘sung’ by Honey Rider when she emerged dripping from the sea  in what was a very racy bikini for those days. She’d been hunting for shells and pearls. Whenever I see or hear of a mango tree, this daft song comes into my head – go figure 🙂

The scene features a new beach hut by Galland Homes which is very versatile because you could put it facing the sea like the above or further up on the land proper.  There’s plenty of room to furnish the inner room and also down on the deck which I’m using as a mini pontoon here.

The trees are by Little Branch.  The Avocado and the Mango.  I’ve included some close-up shots of these because they are so wonderfully made with plenty of leafy branches and fruits in the spring/summer versions.

 

 

 

*~*~*

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

Galland Homes – Caribbean Hut, currently at FaMESHed
Land Impact is 25 with Permissions of Copy/Modify

Little Branch
Mango Tree, currently at FaMESHed
Default size of LI 7 for V1 and LI 12 for V2 – spring and winter

Avocado Tree, currently at The Mens Dept
Default size of LI 7 – winter, spring, summer and fall
Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 10 for huge patch

TLC Home Collection – from Peacock Family (also in white variety)
TLC Male Peacock Tail Up* – LI 2
TLC Peacock Female* – LI 1

Storax Tree – Group discounts to only L$20
Tropics Med Patio Chair Right Ap – LI 13 – Transfer/Resizer

Bird of Paradise – Large – Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin

{XO} FullPermDock-Boat – {XO} by Saera Ellisson

Here’s hoping your weekend’s a good one!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂