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Dream Home in New Zealand

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KraftWork has a new house out – it’s called the “KraftWork Bach” and it’s available at the brand new round of Cosmopolitan.  New Zealand was the inspiration for this prefab with its sleek and elegant lines and wide deck out front.  It reminds me of loft living but with a more homely feel to it.  You could have it as a sky home or on a beach waterfront in an urban type background,  those are only two possibilities.  More details on the house in my information below.  Here, I’ve set it in some native landscaping which would have also had flowering Hebe bushes – if only I could have found some! Don’t forget, you can click on all the pictures for huge versions.

 

Nearly all of the furnishings are Donation items from Hope 4 –  RFL Home & Garden Expo 2017.  Have you been yet?  It’s a wonderful 9 sims worth of all sorts of H&G goodies and there’s also a hunt on. Each designer has provided two 100% Donation items.  Direct landmarks included in my information below.  From the Expo website, this is  a very useful guide to all the stores at the Expo so you can’t possibly get lost… can you *laughs* – HERE.

The KraftWork Bach has a delightful loft area with full views out of the glass wall. I’d find this a little too open for a bedroom myself, so have furnished it as an artist’s studio.  After all, with that excellent New Zealand light, it’d be a pity to waste it on a bedroom!

 

 

I used the back room as the preferred bedroom. Actually you could remove the divider (the other side is kitchen units) and you’d have one huge downstairs room for open living.  No sooner than I’d turned my back to check possible windlights for the photo,  the darn spaniel had leapt on the bed and gone to sleep – cheeky thing! There’ll be complaints about dog hair on the sheets now 🙂

 

 

This is a lovely area for a chillax zone! That colourful wall art you see is also included in the KraftWork Bach house.  KraftWork really spoil us with extras.  Look at the way the light falls in this picture. There’s some very clever lighting been done here, and it makes the house feel so inviting and peaceful.

 

 

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

KraftWork – “KraftWork Bach” New Zealand House – available at new round Cosmopolitan
Land Impact – 110, 26 by 56 footprint – Copy/Modify – includes house, deck, curtain and wall art in the pack! Pleas use the rezzer to rez it otherwise you’ll have trouble.

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Lighthouse – LI 3 – currently at Shiny Shabby
[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Seashells – LI 3

JIAN – Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper

Landscaping:-
Mesh Oxeye daisies (leucanthemum vulgare), Tropical Cordyline Plants (cordyline australis), Tree Ferns (dicksonia antartica) – Cube Republic

Mesh Grass 4-season – The Little Branch on MP

Vita’s 3D ground textures on- Vita Camino on MP

Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – various colours in pack

Home & Garden Expo 2017 items (with direct landmarks):-

Velvetena
Pieces from the Artist Loft gacha
She’s a Workaholic Desk
Hunt gifts – breakfast tray, wall sign, book pile and cacti tray

Chiana Oh – Original Digital Artwork
“Between Earth and Sky” series of three paintings on original Mesh picture frames – 1 LI each as rezzed. Materials have been enabled to give extra depth. Also check out this artist’s website

Eklektikos
PALLET BED – LI 14 – Copy only – 3 couples menus
BED LIGHT – LI 18 – Copy
PALLET CHAIR2 – PEACH – LI 4
Eklektikos offers a variety of items and they create for Biggies, Petites and everything in between.

Dark Matter
Seashell Plants gacha items – #2 and #3- Transfer only

3rd Eye Perceptions
Winds of Change Paper Birds – LI 2

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You can all rest now after that massive post!  I’ll be back again soon with some more EXPO items, and those will be a couple of the houses, I think. So until then…

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Love Birds

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I was waiting for a beautiful sunny day to take this picture! Plus the swans had to be in a romantic mood, of course.  The star of the show is this beautiful lace covered bed by Duvet Day and it was just a matter of finding pristine items to match.  Now if you think, that bed’s bound to cost a fortune – well it doesn’t!  It’s a gacha piece currently at the Cosmopolitan Event and it’s only L$69 per play.  The bed is available in both PG and Adult versions as the Rares.  Well worth a little gamble!

The room is in the DaD DESIGN “Sweet haven Cottage” which is an absolutely gorgeous building and that’s at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary round – hopefully it’ll be easier to get into this sterling Event by now.

Here’s the Home & Garden pieces I used:-

Duvet Day

“Lace gacha” – currently at Cosmopolitan

[DD] Lace bed (PG) – LI 17 – 5o animations in the PG version – single sits male and female, couples relax and cuddles, laying cuddles – the Adult version holds 140 animations in total
[DD] Chair – LI 2 – single sits male and female
[DD] Table – LI 2
[DD] Lace candle – on/off via touch – LI 1
[DD] Letters tied with string – LI 1
[DD] Mirror – large, lights on/off via touch – LI 3

TLC Home Collection – Swan Adult (from Swan Family) – LI 2

[ zerkalo ] – mainstore

[ zerkalo ] Vintage Clock gacha – 7 – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] All White gacha – Basket – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Halloween in White gacha – Tea Set – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Distant Memories gacha – Rug – LI 2
[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (cream) – LI 1
{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (white)
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (white/white) and (white/yellow) – LI 1 each
Can’t Even – Marble and Wood Bench
JIAN – nest (from Nightingale set) – LI 1

Room in the DaD DESIGN “Sweet haven Cottage” PG V.1.0 – LI 56 – Copy/Modify
currently at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary round

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Flatiron Afternoon

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The Flatiron District is a neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. One hundred years ago, it was a major commercial and residential hub in the City. The Met Life Tower enjoyed a brief time as the tallest building in the world, a flock of influential people called the neighbourhood home and large department stores drew big crowds. While the area began to fade around the mid 20th century, the bones for its re-emergence in the late 1980s and 1990s remained intact. Today, the cast iron Industrial and beaux arts architecture gives the streets their historic charm and dovetails flawlessly with the new shops, restaurants and nightspots that keep sprouting up.

Newchurch‘s “Flatiron Loft Studio” is inspired by those real life Flatiron industrial lofts which have been converted into apartments. I’ve attempted to style it with suitable furniture and decor, including new sets from 22769~[Bauwerk] and also from Newchurch.

Coffee and sausage rolls await!

 

It’s 2.30 pm and that lazy spaniel thinks I can’t see him.

 

Time to muse on Life, The Universe and Everything.  If you’re going to muse, do it in style 🙂

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Here’s the lovely Sponsors items I used:-

::Newchurch:: 

~ “Alpha Industrial Bar Set” in Antique Pine – mainstore
(also available in Walnut)

:: N :: Alpha Industrial Bar Table, Antique Pine 1 – LI 2
:: N :: Alpha Industrial Bar Stool, Antique Pine – LI 1 – solo sits for men and women, 6 each

~ “Flatiron Console Set” in Antique Pine – at Cosmopolitan until May 6th
Separate items and can be rezzed as a coalesced piece for instant decorating.

:: N :: Flatiron Console, Antique Pine – LI 3
Rattan Baskets – LI 1
Flatiron Building Model – LI 1
Aloe Plant – LI 1
Goat Skull – LI
:: N :: Flatiron Framed Prints at 1 LI each
:: N :: Flatiron Console Mirror, Zinc – 1 LI
Messy Books – LI 2

~ “Fiona Hall Tree” – animated version – LI 4 – Copy/Modify – at The Chapter Four Event from May 4th – 20th.

There are four versions – black and white in both static and animated
Sit poses for men and women. The mirror in each can be changed between black and white by clicking the mirror frame when not seated. The cushions can be changed to any of nine colour textures in the same way. These pieces have been designed with materials enabled for Advanced lighting conditions.

:: N :: Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox, White – LI 33 – Copy/Modify – mainstore

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Items from “Home Dschungel Set” at Shiny Shabby to May 15th.

Woven Lounge Chair – 13 single sit animations – LI 3 – 0,8 x 1,0 x 1,1 meters
Pot with Areca Palm – LI 4
Balcony Flowers – contains: Great Cactus – LI 4, Snake Plant – LI 3, Vipers bowstring hemp – LI 3, Succulents – each LI 1

All items – Copy/Modify

[ zerkalo ] Coffee on the Porch gacha – Coffee Cup & Cezve – Dark

Other Home & Garden items used:-

JIAN Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper – at the Epiphany gacha until May 15th
JIAN Splendid Spaniels 14. Blenheim Held

Tartessos Arts – TA Studio Rattan Lamp – LI 3
MadPea – Mad Meals Sausage Rolls – gacha
{Petite Maison} Angelica Coffee Pot: Eggshell
.:revival:. light branches
.:revival:. linen rug
{ affaire } jaime decorer clock + flat

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A good old fashioned bath

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There’s nowt like a good old fashioned bath!  At least that’s what my mum used to say when we were living in a very rural village abroad and it was my brother and yours truly fetching water, boiling it up and bunging it in the bathtub.  By the time we’d finished we darn well needed a bath!

Now this bathtub is that much easier, you just click a few times to get the water automatically filled to the brim of the tub and then you have a choice of clear water, foaming bubbles or romantic rose petals floating on top. Wonderful!  This is Chez Moi Furniture‘s interactive and whimsical “Rustic Bathtub” which is available at the current round of The Chapter Four Event. You’ve got a choice of maturities and a couple of extra pieces – the Rustic Bath Table and the Rustic hanger where you can put your bathrobe.  Huh!  We didn’t have those in my day 🙂

Here’s details of all the Home & Garden pieces:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – interactive “Rustic Bathtub” (Adult – with 120 animations) – LI 5 – C/M – slightly modified to hide the shower head and back of taps
“Rustic Hanger” – 1 LI – C/M
“Rustic Bath Table” – LI 3 – C/M
All at The Chapter Four current round (runs to April 20th)

House – Cheeky Pea – Lillooet Skybox – LI 20

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Muted Relaxing Rug
from the gacha “Little Piece of Heaven” at current round of Shiny Shabby

IDEZA – items from the “Around the Propellers” gacha
Copper Basket, Indus Sofa, Tube Wall Light, Props

HEXtraordinary – items from Deco(c)rate March – Boho Meditation Altar Set
Marble Buddha Statue, Lotus Candle Holder, Altar Crystal, Buddha Incense

{what next} – House Plants set – Agave in pot and on stand, Eucalyptus in pot and on stand, Rubber Tree in pot
[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (purple)

Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae by Storax Tree
Feline Treasures – Sleep – Jaguar r by Storax Tree

Jian – Vellum Candles (3 Straight)
Raindale ~ stack of books from the Mauner set

MeadowWorks – Kneeling Stag Sculpture
KAZZA – HomeStyle – Flower Pot
Kei’s Donut Cafe Mug (happy) – from Arcade gacha set, now at mainstore

[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 1
[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 2
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems gacha – Bird Frame

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I have a new sponsor!  This is EvE & ADAM by designer, Ginger Chevalier. I’ll be blogging for ADAM and there’s a lot to show you. You’ve seen me blog the ADAM Mesh Body before, it’s my favourite mesh body, not too skinny or too beefy but beautifully formed *laughs*. Ginger makes skin appliers for the ADAM mesh body and also for her ADAM Bento Head, clothing and beards.

Today, I’m wearing:-

ADAM Mesh Body – v 1.4 b
ADAM Mesh Head Bento – v 1.4
ADAM Beard Bento M1
ADAM Skin applier for Bento Head – Marc 30
ADAM Skin applier – Olivier
Shape – my own
Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears

There’s a shape included with the Bento Head, it’s very nice if you want to just use that.  I altered it more to suit me. What I didn’t change was the nose – Ginger has the perfect nose on this shape! There are teeth included but not eyes. You do need mesh eyes and I used the CATWA animated eyes, fiddled a bit to get them to fit the eye sockets. You also get an animations HUD which is a lot of fun.

The medium length beard is Bento, it will work with the ADAM Bento head, and you need to add it. Daft me was thinking it was an applier and pressing the HUD colours, nothing was working. Don’t make that mistake!  Plenty of texture colours for the beard and you can also tint it for that perfect match with your skin. It will work with the animations HUD just fine. There are various options on the HUD to change parts of the head such as the eyelashes or ears.

The head applier is called Marc and it’s for the ADAM mesh body only.  Marc actually comes in different ages (30, 45 and 60) – this is the age 30 one and it’s pretty true to that age. It will match all 11 tones in the ADAM Mesh Body HUD (and these are included on the applier HUD) so very little fiddling required which is a real boon. You have have with and without brows.

The skin applier is called Olivier and mmm, it’s an attractive one!  Very reasonably priced at 450L for all the skin tones, with hair and without. You can pay more than that for 1 skin tone. I was using the No. 6 shade with hair. Makes bath time more fun!

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Frying up your sausages with Chez Moi Furnitures

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If you’d like a new camping set ready for your autumn trips out into the virtual wilderness, you can’t go wrong with Chez Moi‘s “Camping Fun” set. And it’s not all about frying up your sausages, either!

This is a fabulous interactive set which includes a realistic tent, blazing campfire, basket packed with extra blankets and ground sheets,  and some great log seating. Altogether, the land impact is a mere 14, leaving you plenty of prims to play with for all the camping paraphernalia you can think of.

Here, we were lucky to get away with visits from only two of the forest birds who were eyeing a platter of grapes. The shib lay down as near to the fire as possible without singeing his fur and note he’s got his cold season scarf on. You might know… he’s a fashion fan!

The basket close-up, and you can see the ground sheet and blankets neatly rolled and folded. Well that neatness won’t last long 🙂

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Poses, there are lots of them. The “Camping Fun” set has Adult and PG versions. Lots of the poses have attachable activity props including those ubiquitous sausages on sticks.  The tent has 30 single poses (male and female), 24 activities such as reading, eating, drinking and sleeping, 24 x 2 animations for couples in love, plus 30 x 2 intimate poses in the adult version. The campfire has a realistic sound of crackling fire, room for 1 – 4 people and you can warm your hands and cook marshmallows – 4 individual poses, 8 x 2 animations for couples in love. The two-seater log chair has 30 single poses for male and female, 12 x 2 animations for couples in love and 24 x 2 intimate poses in the adult version.  Control is by menu, with SWAP and ADJUST facilities. Everything is 100% original mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

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I don’t think I’ve seen a nicer campfire than this one. It has a lovely warm glow and particle animation and when you get inside the tent and cuddle up, it exudes an atmosphere of contentment.

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Now where can you get this exclusive set?  It’s out at current round of The Chapter Four until October 20th and there’s 20% off the usual price for the duration of the Event.

The Chapter Four Taxi

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for loads more decorating ideas, and while you’re there pick up the October group gift – “Autumn Bench”

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Chez Moi web logo

Other items in the pictures: –

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) 2 (try MP for gacha resales)
Starling _Standing  by TLC Home Collection
English Robins Love Marquis Grapes  by Lunar Seasonal Designs
[ zerkalo ]  – Hot Chocolate (winter edition)
{ affaire } – kerosene lamp + decor
Jian – Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Empty)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Standing at The Crossroads

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“The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.” ~ Flannery  O’Connor ~

The Crossroads is a brand new event from the folks who brought us Shiny Shabby. Featuring six sections called Worlds, each with its own theme – Roleplay, Vintage, Cute, Contemporary, Apocalypse and Lust worlds – it hopes to bring us a unique shopping experience from gachas to regular vendors, from lovely and cute to dark and apocalyptic. It hopes to cover all tastes! For more info, check out The Crossroads  blog. The event runs until July 28th so we’ve got plenty of time to explore and shop.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] have released a wonderful patio set at the event, the pieces of which can be purchased separately as follows:

Patio Side Table – LI 2, white pottery – LI 1, Art Magazine – LI 1
Beach Pouf – LI 1, 8 single animations, choice of grey, red or brown versions
Crate Table – LI 2, big book with cup – LI 2, coffee maker – LI 1
Patio Decoration Pack – drum table with pillows – LI 2, snake plant – LI 4, beach rug – LI 1
Patio Lounger – PG and Adult versions – LI 9, 14 single sits, 8 couple and an additional 19 intimate poses in the Adult version
Beach Pallet is the free gift at the event
All pieces Copy/Modify

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zerkalo ~ Fresh Roses – LI 2 (white and red versions) Copy/Modify. These beautiful pieces would grace any summery scene and the detail is second to none.

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Here’s your taxi to The Crossroads Event

Other pieces in the garden are:

[PM]Pixel Mode – The Backyard Garden Pool

Wood Wall – by Katia Millet (CMP)

Botanical – Mesh Mediterranean Cypress [Mod Copy]
Botanical – Summer Linden Small [c]

HEART Botanicals – WildFlowers – Petunias

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Faded Charm – Zerkalo at The Epiphany Gacha Event

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The quarterly Epiphany Gacha Event opens in less than two days’ time, 12th April. Part of the great thing about this event is that if you amass too many spares in pursuit of your chosen gacha prizes, you can cash in those spares for points. Use your points to buy exclusives from the Designers! For instance, you can get a Copy/Modify version of any exclusive for 25 points. The exclusives are well worth collecting since they’ll never be shown again.

Zerkalo have an amazing set called, “Faded Charm” and it reminds me of those treasured keepsakes you have on a shelf from way back, that you don’t want to get rid of because they were either given with love or commemorate a notable event in your life.

Commons
Lantern – 1 LI
Cloche with spring branch – 2 LI
Red and White Roses in pots – 2 LI each
Love Sign with white ribbon hanging – 2 LI
Framed Scissors – 1 LI
Coffee & Wine Tray – 1 LI

Rare
Bird Lamp – 2 LI
All Epiphany machines are set between 10 % to 15% in winning chances for rares.

Exclusive
Cloche with bird nest n eggs – 1 LI

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The textures and detailing on this set is breathtaking. There’s delicate white lace and smooth, glossy, reflective glass. Every little detail has been taken care of to give that feeling of being precious to the owner. I particularly like the ethos of the tray: –

“Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I cannot!”

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April Shopping Guide at The Epiphany Blog
Join the Inworld Group

Visit The Epiphany Gacha Event (sim not open yet!)

Visit Zerkalo mainstore

Cheers, m’dears 🙂