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My Four Walls

My Four Walls 1

And I am back again (kinda) – have you missed me? OK – I am seriously pissed. As I already told you I moved flats in RL and the phonecompany messed up my internet contract big time. In fact the issue is still waiting to become solved (I am still hoping). Anyways – a buddy of mine was so kind to let me use his computer for this blog post, but of course it feels different when you are not sitting on your own machine. Anyways – his computer is really good, better then mine. I might steal it from him ;-)
Todays main actor is the fantastic Olisipo Skybox from L&K Prefabs. It is available at the Designers Warehouse right now and you can get it for half of the regular price. And it is so worth it. The texturing is amazing and it has many neat gadgets like opening doors and a fireplace and many really interesting angles to decorate. My pictures surely do the skyhome no justice since – because of above mentioned RL issues – I was not able to decorate all of the rooms without my buddy strangeling me. But here are the facts: You have two huge bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom – and you have a hallway you can see in above picture in the background.
Tha Wall Art behind me is from the new round of the Gallery Gift Shop and comes from #7. The cube chair I am lounging in is from [bauwerk] who finally opened their doors to the public. And if you are a furniture addict like I am I strongly recommend the Four Walls Hunt – because literally everything you can see in the background – the chair, the sideboard and the frames – are from the hunt which is by far one of my most fav hunts in the grid.

List of stuff:
Chair (foreground): 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cube Chair White Leather
Wall Art: #7 – Cubed Wall Glass (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Chair (background): L&K Prefabs – Good Old Armchair (Four Walls Hunt)
Sideboard: PILOT – Miller Dresser (Four Walls Hunt)
Frames: End Of Daze – Canvass (part of the Four Walls Hunt Gift)

My Four Walls 2

Cupcakes anyone? These are the ubercute gift from Sway for the Four Walls Hunt. The painting in my back is from the Gallery Gift Shop and it is called “Our Beach in November” by Gabrielle Swindlehurst who is a master in highly atmospheric pictures. The furniture – except the rug which was an advent gift from [CIRCA] – comes from [bauwerk] and is a new release. On the left you can see the inbuild fireplace of the Olisipo Skybox. And the ceiling lights are the opening groupgift from *bbqq*.

List of stuff:
Chair left: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Lounge Chair white leather
Poof right: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Sitting Poof Play
Coffee Table: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Palette Table
Cakestand: Sway – Cakestand (Four Walls Hunt)
Rug: CIRCA – Deer Lake Area Rug
Sofa: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Cubic Sofa Light Wood/White Leather
Ashtray: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Ashtray Stand
Wallart: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Our Beach in November (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Ceiling lights: *bbqq* - Chandelier Hikari (opening Groupgift)

My Four Walls 3

Just for clarification: I only use the telescope for watching the stars and NOT for watching my cute neighbour when he leaves the shower, ok? Anyways – the telescope is a brilliant prob from Hanaya called “Star Party” and it is the gift for the also currently running Cold Winter Nights Hunt. It comes of course with pose animations and is really very well done. The reading nook I am sitting in front of is from BRENO and like the modular shelf from Scarlet Creative it is again a gift for the Four Walls Hunt.

List of stuff:
Telescope: ~Hanaya~ – Star Party (Cold Winter Nights Hunt)
Reading Nook: BRENO – Reading Nook (Four Walls Hunt)
Shelf: Scarlet Creative – My Modular Shelf (Four Walls Hunt)
Poof: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Conic Poof Black Cow

My Four Walls 4

List of stuff:
Crate: {sa} Vintage Crate with Record Player (for Collabor 88)
Mannequins: ILO – Model Form (for the Mens Dept.)
Chair: {vespertine} – vintage rounded armchair white (for the Mens Dept.)
Giftbags: L&K Prefabs – Gift Paperbags (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Jumper: etam – Scarfed Sweater Red (for the Mens Dept.)
Pants: Razorblade Jacket – Hoon Faded Cords (for the Mens Dept.)
Sneaker: [ JP ]dsg. – Sneaker Ventura
Prefab: L&K Prefabs – Olisipo Skybox (50% off at the Designers Warehouse) 20×20 meters, LI52, copy, mod

Retreat

Retreat 1 Happy Sunday everyone. Todays blogpost is dedicated to some finds at the Mens Dept., some hunt gifts and most of all again decoration for you winter homes. But lets start with my todays outfit and look: The shirt and the pants I am wearing are from the Mens Dept. and they are the items from etam. Nice rigged mesh items and I like the pants because they are just that kind of homewear I love to put on on a lazy sunday. The boots are from BSD Designs and are also rigged mesh. The Equestrian Boots are unisex and are just the right kind of footwear for a nice winter walk.
Hanaya have released a lot of wonderful items for the Relay for Life Christmas Expo. The adorable Wintery Driftwood Birdbath is one of them and the Frozen Pond Bench in my back is another one. They are just lovely pieces of decoration to give your home that special winter feeling. The house I am standing in front of is the new release from Trompe Loeil for Collabor 88. The Frostbite Cottage comes in 4 different colors. I chose the white one and you can see a full shot of the house on the bottom of this post.

List of stuff:
Shirt: etam – Athletic Shirt Red (for the Mens Dept.)
Pants: etam – Men’s Track Pants Black (for the Mens Dept.)
Boots: BSD Designs – Equestrian Boots
Bird Bath: ~Hanaya~ – Wintery Driftwood Birdbath (for the “Relay For Life Christmas Expo”)
Bench: ~Hanaya~ – Frozen Pond Bench (for the “Relay For Life Christmas Expo”)

Retreat 2I decided to decorate the Frostbite Cottage in a more man-ly way this time. And again there are some fantastic furniture finds with men in mind at the Mens Dept. Like the ensemble from {af} called “Ralph’s Entryway” containing the drawers, the model sailboat, the brass lantern and the rope suspended gallery. I combined it with the new released Lounge Chair in corduroy from Trompe Loeil (tan), the Loveseat Corduroy (tan) also from Trompe Loeil (both for Collabor 88 also), the hunters living room table from World of Wood and the Winter Day Bed from WetCat.
The Winter Day Bed is the huntgift for the current running “Home for Christmas Hunt”. And while we are talking about hunts: the chalkboard in the back of the Winter Day Bed is also a huntgift. This time it is from evolve and it is their share for the “With Love Hunt”. The “Grannys Type Case” above the Lounge chair is an Advent Calendar gift from 22769 for the 13th December – so mark that date in your calendar, because it is lovely. The Antler Chandelier comes from “The Loft” and the rug is a new release from {af}

List of stuff:
Drawer-Ensemble: {af} – Ralph’s Entryway (for the Mens Dept.)
Jar: floorplan – change fund/beer (for the Mens Dept.)
Chair and Sofa (left): Trompe Loeil – Lounge Chair Corduroy (tan) and Loveseat Corduroy (tan) (for Collabor 88)
Coffee-Table: World Of Wood – Hunters Living Room Table
Newspapers: World Of Wood – Newspapers
Tea-Light: BoatHouse – Tree Tea Light
Sofa (right): ::WetCat:: - Winter Day Bed (for the Home for Christmas Hunt)
Chalkboard: .evolve. – With Love Chalkboard (for the With Love Hunt)
Chandelier: The Loft – Antler Chandelier
Type Case: 22769 ~ casual couture – Grannys Type Case (Advent Calendar Item 13th Dec.)
Rug: {af} – Soft Yarn Rug (Diamonds)

Retreat 3In my “sleeping corner” I used another huntitems: the Stockholm Bed from Vespertine is – again – a wonderful gift from the “With Love Hunt” The bedside table is from the Mens Dept. and is the item from PILOT. The room divider comes from LISP who really have some neat christmas decoration items. In my reading corner I used the Eames Lounge Chair from 2Xtreme and the hunters bookshelf from World of Woods. And these cute window decorations are from [CIRCA]. The festive pinecones are the current groupgift at the store. Also from [CIRCA] is the “Boho Winter” Snowflake Tree – and it is a part of their Gift for the Peace On Earth Hunt. The Primitive Timber Bench is also a part of a huntgift – this time from POST and for the “With Love Hunt”

List of Stuff:
Bed: Vespertine – Stockholm Bed (for the With Love Hunt)
Bedside Table: PILOT – McCoy Bedside Table (for the Mens Dept.)
Room Divider: LISP Bazaar – Frosted Room Divider with Wrath
Window Decoration: CIRCA – Festive pinecones (Groupgift)
Chair: 2Xtreme – Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Bookshelf: World Of Wood – Hunters Bookshelf
Tree: CIRCA – “Boho Winter” potted Snowflake Tree (for the Peace On Earth Hunt)
Art: LND Gallery and Hangout – Avett Brothers NY Poster (free)
Bench: POST – Primitive Timber Bench (for the With Love Hunt)

Retreat 4I found this lovely butterfly table at L&K Prefabs. Not only it is wonderful made – but as you can see in the picture you can unfold both wings of it individually by mouseclick. It is the perfect piece of decoration and even for secondlife extremely practical. The decoration set is also from L&K Prefabs and just matches the overall look of my little winter retreat place. The Christmas Tree comes from BoatHouse. The little tree also was one of the Advent Calendar Gifts from the store. The Christmas Punch Side Table comes from Pestique. It rezzes by mouseclick either the punch (like shown here) or wine. It is the huntgift from the store for the Home For Christmas Hunt. And the frames on the floor again come from {af}.

List of stuff:
Butterfly Table and Decoration: L&K Prefabs – Butterfly Table and Raw Tablewear
Christmas Tree: BoatHouse – Boathouse Advent Calendar Item
Sidetable: Pestique Furniture – Christmas Punch Side Table (for the Home for Christmas Hunt)
Frames: {af} – NY Print 1 and 2 (for the Mens Dept.)

Retreat 5And finally – like promised – the outside view of the lovely Frostbite Cottage from Trompe Loeil. I really must say that I love the size of this cottage – it is just not too big or too small – just the right size for bringing on some winterish feeling in your secondlife homes.

List of stuff:
Prefab: Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage white (for Collabor 88)

Noel

Noel 1

If you are looking for cute winter and christmas things in secondlife obviously now is the right time. Creators have again outdone themselfes this year to bring some really fine products for your avatar and for your homes to the grid. And there are many places where you can get that certain x-mas-feeling – even for a bargain. So since the month is a few days old your first stop definitely should be the Mens Dept. I got myself – again – new eyes there. This time from Poetic Colors who also offer a selection of winter colored eyes. Today I am wearing the icicle ones. The nordic jumper I am wearing is from bleak – it is available in different styles and as you can see in the pictures it looks way real.

Noel 2

Another brilliant find in the December Mens Dept. is the rather taxidermic Antler Christmas Tree from Cheeky Pea. It definitely is outstanding and lovely made and way special. Also the carton box deer head over the chimney is from the Mens Dept. and comes from [HANDverk] (available in two different styles). I have to say that I cheated a bit by adding the festive bow from the “12 Days of Christmas” Calendar from Trompe Loeil underneath it. And to sum the Mens Dept. up: todays house is also from the Mens Dept. and comes from Deco. The Port Richmond Skyloft has an unbeatable quality and gives you enough room for decorating and furnishing. And the denims are the item from [AB]

If you are looking for christmas or winter stuff the “Relay For Life Christmas Expo” is definitely worth a visit. Not only the fairground is lovely build but you also can find some wonderful stuff there also. I got myself the “Festive Chandelier” from Hanaya which is way cute. You can change the color of the ornaments by mouseclick – also it has three different light functions. The silverish wreath is again a gift from the “12 Days of Christmas” Calendar and so is the Noel Blocks at the chimney. Nearly everything else I used comes from the adorable Christmas Calendar from BoatHouse and I really have to say that the Fireplace Tools are my favorite kind of decorative pieces because it is lovely made and just gives the certain extra to the sl homes with fireplace (and we all know – there are a lot of them).

Noel 3

List of stuff:

Hair: Dura – Dura-Boy 07 (black)

Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Gen 4 – icicles (for the Mens Dept.)

Jumper: bleak – Nordic Sweater Slate (for the Mens Dept.)

Denims: [AB] – Mark Jeans Straight Dark Blue (for the Mens Dept.)

Shoes: Adjunct – Jacob’s Ladder Boots Crude Oil Black

Christmas Tree: :CP: – Antler Christmas Tree (for the Mens Dept.)

Deer Head: [HANDverk] – Reindeer Head Holiday White (for the Mens Dept.)

Chandelier: ~Hanaya~ – Festive Chandelier (for the “Relay For Life Christmas Expo”)

Wrath, Bow and Noel Blocks: Trompe Loeil – 12 Days of Christmas (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)

Bench, Coffee Table, Tea-Set, add. Decorations: BoatHouse – Boathouse Advent Calendar Items

Skybox: [DECO] – The Port Richmond Skyloft (for the Mens Dept.)

Sadness

Sadness 1

Yesterday I have had one of these moments – and before you run away: nope – this will not become an emo-post.

I have collected some furniture pieces I wanted to show you over the last couple of days when I heard the message that BAFFLE is having a closing sale. And actually that made me kind of sad since I loved the creations of Samantha Smadga a lot. And I really hope that she will come back soon again with maybe a complete new business. So if you like BAFFLE you better hop to the mainstore and grab as much things as you can get because everything is reduced to 55L$ and after November 15th it will be gone for good. So did I and I got myself the Le Petite Reve Skybox which is a wonderful representation of the astonishing crafting and texturing abilities of Samantha.

Trompe Loeil have just released the first Christmas items – and when I went to their store and saw the Star Light Pendant Lamps (come in 3 different sizes, copy, mod and turn on by mouseclick) I knew I had to get those. My mother has the same ones in RL and she always hangs them up around X-mas time. So it really is some kind of home feeling for me. The thing with furniture and decoration in second life is kind of interesting because the realism is nearly unbeatable anymore. And especially with these lamps I associate childhood feelings, home and parents. And yeah – I went a bit emo when I hung them up in my new appartment but honestly – this is a good thing. We are talking about a virtual world here in which you literally can do everything. And if there are some items that have that effect on you because you mishmash them with your real life experiences then it can not be a bad thing. So much for “second life is just a game”.

Sadness 2

The Small Enamel Cabinet from %Percent is another one of these pieces because my granny used to have one of these and I have all good feeling about it because the cookie jar was standing just on top of it. The club chair is also from Trompe Loeil and I blogged this one before in my post Sleepless. The art is from the current Gallery Gift Shop and comes from Chiana Oh. And the Bonsai Tree with table is from ~Hanaya~. You can change the seasons of the bonsai tree by click and it is just a wonderful piece of decoration. A non changeable bonsai tree is also available as second year anniversary November groupgift at ~Hanaya~.

Sadness 3

The Mens Dept is also a wonderful place to find furniture made with men in mind. The Angle Frames “It’s A Keeper” are the share of Cheeky Pea and the crate shelf comes from floorplan – both items are mesh and wonderful and unique pieces. The utility tables with the book and also the framed Winter Canvas are from {ililo} and also can be found in the current Mens Dept. The rug is again from BAFFLE.

Sadness 4

I decorated the bedroom of the Le Petite Reve Skybox with another bargain furniture piece from the Mens Dept. The “sorting shelf” is from Vespertine and just matches perfectly the other furniture pieces you can find at the Mens Dept. Either the bleached wood is kind of a trend right now in the furniture scene within second life or the creators have coordinated themselfes. Nevertheless – you can get this pieces all on one location and if my pictures do not show you should believe me – they are wonderful.

The “Earnst TV” is from Cheeky Pea and you can change the texture of the screen and the set by mouseclick.

My todays look is again the Corduroy Skater Trousers from 22769 ~ casual couture that can also be found at the Mens Dept. Likewise my glasses from BALACLAVA – the Kip Glasses can be found in different colors at the Mens Dept. And each set includes different options. The shirt is a new release from {MoYaz}. The shirt comes in plain options and also in the 70’s collection – and I absolutely adore these. Shown above is the “Buttoned Shirt 70’s Beige”.

And last but not least: The Barrel Bed from Trompe Loeil which can be found at the current round of FaMESHed. It matches perfectly the previous releases from Trompe Loeil and is somewhat quirky with the barrel shape and texturing. The bed is available in many different styles – shown here is Brown and Freesia.

Sadness 5

List of stuff:

Glasses: BALACLAVA!! – Kip Glasses Black (for the Mens Dept)

Skin: KENTO – Preston T2

Hair: [iruco] hair23M (black)

Shirt: {MoYaz} – Buttoned Shirt 70’s Beige

Pants:  22769 ~ casual couture – Skater Pants Brown Corduroy (for the Mens Dept)

Sneakers: [JP]:dsg. – Sneakers (Groupgift)

Star Light Lamps: Trompe Loeil – Star Light Lamps Green (3 different sizes)

Cabinet: %Percent – Small Enamel Cabinet

Chair: Trompe Loeil – Club Chair Green

Bonsai Tree: ~Hanaya~ – Windswept Bonsai Tree with Table

Art: Chiana Oh – AA Field (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

Frames: :CP: – It’s A Keeper Frames Angled (for the Mens Dept)

Shelf: floorplan. – Crate Shelf bare (for the Mens Dept)

Tables: { ililo } Utility Tables (for the Mens Dept)

Rug: BAFFLE – Carpet Wheatfield Flowers

Wallart: LISP Bazaar – Ctrl-Alt

TV: :CP: – Earnst TV

Shelf: Vespertine – sorting shelf (for the Mens Dept)

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Barrel Bed brown/freesia (for FaMESHed)

Prefab: BAFFLE – Le Petite Reve

Countryside

Countryside 1

Welcome Friday and welcome to my blogpost dedicated to the living on the countryside. I found recently some adorable shops and things that I absolutely wanted to share with you and to – hopefully – give you another idea of living in second life. And what I found quite interesting: when I put together the stuff for todays blogpost I found myself in a rather peaceful mood which is rare, cause usually I am hopping from location to location and grabbing things and do all in a rush. Today it was really slowed down and, yeah, relaxing. See – that is the thing the country does to people. Even if it is virtual.

Since I already knew the topic of todays post – because of several items I gathered within the last couple of days – I needed a look for the blog entry. So I got myself this tan tweed jacket from Kauna that comes together with the shirt and the tie. The pack is rather surprising, because you do not get only one shirt and tie but a splendid selection of colors and patterns for the tie. One warning tho: you can not wear the shirt alone because it is crafted for beeing worn under the jacket. But that is fair enough since I did not even expected the shirt in the package. I completed the look with the slim cut denims in used blue from 22769 ~ casual couture and the white sport shoes from GizzA.

Peaceful living: -Hanaya- just released these adorable Bird Feeders in several options (for hanging from a tree, with the old table and with a stand). The birds are included and they tweet – so this alone sets you in the right country mood. The wonderful house is, believe it or not, a gift from [CIRCA] for the Homestuff Hunt – and I strongly recommend getting this one (if you have not the time to do the complete hunt which I also recommend). The Studio Coast Loft ist wonderful build and has two big rooms and also a second floorlet where you i.e. put a bed in. The roof is completely glass and what I love most about the building is that you have two entrances and that the rooms are seperate but also float within each other with holes in the wall.

Countryside 2

Virtual homes are not only furniture cluttered in different rooms. The best homes in my opinion have something like a personality and I decorated the Studio Coast Loft to represent of course myself the best. I have already told you about this adorable new shop I found here. BoatHouse have all kind of neat stuff to bring personality in virtual rooms. I got there the Book Stacks and also the potted droopy flowers on the table. The shelfes, the table, the angel ceiling light and the crow chair are from Mysterious Wave – another cute shop I ran into. The designs are kind of quirky, but also lovely. You will find a lof of shelfes there, all with a different theme. And Mysterious Wave is extremely fair priced. So if you need that little extra for your room – you better check the store out. Oh – and the empty flower pots in the first picture are also from this shop and they are just 1 L$!

In the third picture you see what I meant with rooms seperated but floating in each other. You have this breakthru you also can decorate like I did with another angel lamp from Mysterious Wave and the Matriochka creations from :NuDoLu Voyage: I got myself from the Gallery Gift Shop. The cushions on the floor are from [AF] and they look just so real to me. By the way: If you join the [AF] group you can get the fatpack of these cushions for free and they are highly decorative.

And talking about the decorative side of second life: I am a missionary for art in SL. The two paintings you can see in the last picture are from Gabrielle Swindlehurst who just has an exhibition today, 31st August. The opening party will be 12 – 2pm at the Art India Gallery. And of course Gabrielle is selling her art there also. And just to wash all your doubts away: when it comes to fair pricing Gabrielles art is another good exapmle for that. At the Gallery Gift Shop you hardly find a painting from her that is more then 20 L$. So check her exhibition out!

Countryside 3

List of stuff:

OUTFIT:
Jacket and shirt: Kauna – Tan Tweed Jacket (comes with shirt and splendid ties)
Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Slim Cut Denims Used Blue
Shoes: GizzA Creations – White Sport Shoes

PICTURE 1:
Prefab: CIRCA – Studio Coast Loft Build Grunge Tan (For Homestuff)
Birdfeeder: -Hanaya- – Cedar Bird Feeder with Stand
Pots: Mysterious Wave – Empty Pots 2 and Empty Pots 4

PICTURE 2:
Chair: Mysterious Wave –  *TDS* Crows Sofa
Shelfes: Mysterious Wave – *TDS* Book Wall Shelf and *TDS* Painting Shelf
Table: Mysterious Wave – *TDS* table de nuit 2
Light: Mysterious Wave – Angel Cellar Light
Books: BoatHouse – Book Stack 5
Plant: BoatHouse – Potted Droopy Flowers

PICTURE 3:
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – The Keeper of the Stairs (left) and You make me smile with my heart (right) (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Light: Mysterious Wave – Angel Light
Decoration: :NuDoLu Voyage: Lumiere de bouteille Matriochka (for the Gallery Gift Shop), :NuDoLu Voyage: Pot de pluie Matriochka BL_A and BL_B (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Cushions: [AF] – EVELYN Cushions (blue)

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