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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

The Cottage

The Cottage 1

Welcome to my last pre-christmas post of the year. Tomorrow I will drive to my parents place for the holidays and the internet connection there is way too crappy to make good blogshots. But I still have to catch up on many things like new releases and Advent Calendars and so I picked for this blogpost some of the cutest finds in the grid right now.
The Cottage is an Advent Calendar Gift from 22769 ~ casual couture and it is their gift for December, 23rd. The guys from 22769 have been so kind to give it to me beforehand and anyways – I guess it is time also to say thank you to Manu and Paco that they allow me to clutter their sim with my primmy fotosets. The blizzard topiaries left and right from the stairs come from the Advent Calendar from [CIRCA] and both trees also hold cute poses. Both trees also have these cute giant snowwhite christmas balls and are a wonderful addition to every winterish sim.

List of stuff:
Trees: CIRCA – Blizzard Topiaries (Advent Calendar Item)
House: 22769 ~ casual couture – Advent House (Advent Calendar Item 23rd Dec.)
Lights: L&K Prefabs – Einter Greenhouse Lights (15% discount til Sunday here)

The Cottage 2

[ht+] already have a name for medical accessories and I already showed you the nose splint here. A new release is this eye bandage. There is one for every eye in the package and it is a brilliant item for roleplay or just that tough look. The necklace, ear warmer and also the rigged mesh christmas socks again are Advent Calendar items from 22769 ~ casual couture. The socks are todays item under the huge fir tree in their store – so better hurry up to get them. The jumper and the pants come from the December Mens Dept. And the wonderful quirky Antler Chair I am lounging on is – once again – an Advent Calendar Gift from 22769. It comes with 4 neat poses which are quite easy to adjust.

List of stuff:
Eye Bandage: [ht+] – Eye Bandage
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Gen 4 – icicles (for the Mens Dept.)
Shirt: etam – Athletic Shirt Blue (for the Mens Dept.)
Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Grandpas Pants Black (for the Mens Dept.)
Necklace: 22769 ~ casual couture – Snowflake Necklace (Advent Calendar Item)
Socks: 22769 ~ casual couture – Christmas Socks / rigged mesh (Advent Calendar Item)
Chair: 22769 ~ casual couture – Antler Chair (Advent Calendar Item)

The Cottage 3

And on we go with wonderful decorative items from Advent Calendars. The X-Mas Pillows come with 6 poses and I love the patterns on them a lot. Also the festive table is an Advent Calendar gift. Nevertheless – the wooden Christmas Tree, the flowers and the plates with christmas cookies come from the Adventcalendar from [CIRCA]. The Indian Lanterns are an Advent Calendar Gift from BoatHouse. The Scrabble game and the Hanging Bulbs Pendant Light comes from {af}. {af} also have a 12 days of christmas calendar with neat stuff – so check the store regularely. The art on the wall is from the Gallery Gift Shop and is from Gabrielle Swindlehurst.

List of stuff:
Pillows: 22769 ~ casual couture – X-Mas Pillows (Advent Calendar Item)
Table: 22769 ~ casual couture – Festive Table (Advent Calendar Item)
Table Tree, Plates and Flowers: CIRCA – Vintage Craft Tree, Platters, Tulip PotArt (Advent Calendar Item)
Indian Lantern: BoatHouse – Indian Lantern (Advent Calendar Item)
Scrabble: {af} – Let’s Play Scrabble (for Sways Fundraiser)
Lamp: {af} – Hanging Bulbs Pendant Light (for Sways Fundraiser)
Rug: {af} – Soft Yarn Rug (Diamonds)
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Season of Darkness (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

The Cottage 4

L&K Prefabs recently released some wonderful items. First of all the adorable Sleepy Bones Bed. Shown here is the white version, but there is also a black one available. The bed comes in a PG and an Adult version also. The bed will be available at the mainstore of L&K Prefabs – but I learned from the blog of the store that you can get the bed – and several other items – at their satellite store with 15% dicount til Sunday. So better hurry up for that snip!
The Sun Spiral Mirror is from [CIRCA] and are again from their wonderful Advent Calendar. The additional furniture in the “bed picture” comes from BoatHouse. The rusty stove comes from the Advent Calendar from 22769. The Rust kettle is from LK Prefabs and also the old iron planter. The kitchen again is an Advent Calendar Gift at BoatHouse and the shelf with the plants are from [CIRCA].

List of stuff:
Bed: L&K Prefabs – Sleepy Bones Bed (white) (15% discount til Sunday here)
Mirror: CIRCA – Sun Spiral Mirror Platinum (Advent Calendar Item)
Sidetable: BoatHouse – Camp Side Table
Dresser: BoatHouse – Numbered Dresser White
Lamp and Stool: L&K Prefabs – Butterfly Stool and Table Lamp (15% discount til Sunday here)
Stove: 22769 ~ casual couture – Old Stove (Advent Calendar Item)
Kettle and Planter: L&K Prefabs – Rust Kettle and Old Iron Planter (black) (15% discount til Sunday here)
Kitchen: BoatHouse – Blue Tile Kitchen (Advent Calendar Item)
Shelf: CIRCA – “The Green House” Shelf (Advent Calendar Item)

The Cottage 5

I really must say I love the “Bertram Desk and Chair” from estatica a lot. It is just that classy piece of furniture to brighten up your virtual home. The “Captains Letter” with nib comes with the desk but also can become purchased seperate. The flowers on my desk are from LISP and so is the room divider that seperates the adorable bath from BoatHouse.

List of stuff:
Desk: estatica – Bertram Desk and Chair
Flowers and Room Divider: LISP Bazaar
Curtains: BoatHouse – Curtains Blue (Advent Calendar Item)
Bath: BoatHouse – Tub and Towels on a Rack (Advent Calendar Items)

Finally: I want to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a peaceful and happy Christmas and I also want to thank all friends and merchants who supported us over the last months. We will see each other again “inbetween years” when I come back with hopefully even more stuff to show you. Til then: take care ❤

Cozy

Cozy 1

First I have to warn you: this is going to be a long post with a lot of pictures. But I hope you find it somewhat useful. I came to the idea with this post after my friends, who generously allow me to build my sets on their sim, have been looking for some decorative winter and christmas stuff. And well – since the winter season is about to begin in second life and I received some questions also where to buy what for decorating the house, store or sim I thought it would be easier to make a blogpost about it.
The pictures have been taken in the adorable Noelle Chalet from Scarlet Creative. I found the prefab on the marketplace and you can get it there for the steal of 200 L$. Not only that the house is extremely lovely textured and done – it also comes with a basic set of furniture all inclusive. For a SL single like me it is the perfect winter house that already sets you in the right pre-x-mas-mood. The next thing I strongly recommend are two hunts going on right now: The Great Outdoor Hunt and the Silverlining Hunt. Both hunts are not free – the Great Outdoor Hunt charges 45 L$ per huntitem and the Silverlining Hunt 5L$ – but it is definitely worth it! My computer in above picture is the Silverlining Huntprice from SFW Industries and the console and the picture frame is the Bertram Set from estatica from the same hunt. The frame comes blank – you can put your own image in it like I did.

Cozy 2

If you are looking for themed furniture and decoration one of my first adresses is LISP Bazaar. LISP have many offers on the marketplace and also a huge amount of highly decorative items for a budget price. I got myself the Winter Room Whole Set in a Box that contains so much adorable stuff like the x-mas stockings on my chimney and the cute Snowflake Tag Chair. The Log Basket with Axe just matches perfectly the DIGS Huntgift for the Great Outdoor Hunt: the Nature’s Way Log Store.
The Silver Kitchen Shelf comes from Pestique Furniture and is their share for the Silverlining Hunt. And the Artwork above the chimney is from Felipe Bedoya and is called Dios. You can get it for free at the LND Gallery and Hangout.

List of stuff:
Dinnertable and Chairs: Scarlet Creative – Adler Dining Table (comes included in the Noelle Chalet)
Computer: SFW Industries – Flatscreen Monitor and Keyboard (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Console and Pictureframe: estatica – Bertram Set (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Chair: LISP Bazaar – Snowflake Tag Chair
X-Mas Stockings: LISP Bazaar – Stockings Blue
Log Store: DIGS – Nature’s Way Mini Set (The RLM Great Outdoor Hunt)
Log Basket: LISP Bazaar –Burlap Bag of Logs
Shelf: Pestique Furniture – Kitchen Shelf Silver (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Art: LND Gallery and Hangout – Felipe Bedoya: Dios (free)

Cozy 3

If you decorate for winter or even for christmas obviously it is all about the light. And this is kind of a tricky issue in second life to be honest. Lamps often can be way too bright and even art often comes with a own lighting, that radiates way too much. Most of the times the items you purchase are mod – and it is a good idea, for a special cozy look and feel, to lower the brightness or even the light radiation by yourself.

Cozy 4

I love to mix and match vintage furniture with rather modern pieces. I had a discussion with a friend a few days ago about this. And the true and simple fact is: nothing gives a room or a house more personality then a healthy mixture of styles. Because we all are not living in a furniture catalogue in RL also, right? We all have pieces with history like a rug or a sofa or even a bed and buy eventually some new stuff to mix and match it with what we already have. If you are going for a comfi look of your home in SL I only can suggest that you keep that in mind. If you buy everything new and all at once you maybe archive a nice look, but it appears cold. At least that is the experience I made with decorating SL homes.

I kept that in mind when I created my two comfort zones. In the upper part of the picture I combined the Anna Sofa from LISP with the weekend lounge from BoatHouse. The drapes, the lamp and the String Lights in the window are also from LISP. And the side table is from the Haarlem Deco Set from POST.
The lower part of the picture has the two ball chairs that come with the purchase of the Noelle Chalet. The supercute fireplace is the Silverlining Huntgift from L&K Prefabs. The coffee table and also the gingerbread on it with the hot chocolate are again from LISP.
Again I want to point you also to the Gallery Gift Shop, my favorite shopping event within second life. You can not get somewhere else state of the art artworks for your walls. Of course the Gallery Gift Shop is not only about art but also about fashion and accessory and many things more – but when it comes to decorating you just must at least have a look there.

List of stuff:
Lighttree: ICONIC – Light Tree
Artwork (on floor): Chiana Oh – AM Radio’s Train (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Sofa left: BoatHouse – Weekend Lounge
Sofa right: LISP Bazaar –Anna Sofa (with texture changer)
Sidetable: POST – Haarlem Deco Coffee Table
Lamp: LISP Bazaar –Frost Floor Lamp
Rug: Scarlet Creative – Adler Rug (comes included in the Noelle Chalet)
Drapes: LISP Bazaar –Beatrice Heavy Drapes (with texture changer)
Windowdecoration: LISP Bazaar –String Lights 5
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Fields of Frost (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Ballchairs: Scarlet Creative – Retro Bubble Chairs (comes included in the Noelle Chalet)
Fireplace: L&K Prefabs – Old Fireplace (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Coffee Table: LISP Bazaar –Tile Coffee Table White
Food: LISP Bazaar –Gingerbread Chocolate
Rug: LISP Bazaar –Warm Tartan Rug

Cozy 5

Trompe Loeil just released a huge set of holiday decorations and they are in one word adorable. I already told you that I love these stars Cory Edo made as lamps. Now they are also available as ground floor decoration and I can assure you that no home within SL will have them not lying around in one corner at christmas. They are fantastic! Trompe Loeil also made this decorative sleigh in many different colors and it is just way cute.

Another cute find is the “Starry Night” Deco set from [CIRCA] which is indeed again a huntgift in the Silverlining Hunt. And you get so much in this one. The mirror, the side table and the silver tree. And now it shows that the theme of the monochrome silverlining hunt is perfect for the season – because it just can not get more winterish then that. The propped up wall sled is again a find at LISP – and again: check the marketplace-store of LISP for higly decorative holiday things!

List of stuff:
Sideboard: LISP Bazaar –Snowfrost Heart Console (decoration also comes from LISP)
Sleigh: Trompe Loeil – Decorative Sleigh White
Stars: Trompe Loeil – Star Duo Ground Silver/White
Side Table, Mirror and Silver Tree: CIRCA – “Starry Night” Deco Set (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Wall Sled: LISP Bazaar –Propped Up Wall Sled with scarf

Cozy 6

The bedroom is more or less the interior that came with the Noelle Chalet. However – I brought some personal touch in it with the supernerdy Space Invaders Wall Art from BRENO. I love retro and obviously I love computer games (otherwise I would not spend ages to write blogposts about a virtual enviroment) and the wall art is just so me. On the wall you can see the Casting Dresser from DIGS. And like the Wall Art it is also a gift in the Silverlining Hunt. So I guess you get a picture now, why you must do this hunt, when you want to decorate your home in winter style.

Decorating a home is one thing. Decorating a sim is a complete different story. Most trees and plants come no copy which is understandable from the creators point of view. Nevertheless – if you have a whole sim or parcel to decorate you can literally spend a fortune on plants and rocks and neat outdoor stuff. No doubt: it IS expensive. If you read my blogposts for some time you know that I am a fanboy of Garden Of Dreams since the creator Kayle Matzerath is putting so much love for detail in them. Another point is: the dreamscenes (and also the permanent skyboxes that come with every dreamscene) are copy and mod. For this post I took the Winter Cabin Dreamscene and took all plants, gras, rocks and mountains out of it to decorate the surrounding of the chalet. I will be honest: I did not decorate on the ground but on a 60×60 meter prim. But what works high up in the air works on the ground also. And if you want to decorate a parcel or a sim you should check out the dreamscenes from GOD since you will safe money on the long run. Garden Of Dreams just released also some mesh trees. You can see a few in the pictures below, but I will make a proper post about them soon. And while we are talking about it: GOD also has currently a christmas sale with winter/Christmas stuff. So there are many reasons to check the store out.

Cozy 7

List of stuff:
Bed and Lamp: Scarlet Creative – Noelle Modern Bed and Adler Lamp 1 (comes included in the Noelle Chalet)
Wall Art: BRENO – Attack of the Space Invaders (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Dresser: DIGS – Casting Dresser (for the Silverlining Hunt)

Prefab: Scarlet Creative – Noelle Chalet Furnished
Enviroment: Garden of Dreams – parts used from “The Winter Cabin” And new Mesh Winter Trees

What I am wearing:
Hair: Dura – Dura Boy 24 (Black)
Skin: KENTO – Preston T2
Antlers: +Half Deer+ – Fawn Antlers (for the Silverlining Hunt)
Jumper: [LWL] – Deconstructed Jumper (Oatmeal Cross)
Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Slim Cut Leather Pants Brown (for Around The World)
Shoes: Adjunct – Jacob’s Ladder Boots Crude Oil Black

Harvest

Harvest 1

I love autumn – or let’s precise it: I love the colors in autumn and how the nature changes – oh and I definitely love autumn food. What I do not like that much in autumn is indeed the weather and the chill in the air. You know – when you go out you are never dressed right. Either way too warm, or you freeze your ass off.

Autumn in secondlife is kind of special because it mainly is the, how I call it, romantic side of autumn. Like pumpkins and fallen leafes and thanksgiving and all that wonderful stuff. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that because it displays exactly that what people love about autumn. And when it comes to clothing you are never dressed wrong (weatherwise) in SL.

Nevertheless: Autumn hit the Mens Dept hard. I already showed you yesterday the Dufflecoat. Today it is the Parka from 22769 ~ casual couture. Also the parka is rigged mesh and it has mindblowing details like buttons and the wonderful hood with the orange lining. It just looks so real with all the folds and wrinkles. You will find the parka in four different colors in the new Mens Dept (opening on October 5th): black (shown here), white, green and blue.

And also from the Mens Dept are the Painter Pants from [Sheep Door]. I love the cut of those and also the folding is quite natural. Definitely a keeper if you are bored by your blue jeans. The Painter Pants are available in black and beige, and also in red, green and yellow check pattern.

Harvest 2

Autumn also arrived at [CIRCA]. The “Time for Harvest” Fall Wheelbarrow is a wonderful prob and decoration for your autumn garden. Filled with all kinds of pumpkins it also includes this supercute pose shown above. The Wheelbarrow can be found at the Designer Warehouse and you better hurry up because the current cycle closes today! The vintage harvest banquet in the background is also from [CIRCA] and it is way lovely – perfect for having a nice dinner with friends under an autum theme.

Oh and in case you wonder where I took todays pictures: it is again a wonderful skybox, or better said dreamscene, from Garden Of Dreams. The cabin comes in an autumn and in a winter version. So it is 2 skyboxes in one – and it is way lovely!

Harvest 3

List of stuff:

Parka: 22769 ~ casual couture – Parka – Pitch Black (for the upcoming Mens Dept – opens 5th October)

Pants: [Sheep Door] – Painter Pants Black (for the upcoming Mens Dept – opens 5th October)

Wheelbarrow: CIRCA – “Time for Harvest” Fall Wheelbarrow (for the Designer Warehouse)

Table: CIRCA – Vintage Harvest Banquet

Dreamscene:  Garden of Dreams – The Cabin

Contempo

Contempo

It is funny how words can hook you up. Contempo is such a word. Trompe Loeil just released a new subscribo gift called “Contempo Frame” which you can see hanging above me. This came in quite handy since I wanted to decorate the prefab I want to blog about today anyways. And since Contempo is kind of a catchy word I tried to figure out what it actually means. And I failed! Because everyone seems to claim Contempo for different things that are not really connected to each other. Fact is: Contempo was a little magazine published 1931 – 1934 wich was quite influental on modernism. Another fact: Contempo is the catchy short for Contemporary and finds its usage in fashion, furniture, art and music. Even the landstream of the sim I am taking pictures on has a show called “Contempo”. To keep a long story and research short: I think that Contempo is a loose definition of a style that is quite clear structured.

Talking about groupgifts: The bench I am sitting on is a group gift from LITHIUM and is quite cute and also fits in the contempo-vibe of todays blog post perfectly. And the gift from Trompe Loeil also matches of course the contempo furniture set you can find at FaMESHed.

My todays look comes straight from the Mens Dept. The denims and the check shirt are both mesh from [The Blink] and they come as set. Both can be worn seperately. I especially like the folding of the denims a lot. Another example how mesh encourages designer to create an extra realistic look in their creations.

List of stuff:
Outfit: [The Blink] – Grey Plaid Shirt (for the Mens Dept.)
Bench: :::LITHIUM::: – bench (Group Gift)
Frame: Trompe Loeil – Contempo Frame (Subscribo Gift)

Contempo

Todays pictures have been taken in the wonderful “Sound City” Studio Build by [CIRCA] – a modern house/skybox which has about 20 squaremeters Footprint and includes a small gallery. You can see a better picture of the prefab on the bottom of this post. But the most interesting part for sure is: The house is completely for free in the Finding FabFree Hunt. So if you are looking for a nice home – this definitely is worth searching for!

I combined the interior decoration from many things I have in my inventory. There are the flower sofas from LITHIUM which became a true SL classic already. The decor vase with the branches are from Designer Prims and the sequented screen in the background is from [AF]/ICONIC and also can be found in the current Mens Dept. The wall art is from Gabrielle Swindlehurst and can be found either at the Gallery Gift Shop or at her Exhibition at the Art India Gallery.

List of stuff:
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Fields Of Frost (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Screen: [AF] – ICONIC Screen (for the Mens Dept.)
Sofas: :::LITHIUM::: – Flower Sofa
Decoration:  Designer Prims – Vase with Branches

Contempo

List of stuff:
Prefab: CIRCA – “Sound City” Studio Build (for the Finding FabFree Hunt)