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Homestory

Bedroom and Bath

Happy Sunday everyone. Missed my blog post about houses and furniture? Well good news is here: you will get an overdose today. And you will only see bits and pieces of myself since the main actor indeed is the fabulous new skybox LONDON Appartment from [AF]. And since this skybox is huge (but only has a Land Impact of 58 thanks to mesh) I decided to show you room by room, making a little homestory about how I start my day.

So – obviously we begin in the bedroom (above left). I just crawled out of my snuggly bed from Scarlet Creative. The Noelle Modern Bed comes with multiple poses for single and couple usage and what I like most about it is the fact that you can actually move the poses to your needs. The books and the lamp left to the bed are also from Scarlet Creative and they show so much love for detail. The rounded shelf is from [bauwerk] and will become released soon. And the candles are a gift from Designer Prims.

So I am on my way to the bathroom. And I am wearing the Silk Flare Pants in autumn bleed which are the huntgift for the Autumn Effect Hunt from 22769 ~ casual couture. And talking about gifts. The washing table in the bath is the new Groupgift from the same store. It comes with three animations (washing hands, shaving and brushing teeth). It is the first piece of furniture I know that works with the new Linden Labs Functions like temporary attachments. Because the washing table attaches the razor or the toothbrush to your hands, but they do not clutter your inventory.

After doing my morning stuff I relax a bit in the Retro Bubble Chair (again from Scarlet Creative). And then it is time for getting dressed and a breakfast to start my day…
List of stuff:
Bed: Scarlet Creative – Noelle Modern Bed
Books (on Bed Shelf): Scarlet Creative
Lamp: Scarlet Creative – Adler Lamp
Ballchair: Scarlet Creative – Bubble Chair
Rug: Scarlet Creative – Adler Rug
Candles:  Designer Prims – Candle Set Cream
Shelf: [bauwerk] – curved shelf (soon to be released)
Art: Gabrielle Swindlehurst – Fields Of Gold – Five (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Books: BoatHouse – Book Stack 5
Washing Table: 22769 ~ casual couture – Good Morning Gorgeous (Groupgift)
Plants: Scarlet Creative – Love Leaf Jug Plant
Pants: 22769 ~ casual couture – Silk Flared Pants autumn bleed (for the Autumn Effect Hunt)

Homestory Hallway

One of the things that really amaze me about the LONDON Appartment is the hallway and I am sure you will love it as much as I do. As you can see in the panoramic shot (the middle one) the texturing is gorgeous and not too heavy.

So – I found my denims and my jumper and are on the way to the living room and kitchen wich are downstairs. One thing about design in secondlife: there are classics within secondlife. Like furniture that was created in admiration of RL designs and I absolutely love that. But there are pieces of furniture that became already classic pieces WITHIN secondlife. And one of these rare items is for sure the Asylum Octo Lovec Chair from LISPs Bazaar. It is strange, it is quirky and it is a beautiful piece of art coming out of secondlife. Everyone needs that chair (or another one out of this series). Another wonderful piece of interior design is the Light Tree from ICONIC you can see in the middle shot in the first floor.

As you maybe know I come from Germany – and around here it is common that we a) have our wastebins in the hallway (in huge, old buildings) and especially for students like I am b) that we do not leave our bikes on the street.

List of stuff:
Chair: [bauwerk] – cube chair leather (soon to be released)
Potato: [bauwerk] – rattan sitting bag indian spice (soon to be released)
Shoes (foreground): :::GABRIEL::: – Driving Shoes Brown (Groupgift)
Boots (behind): DUH! – Brown Suede Workboots (Finding Fab Free Hunt)
Chair: LISP Bazaar – Asylum Octo Lovec Chair
Lamps: [North West] – Petite Lamps (closing sale)
Art: [bauwerk] – Vertex (soon to be released)
Tree: ICONIC – Light Tree
Wastebins: Urban Spirit – Domestic Wheelie Bins (MP Freebie)
Outfit: 22769 ~ casual couture – Autumn Outfit (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

Homestory Kitchen

My mother always said: the heart of every home is the kitchen. And wo am I to disagree. There are a lot of kitchens in secondlife, but this one is definitely my favorite. It comes from Trompe Loeil and is the current item for Collabor88. First – like everything that Trompe Loeil releases – the texturing and the overall look and feel is flawless. What really impressed me a lot was the set up of this kitchen. With the “kitchen planner” – wich is also the rezzer for the kitchen – it is so easy to move the complete furniture to the right spot. One click install – this kitchen definitely fulfills this task. Of course the kitchen comes with cute animations and of course there is a version available with NSFW animations also. The kitchen is available in green, orange, purple – and shown here teal.

Noticed the hot water maker on the kitchen? This is a gift that can be found at the Gallery Gift Shop and it is – like the whole event – way cute.

List of stuff:
Kitchen: Trompe Loeil – Timeless Kitchen (for Collabor88)
Hot Water Maker: Gift at the Gallery Gift Shop

Homestory Livingroom

Finally breakfast. I am sitting on the Adler Dining Table from Scarlet Creative – and it is way cute. First of all I love to combine rustic furniture with way modern things and second the table rezzes different meals – from breakfast to sushi – there is everything you can dream of. The Classic Fireplace also comes from Scarlet Creative and the drawers are the plain version from the last cycle of the Mens Dept. by floorplan. The skyline picture is again a gift you can get at the Gallery Gift Shop. And the lamps are a freebie from nordari.

It is time to get prepared for work. But first I rest a bit on my new won Baroque Bench Popular at the Arcade Gatcha Event. The bench – again – comes from Trompe Loeil and it is super cute and it comes with 15 different animations. My students bag – where i carry my notebook and books and all student stuff with me comes from NYU and is from L’accessoires. Look at the detailing on this bag – isn’t it wonderful? Finally the water dispenser was the huntgift from Nudolu for the Gallery Gift Shop Anniversary hunt.

Well – that was a lot! I hope I showed you enough of the fantastic LONDON Apartement by [AF] that you start drooling already. Please note that I did some minor modifications on the skybox since I removed the panorama view over London for lighting purposes.

List of stuff:
Table and Chairs: Scarlet Creative – Adler Dining Table
Lamps: nordari – Recycling Lamps
Fireplace: Scarlet Creative – Classic Fireplace
Art: Gift at the Gallery Gift Shop
Drawers: floorplan – chest of drawers / neutral (for the Mens Dept.)
Bench: Trompe Loeil – Timeless Kitchen (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)
Waterdispenser: Nudolu – former gift for the Gallery Gift Shop Anniversary hunt – no longer available
Bag: NYU – Minimal High Fashion Couture – Neutral Leather Briefcase (for L’accessoires)
Antler: LISP Bazaar – Antler Candle White
Prefab: [AF] –LONDON Appartment

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50 Styles of Blue

for credits please see below

Happy Humpday to all of you !

Today I found a little time to blog, and not fighting with damn graphic-drivers.

So, I use this chance to show you some of the goodies you can find at the currently running Swimming Pool Blue Hunt, organised by Monochrome Hunts. In this Hunt every Huntgift costs you 5L$ – but you find all the items, with hints and SLurls to the shops displayed on the hintpage for the Swimming Pool Blue Hunt. Hope you enjoy this Hunt as much as I have done before.

Let us start with the finds, I want to show you in todays blogpost: ready for new interior? The this great couch from MM(home). The sofa comes prefilled with 8 sitting animations -for two avatars- and can become adjusted by menu. With only 12 Prims, it is not to primmy so it should fit into your home!

My todays look is combined from YoPulga and 22769 ~ casual couture.

for credits please see below

Let us start with the unique top. As you can see, one arm is covered and the other not. This gives you an intresting shape, and it fits to a lot of situations where you can wear your own and creative look. The top comes in mesh female standard sizing.

The pants I’m wearing are from 22769, yes I was searching for the huntgift and ended up shopping there (again – *sigh*). But, thank god I found out after finding the blue glowing palette, that they give away in the Swimming Pool Hunt my trousers in a lightblue color. But, that didn’t match to my todays look so I choose to wear the black one, wich is available from different colors they offer for just 130L$.

My shoes are from SLink and available on Vintage Fair 2012. I have blogged another color option already here, so please refer to that blogpost for more information.

The art you see on my wall today is also a gift from the Swimming Pool Blue Hunt. This great piece can be found at SFW Industries. This grouped photoframe is mesh and only 1 in LandImpact. The images shown in the frames are from the underwater photographer Elena Kalis.

Now it’s time for small sidenote: you see the great pink lipstick I wear in the pictures? It’s a new groupgift from Curvy Silhouettes by Xanthe and her lovley inworld store CS-Shapes by Xanthe Audeburgh. You know Xanthe she loves to surprise their groupmembers, and while I was taking pictures she sent it out. Thank you!

Now it’s about to start the hunt yourself, but first – here are the credits for todays items:

Lipstick:
CS-Shapes by Xanthe Audeburgh – Forbidden Sweet Pink Lippy – [ available as Groupgift | Curvy Silhouettes by Xanthe | Group is free to Join ]

Top:
YoPulga – Blue Mesh Shirt – Blue – [ available as Huntgift for The Swimming Pool Blues Hunt | 5L$ | not free ]

Pants:
22769 ~ casual couture – Slim Cut Leather Pants – black [ available at the 22769 Flagshipstore | 130L$ | different colors available | not free ]

Furniture:
.MM.(Home) – Comfy Sofa – preffilled with 8 sitting animations for 2 Avatars – [ available as Huntgift for The Swimming Pool Blues Hunt | 5L$ | not free ]

Art:
SFW Industries – Photframe Grouping – displays art by Elena Kalis – [ available as Huntgift for The Swimming Pool Blues Hunt | 5L$ | not free ]

Darth Farshore

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“Dark the other side is…”

Sometimes it is big fun talking to a designer. The new rotation of The Gallery Gift Shop starts today and like always 22769 ~ casual couture offer a neat mesh outfits for the lads (well – there is one for the ladies also, but I will not shave my legs for that one – I better leave it to Mondra). The theme of both outfits is “Floating Sunrise” and indeed the colors are kind of bright and lovely and the clothing – especially these fabulous silk flared pants – float around your avatar. And then I ran into Paco Pooley from 22769 and we had a lil chat. And he mentioned that somehow the outfits remind him of a Bollywood remake of Star Wars – and well: the seed was sown in my head.

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I remembered that HISpose released a few days ago a brilliant geeky pose as groupgift – and the pose includes a light saber! And well – everything was set and here we go: surrender no more the – hum – bright lord of the sith Darth Farshore. I could rave for hours about the lucky coincidences, the brilliant making of the clothing and the pose and the wonderful enviroment – but fact is: the outfit from 22769 at the Gallery Gift Shop is all kinds of awesome (and also can be worn seperately) and the supergeek pose from HISpose is one thing every boy has to have in his inventory. Oh and talking about the pose: You see it in the last pic in front of the credits. Nothing beats a good smoke after slaugthering some persky jedi knights…

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List of stuff:

Hair: [iruco] hair27 (black)

Outfit: 22769 ~ casual couture [homme] Floating Sunrise (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

Pose: HISpose – Lightsaber (Groupgift)

Beachwear

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Summer in RL means summer in secondlife also. Strange enough, cause somewhere always is summer in secondlife. But nevertheless: the bathing season has begun. And it is perfect timing, cause what is the best clothing to showcase a skin? Right, beachwear. So let us start with the skin first: Belleza has joined the Mens Dept. with a special edition of the Ewan Skin. And you can see it in all different views in this blogpost. To tell something completely new about the mens line of Belleza is simply impossible – the skin is, of course, flawless. It gives me a bit older appearance then my regular skin, but I kinda like it a lot. What I personally love about the Belleza men skins is that they are not uber-buffed. So you do not look like a bodybuilder with this one. And an absolute plus always with Belleza is the fine definition of the face. And now comes the best part: you can get the skin for just 150 L$ at the Mens Dept! And of course demos are available.

Another major brand in SL is Miamai – famous for their quirky but always wearable designs. I absolutely fell in love with the new Swimmwear Collection. The swim trunks are mesh and you can either choose between retro patterns like above on the Aron Shorts or vibrant colors (shown below).

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The Steve Shorts from Miamai are also mesh and have a more boarderish look. Perfect for every kind of pool- or beach party and definitely one of the must haves this summer. The Little Pool House comes from Designer Prims and is the current Groupgift (the Group is free to join). It is a small beach house with pool and two rooms that – typical for the designs of Designer Prims – float into each other. A brilliant prefab – especially as free gift!

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Here you can have a close look on the face of the Ewan Skin from Belleza and also of course on the rigging of the Hawaii Blue Steve Shorts from Miamai since the pose I choose is rather extreme. But as you can see – no distortions or spikes. The shorts just fit perfectly.

In the last picture finally I show you something from the inside of the Little Pool House. And here comes another strength about the layouts of Designer Prims: the prefabs are not overtextured or convulted. It leaves you many room for your own personality and ideas. On the left I am wearing the Nylon Melon Steve Shorts and on the right another find from the Mens Dept.: the Pool Party Briefs from Lazybum with sculpted bulge and drawstrings. The beanbags are from [kusshon] and are also available at the Mens Dept.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Dura – The 2nd year Anniversary hair (Black)

Skin: Belleza – Ewan Special Edition (for the Mens Dept.)

Swimwear (picture 1): MIAMAI – Aron Shorts Flower A

Swimwear (picture 2): MIAMAI – Steve Shorts Flower Green

Swimwear (picture 3): MIAMAI – Steve Shorts Blue Hawaii

Swimwear (picture 4): MIAMAI – Steve Shorts Melon (left) / Lazybum – Pool Party Briefs (for the Mens Dept.)

Prefab: Designer Prims – Little Pool House (free Groupgift)

Beanbags: [kusshon] – men’s beanie (blue and lilac)  (for the Mens Dept.)

Morning Light

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Just a quick one before I vanish again in the libary: FaMeshed is a well known fair brand already (which is spectacular keeping in mind that the 3rd round just opened) but FaMeshed is more or less branded as a womens mesh room. This changed dramatically cause right now some male mesh designer also joined FaMeshed – so it is definitely worth to check the event out lads. Even more since FaMeshed offers a Groupgift – one for the ladies and – well – one for the gents. The gift is this brilliant open silk shirt from Kauna and the group is free to join. I strongly recommend to stay in the group anyways cause I am sure that – with male mesh standard sizing – more and more male mesh designer will join the FaMeshed bunch.

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List of stuff:

Hair: [iruco] hair27 (black)

Scarf: :sey – Freebie Department N.B. scarf

Shirt: Kauna – Open Shirt: Crimson (Groupgift at FaMeshed)

Shorts: <kal rau> – V-Neck and Cargo Shorts (Groupgift)