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Basalt

Basalt 1

I am way late to show you some goodies from the Mens Dept and other locations. When it rains it pours – so people say: after the problems with my internet I faced some RL personal trouble that kept me away from blogging for far too long. But well – I am back (again) and here we go:

The Mens Dept February Round has some gems for you to get for a bargain. And as always you find at the venue a mix from clothing to furniture. Spotlight on the Shell Chair from [HANDverk]. Like everything from [HANDverk] the chair is a modern classic piece you just do not want to miss. It is breathing a certain 60ies/70ies style and the simplicity of the chair is marvellous. The chair comes with 7 animations and is available in black and in red. The shirt I am wearing is one of the items from 22769 ~ casual couture. The doubletee Pi is a layered shirt – or in other words: a tee over a longsleeve. It looks kinda indie/skater to me and is definitely a keeper. There are two other shirts to find at the venue also. And also the necklace comes from the current Mens Dept. It is from KOSH and it is called Pivot Necklace. The necklace comes in 3 different styles and there are also matching rings.

Dura released a new hair two days ago. Boy*41 is a more modern cut with shaved neck – so you need a hairbase for this one. The skin I am wearing is from the Body Co. Sale at The Warehouse.

And finally – the skybox: The prefab is one of the new releases from GARDEN OF DREAMS. The “Showcase Set” contains – amongst 3 other scenes – this one called Basalt. I absolutely love the minimalism in this one. And in my opinion it works also brilliant as a small shop. The set is full mesh and has a Landimpact of 12 – so it definitely is a fantastic shell for everything you can imagine.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Dura – Dura-Boy*41 (black)

Skin: The Body Co – Fox (light) (at The Warehouse)

Necklace: KOSH – Pivot Necklace (B) (for the Mens Dept.)

Shirt: 22769 ~ casual couture – Doubletee Pi (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants: Razorblade Jacket – Hoon Faded Cords

Sneaker: [ JP ]dsg. – Sneaker Ventura

Chair: [HANDverk] – Shell Chair Black (Pre-Release for the Mens Dept.)

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Showcase Set Basalt (mesh | LI 12)

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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 King of Oslo

King Of Oslo 1

Welcome in the New Year. Sorry for my absence of writing, but I just moved flats in RL and had all the fun like not working internet connections, packing and unpacking stuff and carry all of it in the fifth floor without elevator. Moving in SL is somewhat easier… But anyways: here I am trying to catch up on all the events and things happening in SL right now. So lets start with the crown I am wearing. It is a new release from a brand new store called “Aesthetica” and it is available in the current Gallery Gift Shop. Aesthetica is so new that they do not even own a mainstore right now within SL. So if you want to have the Fabric Crown you better hop over to the Gallery Gift Shop and get your copy while the current round is still rolling.

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The Mens Dept. started last weekend in a complete new collection. And like always you can find brilliant stuff for lads there. The cozy hoodie I am wearing is from 22769 ~ casual couture. And you can choose from 6 different colors at the venue. And the fleece like texture indeed looks quite comfi to me. The pants are from !gO! The Morten Pants and Socks are very country in a stylish way. Also corduroy seems to be the new thing within SL. The pants are available in two different colors and there are also matching shirts and vests available at the Mens Dept.

Todays furniture also comes from the Mens Dept. The Oslo lounge and shelf set is the item from [kusshon] for the current round of the Mens Dept. And it is rich on details and great stuff. The lounge holds many animations. And the Laptop is also included. So this makes the set to a must have for every mancave. The Nippon desk and stool is also from [kusshon] and was the item from the December Mens Dept. But it is still available in the [kusshon] mainstore. Also here you get a lot of animations in the stool and many decorative pieces like coffee cups, pens, paper and a stack of japanese newspapers.

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List of stuff:

Hair: Hype – Jory Hair // Black

Crown: Aesthetica – Fabric Crown (available only at the Gallery Gift Shop)

Hoodie: 22769 ~ casual couture – Cozy Hoodie Blue (for the Mens Dept.)

Pants: !gO! – Morten Pants and Socks brown (for the Mens Dept.)

Shelf and Lounger: [kusshon] – Oslo Lounger and Shelf set (for the Mens Dept.)

Writing Desk, Stool and Art: [kusshon] – Nippon Writing Desk Set

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)

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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 ❤

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)