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Sadness

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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”.

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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~.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Sleepless

Sleepless

Insomnia sometimes hits me – especially when I have a test the other day, or exams or something else important. No matter what I do to calm myself down – as soon as I lie in bed I am wide awake again. So when I went to FAIR and saw the “sleepless bed” from flowey & art dummy, especially with the poses included, I just had to take it, because this all looked way too familiar. The sleepless bed has a Land Impact of 7 and holds 11 animations including a reading one with book.

The Club Chair in my back is from Trompe Loeil and it is currently on sale. Hurry up because the sale ends 28. October! The Club Chair is available in 8 different colors and holds also 8 neat animations. And what I especially like about the chair is that it is not a supercute girly kind of furniture. It matches perfectly to boy rooms also.

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Talking about rooms: L&K Prefabs released this adorable skybox for the new round of the Home And Garden Designer Warehouse. “The Attic” is a supercute sky home with flawless textures and it is 100% mesh. The Land Impact is 86 and I like about the skybox that it is copy and mod – so with some building skills you can alter it also to your needs. And again – I really love the texturing on this one – it just looks so real to me. It definitely has style and flair galore.

The Photographers Lamp is from [HANDverk] and is available in the current Mens Department. The design is a true classic and it is one of these special pieces that give your virtual home that special extra touch. This one should not be missed!

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My everyday skin is – as you probably know, because I often tell – Toban from KENTO. And I was so happy to learn that KENTO finally released a new skin: “Preston” comes in 4 different color tones (from above left to below right T1 – T4) and each package includes the skin, the skin with teeth, eyebrow shaper and eyes. It has been a while since KENTO released the last skin – but the designer definitely used that time well because you can see on Preston the progress and the subtile shading. With skins in general there are always some critical points like seams on the hands i.e. and I did not notice one single seam on the skin. So this is definitely a high quality skin for a fair price.

In general you should visit KENTO anyways if you are looking for a new skin because all older skins are on sale now! And if this got you all excited – there is even more, because I spotted some “Coming Soon” placeholders in the store and this can only mean: KENTO will release some new skins soon. But in the meantime: Preston is definitely a top state of the art skin.

The white pearl undies are the current Freebie at VITAMEN and I am always surprised with what ideas the designer comes up. When I look in my undies drawer I see a lot of boxers but VITAMEN truly pushes the underwear fashion forward. And the freebie comes not only in white but also in gold, is extremely well done and textured – and you can not ask for anything more.

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List of stuff:

Skin: KENTO – Preston T2

Underwear: VITAMEN – Monthly Freebie

Bed: flowey & art dummy – sleepless bed (for FAIR)

Chair: Trompe Loeil – Club Chair White (on sale til 28. October)

Lamp: [HANDverk] – Photographers Lamp (for the Mens Dept)

Prefab: L&K Prefabs – The Attic (for the Home And Garden Designer Warehouse)

Just got up

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I love autumn and I guess everyone does. Indian summer, the typical autumn food – all that kind of things. However – I strongly dislike getting out of bed especially in autumn. When it is kind of chilly in the room because you have not turned on your radiator yet and you bed is just snuggly warm.

One thing I would love to own in RL is this adorable Cupboard Bed because it is literally like a sleeping cave. And I love caves – especially if they are snuggly warm. The Morning Light Cupboard Bed comes from Trompe Loeil and is their item for the new fair FAIR. You can choose between many patterns and woods and of course also between x-rated and PG poses. I absolutely adore the paisleys patterns on the cushions. And by the way – the bed matches perfectly the Baroque Bench from the Arcade Gatcha Festival that also comes from Trompe Loeil.

Noticed the cute bag hanging on the bench? It comes from .evolve. and the package containes a rigged and unrigged version which I find quite clever. Also it is a lovely messenger like bag and a neat accessory also. .evolve. recently moved to a new sim – so please update your landmarks. My outfit today comes from a fairly new store called [NoWay]. [NW] has some very casual mesh pieces for men like these denims and also the striped dress shirt. You definitely should check this store out. And my boots come from Adjunct. I got them earlier in the 49L$ Sale for Dudes – but they are still available in the Adjunct store.

Now i will leave you with the detailed credits for todays blogpost while I snuggle back in my bed.

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List of stuff:

Shirt: [NW] Dress Shirt striped

Jeans: [NW] folded denim

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

Bench: Trompe Loeil – Baroque Bench Popular + Black Paisley

Bag: .evolve. hodgepodge satchel dirt (rigged and unrigged version)

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Morning Light Cupboard Bed White Peony (for FAIR)

Pose: .::MORPHINE Store::. PRH Male (for the Runway Perfect Hunt 3)

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

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

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