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Mancave

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Greetings. The Mens Dept entered the March round – and as always many brilliant designs and stuff to be found here for a snip. Not only clothing and accessory, but also furniture and decor. But let us start with my todays look: the hair comes from Uw.st and is called “Prince”. Uw.st are the first time in the Mens Dept and they even went with two different hairstyles. The asymmetric shirt I am wearing comes from the guys from 22769 and it is available in 4 different styles. The pants are from Razorblade Jacket. The great thing about those pants is that they come with a HUD – so you can change the color by one mouseclick. My shoes are from [ JP ] .dsg and are the Varial Sneakers – also controlled by HUD.

Like said above the Mens Dept. also holds a lot of furniture with men in mind. So if you want to decorate your mancave you should pay the Mens Dept. a visit. The skybox I shot my pictures today is from 22769 ~ [bauwerk] and it is their share for The Challenge TUDOR (I have written about The Challenge already here.). It is the perfect place for a single man in sl cause it has two rooms and I especially love the ceiling details and the warm colors in it.

List of stuff:
Hair: UW.St – Prince (black) (for the Mens Dept.)
Shirt: 22769 ~ casual couture – Asymmetric Shirt Black/White (for the Mens Dept.)
Pants: Razorblade Jacket – Cargo Faders (for the Mens Dept.)
Sneaker: [ JP ]dsg. – Sneaker Varial Multicolor
Skybox: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – The Tudor Room (for “The Challenge“)

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I decided to decorate my mancave with stuff from the Mens Dept, the Arcade and some bits and pieces i bought the last couple of days. The wonderful modern and quirky Pedal Lamp comes from [bauwerk] and also the Corduroy Armchair UK is from [bauwerk]. The chair is available in the Mens Dept. The case is from [HANDverk] and it is the Oz Relic display case from the Arcade. The dresser with the telly comes from [kusshon] and the animalia paper prints are from vespertine – both items are also available in the new round of the Mens Dept.

The couchtable and also the vase, the candles and the rug come from Designer Prims. The hockey wall art was the hunt gift for the 4 Walls Hunt from Cheeky Pea. The floorlamp is from BRENO who recently moved their store – so update your landmarks! The TinTin rocket statue comes from [bauwerk] and the swan chair again is from [HANDverk] and is their share for the current Mens Dept. The magazine holder is also to be found in the Mens Dept. and it comes from MudHoney.

On my working desk – which is the rare item from DIGS for the Arcade you can see the beer and chips tray from [kusshon] and the wonderful Oz Relic “the Wizard’s balloon” from [HANDverk] also for the Arcade. The ground statue is from DownDownDown and can be found in the current Gallery Gift Shop – and also the wall art “nude” by Piedra Lubitsch. The Alien Head comes from [bauwerk] and I so love the name of it: “went deer hunting and came back with that”.

List of stuff:
Hanging Lamp: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Tiberius Pedal Lamp
Armchair: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Corduroy Armchair UK (for the Mens Dept.)
Case: [HANDverk] – Oz Relic display case (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)
Dresser: [kusshon] – It’s a mans world dresser (for the Mens Dept.)
Paper Prints: {vespertine} – Animalia Paper Prints  (for the Mens Dept.)
Couchtable: Designer Prims – Concrete Tile Coffee Table
Hockey Wall Art: :CP: – Jones Wall Art
Floor Lamp: BRENO – Lumos Lamp (NEW LANDMARK!)
Chair: [HANDverk] – Swan Chair White (for the Mens Dept.)
Rocket Statue: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Fly me to the moon Statue
Working Desk and Chair:  DIGS – Engman Desk & Chair – Black/Ash (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)
Balloon Decoration: [HANDverk] – Oz Relic “the Wizard’s balloon” (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)
Floor Statue: DownDownDown – Bronce Statue (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Wall Art: Piedra Lubitsch – Nude (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Trophy: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Went deer hunting and came back with that

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In my bedroom I decided to use the wonderful quirky bed from L&K Prefabs. The bed “morning wood” (yes, you have read right) is the item from L&K Prefabs for above mentioned The Challenge and it is awesome. I really love the idea with the tree and the nightlight. The clothes rack comes from *bbqq* who also joined the Mens Dept for the first time with this item. The wall art again comes from the Gallery Gift Shop and is by Chiana Oh “To Another World”. And the chair again comes from [HANDverk]. The privacy screen with the vitage girls is available in the Mens Dept also and it is from [kusshon].

List of stuff:

Bed: L&K Prefabs – Morning Wood (for “The Challenge“)
Wall Art: Chiana Oh – To Another World (for the Gallery Gift Shop)
Clothes Rack: *bbqq* – Clothes Rack (for the Mens Dept.)
Throne: [HANDverk] – Oz Relic “the throne of Oz” (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)
Screen: [kusshon] – Its a mans world private screen (for the Mens Dept.)

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And finally – the posters above the fireplace are from the currently running Monochrome Hunt and they are from Iconic.

List of stuff:
Posters: Iconic – monochrome
Big Rug: POST – Deco Rug, Robert Delaunay, 1930s

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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)

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