Monthly Archives: November 2012

Winter grounds

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This  is my 3rd blog post in a series of home decor. Over the weekend i decorated and set up this cute little house by Culprit, and i spent the week decorating it: Interior Culprit and setting it all up: Exterior Culprit, but today i bring you something different, I´ve already blogged the inside of the house, the outside of the house, so i figured why not blog the landscape, and surrounding grounds? So this is what i bring you guys today.

Let´s star with what always comes first, the ground itself, i admit ground textures as not always that visible, and i always use a mix myself, here i´m using Izzie’s new winter ground textures, I had already bought her Autumn ground textures and was so happy with them i didn´t think twice when i saw she had released a new winter pack, i really love her snow, and i´m using two of her textures here.

Also a new release are the white leafed trees in mesh from Garden of Dreams, another one of my favourite shops, these are copy and mod and come in 3 different sizes and several versions, as barren for example, for the barren snowy trees i picked up another shop tho, Botanical, these are HUD controlled, meaning i can change their leafy texture in second for a whole sim, which makes my landscaping effort a lot easier, they also come with falling leafs particles if you wish so, I´ve never personally bothered, deleting their scripts, because i´ve had no lag issues whatsoever with these since i bought the Linden tree pack over a year ago, and did i mention the LI is pretty small? Only thing i find sad is that they are no mod, which is always useful for trees.

Another shop i raid frequently is Hearth Botanicals, i love their snow drifts and also their ground textures, from there and for this area i picked only a few things, the lovely Autumn coloured, snowy trees, that help break of a bit from all the white, and all the frosted grass and tulips you see scattered around the grounds, when i first saw these i went sort of hmm, but i tried it i was sold, i love it and it helps fill out bigger empty spaces, that so often happen in snowy places.

Last but certainly not least I have a few things from Organica also another one of my favourite shops, not only for trees, but mostly for different landscaping elements, rock, roads… but my new favourite Organica product are those cliffs you see in the picture, they are mesh, not only do they have a low LI but they are easily modifiable without any huge increase on the LI, and when i say mod, i mean perfectly mod, not just for resizing, but also for texturing, i applied at the top the same textures i was using on the sim grounds, and that sure made me a happy kitten.

The bridge you see briefly on the first picture is also another Culprit release, now if only i had time to do an outdoor furniture post? Let´s see if that´s possible soon, until then i say goodbye and hope you all enjoy the rest of your week.

Exterior Culprit

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If you´ve been following my blog, you´ve already seen the interior of this house it´s the latest release from Culprit available now. L

ike i blogged yesterday i spend the weekend decorating and landscaping around it (check my blog post from yesterday for details: Interior Culprit), the picture is from the prototype i was sent over by Eku, when i got home last friday, and right away i fell in love with this adorable little cottage.

It´s mesh and has a total of 37 LI at the size it comes in, that alone made me wow, it´s also a full piece with working door, the design is simple (and the texturing is amazingly well done and detailed) and perfectly functional for Second Life, it reminds me a lot of my first ever SL house, a small more mediterranean little house, that was a mod from a freebie prefab i spent hours on, from aligning textures, to decorating it under a super low prim budget.

This house like my old one has a big empty area, which i separated into living room kitchen and a small upstairs area, and also includes the front porch, perfect for some vases with flowers, or a porch swing, and the little backdoor open sunroom, that in my case i used has a small pottery/gardening area. I also added a small greenhouse also from Culprit to the side of it and a few lawn chairs, i need a few more outdoor furniture soon.

Land Impact these days is as important as it always was, thru my 5 SL years i´ve seen how building evolved, from prim only builds to sculpties, and to the advent of mesh that was just taking it´s first steps about a year ago, SL changed, and it improved not in baby steps but in huge amazing leaps, I still remember when a small plot could barely hold anything, these days even with LL´s Linden homes, so much can be done.

So my hat off to all of the amazing SL creators, pushing it harder for everyone in quality and detail, but most importantly, usability, what good is a house if you can´t turn it into a home?

Tomorrow i´ll bring more pictures, this time landscaping ones, featuring all vegetation and building elements used, including ground textures, and i finally get to blog some of my favourite shops and the ones i spend more time at, until them i hope everyone have a lovely day, i´ll just sit here by the fire enjoying my new home.

Interior Culprit

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I rarely do house and decor posts, for several reasons, first ´m not used to them, so i´m always insecure about my pictures, and second it takes a lot of time, placing everything, making sure it fits all together, adjusting all items so nothing is floating about, and making sure you gave your space the right mood.

I also sometimes fail desperately at doing it, you need the proper mood, and items to do it also, but i spent all weekend decorating a prototype of a future release, that i will bring you all in more detail probably tomorrow, I´ll so do shortly after another blog post from my weekend landscaping, since i don´t mention house stuff so often i hope it´s not that bad.

But today i bring you furniture and decor, every single piece in these pictures are from one shop, Culprit, i´ve mentioned before i´d know Eku, her partner Yure and Humps from SLUniverse, where we are all semi regular posters, some years ago Eku imed me inworld out of the blue, and i can´t even remember what the subject was to be honest, truth is we´ve become friends since that day, earlier this year we found out about her serious health issues and a few friends got together and organized a fundraiser, if you follow my blog you probably heard about Unhinged already if now you can read more about it here: A love letter for Eku <3, and i even featured Culprit before, in my shops that i like blog posts, (btw i must do a few more of those soon, it´s been a long time since my last): Who´s the Culprit?, when the store opened.

But it´s been a long time since i mentioned their awesome furniture, since this weekend Eku dropped me an im to ask my opinion on a new project, the cottage you see furnitured here, i decided it was perfect for my place, and also to showcase all the furniture at their shop, well at least part of it.

So it was a very busy weekend, not only the decorating the inside of the house, but also all the landscaping around it, such a busy weekend i had to cut it down in 3 blog posts, today i feaature furniture, tomorrow landscaping elements, and after the lovely small cottage itself.

I divided the inside of the house in four different areas, you have the kitchen, that fits perfectly under the sleeping area, the living room/lounging area, the small upper area for confy sleeping and random things and finally the small sunroom that is partially open, making it perfect to either do like i do which is to pile up random bits and bobs, or simply place on it a rocking chair for the warmer summer nites,.

Most of the furniture is mesh, with a few older sculpted items in between, making it all a mix and max of eclectic and sometimes cluttered proportions, which is just my thing.

Well i hope you enjoy my first proper post on decor, i hope there will be more soon, since the holidays are near and we all need christmas decor.

I hope everyone has a wonderful start of the week, may it not be so heavy as mondays usually are, and see you all tomorrow, with more House and Garden goodies.

This place feels empty

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I did these pics at least more then a week ago but only now did i get ready to blog them, i was planning finally a COLLABOR88 post, and also a big thank you to a few more creators who had just joined Unhinged, and who´s new releases at shops or just stuff i had away for future blogging fitted this post.

So today from the current COLLABOR8 i bring you the hair from LaViere, i´m in love with this hair colour atm slightly pinkier then my usual Wasabi Pills gingerbread tone, these fun dual coloured pants from BOOM, from an old edition i´m wearing the LaGyo earings, which i had waiting on inventory for some time now, and not from COLLABOR88 but from FaMESHed i have this Maxi Gossamer creation with plenty of colour options as usual all menu driven.

I was so happy when Damien Fate celebrating his birthday released for free this adorable friendship bear ( i simply ran to his shop and grabbed one then sent a copy to all of those on my friend list since they are copy and trans) perfect to had a lighter touch to the clearly emotional loaded Heart broken poses, a new release from Exposeur, one of the shops participating in Unhinged.

Two other shops featured here that also are part of the event are Geometry, where i got this lovely basic simple top, that  is available in so many colours and with a sheer version, the other shop i had never blogged before and it´s Scarlet Creative where i bought this amazingly simple but yet detailed prefab, i love it´s minimalist lines, mixed with a little bit of fantasy, and practical, I´ve been following Charlotte´s work for some time now, and it´s amazing the friendly, relaxed and also dedicated way in which she has embraced mesh.

Although this was to be a blog about missing someone someone, i can´t have sad words to write about any of the products in it, even while doing the pictures, the bear little smile and the soft light and shadows could not make sad at all.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and maybe a little bit more of sun over the weekend, i could sure use some myself.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: LaViere – Taylor (COLLABOR88)
Top: Geometry – Petunia Crop
Pants: BOOM – Threadbare Manchesters (COLLABOR88)
Earings: LaGyo – Santa Monica
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Santa Fe (FaMESHed)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics –  Clear Lipgloss
“Friendship Bear” by Damien Fate

1st Pose by aDORKable, other poses by Exposeur – Heartbroken
Building: Scarlet Creative – For absencen

Variations

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This is kind of a silly blog, i was just playing about with Niran´s, trying to get the feel of the viewer, and going thru my Plurk Timeline, when i saw an add from another shop featuring this hair, right away i imed Nicole from smileyorc, asking where is this hair from, and of course she KNOWS ALL THE THINGS, and right away said Magika, so i ran over to the shop, bald, half transparent and with mismatched feet and hands, to grab it.

I was only cleaning inventory, at least trying/pretending to and thinking of a look for a test pic, also new was this lovely Maitreya dress, and Bilo´s Noor skin for the Around The World event, so i took myself a new profile pic.

Shaman has been testing picture editing software and has been sending me links like crazy of demos to try out, so that last pic was one of his tests, so many crazy image editing software out there, i have to find some time to pic a few and test them out for you guys, don´t you just love demos?

Well se you all later, i hope everyone enjoys their Black Friday, filled with RL and SL sales.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Bilo – Noor (Around the World)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Magika – Visit
Dress: Maitreya –  Milia Sweater Dress

Pose by aDORKable

It´s colder by the sea

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Indeed it is colder, after hardly any Fall at all, winter came in with full force, and even if i don´t share much about rl i do indeed live by the sea, not in such a tiny small house of course, i don´t think this one would survive one stormy nite around these parts. Thankfully in SL nothing get´s blown out by storms, unless you really want to, and have the script for it, even today as i type it´s another one of those days, a gray, windy, rainy one, where it´s never really enough day light to make you feel like the sun came up.

The best thing to do on days like these is to simply stay in, with a warm cup of tea (no milk, and 3 sugars please), with a blanket over your legs and a cat on your lap, whilst you happily shop in Sl, sadly i don´t get to do that today, I hope some of you do tho, cause there is nothing better to do on a stormy day.

I have been lacking in blogging this month, and this is why only today i get to show some of FaMESHed goodies, and some of Baffle! sale items, well besides being sick over the past week, I´ve also been busy With Unhinged, just a few days ago i did a blog post on the Official event blog with All merchants Booths for Unhinged, a blog post that already needs updating since creators have been adding stuff to the Booths, I´ve also been trying to support all live djs that have been busting their asses, by keeping the event going.

I promise soon to bring you guys some Unhinged goodies in the meanwhile you can follow the amazing work done by my fellow bloggers by checking the Official flickr group. I can´t say how amazed i am at all the talent i´ve seen latelly, I had never been involved in the organization of an event before, and i feel so proud of all the bloggers who signed up to help and those that didn´t sign up also, seriously guys you all deserve my respect.

Until tomorrow everyone and don´t let the stormy weather affect your mood.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amelie (FaMESHed)
Dress: Cracked Mirror - Woolsworth Dress (FaMESHed)
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Shoes: Adore&Abhor – Valence Suede Loafers

House and props by  Baffle! – Where the sea ends as well as all poses. (no longer available)

Get Unhinged at 8

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I blogged a few days ago about Unhinged, a Fundraiser event that starts today You can read all about it over at the official website and specially this beautiful and touching post by Nephilaine Portagonist: A love letter for Eku <3, I personally subscribe to all that Neph wrote, for the past couple of years that i´ve known Eku my life became richer, and that is the best way to describe it, so here is a picture of Eku looking all cool in one of the event posters.

Picture and poster done by: Nephilaine Portagonist:

The event starts just in a few hours, kicking of at 8am (SL time) with The Doctor at the stage area, followed by Dj´s playing for the next 24 hours, with a wide variety of genres from Dubstep, to Oldbies, New wave and Goth and apparently “a whirlwind of eclectic music and a lot of swearing” From DJ Siggy Romulus, you can find the list of all DJ´s for the day here.

8 am is also the time the Gatcha and vendor area opens also, with an enormous variety of shops, joining this Fundraiser, the merchant list can be found here.

The pictures below where also done for use on the promotional posters for the event, and you´ll be able to find, copies of them and all related info by the landing area at the event. You can also see them and other pictures related to event on our Flickr group. Get ready everyone it´s almost time.

Model: Sonya Marmurek blogger at Astalianda and owner of the pose store with the same name, Credits can be found here: Unhinged

Model: Nicole Twigvald blogger at smileyorc and owner of Pose Monster and Skin Monster, Credits can be found here: Yum Yum for Unhinged

ElyAnna Jones

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I hate when an event ends, I´m left with that sad feeling that there wasn´t enough time to do all the things, not just cause my blogging has been a tad erratic lately , but because i didn´t get to shop or blog all the things, like with these gorgeous Gos boots, or the fri.day hat both from Cinema, i knew when i first saw them i wanted a Indiana Jones inspired blog, but it took me ages to find all the other pieces, and the whole post was only actually ready when Adorkable released this Floored named set of ground sitting poses.

Part of me is sad it took me so long to actually be prepared and happy enough with it to actually publish it, the other proud says, you know girl, don´t do it unless you are really sure and comfortable with it, and i feel that i am, luckily for us all is never a wasted blog post, because most shops will either make their event items available at shops some time after it ends, and truly love that, sometime you just can´t make it to that event and catching it later, or a different version of it for me is always a plus.

And speaking of events remember we have Unhinged coming up on the 15th i already wrote about it the other day, and you can find all the extra info here, or just bug me for it.

Something else that happened this week got me pretty excited i got picked for Second Life Pic of the day on Monday so i´ve been snickering and proud all week (kidding i´ve been mostly surprised and blushing).

Tomorrow we get back to running events, and remember folks TGIF.

To finish of my post here it is the result of when you put comic books software in my hands, I take the jungle with style. Now i´m dreaming of those boots in zebra prints, in the meanwhile you can catch them at all the usual colours at the Gos store.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Exile – This Years Love
Hat: fri.day – Revenge
Jacket: Volstead – The Law
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Boots: Gos – Equestrian Boots – leopard
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss 

All poses by aDORKable – Floored

Jungle scene by Arctic Greenhouse

Gravity Loss

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Sometimes a sentence, an image, a video, a feeling inspires you, sometimes bloggers get stuck, not always for lack of ideas or inspirations, sometimes you´re just stuck and need a good kicking to get the engine going, well if you´re stuck you can turn to the [SL] Blogger Support group, i know i do quite  a few times, for tutorials, for locations, for a nudge or a helping hand, but now you can reach out for inspiration also with the new Inspire me weekly cues to help you out, with concepts.

I didn´t need the group help for these tho although it would certainly fit the Second Life and music category, since these where actually inspired by a video of Woodkid´s Iron, some people might remember the song from the Official Assassin´s Creed Revelations trailer, and it´s such a powerful video and music i´m sure it will inspire a lot more pictures.

I really enjoy these sort of composites, i sometimes moan and groan about how hard they are since it involves a lot of patience and SL collaborating with me and not crashing me half way thru it, but i was lucky yesterday and managed these, I´m not sure if the best way to show a house is to catapult yourself thru it, but this skybox is from Abyss and it will be available at The Men´s Department today, and seems a bit of a study of one of my favourite poses store, Adorkable including the amazing Falling set at this months My Attic.

So here it is sadly i can´t link the whole sequence in one panel, but hopefully the feeling and idea make sense, just remember you can always see the higher resolutions versions of these on my Flickr, and try not to loose your footing folks cause it´s only monday.

ETA: For those who missed it i blogged yesterday also over at The Hottie Cooterati Experience, in a bit more casual look and i got by With a little help from my friends

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva   –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya – V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Alice Project – Steph II (Zodiac)
Outfit: Slink – Vixen Catsuit
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands

All poses by aDORKable

Skybox by Abyss (The Men´s Department)