Saturday, August 30, 2014

Decadence and Over Indulgence

When I get emails from LTD Magazine, I immediately check it out - in fact it is usually the highlight of my email inbox.

Last week, I read the announcement of the LTD Group Gift (free) from 22769 ~ [bauwerk] called Decadence is Bliss Deco Set.

http://lovetodecoratesl.com/2014/08/25/ltd-group-gift-22769-bauwerk-decadence-is-bliss-deco-set/

I scooped up the free gift and my creative juices exploded.  Coupled with recent pieces from MudHoney at August's Collaborii, I have created my own little den of inequity.  There are a ton of pics, but the scene is loaded with detail.  If you want to take a look, here is the SLURL which will be available through Monday, September 1.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Park%20Circle/95/223/1501


















CREDITS - Partial

[ba] - Paris Penthouse, gold and marble nesting console
Kalopsia - Vase Shrub (in urns), Orchids (Dipped in Gold)
MudHoney - Zoe Dresser - Black, Zoe Lounge - Red PG (Collabor88), Vases Tray, MudHoney Wooden Boxes w/ Metal Diamond(the Arcade)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] - Decadence Collection Concert Grand Black with music sheets (plays several selections of music including Bruno Mars),  Kraken Dinner Table black, Violin (Decoration), Kraken End Table (black), Decadence Leather Sofa Black (PG), Decorated Picture Frame, Books with Skull Holder, Decorative Balls, Lillies in Glass Vase
22769 ~ [bauwerk] - Jaques Chair Red Brocade, Leafes Lamp Gold, Amelie Chair Red Brocade, Baroque Side Table Gold, Ottoman Enfant Red Brocade
The Loft - Bacall Chair Mateo, Bacall Desk Darken Wood, Manhattan art, New York art, Bacall Bowl of Roses Red
tarte - Hunter stool
[ARIA] - Eva Plumeria in a vase
ONE GRID - Hat Lamp Gold
Apple Fall - Pug Ceramic Decor, Bow Tie Art, Pediment Frame w/ Pillar Sketch, Charlotte's Pears, Cherry Blossom Branches, Tied Books, Temple Jars, L'Olivier
{what next} - Maison Drapes (long length)
DIGS - Astronomer's Newton's Cradle Decor [MESH]
Floorplan - Throne chair PG / brick, Faux fur rug
[noctis] - Skeleton Rose Urn w menu, Baron Von Scarlet wall lamp on/off, Baron Von Scarlet ceiling lamp on/off, Pile of books 2B
++LP2++  - Ottomans
PILOT - Crown [Gold]
JoJo Deed - JD Roman statue
!Ohmai - 100 Years of Waiting Hourglass (Silver Dust)
Abiss - Ivory Female Bust
Culprit - Buddha Heads on mantle
ee Oh - BUDDHA XVIIth 17 S v2
La Galleria - TROPHY LAMP EMBOSSED COPY
MadPea - Bonsai Kojiki
.:NsB:. - Rug AMAL (all colors)
The Jewel Garden - Gem Goblet & Table
TG - Weathered Marble Sculpture - Male Torso - Domus Fair
Heart Homes - Silver luxury rug
LISP - Persian Rug Red, Piano Seat for 1 or 2 - Grand Noir, Piano Music, Bag and Brolly Decor v2,  Christmas Flowers Red
Antiques Rhode Show - Chandelier_crystal MKI 34p 2.1 , Fauxbooks_2, Chinese Export Porcelain
MeshtakesWereMade - Couple Statue
Dutchie - Book with glasses
Libertine - Candle Holder Short (5 candles)~ Gold [1.1]
O.M.E.N - Dear John Diaries & Love Letters
TA - Classy Telephone
BoatHouse - MESH Fireplace Tools
Elan - Ssian vase 16 century v1
Mostly my art, my pillows









Thursday, August 28, 2014

D is for Delicious + Derby + Dalek

The food goddesses at Aphrodite have an interesting creative Muse.  They have whipped up confectionery mayhem with their latest cakes, all based on a Doctor Who theme.

I invited some space friends to the house to get reacquainted and had a superb evening.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shopping%20City/181/145/23


Selfie - photobombed by Big D.



The Party  - A Timeless Event.






CREDITS:

Aphrodite - Wedding cake "Tardis & dalek"
Aphrodite - "Dalek" Chocolate cream pie
Aphrodite Marina Ramer/Jaylin Whitewood - "Industrial" Deco Clock
American Badass Alex - Daleks (The Marketplace)
<THAT> - Bowler Hats (The Marketplace)
Ellaguru Wellesley - Tardis Hall Bench (The Marketplace)
LAQ Decor - Kitchen Set
JoHaDeZ - Vase "Elegance"
{Petite Maison} - Foliagee' Coffee Cups Staggered
Sari-Sari - Antique Clock Faces
!Ohmai: - Usagi Mochi Ice Cream (Rez & Click)
!Ohmai: - Nezumi Mochi Ice Cream (Rez & Click)
Swaming Writer - Snail Aqua, Snail Blue
[PM]Pixel Mode - Cohen Candle 3
Headhunter's - ::: COCO COLA Drink:::











Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Grease Monkey

I have been collecting garage related decor for a long time.  Being inspired by The Liaison Collaborative's August Theme - Route 66 - I pulled out some of my favorites - high prim, no shadows, dodgy textures and full of early inspiration.  I've combined these well loved, older pieces with new offerings from Soy and [Fetch] to capture the feel of a small town gas station/auto repair shop.

Anything you don't find in the credits, please ask.  I am always happy to share.

Soy - Old Van Set set (brown leather) available at The Liaison Collaborative
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fall/178/179/23

[Fetch] - Vix Chair Set for 25L Tuesday available at their shop.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chaotic%20Dreams/173/125/22








Credits:

Building - POST Floodwood Skybox (v3) (The Grove in the sky)

[Fetch] - Vix Rug, Vix Chair, Vix Ottoman
Soy - Tires with stand, Old Van Backseat (Brown leather), Old Van Frontseat (Brown leather), Motor oil can [yellow], Motor oil can [green] stacked, Motor oil can [metal], Old laboratory chair
MudHoney - Leg Lamp white
[CX] - Makeshift Table
Kalopsia - Garage Hanging Lamp, Garage Shelf
Pipe Chief Motorcycle – Marketplace
Figurine – Monkey - Marketplace
AK flowey/ohmai - Artist Reclaimed Chair [Fresh Catch]
i-reckon - Cheap desk, Carpet - Brown Pattern
[19MC] - AUTO-DRUG Table 1.01
By Georgia! - License plates, rags, toolbox, bike magazines and miscellaneous garage stuff
!! Follow US !! - Vintage gas pump
Oyasumi - Gas stand set
Second Spaces - Vintage tool cabinet - red, Ezra ashtray, *Game of war (cards)
~JD~ MTF  - Vintage Compressor, WorkBench
Kuro - Hitchhiker kit
[NikotiN] Ashtray City (TMD), Cigarette Butts (03)
Seven Emporium - Time Card Shelf (REVIEW), Route 66 Sign, Truckers Welcome  - review, Joyride!, The Filmore Factory Clock, The Filmore Washington DC Sign, Philby Radio, Cigarette Machine, Change Machine, Skeeball Machine #2 – Personal, Gasoline Lamp
Floorplan - Gas price numbers basket, Wall paper
Junk - Salvaged spring stool, Pulley light
Belle Belle - Aether Table Lamp
Artilleri - Orlando table lamp *green boxy*
*Y's HOUSE* - Denkyu Lamp 01(W)
Tarte -  66 light (red)
Virtual Decay - Metal Sign: Piedmont, Metal Sign: parking in rear, Metal Sign: Sky Chief
Victoria's Little Secrets - What Happens in the Garage Stays in the Garage !!! (sign)
=Cloud 9.1= - Metal Sign:Moxie
Rocko.Ghoststar - Parking Sign (race fans only)
LTD - Decorative License Plates
Lindsey Warwick - Chain link fence with barbed wire
PILOT- Journal
Arcadia Asylum - Cargo Containers
POST - Tire Stack, 3 Frosti Beer Bottles (props)
DBy - Extinguisher Fire (model 1) DBy
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Steel Ashtray
Dutchie - subscriber gift: 1 prim dinner (pizza and beer)
Vespertine - Mr.Gorgeous beer /poisonous}
Dirty Deeds – Beer Bottles
Plants:  Bazar - cactus;  Miyu Adder - Pumila, Breno - Travelling Plants







Sunday, August 24, 2014

Uptown Girl, Living in Her Uptown Brownstone

I love Brownstone buildings - New York, Chicago, San Francisco, even Denver, Colorado.  I would love to live in one, but rural Maryland doesn't have many Brownstones.

Here is Thistle's Park Slope Townhouse.  I tried to use Victorian influences throughout while keeping it topical.  Enjoy.








Credits:

Thistle - Park Slope Townhouse Left

Abiss - Alto Sofa
[DDD] - Elegant Victorian Fireplace - Preset - White
Trompe Loeil - Roanna Lamps Short, Industrial Coffee Table
POST - Kalmar End Table, French Concession Side Chairs, Gogebic Gaslight (lg - size 1), Metropol Battered Salon Rug, Humble Candle Stick (fresh) C
MudHoney Golden Orb and Boxes, Neve Chair Black
Kuro - Curiosities cabinet and mask, Decorative plates (oval), Remnants of a war, Hugh's cabinet [Organized] decor only
FANATIK HOME - Chandelier Silver
[ keke ] - lab vase tall, lab vase cone,  lab vase jar
Kismet - Aubusson Soumak Sage Rug
Cheeky Pea - Yukon Kitchen Rug
Bazar - Toronto-Books and plate decor, Floria-Dining room cabinet
ARIA - Avelien tulip flower  arrangement in a vase type B
Apple Fall - Tied Books, Key Lamp (Nickel), Monogram Luggage Bag
*bbqq*- The Ming dynasty-China scroll painting A, The Ming dynasty-China scroll painting A
Rustica - Mesh empire side table
Annadmaya Ezvalt - Damask  drapes/curtain 8
What Next - Serendipity Garden Knitting Basket
Meli Imako - Mesh Statue Horse Model
[Con.] - Athena Dining Set - Calla Lily
PILOT - Crown [Aged], Its a horse
Laura Liberty - Vine Planter
JoJo Deed - JD Horse sculpture
The Loft - Porthole Mirrorr, Roxy Square Pillow Grey Links
Antiques Rhode Show - Painting_ARS_4_set of 4 (horses)
Jorja Giano - 2 prim baptisia blue planter with soil
Ravenghost - Victorian Gas Pendant Luminaire
DIGS - House Flags
Lark - Crawford Hat Boxes
A.V. - Noir Wall Clock
LISP - Mathilde Bowl of Pears
Breno -  Elk horns







Saturday, August 23, 2014

Where have all the butterflies gone?

The World Wildlife Fund released this report in January, 2014

"MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in 1993, leading experts to announce Wednesday that the insects' annual migration from the United States and Canada is in danger of disappearing."

For the last several years, reports on bees has been equally glum..they are dying out.

I, for one, am sad to see them go. And so are the bears!





CREDITS:

Lindini L2 - My house at the Grove
Cheeky Pea - Deconstructed Armchair, Deconstructed Sofa, Molly's Tea Party Spring Teapot and Warmer
Apple Fall - Butterfly Art
Thistle - Teeny Tiny Green House (c)
DIGS - Mirelle End Table - Whitewash, Falmouth Coffee Table - White/Dark
*ionic* - Memories collector (suitcase)
FLECHA - Sculpted honey 
[ keke ] - Summer tray w flowers - orange
*Funky*Junk* - Basket with Flowers
The Loft - Andreas Dining Chair Ivory
LISP - Mathilde Table Pot with Key, Mathilde Bowl of Pears
La Galleria - Pastel Chinese flower tree rug 
Serenity Style - My sweet bear Brown, My sweet bear Blue
Damien Fate - Friendship Bear
TA - Teddy Bear
tarte. - Wall collage
Scarlet Creative - Charlotte Antlers
Aphrodite - Summer red flowers potted
Plethora - Paper Butterflies Light
[LWL] - Charged-up Butterfly, Monarch Butterfly (Ladies Who Lunch)
PILOT- Journal
Lark - Imaginarium Librarium Butterfly
Maddie May's - Vase with Mixed Flowers
Second Spaces - Pile o' games 




Friday, August 22, 2014

Man's World

What more can I say!  I designed my home at The Grove with a masculine sensitivity.

If I missed something in the credits and you would like more info, please let me know.








CREDITS:

My home at the Grove - L2 STUDIO Tarrytown House 

Main Pieces:

Stockholm & Lima - G.U.Y. Sofa (TMD Edition)- PG
Junk - Bartlet rug one, Repurposed wheel light iron, T-frame light, Morrison locker cabinet
Fanatik - Utaba Table Small
[Con.] - Tripod Theatre Light, Mill Collection - Windmill - (Rust)
Kalopsia - [N*11] Crate Chair - Galvanized - Cream, Crate Chair - Galvanized - Chocolate
22769 ~ [bauwerk] - Sack Pouf Fair Trade
MudHoney  - Marble Box - blackm, Golden Orb, Neve Rug
CD (Evhalyn Serpente) - Kaya Plant
/ XIAJ / - Hera Artist Stool
Apple Fall - Grass, Dark Bamboo Desk, Wicker Bentwood Chair, L'Olivier, Charlotte's Pears, Decorative Artichokes, Meadow Flowers
Standby Inc. - ATR (Worn)
[PM]Pixel Mode - Lisa Lamp, Cohen Dining Table
The Loft - Verona Armchair 2 Dark Cherry, Verano Armchair Dark Cherry, Verano table
Zigana -  Maroccan table . red
Picnic & (pda) - Autre-moeurs chair 01













Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thinking Deep Thoughts

I'm studying hard for an exam and needed to take a break.  I slipped out back to commune with friends and think deep thoughts.

FETCH has given me these adorable chairs and table to test drive.  They are excellent for thinking!

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2632490@N25/
Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chaotic%20Dreams/180/121/21
Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/132041



Credits:

Fetch - August Chair and August Side Table w/Decor
Angharad Greggan (Wastelands) - Three Old Doors
Ohmai Emporium - Free Elf Pet (Dipsy)
Epia - Cuddle Rowboat Rare
Zinnias - Leggy Blue Planter

Class Assignment

I'm enrolled in an Interior Design program here in Washington DC.  While I can't use Second Life stylings in my projects and coursework, I can take those same assignments and try them out in Second Life.

One of the recent "challenges" was easy and fun, and I am pleased to say that I aced it.  I thought it would be a cool thing to blog with furniture pieces that I have in Second Life.  

Assignment:  Design a vignette using the same palette and theme with the following requirements:

  • Single Set
  • 3 Elements the same
  • 3 Elements different
The same
Thistle - Park Slope Townhouse LT /walls tinted Sage, The Loft white column
Barnesworth Anubis - Abstract Print 1 and 2
Flecha - Silver Goblet /w The Loft cream roses
Apple Fall - Pug Ceramic Decor







Different:

Picture 1 A & B
Apple Fall - Key Table, Key Lamp
MudHoney - Neve Chair White
Kismet - Aubusson Soumak Sage Rug

Picture 2 A & B
Apple Fall - Mother of Pearl Inlaid Chest
MudHoney - Sheryl Garden Rug
Trompe Loeil - Bamboo Ring Lamp, Ines Chair White

Picture 3 A & B
La Galleria - Travertine Column Pedestal Console
The Loft - Linen Trim Rug Black
Antiques Rhode Show - Lamp_1 Mirror
Samantha Smagda - Armchair (no longer in SL_







Friday, August 15, 2014

Lonely Girl

So...i have no friends.  There, i've put it out there.

Lonely Girls enjoy the company of strangers.  So I throw this cookout with the relatively new release from Aphrodite - Lakeside Family BBQ set.  Animations are incredible.  In Pic 1, i'm spicing the meat.

Aphrodite - the Goddess of Love (of  food).





Lonely Credits:

Verpertine - Metamorphis House Walls and Patio Surface
Aphrodite - Lakeside Family BBQ Set
Soy - Fun Fan orange, Beer, Drink bottle box
KeKe - Roadtrip - oil can w flowers - plain
Cheeky Pea - Rustic Tealights - Lg Gourd, Yukon Kitchen Rug
ba - Cement planter with Forest Floor Cherry Tree
Junk - Morrison Wall Art Light (x3)
Stud No 1 - Flat Ebbe Linden
Stud No 2 - Flat Ebbe Linden