Posts Tagged ‘Vespertine’

Not really any freebies in this one, but I know some of you like seeing builds & decor so I thought I’d put this up here. The build is Bauwerk‘s litttle warehouse skybox, which is Mesh (land impact of 44 prims) and features high ceilings, exposed ventilation and monumental florescent style lighting that is fully and individually controllable via a central panel. Notably the intensity of each fixture can be set so you don’t overpower the space with light, as is often the case. The build also makes use of large skylights and full length windows to bring quite a lot of natural light into the box.

I’ve tried to decorate as a sort of combined work/home space for an architect or engineer. There are some metal pieces here but also quite a lot of modern style wood sets, particularly from End of Daze, that soften the space quite a bit.

Almost all the fashion shown (and the hair from Exile) is from this month’s Mens Dept round, which ends this weekend. If you haven’t been yet, go check it out for lots of nice deals for men (plus some unisex stuff and furniture) before the July rounds rolls in.

Factory lead shad

Decor

  • Shelves: End of DazeFoxy Shelf 1 (150l, MESH, Texture Change & includes multiple versions)
  • Couch, Coffee Table, Decor Items: End of DazeOak Set (Not Free, MESH)

Snapdesk draft2
Desk close

Bearings Tk2 lighter

Decor

  • Chairs: %PercentLapFactoryChair (The Challenge “Industrial” Release, 350L)
  • Table: Little House of CuriosFactory Cart Table (The Challenge “Industrial” Release, 65l, MESH)
  • Lamp: iloInd. Lamp alloy (MESH, Check with owner for availability)
  • Art: Breno Find your bearings (The Challenge “Industrial” Release, 99l)
  • Game: Second SpacesMarble Checkers (50l per play at Arcade Gacha event until Jun 30)

Kitchen 1
kitchen insert

pillars shad

Decor

Bedroom Draft
Factory 1

  • Bed, Side Tables, Lamps: Cleo DesignIndustrial Style Bedroom (The Challenge “Industrial” Release, 200l, MESH, includes table and numerous other decor items)
  • Bench: 22769/bauwerk & Diesel WorksCoffee Light choco2 (Atelier Kreslo release available until July 10, 200l, MESH)
  • Shelving (left): End of DazeFoxy Shelf 3 (150l, MESH, Texture Change & includes multiple versions)
  • Shelving (right): Follow USShelf Trashy Friday (99l)
  • Wall Art: FloorplanPlank map / dark wood (150l at Mens Dept until July 1, MESH)
  • Rug: KuroAssorted rugs IV (80l, MESH, includes 5 rugs)

Build

It’s almost spring and love is in the air, or maybe not cause it doesn’t feel like spring where I am. But with this endless winter drawing to a close it’s time to make some noise – and that’s what I’m doing thanks to Balaclava‘s cool drums that you can pick up at the Arcade (75l per play). For those who don’t want to try their hand at the Arcade (or are afraid of blowing all their lindens), yard sales are a good alternative. Two well-organized gacha sales with most of what you could want are found here or here.

The Energy Club has been making noise for three years now and to celebrate they have a mess of gifts out. That’s where I got this excellent mesh outfit from D-Style (matching gift for women) as well as the couch from End of Daze (2nd pic), which I previously blogged but now you can get it free. Go check out the club and grab some gifts while you are there.

Also making noise is LaVie. The skin here is a recent group gift (unfortunately no longer available), but I’m told LaVie has a number of projects in the works including new skin releases, group gifts and perhaps a hunt or two. They have recently reopened in a revamped urban style shopping area with a number of top shops. Good to see they are back and bustling again.

Banging the drum for love

Banging the drum for love

Decor

Dream Boss

Dream Boss

Decor

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Moolto HuntNest’s Easter Egg Hunt

Monochrome Hunts is back with their latest color-themed hunt, the Lavender Hill Hunt, and like usual there is a nice mix of fashion & decor items to be had. I’m tardy showing the gifts – the hunt officially ends on Mar 10 – but you still have time to get the things you want (note gifts cost 5l). Check the hunt blog for previews of most of the items.

Some of my favorite furniture gifts include [Circa’s] coffee table and pouf set. The coffee table comes in two versions and contains a fascinating miniature garden with butterflies. Breno‘s bunny chair will also make you smile and is perfect for the season. On the fashion side, Epicosity‘s Mesh suit is a must for men and Immerse has a lovely purple Mesh dress that pairs perfectly with the necklace gift from Sigma Jewels.

My female model here features a great combination of a Shape It Up! shape found at the Free*Style store for just 10l and a gift skin from Deesse’s. The male is the same Kirk skin from Essences I blogged last timeit’s so nice I haven’t wanted to take it off- here combined with Step Inside‘s shape from the SYSP anniversary hunt. Note that the SYSP anniversary hunt has lots of good gifts for women (see the last pic for one of the outfits). Stop by the Structure Your Skin project to get the store list and hint “book” for the hunt.

I’m also showing two outfits from 22769 to round out the post: The male shirt can be found at Mens Dept, where the March collection launched earlier this week and the female outfit is on sale at Gallery Gift Shop for just a few more days. Have a nice weekend everyone!

Lavender dream

Lavender Dream

  • Pose (right): Sup PosesBashful Me 4 (New Release, 40l for 4 poses) 

Decor

Lavenderism2

Lavender Immersed

  • Dress: ImmerseImmerse Cami Lavander M (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10, MESH)
  • Necklace: SIGMA JewelsDeco necklace purple chest (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10)
  • Bracelet: Lillou’s DesignsCyclamen Bangles (Moolto Hunt Gift until MAr 31, includes complete outfit)
  • Shoes (see top picture): Just Pale – Stardust Boots (Free, Store Opening gift includes complete outfit)
  • Leggings: [bubble] – Purple Leggings (Previous Hunt Gift)
  • Hair: elikatira – Sound Brown 08 (84l sale price for color pack, MESH)
  • Lipstick/Eyeshadow: Adore & Abhor (5l, Monochrome Hunt Gift until March 10)
  • Skin: Deesse’s SkinsJulie (Group Gift. Attn: 50l Joiner Fee)
  • Shape: Shape It Up!Ricci (10l at Free*Style store)
  • Pose: Diva & Morphine PosesDiva Store 3 (Free)

Decor

Lavenderosity

Lavenderosity

Decor

  • Cans: Commoner Brash Cans (50l per play at Arcade Gatcha Event until Mar 31)
Mr Pug

Mr Pug

Decor

Lavender Diva in Black

Lavender Diva in Black

Decor

  • Wall Art: Trompe L’oeilFrame Square Art (Subscriber Gift, MESH, includes various images. Join the subscriber to get gift)
Purple Bunnehs

Purple Bunnehs

Decor

Build

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Lavender Hill HuntMoolto Hunt

My last post on Four Walls concentrated on some of the rustic items, the grungy even. This time I wanted to feature the more modern gifts – those with clean lines and often modular in concept. Pieces such as Scarlet Creative‘s shelving units (the gift includes numerous versions that you can mix and match) or Breno‘s reading nook (part of a future modular series), work perfectly in Circa‘s “Infinity Cloud” Glass Studio from the hunt, which has cubed rooms off a main living space,  skylights with metallic highlights and panoramic glass windows (Mesh, 29 land impact). Four Walls goes to the end of the month and previews can be seen on the hunt website.

I’m wearing Diego, the new Mesh head from CheerNo, which is on sale at TDR Fusion until Feb 1. In a sense, with these mesh add-ons, be they heads, breasts, hands, feet or other appendages, the avi itself becomes modular, a base to which components can be added or subtracted at will depending on needs. CheerNo’s head is interesting and can give a very realistic effect, but the lack of facial expressions can be a drawback. Some new releases shown below include Mens Dept items, a great shirt from HuHu (available with texture change hud) and an outfit from Apple May Designs, which is marking the opening of its new mens store with everything 50% off just this weekend (the AMD hoodie shown below is available in a different color free in store). Update: was free just for the weekend.

Scrabble

Scrabble

Decor

  • Couch, Ottoman: MM. Home – Mid Century Sofa v2.0 Velvet, Ottoman (20l, Four Walls Hunt until Jan 31, MESH, Texture Change)
  • Art: BrenoCheckmate (50l)
  • Scrabble Game: Cleo DesignScrabble (20l, Four Walls Hunt until Jan 31. Gift includes complete furniture set)
Big Chair

Big Chair

Modularity

Modularity

Cube Forrest

Cube Forest

Left

Right

Decor

  • Cubed Walls: Lucky #7Cubed Wall Pearl (99l at The Gallery Gift Shop until Feb 15, Mesh, includes multiple versions)
  • Wall Art: Hanaya – Pine in Winter (20l, Four Walls Hunt until Jan 31, MESH)
Moonwalk

Moonwalk

Decor

  • Cabinet, canvases, painter supplies: End of DazeEOD Shelf (20l, Four Walls Hunt until Jan 31, MESH)
  • LampVespertineI live on the moon lamp (10l, Cold Winter Nights Hunt #17 until Feb 15. Gift also includes a skybox)
  • Brillo Boxes: LND Creative CollectiveWarhol Brillo Box x 4 (50l)
Infinity Cloud

Infinity Cloud

Build

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Cold Winter Nights HuntCourtyard HuntFour Walls

For the decor fans there are amazing hunts on now and I’m sure some of you are already out doing them (Hello Lilith). The Four Walls hunt brings SL’s top designers offering up some excellent gifts that should fit well with your design schemes. Gifts cost 20l so you need to choose wisely. There are too many standouts to name them all, but some of my favorites shown below include a great dresser from Pilot, a cool lamp from Vespertine (one of three), Cheeky Pea‘s hockey items and a fun guitar prop/chair from Zinnias.

Two other furniture hunt options now underway are the Courtyard Hunt (Free) and Cold Winter Nights (10l) You can see previews of almost all the gifts on the various hunt websites.

The avi shown below is from Peau, a new skin store for men, and can be found for the super nice price of 55l at Fi* Friday (ends sometime Wednesday), which is  a great weekly source of edgy fashion.

Easy as ABC

Easy as ABC

Body Check

Body Check

Decor

Guitar Picker

Guitar Picker

Decor

Should have paid my cable bill...

Should have paid my cable bill…

Decor

  • Couch, Rug, TV, Sidetable & Decor: The Strawberry BoxHarrington Sofa Set (20l, Four Walls Hunt until January 31)
  • Turntable, album, lamp: Zen Creations  – Retro Corner Set (The Courtyard Hunt #13 until Jan 31, set also includes a rug, chair & headphones)
  • Coffee Table: PrimeCourtyard hunt pallet table (The Courtyard Hunt #9 until Jan 31, also includes a rug and floor pillows)
  • Hatstand: Pestique – Hallway Hatstand (20l, Four Walls Hunt until Jan 31, also includes a sidetable)
  • Posters: IonicIndie posters (Group Gift)
Mary Teresa Skybox

Mary Teresa Skybox

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Cold Winter Nights HuntCourtyard HuntFour Walls

Baffle is a great shop that is unfortunately closing in world and until November 11 everything is on sale for 55l (also on marketplace). You can find an eclectic mix of pose props, decor and other items there, but the builds are truly special (see my Secret Garden post for another Baffle build I recently blogged).

Each design is totally unique and range from a domed floating home in the middle of the ocean, to a winter igloo complete with Polar bear or a creepy cottage with graveyard and hidden slaughter chamber. After rezzing them on the demo platform, I couldn’t resist buying them all.

I’ve done some fashion shots below using Baffle’s Le Petit Reve skybox from the sale, which is a fun approximation of a slightly grungy Paris apartment with some great texturing.

Also the November Mens Dept round has started with some cool items (including great Mesh pants from Credo and gO this round). Don’t forget to check it out.

Update Nov 11: Baflle is now closed and the marketplace store is gone so I’ve removed the links.

Breathe

Decor

Le Petit Reve

Decor

Kitchenalia

Decor

Midnight Blue

  • Jacket: ShikiCoat Midnight Blue (Mr. Hunter #11 until Nov 30)
  • Pants: Ashmoot – Bond Tie Trousers S (Shaken Not Stirred Hunt #61 until Nov 30, includes complete outfit & female gift, MESH)
  • Scarf: RonsemNeck Warmer (Group Gift)
  • Shoes: Tyler Park – Broadways Cheetah Edition (Previous Sale Item, Availability Unknown)

Decor

Decor

Build

  • Skybox: Baffle – Le Petit Reve (55L until Nov 11, partial Mesh)

Hints & Slurls for hunts mentioned in this post: Antique Grid ShowGiving Thanks HuntMr. HunterShaken Not Stirred Hunt