Saturday, June 16, 2018

FATEwear, FATEplay, FATEstep Closing Sale 66% Off

 
FATE island is closing, but before it's gone you can scoop up some great deals at 66% off on FATEwear for men, FATEstep footwear, and all the cool cosplays at FATEplay!

Sale runs to June 18th.
(But it could close sooner since the island has already been sold. Don't wait!)
Take one last stroll on the island at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FATEisland/128/127/33

The good news is the FATE store itself is not closing, only the island.
All FATE products will still be for sale in the marketplace.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Home & Garden Expo Design contest: Astronaut's House


Expo Contest House #2: Astronaut House by Devin Vaughn
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Home%20Expo%206/201/210/23

You guys remember the "Linden Home Challenge" I did for Prim Perfect magazine? I have some awesome news, the idea has sparked a great fundraiser event for this year's Home and Garden Expo, -- a Decorating Competition! The challenge is: Decorate one of 6 homes for prizes in 4 days, with less than 500 prims, and including 3 Relay for Life donation items from the Expo. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are determined by votes paid with Ls for the best designs. All the money from the home design votes goes to Relay for Life! You can read more about it here: decorating-competition. I love how this contest embodies the spirit of the event. Of course, I had to jump in, and I was lucky to get drawn to decorate a house, the Eco IV by Maven Homes.

Drop by to see all the houses, and vote for the ones you like before noon today! Its for a good cause!


STORYLINE: The owner is not actually an Astronaut, but people always refer to his house as the "Astronaut House." ("NASA Rover Engineer House" doesn't have the same ring to it.) The owner worked on the Mars Rover Curiosity team. All his family and baby pictures are of the rover! His new project is to design a people mover for the human mission to Mars in 2030.  JPL is not too far from his home, so he loves to commute to work in an old 50s experimental Flying Platform.

Front Porch:
House: Maven Homes Eco IV by Maven Homes [mesh](1990L)
Cat: JIAN Black Chubby Cat Bird Bus [mesh](Home and Garden Expo)(150L)
Car: Soy Flying Platform [gray metal] for decor [mesh](180L)
Movement script: How Bazaar Slower Object Hover (NEW script)(75L)
Sign: Soy. Poster for board ("My Other Car is a UFO" image by DevinVaugh) [mesh](group gift)
Lights: Trompe Loeil Iona Path Light Short Black [mesh](150L)
Grass: HappyMood HPMD* WildGrasses -green- a [mesh](180L)
Topiary: Trompe Loeil Odette Topiary 12 Tri-Square Lit [mesh](450L)
Planters: Apple Fall Square Wood Planter [mesh]


STORYLINE: ...But it's not all work with him; on the weekends he throws pizza parties. His wood oven baked pizzas made with fresh herbs are so popular, he even sells them on the side as "Space Pizza." (His parties have a mascot, "Pizza Rat" that seems to always elude the fat neighborhood cat, Luna. Even birds aren't scared of her, they often land on her back for a free ride. And his dog Cosmo is forever looking outside for a rare sighting of the mysterious Pizza Rat).

Patio:
Pots: Chic [Cb] Short Squat Greek Planters [mesh](Home & Garden Expo)(75L)
Table: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 05 - Table, gacha [mesh](75L)
Chair: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 06 - Deck Chair, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bench: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 08 - Stone Bench, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bar: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 03 - Bar, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bar stool: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 07 - Bar Stool, gacha [mesh](75L)
Pizza Oven: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 02 - Pizza Oven RARE, gacha [mesh](75L)
Herbs: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 11 - Herbs Trio, gacha [mesh](75L)
Sign: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 12 - Rules, gacha [mesh](75L)
Grill: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 04 - Grill, gacha [mesh](75L)
Plant: ROIRO "Uekimuro" succulent-01, gacha [mesh](70L)
Topiary: Trompe Loeil Odette Topiary 01 Square Lit [mesh](450L)
Bench: Fancy Decor Pine Bench [mesh](free)
Pizza box: Neurolab SPACE PIZZA V.1.4 [mesh](3L)
Pizza: poche clam pizza sp, sarami pizza sp, tomato pizza sp, gacha (20L)
Rat: silentsparrow Rattie - Standard - Blaze - Pizza Rat, gacha [mesh](50L)
Parasol: Apple Fall Spring Parasol [mesh](200L)
Palm: Studio Skye Bamboo Palm, Tropical Plants Pack #2 [mesh](699L)
Water: NEKKA 0.5LI mesh water illusion [mesh](50L)
Fish: JIAN Koi Wanderer, Koi pond [mesh](400L)
Waterlily: Dysfunctionality [DDD] 4 Lily Pads, 4 li (55L)
Lights: Vespertine outdoor bulb lights / 4 building- long- shining [mesh](180L)
Hammock: Revival hammock [mesh](400L)
Tree: Little Branch LB_WeepingHoneyTree{Animated}*4Seasons [mesh](186L)
Sound: Builders Brewery Water sound and script (class, free)


STORYLINE: ...Some of the best moments in his home happen when he is alone with his sweetheart watching the Meteor Showers or looking at the stars through his antique telescope. 

Side of House:
Tree: FelixvonKotwitz Mesh Japan Pine 3 Prim [mesh](145L)
Rug: Zerkalo Persian Rugs - Reds - PG [mesh](399L)
Telescope: LISP Kepler Telescope [mesh](150L)
Deck: LISP  Bergamot Square Decking - Warm Oak [mesh](150L)
Shooting stars: {anc} shooting star magic [mesh](349L)
Sounds: [ sTp ] SOUND Emitter Suburbs / Different day & night time sounds (200L)


Hallway:
Room divider: ROIRO Cafe partition [mesh](120L)
Rug: Wild Hound Designs [WHD] -- SIngle Rug - Oriental Runner 015 (15L)
Sculpture: Culprit Invisible Bonds Male [mesh](300L)
Sign: Artisan Fantasy AF Mission Wall Hat Rack Adult - Warm [mesh](200L)
Bag: Apple Fall AF Worn Luggage Bag, gacha [mesh](25L)
Bag: Apple Fall AF Monogram Luggage Bag, gacha [mesh](25L)
Frame: Apple Fall Antique Art [mesh](175L)
Art: NASA Mars Art Series by NASA, (free for public use)
Art: NASA Mars UVMap by by NASA, (free for public use)


STORYLINE: When facing a difficult design problem, he will often sit down to play music. It helps clear his mind of distractions to find a creative solution.

Music area:
Cello: NOMAD Cello 03, gacha [mesh](75L)
Harpsichord: Fancy Decor Harpsichord RARE, Fancy Decor: Harpsichord Stool, gacha [mesh](50L)
Rug: Soy Shag Round Rug w. texture changer [mesh](100L)

Office area:
Posters: Paper Moon *pm* Visions of the Future Posters [mesh](150L)
Shelves: Fancy Decor Ladder Shelf [mesh](199L)
Rug: Tartessos Arts TA Code Rug Beige [mesh](100L)
Television: Tartessos Arts TA HD Wall TV Sytem [mesh](120L)
Desk, chair: PILOT Dellinger Desk. Stool PG [mesh](600L)
Model: Isil LT-1 Buffalo Display Model [mesh](free)
Papers: Apple Fall AF Reading Pile [mesh]
Book and map: Apple Fall Books & Map [mesh](100L)
Sketchbook: Apple Fall AF Sketchbook [mesh], gacha [mesh](25L)
Globe: Noble Creations [NC] - World Globe [mesh](group gift)
Book: floorplan handbook for the recently deceased [mesh](1L)
Telephone: floorplan antique telephone black 3, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pipes: Pixel Mode Air Duct, The Heights Studio Apartment [mesh](1450L)
Wall: Textures.com PlasterBare0127 (gift for members)


Bedroom:
Polaroids: ROIRO Polaroid deco (RFL)[mesh](Home and Garden Expo)(150L)
Rocket: Space Engineer Art Deco Rocket [mesh](99L)
Stool: BAMSE Photographer - Stool, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pictures: NASA Curiosity rover on Mars (free for public use)
Desk: DIGS Engman Desk & Chair - Black/Ash RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Sketchbook: vive atelier 09 Artists Sketchbook, gacha [mesh](75L)
Notebook: Apple Fall 'iFall' Notebook 2015 [mesh](free)
Books: Apple Fall Design Books [mesh](100L)
Clock: Apple Fall Large Stopwatch [mesh]
Magnifiers: Apple Fall Amelie Magnifiers [mesh](free)
Frame: Apple Fall AF Annan Reclaimed Frame [mesh](75L)
Bedroom furniture: Trompe Loeil Gramercy Bedroom Suit grey [mesh](2400L)
Table: Trompe Loeil Industrial Coffee Table [mesh](95L)
Photowall: Trompe Loeil Nine cell photo [mesh](150L)
Bench: Trompe Loeil Baroque Bench Poplar + White [mesh]
Pillows: Trompe Loeil Free Pillow Toss Wall Lengthwise, Toss Flat [mesh](free)

Living room:
Clock: NOMAD Wall Planetarium [mesh](350L)
Maps: NOMAD Antique World Map A, B [mesh](100L)
Rug: Tartessos Arts TA Trend Rug Brown [mesh](100L)
Sofa: Fancy Decor Classic Modern Sofa  [mesh](350L)
Puppy: JIAN Silly Shibes - Companion Pup, gacha (White) [mesh](50L)
Lamp: isil Planetarium Hologram (Mars) COMMON, gacha [mesh](50L)
Rug: Apt B Rug V2 [mesh](99L)
Picture frame: Apple Fall Original Artwork: L'Homme de la Nuit [mesh](250L)
Pool table: Apple Fall Tournament Billiards Table [mesh](275L)
Bar: Apple Fall Masculine Bar [mesh](375L)
Books: Apple Fall AF Books w/ Deer Head Bookends [mesh](100L)
Safe: Apple Fall Gachatopia Safe [mesh](past gift)
HangingLamp: Apple Fall Atelier Pendant Lamp [mesh]
Lamp: Trompe Loeil Steampunk Lamp RARE, gacha [mesh](25L)
Chair: Trompe Loeil Aeronaut Chair Berry & Fawn [mesh](175L)
Table: Trompe Loeil Audrey's Table Metal [mesh](175L)
Chair: Trompe Loeil Audrey's Chair Black PG [mesh](275L)
Table: Trompe Loeil Industrial Coffee Table [mesh](95L)
Game: Second Spaces backgammon set, gacha [mesh](50L)
Table: Soy worktable [mesh](group gift, free)

Reading area:
Bookcase: DIGS Stephenson Bookcase [mesh](175L)
Chaise lounge: Apple Fall Ram Chaise - Dark Chocolate [mesh](250L)
Papers: Soy Scattered papers [mesh](group gift, free)
Floor Lamp: The Hive Rusted Floor Lamp //Dark 1 [mesh](200L)
Picture frame: Trompe Loeil Frame Square Art Statue [mesh](Group Gift)
Image: NASA Curiosity rover selfie on Mars (free for public use)