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Designing Worlds’ second visit to the Home and Garden Expo 2018 – now on the web!

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web!

DW372 – Home & Garden Expo 2018 Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look at the Hunt (organised by the Meeroos and BeYou), the Breedables Fair, the Art Gallery andone of the great courtyard spaces that were prominent this year – this time for FIN. And we also talk to the designer SkyRider Varriale, who exhibited at the Expo this year, sponsored a region, and donated two houses to the popular Home Decoration competition.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take a good look at the twelve houses that were featured in the Decorating contest, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. And we discuss the contest with Reven Rosca who was one of the organisers, with Kaerri Rae and Saffia.

You can read details of the results of the Decorating competition here.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Designing Worlds returns to the Home and Garden Expo 2018

H&G Decorating Contest House 1
H&G Decorating Contest House 1

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 11th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, when we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo.

We look at the Hunt (organised by the Meeroos and BeYou), the Breedables Fair, the Art Gallery andone of the great courtyard spaces that were prominent this year – this time for FIN. And we also talk to the designer SkyRider Varriale, who exhibited at the Expo this year, sponsored a region, and donated two houses to the popular Home Decoration competition.

H&G Decorating Contest House 4
H&G Decorating Contest House 4

You can read details of the results of the Decorating competition here.

And we take a good look at the twelve houses that were featured in the Decorating contest, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. And we discuss the contest with Reven Rosca who was one of the organisers, with Kaerri Rae and Saffia.

H&G Decorating Contest House 3
H&G Decorating Contest House 3

Make sure you don’t miss it – by joining us at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

Designing Worlds pays a first visit to the Home and Garden Expo 2018 – now on the web!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we pay the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web!

DW371 – Home & Garden Expo 2018 I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talk to the organiser of the Expo, Nikki Mathieson, and to Stingray Raymaker, the ACS representative in Second Life, who tells us about some of the changes Relay for Life in Second Life has seen this year. We also talk to two of the designers who were at the Expo – Robert Galland and Cassie Eldamar, and of course, there’s a lantern release to see!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there’s plenty to see of the Expo itself, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds pays a first visit to the Home and Garden Expo 2018

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 4th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, when we pay the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to the organiser of the Expo, Nikki Mathieson, and to Stingray Raymaker, the ACS representative in Second Life, who tells us about some of the changes Relay for Life in Second Life has seen this year. We also talk to two of the designers who were at the Expo – Robert Galland and Cassie Eldamar, and of course, there’s a lantern release to see!


And there’s plenty to see of the Expo itself, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont.

Make sure you don’t miss it – by joining us at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

 

 

Results from the Decorating Contest

All photos in this article supplied by Wildstar Beaumont

The Winners of the Decorating Competition were:

H&G Decorating Contest House 1
H&G Decorating Contest House 1

1st Place (Gold trophy): House Number 1 ʙᴏʙ ᴋ ɴ ʟᴇᴇ ᴅɪᴤᴛʀᴀᴛᴛᴏ (Choiboiami) 28215 votes
Choiboiami won a prize pot from creators worth 28,950 Lindens

H&G Decorating Contest House 1
H&G Decorating Contest House 1

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H&G Decorating Contest House 4
H&G Decorating Contest House 4

2nd Place (Silver trophy): House Number 4 Prokofy Neva 22060 votes
Prokofy also received a special commendation forhis blog.
Prokofy won a prize pot from creators worth 6,455 Lindens

H&G Decorating Contest House 4
H&G Decorating Contest House 4

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H&G Decorating Contest House 3
H&G Decorating Contest House 3

3rd Place (Bronze trophy): House Number 3 MJ Zaurak 21823 votes
MJ won a prize pot from creators worth 4,055 Lindens

H&G Decorating Contest House 3
H&G Decorating Contest House 3

All the other finalists will receive a trophy for taking part.

A special prize goes to Flame Chaos Freeman and BlueGreyEyeGentleman. Our first reserves, they stepped in at the very last minute when one of our contestants withdrew, and they created a beautiful House 12.

H&G Decorating Contest House 12
H&G Decorating Contest House 12

All the finalists will receive a copy of the house that they decorated (so they can, if they wish, replicate it back home!).

The Decorating Contest raised 137, 142 Lindens, a little over US$551.

 

Voting in the Home Decorating Contest closes shortly!

This year for the first time, we have a Home and Garden Decorating Competition!

The twelve homes that have been set up on Home Expo 6 are now decorated – and awaiting your judgement – by 12 noon SLT today, Saturday 2nd June.

You can vote by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote. You can vote for as many homes as you like – and as often as you like, with as many Lindens as you like!

So make sure you hurry over and add your votes!

 

 

It’s time to judge the homes that have been created for the Decorating Contest!

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

This year for the first time, we are having a Home and Garden Decorating Competition!

The twelve homes that have been set up on Home Expo 6 are now decorated – and awaiting your judgement!

You can vote by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote. You can vote for as many homes as you like – and as often as you like, with as many Lindens as you like!

The street – and the houses – look rather different now – drop in and see for yourselves – we think you’ll love what the contestants have done!

Click on each link below to see more information about each house.

Contestants had to specify which three items, purchased from Relay for Life kiosks at the Home and Garden Expo, they used in their builds. In addition, on a voluntary basis, they were invited to supply details of the other items they used in their home, to share a backstory, and a link to any blogs they wrote.

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: The Rothko House by Kaerri
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: The Rothko House by Kaerri

The Rothko House by Kaerri
Finalists:
House No. 5 – Alisa Farshore
House No. 10 – Wιʟʟα Cαʟʟιdoяα

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Bocas Belle V4 by Spargel and Shine
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Bocas Belle V4 by Spargel and Shine

The Bocas Bella by Spargel and Sine
Finalists:
House No.7 – Trixie Lanley – See Trixie’s blog here.
House No.8 – Mari Moonbeam

The Buccaneer Bay Bungalow by Varriale Designs
The Buccaneer Bay Bungalow by Varriale Designs

The Buccaneer Bay Bungalow by Varriale Designs
Finalists:
House No.4 – Prokofy Neva – see Prokofy’s blog here. (several entries, detailing the progression of the build).

House No. 11 – Angeleise

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Eco IV by Maven Homes
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Eco IV by Maven Homes

Eco IV by Maven Homes
Finalists:
House No.2 – Devin Vaughn
House No.9 – Elayna Rexen

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Grenalda by Glas Houses
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Grenalda by Glas Houses

Grenalda by Glas Houses
Finalists:
House No.3 – MJ Zaurak
House No.6 – BєBєl Kнαяis

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: The Kaizen house by Also Known As
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: The Kaizen house by Also Known As

The Kaizen house designed by Also Known As
Finalists:
House No.1 – ʙᴏʙ ᴋ ɴ ʟᴇᴇ ᴅɪᴤᴛʀᴀᴛᴛᴏ – see Bob’s blog here.
House No.12: Flame Chaos Freeman (littlemissflame) and BlueGreyEyeGentleman

Talks and a Class at the Expo today!

Today we have two talks and a class at the Home and Garden Expo.


At twelve noon SLT  in the Classroom,  Saffia Widdershins will be leading a class on how to build a brand identity, looking at some of the ways that you can use tools inworld and out to build your brand identity – including the role of social media.

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At 2pm SLT on the Main Stage, Ria Bazar of Bazar and Loz Hyde of MESHWORX will be talking about their new joint venture elev8, and about their work together in Sansar.

And we’ll be hearing a story that’s rather appropriate in the light of events that having been generating a certain amount of attention elsewhere in the world …

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At 5pm, again on the main stage, Eku Zhong will be talking about her fabulous store CUPRIT, about design – and why she’s looking forward to animesh, and about Second Life too.

 

Who is decorating which house in our Home Decorating Contest?

Twelve homes have been set up on Home Expo 6, and twelve finalists are now decorating them! … but who is decorating which house?

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: The Rothko House by Kaerri
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: The Rothko House by Kaerri

The Rothko House by Kaerri
Finalists:
Alisa Farshore
Wιʟʟα Cαʟʟιdoяα

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Bocas Belle V4 by Spargel and Shine
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Bocas Belle V4 by Spargel and Shine

The Bocas Bella by Spargel and Sine
Finalists:
Trixie Lanley
Mari Moonbeam

The Buccaneer Bay Bungalow by Varriale Designs
The Buccaneer Bay Bungalow by Varriale Designs

The Buccaneer Bay Bungalow by Varriale Designs
Finalists:
Prokofy Neva
Angeleise

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Eco IV by Maven Homes
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Eco IV by Maven Homes

Eco IV by Maven Homes
Finalists:
Devin Vaughn
Elayna Rexen

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Grenalda by Glas Houses
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: Grenalda by Glas Houses

Grenalda by Glas Houses
Finalists:
MJ Zaurak
BєBєl Kнαяis

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: The Kaizen house by Also Known As
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition: The Kaizen house by Also Known As

The Kaizen house designed by Also Known As
Finalists:
ʙᴏʙ ᴋ ɴ ʟᴇᴇ ᴅɪᴤᴛʀᴀᴛᴛᴏ
Holden SR Spaulding

See how the decorators are getting on here!

Find out more about the contest here.

Voting on the decorated homes begins on Sunday 27th May at 12 noon!

Talks at the Home and Garden Expo: Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes


Join us  on the Expo Center Stage at 2pm SLT for the today’s Talk at the Expo.

We’ll be talking to Cain Maven, the designer behind Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, about land pricing, increasing fees, cute puppies and rainbows. We might even mention the odd duck …

Cain tells great stories and is always a good  and fun guest to have on the sofa (or in the armchair) so come along and join us at 2pm today!

The Finalists for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest are …

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

The results for the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest are in and we are proud to announce the finalists!

They will now be building until 12 noon SLT on Sunday 27th May. After that, voting will begin!

We had a huge response to the contest, and a lot of entries – sadly, with only 12 houses to decorate this year, we had to make a selection.

The final group were chosen by a raffle draw made earlier today by Nikki Mathieson, the organizer of the Home and Garden Expo, who drew the names out of the equivalent of a Second Life hat (a random name generator script).

We are sorry to say that that all those who entered haven’t made the finals but you have inspired us to set up a bigger contest next year, when we hope you’ll feel encouraged to enter again!

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

But now the drum roll ….

Continue reading The Finalists for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest are …

Show and Tell at the Home and Garden Expo

Today at 5pm we will be hosting one of our popular Show and Tell events.

Designers and creators are warmly welcomed to bring their latest works or even work in progress to share and show to people.

These sessions are always great fun and, in the past, have led to some interesting discussions on different aspects of Second life design and designing!