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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.

 

 

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.

 

Class: How to make films in Second Life

Whether you are planning on filming your own creations, or thinking of starting a vlog, or planning on creating your own Second Life films, this is the class for you!

Petlove Petshop is one of the most experienced camera people in Second Life, having created her own machinimas (Second Life films) and worked on many of the most popular TV shows in Second Life, including Designing Worlds, Happy Hunting and The Blackened Mirror. Some of her work has been shown at festivals in the real world.

She’ll be exploring how to create machinimas, how to do it cost effectively, the different kinds of software you can use and how to create a workflow that runs from concept to delivery and beyond.

The Home, Garden and Breedables Expo 2018 is now open!


The Home, Garden and Breedable Expo is now open!

Come and visit us – there are seven amazing regions to explore, with stores with homes, gardens and breedables of course, but furnishings, building tools and so much more!

Home Expo 1
Expo Center
Home Expo 2
Home Expo 3
Home Expo 4
Home Expo 5
Home Expo 6

And, if you have enough shopping (is that even possible?), there’s an amazing array of events, including a Hunt, Talks and Discussions, Auctions and Raffles, a Decorating Competition that you can enter, Classes, gachas, game shows, the daily lantern release in a very special garden, and an art show.

And then there’s the entertainment. We have a fabulous array of dance performances, brilliant live musicians and terrific DJs to keep you entertained throughout the Expo. See our schedule for details!

So come and join us! In fact – why aren’t you here already?

Calling All Designers! Join the Conversation at the Home and Garden Expo with Prim Perfect!


Prim Perfect and Designing Worlds have run talks at the Home and Garden Expo since (gulp) 2011 … and we’d like to invite YOU to be a part of this year’s series of talks with designers, landscapers and creatives within the Home and Garden market.

We’re planning to host events at 2pm (and, if needed, 5pm) every day. If you would really LOVE to give a presentation, but can’t make that time, contact us and we will see if we can fit you in.

We are happy to host talks, presentations, interviews, question and answer sessions and show and tell events. It’s an opportunity for designers to share ideas, for people to meet their favourite creators, for communities to come together and talk about their culture and ideas. We’re very open to hosting what YOU want to tell us about!

We are also planning to have some of our popular “Show and Tell” events and hopefully some panel discussions on Second Life.

If you would like to be a part of our programme at the Expo, please complete the form below with your topic and preferred dates and times. We will try to fit in as many people as we can!

Closing date: May 17th.

Expo News!

It’s Almost Time for the Expo!

Take a look at the list of fantastic builders and landscapers who have signed up to be part of this year’s Home & Garden Expo and Breedables Fair.  It’s shaping up to be an amazing event, once again, and it’s in support of Relay For Life of Second Life.  TWO spaces left for Expo and a few more than that for the Breedables area! Registrations close May 5th!  Head to this link for more info!

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