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Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo – Part 2

The monorail
The monorail

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’re paying the second of our two visits to Second Life’s amazing Home and Garden Expo, which raises funds in aid of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The show goes live on Monday 8th April at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The auction
The auction

In this show, we take the monorail to talk to Reven Rosca about the auction and other entertainment that took place at the Expo, we explore some of the designs on display and talk to undercoverlady, who designed our lovely Rainforest Cafe. We also take a look at the homes that were created for the Decorating Contest (and if you want to find out who the winners were, you can read all about them here: http://bit.ly/2YZksoj)

Casa Miraflores
Casa Miraflores

And once again, we conclude with a short visit to the beautiful Lantern Ceremony.

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo
Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/

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

Home and Garden Decorating Competition: The Winners!

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

The winners of the Home and Garden Decorating Competition have now been announced!

The contest raised over 241,000 Lindens, which is about US$975 – a really fantastic amount for Relay for Life of Second Life!

In first place is …

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

House No. 6 – the Casa Miraflores, which was decorated by Sarabi2theextreme (aka ڪαЯαßϊ Ğєяαяd ڪt.Cℓαíяє™) with Yoni2sweet.

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

Their shared prizes are:

SkyeRider Varriale Varriale Designs 10,000 credit note for Varriale Designs
Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$3000
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $1000L worth of items from my store
calaveritas resident inner demons 500L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 500L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$200 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Fully Landscaped Autumn Picnic
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 5 items to choose from the store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! The Bosque Boutique
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities-Formica&Chrome Kitchen-choice of colour
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Rock Pond Tall Trees seen here : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FA-Rock-Pond-Tall-Trees/12013395
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 3 pieces of art in my gallery

In second place is:

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

House No.5, the Palomar, which was decorated by Chant Lyric.

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

Her prizes are:

Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$1000
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $500L worth of items from my store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! Oi Bae! 500L gift card
calaveritas resident inner demons 300L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 250L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$100 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Fully Furnished Home Office
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 3 items to choose from the store
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Beach Day (something new 5 li loaded animations up to 2 avs)
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities anodised Saucepans Set
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 2 pieces of art in my gallery

In third place is …

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

House Number 10. The Stacey, which was decorated by Sabina Valeska

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

Her prizes are:

Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$500
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $250L worth of items from my store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! Oi Bae! 100L gift card
calaveritas resident inner demons 150L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 100L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$50 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Celtic Garden Living Room Set
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 1 item to choose from the store
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Light Sakura Rain Seen here : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FA-Light-Sakura-Rain/14236395
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities Tea and Coffee Pots
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 1 piece of art in my gallery

All the finalists will receive a plaque and two participation prizes:

serra Qendra serrated A gift pack of the serrated Art Collection for RFL H,G&B 2019
Kaerri Kaerri 1,000 Linden giftcard from Kaerri

A huge thank you to all our contestants and to the Expo visitors who gave them such magnificent support!

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

The Contest will be back next year!

 

Sunday 7th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Main Theatre
Main Theatre

It’s the last day of the Home and Garden Expo, the last day to check out all that Shopping!

But there are still events you don’t want to miss as well.

The Grand Auction
There’s the main auction today, starting at 1pm in the Main Theatre with some fantastic OOAK (One of a Kind) artefacts and offerings – including:

Bryn Oh's The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears
Bryn Oh’s The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears
  • An original artwork – The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears by Bryn Oh
  • A product photo session with Kess Crystal
  • 4 hours decor with consultant Tahiti Rae
  • 20.000 L$ Gift Card – Reina Photography
  • Artworks by Marcel Mosswood, Artemis Corner, illicit Sculpture and more
  • Your own episode of the TV series Desigining Worlds (on a place, event or organisation of your choice)
  • The Winter Palace of Altheim by Cassie Writer
House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

Before the auction itself starts in the Main Theatre, we will be announcing the results of the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest!

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Music Theatre
Music Theatre

Today’s Entertainment at the Home Expo Music Theatre!

10am: Home & Garden Brought to Life by L’Amour Productions! Come and enjoy this fabulous runway production! L’Amour Productions is bringing the fabulous ‘fashion meets home & garden’ show, Home & Garden Brought to Life! This annual show is an eye catcher and one not to miss!

1-3pm: DJ Gem Sunkiller
3-4pm: Nuala Maracas or Madelyn Majestic
5-7pm: T1 Radio Time Machine with Trader Whiplash

Later on in the day, grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage again with DJ’s Gem Sunkiller, Nuala Maracas (or Madelyn Majestic) and Trader Whiplash. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo! It doesn’t get much better than that, as we wrap up the Entertainment at the 2019 Home & Garden Expo!

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4pm SLT: Last Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.

But the LAST Lantern Release is very different – a time to celebrate the Expo and all we’ve achieved. And we RIDE those lanterns into the heavens!

Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest – Voting extended!

House 16 - Getaway
House 16 – Getaway

There has been a fantastic response to the Decorating Contest, and we’ve raised nearly a quarter of a million Lindens! That’s the equivalent of over 1,000 US dollars.

To reach that total, we’ve decided to extend the voting by 12 hours until mid-day on Saturday 6th April.

House 14 - Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage
House 14 – Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage

Please, come along and take a look at the houses for yourselves – and vote on the (1 Linden into the kiosks outside each house will represent one vote).

There’s some fantastic decorated houses here – so please come over and take a look: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/63/32/27

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

There are fascinating back stories or engaging social media attached to many of the houses too – you can get links by clicking on the house signs, or read the web page: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/decorating-contest/

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

Friday 5th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We’re getting ready for the last weekend of the Expo – and things are already starting to come to a head.

Firstly – some of the Silent Auction boards are closing TODAY, so get down to Hope 7 and put your bids in – there are some fantastic bargains still to be had.

The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

There are two Live Auctions planned – the Nita10 Greywolf Memorial Auction which will be for breedables, and will be held on Saturday 6th April at 12 noon SLT

Then there will be the OOAK (One of a Kind) Live Auction on Sunday 7th April at 1pm SLT. Highlights includean original artwork by Bryn Oh, two unique Teager animesh horses, and your own Designing Worlds show on the subject of your choice.

Both Live Auctions will be held in the Main Theatre: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

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The Classroom
The Classroom

Classes
12:00 noon – Ava Jhamin – Photography for Bloggers
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Talks and Discussions
2pm SLT: Sandie Slate
Sandie will be talking about the programs & services from the American Cancer Society available within Second Life.
Voice

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4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

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Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Thursday 4th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

And we’re into the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,168,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the last few days!

Incidentally, the Home and Garden competition has ALREADY raised more than 200,000 Lindens – in fact, at the moment it stands at L$214,414 – which is approximately US$869!

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events today!

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Classes
10:30 am – DeAnn Dufaux – Working with AO maps
12:00 noon – Christina Bellamora – Design and Inspiration
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Show and Tell at the Expo!
Show and Tell at the Expo!

Discussion:
2pm SLT: Show and Tell!
A chance for creators to bring in some of their latest (or most loved) creations, and show them off to fellow creators and Expo visitors. These Show and Tell sessions are always fun – and a way of showcasing some remarkable creations!
Text and Voice
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

Valentino Armani
Valentino Armani

5pm SLT: ValentinoArmani
Valentiono will be talking about mesh and Script X LAG for vehicles in Second Life – and there will be the opportunity to take a test drive.
Text

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4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

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Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

Music Theatre
Music Theatre

5-7pm: T1 Radio Mixed Bag with Fiz Underwood
Today at the Expo Theatre T1 Radio is bringing DJ Fiz Underwood and his Mixed Bag of Tunes. Get those dancing shoes on and head on over!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

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Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Traditional - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Traditional – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We have set up the auction boards for the silent and live auctions, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!

Wednesday 3rd April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

House 14 - Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage
House 14 – Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage

And we’re into the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,100,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the next week!

Incidentally, the Home and Garden competiotn has ALREADY raised more than 20,000 Lindens than it raised last year – a jump from L$155,817 to L$179,740! That’s over US$730.

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events today!

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Classes
11:00 am – Wolfsong – Building a Working Mailbox
1:00 pm – Kryptonia Paperdoll – Photo Tips
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

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Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

Music Theatre
Music Theatre

5-7pm: T1 Radio Rockin Happy Hour with Trader Whiplash
Today at the Expo Theatre it’s time for T1 Radio’s Trader Whiplash who will be playing some Rock n Roll! Trader is co-owner of T1 Radio and longtime volunteer with the Relay For Life of Second Life.
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

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Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We are setting up auction boards as we receive objects and/or notecards, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!