Category Archives: Decorating Contest

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.

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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.

 

@ THE EXPO ~ MAY 31st

The Relay For Life kiosks are at almost L$1,885,000 today!  WooHOO… We’re getting there!

Reven Rosca is in the spotlight today when she is a guest on Prim Perfect’s ‘Talks and Discussions‘ hosted by Saffia Widdershins.  Located at the Main Center Stage at the Home Expo, Saffia will bring to guests a look at Reven’s longtime business in Second Life.  As always there will be time for Q&A, so bring your questions and come on out!

At 6pm tonight Beryl Strifeclaw will present the class ‘Building For Roleplay’ in the Expo classroom.  Plan for approximately an hour presentation.. all materials are provided.

It is the last day to vote on the Home Decorating Comp located on Expo 6.  There are so many great entries to choose from.  Voting is done by dropping lindens into the RFL kiosk of your favorite.

Family Feud signups are underway.  Four teams will compete in tournament style until we have a final champion team.  Teams consist of 5 players each and the entry fee is 500L per player to the Home & Garden Relay For Life vendor.  Please visit the game show area of the Expo and click the sign to sign up or IM Random Padar Darrow today.  The game begins Saturday morning, June 2nd.

Nina Bing is one of tonight’s performers at the Expo!
the fabulous Porter Paquot takes the Expo stage tonight!

At the Expo Center Stage today beginning at 4pm we have lots of music kicking off.  Here is the schedule for tonight’s wonderful performances from the Expo!

4-6pm: DJ Shayla Juran
6pm: Nina Bing
7pm: Porter Paquot

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Expo%20Center/127/126/23

@ THE EXPO ~ MAY 30TH

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition Voting Ends Tomorrow! Come out and VOTE for your favorite.

Voting is well underway in the first annual Expo Decorating Competition.  Every vote is a linden toward our fundraising goal, so come vote for your favorite!  What a fun comp this has been.

We are getting so close to $7500 dollars raised for The American Cancer Society at this point and have four days to push to get to our $10,000 goal.  It’s going to be challenging but we can do it!  If you haven’t been to the Expo yet, come out and enjoy it while it’s still here!

Finalists in the Beat the Clock comp waiting to log in their time for a final attempt. Pictured are: Trader Whiplash, Kitty Gumbo, Arizona Ballinger, Nikki Mathieson, Random Darrow, Ari Spark, Nuala Maracas, Adam Spark and TS Darrow.

Beat the Clock game show wrapped up last night and what fun it was!  The finalists were Adam and Ari Spark, PrettyKitty Gumbo, Trader Whiplash and Nuala Maracas.  It was a close race and the girls gave those guys a run for the money!  Beat the Clock was an obstacle course and contestants paid 300L each to the Expo RFL kiosk, to enter.  That entry fee gave them three attempts to beat the clock.  Two of their ending times were thrown out and their best time saved.  The course required skills in golf, basketball throw, hopscotch, zip lining, steering a hamster wheel and driving a tiny car to the finish line.  So much fun to watch!  The winners, in first is Nuala Maracas, second place went to Trader Whiplash and third place is PrettyKitty Gumbo!  Prizes included a 2500L donation to an RFL kiosk of the winner’s choice.  That donation went to The Home and Garden Expo!  Thank you, Nuala!

Family Feud gets underway on Saturday, June 2nd at 9am SLT.  Four teams will compete in a tournament that will end with one winning team!  The family feud set is located on the Expo Center region.  Come out and cheer on the teams!

DJ Gem Sunkiller takes the Expo stream today at 5pm.  Gem is a longtime Relay For Life volunteer and well loved SL DJ who can also be heard on T1 Radio.  Gem will take us through the evening with fun music and dance, at the Center Stage.. so hopefully we’ll see you there!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Expo%20Center/127/126/23

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

@ THE EXPO ~ MAY 27TH

Longtime online and inworld radio broadcast T1 Radio takes the spotlight today at the Expo!

Today is T1 Radio day at the Expo!  T1 has been a longtime broadcaster of Relay For Life of Second Life.  In fact, T1 has been a HUGE part of RFL since 2005!   T1 takes the stream throughout the day on all of the Expo regions.

Beat the Clock game show gets underway today.  Individuals will race through an obstacle course trying for their best time.  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins for this competition and the prize purse includes linden cash for first place!  C’mon out and compete or even just hang around and cheer on the competitors.  9am

at 2pm today, we are having show and tell as part of the the Expo’s ‘Talks and Discussions’.  Expo exhibitors are encouraged to bring samples of their latest creations and have a chat with Saffia Widdershins and the T&D audience.  At 5pm Saffia returns to the Expo Center Main Stage with a second ‘Talks and Discussions‘ interview today!  She’ll be sitting down with the Relay For Life of Second Life Event Leadership Team of Nuala Maracas, MamaP Beerbaum Alter, Random Padar Darrow, Nikki Mathieson and Stingray Raymaker.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Expo%20Center/127/126/23

Also at 2pm today Petlove Petshop will present her fantastic class on Machinima..  (can take up to 2 hrs).  This class is full of everything you need to know to create video production in our online world.  This class fills up!  Come out to the Expo classroom.

At 3:30 today T1 Radio’s Trader Whiplash brings Relay Rap to the Expo Main Stage!  This radio show has been a popular fixture for about 5 years now.  Today’s show will feature MamaP and Trager Alter who will talk about their new project (since spring 2018) called Relay Refresh.  Joining them to talk about the Home Expo will be Expo coordinator Nikki Mathieson.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Expo%20Center/127/126/23

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition Voting Begins Today

Voting begins at the Home Decorating Competition on Home Expo 6 today.  There are 12 homes to look through and we vote with lindens dropped into a RFL kiosk located at the home of your favorite choice.  It’s a full day of fun at the Expo today.. grab  your landmarks and come on over!

 

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!

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 …

Today at the Home Expo!

Mondays are awesome at the Home, Garden (and BREEDABLES!) Expo!  So much to see and do here.  Seven regions of seriously well done displays.  Today is a good day to just come out and walk around and SHOP, plan your own home design.. and support the amazing cause that is Relay For Life

As of this morning our efforts at this event has raised more than 1.3 million lindens and we are just thrilled.  That goes towards so many important things in the important fight against cancer.  WE ARE SAVING LIVES.  We are helping to educate on the fight that cancer is.  Let’s keep going.  Come out and join us.. we need YOU.  When you’re at the Expo, just north of Home Expo 1 region is the gorgeous American Cancer Society Island.  Visit it and see where some of the lindens we raise go.  The island is there all year round and house many features such as 24/7 support to cancer survivors, caregivers and more.

So, what else is happening at The Expo today, you ask?

Today ends the application process for the Home and Garden Decorating Competition!  Prizes will be announced shortly, but the prize pot currently stands at over L$35,000.  To get an application in go HERE!

Viviana Houston takes the Expo Stage at 1 today!

On the Expo Center Stage today at 1pm we have the INCREDIBLE vocals of Second Life performer, Viviana Houston. If you’ve not heard her sing yet, you really want to come out. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Home%20Expo%206/128/104/22

On the same stage at 5pm it’s Show and Tell time! Prim Perfect’s ‘Talks and Discussions‘ series invites the Expo Exhibitor’s to come to the stage and show us what’s new in their line. This has become a very popular part of the Expo series.

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At 10 am in the Expo Classroom, today’s instruction is provided by the wonderful DeAnn Dufaux of Park Place Homes & Decor. She will be teaching Building Fundamentals – Sharing/Deeding/Permissions. Seating is limited in the class so come grab yours! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Expo%20Center/178/41/23

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THANK YOU to the fantastic team of BLOGGERS who have been posting about our Expo.  You all just ROCK!  Check out all the posts so far.  Keep em coming, Team  – we love them!

the Entertainment Begins!

Damian Carbenell returns to the Expo stage for a RARE and very special performance!

We have an INCREDIBLE line up of activity and entertainment at the Expo today!!!  Here we go – we’re rollin’!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Expo%20Center/125/122/23

1pm – The Monarchs present Apparitions! – Be scared.. very scared

2 pm – Prim Perfect’s Designer Talks: Loz Hyde and Ria Bazar – come hear a story that is sure to make you TOTALLY smile!  oh..  let’s just add right here, CONGRATULATIONS Harry and Meghan.  🙂

3pm – Max Kleene takes the LIVE stage

4pm – Damian Carbenell returns for a one show LIVE show

5pm – Satin & Erin

6pm – Jacqueline Luik

7pm – Red Heaven

8pm – Rara Destiny

9pm – ΑяяΑ

10pm – Meeshy