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Home and Garden Decorating Contest: The Decorators are at Work!

Photos of the individual houses by Wildstar Beaumont

The fourteen homes on Hope 3 now all have decorators – and until 26th February, the decorators will be at work. After that you get the chance to vote on their efforts!

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

There are fourteen houses in nine different designs.

Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels

House Numbers 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
House Number 1 will be decorated by Arween Whitfield
House Number 8 will be decorated by Jarrod Beck

Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes
Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes

House Numbers 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes
House Number 2 will be decorated by Dictatorshop
House Number 9 will be decorated by CaraTriple

House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

House Number 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes
House Number 3 will be decorated by Dame Roxan

House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven

House Number 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
House Number 4 will be decorated by Ororeia & Kyra Nachtigal

Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design
Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design

House Numbers 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design
House Number 5 will be decorated by Aja Direwytch
House Number 5 will be decorated by SeXXXy Bliss (Silent Hope)

Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses
Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses

House Numbers 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses
House Number 6 will be decorated by Kaerri Rae
House Number 13 will be decorated by DevinVaughn (with assistants Akira Voorhees, and Fullpleasure)

Houses 7 and 14: Martha's Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)
Houses 7 and 14: Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)

House Numbers 7 and 14: Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)
House Number 7 will be decorated by Prokofy Neva
House Number 14 will be decorated by Mrs Sterling

House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven
House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven

House Number 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven
House Number 10 will be decorated by Gem Henley

House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

House Number 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes
House Number 11 will be decorated by Alec Rogue and Roshy Aura

Why not drop over to the competition on Hope 3 and find out how they are all getting on?

Timetable:
February 13th – 19th – people applied for the competition, stating which house they would like to decorate.
February 19th – 26th- the competitors decorate their houses and gardens
February 27th – March 2nd – visitors to the Expo can vote on which house and garden they like best.
March 4th – the winners will be announced at a special party!

We will be posting more details about the house builds as our decorators share them!

Meet Sandi Glas, owner of Glas Houses, at today’s Talk at the Home and Garden Expo!

Sandi Glas of Glas Houses
Sandi Glas of Glas Houses

2pm SLT: Sandi Glas will be talking about her stylish and elegant homes and the romanticism of working in an old fashioned way – with prims.

She’ll be demonstrating some of the techniques she’s developed over years in Second Life.

And in addition, there’s a special prize to be won! Sandi is offering a place in a draw for everyone who attends the session, with the prize being a fantastic Natane Home (which you can currently see on Hope 3 in the decorating contest). Who would want to miss that?

Text (a little voice from Saffia!)
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

Cain Maven Talks today at the Home and Garden Expo

Cain Maven Talks at the Expo
Cain Maven Talks at the Expo

2pm SLT: Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes
Cain will be talking about what he’s showing at the Expo, what’s happening (or not) with Sansar, and his wishlist for Second Life.

And in addition, there’s a special prize to be won! Cain is offering a place in a draw for everyone who attends the session, with the prize being a  fantastic Palomar Home. Who would want to miss that?

Voice
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

Last Chance to apply for the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

Yes, the deadline is here today – make sure you have your entries in by 3pm today!

There are fourteen homes on Hope 3 in a total of nine different builds for our finalists to decorate!

The houses range from Victorian to ultramodern, with beach cottages and log cabins. There’s even a special home for petites/dinkies/tinies!

The finalists will be each assigned one of the fourteen houses, based on their preferences. Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

You can see fuller details and a timetable here.

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

To apply for a house, click the Home and Garden Decorating Signs by the houses on Hope 3, and drop your card in complete the notecard below and post it in one of the blue mailboxes at either end of the street.

Come to today’s Show and Tell at the Theatre – and a chance to win a 2000 Linden prize from Rustica!


Today in the Theatre at 2pm SLT, we are offering 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!

And that’s not all we’re offering – as Maxwell Graf of the fabulous Rustica is offering a 2000 Linden gift voucher to one lucky prize winner from among the attendees!

Text and Voice
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/116/218/30

 

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition is back for a third year!

 

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

For the last year two years, we have held our Home and Garden Decorating Competition – and we’ve been blown away by the standard of work you all produced!

House No.3 - The Casa Blanca
House decorated in 2019 – The Casa Blanca

Not only that – last year the competition also raised the amazing sum of 241,000 Lindens, which is about US$975.

So this year it is back, with fourteen homes for our finalists to decorate!

Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes
Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes

The houses are a total of nine different builds, ranging from Victorian to ultramodern, with beach cottages and log cabins. There’s even a special home for petites/dinkies/tinies!

Houses 7 and 14: Martha's Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)
Houses 7 and 14: Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)

Full details will appear on this page shortly and you are, of course, be able to explore the full range at the Expo on Hope 3!

House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

These homes and gardens will be decorated by fourteen finalists who will have 400 prims (land impact) to decorate the Home and the surrounding Garden area.

Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses
Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses

The finalists will be chosen by a raffle draw made by Saffia Widdershins, who will draw the names out of the equivalent of a Second Life hat (a random name generator script).

Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels

The finalists will be each assigned one of the fourteen houses, based on their preferences. Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

People will vote for the final winner 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.

Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design
Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design

Timetable:

February 13th – 19th – people apply for the competition, stating which house they would like to decorate.

February 19th – 26th- the competitors decorate their houses and gardens

February 27th – March 2nd – visitors to the Expo can vote on which house and garden they like best.

March 4th – the winners will be announced at a special party!

House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven
House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven

To apply for a house, click the Home and Garden Decorating Signs by the houses on Hope 3, and drop your card in complete the notecard below and post it in one of the blue mailboxes there by the end of Wednesday, February 16th OR fill in the form below.

 

The Lantern Ceremony starts today!

The Lantern Ceremony at the Theatre 2020
The Lantern Ceremony at the Theatre 2020

Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony at the Expo.

This ceremony goes back to 2012, when Alchemy Immortalis created the Blue Willow lanterns especially for the Home and Garden Expo. It became the custom to release them each day at 4pm, and people would gather to watch and reflect as the lanterns rose slowly into the air.

The Lantern Ceremony in 2012
The Lantern Ceremony in 2012’s Home Expo

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.

We invite you to join us each day at 4pm SLT for this ceremony which begins in darkness and ends as dawn breaks.

The Lantern Ceremony at the Theatre 2020
The Lantern Ceremony at the Theatre 2020

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.

This year's Theatre is waiting ...

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: Friday February 14th.

 

 

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

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

The Nita10 Greywolf Memorial Auction -for Breedables at 12 noon SLT

Zooby's
Evo Fairies at the Auction

We have an annual Breedables Auction at the Home and Garden Expo, but this year it’s very special.

It’s named in honour of Nita10 Greywolf, a long-standing breedables fan, a strong supporter of Relay for Life of Second Life, and a very courageous woman.

Perhaps only her closest friends in Second Life realised quite how ill Nita herself was. Once a powerful DJ, she had lost her voice to throat cancer, and it had spread.

Nita Greywolf
Nita Greywolf

Several nights ago, she made a call to the RFL Volunteers group, asking for help. And OldeSoul Eldamar took her call.

She was clearly in great pain. In real life, she was surrounded by her family, and she and they knew she had very little time left. But she wanted to do one last thing in Second Life. She wanted to make sure her breedables went to benefit Relay – and also go where they will be loved.

She passed them all – ultra rares that she had been breeding especially – to OldeSoul. And he arranged for them to be passed to the Auction, which we have named in honour of a very brave lady, who thought at the end of how she could help others through her gift.

OldeSoul ended the call with a hug, and much love. Afterwards, he learned that she died about an hour later.

She has donated Barnyard Duck Nests, Amaretto Horses and Evo Fairies. There will be other breedables on sale – Kittycats and Fennuxes, and we thank their donors too.

And there will be a very special Evo Fairy, created in her memory.

RFL Evo Fairy
RFL Evo Fairy

KhrysT Lords of Evo has organised the creation of a special limited edition Evo Fairy, shown in the picture above. There are only 50 available, and 20 will be sold at the Auction today (the others will be available at later RFL events).

So please come and join us at 12 noon today … and make this an auction to remember.

Breedables Auction being set up!
Breedables Auction being set up!

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