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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