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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
And once again, we conclude with a short visit to the beautiful Lantern Ceremony.
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:
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
Before the auction itself starts in the Main Theatre, we will be announcing the results of the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest!
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!
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.
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!