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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’s Second Visit to the Home and Garden Expo is now available on the web!

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

In this episode of Designing Worlds we paid 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.

DW397-Home & Garden Expo 2019 II PR-HD 720p Production Xfer from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

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)

Some of the items for the Auctions!
Some of the items for the Auctions!

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/

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

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

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!