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It's time … to ride the lanterns – and Party!

Well, it will be time at 4pm SLT today, Sunday 22nd March.

Throughout the weeks of the Home and Garden Expo, we have had calm, peaceful times at 4pm each day when the lanterns are released. It provided a space for meditation and reflection. We thought of those who have gone before us in the fight against cancer, and also those who are fighting cancer, or supporting others through it.

Today, as the Expo comes to an end, we will celebrate this event with one last explosion of joy and thanksgiving for all those we love and have loved, all those who have stood together with us on the fight.

Tonight, with special music supplied by DaveOSaurus, we will watch those lanterns rise … and some us will RIDE them into the night sky.

And then we will come down into the gardens at the Designing Worlds cafe and dance until 6pm!

Designong Worlds Cafe

We’ll also be announcing the result of the Home and Garden Expo Decoration Story competition – so don’t miss it!

 

Find out the results of the Home and Garden Decorating Contest!

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

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition is now finished!

The winners will be announced at 2pm SLT today at the Decorating Street – which will give people a chance to inspect all the houses (and maybe donate a little more to Relay for Life of Second Life!

And to whet your appetite for the announcement of the results … here are the fantastic prizes that stores have generously donated!

Participating Store First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
=EC Designs= Gift Card – 1000L Gift Card – 750L Gift Card – 500L
Ashbourne & Co. Fine Jewellers L$500 gift card L$250 Gift Card L$100 Gift Card
Casa de Bebe Gift Card L$2500 Gift Card L$1500 Gift Card L$1000
Dench Designs Raithby Kitchen Collection (Kitchen, Sink & Fridge – All Animated) Sherwood Collection (Log Seating, Campfire, Tree, Table – All Animated)
Spilsby Collection (Seating, Fountain, BBQ, Prep Table – All animated)
Digitize 1000l Digitize Gift Card 500l Digitize Gift Card 300l Digitize Gift Card
DINKIE DUDS TEA CUP PLANTER WALL ART GOLDEN VASE SET
HOME SWEET HOME PICTURE
DLS: Dreamin’ Leaf Studios DLS Atelier Work Table & Work Stool DLS Atelier Daybed
DLS Atelier Entrance Rug
Dragonsworn 200 gift card 100 gift card 50 gift card
FaceDesk – Creative Creations Love Nest Season Tree – ADULT Kingston Elegance Bedroom Set *PG* Animesh Penguin Pet
FlyingArts LL$ 400 Gift Card (can be split into 2 L$200 for a duo win) L$ 200 Gift Card
Galland Homes Galland Homes L$1000 Gift Cert. Galland Homes L$500 Gift Cert.
Galland Homes L$500 Gift Cert.
GardenCenterSimona Gift Card 2000 LS Gift Card 1500 LS Gift Card 1000 LS
Highgod Originals HighGod MiniFrig No.1 (original mesh item) HighGod StonerShelf Lamp (original mesh item)
HighGod LitSmall Stoner (original mesh item)
IC From Within – Original Art by ilyra Longing for May by ilyra chardin (2D Art)    
Kitty Creations 2500 gift card 1500 gift card 1000 gift card
LoPo 1000L$ gift card 500L$ gift card 250L$ gift card
Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store a furnished Country Romance Cottage a modular rooftop garden with greenhouse our new “Spring Karma” bedroom & living room set
LozMac Designs La Lune Table Set – Texture Change Side Table, Candle Lantern, Plant, Working Analogue Clock. Also – Rug Set, Witchin Winter Table, Texture Change Cocoa Mugs & Texture Change Curtains La Lune Table Set – Side Table, Candle Lantern, Plant, Working Analogue Clock. Also – Rug Set & Witchin Winter Table La Lune Table Set – Side Table, Candle Lantern, Plant & Working Analogue Clock
Lumino    
Main Street Designs L$1000 gift card L$500 gift card L$250 gift card
Mara Telling: photography
Mara Telling: la mer (photo on resizable canvas)
   
Maven Homes The Palomar — Unfurnished Gift card for 50% off next purchase
Gift card for 25% off next purchase
Opi – Mesh Curtains & Pillows Arched Tied Drape – Lace with Roses Royal Drape – Natur Luxury Drape – Rose
Simply Designed Any 2 items from my store Any 1 item from my store
Any dozen cupcake of their choice
studioDire L$1000 Gift Card L$750 Gift Card L$500 Gift Card
Sugarfish Sugarfish – Toolbox w/ Tulips Sugarfish – Tin bucket w/ Roses
Sugarfish – Tin bucket w/ Roses
The Grove Country Club Estates One free month of rent at The Grove One free month of rent at The Grove One free month of rent at The Grove
Three Wishes Studio A photo session of your choice with a partner or alone A portrait session with a minimum of 3 portraits at the end A profile portrait
Unflat Stuff 10 items to choose from the shop 8 items to choose from the shop
6 items to choose from the shop
Varriale Designs Varriale Gift Certificate 7000L Varriale Gift Certificate 4000L
Varriale Gift Certificate 2000L
Widdershins 500L Gift Card 250L Gift Card 100L Gift Card
XPOSEure L$500 GC L$200 GC L$100 GC

Thursday 21st March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Today sees the sixth day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo.

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

We are setting up auction boards as we receive objects and/or notecards, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!

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The Classroom
The Classroom

Classes

10:30 am – DeAnn Dufaux – Using local textures
12:00 noon – Christina Bellamora – Design and Inspiration
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Main Theatre

Talk with Carrie Tatsu poster
Talk with Carrie Tatsu poster


2pm SLT: Carrie Tatsu
Carrie will be talking about the fantastic new release from Zooby’s, her long established store – animesh babies
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Voice

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

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the 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. 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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The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

Music Theatre
5-7pm: T1 Radio Mixed Bag with Fiz Underwood
Today at the Expo Theatre T1 Radio is bringing DJ Fiz Underwood and his Mixed Bag of Tunes. Get those dancing shoes on and head on over!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

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Home and Garden Decorating Contest
The winners of the sixteen houses in the Competition are listed here. – and they are now hard at work, planning and decorating their homes.

Home and Garden Decorating Contest - No.8 - The Iolaus, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Decorating Contest – No.8 – The Iolaus, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Come and see how they are getting on – you will be able to start voting on the results on March 29th!

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Linden Homes Preview
And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

Linden Homes: Traditional - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Traditional – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

Wednesday 20th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Today sees the fifth day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo.

The Classroom
The Classroom

Classes

11:00 am – Wolfsong – Building a Working Mailbox
4:00 pm – Eku Zhong – Texturing in Substance Painter
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

Main Theatre - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Main Theatre – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Main Theatre
2pm SLT: Reven Rosca
Reven will be talking about Taking It Easy in Second Life
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Voice

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

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the 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. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.

The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

Music Theatre
5-7pm: T1 Radio Rockin Happy Hour with Trader Whiplash

Today at the Expo Theatre it’s time for T1 Radio’s Trader Whiplash who will be playing some Rock n Roll! Trader is co-owner of T1 Radio and longtime volunteer with the Relay For Life of Second Life.
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

The New Linden Homes - previewed at the Expo!
The New Linden Homes – previewed at the Expo!

 

 

Remember – applications for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest close at midnight SLT today, 18th March

 

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

Don’t miss your chance to apply to decorate one of the sixteen beautiful homes forming the Home and Garden Decorating Competition!

Applications close at midnight SLT today, the 18th March.

Looking towards the Theatre and the Decorating Contest homes
Looking towards the Theatre and the Decorating Contest homes

You can read all the details here – and you can apply inworld by posting in one of the blue mailboxes you’ll find close to the houses. or online here: https://goo.gl/forms/facGk3jkQHnfFH1k2

Monday 18th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Today sees the third day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo.

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

Have you entered the Home and Gardening Decorating Competition yet? Entries close at the end of TODAY, so you still have time to get yours in!

You can read more about the contest here.
At the Main Theatre:

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the 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. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

Main Theatre - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Main Theatre – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

5pm SLT: Ample Clarity
Ample will be telling us all about the evolution of his amazing one prim creations – and how he dedicated the last 9 years to it!
Voice

And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sunday 17th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

The total raised now stands at 1,512,536 Lindens.

Today sees the second day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo.

At the Main Theatre:

2pm SLT: Show and Tell
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!
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Text and Voice

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the 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. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.

5pm SLT: Chelsea Malibu
Chelsea is going to be talking about that immensely useful tool – AVSitter for Consumers
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Text
At the Music Theatre:
5-7pm: T1 Radio Time Machine with Trader Whiplash

Have you entered the Home and Gardening Decorating Competition yet? Entries close at the end of March 18th, so you still have time to get yours in!

You can read more about the contest here.

And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

 

What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Money raised for Relay for Life of Second Life: 1.4 million Lindens.

Today sees the start of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo.

Lantern Release Ceremony
Lantern Release Ceremony

At the Main Theatre:
4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the 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. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.

Inside the Main Theatre
Inside the Main Theatre

5pm SLT: Discussion: Have gachas had their day?

Join us for an open discussion of gachas. Is their popularity on the wane? Have the rumours of exploits discouraged people from playing? Are they a form of gambling or a way of obtaining pretty treats? Come and join the conversation!
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Text and Voice

The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

At the Music Theatre:
5pm: Shaye Dezno
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27
6pm: AustinMoores

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

Have you entered the Home and Gardening Decorating Competition yet? Entries close at the end of March 18th, so you still have time to get yours in!

You can read more about the contest here.

And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

The New Linden Homes - previewed at the Expo!
The New Linden Homes – previewed at the Expo!

 

The Home and Garden Expo is now OPEN!

Looking towards the Theatre and the Decorating Contest homes
Looking towards the Theatre and the Decorating Contest homes

The Second Life Home and Garden Expo is now open – and it will stay open until Sunday April 7th.

There are ten regions, packed with stores ranging from small shops in malls to displays of mansions (old and new styles), with stores selling furniture and furnishings, building tools, plants and vegetation and so much more.

The New Linden Homes - previewed at the Expo!
The New Linden Homes – previewed at the Expo!

And then there’s an extra special region – a preview of the NEW Linden Homes!

The New Linden Homes - previewed at the Expo!
The New Linden Homes – previewed at the Expo!

And then there are the breedables (there’ll be an auction of rares).

Plus the entertainment with leading Second Life singers and DJs, classes, talks (details coming shortly),  the popular Home and Garden Decorating Competition, a Hunt and the Lantern Release at 4pm SLT every day.

The Music Theatre

The full Shopping Guide will be available shortly, but in the mean-time, here are your links to the Expo:

Hope 1 – Sponsored by Loggin’ Off Homes
Hope 2 – Sponsored by Prim Perfect & Swank Events
Hope 3 – Sponsored by NICE
Hope 4 – Sponsored by Varriale Designs
Hope 5 – Sponsored by Xplicit Furnishings
Hope 6 – Sponsored by PrimPossible
Hope 7 – Sponsored by LOVE
Hope 8 – Sponsored by Landscaping by FelixvonKotwitz
Hope 9 – Sponsored by Glas Houses
Hope 10 – Sponsored by Dictatorshop

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

Places of Interest:
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Theatre (where Talks and Discussions will happen)
The Music Stage
The Breedables Market
The Classroom
The Gachas
The Lantern Ceremony

Travel by Monorail at the Home and Garden Expo
Travel by Monorail at the Home and Garden Expo

The monorail will take you around the ten regions, reducing lag. There are stations in all the regions – just climb the stairs and click sit to board – it’s a great way to see what’s on offer. You know what they say – let the train take the strain!

 

 

 

 

 

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 ...
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: Tuesday March 12th.

Exhibitor Applications are open

Spanning 10 regions, the largest and longest running home and garden event in SL, The Home and Garden Expo returns the

15th March to 7th April 2019.

Exhibitors will have access to set up their displays from 11th to 13th March, and the regions will be open for preview for our blogger team on the 14th March.

The Home & Garden Expo is an event that seeks to support Relay For Life of Second Life, as well as its exhibitors and guests.  Expo exhibitors are required to have two Relay For Life of Second Life 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.  RFL of SL also benefits via the Gachas where proceeds are evenly split between the Creator and RFL of SL.

Applications are open for 

  • Creators of home and garden items of all kinds; from houses and landscaping to furniture, decor and knick-knacks
  • Breedables creators and markets
  • Builders’ resources aimed at the home and garden market
  • SL rental estates
  • SL Media covering the home and garden and/or art scene in SL
  • Building schools
  • Visual artists

The most popular displays sell fast, so don’t wait too long, and please prepare a secondary and third option. 

The Home & Garden Expo seeks to support Relay For Life of Second Life, as well as its exhibitors and guests.  Expo exhibitors are required to have two Relay For Life of Second Life 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.  RFL of SL also benefits via the Gachas where proceeds are evenly split between the Creator and RFL of SL.

For your convenience, we have collected links to the information you should read before applying on one page 

Designing Worlds’ second visit to the Home and Garden Expo 2018 – now on the web!

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web!

DW372 – Home & Garden Expo 2018 Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

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.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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.

You can read details of the results of the Decorating competition here.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont