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Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Cover

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Cover

Welcome—to a whole new incarnation of Prim Perfect!

You may have been wondering why you haven’t seen the magazine recently, and now you know why!

Over the summer we have been planning a complete redesign of Prim Perfect, both the magazine and the website, with the website becoming a portal for our blog, our magazine, and all our media productions, including Designing Worlds, Happy Hunting!, The Blackened Mirror, and The Quest for the Golden Prim.

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: article

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: photofeature

The magazine has a whole new look—we have become squarer—but I think you’ll see, when you open it up, that there’s a whole new look to the pages, something that we’re very excited about!

Of course, we still keep the level of writing and information you’d expect. There are some of our favourite articles—and some exciting new ones too.

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Gacha Pro

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Gacha Pro

For example, we’re going to have a series of articles about controversial topics that Second Life residents argue about, and we’ve asked writers to put the cases for and against. First in the series we ask, “GACHAS: criminal ripoff or a way to play a fun game and take home adorable items?” Cain Maven and Alianna Logan put forward their arguments.

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Gacha Con

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Gacha Con

This issue sees the start of a new series which we’re planning to make highly interactive: Favourite Things. Each month, we’re asking you, our readers, to send us a brief account and a picture of something old or new that you love and would like to share with other readers. It’s a chance to give a boost to your favourite designer, so… why not take a look at the article—and then send yours in?

We’re also going to look under the bonnet at the workings of Second Life. We’re starting this with a series on animations: what they are and how they’re used. We start with a look at basic animations and animation overrides written by Beq Janus.

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Froukje Hoorenbeek, Designer of the Month

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Froukje Hoorenbeek, Designer of the Month

Our Designer of the Month is Froukje Hoorenbeek of Dutchie, whose amazing house, created over the last two years, is also a focus for a full photo feature. Joonie Jatho has interviewed Froukje and explored the house, while Judith LeFevre has created the photo feature.

Honour Macmillan has explored an interesting Region of the Month: the Cornfield, which has a long and interesting history in Second Life (read the article to learn more!). Now it is the location for trials of new tools for Second Life—how effective and engaging are they?

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: The Cornfield

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: The Cornfield

Qwis Greenwood continues to explore Second Life to discover small and niche designers who create interesting and unique items that we think you should get to know. This month she finds a store that caters to artists, photographers, and videographers, as well as instructors of training classes and leaders of business meetings.

There’s a beautiful new room design from Samantha Ohrberg, highlighting the skills of mesh designers… and if you would like to start working with mesh, we are re-running Beq Janus’s brilliant series on mesh.

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Getting Creative with Mesh

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Getting Creative with Mesh

There’s news of our annual event, Cake Against Cancer, a virtual world event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s fundraiser, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

There’s another in our series of restaurant reviews, this time with a visit to a very special 1950s diner. And you can catch up on news about our TV shows: Designing Worlds, Happy Hunting!, and The Blackened Mirror.

Our team of talented photographers, led by Wildstar Beaumont, Judith LeFevre, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

All this with News From the Grid and more!

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Restaurant Review

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Restaurant Review

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?
If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 52 here – and please do leave a comment!

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!

You can get the latest issue inworld – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our head offices at Sund in Second Norway.  It has a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Discoveries

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: Discoveries

We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: our new animation series

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: our new animation series

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

  • Inworld, open Search.
  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: all sorts of exciting articles!

Prim Perfect Issue 52: September 2014: all sorts of exciting articles!

 

This is the last post that will appear on the Prim Perfect blog at this location. The blog will remain for the forseeable future as an archoveof our first (gulp) 2,000 posts (and this is indeed our 2,000th post).  To read future posts, go to our new blog at www.primperfect.net/blog – and to make life easier, you can subscribe!

Prim Perfect Party

Prim Perfect Party

Because we’ve got a lot to celebrate!

Later today we are relaunching Prim Perfect magazine. There’s a whole new look, and new features (as well as some old favourites).  You’ll get even more gorgeous eye candy from our photographers – and great articles from our writers!

New website

New website

And in addition, we are migrating our website from here at wordpress.com to a whole new site at www.primperfect.net. It’s still a wordpress site, but hosted by ourselves, which will make it easier for us to add a range of new features. We’ll be combining the old primperfect.net website with the blog to make for a smoother, more integrated feel. It’s where you’ll be able to read about Designing Worlds shows too, with links to our other media productions, and our other activities.

And if you’re a current subscriber to the blog, don’t worry – we’ll be transferring everyone across later today!

So – as we are a home and garden magazine (as well as so much more, we like to think!), we’ll be holding a launch, relaunch and celebration party from 2pm – 4pm today in the Prim Perfect Castle at the Home and Garden Expo.  We’ll see you there!

Auryn Beorn at the Home and Garden Expo

Auryn Beorn at the Home and Garden Expo

Meet Auryn Beorn of Black Tulip, Wednesday 17th September at 2pm SLT in the Prim Perfect Castle.

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See the full list of our talks here:

Schedule of Talks

And don’t forget – every day at 4pm SLT, we will be holding a lantern release from the ramparts of the Prim Perfect castle. It’s a short time for quiet reflection, for thinking of those we have lost, for celebrating those who are still with us.

The best place to watch will probably the stone circle overlooking the castle. And after the lantern release, while you are here, you can also explore the element of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, The Lady of Shalott, which Aisling Sinclair has incorporated in this beautiful build.

 

Lantern Ceremony at the Prim Perfect Castle
Come and join us at 4pm each day of the Expo for a beautiful and moving ceremony.

 

Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

We now have a full schedule of the talks that will be taking place daily at the Prim Perfect Castle throughout the Home and Garden Expo.

TIME

DATE

DESIGNER

STORE OR BUSINESS

14:00 Wed 17th Sept Auryn Beorn Black Tulip
14:00 Thurs 18th Sept Prim Perfect Re-Launch
14:00 Fri 19th Sept Sandi Glas Glas Houses
14:00 Sat 20th Sept Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes
17:00 Sat 20th Sept alecat Breda N4RS
14:00 Sun 21st Sept Sandi Petunia & Zandi Moe trappings furnishings & dandelion garden center
10:00 Mon 22nd Sept Froukje Hoorenbeek Dutchie
16:30 Mon 22nd Sept Deann Dufaux Park Place Designs
17:00 Tues 23rd Sept Cube Republic Cube Republic
14:00 Wed 24th Sept sheerpetal roussel DaD Design
17:00 Wed 24th Sept Landru McCallen Wood Works
14:00 Thurs 25th Sept Aki Shichiroji Organica Specialty Landscaping and Home Decor
17:00 Thurs 25th Sept wendi nitely LunaFatale Designs
14:00 Fri 26th Sept Cain Maven Maven Homes
17:00 Fri 26th Sept Robin Sojourner R(S)W
14:00 Sat 27th Sept Mesh Creative
17:00 Sat 27th Sept eku Zhong Culprit

 

Most will be at either 2pm or 5pm SLT each day – but we will be having a few specials at different times – so please check the timetable – either on the blog or in the castle!

Prim Perfect Castle at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prim Perfect Castle at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And don’t forget – every day at 4pm SLT, we will be holding a lantern release from the ramparts of the Prim Perfect castle.  It’s a short time for quiet reflection, for thinking of those we have lost, for celebrating those who are still with us.

The best place to watch will probably the stone circle overlooking the castle.  And after the lantern release, while you are here, you can also explore the element of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, The Lady of Shalott, which Aisling Sinclair has incorporated in this beautiful build.

Lantern Ceremony at the Prim Perfect Castle

Lantern Ceremony at the Prim Perfect Castle

Come and join us at 4pm each day of the Expo for a beautiful and moving ceremony.

Every day at 4pm SLT, we will be holding a lantern release from the ramparts of the Prim Perfect castle.  It’s a short time for quiet reflection, for thinking of those we have lost, for celebrating those who are still with us.

The Lantern Release

The Lantern Release

The best place to watch will probably the stone circle overlooking the castle.  And after the lantern release, while you are here, you can also explore the element of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, The Lady of Shalott, which Aisling Sinclair has incorporated in this beautiful build.

Come and join us at 4pm each day of the Expo for a beautiful and moving ceremony.

 

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo 2014, benefitting RFL of SL, opened today, September 16, and will run through to the 28th.

2014 Home and Garden Expo

2014 Home and Garden Expo

Spread over nine sims, HGE features the finest in Second Life Home and Garden design product and creator tools. Over 85 participating creators have joined HGE, one of the first mega-events of the 2015 Relay For Life fundraising drive in Second Life.

This year’s HGE is supported by nine Platinum Sponsors and eight Gold Sponsors. It also includes, for the first time, a comprehensive shopping guide listing all donation items, new releases, hunt, raffle and gatcha items. New rules and a new layout for HGE reduces lag and provides ample display space for each of the participants’ products.

Prim Perfect Castle at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prim Perfect Castle at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Prim Perfect at the Home and Garden Expo
As in previous years, Prim Perfect is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor at the Home and Garden Expo. We will be holding a series of talks and discussions with designers, starting tomorrow, 17th September – and more details of this will be published shortly. Do visit our Lady of Shalott Castle (created by Aisling Sinclair!)

We will also be celebrating the relaunch of Prim Perfect magazine and the launch of our new blog and website on Thursday 18th September – so watch out for more details!

And we’ll be broadcasting our next two Designing Worlds shows from the Expo too!

And every day, at 4pm, we will be holding a lantern release from the ramparts of the castle.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Rezzies
The 2014 HGE also features the debut of the Rezzie Awards. The Rezzie Awards are specifically designed to honour the excellent work of the designers, creators, coders, and builders who make Second Life so visually stunning and interactive, and who inspire roleplay, photography, machinima, and so much more.

Nominations were open to the public through September 12th. The awards jury then selected 4 nominees to represent each of 35 categories. The nominated works are listed on the website and visitors are invited to vote for their choices there. (HGE Staff members will be excluded from the final list of nominees, and are not eligible for awards.) Voting commenced on September 14th, and will remain open through September 27th.The winners will be announced just prior to the close of Home Expo on September 28th!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Winners will receive an exclusive, customized trophy, designed by Reven Rosca. The Rezzie Awards are organized by Fallacy DeCuir, and audited by Fallacy DeCuir, Kat Alderson and DeAnn Dufaux.

How to get there
Home Expo 1- sponsored by Potomac Signature Homes
Home Expo 2 – sponsored by Dutchie
Home Expo 3 – sponsored by Roawenwood
Home Expo 4 – sponsored by Studio Skye
Home Expo 5 – sponsored by Prim Perfect
Home Expo 6 – sponsored by Galland Homes
Home Expo 7 – sponsored by Meshopotamia
Home Expo 8 – sponsored by Maven Homes
Home Expo 9 – sponsored by Black Tulip

More info:
Official Blog: http://slhomeandgardenexpo.com/
Official Flickr Group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/homeandgardenexpo2014/

Relay For Life of Second Life Officia Site: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/
Relay For Life Official Site about Second Life: http://www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

Home Expo - Master Map

Home Expo – Master Map

Home and Garden Expo 2014’s organizing committee is:
Coordinator: Kat Alderson
Co-Coordinators: Fallacy DeCuir, Reven Rosca, DeAnn Dufaux
Blog and Shopping Guide Coordinator: Eden Knoller with Joonie Jatho and Roman Godde

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Froukje Hoorenbeek's Home - the living room, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Froukje Hoorenbeek’s Home – the living room, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 15th September at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the wonderful new home that Froukje Hoorenbeek has created for Dutchie.

It’s a magnificent build that has been two years in the making. Froukje has released various pieces and sets over the last two years that were created for the house – and many have found their way into homes across the grid. But now, for the first time, all that creativity is drawn together in one magnificent home – and Designing Worlds was given the opportunity to explore it.

Froukje Hoorenbeek's Home - the kichen, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Froukje Hoorenbeek’s Home – the kichen, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And as we explore it, we talk to Froukje about how she designs and creates, and the role that her life in the Netherlands plays in her creations.

You’ll be able to see this magnificent house for yourselves at the Home and Garden Expo.

This is a fascinating show that all lovers of fine design in Second Life will adore – make sure that you don’t miss it!

Froukje Hoorenbeek's Home - the laundry, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Froukje Hoorenbeek’s Home – the laundry, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

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