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Spruce Up Your Space is back! Our August theme is “Dinner Party” – this includes anything associated with dining — indoor dining, outdoor dining, formal, casual, tables/chairs, buffets, hutches, china cabinets, sideboards – anything!

Our designers for weekend 1 are:

Ambiance Interactive
Insight Designs
Julia Collection
Made By Moo
MudHoney
{theosophy}
{what next}

Remember – everything released for SUYS is just $150L or less, but only for this weekend!

You can see pics of all the SUYS items over on our Flickr page, and you’ll find SLurls there for each shop, too, in the picture descriptions. Also, be sure to join the in-world Spruce Up Your Space group to get the SUYS notices, LMs, etc!

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SL House & Garden Group will again be holding a photo contest for the month of August. It will run from the 6th of August to the 6th of September 2010. The theme will be “Tiny, Cozy Space”!

SL House & Garden Styling/Photo Contest – Rules and Information.

Hello and thank you for your interest in SL House & Garden’s photo contest.

OK first up lets see what you can win…

1st place:

☆ L$10,000

☆ {what next} (Winter Thorn) Nantucket Beach Hut – Fully furnished & fatpack of floating lounger.

☆ Home Kraft (GM Nikolaidis) – Grandma’s Sofa Set.

☆ Barcdode (Makenzie Irling) –  Full Set.

☆ croire  ( Emily Kaestner) – Sanded Wood Dining Room Set.

☆ Second Spaces Furniture & Accessories (Elle Kirshner) – Glam Cabana (entire set).

☆ Little Boxes (Sesi Ackland) – Little Boxes Forest House.

☆PRIME Furniture (Winona Wiefel) - PRIME version bed.

☆ Cheeky Pea (Isla Gealach) – Gift Card For Cheeky Pea L$1000

2nd place:

☆  L$5,000

☆ {what next}(Winter Thorn) Arbre Bed Collection.

☆ Barcdode (Makenzie Irling) –  Full Set.

☆ croire  ( Emily Kaestner) – Bulletin Memory Board.

☆ Second Spaces Furniture & Accessories (Elle Kirshner) – Chloe Home Office (entire set).

☆ *-Fancy That ~* Furniture & Accessories. Island Set.

☆ Little Boxes (Sesi Ackland) – Little Boxes Blue Beach Bungalow.

☆PRIME Furniture (Winona Wiefel) -  ESSENCE version bed.

☆ Cheeky Pea (Isla Gealach) – Gift Card For Cheeky Pea L$500.

3rd Place:

☆ $ 2,500

☆ {what next} (Winter Thorn)  Seaside Garden Table & Chairs.

☆ Barcdode (Makenzie Irling) –  Full Set.

☆ croire  ( Emily Kaestner)

☆ Second Spaces Furniture & Accessories (Elle Kirshner) – Uncle Hank’s Potting Shed Set.

☆ Little Boxes (Sesi Ackland) – Summer Siesta Skybox & Furniture Set.

☆PRIME Furniture (Winona Wiefel) - BASIC version bed.

☆ Cheeky Pea (Isla Gealach) – Gift Card For Cheeky Pea L$250.

Special mention’ prize for a runner-up:

Vent du Sud (Ariadne Korda) – Your choice of either the lighthouse or tree house.

** See next post for photos of the amazing prizes **

The three winning photos will be displayed on SL Home Lifestyle.

This photo contest is very simple and you can enter as many photos as you wish. Each photo simply needs to feature a room, house or garden based on the theme “Tiny, Cozy Space”. Your imagination is your only limitation. That’s it! Your items can be from anywhere, any theme, any style. Go crazy!! You can use photoshop if you wish or snapshots are accepted as well.  You can enter as many times as you like!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. For your photo to qualify in the contest, you must be a member of SL House & Garden inworld.

Second Life furniture, garden, home and decor is a dynamic and ever growing industry that I am truly enthusiastic and passionate about. I have tried to keep up to date with product releases and all the incredible changes within this field, but I found myself juggling over 20 groups and quite simply, failing to succeed.

I was motivated to create a group named SL House & Garden. My ambition was for this group to be used as a resource tool for anyone who has a vested interest in this awesome industry.

Bloggers and shoppers alike, can be informed about latest released, updates, sale notices and great gifts from our favourite Home, Decor and Garden designers in SL.

Shop owners, designers and creators can join the group to boost sales and to communicate your products and creations to the enthusiasts and GET NOTICED!

If I have raised an eyebrow, go to groups and search “SL House & Garden”. I have mature content enabled in case any of the products have sex animations in them.

Feel free to IM me for any details or hit me up inworld for an invite.

DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Enteries are open from the 6th of August 2010 until the 6th of September 2010. Winners will be announced on the 7th of September of July 2010.

SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTO:

-> I have created a flickr group for the contest so please just post your photos in there. Please in the description add your full name so if you win I know who I am dropping the money onto. Could you also please add the SL House & Garden into the description somewhere.

Here is a link to the flickr page – http://www.flickr.com/groups/slhousegardencontest/

If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

JUDGING: mainit Hellman and I will select the winners personally.

Thanks so much


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The FLWVM version of Fallingwater, built by Ethos Erlanger. Photo by PJ Trenton.

Prim Perfect is privileged to be the first to announce some very exciting news!

The Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum (FLWVM) is pleased to announce that Virtual Museums Inc.— the governing body for the FLWVM — has been awarded 501(c)3 Non-Profit status by the United States Internal Revenue Service, retroactive from the date of application in December 2009. “I am literally in tears of joy here—no kidding,” exclaimed Board Member and former Assistant Director Rosalie Oldrich, who spearheaded the effort for non-profit status. “This means that all contributions given to the museum in 2010 are tax deductible!”

This status will also reduce their tier payments to Linden Labs by 50%. This enables the museum to focus on a capital campaign, which in turn will allow for future expansion of the already popular museum on the Second Life™ grid.

“We are of course thrilled by this news,” said FLWVM Board Chairman Ethan Westland, “and it couldn’t come at a better time, as we have launched a capital campaign to add another region.”

The museum, which operates within a licensing agreement with the RL Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, will be working closely with the Wright archives to realize new virtual reproductions of Wright’s most famous buildings. Up to this point, several have been built by museum staff, friends and external partners, and some had generously been on long-term loan to the museum. “While we appreciate everything our previous builders have done, we are also excited to move forward with new virtual replicas that are crafted in close coordination with the RL organization.”

The popular SL destination just celebrated its first anniversary.

Much of the credit for this development must be given to former museum CEO, Frey Bravin, a passionate Wright enthusiast whose vision saw the museum through its first year. His vision was so grand, in fact, that he has moved on to start an exciting new endeavor: the Museum of American Architecture. The staff and board wish him all the best in this new adventure. Former operations director and well-respected artist Curt Kongo has stepped in as interim CEO. A formal search for a new CEO will begin shortly.

The museum is also thrilled to announce that Pathfinder Lester (formerly Linden) has joined the Board of Directors. Extremely well-respected in the education and creative communities, Pathfinder brings with him a wealth of experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of Linden Labs, which will rather fittingly help the museum pave its path to the future.

The FLWVM is also pleased to welcome several new staff members to the museum. “We’ve chosen Gina Broono as our new Museum Curator, and couldn’t be happier,” said Westland. “Gina is an RL architect with a passion for Wright, and has experience working in museums such as the Metropolitan in New York City. She brings a rich educational background —something the Foundation is keen for us to focus on.” Other new staff members include Ocean Wade as Director of Education, Jadyn Firehawk as Lecture Series Coordinator, and Snow Scarmon as Archivist/Collections Manager.

The FLWVM hosted the popular Usonian build-off earlier this year, and their next competition will be announced soon.

Additionally, Terra Tepper has been promoted to Operations Director. Anyone who has seen her stunning works, including the museum’s Loren B. Pope residence, knows she is the perfect woman for the job.

The museum welcomes your support now with your tax-deductible contributions, and through volunteering to help them out as they grow. If you are a builder with a passion for Wright, definitely get in touch with us! Broono and Tepper are currently drafting a building plan for future museum development alongside Board Member Ethos Erlanger—builder of the FLWVM’s Fallingwater—and are looking for more creative minds!

For more information on these exciting developments, please contact Farqot Gustafson, Director of Communications for the museum. You can visit the FLWVM in world at: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Usonia/40/40/21 and their website www.vminc.org.

Entrance to the museum.

MISSION
The Frank Lloyd Wright Museum of Second Life engages the public in educational and aesthetic experiences to foster an appreciation of architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright.

VISION
The Frank Lloyd Wright Museum of Second Life will be a multi-disciplinary center for education, scholarship, debate and research committed to exposing and promoting the works, ideas, and innovative spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright for the benefit of all members of Second Life worldwide.

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