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Host and Hunt Reporter Cinders Vale stops to smell a lot of flowers on this week’s show. She has scouted out the …Bring May Flowers Hunt as well as TipToe Through the Tulips Hunt and returned with many many flowers to share.

In the Hunt Buzz Rosamoo Mendelsohn reminds merchants of some of the up coming deadlines for June hunts.

C&R #55

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It sounds rather like a singer and her backing group, doesn’t it? But, in fact, today we have two fantastic talks in the Prim Perfect Pavilion.

At 12 noon SLT, Saffia will be talking with Isla about her store, Cheeky Pea about her beautiful store and her shopping region.

Meet Isla

Meet Isla

At 2pm SLT, Saffia will be talking to the Ladies of Mesh – Paige Raven of Cozy Homes, Cracked Mirror of Cracked Mirror & LaRoo, and Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea & the Nest – and possibly some surprise guests as well!

Meet the Ladies of Mesh

Meet the Ladies of Mesh

And we also have a full schedule of our talks over the whole of the Christmas Expo.

Date Time Topic / Interviewee Store or Business
Thurs, 5th Dec 5pm Cain Maven and Kaerri Rae Maven Homes, Quantum Luxury Homes and Kaerri
Fri, 6th Dec 5pm Elle Kirshner Second Spaces
Sat, 7th Dec 3pm Draxtor Despres & Jo Yardley The Drax Files, The Drax Files Podcasts and 1920s Berlin
Sat, 7th Dec 5pm Cracked Mirror Cracked Mirror
Sun, 8th Dec 12 noon Auryn Beorn Black Tulip
Sun, 8th Dec 5pm Callie Cline KittyCatS! and caLLie cLine
Mon, 9th Dec 12 noon Froukje Hoorenbeeke and Colleen Desmoulins Dutchie and The Loft
Mon, 9th Dec 5pm Sensuous Maximus Builders’ Brewery
Tues, 10th Dec 12 noon Debs Regent SL London
Tues, 10th Dec 2pm Jimmy Branagh and Myrtil Igaly Urchins of Babbage
Wed, 11th Dec 3pm Events of Second Life: Cracked Mirror and Isla Gealach FaMeshed, Liaison Collaborative & The Neighborhood
Thurs, 12th Dec 2pm Events of Second Life: Mikel Monk and Nikki Mathieson The MENs Department, RFL and Home and Garden Expo
Thurs, 12th Dec 5pm DeAnn Dufaux Park Place
Fri, 13th Dec 12 noon Isla Gealach Cheeky Pea
Fri, 13th Dec 2pm Ladies of Mesh: Paige Raven, Charlotte Bartlett,
Cracked Mirror & more
Cozy Himes, Scarlet Creative, Cracked Mirror & more
Sat, 14th Dec 2pm Bad Boys of Mesh: Cain Maven, Loz Hyde, Maxwell Graf,
Agustkov, Roscko Cobalt
Maven Homes & Quantum Luxury Home, MESHWORX, Rustica,
Remarkable Oblivion, Seven Emporium
Sat, 14th Dec 5pm Creators of the Expo TBA

In addition – have you voted for the Avie Choice Awards? Prim Perfect, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting have all been nominated – as well as events we have played a part in organising such as Second Life’s Tenth Birthday, One Billion Rising and the Home and Garden Expo … as well as many, many friends across Second Life.

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Our special edition of Designing Worlds for Thanksgiving is now available on the web!

Thanksgiving (and the US Thanksgiving happens this Thursday) is a time for giving thanks – and so this year for our annual Thanksgiving show, we decided to give thanks for the amazing design work that is being carried out in mesh.

To do this, we asked the team behind the group Mesh Creative to host our Thanksgiving Dinner, in a house specially created, landscaped and furnished for this very special occasion!

Outside the The Thanksgiving House

Outside the The Thanksgiving House

We were joined by Loz Hyde of Meshworx, Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Designs, Maxwell Graf of Rustica, Lilith Heart of Heart Botanicals and Pamela Galli of La Galleria, while Samantha Ohrberg acted as cat herder! Other designers whose work appears on the show include Froukje Hoorenbeeke of Dutchie, Colleen Desmoulins of The Loft, Domineax Prospero of The Domineaux Effect and Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea, among others. And the walls are decorated with some beautiful Second Life Art.

Inside the Thanksgiving House

Inside the Thanksgiving House

Designers who donated items to the Home & Garden Showcase
Cain Maven, Quantum Luxury Homes
Loz Hyde, MESHWORX
Froukje Hoorenbeek, Dutchie
Maxwell Graf, Rustica
Isla Gealach, Cheeky Pea
Pamela Galli, La Galleria
Domineaux Prospero, The Domineaux Effect

The Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving Dinner

Other Designers featured in the house
Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative
Colleen Desmoulins of The Loft
Eku Zhong of Culprit
Kalia Firelyte of Dysfunctional Designs
Kaz Nayar of Pilot
Kendra Zaurak of Fanatik
Nico Griffith of Tartessos Arts
Pandora Popstar of LISP
Shai Delacroix of Shai
Van Auster of POST
Winter Thorn of What Next
Yelo Uriza of ARIA

In the kitchen of the Thanksgiving House

In the kitchen of the Thanksgiving House

Artwork by
Anrod Meads “Ragging Inferno”
PJ Trenton “Winds Wellaway”
Nino Vichan “Pending” and “Right Hand Harmonics
Carlotta Ceawlin “After the Storm and Together
Rhea Choral ” Perched”
Fuschia Nightfire “Dancing crow “, “Lightning strikes Thrice” and “Thunder”

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Join us today at at 12 noon SLT in the Prim Perfect Headquarters for the second of what we hope will be regular discussions with leading creators.

Prim Perfect and Mesh Creative Talk

Prim Perfect and Mesh Creative Talk

The following people are scheduled:  Maxwell Graf of Rustica, Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Designs, Loz Hyde of Meshworx, and Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, with special guests Lilith and Dolly Heart of the Heart Botanicals.

It’s a chance to learn what some of Second Life’s top designers are working on – to see their latest products and to ask your own questions about design, mesh, Second Life and virtual worlds business.

It’s going to be informative, challenging and a whole lot of fun so do come and join us in the Prim Perfect cafe!

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Start the Birthday Dragon Hunt at Grendel's!

Start the Birthday Dragon Hunt at Grendel’s!

We featured Grendel’s recently on Designing Worlds, and on the show, Toady Nakamura, Flea Bussy and Cacia Escape told us something about their plans for a special dragon quest to celebrate Grendel’s 7th Birthday.

And now that Quest has started – and it’s an awesome one, packed with things to find – and special gifts along the way, as well as a bumper prize at the end.

Braving Dragons on the Quest!

Braving Dragons on the Quest!

You begin in the Cartographer’s Room, deep in the bowels of the main Grendel’s store. Here you will find books – one for each day – which tell the story and offer your initial clues.

Here is the opening message from the Cartographer:

Recently, Kobold Scouts came through and left bottles from their favorite types of cactus juice, and of course, Kobolds have a great sense of humor, so watch out, they have some unusual names for beverages!!  You are more likely to find a Fire bottle, near a fire or a flame, and so on as the days progress.  And the Kobolds may have used them as candle holders, water bottles, or dropped and broken some of them, so be on the lookout.

There are three kinds of bottles… Smashed, Misshapen and Complete.  Each day you will need Three Smashed, Two Misshapen and One Complete bottle to cash in for the prize tokens.

Each day, start here in my office, and touch the new item on my desk for the starting point of the quest, and perhaps, a hint or two.  Maybe.  Other hints will be offered along the way.

Pondering the Clues for the Quest

Pondering the Clues for the Quest

How to Play the Grendel’s Children 7th Birthday Game!
There are seven Elements, one for each year …
Fire
Acid
Ice
Shadow
Darkness
Lightning
Earth

Sevenish collecting days …
Sunday 09/22/13 at 000:01 a.m SLT  *game on*
Sunday: Fire
Monday: Acid
Tuesday: Ice
Wednesday: Shadow
Thursday: Darkness
Friday: Lightning
Saturday: Earth

Collecting days will be extended a day or two after end of week, especially for things like total Internet breakdowns, SL issues, major power outages, and such – as needed.

Every day, a new and powerful dragon. With secrets!

Every day, a new and powerful dragon. With secrets!

Redemption days:
The Kobolds will sail in soon with a ship laden with goodies.  Hang on to your tokens. The list of what you need is below.

Prizes:  Yes, of course !! Wonderful things !!

Process
Every day, visit the cartographer’s office on the lower level, across from Tutorials and just outside the Library.  Each day there will be a new object on the cartographer’s desk.  Touch that object, and it will tell you how to get started for that day.

Along the way, the cartographer’s notes will tell you a bit of history of Grendel’s Children and perhaps some of the secrets of the landscape.  Others you will find for yourself while you find a series of Vessels.

Collect Vessels
There are three types of Vessels you can collect, from the least value to the greatest they are named: Smashed #3 least value, Misshapens #2 middle value and Completes #1 most value of collectables.

Every day you need Three each Smashed, Two each Misshapens and One each Complete Vessel to trade with the Kobolds for Staff Prizes and the coveted “Pristine Vessel.”  A full set of “Pristine Vessels” will unlock the ultimate prize.

Locations
You may be sent off sim for certain items, suggested locations may be found in the kiosk near the entry.

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Funding a nest with Toady

Funding a nest with Toady

I have only to add that some of the things are very easy to find, while others are extremely hard – to the point of being downright evil! There are some fabulous landscapes and settings – as you would expect – and a lot to make you laugh as well – this is a very fun quest!

Oh, and make sure to wear your backpack! If you discover a next of eggs and stand very close, your backpack will give you a special gift – just one of the little surprises to discover on the Quest!

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Grendel's

Grendel’s

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 2nd September for another episode of our new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we visit the amazing Grendel’s ahead of their seventh birthday to learn what’s been happening to this famous Second Life location – and the brilliant people who run it (they call themselves the janitors).

The Dragon Temple

The Dragon Temple

Many people were blown away by the much-loved and photographed Turtle Stage at the SL10B Community Celebrations. This is a chance to learn more about the environment that inspired and produced the great build. Toady Nakamura, Flea Bussey and Cacia Escape talk to us about the store, the creatures, the games and the passion that make up Grendel’s as we capture a dragon egg and travel through a variety of awesome landscapes in our quest to find a place to plant it!

The Library at Grendel's

The Library at Grendel’s

And there’s also a few secrets about Grendel’s to discover – have you found the library there yet?

It makes for another great show – so do come and watch it at 2pm!

Exploring the landscape

Exploring the landscape

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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The month-long, two-sim Home Show opens today!

The Home Show - a shopping experience on a boardwalk!

The Home Show – a shopping experience on a boardwalk!

Believing that there is a lack of home and garden based events in Second Life, the organisers of The Home Show want to fill that gap. This summer, they are aiming to bring some of the best, well known, and up-and-coming designers together in one event and one location to give customers a great shopping experience.

Map of the Home Show

Map of the Home Show

You can visit the Show here:
Sim 1: Sponsored by Cheeky Pea, Pixel Mode, and Circa
Sim 2: Sponsored by what next, Senzafine, and DIGS

And you can read more on their blog.

home-show-sticker-copyThe Home Show was created by Valena Vacano, owner of Casa de Smurf and manager of Cheeky Pea and The Nest. She has also created Four Walls, a home and garden hunt, as well as Together For Sway.

Look out for the stickers that indicate special releases exclusive to the Home Show.

Someone has been shopping hard at the Home Show!

Someone has been shopping hard at the Home Show!

There are forty-seven participants (by my count).  But why not go over and visit this amazing collection of top Home and Garden designers for yourself?

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A Steampunk Folly

A Steampunk Folly

One of the fun things of any large event like the Home and Garden Expo is discovering new and unexpected things. And so it was today. Wandering around the regions (mercifully, things have calmed down sufficiently that a walk at a European morning time is a pleasure and not a purgatory) I came across this lovely little … well, I would call it a kind of Folly.  It’s a room for entertaining friends, set inside a lantern, and it’s rather fun.

It’s created by Steaming Ahead/Gothic Musing and is one of the sadly few steampunk elements at this year’s Home and Garden Expo. There are some rather fun balloons too – do check it out on Home Expo 8.

But only, of course, after you have tackled the jigsaw!

Click to Mix and Solve

A Steampunk Folly from Steaming Ahead / Gothic Musing

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

Check out our talks at the Home and Garden Expo – and don’t forget the beautiful lantern ceremony, every day at 4pm.

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Throughout the Home and Garden Expo, Prim Perfect has been running a series of talks at the Prim Perfect Temple on Home Expo 6. You’ll see a full list of the talks at the bottom of this post.

Today we will be talking to Cytherion Revnik of Akaesha Designs about the ReACT Animation Engine at 3pm, and at 5pm, Cinders Vale will be talking to Krysta Ember of ~*~ Inspired ~*~.

Meet the Designer: Cytherion Revnik

Meet the Designer: Cytherion Revnik

Cytherion will be talking about the ReACT Animation System which stands for REactive Animation Control Technology and which was introduced to Second Life by long standing designer Akaesha in 2010. It has been a sensation since then with over 750,000 users gridwide.

mtd_poster_krystaAt 5pm, Krysta Ember will be talking about her store ~*~ Inspired ~*~, in company with her partner RH Engel, the well-known designer behind The Woodshed. We’re expecting a very inspiring talk!

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We have a full programme of talks coming up at the Expo – make sure that you don’t miss them!

Prim Perfect Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

Prim Perfect Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

And make sure you don’t miss our daily lantern ceremony at 4pm, when we invite people to join us at the Prim Perfect platform on Home Expo 6 every day of the Expo at 4pm SLT for a communal release of lanterns both to celebrate the living and in memory of those we have loved and lost.

Lanterns Lifting

Lanterns Lifting

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Throughout the Home and Garden Expo, Prim Perfect has been running a series of talks at the Prim Perfect Temple on Home Expo 6. You’ll see a full list of the talks at the bottom of this post.

Meet the Designer: Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea

Meet the Designer: Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea

Today, Wednesday 29th May, we have Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea, who will be talking about Mesh, Events (and maybe Mesh Events too!) and shopping areas. Isla, of course, is the owner of The Nest as well as Cheeky Pea, and has been running some very interesting projects there.  We hope to learn about them at 3pm – so do join us!

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We have a full programme of talks coming up at the Expo – make sure that you don’t miss them!

Prim Perfect Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

Prim Perfect Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

And make sure you don’t miss our daily lantern ceremony at 4pm, when we invite people to join us at the Prim Perfect platform on Home Expo 6 every day of the Expo at 4pm SLT for a communal release of lanterns both to celebrate the living and in memory of those we have loved and lost.

Lanterns Lifting

Lanterns Lifting

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