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Meshworx at the Expo

Meshworx at the Expo

Yesterday we were very traditional, with Cierra Anatine’s gorgeous manor house. Today we have gone very modern, with Loz Hyde’s Meshworx cube on Home Expo 3.

Loz was one of the first designers to start working in mesh – and his chandelier was one of the stand out “wow!” creations of last year’s Expo. This year he has gone for a very sleek modern look – with this fascinating cube design. It’s well woth checking out – as is his new main store – Meshworx.

And you can catch Loz talking about his work with Maxwell Graf, Kriss Lehmann and Cube Republic at the Prim Perfect Talk on Friday – back by popular demand!

But first – let’s do a jigsaw.

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Meshworx at the Expo

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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.

Throughout the Home and Garden Expo, Prim Perfect will be 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, Sunday 26th May, we have two great people for the talks – Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes at 3pm and, at 5pm, Sandi Glas of Glas Houses.

Meet the Designer: Cain Maven

Meet the Designer: Cain Maven

Cain will be talking sticks and stones with Saffia at 3pm – and, we suspect, mesh and materials as well. To say nothing of ducks. You can see Cain’s log cabin (although it is rather grand for that term!) here on Home Expo 2.

Meet the Designer: Sandi Glas

Meet the Designer: Sandi Glas

Sandi will be talking about her store at 5pm – and you can visit her exhibition at the Home and Garden Expo right behind the Prim Perfect Temple and cafe.

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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

Bobbekins eBook

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 27th May, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we are joined by Chantal Harvey, the well-known machinamatographer and Tony Dyson, the designer who created R2D2, who will be joining us to talk about their fascinating new project – the Bobbekins – which utilises Second Life as a part of a wider project to create interactive electronic materials for children.

This show was recorded earlier in front of a studio audience – today you’ll be able to see the full, edited show with footage of the Bobbekins.

Chantal and Tony talk not only about their project (currently online as an Indiegogo project), but also about their work and careers. It’s a great chance chance to find out more about Tony, Chantal and their fascinating project!

So do come and join us at 2pm!

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!

Designing Worlds studio

Designing Worlds studio

Now available on the web – our latest episode, as explore Bay City, a mainland community in Second Life just celebrating its fifth birthday – and which is the result of an ongoing and unusual collaboration between residents and Linden Lab.

In the compant of long-term residents Marianne McCann and Ever Dreamscape, we visit some fascinating builds – including the spooky Falmouth Hotel, the wonderfully retro funfair, the Aquarium and, of course, the offices of the Bay City Post – as well as stopping off at the Community Center and a great themed diner!

Bay City, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Bay City, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Kismet

Kismet at Home Expo 1

I’ve always loved Cierra Anatine’s manor houses. They have a lovely traditional English feel – you expect to find muddy Welleingtons and spare barbours in a cupboard near the door, and to be greeted but an aged but still enthusiastic retriever before piling into the main room for sherry and a tale of your adventures in getting there – “Oh, I thought it was turn left at Upper Slaughter? Yes, the GPS gave up the ghost somewhere between Shipton-Under-Wychwood and Great Tew … ”

Of course, these lovely buildings (just part of a wide range from cottages to churches to eleven artefacts that Cierra creates) are often used in medieval roleplay – a roaring spit fire where I’d expect to see a battered Aga (with a comfortable tabby sleeping on the snuggest part). But these houses have been inhabited by knights and scullions, by Cavaliers and dour Roundheads, improved, expanded sometimes (if there was, all too fleetingly, money from marrying into trade) but above all loved.

And this I think is the real key to Cierra’s art – she makes homes of many sizes that are to be loved. Go and see her at Home Expo 1.

But only after you’ve tackled a jigsaw.

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Kismet on Home Expo 1

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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.

Throughout the Home and Garden Expo, Prim Perfect will be 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, Sunday 26th May, we have two great people for the talks – Paige Raven of Cozy Homes at 3pm and, at 5pm, Mewroo Resident, Levio Serenity and Moxie Polan of the Meeroos!

Meet Paige Raven

Meet Paige Raven

At 3pm today, Paige will be talking about her store, Cozy Homes.  Many of her creations are designed for the family roleplay market (where Second Lifers form family units that consist of parents and children … and sometimes extended family as well), which is an area that has a special need for verisimilitude.  We’llbe talking about that – and hearing all about her store too!

Meet the Meeroos!

Meet the Meeroos!

Then at 5pm, Mewroo Resident, Levio Serenity and Moxie Polanv will be talking about those phenomenally popular critturs the Meeroos.  They’ll be talking about upcoming goodies – and doing a question and answer session too!

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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

From this week's episode ...

From this week’s episode …

The web comic The Quest for the Golden Prim comes out every Sunday.

Captured in Second Life, it features the adventures of a disparate group of explorers and their enemies as they embark of a desperate hunt for the mysterious Golden Prim.  You can read more about it on the website – including the archive of back issues.

As well as the episode, each week there is an associated game, which will lead you to discover more about the story, or about the characters.  Sometimes there are quizes, cryptograms or word searches.  This week, the game is jigsaws.

There are three jigsaws to solve, and in each of them, a secret word is hidden. Solving that will help you to find the hidden information.

And we think the images are rather fun too!

One of the jigsaws to solve is this!

One of the jigsaws to solve is this!

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