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LEA23 - Chasing Morpheus

LEA23 – Chasing Morpheus

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 22nd May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts.

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (known as the LEA) is a group of 29 regions, donated by Linden Lab to the residents for the promotion of the arts on the grid, and managed by residents. There are two groups of regions – the Core Regions, which consist of nine regions that are generally occupied for three months at a time (although people can occupy them for shorter periods or apply for extensions), and twenty AIR Regions (or Artist in Resident Regions) which are granted to residents for a six month period.

LEA15 – Gardens By the Bay

Currently, applications are open for Round 13 of the AIR Land Grants (they close on May 3oth). That means that if you would like a full prim region on which you can build an installation, you can find out more and apply here.

So this week, Designing Worlds takes a trip to the LEA to see what sort of installations and events people have used their LEA land grants to create.

LEA21 - Light Thoughts

LEA21 – Light Thoughts

Firstly, we travel to the gateway region of LEA3 before exploring The Anthropic Principle, one of two fantastic installations created by Gem Preiz. Then we see film and photos of a range of other installations before visiting the installation the Poetry of the Planets created by Caledonia Skytower.

It’s a beautiful and fascinating show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

LEA10 - Whitechapel - Victorian London

LEA10 – Whitechapel – Victorian London

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

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Ravens Perch, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Ravens Perch, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the first of two visits to Fantasy Faire – is now on the web! The second part of this show will be in a few weeks’ time.

Designing Worlds DW335 – Fantasy Faire 2017

In this episode, we talk to Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, and talk to Faireland Designer Beq Janus, Fantasy Quest organiser Aisling Sinclair, roleplay co-organiser Stevie Basevi, and Aelva, the organiser of the Dance and Particle Festival that’s also an important part of the Faire.

Chaddul Ro, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Chaddul Ro, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we explore some of the regions as well as talking to one person who was involved in region design (albeit on a small scale), the Quest, roleplay AND the Dance and Particle Festival (where he appeared in Much Ado About Nothing). Yes – the multi-talented Mavromichali Szondi – see if you can spot his various appearances!

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 15th May, for the first episode of the new season Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be paying the first of two visits to Fantasy Faire (the second will be in a few weeks’ time).

In this episode, we’ll be talking to Elizabeth Tinsley, the organiser of Fantasy Faire, and talking to Faireland Designer Beq Janus, Fantasy Quest organiser Aisling Sinclair, roleplay co-organiser Stevie Basevi, and Aelva, the organiser of the Dance and Particle Festival that’s also an important part of the Faire.

Anansi, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Anansi, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we’ll also be exploring some of the regions as well as talking to one person who was involved in region design (albeit on a small scale), the Quest, roleplay AND the Dance and Particle Festival (where he appeared in Much Ado About Nothing). Yes – the multi-talented Mavromichali Szondi – see if you can spot his various appearances!

It’s a fun and beautiful show – so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

Much Ado About Nothing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Much Ado About Nothing, 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 catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

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Home and Garden 2016 – Prim Perfect Talks

Home and Garden 2016 – Prim Perfect Talks

Prim Perfect has 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.

These talks will take place inside the central auditorium on Hope 5.

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!

Home and Garden 2016 – Prim Perfect Talks

Home and Garden 2016 – Prim Perfect Talks

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!

 

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Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

The event to support Elicio Ember, Filling the Cauldron, is in its final weekend now, and we’ve already raised a wonderful total of over £451,000  – but there is still a lot going on! Including shopping in the Market, bidding in the silent auctions, looking at the items listed for the Live Auctions … and coming tio some of the fantastic music, dance and story telling events that you’ll see listed on the schedule.

For example, you can still vote in the Garden Competition and really, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the gardens! Nine talented Second Life residents have created gardens in salute to Elicio, using many of the fantastic plants and landscaping elements he has created. In some of the gardens there are places to sit and relax – and you’ll also find other seating areas where you can sit and contemplate …

Because this is a contest, and you can play a part in deciding the outcome!

Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

We’re asking YOU to vote for the garden you most appreciate based on the following criteria:

  • Overall look and aesthetic
  • Use of Elicio’s creations
  • How much you enjoyed exploring each of them.

When you have decided, visit the voting form and use it tell us which of the gardens speaks to you the most. All the popular votes will be combined with votes from the judging panel to select three Gardens.

And then, in the finale, the one winning garden will be selected as the overall winner, by our Guest of Honour – Elicio Ember.

The winner will win the chance to build their garden as a special exhibit at the Second Life Home and Garden Expo, where it will be featured on the central region!

Entry for the Garden Contest

Entry for the Garden Contest

Then there’s the Photo Contest, which comes complete with some very special prizes.

Elicio’s store, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, offers a marvellous, magical setting both in the air and on the ground. We asked competitors to visit Cerridwen’s Cauldron and capture some of that magic. It doesn’t matter if they selected a part of the skyborne store or the ground-level landscape – they simply had to capture all or part of the region in a way that brings out its beauty and magic.

In return, we’re offering the following prizes:

  • 3rd place: items from Cerridwen’s Cauldron worth up to L$750
  • 2nd place: items from Cerridwen’s Cauldron worth up to L$1,000
  • 1st place: an original piece of real world art by Elicio himself, delivered to you in-world and to your home.

Entries are now closed – but it’s YOUR turn to visit the Flickr group and decide which of the entries you like best!

Mark the ones you like with a “Fave” star. Your faves will be combined with the votes from the judging panel and, like the Garden Contest, will be announced at 3pm SLT on Sunday 9th April at the Entertainment Center on Holly Kai.

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SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SS Galaxy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – an important and timely discussion on preserving Second Life – is now on the web!

We’ll talk with guests Patch Linden, of Linden Lab; Ran Heinrichs of the University of Washington’s iSchool; Arik Metzger, the owner of Innsmouth; and Tymus Tenk, the co-owner of Calas Galadhon.

And we’ll be discussing the how and why of preserving iconic Second Life builds – and what, indeed, makes an iconic Second Life build.

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Innsmouth, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

What is Linden Lab’s role in this? Should they have a role? And what can residents on the grid do to preserve the places they love? Just how hard is it to preserve a beloved build?

Our guests discuss these issues and more, sharing their own experiences and their hopes too.

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fastening show – make sure you take a look!

Designing Worlds is now on a break until the end of April when we’ll be returning with a show all about Fantasy Faire!

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Svarga, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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From Inara Pey:

We have a fabulous pair of auctions for you at Filling the Cauldron which are going to amaze you. Here’s the summary – read on for more details!

Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is on now and running throughout the week, and you can visit the auction boards in-world at Filling the Cauldron either via the direct SLurl, or by heading for the Filling the Cauldron Welcome Area, where you can pick-up a teleport HUD to all areas of the event venue, and then just follow the banners to the auction spaces!

Your choice of THREE Gachas from MadPea

Your choice of THREE Gachas from MadPea

All Titan Avatars - Free the Cute!

All Titan Avatars – Free the Cute!

EE Real Horse Bespoke Experience Rental

EE Real Horse Bespoke Experience Rental

Just three of the items in out Silent Auction – follow the link to see them all on the web, or jump in-world and see them!

Live Auction

On Sunday, April 9th, between 10:00am and 12:00pm SLT, we’ll be holding a live auction at Filling the Cauldron – and you really, really will want to be there! There are some truly stupendous items on offer.

The live auction area is in the heart of the silent auction space, so you can’t miss it – just up the steps from the silent auction boards, on the raised grass area.

Your choice of THREE Gachas from MadPea

TLG Ballroom Fountain

All Titan Avatars - Free the Cute!

Landscape 1 by Elicio Ember
Watercolour and Ink on Cotton Paper 23 cm x 30 cm / 9 in x 12 in

EE Real Horse Bespoke Experience Rental

The Night Theater will create a special dance for you!

Just three of the items in our Live Auction – Sunday, April 9th at 10:00am through 12:00 noon. – See the rest here!

Follow the links to our Silent Auction and Live Auction pages for more – and you can also reach them any time via the Event Activities menu open at the top of the site!

And don’t miss all the other things happening at Filling the Cauldron.

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