Category Archives: we’re CLOSED

This way to a piece of tranquility….

hive have the 'lifeguard chair' available for Fifty Linden Friday .. rush over and see if it is still available, and if not, it still is worth paying full price.   In the pack, are two versions, the 2nd version has a sign hanging off the back of the chair, saying the beach is closed, and no swimming.   The textures are of worn wood, and very true to as you'd see in real life.   The chair comes with male (8) and female(8) single poses, as well as three couples poses.  

I've also featured some of my favorite pieces from Dust Bunny, the gorgeous lighthouse, and numerous items from various gacha's I have collected over the years.  


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hive // lifeguard chair @ Fifty Linden Friday
hive // blue canoe (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // camp area sign (gacha) @ Arcade
dust bunny . lighthouse 1
dust bunny . life ring (gacha)
dust bunny . daisy pier . RARE (gacha)
dust bunny . hammock chair . short
dust bunny . shade umbrella (gacha)
dust bunny . lounging chair (gacha)
dust bunny . getaway basket (gacha)
TLC Pelican Animated
TLC Seagull - Standing  
TLC Seagull - Flying 
Skye - Beach Sign 1
Skye - Wild Grass 
Skye - Windswept Tree 
Skye - Beach Dune Building Set from Studio Skye 
[we're CLOSED] boulders 1 light
[we're CLOSED] dry weed S
[we're CLOSED] old fence 
reef barrier with coral base and waves
Heart - Tropical Yucca-Cluster 

A Pretty Place to Unwind…

LAGOM created for the Builders Box, the 'Daphne Cottage', which has an amazing low land impact of only 17.  I featured the inside in an earlier post, which can be viewed 'here', and today featuring the outside, and what a gorgeous build it is.   The cottage is small, but has ample room to create a nice homey interior.  The textures are beautiful and it hosts the most gorgeous feature windows, some of which can only be viewed from the inside.    

Builder's Box is a brand new quarterly subscription box which started in May, packed full of nothing but homes, sky-boxes & other builds from 10 great creators. Featuring a mix of both established & newer stores, Builder's Box aims to provide a wide variety of builds from designers who each have their own unique, individual style.

You can read more about Builders Box on the website 'here'.

 You can order in-world HERE 

or via Market Place HERE 


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LAGOM - Daphne Cottage. 2 @ Builders Box
hive // weathered wheelbarrow [light] (gacha)
hive // large birdhouse (gacha)
hive // vintage birdhouse (gacha)
hive // daisy's dainty gazebo RARE (gacha)
hive // vintage garden hose cart unraveled
floorplan. garden string light straight/7
floorplan. beware of chickens sign
Botanical - Beach Boardwalk Slight Curve (no ground)
Botanical T2C Mesh Fir w Lights 01
Skye - Temperate Shrubs 
Skye-  Ancient Wall fallen
Skye - Enchanted Woods v2 - 4 (clearing)
Skye - Spring Flower  Level Rectangle
18_8f8 - New Beginnings - Hen Set (gacha)
15_8f8 - New Beginnings - Hen Spot (gacha)
07_8f8 - New Beginnings - Chicken Coop (gacha)
36 - 8f8 - primavera in Toscana Clay Pots (gacha)
Trompe Loeil - Daphne Planter Bucket Side White
HPMD* Rocks in the forest (L/dirty)
HPMD* Garden Tree08 - green 
cinphul // Lavande
[we're CLOSED] old fence 1
BUENO-Bike -Pink (gacha)
Heart - WILDFLOWERS - Buttercups 
Heart - WILD FLOWERS - Bunchberry - Mixed Patch 
JIAN Clover Patch :: Big Ol'
DRD Gardenhouse Terrace chair
DRD Gardenhouse Outside pots
A.D.D.Andel! Buried Pot-Terracotta

Summer Camp…

hive have created a gorgeous gacha set for the June 2017 round of the Arcade called 'Summer Camp'  - the set consists of 17 items - 3 rares.  The rare rangers office, and rare cabin both have front lights which turn on and off with touch.  The rare ranger's truck, is decor/prop only and has a bed in the back to hang out in with various couples and single poses. The commons include canoe's, both colours come complete with singles, couples and swim poses - a camp fire, compass, camp lantern, cozy logs with single and couple animations, dirty coffee cups, hanging camp lantern, leaning oars, ranger ricks hat, directional camp sign sets, then there is Rick's truck, is exclusive, which is the reward for playing 25 times.  

I've included the vendor images below for closer detail. 

This set creates such a beautiful scene, looks magnificent and all those tiny details which really make it look so real .... the poses in the truck and canoe are gorgeous .... its certainly a must collect set. 

The Arcade opens tomorrow night at midnight!



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hive // camp cabin RARE (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // camp lantern (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // blue canoe (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // red canoe (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // camp area sign (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // campfire (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // campfire sign (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // compass (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // cozy logs (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // dirty coffee cups (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // hanging camp lantern (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // hiking sign (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // leaning oars (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // picnic area sign (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // ranger rick's hat (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // ranger rick's office RARE (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // ranger rick's truck RARE (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // ranger station sign (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // rick's truck [brown] (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // rick's truck [white] (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // swimming sign (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // trailer area sign (gacha) @ Arcade
hive // wildlife view sign (gacha) @ Arcade
[we're CLOSED] rope fence 
[we're CLOSED] grass field green 01 - random
[we're CLOSED] pond deck II
Heart - Forest Undergrowth Set
Heart - Aubretia - Medium - White - SPARSE
Heart - Wild Mountain PIne-LP-mature-XL-Copse (no copy)
Skye River Sound Rocks
Skye Ancient Wall Cairn 
Skye GR Medium Straight (with ends added )
Skye Enchanted Woods
Skye Wild Grass Type 6 brown
Botanical - Beach Boardwalk Straight Short (no ground)
Botanical - Douglas Fir 
Botanical - Cattail 2 (5 stalks) 
HPMD* Dirt Road

Some memories never fade . . .

Some memories never fade . . .

Credits:

dust bunny . acorn treehouse . RARE

[Tia] Sylvia Bathroom – Silver Bathtub @ Shiny Shabby May 2017

[Tia] Sylvia Bathroom – Side Table @ Shiny Shabby May 2017

[Tia] Sylvia Bathroom – Flower Vases @ Shiny Shabby May 2017

[Tia] Sylvia Bathroom – Water Jugs @ Shiny Shabby May 2017

[Tia] Sylvia Chair @ Shiny Shabby May 2017

[Tia] Sylvia Bathroom – Silver Veil Canopy @ Shiny Shabby May 2017

Apple Fall Old Painters’ Stool

Apple Fall Original: Swan Study

Apple Fall Reaching Plant

Apple Fall Scented Candle (Jasmine)

8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Lamp

8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Carpet

Dutchie Schefflera medium plant

Dutchie stack of towels

Dutchie towel on the ground

[ARIA] deco slippers

[we’re CLOSED] knit stool plain white

 


Memories of Grandma’s Place…

Schultz Bros have created the most quaintest cottage for the Builders Box called ' Bordeaux Cottage' - it reminded me of my childhood visiting my Grandmother.  The cottage has a central main room, which features pale washed walls, which show signs of age (so well done), and beautiful wood floorboards, and white washed windows.    There is a fireplace in the main room, and a staircase up to the loft.  Both rooms are roomy and give ample room to be creative in furniture and decor.  This is a really gorgeous build and those that like an era gone by, they will adore this build.   I will attempt to bring an inside image if possible, sometime soon .... 

Builders Box is a quarterly 'build only' subscription box, that contains a range of homes, skyboxes, and other builds from a variety of creators in Second Life. 

Subscription boxes have recently arrived in Second Life, and are an amazing way to experience the mystery of items not known, before the box arrives.  The first box has been released and it is full of amazing builds, including those from Serenity Style, Spargle and Shine, Pillows, Maru Kado, Aethis, Lagom, Kite, Thistle Homes, Big Bully and Schultz Bros which I have featured in today's post.  
Pre-orders of the Builders Box can be purchased on Market Place previously to them being released for $2000L and afterwards, for $3000L.  May's subscription box has arrived and you can find it on Market Place 'HERE'...

Pre-orders are done via in-world store 'here', or through the many vendors, which can be found on the Builders Box website 'here'... Also, you can view all the builds released for May, via the website and hitting the 'Catalogue' for May.


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[Schultz Bros.] Bordeaux Cottage @ Builders Box
unKindness - Mossy Garden Wall
Skye Gnarled Cherry 
Skye Twisted Tree
Skye - Enchanted Woods 
Skye-  Wild Grass Type 6 olive
3D Trees - Eucalyptus (Australia)
[we're CLOSED] grass field green 02 - random
Two Moon Gardens - Charming Country Path in Spring (altered)
Apple Fall Blossom Wreath
Apple Fall Design a Planter
Apple Fall Old Church Gate
Apple Fall Flagstones
Apple Fall Flowering Shrub (White)
Apple Fall Orsett Wall Lantern
Apple Fall Orsett Single Lantern
Apple Fall Yorkshire Bench
12_8f8 - New Beginnings - Hibiscus Pink - White (gacha)
09_8f8 - New Beginnings - Wheels (gacha)
17_8f8 - New Beginnings - Geese (gacha)
39 - 8f8 - primavera in Toscana Farm Cart (gacha)
Heart - Classic and Wild Roses - White
Heart - Forest Undergrowth - Clover and Daisies 
[Tia] Sleeping Cupid 3 Tier Fountain - Light
[Tia] Curved Roman Love Seat - Light
Botanical - Waterlily cluster 3 - Yellow 

A little get-away…

There are some great events open, or soon opening at the moment, 6 Republic opened on the 6th of May, and hive have created a gorgeous 'Seaside Shack'.  The Seaside Shack is available in several variations and I have featured the raised version (B).  Other variants of the builds are with stilts, and without, with and without doors, and two subtle colour variations. The shack is quaint, with a definite seaside feel with worn boards, and washed out paint.  Its roomy enough inside to decorate with basics and has a cute little veranda area, for outdoor living and stairs.  The textures are gorgeous, inside and out and the doors open and close. 

Also, hive is at 'Rewind' which is soon to open, 12am SLT for the 10th of May, with a 80s inspired classic television set.  There are several versions, with and without antenna, and is also available in a variety of colours.  Static versions are available, as well as animated.  The screens look so real with the flickering white noise screens!

Zen Creations have a sweet new 'Happiness is Homegrown' set, available on Market Place 'here' - this set is adorable and will make any outside area look homey and unique.  I love all the tiny details when creating a scene, and Zen Creations, often have all those perfect items, to complete the look I am wanting to achieve.  The items are copy, so can be used in any way you wish too.... the set includes - Happiness is Homegrown Art, Potted Plants, Spilled Pot with Dirt, Folded Cloth, Garden Tool, and Step Ladder.   The price, a mere $79L!!!



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hive // seaside shack B @ 6 Republic
hive // classic tv set (w/antenna - blue) @ Rewind
hive // heart strings hanging [wide]
hive // keep out sign (gacha)
hive // dinner bell [post white] (gacha)
hive // forgotten clothesline (gacha)
[we're CLOSED] pole with life buoy
[we're CLOSED] rope fence 
[we're CLOSED] dry weed
Skye Wild Grass Type 
Skye Alligator Apple Bush (small leaf)
Skye  - Beach 2
Skye - Beach Dune 2 (grass back) 
Skye Windswept Tree Type 2  No Base
ROIRO - Sculpted Low mountain
Animania Standing Pelican Black/White 
*ionic* Dimelo Luna {rocking chair} (gacha)
*ionic* Messy Bed (gacha)
*ionic* Antique chair {ivory} (gacha)
*ionic* Small desk (gacha)
*ionic* Rural Bench (gacha)
*ionic*  - Le Cousine  (gacha)
*ionic* Guirnalda de amor (gacha)

Sweet Haven…

Dad Design has a new release for the birthday celebrations of Fameshed, which is now opened with gifts for everyone in the Fameshed update group.  The home is called 'Sweet Haven Cottage' and has a footprint of 11.4 X 15.6, and a land impact of 56.  The cottage also comes with a modular decking area, which you can personalise like I have in my scene, or use the pre-made version which also comes in the pack.   The pack includes cottage, deck A, B and C, pillar, single post, rope A and B, and steps.   When you have created the perfect decking area you are happy with, linking the decked area will also reduce the land impact of the build.  

The cottage is an open space beach home, with an area inside which leads to a raised living area - see vendor images for more details, and I will be doing an interior photograph sometime soon.  The windows are large, and can be set to open at various levels for realism.  

Also, there is a couples bench in the middle of the home, which includes a variety of poses, depending on whether you purchase the PG or adult version.  

Exterior walls can be customised using the button via the front door, with a huge selection of colours to pick from. 

It is a beautiful home, with ample room to be creative decor wise, inside and out.... do call on over to Fameshed and check out the demo, and don't forget to pick up the many gifts that those participating have put out to celebrate!

Cube Republic also have the 'Philodendron' plant in various forms available at Fameshed and they look so amazingly real.  I do love their plants!!!

Heart Garden Centre is also at Fameshed with 'Buttercup' flowers, available in a variety of colours.  These flowers as you can see by the photographs are just perfect, and look utterly amazing.




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DaD DESIGN "Sweet haven Cottage" @ Fameshed
Cube Republic - Philodendron @ Fameshed
Skye Wild Grass olive
Heart - WILDFLOWERS - Buttercups @ Fameshed
.:revival:. bucket of tulips @ Fameshed (GIFT)
HPMD* Dirt Road
3D Trees - willow curved 
3D Trees - weeping willow
[we're CLOSED] pole with life buoy
[we're CLOSED] rope fence 
Real Waves - Alice In Wonderland! Type A, Positive motion shift
BUENO -4x4-White (gacha)
Sari-Sari - BBQ Party - Bar Stool (white) (gacha)
Sari-Sari - Summer House - Beach Sign (gacha)
Sari-Sari - BBQ Party - Beer Crate (gacha)
Sari-Sari - Picnic Basket
{vespertine}-dreamers vehicle/botanica (gacha)
{vespertine-tea time/sunrise} (gacha)
PILOT - Fishing Poles
Kalopsia - Lilo's Beach Bag - Cactus (gacha)
JIAN Beagle Pup (Wanderer - Rez me!) (gacha)
Calico Cat Lying - Mesh 
Fiasco - Garden Lighthouse
Sway's [Nautical] decoration . sign sandy feet RARE (gacha)
Soy. Potted Cheese Plant [White]
Soy. Potted Traveler's Palm Tree [Gray]
Soy. Summer Lakeside Retreat : Ship Wall Lamp (gacha)
Soy. Summer Lakeside Retreat : Minnow Bucket  (gacha)
Soy. Summer Lakeside Retreat : Hanging Float Ring (gacha)
hive // vintage garden hose cart unraveled
~isil~ *Nautica* Seagull - Painted (gacha)
~isil~ *Nautica* Fishing Net (gacha)
!ROIRO! - Potted tree with Ivy
ROIRO - Potted tree with Ivy Bow
{what next} Waterfront Street Light with sign
{what next} Drinks Cooler (gacha)
{what next} Bar Drinks Tray (gacha)
{what next} Snake Plant (stand)
{what next} Pothos Plant (trailing)
{what next} Bar Lantern 
{what next} House Plant - Eucalyptus (stand)
{what next} House Plant - Rubber Tree
{what next} Pothos Plant (small)
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant (stand)
MudHoney Azalea Plant 2
ARIA - Palermo Vignette Set (Decorate March)
[PM]Pixel Mode - Le Petit Chef - BBQ RARE
[PM]Pixel Mode - Le Petit Chef - Umbrella (gacha)
Trompe Loeil - Daphne Planter Barrel Brown 
Naima Coraline Barrier Cluster
Boat - Bandit 570F
Dutchie long sheer curtains

Sea Spray…

I'm now an official blogger for 'Hive' .... and so going to enjoy working in a creative way with the amazing creations ... have been a fan for some time, and you'll often find bits and pieces of my favorite items from Hive in previous photographs.  I love the attention to detail in each of their unique creations, and how well their sets 'meld' together ...

 I opted to take some beach images earlier today, and even though the 'Hailey's Hammock' by Hive may not be out for Fifty Linden Friday anymore, it is certainly worth picking up at full price!  The animations/poses are so gorgeous, and the couples are unique and look amazing.

...and of course, my favourite TLC Pelican and Seagulls, they look so real ...... 

Also, featured is the Wasabi Pills 'Raven' hair, which is available at the Fantasy Faire - its huge, be prepared to spend some $L and enjoy many hours roaming!!  By the way, the Fantasy Faire is a Relay for Life event, which proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society - each merchant, including Wasabi Pills, has a minimum of two items with all proceeds going to Relay for Life, of Second Life.   So not only are you buying a fabulous product, but also supporting a wonderful cause. 

You can find more of the Wasabi Pills hair available at the Fantasy Faire 'here' in my previous post...



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hive // hailey's hammock (Fifty Linden Friday)
TLC Pelican Animated
TLC Seagull - Flying 
TLC Seagull - Standing 
Skye Wild Grass Type 6 brown
Skye Beach Building Set
Skye Windswept Tree Type 3 Beachy
Naima Coraline Barrier straight 
[we're CLOSED] row boat dark grey drape
Sway's [Shell] beach shells (Group Gift sometime ago)
dust bunny . flip flops (gacha)

...Sandie...
/Wasabi Pills/ Raven (F) Mesh Hair - Basics @ Fantasy Faire
Blueberry - Jocelyn - Knotted Top - Maitreya
Blueberry - Rolled Shorts - Bikini - Maitreya - Ice
CATWA HEAD Catya 
IKON Charm Eyes  - Apex
Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 
VISTA PROHAND FEM V.2 FINAL

...JJ...
CATWA HEAD Daniel 
Signature Giani Mesh Body
Dura-Boy #73 (Hair)
*CS* Nano Surfer Board Shorts
(no details can be found)


Coastal Retreat …

Fameshed has opened for another round, and DaD Design has the 'Coastal Retreat House' as a new release.  This home is huge, with a footprint of 36 X 18 and a land impact of 352.   It is a glorious family, beach home, featuring huge veranda's, for outdoor living areas.  It is certainly spacious and consists of 4 bedrooms on the 1st floor, including a large terraced area.  The ground floor consists of a large living area, kitchen, study and a second living area.  Also, there is a large attic, with a door that leads to a further terrace, and a spiral staircase which leads to a tower for enjoying the views of your surrounds. The windows each open at varying levels for realism.  This home, can be coloured, via the many panels found throughout the home, inside and out.  Inside, features shelving areas, and ample room for creative furnishing styling. 

If you need space, this is certainly the home for 'you' ....




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DaD DESIGN "COASTAL RETREAT" @ Fameshed
TLC Seagull - Flying -V2.12a
TLC Pelican Animated
TLC Seagull - Standing  -V1.12
[we're CLOSED] grass field green 01 - random
[we're CLOSED] pond deck II
Botanical - Beach Boardwalk Straight (no ground)
Botanical - Boxwood  Hedge v2 J (Straight 4x2x1)
Botanical - King Fern 3
3D Trees - weeping willow 
The Willow Pond from Studio Skye
Skye Bangalow Palm (1li linked twins)
Skye Banana Plant (1li linked twins)
Skye Birch Grove Tree Small 1
Skye Zingiberaceae
Skye Twisted Tree
Heart - WILD FLOWERS - Bunchberry - Mixed Patch @ Fameshed
~*Sweet Revelation*~ 4 Season Long Grass
junk. herb garden daybed.
shutter field - barrel planter - white
GW Outdoor Rattan Set  Loveseat (Adult)
Soy. Potted Cheese Plant [White]
Soy. Super long Hanging Hedera
Kalopsia - Curtain - Chevron Beige 
Compulsion Topiary Planter

Autumn Lumberland….

DaD DESIGN is at Shiny Shabby with the 'Lumberland' gacha set, a masculine and totally awesome set, which consists of a wide variety of tools, and shed contents.  The rare is the 'Carpenter's Hut', and there are gorgeous rock walls, and rock paths - and many tools, including: Hack Saw, Mallet, Wood Planer, Tool Panel, Spoon Gouge, Paint Can, Tool Box, Screw Driver, Carpenter Table, and Hammer Nails. Also, other components to complete the look, such as Recycled Windows, French Windows, Recycled Doors, and Wood Planks.   

This particular set could be decorated and used in so many ways.  The attention to detail is amazing on all the smaller items and the beautiful wood panel of the build itself is stunning.  I've enclosed the vendor images, to show the close up details of each item below ...




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DaD DESIGN "LUMBERLAND GACHA" @ Shiny Shabby
LB_Snakeweed{4Seasons}
Botanical - T2C Stacked Firewood
Botanical - Heavy Loose Hay Groundcover
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]
Skye Wild Grass Type 6 olive
Skye - Enchanted Woods
TLC Pheasant [M]
TLC Fallow deer family including straw feeder
07_8f8 - New Beginnings - Chicken Coop (gacha)
18_8f8 - New Beginnings - Hen Set (gacha)
03_8f8 - New Beginning - Old Rusty RARE (gacha)
Apple Fall Water Pump
Apple Fall Milk Urn w/ Wild Geraniums
Apple Fall Bushmead Railing Short (Rust)
Apple Fall Straw Broom
Apple Fall Musquee de Provence Pumpkins
Apple Fall Tree Stump w/ Hatchet
Pixel Mode - Fall Harvest - Clucky's Feed (gacha)
JIAN Holiday Huskies :: Adult Wanderer REWARD (older Arcade item)
[we're CLOSED] old ladder dark