A little Home for the Holidays


Good evening all, tonight’s presentation is all about home decor. While cleaning my inventory I came across several  cute pieces of home furnishing I thought would be nice to share with all of you all.
I recieved a sneak peek pack from Potpourri Designs of the neat items they have created for the Thames River Frost Fair which runs November 28 – December 28. There will also be a Gacha area at the Fair.  In the photo I have featured the Sugarplum Chaise Lounge and Silver Snowflake in Silver & White frame. Their Gacha items are the Snow Covered Tree in Silver Pot, Winter Blue Tree Rug, Winter Blue & Elm Straightback Chair, Winter Blue &  Iced Chrome &  Glass Coffee Table, Taupe Tile Wall Fireplace and the skybox – Winter Day Simple. The skybox is pretty cool it only has a land impact of 5 with a 20×20 footprint. It has a wintery snowy scene outside of the large windows. 
Since the holidays is coming up, it’s important to have good finger foods on hand. (See what I did there?) CIRCA Living  has created some amazing goodies for the Thrift Shop 7.0, which runs till November 30th. Each of the new food giver items, offer single or multiple flavors to your guests upon one touch at random. The food items to hold have eating animations included (so no worries on standing like a statue). These are a great idea for seasonal get-togethers and party setups for friends, family and guests. All new exclusives & previous items shown at their booth are 50% off during the event.

The next items I would like to share is by Heart Homes. It is their Fall into bliss living room set. Heart Homes has some really great complete living room sets at affordable prices. The seating comes with a lot of animations and props. The cute foxes sitting on the couch and chair are exclusive GATCHA Items for by Serenity Style for The Thrift Shop 7.0 ( 9 to 30 November). The sky box is The Stockholm Attic by Barnesworth Anubis.The decorations on the shelf are all parts of the sky box. The  Old hanging Retro Lamp  is by Serenity Style. It was an exclusive item for the Monster Mash event held at The G-Spot on Nov 1st.

Serenity Style also hav some really cute decorative items that can be used across the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The  Ellete Elf  and the Sense of Fall center piece. Both are adorable, perfect for decorating any shelf or even by the front door. The Fantasy Room event runs till November 25th.

For the 2014 Cirque de Seraphim, which began Nov 6th, %Percent  created six wonderful items. My favorite are featured above, the Circus light  and Rita’s Burlesque chair in red. All exclusive items are 50% donation to the ASPCA, The items are inspired by the bearded lady of the circus.  I love the bearded lady! You have from now until the 26th of November to go see all the goodies.

I found this really cute Victorian Dressing Table and Midsummer Night’s Chandelier by Ravenghost at Room69. When you sit at the table your profile picture appears in the place of the mirror. It’s a pretty neat trick for a mirror.The style and design are all high quality and very elegant. I am sure you will see it in more of my photos in the future.

For the Dirty Turkey Hunt, RnB Designs created the Alchemist Low table. It comes with a skull candle, book, small box, and rug. For the Brother’s Grimm Hunt, which runs till Nov 30, Potpourri Designs created several amazing exclusive items: The Evil Queen’s Jars of Wicked Ingredients, the Happily Ever After and Once Upon A Time Rustic Chairs.  
Another interesting piece I received was from Lantian Flox. It is a Smashable Pot. The style I am showing is the Green Ethnic Amphora. The pot comes with a stick and if you hold down your left button and move with your arrow keys you hit the pot till it shatters. This is an amazing stress reliever. I think I did it about fifty times till Mel finally asked me what was my deal. hehehe…I won’t ever tell him. I imagine you could run over the pot and smash it too.

While wandering around looking for interesting designers I came across LIVID’s Blood Drop Hanging Chair.It’s a free group gift. It comes with four animations loaded. It was pretty darn cool, all of you who like the darker side should check it out.


MATERIALS:
✫ Potpourri Designs Sugarplum Chaise Loung  @Frost Fair -Nov 28 – Dec 28
✫ Potpourri Designs Silver Snowflake in Silver & White frame @Frost Fair -Nov 28 – Dec 28
✫ Potpourri Designs Snow Covered Tree in Silver Pot  @Frost Fair -Nov 28 – Dec 28
✫ Potpourri Designs Winter Blue Tree Rug   @Frost Fair -Nov 28 – Dec 28
✫ Potpourri Designs Winter Blue & Elm Straightback Chair  @Frost Fair -Nov 28 – Dec 28
✫ Potpourri Designs Winter Blue & Iced Chrome Glass Coffee Table  @Frost Fair -Nov 28 – Dec 28
✫ Potpourri Designs Taupe Tile Wall Fireplace @Frost Fair -Nov 28 – Dec 28
✫ Potpourri Designs Skybox – Winter Day Simple @Frost Fair -Nov 28 – Dec 28
✫ CIRCA Living, “Winter Joy”, cupcake Tri-Tier Stand @The Thrift Shop Till Nov 30th.
✫ CIRCA Living ”Winter Joy”, Cupcake Party Plattter @The Thrift Shop Till Nov 30th.
✫ CIRCA Living ”Winter Joy”, Brownie Party Plattter – Deluxe @The Thrift Shop Till Nov 30th.
✫ CIRCA Living ”Winter Joy”,Miny Brownie Platter – Melty @The Thrift Shop Till Nov 30th.
✫ CIRCA Living - ”Winter Joy”, Cheese & Cracker Party Board @The Thrift Shop Till Nov 30th.
Heart Homes, Fall into Bliss Livingroom
✫ Serenity Style Cute Foxes  GATCHA Items @The Thrift Shop Till Nov 30th.
✫ Barnesworth Anubis, the Stockholm Attic skybox
✫ Serenity Style Old Retro Lamp  exclusive item @ the Monster Mash event 
✫ Ravenghost Victorian Dressing Table and Midsummer Night’s Chandelier
Potpourri Designs, Evil Queen’s Jars of Wicked Ingredients   6 prims
✫ Potpourri Designs, Happily Ever After and Once Upon A Time Rustic Chairs
%Percent  Circus light  and Rita’s Burlesque chair in red @ 2014 Cirque de Seraphim
✫ Serenity Style Ellete Elf Gatchas and the Sense of Fall center piece  @Fantasy Room till Nov. 26
✫ Lantian Flox. Smashable Pot, Green Ethnic Amphora.
✫ RnB Designs Alchemist Low table
✫ Livid : Blood Drop Hanging Chair (FREE)



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Terra Xplorer


Renowned Second Life builder and aviation expert Cubey Terra has released a new product after quite a few years of dormancy (or simply enjoying himself), the Terra Xplorer. Announced on his blog on 20 November, Cubey made everyone wait two days before they could get their hands on one. Not one to wait, I went … um … Xploring.

Look what I found! A full beta unit just laying around in Georgian! I posted about it here and here.

No, that’s not a real product in the picture. Having seen the basic appearance from the blog, and being impatient, I mocked up a board with exhaust flame and mounted it on an invisible Linden 2009 Hoverboard for functionality. It didn’t fool Cubey nor did it earn me an early production model, but I zipped out today and got one for myself and for my friend Xandah since I knew she had the Terra Z Transport, a vehicle that the Xplorer seems to be based upon. Here’s what she has to say:

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Terra Z Transport, no longer available for sale.

To start, I refreshed my memory of the Terra Z Transport, one of the very first vehicles I bought when joining Second Life. If you rez one on the ground it asks to attach to you or you can simply attach one from your Inventory. Turn off your AO and use the same controls you would to fly. It is that simple. A HUD allows you to change the color scheme of the main body and the accents. The exhaust flame matches the color of the accents as does the HUD.

Terra Z Transport dashboard

The Z has a control stalk with hand grips and functional readouts for altitude and airspeed. Not that you can see them in use, mind you, but the HUD shows the same information and has a slider to control a speed boost. Otherwise your speed is the same as walking or running.

Terra Xplorer HUD

The HUD for the Terra Explorer is essentially the same but with one addition: The Eye Button will hide the attached board and disable the board’s animations so there is no need to detach it for walking.

Terra Xplorer in action. L$250 at Cubey Terra Aeronautics (SLurl).
You can also visit the Marketplace.

The Terra Explorer is essentially the same vehicle, sans the control stalk and with better animations. Turning or banking with the Z results in awkward tilting motions anchored to a strange pivot point. The same actions on the Xplorer give your avatar a delightful little hip sway as if your body is controlling the motion. Turning while flying with either unit decreases your altitude so be careful around water.

Up close. Exhaust shuts off when not moving. Stable enough for high heels.

This is a fun little craft and I look forward to using it more. The ability to hide the Xplorer rather than needing to detach for ground travel is a big plus. Be sure to box a copy of everything you get in the sales delivery folder for backup. Everything is full Copy.

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Thanks, Xandah! Good report! I should note for editorial integrity that I gave Xandah the money to buy the Xplorer.

My experience (or is that Xperience?) with the board was entirely pleasant. A 1/8th boost in speed is very comfortable. Anything more than that and you will easily out fly your Draw Distance and the speed with which objects near you rez. Save high speed for races or high altitude.


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