Designer Prims Little Getaway (100% Mesh)
Designer Prims is happy to be part of the Cold Winters Night hunt. This is not a freebie hunt but for a mere 10L you can pick up this cute little getaway. Features include on/off shutters, texture change menu for floors and brick, built in shelving and accessories and super low prims. The hint is near the landing point
HINT: Where waves crash and sunbeams hit the ground there is treasure to be found
These are just too cute, I had to make them, available now at Designer Prims 25L Mod and Copy, go get em
Your Taxi http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamy
Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday or maybe, like me, you’re still on holiday ;).
I really haven’t been around SL much since I moved out to the country, I’ve been super busy with life and then I was lucky enough to have my Son, Grandson and Daughter In-Law stay with me for 2 weeks. Now the house is quiet and I realised with horror I had a hunt item to make for the 15th of Jan.
I love mesh I really do, but I have a love hate affair with it, it really does allow for decadence in design and it allows me to build things I’ve always wanted to incorporate into my homes. In the past when I’ve used vintage door and window frames I’ve used sculpted prims, purchased from other creators, mesh allows me to make my own and make them how I want them. Recently I got to indulge my love affair with shutters. But I do find it terribly time consuming when I compare it to prim building, what once took me a few days seems to take weeks and I lose momentum sometimes.
But, I have been busy for the last few days, I have completed a new design for Cold Winter Nights hunt, the hunt starts on Jan 15th so mark your calendars because after the hunt it will be a retail item. I also hope to finally finish and release Pieces of Me, which I started um……several months back L.
So stay tuned, bear with me, new stuffs are on their way.
This blog has primarily been dedicated to new product releases for Designer Prims so for a change I thought I’d share a little of both my worlds with you.
It was the architecture which drew me to Second Life and it has been architecture which has kept me there for 4 years. Unlike real life, second life architecture is not site specific, we are not designing a build around the fall of the land or the direction of the light. Instead the land in SL forms around the design, defined by the land owner, making it incredibly flexible and variable, that’s the beauty of our second world. SL defies gravity making the only limitations our own, we do anything we can imagine. For as long as I can recall I have designed houses using my imagination, as a child I loved to explore buildings especially modern ones and I’d fall asleep at night dreaming up a house. So SL was the perfect opportunity to bring those designs to fruition.
My RL is certainly no reflection of my second life, I work as a Finance Coordinator and up until about 2 weeks ago I lived in an old 1950’s bungalow, with old polished floorboards, wooden window frames and high stud ceilings. A complete contrast to the homes I design in SL. Over a period of about 5 years I renovated my old bungalow to a modern contemporary style and filled it with modern/contemporary furnishings. I sold my old bungalow 8 weeks ago, I was so pleased the lady who bought it loved it and it didn’t go to an investor but rather someone who would appreciate it. I bought a modern, almost new house in the country about 45mins drive from the city and I confess I absolutely love the new life style and so does my partner and my two cats.
I decorated my new living space around a contemporary piece of art I purchased specifically for the new house, taking inspiration from the black, white, red and the rustic wood. I decided on the focal point of the room, the style I wanted and gave some thought to how the space would be used and took it from there. The distressed white washed wood furniture pieces work well with the rustic wood slats in the art piece and I’ve always been a fan of black & white so that was a simple choice. The red accents add a point of interest to the room and a splash of colour. By beginning with a neutral pallet for the key pieces I can easily change the accents in the room and create a whole new feel. I’m still looking for the perfect rug and a few bits and bobs but I’m almost there.
My next design will be named after this blog post ‘Pieces of Me’, it will be an eclectic mix of old and new, a little bit of a reflection of my life to date, I hope. The following collage is comprised of photos of my real life and the loft which I’m using as my inspiration for a new SL design.
With Aroha (Love)
If you read this blog you will likely know that I’m from New Zealand, Aroha is Maori for love and it seemed liked an apt name fo rthis home because all my designs come from a place Aroha.
‘With Aroha’ is my second mesh design it is an open plan,spacious and airy home, which lends itself beautifully to natural light. It’s modern and contemporary but still utilises some cozy little corners like the book nook.
The outdoor area is perfect for entertaining, with two patio areas, one for lazy days by the pool and the other is great for BBQ’s and bubbles.
Almost everything is fully animated the pool, book nook, ladder, kitchen and outdoor furniture (which is included). There is a texture change menu so you can change the textures of the windows, floors, patio, brick, garden furniture, window seat and accent wall. So you can really customise this design to your own tastes either by cycling through the preordained textures or adding your own to the menu.
The house is only 53 prims, it will rez at 122 prims with the book nook (including books, cushions and accessories), kitchen, plants (patioand back of stairs) and outdoor furniture. All of these things are not linked and considered accessories so you can simply delete them if you have no use for them or are prim conscious.
More Info here: http://issuu.com/avenue/docs/avenue.september2012/186
View Inworld: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamy%20Isle/27/143/25
Or online at the Market Place: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Designer-Prims-With-Aroha-Love-Boxed/3915836
I hate to admit it but I’ve been living under a rock it seems. I was unaware of the recent situation of Gala Phoenix, one of SL’s original skin artists. I’m still catching up. If you are not aware please visit here and catch up as I have http://salomesays.com/blog/2012/06/the-curio-skin-scandal/
An amazing group of SL’rs have put together at very short notice The One Voice Fundraiser, which is to support Gala Phoenix and raise money for the imminent court case, court cases of this kind run to 10’s of thousands of US dollars. It is my understanding from what I’ve read that all of Gala’s content has been removed by the lab and she is suffering a loss of income due to this.
As a creator of original content for SL this is a hugely distressing situation, if Gala doesn’t win this court case, we are all at risk of this kind of frivolous misuse of the law. For personal reasons I can relate to Gala’s situation, as I have had the misfortune to be in similar situation myself, although not to this extent. There are people who have a blatant disrespect for the DMCA process, there are people willing to commit perjury to prove a point or a personal vendetta and it’s a painful and bewildering situation to find yourself in.
I wish Gala Phoenix all the very best, my thoughts and the thoughts of many others are with her.
Below is the slurl to the fund raiser and a link if you prefer to donate direct. By assisting with this awful situation we are all assisting ourselves and hopfully alleviating the risk so this doesn’t happen again. Help protect the content creators you love, help protect their IP and be apart of this.
Romantic Loft Space 100% Mesh – Includes Furniture Pack
It feels like I’ve been working on this design for months, but it’s really only been a few weeks. Learning 3D mesh is the most challenging thing I’ve done in my 4 Years of Second Life, but it’s well worth it. Designer Prims Romantic Loft Space has huge feature windows with optional mesh blinds, semi wrap around balcony, exposed beams and lots of streaming sunlight. Baked shadows give this home a beautiful realistic ambiance. It is perfect for your small to average size plot. And the best part the house is only 20prims, the house will rez with the center division book shelf (8 Prims) but it’s not linked, so you can delete it if you don’t require it.
The house is 30×16 and will fit a 1024 plot or larger
You can find it here;
Market Place: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Designer-Prims-Romantic-Loft-Space-Mesh/3708644
Two luxury homes which I created for the recent Home & Garden Expo are now available at Designer Prims. Both come with furniture packs containing all the furnishings and accessories in the pics. Both homes incorporate a Security Management System, designers window dressings, working on/off lighting and a texture change menu for the brick, accent walls, floors and more. All animations are accessed via a simple menu and there are no silly pose balls to sit on. Kitchens, pool, bathroom and garden are all animated and contain high end non static animations.
The Little Beach house is surprisingly spacious this cute little house packs all utilities into a compact 20×20 space. The floor to ceiling glass windows and glass encased roof give you the feeling of space and openness.
Market Place: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Designer-Prims-Little-Beach-House-Prefab-House/3570383
A Place Less Ordinary – This is a large luxury home and as the name suggests it’s no ordinary place. The layout is fresh and open the indoor garden brings the feeling of the outdoors inside and gives a lovely rustic ambiance. The pool contains lots of animations to sunbathe, splash, jump, kick and mess about, the garden is also animated enabling you to plant, dig and garden.
Market Place: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Designer-Prims-A-Place-Less-Ordinary-House-Home-Prefab/3570236
The Home & Garden Expo opened today, it’s important to note that this is not just the coming together of Second Lifes most amazing designers, but it’s an opportunity to raise a ton of money for Relay For Life. Designer Prims is once again honored to be invited to share a sim with Urbanized and What Next, two amazing themed sims creating a beautiful forest like environment to showcase some of SL’s most prominent designers.
This year the standards are incredibly high and there are some literally jaw dropping builds. What Next has done an amazing job creating huge cardboard boxes to show case their designs, it’s a must see. I have also fallen in love with L&K Prefabs, both are located on Sim2. There is so much to see I can’t possibly mention all the amazingness, just get on over and take a look
Designer Prims has released 3 new designs, all proceeds of The Beach House and the Holiday Skyhome will go to RFL for the duration of the expo.
If you are a Home & Garden enthusiast you don’t want to miss this expo