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FROM WINDLIGHT TO KULTIVATE It has been an incredible first year at Kultivate Magazine! We have grown beyond leaps and bounds and have covered so many areas of the arts!

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Kandis, my sister, experienced growth in more ways than one in Paris and took her photography to new heights and levels as she Throughout the past year our scope perfected her craft. This growth is and mission has grown to what has lead me to rebrand Kultiencompass the various art forms: vate into it’s new name: music, fashion, literature and more! Kultivate. Cultivation is the art and To reflect the change in our scope science of growing things. We hope and mission, we have decided to that you will continue to grow with rebrand as we are also looking us and Kultivate our love of all outwards towards artistic horizons things artistic. Please note that our beyond Second Life and into real strong commitment to the arts will life. never change. We will continue to have our art shows, our galleries, When I created Kultivate last year, I and our many artistic events to wanted to assist artists and to bring you the resources you have provide resources for the art world grown to love and utilize. If to anyone who wanted them. I also anything we will simply expand and started Kultivate in memory of a bring you additional resources to much beloved younger sister, who help you to cultivate your craft. tragically passed away two years And one last note, you may ask why ago. did we chose to spell cultivate with a K? The answer is simple–to honor My sister was a photography my sister Kandis, who I know is student and loved the arts. Her love shining down brightly on me as I of the arts took her to the great continue furthering the arts in her and cultural city of Paris, where she name. was motivated and inspired by everything she saw in the city of JOHN PAGE 2 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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Welcome to the very first provide meals for 180 children issue of Kultivate Magazine! for the Feed A Smile charity. This is our first issue after our Feed A Smile provides fun and exciting anniversary education and resources to summer, where we celebrated children in Africa. our first year! This issue will feature artist Igor Ballyhoo, I would like to thank Feed A Pam Astonia, Sparkie Cyberstar, Smile’s director, Brique Topaz Marcus Lefevre, Brook Hill for allowing us to work with Gallery, Maven Homes, her with our fundraiser and I Maximalism, and we will bring would like to thank the you the new division of following brands for their Kultivate, The Riff. generosity in creating hunt gifts: Prism Designs, Miss The Riff aims to cover rock Darcy, FLOOD, Bindu Gallery, % music djs, clubs, and venues in Percent Furniture and Lighting, Second Life. We are excited The Edge Gallery, CKB Gallery, about this new venture as it Kaerri, Maven Homes, Kultivate broadens our focus on the arts. Workz, and Kultivate Magazine. We also have two familiar contributors in this issue: Veruca Tamas, who brings you Voyages With Vee and Ilyra Chardin, who brings you another inspirations artistic photo essay. Earlier this week we learned that our fundraising efforts had raised enough money to

Eleseren and I hope that you enjoy the issue, like you have our previous issues! Very special thank you to all of our readers, artists, supporters, advertisers, sponsors, and contributors. Each of you make Kultivate Kultivate!

JOHN Publisher & Editor In Chief


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WINDLIGHT MAGAZINE

FEATURED STORY IGOR BALLYHOO PAGE 36

PAM ASTONIA PAGE 90

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SPARKIE CYBERSTAR PAGE 56

THE RIFF: WILD ANGELS ROCK CLUB PAGE 106

BROOK HILL GALLERY PAGE 74

INSPIRATIONS WITH ILLYRA PAGE 122


TABLE OF CONTENTS JULY 2016 ISSUE

VOYAGES WITH VEE PAGE 142 PAGE 122

MAVEN HOMES PAGE 158 PAGE 174

MAXIMALISM: PAGE 182 MISS VIRTUAL DIVA 2016: PAGE 194 MARCUS LEFEVRE: PAGE 204


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AUGUST 2016 JOHANNES1977 RESIDENT OWNER, PUBLISHER, & EDITOR IN CHIEF ELESEREN BRIANNA COO, THE EDGE EDITOR IN CHIEF JESSII2009 WARRHOL, MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR CONTRIBUTORS: INARA PEY, LEAD CONTRIBUTOR DAWNBEAM DREAMSCAPE ILYRA CHARDIN MYRA WILDMIST OEMA RESIDENT STAVROS RESIDENT (GRACEMONT) VERUCA TAMMAS REVEN ROSCA

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THE EDGE AUGUST 2016 SYLISTS: PARADOX MESSMER LAYKA ZELIN (LAYKA63) MILLA CRUMB ROXANNE FYANUCCI (ROXAANE FYANUCCI) IVYANA SZONDI

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FEATURED ARTICLE: IGOR BALLYHOO WRITER: JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY: SABBIANE PANE & IGOR BALLYHOO

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Igor Ballyhoo is a 3D artist who has exhibited in a variety of galleries in Second Life. I was able to interview Igor for our cover story this month and he generously provided images of his work: KM: What lead you to creating artwork in Second Life? IGOR: Chicks dig artists. KM: What is your specific genre? IGOR: I don't think I have specific genre, at least I am not trying to have one. I build things that I think need to be made without much expectations and it seems that some people find it interesting.

thinking again about showing art there and I jumped in, to support idea by making a gallery for her. After Gallery was made, constructiviST organized the first show and I was honored to be part of it, along with Bryn Oh, Rebeca Bashly, Eupalinos Ugajin and In Inaka, some of most amazing artists in SL show and I was honored to be part of it, along with Bryn Oh, Rebeca Bashly, Eupalinos Ugajin and In Inaka, some of most amazing artists in SL.

KM: What are some of your upcoming projects? IGOR: Currently I am working on 3 different SIM project for RL project of Saskia Boddeke - SL Rose KM: You are currently part of the Borchowski (Two Fish gallery), new exhibit at UTSA. Tell our which will in the end be open for readers about your exhibit there public here in SL as well. One of and ArtSpace. those 3 installations is "Forest of IGOR: Yes. UTSA was one of great scissors 1.1", upgrade of original art gears several years ago, until LL whole sim installation I did years came up with "brilliant" plan to ago and it can already be visited on make bunch of sandboxes named LEA 7 in the sky. LEA and call that "helping art in SL". That was as helpful as sledge KM: Do you create art in real life? hammer would be for a headache. IGOR: Yes, since I know for myself I Anyway, constructiviST Solo who is create something. As a child I used moderator of UTSA (University of to tear apart my toys (as most Texas - San Antonio), said she is children do) but I did it because PAGE 38 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


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they felt wrongly assembled so I was putting them together the way I thought should be. So, most precious things in my childhood was glue, hammer and nails. When I grow up I started working as a photographer, which I still do, for bit over 20 years now. KM: What inspires you to create art? IGOR: I eat food, I process it, gain energy from it and I defecate what's left of it. I consume information, I use them to grow as human being and I have to get rid of processed information. When I do that, some people call my mental shit "Art". KM

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INSIDE LOOK: SPARKIE CYBERSTAR WRITER: JOHN

FEATUREDSPARKIE ARTICLE: PHOTOGRAPHY: CYBERSTAR REBECA BASHLY

WRITER: JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY: REBECA BASHLY

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INSIDE LOOK


Sparkie Cyberstar is a well known live performer manager and the events coordinator of Angel Manor in Second Life. Sparkie is also a photographer and artist. She is one who heavily utilizes the in world photography tools of the viewer, instead of post processing tools such as Photoshop or GIMP. Kultivate was able to reach out to Sparkie to discuss her various roles in Second Life: KM: You are an artist, live performer manager, and a manager at Angel Manor! Tell our readers how did you first become involved with so many projects? SPARKIE: I started with the music scene my first year in Second Life I found out there was live music in here when a place those renting was throwing events with live music, the first artist I saw was Ed Kyomoon at the time he goes by his real name Donn Devore, I thought it was awesome that you could sit at home and watch a concert live. I was already an avid concert goer in real life. So I was really happy to find this within Second Life. The first thing I did was started managing a small pub PAGE 58 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016

and its music events Which inspired me to open my own live music venue it was called The Breeze, And it did very well but I got burned out after about a year because I did everything hosting, booking and the promotion. I then took on managing My first person this passed now Doofus Luckless and have since then managed some of the top acts in Second Life and still currently manage Anek Fuchs and Christopher Quan, Both for a few years now. Naturally the managing of artist progress it to managing venues again that I did not own actually. I've run several great venues in my time which is why when I saw the Rose Theater Was looking for an events manager almost 2 years ago I applied and was hired by Kaya Angel, It is one of my proudest achievements to work there and my Second Life. I got into photography because I was once told that Sparkie could not model, Yes at one point I wanted to be a model, And since I'm hardheaded I decided to start taking photos of myself which progressed into taking mostly landscapes. I actually practiced for


INSIDE LOOK landscapes. I actually practiced for a year . When I discovered windlight and its uses in photography and progressed from there. Before our show anybody My work. Since then I photographed countless sims and am still at it. I needed my own creative outlet being around so many creative people And photography became that and I love it I love manipulating them Kultivate to get my shots..

had conversations about post processing vs non post processing. I know that you prefer to use the tools within the viewer. Any particular reason?

KM: You and I have had numerous discussions about art work and photography in Second Life and you currently have your own photography business. We have also

KM: How can a budding artist or photographer really get a handle of the in world photo tools? Any suggestions?

SPARKIE: I use the tools because I think they are great And you can be creative and manipulate what you want the pictures to look like whether it's dark and out or a sunset, Or some unrealistic cool looking sky. KM: How many live performers do The other reason is I never could you currently manage? really learn how to use Photoshop SPARKIE: Two, Anek Fuchs and I'm Photoshop illiterate so I decided Christopher Quan to practice just taking the best picture I could take an trying to KM: How do you determine the achieve perfection in my pictures so I types of live performers that you don't have to manipulate them. Is manage? Do you have a specific actually a challenge to not have to genre? change a photo to get what I want SPARKIE: I prefer acoustic musicians, out of it. I only use basic editors like meaning ones who play guitar or Pixlr or PicMonkey to sign and crop piano or both . I also must be a fan my photos, Once in a while although and enjoy their music to be able to texture but not very often. I also use want to host them and dedicate the photography what I may promotional time and energy to manage them. material for my artists.


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SPARKIE: If I was a budding photographer or artist… Start trying different Windlights and water types . You just got to sit there play And play with it till you get the effect you're looking for is how I did it. And eventually you can perfect your own style as I think I have. KM: Do you create art in real life? SPARKIE: Now I do not I used to take photography but I don't anymore I'm hooked on Second Life and virtual photography I find I could be more creative. KM: What inspires you to create art? SPARKIE: A beautiful location does and it gives me a way to show what I have to share with the world. KM Kultivate would like to thank Sparkie for the interview! You can keep up to date with Sparkie’s latest artwork by visiting the following links: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ scyberstar/ https:// sparkiecyberstarphotos.wordpress.com/ PAGE 64 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016

https://scyberstar.wordpress.com/ Exhibit at The Village at Eyefliez: http://maps.secondlife.com/ secondlife/Eyefliez/141/140/22


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GALLERY SPOTLIGHT

GALLERY SPOTLIGHT: BROOK HILL GALLERY WRITER: JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY: REY VLODOVIC


KM: Thanks for agreeing to an interview with Kultivate! So tell our readers about the Brook Hill Gallery: how long has it been in existence and what is the gallery's theme? REY: Thank you to Kultivate for this opportunity. The Brook Hill Gallery is located on the Brook Hill Estate which is the newest addition to the Blake Sea, just east of Sailors Cove East and South of Second Norway. The gallery has been in existence for just a little under a year, about 10 months, so we are coming up to our one year anniversary soon. If i have to classify the gallery under a theme, then it would fall under contemporary, but the vision for the gallery is to have a place where its not confined to themes, which allows for more possibilities in the future and can be an interesting journey for our artist as well as our visitors.

director / curator, i have been going around seeking out talent on different levels and sending out invitations. By the gallery being a smaller gallery and only exhibiting one artist at a time, it allows me to become more hands on in the process, especially with newer artist and giving them some insight that can help aid them when they are doing other exhibits. We also have an application process which can be found on our website at http://www.brookhill-sl.com/ gallery/ and there's an info board at the gallery for artist looking to exhibit which leads you to the application process.

KM: The gallery is part of the Brook Hill Community. Tell our readers about this community. REY: The Brook Hill Community is one of the newer themed estates in the sailing community and has been around for a couple years. KM: How do you choose artists to It's a great place to live and exhibit at the gallery? Is there an everyone there takes great pride in application process? making it a wonderful community. REY: Being a new gallery and my If you love exploring and finding recently becoming the new those quiet relaxing places where PAGE 76 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


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you can escape in a beautiful for the interview! You can visit surrounding, then Brook Hill is Brook Hill Gallery at the following definitely the place to live and visit. slurls: KM: Now back to the gallery again...do you have any special exhibits upcoming? REY: We are currently preparing for an new exhibit with Ilyra Chardin, who is an amazing artist. Ilyra has quite an extensive body of work. The exhibit is scheduled to open on Sunday July 24th and will run till August 21st. I'm looking forward to everyone coming out to see this wonderful artist. KM: Curating can be both fun and difficult at times in Second Life. Any words of wisdom for future curators? REY: You have to truly enjoy and have a passion for the arts. Visit other galleries, talk to the curators and talk to the artist to see what were the things they enjoyed best in working with a particular gallery. Don't be afraid in doing something different. You want the artist to feel at ease and enjoy working with you. KM Kultivate would like to thank Rey PAGE 78 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016

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PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT

PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT: PAM ASTONIA WRITER : JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY: PAM ASTONIA


KM: So tell our readers how you first discovered Second Life? What made you take up photography? PAM: I was watching the news one night and saw a story about it. It looked intriguing and I wanted to see what it was all about. After joining and creating my avatar, I logged on thinking I was about to be really impressed, but quickly discovered that I was extremely bored and couldn't find anyone, anywhere.. I didn't log on again for two months and thought I would give it another try.

KM: What are the inspirations for your photography? How do you decide what an image will look like at the end? PAM: I am mostly inspired by artists like Josephine Wall, Luis Royo, and Jennifer Healy. Anything that evokes emotion, inspires me. In the end, I look at the colors, textures, general appeal to me, too many things to mention here. Lol!. I repeatedly make changes, adding and deleting layers, sometimes spending hours on one photo.

KM: I see that you have won many I have always had an appreciation photography accolades in Second for many forms of art. In the Life! Do you currently have any beginning, I just started doing exhibitions? profile photos for friends, and PAM: I have had exhibitions at The through word of mouth, started Lost Unicorn, the Edge, Kultivate, building a clientele. I have been Obsession Exposed Galleries, to working in Photoshop for about 15 name a few. Kultivate is the only years now. gallery currently exhibiting my work. KM: Describe your photography. PAM: My art is a combination of KM: Do you currently do any styles. I have an affinity for all types other photography work in any of art, including fantasy, surreal, other virtual worlds? What about baroque and romanticism. real life? Most often, there are elements of PAM: Not in other virtual worlds, I fantasy in my work. have shared my work on Flickr, Deviant art and Pinterest.KM PAGE 92 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


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You can view Pam’s amazing work at the following link: https:// www.flickr.com/ photos/35985753@N00/


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THE RIFF ROCK MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: WILD ANGELS ROCK CLUB WRITER : JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY: WILD ANGELS ROCK CLUB

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In our commitment to all things artistic, we have launched a new division, The Riff! The Riff will cover the best in rock music in Second Life! Our first spotlight is on Wild Angels Rock Club: KM: Thank you for being our first interview for our new section, The Rift, which aims to discuss rock music clubs, djs, and more in Second Life! So tell our readers about Wild Angels; how long has the club existed in Second Life? Why was it created? SATORI: We, at WILD ANGELS, are thrilled to be a part of this. Its very exciting and thank you for making us a part of this! Wild Angels was started by CJ TORVA. The club was originally started in February of 2014 as a hangout for friends with a few random shifts scattered throughout the week. The primary focus of the club was just a place for people to gather and have fun. As Cj has stated previously, it wasn't originally planned to be what it has become. More and more patrons started coming, interest in the club started to grow, applications started flowing in....in some ways it seems like it was PAGE 108 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016

nearly overnight. As the club experienced this amazing growth it seemed logical to increase the number of shifts per day/week. Wild Angels grew more and more, so rapidly in fact, we quickly outgrew the old sim we were on. Patrons we complaining they couldn't get on sim and even getting the next scheduled staff in for their shift became an issue at times! This was when it was decided that it was time to make a move to a much larger sim, the location we currently occupy. KM: And what is your role at Wild Angels? SATORI: I am fortunate be both a DJ and Host along with being the Staff Manager/Trainer. Basically, my face pops up all over the club for a multitude reasons! KM: What are the club hours? What types of rock music can one find at Wild Angels? SATORI: Wild Angels is open daily from 8AM SLT - 12AM SLT and are working to expand our hours even further, the end goal is being able to offer our patrons a full 24 hour


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT and we go over all the rules and protocols with each potential staff member all while getting a feel for Our "musical menu" in a wide variety of rock and metal and even the applicant and ensuring they some top hits. Primarily, we ROCK, have the potential, skills and personality that we are looking for. HARD ROCK, CLASSIC ROCK, ALTERNATIVE, INDUSTRIAL, EBM, DJs are asked to stream a short sample set as well as we want to DNB, METAL, HAIR METAL, POP AND TOP HITS (top hits is anything ensure they have no streaming issues before setting them loose on popular within the last year). the stage. line up of amazing DJs and hosts.

KM: If a person wants to be a dj or It seems a bit overwhelming to a host at Wild Angels, how would some and a many times we hear they apply? "OH, I have done this job before. I SATORI: We have a multi-step don't need training" We take our process at Wild Angels. As with any jobs very seriously as well as staff club, we do have an application selection. We want all staff on the that we ask all potential staff same page and working a cohesive members to fill out. The unit. These trainings that we have applications are then reviewed by help eliminate issues right from the our Senior Manager, Bry Torva. She start. With everyone armed with does all the initial interviews, sorts the same knowledge, the risk of out any potential issues or conflicts work drama becomes exponentially that may come with an applicant lower. and once the aspiring staffer is approved by Bry, their file is passed KM: What types of events do you onto me. have at Wild Angels? Next, a training session (and for SATORI: Events!! We have many!! DJs a stream test as well) is Tuesdays from 6PM SLT to 12AM scheduled. At that time, the we offer patrons a 6 hour block of initiate meets with myself and Shi hard rock and heavy metal tunes Sterling, the other staff manager


we have come to refer to as BANGFEST! WET WET WEDNESDAYS that take place on WILD ANGEL'S BEACH outside the club where we encourage folks to come and party in their bathing suits (even skinny dipping attire for the more daring patrons!), UNDERWEAR THURSDAYS when we "party in our panties", and Fridays are a different theme each week. Fridays we have done themes such as Heaven and Hell, Superheros, and an upcoming event on July 22nd where we will be celebrating Christmas in July. PAGE 110 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016

We also are about to kick off the return of the WILD ANGELS concert series. We run a vote board in the club with six bands on it. We open the board for patrons to vote throughout the week and the band with the highest number of votes becomes the featured concert the following week. Of course, in addition to our regular events, we also have lucky chairs, trivia and a weekly raffle. As you can see, we have things happening all the time!


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT KM: You are a dj and a good one at that! Any advice for new and upcoming rock djs? SATORI: Thank you very much! Advice? I think my best advice would be know your patrons and be engaging. As a DJ, you have the ability to connect with patrons on several levels which I find enhance the experience for everyone and that make the job so rewarding. My relationships with the people that join us at Wild Angels make each and every shift so enjoyable. It's about the people, how they relate to music, etc...and the only way you can get a feel for that is true interaction with those in attendance.

one. You can visit Wild Angels at the following slurl and visit their websites to stay up to date with upcoming events: Teleport: http:// maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ Sage%20Estates/44/185/30 WIld Angels Website : http:// wildangelsclubsl.wix.com/club Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/ groups/373812709438503/ Tunein: http://tunein.com/radio/ Wild-Angels-Club-Radio-s263653/

Additionally, its equally important to remain true to yourself and your Bloodline Haunt : http:// own style. For example. I could www.slbloodlines.com/ never play a full rap set and have the same enthusiasm for my job that I feel when I'm working Bangfest or another typical rock/ metal set. When you try to fake enthusiasm, people pick up on it and it comes off as just that.....FAKE ENTHUSIASM! Love what you do and do what you love and the results will be amazing for every-


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INSPIRATIONS WITH ILLYRA: THE OCEAN WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHY: ILLYRA CHARDIN

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“Singing to an ocean, I can hear the ocean's roar Play for free, I play for me and play a whole lot more, more!” Led Zeppelin

Oh the Ocean! Rocky coasts, sandy shores, salt marshes with wild grasses, the sea is enthralling, with a music all its own. The sound of the surf and of the gulls and other water birds is so tranquil, soothing. And the ever present tang of the moist, salty air that you feel on your skin, smell,

and taste on your tongue – it’s heaven! This issue, we present The Ocean, a tribute to the gentle waves, the sandy dunes, and the myriad of water birds that inhabit the skies and rocky shores.


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As a New Yorker I like to travel to took the LM to the site. Autism different SL New York locations to Awareness is cute little three story see how they compare to the real building next to The Magic thing. This past May I was visiting Paintbrush which is also an SL Battery Park checking out the organization providing programing Statue of Liberty and some of the to individuals with a developmental art and sculpture exhibits scattered disability. about when I noticed an Autism Awareness signboard in the middle There are two rooms on either side of the sculpture garden. The sign of the entrance. On the right you’ll gives out a landmark to the Autism find information boards with Awareness Center located at the NY clickable links to sites on autism Healthscape region. NY myths, the spectrum, causes, and Healthscape are different sims that further information and look like historic New York locations support. To the left you’ll see a and is sponsored by the Southern historical presentation of how Tier Healthlink New York, a real life autism spectrum disorders were organization involved with treated in the past and pioneers in healthcare services. The NY the research. Moving to the Healthscape in SL focuses on second floor you’ll find statistics outreach, education and inforand data as to why autism is on the mation on all types of health rise and links to sites for matters. Inara Pey wrote about information on non-verbal them for her blog in 2011 https:// communication, stimming and how modemworld.me/2011/06/25/sl8b to communicate. There is also a -feature-nyhealthscape/ panel listing celebrities who are on the spectrum. I have a personal affiliation with a autism because in my spare time I Take the TP to the third floor and sit on the board of a hospital for in- you arrive as a recreation of a dividuals with developmental disa- classroom which attempts to bilities. So seeing the Autism demonstration how it feels to have Awareness sign I was curious and autism in a typical classroom PAGE 144 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


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VOYAGES WITH VEE setting. Trying to sit still and focus on a written document when all around you are sounds, voices and visual distractions.

as a medium for expression and includes not only the individual but their family and caregivers as part of the overall project. They have also expanded their events to the Next door to Autism Awareness is area of sports for an inclusive the Magic Paintbrush Project: Life is family experience with the help of Washable, a little art gallery with local teams and venues. Their several vibrant pieces on philosophy that getting messy is a display. The Magic Paintbrush is a good thing and that life is washable New York based organization that is such a great attitude and one “provides family and community that we should all embrace! KM engagement programs that serve You can visit Autism Awareness at individuals of all ages with special the following slurl: http:// needs� (http:// maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ www.magicpaintbrushproject.org/. Western%20New% I like the fact that the 20York/110/20/27 organization is using art workshops


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CREATOR’S SPOTLIGHT: LA COUPOLE BY MAVEN HOMES WRITER: REVEN ROSCA PHOTOGRAPHY: CAIN MAVEN


Cain Maven, of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, kindly offered Kultivate magazine an exclusive preview of his new house, released this summer. While very different from what I have seen from his hands before, “La Coupole” is also unmistakably Mavenesque. La Coupole doesn’t only have several of the features that define Maven homes. It also carries Maven’s fingerprints in itself: The way it’s modeled, the elegant perfection in his texturing, and some surprising twists. The name itself bears evidence of such. KM: What was your inspiration for La Coupole? CAIN: Architecture, like many forms of creativity, is the art of politely stealing the ideas of others. Every iteration of architecture borrows and extends from the masters of the past. Unlike more common forms of theft, there’s no shame in this – it’s how the discipline of creating inhabitable or symbolic structures has evolved over the millennia. Of course, some have PAGE 160 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016

been more instrumental than others. In what we like to call Western civilizations, the ancient Greeks undoubtedly deserve much credit. They invented the classical orders, which to this day are significant pillars – bad pun intended – of our architectural traditions. Then the stealing began. Well, not right away – the Italian Renaissance didn’t kick off until the 14th century or so – but then the Italians took the Greek principles and ran with them, adding their own twists and flavors. Shortly after which the French got into the game, embellishing with some sorely needed elegance and lightness, followed by the English, who true to form decided everything should be dark and dreary. (For example, try to picture a bright and happy English library and your head will explode.) To cap off this wave of neoclassicism, the newly minted American nation realized that they by definition had absolutely no traditions of their own and so set out to copy the splendor of the


CREATOR’S SPOTLIGHT Olde World — oftentimes ineptly. I’m of course totally misrepresenting the history of architecture here, but that’s ok. This is Second Life.

stretch of the imagination am I a scholar or an expert. But I find it easier, not to mention more satisfying, to design something when I have the benefit of at least a rudimentary understanding of the It does however help explain why I original concepts and traditions. chose French Renaissance as the So after much googling and stylistic cornerstone of this build. pinteresting and whatnot, I had a My personal tastes are evenly reasonable collection of references divided between the classic and the that I could use as guidelines. It was postmodern, and given that I had perhaps a little harder than I done some fairly modern stuff expected, because much of the recently, it was time to cast my material online harks from the US plundering eyes back in time a bit of A, which makes its authenticity and see what could be respectfully somewhat suspect. Or a lot. Tip: a misappropriated. mansion located in Beverly Hills, California, may not adhere strictly KM: But why France? to the finest Renaissance traditions. CAIN: Why France? Well, my first I knew I wanted to get the details 100% mesh build was an Italian right, so some of the first bits I did Renaissance home, so I didn’t want were the Ionic columns – spirals are to do that again. Andrea Palladio, hard to get right without breaking wherever he is, probably breathed the land impact budget – and the a sigh of relief. And as much respect Fleur de Lis. In parallel, I tried to as I have for the heavy and somber figure out a floor plan that would works of our friends on the British pass as authentic as well as Isles, I was really in the mood for accommodate some of my pet something lighter and brighter. In ideas, such as the curving stairs and the end, then, the logical choice the dome. I’m of course aware that was to wade across the channel glass domes were not even and explore French architecture. contemplated in the 1500s, but I Now don’t get me wrong : by no really wanted to do it, so there.


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KM: The pipe organ fits perfectly in wine cellar in addition to the great the great hall, and filled with hall at ground level. There is no Baroque masterpieces like J.S. such thing as a Maven home Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D without fireplaces, and La Coupole minor, it brilliantly suggests that has three of them. La Coupole has been loved and lived in for generations. Needless The kitchen, wine cellar and to say, I believe you are satisfied bathroom interiors are removable, with the end result? in case you wish to furnish these CAIN: It’s neither chateau nor rooms with your own favorite Parisian, but hopefully something furniture. that can be recognized as inspired by French homes belonging to the As all Maven homes, La Coupole upper-upper middle class of has an extensive home control yesteryear despite its inaccuracies, system that covers security as well some deliberate, some sadly not. as lighting and privacy. The painter HUD is on the other hand a new It took me a while, but I have to feature that literally gives endless confess that although perfection recoloring options at the click of a obviously remains elusive, I’m fairly button. But no duck this time, happy with the outcome. Or as the because as Cain says: “Rubber French might say: À chaque fou duckies weren’t very common in plaît sa marotte. 15th century France.” KM La Coupole has a land impact or 639, and will, with its footprint of 43 x 44 m be most suitable at a 4,096 sq. m or larger parcel.

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THE EDGE AUGUST STYLIST: PARADOX MESSMER STYLING CREDITS: Hair: Can’t Stop the Feeling by Exile (at Summerfest ’16 till July 10th) Suit: Vintage Suit by Gabriel (at Vintage Fair 2016 till June 26th) Brooch: Caliban’s Dream Men’s Fibula Blk by Chop Zuey Ring: Royal Khadijah Estate by Maxi Gossamer Pose by Agapee PAGE 190 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


THE EDGE AUGUST STYLIST: LAYKA ZELIN (LAYKA63) STYLING CREDITS: fame femme Denim Overall fame femme Kori Chucks fame femme Lora Bra fame femme Nina Shirt Wasabi Pills Akiko Mesh Hair PAGE 192 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


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THE EDGE AUGUST STYLIST: ROXANNE FYANUCCI (ROXAANE FYANUCCI) STYLING CREDITS: [[Masoom]] Jocelyn Dress Maitreya Lara Slink Physique Slink Hourglass

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THE EDGE AUGUST STYLIST: IVYANA SZONDI STYLING CREDITS: Hat: David Heather Hair: Lelutka Earrings: Mandala Necklace & Ring: Meva Nails: Figure Cigar: Kunst Top: Purple Moon Bottom: United Colors – Country Breeze Jeans @Uber Shoes: Ricielli PAGE 202 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


THE EDGE FASHION SPOTLIGHT: MARCUS LEFEVRE WRITER: STAVOROS GRACEMOUNT PHOTOGRAPHY: MARCUS LEFEVRE

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As a contributor to Kultivate I was given the honor of interviewing a friend and colleague. Marcus LeFevre is more than just a friend though, he's known as the man behind the Miss SL Organization. He's also currently running auditions for the Mr. SL Pageant, that I took part in last year myself. So sitting in my Kultivate office, I waited for the slim built blond man to come into the room. It's a different capacity when it comes to interviewing someone that you know on a personal level. So I hope that I was able to give you all an unbiased view of the man behind the machine that is Miss SL Organization.

you, Marcus as a person? ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ: I’d have bet that we have met before that, but you refer to the meeting where your husband, you, Ponchi and I discussed a stage build... I hope the time on mainland didn`t leave to much of impression on you.

I don’t really know what to say about, but that MISS SL Organization is not about me at all, hence there's not much to say...Just that, I like to learn things and try to improve each time I do something... Maybe that’s why I felt comfortable with creating MISS SL Organization back then. Sometimes I have the feeling that people see me in some extraordinary position I’ve had to Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт: I hope admit myself, that even I believe that you enjoyed your morning coffee. I sometimes... But you and I know am prepared to ask you some ques- what happens when we turn the PC tions, please feel free here. We are off, right? better acquainted than most know, but I will start out simple. Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт smiles, "So very true. You did actually leave The first time we met we were on a me an impression upon me that day. sim I was living on in the mainland. One that made me follow you into We discussed the start of the Miss SL your organization to compete. organization and other things. Speaking of competitions, What However, what is something that are your biggest hopes for the you would like people to know about upcoming Mr. SL competition this PAGE 206 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


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year?" ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ: The MR SL com petition last year, in which you have been yourself, was an extremely valuable lesson to me, as has been all of our journeys so far...My hope is, that I can increase the sophistication in the challenges this year. To finish with more than just one winner, but a number of candidates who have a wealth of experience, that bring them forward. Also, inspiring for our male clothing designers, to create things other than the casual. For the community to bear witness flawless entertainment for mind, soul and heart. Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт: I completely agree! From that first conversation that we had, up until this point, What do you think is the greatest lesson you have learned in the running of your organization? ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ: That's a tough question, I’ve learned so many things...For the good side... I've learned that I can trust more people than I thought I could. For the not so good side... I shouldn’t trust just everyone.

something we all hold close to heart, I can definitely agree with you. What do you think the worst experiences are that you have had in the creation and running of Miss SL Organization? ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ: The worst experience was to trust a circle of persons blindly and to loose a lot of credibility and trust over it... As important as trust is to me, it’s equally important that I have the people’s trust in kind. To lose the Fashion Kingdom back then was the worst result of my own actions... I’ve lost about 200+ sims back then as estate director, but it was caused by something out of my control. I was not the only one to lose. The horrible mess around the Fashion Kingdom was a life-time experience for myself, telling me: a) Not to follow people blindly, just because they appear to shine... b) To remain on my own path... I think that’s the most kind way I can express it.

Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт: I can definitely understand where you are coming from. I think we all in our way have experienced Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт: Trust is disappointments that were our of


own control. What advice do you have for those that are wanting to try and be a Mr. or Miss SL?

working the way we want. It’s how they use their title to make that difference. Being a winner does not mean that the world revolves ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ: MR and MISS SL around you.... It should mean that titles are not about money, fame or you revolve around the world and big egos, those titles are meant to be see where it may need your action used to make differences...If and influence to achieve something someone is wanting to make a better for all. difference, in whichever field they desire, they need to know how Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт: Very much they are able to commit. I’ve well put! What would you like to see been very lucky with the past and happen in your own personal goals current winners. A prime example is going forward? MR SL 2016, SaianSamuel, has jumped in to take over MISS SL ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ: My own personal Academy. I feel that’s the best place goals... I want to enjoy Second Life for him, to leave his footprint... more on the creative side and give Now it´s MISS SL 2016, Ivyana responsibilities away to those who Szondi, who is taking charge of MISS can do it better than myself... I’ve SL Agency, and hell, she has a lot of been managing things in SL now for plans. She’s very eager and quick to almost 8 years and I feel that I miss do it, her way... I suppose we may out on a lot. I’m always caught in want to watch, what she will offer to meetings, IM and calls... A boyfriend the fashion community, utilizing would be nice and a nice beach MISS SL Agency and the models. house maybe... Then I can watch At the end of their reign, I hope that MISS SL Organization from afar. they have achieved something of Enjoy seeing it going into the value to them. Whether they choose direction intended...In time, I’ll to continue or give over into probably enjoy everything from a another’s hands. Each will gain from distance much more. Until that the experience made, to boost happens, I will try to set the build development for the fashion and environment, the path, set the cross modeling industry...It’s not always lines and landscape here and there PAGE 208 KULTIVATE MAGAZINE — AUGUST 2016


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“All in all, I think a lot of us have perceptions of people that are in the public eye of Second Life. I can understand that solitude that comes along with some of that publicity, whether it's good or bad. Sometimes it can be invasive, but at the end of the day, we are all humans behind our avatars. The MISS SL Organization strives to make our Second Lives a better place. There is nothing wrong from the example they are attempting to set for the rest of us to see. “


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I’m only going to my beach when it’s we need to leave to their discretion. ready to leave it to others. If you were looking to become famous, rich and invincible, I feel for Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт: I you. If you were looking to have fun, would say I agree with you on the to enjoy some time with people and beach, but I live on a photo sim and to learn about all the creative things my home is a platform on it. I like to we can do in here...You will find me hide there, and luckily have a very there. That's all... I think. understanding partner. I can definitely see what you mean about Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт: That's wanting someone else to share your actually a wonderful answer. I SL with, being busy doesn't help. appreciate you taking your time out It's good to hear that you have of your morning and sitting with me others that are so willing to take here in my office at Kultivate today. I charge of other aspects and let you hope that your message is heard, sit back and watch them work their understood and contemplated. I magic. You seem to be building look forward to the growth of Kultitowards a good team there. In vate and Miss SL Organization's relaclosing, I'll ask a simpler question, if tionship going forward. Being a part there were one message you want- of both, it was my honor today to be ed to get out to everyone in the able to interview you and also, get world, what would it be and why? to see this side of you as well. ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ sips his coffee... "As ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ : Well, I have to simple that sounds, it’s also a tough thank the Kultivate Magazine and question." team for their trust in MISS SL Organization and thank you for the ᴍᴀʀᴄᴜs ʟᴇғᴇᴠʀᴇ: I would ask coffee! everyone to re-consider and think what their initial reason was to log Mr. Sтäväros Ğrăçємσûηт grins, into Second Life. Then go from "The coffee is on me!" slides Marcus there... Some will find their Second another cup...KM Life having went into a different direction than their intention was.... If it’s been for the good or the bad


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