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A NOTE FROM LTD...

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Hello again! What an exciting and eventful time it has been for us as we transition from Spring to Summer! We recently hosted the 2017 LTD AWARDS and what an amazing response it had from the public. Our mission since our launch in 2014 has always been to promote and give recognition to the amazing talents in Second Life Home & Garden. The awards gives YOU the chance to have your opinion heard. A huge congratulations from the entire LTD team goes to the winners and a big thank you to you, the reader, for participating and making it happen! Summer is always an exciting time, not only for us, but for Second Life in general. We are thrilled and excited to have been asked by the Marfa Contemporary to hold an exhibit at the gallery. LTD, THE EXHIBIT - Art of Home, is a photo exhibit showcasing some of the best works publishing in the magazine from 2014 to today, and is open to the public from May 23 - July 1. LTD would not be what it is today without the amazing talents that are part of our team past and present. It is an honor for us to be able to show off these works for the public and I hope you get to go and see it! In the May/June 2017 Issue, we have some wonderful features, including the return of The Art Scene, our Blogger spotlight Ricardo Morsch, plus our featured designer, DaD Design. The scene created by Britain Knave for this issue is going to be open for the public to visit after publication, so be sure to go and visit! All of this, plus amazing interior set ups for you to get some Summer inspiration. We hope you enjoy this read and as always,

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R... Half-time. . . Didn’ t I write my last editor's note yesterday? It feels like it. Sometimes, I feel that a whole week has passed by after only blinking once. Well, obviously, it does not but this feeling never leaves. And I don’ t like it, especial if my Real Life is so packed that I can’ t enjoy the leftover time I have for myself. So yeah, this time of the year, is always a busy one. I think our stylists can agree, which makes me even more happy that they found time again to make such beautiful setups for this May / June issue. Our featured designer for this issue is DAD Design and let me say, our Stylist Britian Knave did an amazing job to showcase their beautiful creations. And with that said, we also visited the Vordun Gallery and Museum for our Art Feature and went to the Butterfly Conservatory which is a very informative Place to see, something unusual from most sims. Our Family staff were thrown back to before school times and the rest of the staff put their creativity in masculine bathrooms, kitchens, breakfast feasts, outside dining and much more. But have a look for yourself and keep on browsing. And the next issue will be July / August, i hope till then you all will enjoy your summertime and be well, until next time. Like always, thanks to everyone for your constant support.

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DaD Design

Home & Garden

Welcome to the life of Sheerpetal Roussel.

Exquisite outdoor dining.

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At Home

Decorating With

My kitchen, my castle.

Meet our Stylist SeleneDark Neximus.

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Homme Living

In The Streets

Bachelor Bathrooms. The ultimate stylish guide to the perfect bathroom.

Cafe dining on the streets no less.

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Family Living

New Land

Ever wondered how mornings with family works? Take a look here.

Riverbanks, what a wonderful setting.

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Spot On

Art Scene

The talented Ricardo Morsch.

We took a trip to The Vordun Museum & Gallery.

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The Shopping List

The Directory

Our favourites for May!

A-Z of stores used in this issue.

160 The Difference Two different ways of one item.

170 The Art of Food Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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Design is run by Sheerpetal Roussel, a lovely Italian lady, who's been in Second Life速 for ten years. Her partner, Rod, and CSR, Marcus, are very much part of the team. We all met up at the new LTD Office for a coffee and chat. Rod ably translated, and between us all, we came up with some interesting conversation about Second Life速, the virtual universe and DaD Design. DaD stands for Domus Aurea Design, Latin for Golden House, and that's most appropriate, seeing as much of Sheer's work now centers on producing houses, although she's designed plants and furniture in addition to prefabs. Ten years of building must have seen plenty of changes. Sheer remarked that the scenario had changed dramatically, especially with the advent of mesh. Shifting from prims to mesh has meant a lot of hard work and sleepless nights for her, and she took almost a year off designing to learn about using mesh in builds. It was a big learning curve but with lots of patience and curiosity it came right. Every day she learns something new, and that's a continuous process. "I can't say that it was simpler to work with prims, but I'm quite sure that mesh allows for higher levels of creativity. Prims allowed me to build outstanding creations and in some ways the knowledge has given me an essential understanding even today where I mainly work with mesh." Sheer uses the Maxon Cinema4D and Abode Photoshop for building, these programs are indispensable. She never got on with Blender although she tried hard to understand it. She also uses some minor software but the main job is done with those two programs. Sheer uses the Maxon Cinema4D and Abode Photoshop for building, these programs are indispensable. She never got on with Blender although she tried hard to understand it. She also uses some minor software but the main job is done with those two programs. We talked about Sheer's inspiration for design. She's passionate about architecture, design and art back in Real Life, and this has had quite a strong influence when it comes to designing in Second Life速. "Building is an act of creativity in which you externalize what you have in your mind and in your heart. It is a way to materialize ideas, dreams, sensations." The Second Life速 designer who Sheer admires the most is Sergio Botha (Botha Designs) who produces prefab houses and landscape elements. His style is one of clean lines and open interiors using glass and wood extensively. Besides that, she's very open to the suggestions of her clients and she spends lots of time reading and analysing reviews of her work. She sees this as being quite normal for anyone who sells products online, the feedback is like a final and decisive judgement on a product. When she goes to create a project she tries to see things as a user of that product might, and not necessarily as a designer. She likes to create homes that are viable and give a really thorough immersive experience. "Yes, I know that this could seem quite pretentious, but it is what I do. I look at pictures in architectural magazines and at some point, suddenly, the right one comes to mind. I imagine myself in the house. In that moment. I have no idea if the house is going to be a best seller or not. There is not a super in depth marketing analysis in my products. Instinct is what drives my actions more."

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ARTICLE BY MOZART LOORDES / STYLING BY BRITAIN KNAVE / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JORDAN GIANT We agreed that building is a complex job and if there's no passion or conviction in the process, then the buildings would never get finished. Sheer says that there's a certain amount of madness too, sometimes! Talent is not enough; the prospective builder also needs patience and tenacity. I asked Sheer if she had a favorite product, maybe something she'd struggled with and won. She replied that it would be the one she hasn't built yet! Joking aside, she likes all the things she builds. Some of them required a super hard job because they were so complex and needed effort. Those were the builds that were stressful, to say the least. The DaD sim is a delightful area to wander around. This has undergone some changes over the years but the present style is the result of a basic idea, to create a shop that doesn't look like a shop. It's much more of a little village made up of the houses, plants and furniture that Sheer has built since she started. In some ways, it is also like a museum of what she's achieved. In terms of space, it is quite consuming, but worth the effort, because customers seem to appreciate the houses and the styling that Sheer's friends, Marcus and Britain Knave, have done in decorating the houses. Many of the ideas used, put the plants and furniture in the best settings possible and in this way, it helps customers visualize how the product would look on their own land. Of course, it is also great then to copy and further those ideas as a first step towards creating an individual decorating style. Marcus is the Customer Service Representative for DaD Design, he is also a good friend of Sheer's and often comes up with innovative ideas that she had not tried before. Recently, it was to go the route of collaboration at Events. The first one of these was at the April Shiny Shabby Event, where DaD Design collaborated with Dead Dollz, Astralia and Gabriel on a tennis theme. DaD Design came up with a wonderful tennis court. Sheer said that for a first-time experience, it turned out really well and that she would be open to more collaborations in the future. Some of the main pointers in collaboration were to define the different tasks of work so that everybody knew what they were doing, and to develop a friendly and trustful relationship in which ideas could flourish. Sheer's partner, Rod, also has a pivotal role. He is close to Sheer (they are best friends in Real Life) and he both inspires and supports her. It is not a simple task for him because Second LifeÂŽ Event deadlines are very strict. It was Rod's idea to build the tennis court back in February and to make the first DaD Design video. He learned the day before how to make a video in Second LifeÂŽ and had much fun doing it. There will be more videos in the future because they show customers what the houses really look like, as Sheer says, there is no hiding in videos, the product is exactly as you see it.

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My last question was; can a house be masculine or feminine, can it appeal more to one gender than the other. Rod remarked that at least 70/80% of the houses were sold to women. Sheer did not like to make her houses too feminine but she did like to create houses that were liveable and accessible. She loves architecture and she also likes to change style when she creates modern houses. So, in some ways she thought that her houses were more masculine in that they had straight lines and were very dry. They also had lots of animations and poses which might interest men more - we laughed at this point. One of things that define DaD Designs houses is that they have lots of windows. Sheer loves windows because she has a type of claustrophobia but this has worked to her advantage in that people love to stay in open places and not closed ones. For instance, folks might enjoy decorating the house, and then they will live outside. All the windows in a DaD Design house will give that outside/inside feeling, it is a bit of a trademark. Later, we teleported to a platform on the DaD Design sim where stylist, Britain Knave, had laid out a wonderful set of decorated houses, gardens, swimming pool and tennis court, even a small beach - everything done with care and attention to detail in a most creative fashion. It really told a story and was all ready for the photography that accompanies this article. Over 70% of the items used are Sheer's creations. Walking around this platform you get such a great idea of how you could use the DaD Design products and indeed, Sheer is going to allow public access to the platform for a week after publication of this article. So, enjoy, and don't forget to check out the main store little village where you'll see all of the DaD Design products and decorating ideas. Sheer would like to take this opportunity to thank both Rod and Marcus for all their support because without these two she could not make anything - so it is a big personal "Thank you!". Informations and Links: • • • •

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STYLING CREDITS. . . FRONT COURTYARD House: Devonshire Manor B y DaD Design, House: St. J ames Manor B y DaD Design, Front Entr y Gate: Wall Rock B y DaD Design, Oak Tree: Geant Oak Mature B y DaD Design, Pal m Tree: Mediterranean Palm Tree B y DaD Design, Twin Pal m Trees: Twin Palm Trees With Wind B y DaD Design, Pine Trees: Italian Stone Pine B y Dad Design, Shrubs: Tropical Palm Shrubs B y Dad Design, Shrubs: Tropical Shrubs B y DaD Design, Grass: Green Grass Lawns B y DaD Design, Fl ower B ush: B ush With Yellow Flowers B y DaD Design, Driveway: Roads Of London B y Fanatik Architecture, El ectric Pol es: Shitamachi Alley Garden Poles B y Soy, Lamp Posts: Orsett Lanterns B y Apple Fall, Car: Commander Civilian B y Pro Street Cars, Motorcycl e: Kuazi Lite B y S au Motors, Pathways: Rock Path Entrance B y DaD Design, Pathways: Path Woodstock B y DaD Design, Rocks: Lofoton Summer B y Fanatik Architecture, Fountain: Valiano Fountain Stone Dirty B y Trompe Loeil, Fountain: White Fountain B y Ionic, Fountain Shrubs: B uxus B all B y Apple Fall, B ench: Yorkshire B ench B y Apple Fall, Topi ar y: J uniper Topiary B y Apple Fall, Pl anter: Victorian Chimney Pl anter B y Apple Fall, Pl anter: Square Lead Pl anter With Lion Head B y Apple Fall, Pl anter: Square Wood Pl anter B y Apple Fall, Topi ar y: B a y Leaf Topiary B y Apple Fall, Pl anter: L'Olivier B y Apple Fall, B asket Pl anter: Hexa B asket B y The Lof t & Aria, Pl anter: Interior Pl ant B y Apple Fall, Statue: B eatrix Venus Statue B y Kalopsia, Garden Hose: Vintage Garden Hose Cart B y Hive, B icycl e: B icycle B lue With Milk Cans B y Thor, Tricycl e: Tricycle B lue B y Little Hopper, Dog: Splendid Spaniels Floor Snoozer B y J ian, Cat: Sleepy B engal In B ed B y Dust B unny & O. M. E. N, Wreath: B lossom Wreath B y Apple Fall, Wel come Mat: Welcome Mat B y Kalopsia, Daisies: Oxeye Daisy Patch B y Apple Fall, R ail ing Posts: Stone Artichoke B y Apple Fall, Fl ag: American Fl ag B y Apple Fall, Awnings: Awning B y DB y, Mail box: Vintage Porch Mailbox B y Botanical, Mil k B ottl es: Ceramic Bottles B y Apple Fall, Del iver y Tricycl e: Joie Cafe Delivery Tricycle B y 8f8, Mil k Can Fl owers: Milk Urn With Wild Geraniums B y Apple Fall, Fl owers: Vase With Roses (Modified) B y Aria, Fl owers: White Meid Lil acs B y The Lof t, Water Hose: Water Hose B y Pilot, Ol d Windows: French Windows B y DaD Design, Ol d Doors: Recycled Doors B y DaD Design, B ushes: Seasonal Boxwood B ushes Set B y Botanical, Hedges: Seasonal Boxwood Hedges And Arche Set B y Botanical, Fence: Cranfield Fence B y Apple Fall.

POOL AREA Swimming Pool: Country Swimming Pool B y DaD Design, Swimming Pool: Double Roman Swimming Pool B y DaD Design, Pool House: The Pavillon B y DaD Design, Gazebo: Victorian Gazebo B y DaD Design, Pal m Pl ant: Huge Fan Palm B y Apple Fall, Loungers: Pescara Sun Lounger B y Aria, Parasol: Spring Parasol B y Apple Fall, Side Tabl e: Antilles B each Treats B y The Lof t, Magazines: Magazine Pile B y Mudhoney, Towel s: Stacking Towels B y Soy, Drink Tray: Carried Awa y Tra y of Cosmopolitans B y Commoner, Watermel on Tray: Green Grocers Watermelon Tasting Set B y 8f8, Watermel on Swim Ring: Watermelon Inner Tube B y Floorpl an, Towel B asket: Antilles Towel B asket B y The Lof t, Towel Tote: Chevron B each Towel Tote B y Dust B unny, B each B ag: Chevron B each B ag B y Dust B unny, Lotions: Summertime Lotions Set B y Tartessos Ar ts, Loafers: Leather Moccasins B y Apple Fall, Hat B asket: Antilles Hat B asket B y The Lof t, Wine B ag: Merlot Wine B ag B y Floorpl an, Sun Hat: Winslow Decorative Floppy Hat B y The Lof t & Aria, Drink Tray: Tropical Cocktail Set B y Tar tessos Ar ts, Fl ower Pot: Odeletta Potted Amaryllis B y The Lof t & Aria, Swim Ring: Retro Swing Ring B y Anc, Swim Ring: Panarea Pool Donut B y Lagyo, Swim Ring: Paradise Floatie Ananas B y Ariskea, Swim Ring: Pool Fl amingo B y Stockholm&Lima, Swim Ring: Yellow Dot Inner Tube B y Floorpl an, Swim Ring: Lime Dot Inner Tube B y Floorpl an, Chair: Leather Armchair B y Dad DaD Design, Side Tabl e: Small Wood Table B y DaD Design, Pil l ow: Studded Cushion Chic B y Apple Fall, Pil l ow: Winslow Decorative Pillow B y The Lof t & Aria, Pal m Tree Pl anter: Llias Kentia Palm Pl anter B y The Lof t & Aria, B ooks: Design Books B y Apple Fall, Tropical Drink: Coconut Drink B y Dust B unny, Tropical Drink: Pineapple Drink B y Dust B unny, Hat: Hamptons Hat B y B aiastice, Hand B ag: Scout Boho B ag B y Ison, Hand B ag: Xylia Knot B ag B y R yvolter, Pl anter: Odeletta Potted S ansevieria B y The Lof t & Aria, B ed: Wrought Iron Vintage B ed B y DaD Design, B ed Fl owers: Freesia Head Accesory B y Lode, B ed Fl owers: Parrot Tulips B y Lode, B ed Fl owers: Southern Magnolia Single B y Lode, B ed Fl owers: Muskare Head Accesory B y Lode, B ed Tray: Zink Tra ys With Paper Whites B y Keke, Petal s: Wedding Reception Petal Path B y The Lof t, Side Chair: Essential Twig Chair B y DaD Design, Car t: Silver Drink Cart B y The Lof t, B ath Tray: Oriana B athside Tra y B y The Lof t, Cucumbers: Cucumbers B y Pixel Mode, Watermel on Dispenser: Flora's Watermelon Keg B y Kalopsia, Soap Dispenser: Vivien Soap Dispenser B y Aria.

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At Home When decorating your Second Life® home, it is always important to ensure that you are getting the best value and living space for your prim allowance. To this end there is a need to make sure that the décor you choose is both functional and stylish as well as inclusive of your vision for your home. Even in a Virtual World such as Second Life®, Kitchens have quickly become more than just the area we cook. The kitchen of today serves many purposes often acting as the main family living space during Roleplay, a play area with the use of the various poses around as well as an informal dining room for family time or even a home office. As a result, it is just as important to consider the design for this space in aesthetic terms as it is in more functional terms. When it comes to the function of the kitchen, in Second Life® especially, this is not an element most would consider. While we do not traditionally stand in front of a hot stove to provide a family meal, for some, this aspect of Roleplay ensures a much more realistic experience. And while we cannot all be a Jamie, Gordon or Nigella, with the advances and the work of some of the best mesh designers around, you too can create the impression of being a goddess or master of the kitchen. Kitchens are seen as the heart of a home and should be a relaxing and welcoming space – a space you feel good in. Even in Second Life® this is exceptionally important whether you are an avid role-player or not.

I am especially a big fan of island bars making sure you have lots of space as well as the perfect location for casual entertaining or family time and making the most of your prims available by keeping it simple with a few well-chosen accessories. You want to ensure that you find comfortable looking chairs for your island to make the space look welcoming and inspire people to linger and visit so you can really utilize this space in your Second Life® home. When designing and working on your own kitchen, materials and textures will dictate the glamour and mood you are ultimately establishing. Reflective surfaces, glass, wood and marble should all be thought of individually but also in the vision of the room together. All the textures and colors you use should be playing off and working together to create a space that is both visually appealing and interesting to the eye. While not an essential space in Second Life®, kitchens are very much the center hub in a home and does require careful planning to ensure it fits within prim limits while still following your design scheme and function for your own Second Life® whether looking for a place to play with your significant other, Roleplay with your family or even living out your own MasterChef dreams.


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STYLING CREDITS. . . B uil ding: Upcycled Cabin B y Dust B unny Hutch: Guilty Pleasures Hutch B y Hive B owl s: Hand Painted Scandinavian Bowls B y Apple Fall Cups: J uliette Tea Cups B y Apple Fall B oxes: Iracebeth Decorative Box B y MudHoney Teapot: J uliette Teapot B y Apple Fall B oxes: Arizona Boxes B y B azar Pl ant: Nouvel Potted Leafy Pl ant B y Aria Fridge: Retro Fridge B y Apple Fall Chairs: Oma's Kitchen Chair B y Gl am Affair Tabl e: Working Farmhouse Table B y Apple Fall Pl ace Settings: Toscana Pl ace Setting B y Blue Sky Vase: Spring Tulips B y Vespertine B ottl es: Soda B y Keke Cake: Harvest Cake B y Apple Fall Vases: Summer Bottle B y Keke Hat: Dress Hat B y David Heather Chair: Cottage Chair B y Apple Fall B ag: Shopping B ag B y Vespertine Frames: Frame B y Apt B Kettl e: Kettle B y Dust B unny Stove: Pembleton Cooker B y Apple Fall Cabinets: Rustic Kitchen Double Cabinet B y DRD Cookies: Making Cookies B y Dust B unny Text: Recipe Chalk Writing B y B azar Chal kboard: Chalkboard B ackspl ash B y B azar Spice: Magnetic Condiments B y B azar R ack: Rustic Kitchen Spice Rack B y DRD R ack: Pan Rack B y Apple Fall Pl ant: Darling Hanging Pl ant B y Dust B unny B owl s: Latte bowl B y Vespertine Scal es: B aking Scales B y Amal a Crate: Kitchen Ingredients Crate B y Vespertine Sign: Modern Farmhouse Eat Sign B y Cheeky Pea Pl ant: Snake Pl ant B y Dust B unny Sink: Antique Kitchen Sink B y Trompe Loeil Pl ant: Shitamachi Alley Garden Potted Pl ant B y Soy B owl s: Mixing Bowl Set B y Apple Fall B oxes: Industrial Storage Boxes B y Cheeky Pea Rug: Amsterdam Rug B y B auwerk B ench: Cl assic B ench B y Fancy Decor Knives: Knifes B y B azar Pl ants: B asil & Mint B y The Lof t Spoons: Pot Of Spoons B y Hive Pl ant: Potted J ade Pl ant B y Dust B unny Knives: Pot Of Knives B y Hive Forks: Pot Of Forks B y Hive Shelf: Rustic Kitchen Shelf B y DRD J ars: Epoque J am J ars B y Atelier Visconti Pl ant: Pothos Pl ant B y What Next Light: Hanging Log Lights B y Pixel Mode Cactuses: Cactus Pl anter B y Pilot Cabinet: Rustic Kitchen Single Drawer Cabinet B y DRD R ack: Gl assrack B y Vespertine Pl ant: Little Pl ants B y Vespertine B oards: Boards And Tra ys B y Vespertine Scal es: Hanging Scale B y Vespertine Parcel s: Mr Tomlin's Parcels B y Cheeky Pea Food Preparation: New B eginnings Honey B y 8f8 Wal l Decoration: Pl ate Collection B y 8f8

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STYLING CREDITS. . . Sky Lof t: Chanson Dautomne Skylof t B y Vespertine Kitchen: Small Spaces Kitchen B y Vespertine String Lights: Starry Fairylights Window B y Vespertine Kettl e: The Kitchen Copper Kettle B y Pixel Mode S al t & Pepper: S alt & Pepper B y Gl am Affair Home Chopping B oard: Vegetables On Chopping Board B y Gl am Affair Home Pots: Green Grocers Strawberry Set B y 8F8 Rol l ing Pins: Rolling Pins B y Apple Fall Scal e: Vintage Kitchen Scale B y Kunst Dishrack: Dishrack B y Vespertine Washing Utensil s: Kitchen Essentials Washing Utensils B y S ari-S ari Cinnamon: Kitchen B asics B y Tres Bl ah Kettl e: Kettle B y Zenith Cof fee Tins: La Petite Joie Cafe Round Coffee Tins B y 8F8 Tea B ags: La Petite Joie Cafe Tea B ags B y 8F8 Tray: Vermont Hot Chocol ate Tra y B y What Next Cups: La Petite Joie Cafe Tea Cups Set B y 8F8 Shelf: New B eginnings Pottery Shelf B y 8F8 Shelf: New B eginnings J ar Collection B y 8F8 Shelf: Industrial Shelf B y Chez Moi Hanging Pl ant: Super Long Hanging Hedera B y Soy Tel ephone: Where Is My Phone B y Ionic Cl ock: Wall Clock B y Clustered Pot R ack: Aveline Pot Rack B y Trompe Loeil Chil l ies: Drying Chillies B y Merak Garl ic: Hanging Garlic B y Merak B read: Sourbread Loaf In Tin B y Apple Fall Rug: B raided Rug B y Dust B unny

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STYLING CREDITS. . . B l inds: Wide Long Blinds B y Lisp B azaar B athrobes: B athrobe Rack B y David Heather El ephant Pl anter: Tritrunks Pl anter B y The Pl astik Candl e Chandel ier: Oren Chandelier B y The Lof t Shimmer Under Chandel ier: Shimmer String B y Keke B athroom Counter: Ocean Oasis Wood Console B y S a yo Trippl e Square Pl anters: Mocorra B ushy Pl ant B y Ariskea Cream Container: Hand Creme B y Vespertine Smal l Containers: Lotion B y Vespertine Soaps: Pack of Soaps B y Vespertine Soap Dish: Vintage Soap Dish B y Vespertine Singl e B ig Soaps: Soap B y Vespertine Frame Wave Decor: Waves Shadow Box Art [Modded] B y Joolee Tee Dezigns Oil Paint within Frame: Modern Morocco Art Canvas B y S a yo Huge Potted Pl ants: Potted Pothos B y Soy Smal l Mats: Yoga Mat B y The Lof t Fur Rug: Suren Fake Fur Rug B y Ariskea Fancy Wal l Candl es: Candle Sconce B y The Lof t Wal l Snake Pl ant: Tinnia Pl anter B y The Pl astik Shower: Shower B y Convair Round Tabl e: Oren Foyer Table B y The Lof t Shel l Show Piece: Nautilus B y The Lof t Toil et Essenti al s: Toiletry Clutter B y David Heather El ectric R azor: Electric Razor B y David Heather A ssor ted B ottl es: Excess Amenities Tra y B y Tar tessos Ar ts Heavy Case: Disguise Case B y David Heather Leather Pouch: Grooming Kit B y David Heather Fl owers Vase: Oren Amsonia Vase B y The Lof t Mirror: Ezra Mirror B y The Lof t Transparent B ottl es: B athroom Clutter Flow B y Keke Singl e Gl ass Fl ower: Iris B y Pixel Mode I ce Tea: Ice Tea Gl ass B y Vespertine Col ognes: Colognes B y David Heather Hygiene Products: B eautify Tra y B y Vespertine P yramid Shelf: Movena Wall Displ a y B y Svetka Creaworld Hanging Leather Pockets: Travel Toiletry B ag B y David Heather B ig B ottl es: B athroom Clutter S ail Awa y B y Keke Cucumbers: Cucumbers B y Pixel Mode Soap Dispenser: Whiskey Soap Dispenser B y David Heather B athroom Sink: B axter B athroom Sink B y Aria & The Lof t Folded Towels: B axter Decorative Towels B y Aria & The Lof t Perfumes: Vintage Fragrances B y David Heather Mini Wooden Shelf: Shaving Shelf B y David Heather Skincare: Toiletry Skincare B y David Heather B asket: My Love My B eard Empty B asket B y The Lof t Soap B asket: Victoria's B ath Soap B asket B y Pixel Mode J ar of Soaps: Jolie S avon B y Tres Bl ah Lip B al ms: Jolie Lip B alms B y Tres Bl ah Hair Dr yer: Hair Dryer B y David Heather Petal Towel s: Towels with Petals B y Vespertine Lavender Towel s: Lavender Scented Towels B y Vespertine Ol d Rol l ed Towel s: Towel Rolls B y Vespertine Smal l Candl e: Passion Fruit Candle B y Vespertine Medium Pl ant: Pl ant B y Neigeux Towel s Stand: Primavera in Toscana Towels Stand B y 8f8 Towel B asket: My Love My B eard Towel B asket B y The Lof t Tray of Essenti al s: Grooming Tra y B y David Heather Stones and Fl owers: Stones and Flowers B y Tar tessos Ar ts Tub: Rock B ed Tub B y S a yo Oil B urner: Private Oil B urner B y Tar tessos Ar ts Fresh Rol l ed Towel s: Excess Towels B y Tar tessos Ar ts Chair: Suren Bl anket Chair B y Ariskea Sitting Pouf: Suren Pouf B y Ariskea Decorative Pots: Gl ass Shower Vase Trio B y Pixel Mode B utton: Eclectic Collection Press For Champagne B y Tres B l ah Wooden Center Tabl e: California Vineyard Table B y Ariskea Pipe and A shtray: Storyteller's B urrow Pipe Set B y 8f8 Roses: Oriana Roses B y The Lof t Kettl e Tray: Cl assic Mate Set B y Tar tessos Ar ts Cur tains: Verna Ruffle Curtain [Modded] B y Aria Skybox: Spellbound Skybox [Modded] B y Scarlet Creative

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STYLING CREDITS. . . B uil ding: Lazy Weekend Skybox B y THOR Mirror: Victoria's B ath Mirror B y Pixel Mode Sink: Vintage Sink B y Trompe Loeil Light: Ceiling Light B y Toro Towel s: Rolled Towel B y Soy Rug: Patchwork Rug B y Apple Fall Seat: Crate Seat B y Revival Pl ant: House Pl ant Eucal yptus B y What Next Shelves: Cube Shelf B y CC Design B ath Tub: Tuscany B ath B y N4RS Can: Toronto-Razors B y B azar Pl ant: House Pl ant Rubber Tree B y What Next Poster: Taxi Driver Poster B y THOR Lamps: Narrow Lamp B y No 13 Towel s: Folded Towels B y Garbaggio Poster: B ullitt Poster B y THOR Pl ant: House Pl ant Agave B y What Next Shampoos: Cooper Shampoos B y MudHoney Candl e: Fast&Curious Candle B y YS &YS B ooks: Old Book B y not so bad B ooks: Palma Stack Of Books B y What Next I ncense: Cooper Incense B y MudHoney Towel R ack: Oriana Towel Rack B y The Lof t B owl: Galvanized Bowl With Towel B y N4RS Tabl e: Tuscany Side Table B y N4RS Candl e: Candlestick B y MadPea Soap: Tuscany Soap Dish B y N4RS B asket: Cl assic Wicker B asket With Towel B y Trompe Loeil

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STYLING CREDITS. . . Kitchen Set: Rustic Kitchen B y Death Row Designs Shelf: Numbered Shelf B y B rixley B ackpack: Old B ackpack B y Dust B unny R ack: Cozy Winter Coat Rack B y Tres Bl ah Shelf: Farmhouse Kitchen Pantry B y B rixley Sign: Drink Milk Sign B y B rocante Potted Pl ant: Strawberry Pot B y Anhelo Scal e: Vintage Kitchen Scale B y Floorpl an Mil k: Vintage Milk Caddy B y Floorpl an B asket: Empty Wire B asket B y Floorpl an Lunch B ox: LunchBox Moon Dog B y Boogers Lunch B ox: LunchBox Lil ' Monsters B y Boogers B rown B ags: Lunchbags B y Dutchie Pl ant: Agl aonema Full B y Dutchie Pl ant: Agl aonema Tall B y Dutchie Mil k Can: Martha Milk Can B y Cheeky Pea Chair: Camellia Chair B y Dust B unny Cup R ack: Hanged Cups B y Gl am Affair Home Frame: Kitchen Frames Eat B y B rixley Lamp: Her Lamp Dark B y Zerkalo B ox: Lavande Box B y Kalopsia Pitcher: Fresh Strawberry Water B y Dust B unny Panckaes: Pancake B reakfast B y Ispachi (Store Closed) Potted Pl ant: Hyacinth Potted Strawberries B y Aria Tray: Valentines Tra y B y Dust B unny Tabl e: Elegant Coffee Table B y Zerkalo Rug: Wool Zag Rug B y Dust B unny Ladder: Rustic Garden Step Displ a y B y Death Row Designs Greenhouse: Pl ants Cabinet B y Dust B unny Package: Owl Post B y Floorpl an B roken Pot: Recycled Pots B y Dust B unny Pl anter: Hanging B ucket Pl anter B y Pilot Pl ant: Pergol a B ucket B y Death Row Designs Sconce: Crystal Sconce B y Fancy Decor Cat: Sleepy B engal B y O. M. E. N Fence: Fresh Flower Fence B y Hive Crates: Extra Crates B y Hive Empty Pots: Extra Pots B y Hive Potted Pl ant: New Sprout B y Hive Sprout: Spring Sprout B y Keke

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STYLING CREDITS. . . House: Cairn's Haven Cottage B y 8f8 Windmil l: New B eginnings Windmill B y 8f8 Truck: New B eginnings Old Rusty B y 8f8 Skippy's Hat: Sheriff Hat B y Howl B ooks: Carry Me Books B y peaches Laundr y Suppl ies: B uckets B y Artisan Fantasy Laundr y Suppl ies: Clothespins B y Artisan Fantasy Laundr y Suppl ies: Paddle B y Artisan Fantasy Laundr y Suppl ies: Agitator B y Artisan Fantasy Laundr y Suppl ies: Table B y Artisan Fantasy Laundr y Suppl ies: Smoother Tool B y Artisan Fantasy Laundr y Suppl ies: Water Pitcher B y Artisan Fantasy Laundr y Suppl ies: Laundry B asket B y 8f8 Laundr y Suppl ies: Laundry Rack B y 8f8 Laundr y Suppl ies: Laundry Ladder B y Scarlet Creative Laundr y Suppl ies: Laundry Clothes Line B y Soy Wheel s: New B eginnings Wooden Wheels B y 8f8 R ake: New B eginnings Rake B y 8f8 Animal s: New B eginnings Chicks B y 8f8 Animal s: New B eginings Hen Spot B y 8f8 Animal s: New B eginnings Hens and Roosters B y 8f8 Animal s: Scruffy Shepherds Laundry Pups B y J ian Animal s: Scruffy Shepherds Sleepy Adult B y J ian Animal s: Southern Shelties Light B rown Cow B y J ian Animal s: Southers Shelties Sleeping Cow B y J ian Animal s: Southern Shelties Spooted Cow B y J ian Trees: B irch Grove B y Studio Skye Trees: Oaksl and Trees B y Little B ranch Fl owers: New B eginnings Hibiscus B y 8f8 Fl owers: Lavender B y anc Grass: Wild Grass B y Little B ranch Grass: Oak Grass B y Little B ranch

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STYLING CREDITS. . . House: Spring Rainy Da ys Skybox B y Vespertine Garden Tabl e: Green Grocers Garden Table B y 8f8 Garden Chair: Green Grocers Garden Chair B y 8f8 S andwich: Summer Time Deli S andwich B y O. M. E. N Pisco Sour: Comida Sudamericana Pisco Sour B y O. M. E. N Pineappl e Drink: Pineapple Drink B y Dust B unny Cocktail: Summer Time Hawaiian Cocktail B y O. M. E. N Carne A s ada: Comida Sudamericana Carne A sada B y O. M. E. N Condiment B ottl es: Le Petit Chef Condiment Bottles B y Pixel Mode B utterfl y Tabl e: My Trailer Life B utterfl y Table B y Soy Steak B oard: Raw Steak Board B y Velvet Whip S auces: B BQ Hot S auces B y Velvet Whip I ce B ucket: Sof t Drinks Ice B ucket B y Velvet Whip I ce B ucket: B eers Ice B ucket B y Velvet Whip Steel Pan: B acon Egg Steel Pan B y Velvet Whip Corn: Gilled Corn B y Velvet Whip Tabl e with Dishes: B BQ Party Table with Dishes B y S ari S ari Charcoal: B BQ Party Charcoal B y S ari S ari B urger Prep: B BQ Party B urger Prep B y S ari S ari Mini Pizzas: Soiree Mini Pizzas B y Tres Bl ah Mini B urger: Soiree Sliders B y Tres Bl ah Lemonade: Soiree Lemonade B y Tres Bl ah Lemonade: Lemonade B ucket B y Apple Fall Potting B ench: Green Means Life Potting B ench Robins Egg B y Vespertine LP Gas: My Trailer Life B ual LP Gas B y Soy Gril l: B BQ Grill B y Epia Door: B arn Door Slider B y B rocante Pendant Light: Five Drops Pendant Light B y Soy Speakers: Vintage Music Centre Speakers B y Kunst Speaker: Vintage Music Centre Speakers B y Kunst Record Pl ayer: Vintage music centre B y Kunst Tapes: Tapes On Rack B y Kunst Tapes: Tapes B y Kunst Vinyl: Vinyl Albums Pile B y Kunst Consol e: Vintage Music Centre Console B y Kunst Wal l Decor: Art Gallery Wall B y HAIKEI Cabinet: Vintage Amsterdam Cabinet B y B ackBone Model Ship: Model Ship B y Fancy Decor Umidificatore: Sl Umidificatore B y BAL ACL AVA Shelf: Downes Shelf B y BAL ACL AVA Shelf Ladder: Downes Shelf Ladder B y BAL ACL AVA Sofa: AUSTRALIA Sofa B y Not So B ad Magazine: New York Magazine B y 22769 Magazine: NY Magazines B y THOR

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STYLING CREDITS. . . House: Sweet Haven Cottage B y DaD Design Dining Tabl e: Nested Consoles (Modified) B y The Lof t Dining Chair: Cordova Chair B y The Lof t Mirror: Old Mirror B y Kalopsia Consol e Tabl e: Console Table B y B rocante Picture Frame: Enfield Wall Art B arn (Modified) B y Trompe Loeil B asket Tabl e: B asket Table B y Dust B unny Cur tains: B ritain's B edroom Curtain B y Zerkalo Donkey Toy: Donkey Cart B y Hideki Lemonade: Soiree Lemonade Rare B y Tres Bl ah Candl e: Seaside Candle B y Apple Fall B uckets: B uckets White B y Revival Mil k B ottl e Fl owers: Forsythia Vase B y Lode Fl owers: Forsythia Bouquet B y Lode B l ocks: Wagon Blocks B y Boogers B ackpack: Pugs B ackpack B y Zenith Dol l: Vintage Rag Doll B y B ad Seed Pl acemat: Priya Rock Pl acemat B y Mudhoney Pl ace Setting: Cordova Star Fish B reakfast White B y The Lof t J uice: Lemon J uice J ar B y Moon Amore Lemonade: Lemonade B ucket B y Apple Fall Mil k: Donut Milk B y Theosophy (Store Closed) Newspaper: Crumpled Newspaper B y Apple Fall Wal l et: Concept Wallet B y Tar tessos Arts Cappucino: B ear Cappucino B y Theosophy (Store Closed) Lemon Cake: Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake B y Apple Fall Cookie Pl ate: Summer In J apan B ear Cookies B y O. M. E. N Waf fl es: B lueberry Waffles B y Dust B unny Pancakes: Blueberry Pancakes B y Dust B unny B agel s: B agels B y Dust B unny Egg Sol diers: Egg Soldiers B y Dust B unny Cereal: Bowl Of Cereal B y Dust B unny Crayons: Cra yon Box B y RSW Crayons: Scattered Cra yons B y Mudhoney Ar t Work: Papers Example B y Mudhoney Cookie B ox: Sweet Cafe Macaron Box B y B un B un Cookie B ox: Sweet Cafe Spilled Cookies B y B un B un Donuts: Soiree Donuts B y Tres Bl ah Donuts: Donut Decadence Tower B y Half Deer Macarons: Macaron Dream B uffet B y Half Deer Tea Tin: La Petite Joie Cafe Tea Tin B y 8f8 Pitcher: Lemonade Tra y B y Pilot Lemons: Lemon B ucket B y Pilot Cereal: Cereal Surprise Golden Puffs Cereal Box B y Lost J unction Napkin: Napkin B y Stockholm&Lima B l ueberries: Fresh Fruitstand Blueberries B y Dust B unny Sel tzer B ottl e: Mieral Fizz Seltzer Bottle B y Keke B read: Summer In J apan S andwich Fixings B y O. M. E. N Cake: Soiree Peach Cake B y Tres Bl ah Cake: Tea Time Cake B y Tres Bl ah Fl owers: Diedra Amsonia Bouquet In A Vase (Modified) B y Aria Fishing Fl oat: Gl ass Fishing Float Blue B y Soy

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STYLING CREDITS. . . Chair: Ainsley Dining Chair B y Aria Chandel ier: Downes Chandelier B y B al acl ava Cheese Pl atter: Llias Tra y With Vases (mod) B y The Lof t & Aria Cheese Pl atter: Arlette decorative cheese pl atter (mod) B y Aria Cheese Pl atter Cake: Fig & Bl ackberry Cake B y Apple Fall Eucal yptus: Ainsley Gl ass Bottle With Eucal yptus (mod) B y Aria Fern B ranch: Fern B ranch B y Mesh Pl ants Foxgl ove: Foxglove in vase B y 22769 B auwerk Hydrangeas: Phel an Vase With Hydrageneas (mod) B y The Lof t & Aria Lanterns: Attwell Tea Light Holder B y The Lof t & Aria Pil l ows: Cool A ztec Pillow B y Fancy Decor Potted Pl ant: B erlin Pl ant B y B azar S al t & Pepper: Pepper And S alt Mills B y Dutchie String Lights: Garden string light B y FloorPl an Tabl e: S avannah Dining Table B y Aria Tabl e Runner: Table Runner B y MudHoney Topi ar y: B a y Leaf Topiary B y Apple Fall Vase (ceramic): Vase B y Llorisen Vase (gl ass): Serendipity Snowdrop Flowers In A Vase B y Aria Vase (metal l ic): Lainey Vase With Peonies B y The Lof t & Aria Vase (red): Kizi Red Pots B y Concept Wine: Winebottles B y Dutchie Wine: Non alcoholic wine B y Dutchie Dishes: Hard to Find B y Keke Eucal yptus: Ainsley Gl ass Bottle With Eucal yptus (mod) B y Aria Gl ass: Empty Gl ass B y Fancy Decor Peony: Lainey Vase With Peonies (mod) B y The Lof t & Aria Pl acemat: Sisal Rug B y Revival Utensil s: Fall wood utensils B y MudHoney B l uf fs: Cliff Hill B y Happy Mood B ush: Small B ush B y Mesh Pl ants B ushes: Spring Shrubs B y We're Closed B ushes: B uxus B all Large B y Apple Fall Fence: Cranfield Fence B y Apple Fall Fl owering B ushes: Flowering Shrub (not for sale) B y Apple Fall Fl owers: Petunias B y Heart Grass: Grass Field B y We're Closed House: Ponyvale Estate B y The Domineaux Effect Shore Line: Gravel Ground B y Happy Mood Trees: Alders B y Heart Trees: Dougl as Fir B y Botanical Trees: Dwarf Forest B y Alirium Water: Water B y Skye

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STYLING CREDITS. . . Chair: Vienna Armchair B y B rook Hill Living Pil l ow: Roxy Square Pillow Spring B y The Lof t Tabl e: Province Dining Table B y Apple Fall B irdcage: Garden Party B irdcage B y Cheeky Pea & Pilot Pl ate: Pl ace Setting From Forest Dining Set B y B azar Lemonade: Lemonade B ucket B y Apple Fall Wine: Cherie Bottles (Modded From Happy Hour Cart) B y Dusty B unny Topi ar y: L'olivier (Modded With Seasonal Boxwood) B y Apple Fall & Botanical B irdcage: B irdcage B y Surge Cake: Harvest Cake B y Apple Fall Decor: Tea Time Teaset B y Apple Fall Cocktail Tray: Gold Shaker (Modded From Happy Hour Cart) B y Dusty B unny Wine B ucket: Gold Wine B ucket (Modded From Happy Hour Cart) B y Dusty B unny Fl ower: Daffodils J ug B y Apple Fall B owl: Matte Bowl B y The Lof t Pears: Charlotte Pears B y Apple Fall Pil l ow: Roxy Square Pillow Moss B y The Lof t Cake: Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake B y Apple Fall Menu Card: Menu Card From Forest Dining Set B y B azar Teacup: Teacup Rose B y Apple Fall Cups: Stacked Cups B y Tres Bl ah Candl es: Candles B y Mesh Nation Lights: Valiano String Lights B y Trompe Loeil Gate: Cranfield Fence Gate B y Apple Fall Gatehouse: Old Church Gate B y Apple Fall Ivy: Ivy B y Elibail y Fl ower: Ox Eye Daisies B y Heart Fl ower: B uttercups B y Heart Fl ower: Aubretia B y Heart Fl ower: Holl yhocks B y Heart B ush: Shrub Large Green B y We're Closed Fence: Botanical Lattice Fence B y Botanical Tree: Alder Tree B y Heart Tree: Linden Tree B y Botanical Wine B ottl e: Cabernet Suavignon 2012 Bottle B y Kunst

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LIVING ROOM Couch: Camellia Couch B y Dust B unny, Chairs: Camellia Chair B y Dust B unny, Mirrors: Cora Mirrors B y One Grid, Firepl ace: Gabriel 's Firepl ace B y Kalopsia, Skul l: Wanderlust Flower Skull B y Dust B unny, Scrol lwork: Print Roll Screen (Mod) B y A . N.C Ltd., Cof fee Tabl e: Amelie Coffee Table B y What Next, Consol e Tabl e: Amelie Console Table B y What Next, J ugs: Daffodils J ug B y Apple Fall, Consol e Tabl e: Amelie Console Table B y What Next, J ugs: Daffodils J ug B y Apple Fall, Runner: Raleigh Long Table (Mod) B y Trompe Loeil, Chandel ier: Crystal Candlestick B y Fancy Decor, Pi ano: My Old Piano Deco B y Serenity Style, Tag Lines: Tag Lines B y Kalopsia, B ench: Amelie Bl anket Box B y What Next, Hanging Pl ants: Super Long Hanging Hedera B y Soy, Cabinet: Wanderlust Ivy Apothecary Cabinet B y Dust B unny, Cl ock: Old Clock B y Ariskea, Fl ower Pot: Forest Flower Pot B y Dust B unny.

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logging, in the world of Second Life®, has virtually become an industry in its own right. With residents flocking to stores and events, creating looks and sets; then showcasing everything in one or more photos. This is the basic premise of blogging; what people do with their blog is up to them. Ricardo Morsch is one of those bloggers; who has superseded what is expected of blogging in Second Life®. Ricardo, like many other bloggers, likes to mix different ways of creating his images. Even going as far as mixing clothing and set pieces to almost make a new creation altogether. That, paired with his constant photographic styling of an almost lived in, slightly messy, harmonious, artistic viewpoint. Messy, in the best way possible I may add. From his inception into Second Life®, Ricardo had always had an eye for style and creating images through whatever medium he could. Ricardo has been around Second Life® for roughly five years, and almost as soon as he entered the grid; he took a break. Not feeling creatively fulfilled by the limitations at that time in Second Life®. It wasn’t until a few years ago that he returned to a way more advanced system in Second Life®, that would allow him to create images how he wanted too originally. One of those improvements he found was the aesthetics of the avatars.

He was able to create a more realistic avatar to feature in his images; and of course, these images translated into his blog. Someone can only manipulate and edit a photo for so long before it comes something totally different. And the point to blogging isn't to have totally perfect images that look to be something other than they are. Changing a blog photo changes what the image itself is, to the point, items featured are no longer recognizable. That is an issue, and one that Ricardo never wanted to face. His skills with photography came partly from real-life experience and partly just from trial and error with blogging. Even before Second Life®, editing photos through Adobe Photoshop was just a hobby for him. Practicing editing an image really built up his skills. Ricardo told me that he never questions his photographic skills, just wanted the graphic element of Second Life® to catch up to what he would like to see visually. Once the conditions were just right for him to start his blogging career, he took his chance and create his first blog post. Initially Ricardo just wanted to have a blog that would feature male fashion; a key pillar in why his blog became so popular. During this interview, Ricardo recounted exactly what his first post was about.


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“I just created an avatar look and take the picture at Neva's Villi. My initial idea for my blog was just create male fashion posts; but later I felt that I needed more, and this made me create some scenes for my blogposts,”. Creating a scene brought about yet another key pillar for his blog, which would be interior design. In the beginning, like Ricardo mentions, he went to photographic sims to do his images for his blog. Going to places all around the grid, but when a location didn't meet what he wanted. Implementing the interior design came into play. Why Ricardo decided to fuse those two key pillars together? He said that it just felt right to him, and needed to happen to bring him to the next level with his blog. Which, I’m sure, nobody will complain about. Have you seen some of his blog posts? How creative and realistic they can be. So many of his posts have a sense of realism and action, yet simply just being a single frame of a bigger story. What is great about Ricardo’s storytelling abilities with his blog; he can bring in other influences and stories and mix them with his own. One facet of Ricardo’s blog that I personally love, is that he tried to create some of his blog posts with popular television in mind. One blog post, “Run It!” is inspired by the popular AMC television show, “The Walking Dead”. When I asked him about this, he noted that he tries to bring certain characters from shows to his blog. This was something I never really saw a lot from blogs. I think it just adds a bit of nostalgia to those who have an affinity to television characters. We continued to talk about blogging, in a broader sense and we got to the topic of his own personally favorite posts he had done. One, “Uncrowded Places” is his most favorite blog images he had ever done. The composition of the avatar, how the lighting is and how everything in the image makes for a harmonious image. Another of his favorite posts would be one that he titled, “Bound Forever”, which features his wife. This is the first time that he asked her to be in one of his blog posts, and having the person he loves the most in the world in an image he created. That meant the world to him. To end our interview, Ricardo wanted to give those who might be interested in blogging some sage advice. “Just try to do your best. No matter the difficulties, just try! If you want to be great in one thing you need to work hard on that and don't give up on your dreams, because one day they become true. Always try to do better than last time. I think like that and If I can do this, I'm sure you are capable to do even better than me.” On the horizon for Ricardo, he is looking forward to just continuing one with his journey in blogging. Pushing himself even more to share his creativity and taste in both male fashion and interior design. Bring about a more robust attitude toward blogging and just keep having fun with what he is doing. Blogging is an amazing avenue many creative people can take to further their own personal creativity. Each of you, the readers, can be just as creative and expand your own personal talents with blogging.

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Console: Flatiron Console By NewChurch Lamps: Hamilton Lamp By Balaclava Vase: Golden Vase With Twigs By Can't Even Plant: Palma Potted Plant By What Next Books: Palma Stack Of Books By What Next Books: Chained Books By Fancy Decor Pouf: Nouvel Pouf By Aria

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Bench: Classic Bench By Fancy Decor Plant: Pothos Plant By What Next Plant: Snake Plant By What Next Plant: Swiss Cheese Plant By What Next Pillows: Attwell Floor Sit Pillows By The Loft & Aria

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Bookcase: Regal Bookcase By Consignment Chair: Moderno Chair By Fancy Decor Mirrors: Theo Mirror By BigBully Plant: Vipers Bowstring Hemp By Bauwerk

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4. Rug: Nouvel Rug By Aria Fringe Rugs: Attwell Fringe Rugs By The Loft & Aria

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STYLING CREDITS. . . Prefab: Rustic Attic B y Pixel Mode B asket: Vintage Spa Rustic - B asket With Towels B y Zerkalo Roses: Fresh Roses B y Zerkalo Washstand: Wash B asin Set B y Unkindness B ench: El ah Tuf ted Sof t B ench B y Aria Frame: Letters - Wall - J B y Zerkalo Pil l ows: Cosette Cushions B y Serenity Style Rug: Old Rug B y Hideki Ladder: Douze Roses - Step Stool B y Apt B R adio: Tiny Dwelling -Portable Radio 13 B y Vespertine Hanger: Isa Top B y Kalopsia Hanger: Fall In Love - Dress B y Zerkalo B ra: Eclectic Collection - B rassiere B y Tres Bl ah Hanger Shelf: Home Sweet Home Hanger B y Serenity Style Wardrobe: Nerites Wardrobe B y Scarlet Creative J ugs: Vintage J ug B y Kunst Pl ant: Pet Succulents - Choco Deer X B y Half Deer Cur tain: Lace Curtain Right B y Kalopsia Chandel ier: Chandelier B y Nomad Pil l ow: Dreaming Of Spring - Pillow B y Zerkalo B l ankets: Gypsy Rolled Bl ankets B y Unkindness B ook: Open Book B y Apple Fall B ed: Hanging B ed B y B rocante Tray: B utterfl y Tea Set - Tra y B y 8F8 Frame: Love Quote Frame B y Calm Cookies: Cookie Board 2 ~ Cookie S andwiches B y Artisan Fantasy Napkins: B utterfl y Tea Set - Napkin Holder B y 8F8 Cl ock: Nerites Clock B y Scarlet Creative Chaise: Alexi Chase Lounge Neutral + Pillow/ Bl anket B y Trompe Loeil Rug: Inn Foot Rug B y Artisan Fantasy Dog: Plendid Spaniels Floor Snoozer B y J ian Pil l ow: Cozy Corner - Pillow B y Zerkalo B l ankets: Neatl y Folded Bl ankets B y Half Deer

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STYLING CREDITS. . . Stool: B l anket Stool B y Dust B unny Tabl e: Val arie Hallwa y Table B y Tia Lamp: Icon Tower Lamp B y Apple Fall B ottl e: Summer Bottle B y Keke Vase: B erries B y Keke Squirrel: Ceramic Chubby Squirrel B y Apple Fall Ar tichoke: Decorative Artichokes B y Apple Fall B oxes: Napa Entrywa y Box Set B y The Lof t B ooks: Tied Books B y Apple Fall Dome: Val arie Gl ass Dome B y Tia Candl e: Spring Candle Tin B y Keke Postcard Hol der: Postcards B y Dust B unny Ottoman: J udy Ottoman B y Mudhoney Lamp: Daisy's Floor Lamp B y Hive Chair: Pandora Chair B y Tia Frame: We're The Ones We've B een Waiting For B y Keke Rug: Wool Zag Rug B y Dust B unny Sconce: Lainey Sconce B y The Lof t B ed: Hanging B ed B y B rocante Wreath: Val arie Silverleaf Wreath B y Tia Wreath: Cherry Blossom Wreath B y Ariskea Angel: Lil ' Maison Cherub B ust B y Tia Trunk: Fashion Trunk B y Apple Fall B ox: Metal Box B y Keke Sprout: Spring Sprout B y Keke Macarons: Macarons in Box B y Apple Fall Tray: Summer Tra y B y Keke Tea Set: J unebug Tea Set B y Tia Vase: Hydrangea B unch B y Apple Fall Candl es: Pl aster Candles B y Apple Fall Mirror: B eaumaris Mirror B y Theosophy Pl ate: Muskare Wall Pl ate B y Lode Candl e: Seaside Candle B y Apple Fall Vase: Lilies B y Apple Fall Cl ock: Riviera Deco Clock B y Second Spaces Dresser: Her Own Fairytale Sideboard B y Hive Vase: Lizette Elegant Vase B y Death Row Designs Tabl e: Drum Table B y J unk Vase: Val arie Silverleaf Gl ass Vase B y Tia Shelf: Lizette Cupboard B y Death Row Designs Chair: Draped Chair B y Death Row Designs B l ankets: Neatl y Folded Bl ankets B y Half Deer B irdcage: B irdcage Light Decor B y Death Row Designs Fern: Troubadour Potted Fern Wicker B y The Lof t Ladder: Leaning Ladder B y B rocante Chair: Oxford Wingback Chair B y Apple Fall Tabl e: Riviera Console Table B y Second Spaces Letter: Letters Wall L B y Zerkalo J ournal: Researcher's Journal B y Dust B unny B asket: Yarn B asket B y Dust B unny Window: Arched Window B y B rocante

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STYLING CREDITS. . . Lamp: Ainsley Pendant Light B y Aria Wal l ar t: Ainsley Print B y Aria Tabl e: Province Dining Table B y Apple Fall Cur tain: Long Drape B y Pixel Mode Handbag: Handbag & Acrf B y Apple Fall Chair: Hard To Find Chair B y Keke Cereal: Cereal Surprise - Oaty O's - Cereal Box B y Lost J unction Cereal: Cereal Surprise - Choc-O's - Cereal Box B y Lost J unction B owl s: Hard To Find Bowls B y Keke Newspaper: Crumpled Newspaper B y Apple Fall Grapefruit: Extra Grapefruit B y Lost J unction B l ueberries: Blueberries B y Apple Fall Keys: Carried Awa y / Keys B y Commoner Mil k: Sunda y B reakfast - Milk & Gl asses B y J ian Cof fee: Coffee Press B y Erratic Creamer: Tea Time - Creamer B y Random Matter Sugar: Aea - Sugar 1 B y Erratic Yogur t: Yogurt Al avani B y Sorgo Cereal: Cereal Surprise - # 06 - Oaty O's - Cereal Bowl B y Lost J unction Mug: Coffee Cup B y J ian Phone: Phone Is It Frida y Yet? B y Ariskea Phone: Phone B e True B y Ariskea Rug: Rug Delicate Grey B y Keke Tabl e Setting: Oma's Kitchen - Typical Tableware B y Gl am Affair Eggs: Cocotte Egg B y Poche Eggs: Egg Soldiers B y Dust B unny Orange J uice: Fresh Orange J uice B y Poche Honey: Fairy Tea Party - Honey B y Zerkalo J am: Fairy Tea Party - J am B y Zerkalo Newspaper: Hazel 's Newspaper & Cup B y Kalopsia Doughnuts: Gbbc Gacha / Donut Cloche B y B rocante Eggs: Neva's Inspiration Eggs Bowl B y Serenity Style Water: Bottle Of Water B y Keke Doil y: Fairy Tea Party - Doil y B y Zerkalo Fl owers: Milk Bottle Flower B y Keke Napkins: Spring B reeze - Napkin Holder B y Zerkalo Peaches: Fresh Fruit Stand Peach Pile B y Dust B unny B agel s: Sunda y B reakfast:: B agels B y J ian B agel s: B agels B y Dust B unny Croiss ant: Yammies - Croissant & J am B y Zerkalo Pancakes: Blueberry Pancakes B y Dust B unny Water: Hard To Find Gl ass Of Water B y Keke Sign: Table Top Eat Sign B y Hive Strawberries: Chocol ate Strawberries B y Yumyum Waf fl es: Sunda y B reakfast Waffles B y J ian Tea: Tea Time - Cup Of Tea B y Random Matter Letters: Rainy Da y Letters B y Serenity Style Prefab: Carrie Apartment B y Diamandis

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s I teleported on the grounds of The Vordun Museum and Gallery, I was instantly transported to one of those high-end museums from a busy city on any given day. It was the picturesque image of what a museum should be. The perfectly trimmed hedges that lined a cobblestone pathway, up several steps. All leading to this grand entrance of The Vordun Museum. When you first walk into this building, a nice older woman on your right will offer you a HUD that attached almost instantly to your screen. This HUD is your key to entering the immersive world that Jake Vordun created with his museum. I walked into the Main Gallery that houses a plethora of gilded framed paintings set against dark navy blue walls. The vaulted ceiling gave so much space to this gallery that I literally felt that I was in real-life for a second again. Jake greeted me at the entrance of the museum and started by showing me the main gallery; filled with realistically sized paintings done by a variety of European painters. Jake explained that he wanted this museum to feel as realistic as possible, starting with the sizing of everything. He scaled everything to life size by taking the real-life measurements of the frames and converting them to meters in Second LifeÂŽ. That kind of eye for detail just shows how much passion Jake has for this world of art. As we started our tour, he instructed me to pre-load the HUD that was attached to my screen. The HUD is like those audio devices that real-life museum use for their audio tours; The Vordun Museum is no different. As the audio started, an older British gentleman began to speak. Jake informed me that he had hired a voice actor to be the voice of the museum. To explain what each painting housed in the Main Gallery was, and who painted it. The audio would also give you some backstory on each painting too.


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That kind of blew my mind as I had never seen this kind of real-life simulation in Second Life® before. As the man spoke through the HUD, he was telling me all about the painting I was zoomed in on. Another feature that Jake told me about was that I could have some classical music playing along with the narration, to add yet another layer of an authentic museum experience. In total, I believe there are roughly 30 paintings that Jake was able to bring into this virtual space. That meant there are 30 paintings the people can experience and learn about. As the tour progressed, Jake explained that many of the paintings are from “European Masters: 300 Years of Painting”. Several of the paintings in the Main Gallery are from artists from between 1500 and 1799. Many of these artists I had never heard of, but now I know where I can learn more about each of them. A few times, Jake would show me certain pieces in this exhibition that came from his personal collection. One piece, “A Bull in a Meadow with Goats by a Tree”, is a painting from the Golden Ages, done by Albert Jansz. Klomp. Another piece from his personal collection is miniature portrait called, “Portrait of a Woman”, done by William Grimaldi. I was taken aback when he told me about these pieces. I found it it’s quite common for people to auction or sell art pieces. I never really thought about that aspect of the art world before. I guess this is how people curate works of art like Jake has. As we finished the tour of the European Masters, Jake took me into the North Wing of the museum. There, is a collection of personal postcards Jake had received from around the world. This exhibit, called “Sincerely Yours”, features postcards Jake had exchanged with some people from around the world. Just as in the Main Gallery, this collection used a HUD system that would zoom in on the postcards you clicked. You would be able to read what was written and the conversation they had. Each piece also showed the front and back of the postcard. On the entrance wall, there is a blurb about a website called, “Postcrossing”, Jake used. “Sincerely Yours” to give a small glimpse into whoever’s life he is communication with. This collection is just a small portion of all the postcards he has received and sent out. When I was in that gallery, to me, the world didn't seem as big as it felt previously. Once I explored this exhibit for a bit, Jake took me to the South Wing, housing another exhibit called, “Remission”. As I panned my camera around the room, I noticed a familiar name. Jake told me that these black pencil drawings were done by Mikel Monk. These hand-drawn works are images of the human condition, frozen in place during the throes of recovery. What a powerful statement on humankind, and how fragile life can be. I think this is my favorite room, just purely based on the emotions this room can stir.

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Lastly, Jake brought me to the “#Winning” exhibit, which is a partnership with The Arcade. The winners of The Arcade’s photography contest are showcased in this room, dating back to the start of the Arcade. The first-place winners were situated in the center of the room, with second and third place winners ringing the perimeter of the room. So many great photographers are featured in this room, and so well deserved too. We ended our tour with a stop to the most important of all places of a museum, and that would be the gift shop. Whenever Jake goes to a new city, he told me, that the first thing he does is go to a museum and visit their gift shop. This gift shop offers just as much insight into a museum as any real-life museum would. There are gallery books about the exhibits that have been featured at the Vordun Museum so far. Along with posters, clothing and other knickknacks that one might want as a souvenir from a visit to a museum. As Jake was showing me around the gift shop, he wanted to show me the Postcard section on one of the walls. I found this activity so charming and totally on par with the branding of his museum. What these postcards offer is a bit of real-life form of communication. These postcards allow you to send one out to a friend in Second Life®. As if you were mailing someone an actual postcard. The tour had now concluded, and I was so thrilled and inspired by this amazing place Jake created. Everything in the Museum, Jake created from scratch. From the framing around the paintings, to the items in the gift shop, were all made by Jake. Every inch of passion that Jake could give to The Vordun Museum and Gallery, he gave. This is his passion in both his real life and in Second Life®. He went on to tell me about the number of messages he has gotten from people thanking him for creating The Vordun Museum and Gallery. Because they may not have access to museums in their real lives, or never been to one period. This place opened their eyes to what art can offer to us, and Jake just wants to spread that love and passion around. He is hoping that one day, he can create a sim that is totally dedicated to the museum and support other Second Life® artists too. In the more relatively nearer future, Jake is looking to open another new and exciting exhibit for people to experience. Visit The Vordun Museum & Gallery today.

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Summer has finally arrived! The May/June 2017 kicks off the season and is packed with interiors to get you inspired to decorate and design!...

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