Thank you!

Three weeks have flown past, and the 2016 edition of the Home & Garden Expo is over.

It has been a journey, to put it mildly — and it has been a great one! Working with everyone involved has been a pleasure and a privilege, and we are so very grateful for everything that exhibitors, bloggers, and visitors have brought to this event.

The grand total at the time of writing is an amazing L$ 4,010,116! This is more than we dared hope for, and a result that every single one of you owns a piece of.

We hope the Expo has been a good experience for you, and that you will return next year. Until then, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for what you made happen here. You have helped make a difference in the ongoing struggle against the horrible disease that has affected so many of us in so many ways.

With much love,
The Home & Garden Expo Team

Don’t miss the final lantern release at the Home and Garden Expo!

This photograph was taken by Sahirah Hauptmann in honour of her spiritual mother, Moonsilvered Zamani (in real life Susan Davis), who sadly died of Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.
This photograph was taken by Sahirah Hauptmann in honour of her spiritual mother, Moonsilvered Zamani (in real life Susan Davis), who sadly died of Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.

Today is the last day of the Home and Garden Expo and so, at 4pm, we will be holding the very last lantern release.

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Building for the Future – a new initiative

Architectural builds - thinking about building communities
Architectural builds – thinking about building communities

Post by Saffia Widdershins

As the Home and Garden Expo draws to an end, it’s very clear that Second Life creators are still as vibrant, and inventive as ever. There are new tools that are making Second Life richer than ever before, not just Mesh, but experience tools and the promise of Bento. The project currently known as Sansar lies in the future, and we don’t know what that will bring, but here and now Second Life is ripe with possibilities, supported by a dedicated team at Linden Lab. As more and more people start to consider the possibilities of VR, Second Life continues to be the future … now.

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Final Show and Tell – and discussion on the future of Second Life!

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Come and join us at 2pm for the last of our special Show and Tell sessions, where we invite designers new and old to bring along samples of their work to display and discuss with our audience.  These sessions have led to some fascinating discussions about designs and techniques!
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Talks at today’s Home and Garden Expo: Bloggers and Galland Homes

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Join us at 2pm in the Theatre for a an open discussion between bloggers and designers, hosted by Kess Crystal and Saffia Widdershins. How can these two groups help each other? What do bloggers need from designers? What to designers need from bloggers?

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Talks at the Home and Garden Expo – Desderia Stockton and Maxwell Graf for Thursday!

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Join us at 2pm in the Theatre for a conversation with Desderia Stockton of sophisticate Home Decor & Literature Alive!, talking to Saffia Widdershins. Desderia has been involved in education and literature for a very long time, and has been running a store (recently renamed as sophisticate Home Decor) for two years.

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Talks at the Home and Garden Expo: Reven and Garvie for Wednesday 2nd March

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Join us at 2pm in the Theatre for a conversation with Reven Rosca, owner of Meshopotamia, talking to Saffia Widdershins. Reven is, of course, one of the organisers of the Expo, and she has also – after being one of the co-owners of PRIME for a number of years, now become a leading designer in the Full Perm market, with her beautiful mesh templates (largely for the Home and Garden market).

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Talks at the Home and Garden Expo -Sapphire Hotaling and Eku Zhong!

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Join us at 2pm in the Theatre for a conversation with Sapphire Hotaling, owner of Closer to the Heart Creations, talking to Kess Crystal. Sapphire is a clothing designer, store owner, builder, store checker for 2 major sales groups … and the list goes on! Find out more at her talk.
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