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Designing Worlds films the Home and Garden Expo – both episodes!

You can now see both episodes of Designing Worlds’ visits to the Home and Garden Expo on the web.

DW431 – Home & Garden Expo 2021 – I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In the first episode, we talk to Kaerri, the organiser of the Expo, talk to Danny Bourne or reBourne prefabs, a popular designer who has returned to Second Life after a long hiatus (and who could be seen on the previous week’s archive show), and see a range of exhibits, talking to some of their designers – Christiana of Needful Prims, silkiss of oobidoo, and Mizou Vavoom of Carpe Diem Design.

We also have a whistlestop tour of some of the places that really caught Saffia’s eye as she raced around the Expo very early each morning performing rolling restarts on the regions (or, as she referred to it, taking the regions for their early morning showers!), and, of course, a glorious slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. Finally, we end with the traditional lantern ceremony that marks each day of the Expo – as it has done since 2012.

DW432 – Home & Garden Expo 2021 – II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In Part 2, we explore the beautiful Designing Worlds cafe, in a building created by Danny Bourne, and landscaped and decorated for us by undercoverlady, visit the fun location of Waffleville (created for tiny.dinkie/petite designers and shoppers) with Kaerri Rae, organiser of the Expo, and talk to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society in Second Life.

And we also take a look at the Home Decorating Contest, talking to four of the contestants: Prokofy Neva, Terra Tepper, Madison Granger and Corvi Ashdene. Wildstar Beaumont has also supplied one of his wonderful slideshows of the decorated homes too!

Finally, we take part in the beautiful lantern ceremony.

The Lantern Ceremony at the Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Lantern Ceremony at the Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest: The Results!

A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A sneak preview of the House Decoration Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This year’s Home and Garden Expo Contest raised an amazing total of 177,945 Lindens. That’s over 18,000 more Lindens than last year, and a total of US$446,03.

The winners of the contest were:

1st Prize: Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong for House 1 – The Palomar by Maven Homes

House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong

2nd Prize: Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident for House 10 – The Beach House by Scarlet Creative

House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident

3rd Prize: angeleise Resident for House 12 – The Skwer by Maven Homes

House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident
House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident

The Writer’s Prize went to Prokofy Neva for her story and images attached to House 9 – The Mira by Maven Homes, with honourable mentions to Corvi Ashedene (House 3 – The Skwer by Maven Homes) and dergirlo Resident (House 6 – The Mira by Maven Homes).

House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva
House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

You can see a full list of the prizes the winners received here.

In addition, all the contestants received the following prizes:

  1. 1k giftcard from Kes Styx from Multifarious Conceptions, or a custom build of their choice.
  2. One room of furniture of their choice from Roxy Bergiere of Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store to each decorator in the contest.
  3. And from Kaerri, the set of lilies that decorated the table in the Theatre on Hope 3.
Kaerri and Saffia in conversation at the Theatre on Hope 3, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Kaerri and Saffia in conversation at the Theatre on Hope 3, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo Part 1

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In our new episode of Designing Worlds, we visit the Home and Garden Expo which ran from 27th February to 21st March, and was a fabulous event with amazing displays of homes and furnishings, gardens and landscaping, and a range of art displays.

Join us at 2pm today Monday 22nd March when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or join us for our Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams at 2pm SLT.

In this show, we talk to Kaerri, the organiser of the Expo, talk to Danny Bourne or reBourne prefabs, a popular designer who has returned to Second Life after a long hiatus (and who could be seen on last week’s archive show), and see a range of exhibits, talking to some of their designers – Christiana of Needful Prims, silkiss of oobidoo, and Mizou Vavoom of Carpe Diem Design.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also have a whistlestop tour of some of the places that really caught Saffia’s eye as she raced around the Expo very early each morning performing rolling restarts on the regions (or, as she referred to it, taking the regions for their early morning showers!), and, of course, a glorious slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. Finally, we end with the traditional lantern ceremony that marks each day of the Expo – as it has done since 2012.

It makes for a fun-filled and well-packed show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To find out more about the Home and Garden Expo, visit the website: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/ – and discover how you can be part of it next year!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Next week, in Part 2, we’ll be looking at the Designing Worlds cafe, created by undercoverlady, exploring the role of the tinies in their own village of Waffleville, looking at the beautiful houses decorated for the Home Decorating contest (and talking to some of the contestants), and talking to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Another show not to miss!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Prizes for the Home and Decorating Contest!

As of this morning, the total raised by the voting in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest is higher than last year’s – standing at 159,845 Linden Dollars – that’s 670.30 in US dollars!

Thank you all so much – but let’s keep the votes rolling in – the polls (aka RFL Kiosks) are now open on Hope 3 until 12 noon on Sunday 21st March!

 House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House Number 1: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong

And we have a list of the fabulous prizes that will be won too, thanks to the generosity of the Home & Garden Expo merchants!

The results of the contest will be announced on Sunday 21st March at the Show and Tell event in the theatre on Hope 3.

House Number 2: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Chloe Dolores
House Number 2: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Chloe Dolores

1st Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 5000L Gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 2000L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 1K Linden Gift Card
Presented by eithne Blaylock of Crystal Witch: L$500 gift card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): A Surreal Sculpture

 House Number 3: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Corvi Ashdene
House Number 3: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Corvi Ashdene

Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: Complete Pose Collection from XPOSEure
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: 500L$ Gift Card
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: 500 linden gift card to my store
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Moroccan Elephant Fountain
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: 1000 L$ Store Gift Card

 House Number 4: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by AvaJean Westland

House Number 4: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by AvaJean Westland

Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Real Wardrobe + 60% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Bistro Patio Set
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $400L Gift Card
Presented by Cain Maven of Maven Homes: The Sonoma: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/The-Sonoma/18799007
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyDesk Pro
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice

House Number 5: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Terra Tepper
House Number 5: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Terra Tepper

Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 3 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: 5 of my art prints of choice from current expo ( as sold in vendors ) alternatively chose from my Flickr albums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: 1000L worth of gift cards
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: 1000L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs: 500 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

 House Number 6: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by dergirlo Resident

House Number 6: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by dergirlo Resident

2nd Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE; 2000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House; 1000L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures; 500L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures); A complete Outfit for woman with real art texture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure; 4 Fatpacks of Poses
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph; Queen Nefertiti bust statue
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn; 250 linden gift card to my store
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica; Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End; Elephant Cocktail Table

House Number 7: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Tiny Twig
House Number 7: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Tiny Twig

Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.; 500 L$ Store Gift Card
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think; The Real Shelf + 40% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn; Hammock
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications; $300L Gift Card
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech; KoreTech MyPhone 12
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery; A Painting of the winner’s choice
Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins; 2 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2; 3 art from my current expo or alternatively choose from my Flickr albumslbums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel; 500L gift cards
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home; 500L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs; 250 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

House Number 8: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Chic Aeon
House Number 8: Casa Blanca by Danny Bourne of reBourne Prefabs, decorated by Chic Aeon

3rd Prize

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 1000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 500L Gift Certificate
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 250L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): A complete Outfit for Man with real art texture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: 2 Fatpacks of Poses
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: Egyptian Falcon statue
Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: 100 linden gift card to my store

 House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

House Number 9: The Mira by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Prokofy Neva

Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Sakura Fruit Bowl Set
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: .: RatzCatz :. Modern Leaves Lamps – Set
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Real Jewelry Box + 25% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Lavender in Swan Planter
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $200L Gift Card
Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyPad Pro
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice

House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House Number 10: The Beach House by Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative, decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident

Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 1 items of their choosing from my store (per designer, no need to split)
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: 2 art works from the current expo as in my gallery
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: 250L
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: 300L gift card
Presented by Lilith Sablatnig of LozMac Designs: 150 L$ Gift Card for LozMac Designs

 House Number 11: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by Gem Henly

House Number 11: The Lido House by Hattie Panacek of Ex Machina, decorated by Gem Henly

Story Prize (for best written or photographic story – you can see details of those on this page)

Presented by Krystali Rabeni of LOVE SUPERSTORE: 5000L gift card
Presented by Steele Wilder/Jennifer Steele of Chef’s House: 22 Item Food Platter
Presented by Kammie2 Resident of Twisted Thorn Textures: 500L Gift Card
Presented by Marea2007 Praga of ART & FASHION (Woman/Man Clothing Line/Surreal Sculptures): Surreal Sculpture
Presented by raydenrider resident of XPOSEure: L$500 GC
Presented by Eric Bloodrose of Polymorph: Vintage Couple Chair [PG]

House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident
House Number 12: The Skwer by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by angeleise Resident

Presented by Annakari Genesis of Dragonsworn: a job? I could use someone like that LOL… lets go with gift card 500 linden again. 🙂
Presented by Tiffy Vella of Eclectica: Eclectica-Curiosities-50’s-Kitchen-Wall-Clock- 6 colours
Presented by OnaJourney Resident of Journey’s End: Sakura Pitcher Bowl Set
Presented by Alidia Loire of .: RatzCatz :.: .: RatzCatz :. Twisted Fountain – All Styles in One (yet unreleased ^^)
Presented by SimplifyKidd (Gordon Cole) of Things That Think: The Foldable Blanket + 50% off one product from Things That Think
Presented by Sethos Lionheart of Wythburn: Teardrop Swing Chair
Presented by Scottlong Resident of Scott’s Fabrications: $500L Gift Card
Presented by Cain Maven of Maven Homes: The Eco IV: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/The-Eco-IV-Contemporary-Home-Unfurnished/1100288

House Number 13: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Kesi Heartsong
House Number 13: The Villa Barona by Ecila Lane of La Petite Vie, decorated by Kesi Heartsong

Presented by kewlmonke Zepp of KoreTech: KoreTech MyPod Classic
Presented by JolieElle Parfort of Art Dreams Gallery: A Painting of the winner’s choice
Presented by Chiana0 Resident of Widdershins: 1 item of their choosing from my store
Presented by Popikone Resident (Poppy) of N/A Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/141810250@N04/albums/page2: of my art prints from current expo ( as sold in vendors ) alternatively chose from my Flickr albums
Presented by SavannahRaye of The Reckless Angel: ANY 5 items in store for free and 250L gift card
Presented by Coco Firegrave of @home: Camping set

 House Number 14: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Madison Gardner

House Number 14: The Palomar by Cain Maven of Maven Homes, decorated by Madison Gardner

 

 

 

 

Back by Popular Demand – Talks in the Expo Theatre

After Tuesday’s very popular talk by residents of Bellisseria in the Theatre on Hope 3, we have rescheduled our talks for the weekend.

First of all we have the return of our Bellisserian friends to talk about life on the continent, in terms of design, community and events.

Then, on Sunday 21st March, at 2pm SLT, we will have our final Talk, a Show and Tell event, where where creators can bring their work and display and discuss it with the audience. These events are always very popular – and more so this time, perhaps, because we will also be releasing the names of the winners of the Home & Garden Expo Decorating Contest.

Today’s Entertainment 3/19

Friday March 19 2021

All times are SLT

  • 10am : Freddy Mercury Tribute
  • 11am : wytchwhisper
  • 12pm : DJ Golan
  • 1pm : United We Stand Dancers
  • 2pm : Prim Perfect Talks with Saffia : Corvi Ashdene of The Dark Fae
  • 4pm : Lantern Ceremony
  • 5pm : Emma Ness
  • 6pm : Minka
  • 7pm : Grand Fireworks Finale

Main Stage – Live Performances & DJs

Theater Entrance – Prim Perfect Talks & Lantern Ceremonies

Today’s Entertainment 3/18

Thursday March 18 2021

All times are SLT

  • 10am : Guitarhero Dougall
  • 11am : Lyric Serendipity
  • 12pm : Dee Timeless
  • 1pm : KISS Tribute
  • 2pm : Prim Perfect Talks Saffia: Liz Wilner, Duchess of Trikassi: The Making of the Annual Royal Ascot
  • 4pm : Lantern Ceremony
  • 5pm : Ruvi
  • 6pm : Neomaximus
  • 7 pm : Mae

Main Stage – Live Performances & DJs

Theater Entrance – Prim Perfect Talks & Lantern Ceremonies

Today’s Entertainment 3/16

Tuesday March 16 2021

All times are SLT

  • 10am : Ryesure
  • 11am : DJ Paulie Steamer
  • 12pm : DJ Boomer
  • 1pm : Nefer
  • 2pm : Prim Perfect Talks Saffia : Liz Wilner, Duchess of Trikassi: The Making of the Annual Royal Ascot
  • 4pm : Lantern Ceremony
  • 5pm : Zachh Cale
  • 6pm : jed luckless
  • 7pm : Eagle Palmer

Main Stage – Live Performances & DJs

Theater Entrance – Prim Perfect Talks & Lantern Ceremonies