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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

 

Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo – Part 2!

Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In our new episode of Designing Worlds, we are paying a second visit to the Home and Garden Expo. The Expo 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 29th 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.

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

In this show, 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.

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

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! To find out the results … see this post!

Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we take part in the beautiful lantern ceremony.

It makes for a gorgeous show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

And if you missed last week’s show – which was the first part of our visit to the Home and Garden Expo, you can see it here:

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

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

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

 

Here are the finalists for the Home Decorating Contest!

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

The draw has now taken place for the fourteen finalists for the Home Decorating Contest.

These are the finalists:

House 1:  The Palomar by Maven Homes will be decorated by Demri Nova and Carina Heartsong
House 2: The Villa Barona by La Petite Vie will be decorated by Chloe Dolores
House 3: The Skwer by Maven Homes will be decorated by Corvi Ashdene
House 4: The Lido House by Ex Machina will be decorated by AvaJean Westland
House 5: The Beach House by Scarlet Creative will be decorated by Terra Tepper
House 6: The Mira by Maven Homes (NB for tinies, dinkies or petites) will be decorated by dergirlo Resident
House 7: Casa Blanca by reBourne Prefabs will be decorated by Tiny Twig
House 8: Casa Blanca by reBourne Prefabs will be decorated by Chic Aeon
House 9: The Mira by  Maven Homes (NB for tinies, dinkies or petites) will be decorated by Prokofy Neva
House 10: The Beach House by Scarlet Creative will be decorated by Sarabi2theextreme Resident & Yoni2sweet Resident
House 11: The Lido House by Ex Machina will be decorated by Gem Henly
House 12: The Skwer by Maven Homes will be decorated by angeleise resident
House 13: The Villa Barona by La Petite Vie will be decorated by Kesi Heartsong
House 14: The Palomar by Maven Homes will be decorated by Madison Gardner

There are three reserves:
Marianne Little
Popikone Resident ( ღpoppyღ )
Liz Wilner

You can see pictures of the Homes they will be decorating on the Competition page and, of course, you can go and see what they are doing on Hope 3!

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The finalists have until March 12th to complete their decoration – after that, all visitors to the Expo will be able to vote for their favourites!

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

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

People will vote for the final winner by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Timeline
1. Decorating to take place between noon on March 6th – the end of March 12th.
2. Voting will run from March 13th – the end of March 17th. Votes will be placed by adding Lindens into the kiosk in front of each house.
3. The result will be announced on March 18th.

In the meantime, why not take a look at what the decorators accomplished last time?


DW415 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 II from Richard Elen on Vimeo. Coverage of the contest starts at 19.25.

The Winners of the Home and Garden Decorating Contest – and a Little Addition

All images by Wildstar Beaumont

The Home and Decorating raised 159,288 Lindens – that’s US$615.93 in total!

You can see a list of the prizes they won here.

The winners of the contest were:

Decorating Contest - House 8
Decorating Contest – House 8

1st Place: Jarrod Beck for House 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels

Decorating Contest - House 4
Decorating Contest – House 4

2nd Place: Ororeia Resident & Kyra Nachtigal for House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven

Decorating Contest - House 5
Decorating Contest – House 5

3rd Place: House 5: Aja Direwytch for Barn House by RVi Design

In addition …

We invited the competitors to submit stories to go with their homes, if they wanted to, and several did. You can read these stories by clicking on the signs by the gates of each house. We were so impressed by the stories that we decided to run a second competition for the best three stories.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

These will be judged and the results announced at the Final Lantern Ceremony at 4pmSLT on the roof of the theatre on Hope 3 – when we all ride the Lanterns (more details about that to come).

And that will be followed by a party in the gardens of the Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo (designed by undercoverlady), dj’d by DaveOSaurus.

If you would like to donate a prize/s for the story competition, there is a form here: https://forms.gle/m7K6ks2U6uoooCX1A

 

Designing Worlds pays a first visit to the Home and Garden Expo

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

This week, Designing Worlds is paying the first of two visits to the wonderful Home and Garden Expo!

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

From 2pm today, Monday 9th March, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html.

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

And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) for this week only at the Theatre on Hope 3, part of the Home and Garden Expo.

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

We explore our beautiful Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo, created by undercoverlady.

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

We talk to Kaerri, the main organiser of the Expo, about the work that goes into the event, and Maxwell Graf, an old friend who’s recently returned to Second Life with a stunning new build.

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

And we take a ride on the monorail to explore a special selection of Linden Homes. All this, and more – including a selection of Expo photos from the wonderful Wildstar Beaumont.

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

So do join us for our special watch party at the Expo, or watch on the web!

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

Visit the Expo at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/170/35/23 (or, indeed, any of the regions Hope 1 – 9)

Find out more at the website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/

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

Come and see the houses in the Home & Garden Decorating Contest – and then vote for your favourite! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%203/5/41/23

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