Final Lantern Releases at the Home and Garden Expo – 11am and 4pm SLT today!

lanterns by Hannah Daviau
lanterns by Hannah Daviau

Throughout the Home and Garden Expo, there has been a daily release of lanterns from the roof of the theatre at Hope 5 at 4pm SLT.

Today there will be two special lantern releases – the first at 11am SLT, and the second at the usual time of 4pm SLT – the last lantern releases of the Expo.

 

This ceremony goes back to 2012, when Alchemy Immortalis created the Blue Willow lanterns especially for the Home and Garden Expo. It became the custom to release them each day at 4pm, and people would gather to watch and reflect as the lanterns rose slowly into the air.

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.

 

We invite you to for this final day – and lantern releases – at 11am SLT and 4pm SLT for this ceremony.

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Home and Garden One of a Kind Auction – 2017 H&G Expo finale

This year’s Home and Garden Expo is coming to an end, and in celebration, we will auction some VERY special donations at 12 noon June 4th in the theatre at Hope 5. All proceeds from this election will go directly to Relay for Life of Second Life.

Items for auction include:

Casa Rosella Sales Poster PS 512

Once upon a time, a faerie built the Edgewood Folly. It combined Tudor, Colonial, Victorian, Gothic, and Italianate architectures, all crossing over one another with their five fronts facing out. A couple years later, the faerie became curious what the Italianate would look like by itself. Once the front was finished, the house began to whisper what should come next, and one room led to another until the house was finished and ready … for Home & Garden!

Cassie Eldemar,
Little, Big Designs

The Casa Rosella is a one of a kind mansion, that will only be sold once, at this auction, and it is displayed on Hope 2.

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The Sandpiper

Varriale Design offers the furnished version of The Sandpiper, which can be seen on Hope 2

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This auction item gives you the very special opportunity to have an episode of Second Life’s highly popular weekly show, Designing Worlds, about your favourite place,  past-time, event or organisation in Second Life.

If you win this item, the Designing Worlds team will work with you to create a show that will be shown as part of our regular season on all our broadcast channels.

Our only stipulation is that – as Designing Worlds is a family, freely available show, there must be no adult-rated content.

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Rainbow Sunset

The sky is a very abstract rainbow or what a rainbow would look like if you were inside of it. A symbol of Hope.

This Auction item is not only an SL artwork, but also a real life watercolour painting, which will be mailed to the winner. So the winner of this auction will not only have a lovely painting for their Second Life Home; they will also receive a copy to display in their real life home – and one with an amazing story behind it!

A message from AJ’s:
AJ’s only opened in April of 2017, we are brand spanking new! We offer various types of art work, using different mediums. All of this work was created by my daughter who is currently 16 years old, Her current favorite medium is watercolor. I think her work is fantastic, drop by and have a look for yourself!

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A wonderful opportunity from Culprit Mesh Furniture and Prefabs which enables you to be a superhero to your friends. You may choose up to 50 no transfer items from the fabulous Culprit and send one or a few to each of your friends.

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Kaerri-Auction
Kaerri is well known for elegantly designed and stylich furniture. If you win this auction, you will receive all new releases from Kaerri – including events and limited editions – from June 5- Dec 31 2017.

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Select up to 15 items from the beautiful and stylish store also Known as. These items can be delivered to yourself, or gifted to anyone you want.

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Torgon's Logo

Torgon Woodget of TDS Services is famous for his scripting skills which has led to brilliant tools loved by, for example, KittyCats owners and breeders, as well as his amazing Book Creator. Now you have the chance to bid on one of his most fun creations – well, actually, THREE of his most fun creators! Torgon’s auction will be a set of three large scale rollercoasters for your region or amusement park, each promising a different experience.

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LEP ~ OOAK Midnight Rose Cottage AD

Love Everlasting PlantPets sells a full line of seasonal home and garden decor, as well as the complete catalog of PlantPets breedable, growing, plants. Their OOAK item for the 2017 Home & Garden Expo is the fully furnished Midnight Rose Cottage.

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Toys Design Logo

ToysforMales of Toys Designs offers fun creations for your home. If you win this auction, you can select 10 items from Toys Design to be delivered to yourself or gifted to a friend.

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aruba

Our last item is Aruba Decuir‘s SL artwork

Bleu Blanc Rouge, Hommage a Matisse, Special Edition, RFL Auction

The painting measures approximately 5*5 meters, and comes with a special frame

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You can place pre-bids on auction items by visiting the kiosks in the theatre at Hope 5. The winning bid at 11 AM June 4th will be the opening bid at the live auction that starts at 12 Noon in the theatre at Hope 5.

If you would like to place a bid on any item here, but won’t be able to be inworld at 12 noon on Sunday, send a notecard to Reven Rosca with your full name and the HIGHEST bid you would be prepared to make for your chosen item! Reven (or another Home and Garden Expo team member) will then place bids on your behalf, increasing the amount incrementally until your highest level is reached.

Moles and Patch Linden at the Expo!

Postponed from Wednesday:

You may have seen the molehill on Hope 2 – it’s pretty hard to miss!

If you’ve ventured inside (and we strongly suggest that you do!) you’ll find some fun dioramas of recent build by the Moles.

Who are the Moles?

The Moles are talented residents who are contracted by Linden Lab to join the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW) and to work on builds that are, by and large, publicly accessible. They create the new user experiences; games and builds to celebrate the different season (Winterfair, the Halloween Tour, for example); special game regions (like one at the centre of the new Horizons regions, or Paleoquest) or simply things that are fun to find and explore, ranging from ancient castles to Greek villages to underwater ruins.

You can recognise Moles … by the fact that they have the surname “Mole”.

And now you can meet some Moles – and Patch Linden too – for yourselves at today’s talk in the Theatre on Hope 5 at 1pm SLT today. Please note that the Talk today is an hour earlier than usual.

Postponed: Moles and Patch Linden at the Expo!

 

 

You may have seen the molehill on Hope 2 – it’s pretty hard to miss!

If you’ve ventured inside (and we strongly suggest that you do!) you’ll find some fun dioramas of recent build by the Moles.

Who are the Moles?

The Moles are talented residents who are contracted by Linden Lab to join the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW) and to work on builds that are, by and large, publicly accessible. They create the new user experiences; games and builds to celebrate the different season (Winterfair, the Halloween Tour, for example); special game regions (like one at the centre of the new Horizons regions, or Paleoquest) or simply things that are fun to find and explore, ranging from ancient castles to Greek villages to underwater ruins.

You can recognise Moles … by the fact that they have the surname “Mole”.

And now you can meet some Moles – and Patch Linden too – for yourselves at today’s talk in the Theatre on Hope 5 at 1pm SLT today. Please note that the Talk today is an hour earlier than usual.

Get your Passport for the RFL Awareness Journey at the Home and Garden Expo!

There’s something fascinating at the Expo. It’s been created by the Meeroos and BeYou, and you’ll find it on their parcels on Hope 1 and Hope 4. It’s called the RFL Awareness Journey and … well, it’s hard to find a way to describe it! It’s more than a Hunt, although you do have to find things. It’s more than a game … although you do collect lovely stamps in your special passport – and get a prize at the end (and maybe a prize on the way there too).

But more than this – it’s a way of learning about the different forms of cancer – and also helping the fight against cancer.

So how does it do all this?

Well, I made a little video to show you …

Many thanks to Meeroos and BEYou for hosting this wonderful journey!