Posts Tagged ‘SL’

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50 Linden Friday bargain at Elate!

November 13, 2009

I try and keep to spending just my stipend and 50 Linden Fridays really help stretch the budget.


This week at Elate! the special item is the navy blue version of the new Tuli sweater dress.  It is more than a simple budget stretcher I can see this becoming one of my favourites. So much so I am considering blowing the budget on other colours in the same style.

As you can see it is well made.

The dress has a cowl neck that you can snuggle into like a scarf. Actually the cowl can be worn on it’s own as a scarf so if you like mashing stuff up a bit there is opportunity to enjoy this outfit even more.

Screen shots taken outside Elate! on the Sunny sim

SLURL to Elate!

Credit to the designers for other items my avatar is wearing.

Boots: Maitreya SoHo Boots (a fantastic group Gift)
Jeans: Callie Cline
Skin: Skin Within
Hair: ETD

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Burning Life O9

October 22, 2009

I have some more glimpses of Burning Life 09 all of them refer to narrative by either representing it in an obvious manner or attempting to slide away from it.

Gulliver’s travel scene by Ub Yifu and  Copan Falta was certainly catching peoples eye.
The audio streaming from the first of Gulliver’s Travels is by Reverend Upshaw
SLURL Gulliver’s travel scene

Irregularity by Selavy Oh is for me, perhaps one of the most interesting builds at Burning life

‘Irregularity’ consist of 1872 identical poles arranged as a grid which  forms a hollow sphere. A the start of the week the structure is symmetric and regular, but changes as each visitor interacts with the structure. As visitors move around and collide with it poles fall. Although the structure self repairs the poles never take up the same position. This accumulative disarrangement of the structure seemed to be a trace of activity rather than an obvious telling of a story.

SLURL Irregularity

Art Evolution Cube is a project by Kicca Igaly and Nessuno Myoo. It caught my curiosity because it aims to represent a process without necessarily turning it into a narrative. Kicca Igaly and Nessuno Myoo are interested in the evolution of a work of art from design on paper to its many possible iterations. Art Evolution Cube attempts to capture this process.

SLURL: Art Evolution Cube

The Camp directory is here and an interactive map lets you teleport to any camp.

Otherwise go to the Main Gate

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Burning Life

October 21, 2009

With over 400 camps and art works to visit over 34 regions, this years Burning Life has kept me a little busy. It’s a huge non commercial arts event

In amongst the creative chaos I took screenshots of some of the pieces that caught my eye.

The Eridu Society Airship outpost is described and set in a narrative context  “Earlier this year an off-world Eridu society outpost had been constructed on Dallier’s Hope, a meteor hurtling through space. While several communications had been received when the station was first completed, we have not heard from the team since June and fear the worst. When sky permissions permit the Eridu society expedition team uses a telescope to search the skies for their fellow members …. ”

Created by TriloByte Zanzibar co-owner and manager of BlakOpal Designs I liked the steambook pro laptops they are gifting to visitors

SLURL:Eridu Society Airship outpost

Out of the Box Not Allowed? by Cienega Soon you can read about on Cienega Soon’s blog

SLURL: Out of the Box Not Allowed?

The Burning Woman by AuraKyo Insoo is a bit grim as it is “Dedicated to all Children and Women who where battered and murdered. But Never Silenced.”

SLURL: The Burning Woman

The Camp directory is here and an interactive map lets you teleport to any camp.

Otherwise go to the Main Gate

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A tribute to the work of Neferia Abel

June 9, 2009

Many of the fashion bloggers are paying tribute to Neferia Abel the designer behind Ivalde who is closing her main store. However the news is not all bad as she will still have a presence on Retrology. Neferia Abel is a very talented designer and anyone who liked vintage fashions knows her designs.

I know most people are in a summer mood but I live in Australia and we are entering into winter.

One of my all time favourite Neferia Abel designs is this Leopard print Leona jacket. I don’t know how it has not worn at the cuff , got tatty at the hem and thin at the collar because I have simply flogged it to death since I won it – yes I won it- in a hunt. Neferia Abel is not only a good designer but a generous one too.

I just love the way this jacket moves and drapes and I have had some very happy times in it.

To get a greater sense of how much Neferia Abel’s work is appreciated read the posts by other bloggers who also value her talent and hope to see her back in SL when her life sorts itself and she has a good internet connection again.

Meanwhile visit Ivalde & L’Abel at Retrology

Other items I am wearing:
Trousers: Pink Outfiters
Boots: Biddle boots
Hair and Hat: Bossa Nova (no longer in world)
AO: TorridWear
Skin: Skin Within
Eye lashes: Lynnix’s lashes – Lutra Shopping District

The screenshots were taken at The Botanical Gardens

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Amarda Breakaway

June 1, 2009

Amarda Breakaway is a highly eccentric Armarda of boats that can only float on an SL sea.

In their landmark Amarda Breakaway is described as
“After a heavy storm unlike any Armada had seen for many a year one small section was torn off and found itself alone and lost at sea. Discovered and repaired by some travellers it is now beginning again and anew.”

Exploring it took some time as there are numerous nooks and crannies. Then I took some time out to relax in the bar.

But I did not stay too long as there are lots of gang planks and thin narrow walkways to traverse.

Credits to designers for what my avatar is wearing:

Jeans: Callie Cline jeans  (Currently there is a sale on and these can be purchased for 50 L$)
Sweater: DE Designs DE Tango Sweater Coat
Shirt: A Piece of Candy (part of a hunt prize)
Boots: Maitreya Bloom boots
Earrings: Flirt, Bloom stud earrings part of a hunt prize
Bangles: Darkmouse, Oriental Inspiration Bangles (a  hunt gift)
Hair: Exile Fast ball
Eyes : Miriel (free)
AO TorridWear : Overide set 2
Skin: Skin Within Kiara skin and shape
Eye lashes :Lutra L.S.D

ARC (Avatar rendering cost)  1571

SLURL to Amarda Breakaway