Multiple Colorgasms! Oh My!

Guess what? I’m fulfilling one of the promises I made to you yesterday – I haz Second Life pics, woohoo! And only a day after I made the promise! Am I on the ball or what?

Once again, I went for bright, rich colors, using pieces that generally could be seen as modern twists on the classic  and traditional in this take on the Molto Bene! Black and White Sky Parlor Skybox. Note that I retinted the sash on the curtains to match the teal damask walls, which I’ve retextured with a modified (by me) vivid textures Victorian wall texture, type2-blue. I also replaced the texture originally behind the fake windows with the stock panorama of Manhattan (see the last pic).

Tip:  to match the color of the curtain sash and the teal walls, I used the “show color under cursor” option at the bottom of the UI menu in the Advanced menu. Then, I let my mouse pointer rest, without touching it, so that it would truly stay still, over the point on the wall that seemed closest to the middle of the color’s variations. After jotting down the RGB values for safekeeping, I entered them in RGB boxes in the tint section under the texture menu when editing linked parts on the curtains. The linked part in question, of course, was the sash. And voila, my sash and walls matched!

Anyway, you’ve probably done all that before and are wondering, “what is this crazy woman doing going on like I don’t know how to rez a box?” Sorry! Just covering all the bases, trying to be as thorough as possible, and spell out every detail for anyone who’s never used this function before. It can be finicky, the RGB value finding, hence the need for precise lack of movement, to be oxymoronic. Okay, well, before I put you to sleep, here are the piccies! Yay! ❤

 

Just loungin' 'round

The Loft – Hufnie Hanging Light Rust

C&D Designs – “the Baroque” Sofa – Lime/Black (34 pos)

The Loft – Ethan Lamp Purple

The Loft – Suede Storage Bench Red

The Loft – Aphrodite End Table Turquoise

LISP – Jewel  Lamp – Touch On/Off

**InteriorAddiction** Candle (small)

[croire] letters from the attic

 

Kickin’ up mah heel!
<— sleepyhead

Loungin’ only:

LISP – Jewel Lantern Hanging

 

sleepyhead only:

**InteriorAddiction** Candle (large)*

*InteriorAddiction** Candle (medium)*

*InteriorAddiction** Candle (small)

*Y’s HOUSE*Cafe GIFT/agura(F)_book(Wear)

LISP – Gatcha Floor Cushion – Blue Flower

MudHoney Prestige Medallion Chair – Red Paisley

 

both:

The Loft – Mayer Chaise Jazzberry

MudHoney Prestige Medallion Chair – Lime Stripes

The Loft – Aphrodite End Table Yellow

MudHoney Daisies in Orange vase

LISP – Tearose Daisy Orange

<Kal Rau>  Cards

**InteriorAddiction** Rug Purple

Mrs. Browning’s Poems 1862 (Noctis)

[noctis] Longfellow’s Evangeline book

LISP – Gatcha Floor Cushion – Pink Flower

:: Awesome Blossom :: Ladoix White Wine set (not for sale individually)

 

Showing off the Icing on the Kake goods

showing only:

(iTuTu) Valentine Heart Sofa 3

The Loft – Addison Frame OrangeThe Loft – Addison Frame Pink

IOTK: Marilyn Wall Decal III: Imperfection Is Beauty (tintable)

 

I got all fancy with the frame in this last pic, for some reason.

Lost in the view

lost  only:

~*GOD*~ Old Books – TypeG

The Loft – Alex Pouf Pink Brocade

The Loft – Hufnie Hanging Light Mini Rust

 

And there ya have it! Hope you enjoyed! ❤

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I’ve been bad. So very, very bad.

Yes, that’s right, I’ve done sinned and y’all know it best of all. I cannot remember the last time I blogged. Hopefully, I’ll rectify that properly with pretty Second Life pics soon. For now, though, I’ve got pretty real life pics for you! Yes, that’s right, this is the first of many real life inspiration pieces I hope to do. (Notice I said “hope” and promised nothing. Lulz).

If you’ve ever looked at the right-hand side of the blog (as most of us do), you may have noticed a poll. (Go. Look. Yes, this means now. We’re waiting. Don’t make me sigh dramatically as I tap my watch. Done now? Good, back to business). Okay, so the poll concerns whether you’re only interested in SL content or whether you’d be interested in RL content as well, especially links to and pics of the things that inspire me. Just under 93 per cent of y’all either didn’t care either way or were in favor of the idea. So, without further ado, let’s get on with the main event, what I hope will be the first of many revealing little looks at where I get my RL inspiration.

Up first, an amazing blog, and an even more amazing flickr stream by one of the contributors. The blog is design*sponge, a blog about interiors, primarily, with before and afters, DIY info, trend info, city info, podcasts, and what may be my favorite feature, and what led me to discover contributor Grace Bonney’s seriously stunning photostream, Sneak Peaks, which are in-depth looks at the inner sanctums of real life people, photographed by the homeowners themselves. Here is a pic of part of the home page. You may notice, sneak peaks are listed first on the left-hand side of the blog. \o/

partial design*sponge homepage

While Grace’s own pics, though few and far between (the flickr stream is almost entirely made up of sets of individual sneak peaks and it’s an enormous stream) are lovely, it’s the sneak peaks that make my hands shake as I wait not-so-patiently each day for my alloted dose (1-3 sets per day, and since I started doing this several weeks ago, I’ve barely made a dent in the collection). I both hoard the sneak peaks and scarf them up, like the addict I truly am. Okay, not a believer yet? Let me show you pics from five sets, as varied and beautiful and eccentric as I’m sure the owners of each home probably are.

First, I will own this kitchen one day. I kid you not. Though with a different color scheme.

sneak peak Annette Joseph kitchen pic I aka Kake's future kitchen

sneak peak Annette Joseph kitchen pic II aka Kake's future kitchen

Next up we have a converted warehouse occupied one Mr. Rob Brinson. It is everything a converted warehouse should be for a human to occupy such a space and oh, so much more. For some reason, I’m especially drawn to the workspaces, but believe you me, the living spaces are just as divine.

design sponge sneak peak rob brinson workspace I

design sponge sneak peek rob brinson work space II

These next pics are uber-evocative for me. They make me remember my beloved and belated Aunt Lillian. When I see them the aromas of the brackish Pamlico River and of honeysuckle seem to waft in the air. I taste sweet southern iced tea, eastern North Carolina barbecue, and pecan pie. I feel papery thin hands graze my cheeks and hear southern accents so thick a non-native would be hard-pressed to understand what was being said. Anyway, without further ado, I present pics from Nancy Lendved’s sneak peek:

design sponge nancy lendved the study

design sponge sneak peek nancy lendved the hallway

Okay, who’s next? Let’s see… Oh, yeah, the loft that mixes so many different elements that it shouldn’t work at all. But, oh my god, does it ever. Anna Campa and Gerald Calm of Zoo Studio are geniuses who’ve made all these mismatched elements work beautifully in this amazing sundrenched loft with the single-most breathtaking view. Here, see for yourself:

design sponge sneak peek anna campa and gerald calm mainfloor overview I

OH MY GOD, THAT FRIGIN’ VIEW!

design sponge sneak peek anna campa and gerald calm main floor overview II

OH MY GOD, I *NEED* THAT FRIGGIN’ VANITY/BAR IN THE CORNER!

Anyway, if y’all thought that was something, wait until you see the last, but most definitely not least, pair of photos. Morgane is a European fashion designer, the founder of Los Composantes, and let me tell you, her taste and sense of style are impeccable. No, fuck that, let me show you.

design sponge sneak peek Morgane's girly-girl workspace

design sponge sneak peek Morgane's white-on-white living room

Good god, do you think I could hire her (for like maybe a grand total of 1000 usd) to decorate my place? All expenses included? Hehehe.

Anyway, that’s all she wrote folks. ❤

Try it, Believe it, Win it Sweepstakes

Hey, y’all!

To all you creative types out there, I found a great opportunity that may be of interest to you. Adobe is currently running a promotion where, if you download a Creative Suite 5 product via the link at the bottom of this post, then you’re automatically entered to win full CS5 software, as well as a $10,000 home office makeover!!! If you’ve ever considered  trying a product you aren’t familiar with yet or just want to try the latest version of these products, now would definitely be the time! I, personally, chose to download Adobe Design Premium CS5, which includes Photoshop CS5 Extended, Dreamweaver CS5, ExtendScript Toolkit CS5, Extension Manager CS5, Fireworks CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Media Encoder CS5, Pixel Bender Toolkit 2, Acrobat 9 Pro, Bridge CS5, and Device Central CS5 (I hope I got all that right and didn’t leave anything out, lol)! Wow, that’s a TON  of stuff to play with for a month. However, do keep in mind that not  all features are enabled on the trial versions, but, hey, you can still do a TON of stuff even with some features disabled! Anyway, I just thought all you other photographers, designers, creators, and the like, might be interested in this. I, personally, am crossing my fingers that I win *something,* although, personally, I’m DYING for the $10K home office makeover, since my current home office is a total joke, which really cramps my style, since I work from home and am self-employed. Anyways, good luck to all of you! Maybe, if enough of us enter, at least one will win something? Okay, maybe that’s wishful thinking, but it never hurts to hope! 😀

Also, be on the lookout for (hopefully) several new blogposts in the coming week or so!

And, last, but most definitely not least, I wanted to thank everyone who came out to F.A.B. last Saturday night for the grand opening of my store, Icing on the Kake! Hope all of you are enjoying the freebies and purchases you made and I encourage you to check the store  frequently, as I’m making some major changes and (hopefully) rolling out several new products soon!

Love you guys!

Kake ❤

Try it, Believe it, Win it Sweepstakes.

Icing on the Kake’s Grand Opening Shindig TONIGHT! \o/

Tonight, I am holding the OFFICIAL Grand Opening Shindig for my Second Life wall decor store, Icing on the Kake. DJs Paradox Messmer, Barely Texan, & myself will be playing tunes at 5pm, 7pm, & 9pm slt, respectively. We will all be streaming at both F.A.B., the indie club that is directly across from my store, and at the river, the mall in which my store is located. They are literally adjacent, separated only by a short bridge over a winding river, peacefully dividing the two parcels. There will be free gifts, exclusive gifts, other new stuffs, and deals. Also at the river: Studio Sidhe, Julia Collection, Vextra fashion, & more. Located on the Summerland sim.

Soooo… sounds pretty damn good, right? Riiiiight! Come on out for great tunes, great freebies, new releases, exclusive items, dancing, conversing, & hey, get in call on Skype & even get some phone fucking in, for all I care. I KID! I KID! Seriously, though, I want everyone to have a friggin’ blast and I literally cannot wait to see you all out there tonight!!! \o/ ❤

 

Tonight, I am holding the OFFICIAL Grand Opening Shindig for my Second Life wall decor store, Icing on the Kake. DJs Paradox Messmer, Barely Texan, & I will be playing tunes at 5pm, 7pm, & 9pm slt, respectively. We will all be streaming at both F.A.B., the indie club that is directly across from my store, and at the river, the mall in which my store is located. They are literally adjacent, separated only by a short bridge over a winding river, peacefully divinding the two parcels. There will be free gifts, exclusive gifts, other new stuffs, and deals. Also located at the river: Studio Sidhe, Julia Collection, Vextra fashion, & more. Located on the Summerland sim.

 

Soooo… sounds pretty damn good, right? Riiiiight! Come on out for great tunes, great freebies, new releases, exclusive items, dancing, conversing, & hey, get in call on skype & even get some phone fucking in, for all I care. I KID! I KID! Seriously, though, I want everyone to have a friggin’ blast and I literally cannot wait to see you all out there tonight!!! \o/ ❤

Numbah 494 (via So Many Styles)

Irie does it again! I could not be more happy with the quality and look of the pictures of herself and the lovely clothing she always manages to make and/or find and, it goes without saying, the usage of the decals. I’m overwhelmed by her generosity and the extent to which she’s used my decals. I cannot express the gratitude I have, nor the affection and warm fuzzies she brings out in me. If you don’t know Irie Campese, all I want to know is have you been living under a rock for the last 2-3 years??? She’s the sole designer/proprietor of *So Many Styles* (often abbreviated as SMS), as well as the genius behind the pics and outfits featured in her multipurpose blog, also called So Many Styles. To get to her mainstore, follow the slurl:

Slurl to So Many Styles Mainstore

ALSO: to find Irie’s exceptional blog, click HERE!

Numbah 494

Skin: !Imabee – Petal Miranda 1 (coming very soon) Hair: BISHWEAR – Winnifer Wheat Sweater: {mon tissu} – Prudence Cardigan Brown Shirt: CUPCAKES – Ruffly One Shoulder Top Beige Skirt: So Many Styles – {SMS} Chiffon Lacy Skirt Beige Tights: Rotten Toe – Plain Tights Black Necklace 1: *HAMIs* – Long Luxury Necklace Necklace 2: .+*Atelier Am*+. – Long Pearl Necklace II White Ring: LaGyo – King Deer Ring Belt: Veschi – Pashmina Belt Beige Bag: tram … Read More

via So Many Styles

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