I love love love autumn. OK, I know, me and a few millions other people. 🙂 So of course I did the Seasons hunt (Fall). OK, I know, me and several hundred people… 😉
Not that this is a pure Seasons Hunt post.
Special mention for the skybox – no, it’s not in the Seasons hunt, you get it when you place LITHIUM in your profile picks (details here), it’s absolutely gorgeous, and I thought it made a nice foil to all the orange tones of the other gifts. After all, who wants to look at a picture that’s the visual equivalent of pumpkin soup?
Skybox: Lithium (free – profile pick)
Wall Decal : :CP: (Cheeky Pea) Photo Decal Festifall – no longer available?
Chaise longue: (TLND) My chaise longue Fall (Seasons hunt gift)
Tree: [kusshon] autum tree (Seasons hunt gift)
Frames on wall: Kyoot Home – Autumn Frames (Seasons hunt gift)
Candles: Sand Shack Surf Co Bluegrass Candle Supply Co – Harvest Spice (Seasons hunt gift)
Poufs: ARIRA Cushion 02 & 04 (no, not a season hunt gift)
Revenge of the chucked out chintz?
What can I say… I was in a mood for mismatching! 🙂
Set: Limehouse dark wood summer house (modded quite a bit!)
Textures: Torley Linden | free xstreet
Lamps: *Lok’s* Japanese Stringed Lights; Retro Radar Tulip tree lamp
Shelves: (TLND) Zig Zag Shelf 1 (August group gift)
Wall art: PRIME Furniture, part of past (PoE2) hunt gift, no longer available
Flower: [[[nocc.]]] mini flower | free
Coffee table: [kusshon] grannys first love cocktail table pine & white
Sofa: Switch Texture Sofa by Akhil Kohime – I have NO idea where I got this from, it’s been in my inventory for what seems forever; I love its mismatched charm, and think of it as a cherished flea market find. A search on the creator name doesn’t shed any light, apart from the fact that she’s French speaking, and a Depeche Mode fan (obviously a woman of taste, then!). So, there you go… 😉
Rugs: JJ Design Shaggy Rug (Old DSN Gift), no longer available; Olive Juice, SL H&G Hunt prize (modded);
Record player: /artilleri/ Phonograf *white*
Records box: [FSR] Vintage 7inch Box (Green)
Coffee cup: nordari xstreet
Books on shelves: part of Junk Ruckus book bundle
Books on table: SunnyM. Little Book Pile (former hunt gift)
Really, what’s the one item a home should never be without?
A bed? Very probably. A sofa? I suppose… Lamps? In real life, that’s for sure. Flowers? Oh yes. A TV? Not really. A nutmeg grater? Probably not. A piano? Why, of course!
This is a very cool idea for a hunt indeed, with each vendor representing a country of their choice. Diavolicious are representing Poland, and are offering a sculpted piano with 4 poses.
All you have to do is find a stamp with the “Diavolicious” logo somewhere in their shop (my hint: look for the evil twins [SURL]).
(The skybox is from Flowey [SURL], and not from the hunt. The sunbeams, in the second picture, come with the skybox, which I accidentally deleted when taking that picture. I know, duh. But I quite liked it anyway…)
I love that it includes a wearable version, so that you can start an impromptu recital whenever and wherever the mood takes you…
In the same hunt, Harry’s Houses [SURL] are offering this cute townhouse…
…complete with attic.
Guess which country they’re representing? 😉
And F&D Designs, for Italy, are offering this dining set [SURL]. Ah, sole mio, romantico! 🙂 (Where’s my italian phrasebook when I need it?)
On the other side of the globe, Dzines by D offers a taste of Japanese living. [SURL]
Oh dear. Believe it or not, this was going to to be a quick post about the piano!
And now for a slightly different post.
I met Amona on Flickr, and we chatted a bit, and she made me the kindest offer: would I like to come round and take pictures of her Scarlet Creative house?
Oh yessssssss!!!!! was my reaction, of course. 🙂
Amona herself has taken several pictures of the house, and they’re lovely. I hadn’t actually looked at the whole set before taking my pictures, and some of my pictures mirror hers, but hopefully, there’s not too much overlap.
I have to show you my favourite of the set, though – I love it so much.
Walking round the garden and house, I was in awe of how exquisitely Amona styled the whole space. Everything is quietly luxe in an understated way, and with a beautiful attention to detail. Every corner of her island is a peaceful retreat from the outside world.
A house for all seasons.
Hope you like.
Um, Amona? Hope you didn’t mind me trying out your shower? 😉
OK, this isn’t Second Life. But it does have buildings in it, and that’s all the excuse I need to post this. That, and the fact that it had me cry my eyes out, it’s so beautiful. The song itself is beautiful, but the animated shorts mashup takes it to a whole different level.