The Bistro down the Street

bistro_insideC’mon everybody, meet me at the quaint little bistro just down the street. Ah, the stories its walls could tell, of hopes lost and luck found. Everyone is welcome there. Dine inside…
bistro_outside…or relax outside in the sun with a cuppa of whatever you fancy.
bistro_upstairsAnd if you’re the artistic type, meet kindred spirits in the lounge upstairs.

bistro building & all furniture, unless stated otherwise:
22769 ~ [bauwerk] (Food Fair)

inside set:

tea time set (table): Tres Blah
hot chocolate: LISP
wine: Elate!
tea set (counter): Dysfunctional Designs (Food Fair)
artworks & vases: Action, [CIRCA], A.D.D. Andel & JoHaDeZ

inside outfits:

Chanda (front, left): 
hair: elikatira
dress: 22769 (The Gallery Gift Shop)

Leon (front, right):
suit: FATEwear
walking cane: [hate this]

sad girl (background):
hair: Dura (group gift, free)
skin: Curio
shape: By Snow (free)
pearls: lassitude & ennui (Free*Style, free)
dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)

outside set:

plants: Dutchie
laptop: Meshworx
handbag: 22769 (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)
milk / chocolate: {Haute House} (Food Fair)
shades: Kumaki
sushi: Breno
hat: Deco
coffee: 22769 (Food Fair)
bikes: {what next}

outside outfits:

business woman (front, left):
skin: Glam Affair
shape: custom
hair: elikatira
glasses: Kumaki
piercings: the HV
outfit: coldLogic
bracelet: erratic

Moran (front, right):
hair: Truth
necklace: Just You
tattoo: -Valley Park- (The Mens Dept)
shorts: Redgrave
boots: TonkTastic

HT (middle, right):
hair: Dura
skin: Tableau Vivant
necklace: G & D
tanktop: BeUp
shorts: 22769
leg cast / ankle brace / crutches: [ht+]
shoes: Adjunct

gossip girl 1 (background, left):
hair: [Due] (Hair Fair, free)
skin: Curio
shape: By Snow (free)
dress: Coco Designs (group gift, free)
shoes: Gabriel (group gift, free)

gossip girl 2 (background, right):
hair: Magika
skin / pants: The Plastik
tank: Auxiliary (Hair Fair, free)
shoes: Coco Designs

upstairs set:

artwork (left): Gabrielle Swindlehurst (The Gallery Gift Shop, free)
crying peacock statue: RAG Randt (Mad Pea's Room 326, hunt gift)
bookshelf: Second Spaces
books: Dutchie
ceiling fan: Trompe Loeil
mask: DownDownDown (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift)
artwork (middle): Arduenn Schwartzmann (Mad Pea's Room 326, hunt gift)
tree sculpture: MudHoney (Home Show)
violin: Grollwerk
chocolate cake: Culprit (Food Fair)
deco pillows: [hate this]
armchair: Kuro
easel, stool & artistic clutter: ~Bazar~ (Home Show)

Meet me at the Glade

meet me at the gladeToday’s set:

forest: Studio Skye
pergola: :{MV}: (The Challenge)
chairs: Trompe Loeil (Atelier Kreslo)
ruins: Botanical (Collabor88)
ferns: Envisage:Limitless (We <3 Roleplay)

Today’s look (Chanda)

skin: Alchemy (We <3 Roleplay)
hair: LaNoir Soleil (Midsummer Nights Hunt)
dress: Senzafine (We <3 Roleplay)

Today’s look (Moran)

skin: Alchemy (We <3 Roleplay)
hair: Wasabi Pills
eyes: Insufferable Dastard (The Mens Dept)
outfit: Kahli Designs (We <3 Roleplay)
Gloves: Deco
pose: Diesel Works

Chanda – The Silence of the Prims

chanda - silence of the primsThis is my entry for Strawberry Singh’s SL Movie Poster Challenge.

Chanda – Unicorn

chanda - unicorn

Playing around with more Arcade and Gacha stuffs.

Today’s look:

skin: Glam Affair (The Arcade)
eyes & veins: Clemmm
hair: Wasabi Pills (The Arcade)
unicorn set: +Half-Deer+ (The Arcade)
skybox: vespertine (old gacha item)
pose: Adorkable

At Home – The Artist’s Loft

at home - artists loft 1Welcome to the third issue of “At Home”! Today we’re visiting an unknown artist’s loft, furnished with items from the current round of The Challenge. This month’s theme is factory/industrial.

at home - artists loft 2The entrance area serves as a photo studio, office and gallery.

at home - artists loft 3Behind a low wall is a fully furnished appartment. The kitchen may be simple, but it is functional and able to satisfy the artist’s humble worldly needs – there’s beer! But what about the bust of Chanda? Maybe that will give a hint about the artist’s identity.

at home - artists loft 4There is an open living and sleeping area.

at home - artists loft 5And between another low wall and a curtain for privacy, a small bathroom, too.

Today’s look:

eyes: Clemmm
mannequin set: Studio Sidhe (The Challenge)
outfit: BareRose
crown: 22769

Today’s set:

warehouse skybox: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] (The Challenge)

picture 1
photo studio: Gauged
lamps: Handverk
truck: Michigan's Shack (The Challenge)
rail & mine cart: Dysfunctional Designs (The Challenge)
exit sign: Little Hopper
pictures: my own
small walls: Win Factory (The Challenge)

picture 2
planters: Trompe Loeil (Collabor88)
picture (left): my own
desk chair: %Percent (The Challenge)
lamps: Kuro (The Challenge)
desk: Senzafine (The Challenge)
newspaper, box & plants : Dutchie
phone: ALH
pulley: Kari
burger & left artwork: Pilot
donut & right artwork: Breno (The Challenge)
books: Bazar
fan: LISP
doors: Win Factory (The Challenge)
arrow light: Art Dummy
drawing table & chair: Follow Us (The Challenge)
pedestal: Studio Sidhe (The Challenge)
crane sculpture: meadowWorks (Home & Garden Expo)
exit sign: Little Hopper

picture 3
table & chairs: Cheeky Pea
fridge, stove & counter: POST
beer: Vespertine (The Mens Dept)

picture 4
plant light: Botanical
basket truck: Little Hopper
pillow: FWC
plants: Dutchie
bedroom set, coffee table & tray: Cleo Designs (The Challenge)
cupboard: [hate this] (The Challenge)
mouse sculpture: meadowWorks (Home & Garden Expo)
artworks: my own
tie rack: Pilot
couch: Organica
chair & rug: Kuro (Home & Garden Expo)
fan: Art Dummy

picture 5
curtain: City Builder
aircon: End of Daze (The Challenge)
sink & wooden grate: POST
mirror & beauty products: Vespertine (50 Linden Fridays)
shaving kit: Pilot
toilet & scales: Dutchie
towel rack & mat: LISP

Chanda – Demonstrations

chanda - demoThose of you who know me from plurk, may have read one of my rants about skin demos. I will try not to let this post end in a rant, but I would like to say a few words about demos, especially skin demos.
Above you see an example of a great skin demo, the way it should be in my opinion – I hope, Izzie doesn’t mind me using her work as a positive example.

I will not show any pictures for negative examples – I don’t want to diss any hard working creator, even if they made a poor choice for their demos.

What I am talking about, are demos that are covered in lines or even grids from head to toe. Of course, I do understand creators want to protect their work from thieves and keep people from using the demo skin, instead of buying the actual one.
But when a skin is totally covered, you can’t make out the fine details. And it’s those details that are the most important to me. I am always searching for “the” skin for one of my characters. Once I found it, they usually stick to it for a long time, or at least to the same skin maker.
Most of the time, the lines cover the seams between different parts of the texture as well. In other words, it makes it harder to see if a skin is well-made or not. Now, I am prepared to pay a fair price for a well-made skin I like. But if I am going to spend that much money, I expect to be able to see the quality and details before my purchase.

Before this really turns into a rant, here’s another picture of Chanda wearing an entirely new look, which is quite unusual for her.

chanda - demo outfit

skin: Izzie's (The Dressing Room Fusion)
hair: LoQ (Marketplace promo)
top: Sey
pants: Boom (The Dressing Room Fusion)
earring: Glow Studio (The Dressing Room Fusion)
necklace: Kosh
poses: Adorkable (closing inworld soon! check out their sale!)

Chanda – Don’t look…

chanda - running

…behind you!

Going outside into the woods at night and all by herself sure wasn’t the smartest thing, Chanda ever did. It seems, this girl has a knack for getting herself into trouble. From the looks of it, this time, she was able to get away from whoever… or whatever was chasing her. Or was it just in her imagination all the time?

Today’s look:

skin: Glam Affair
hair: Dura
make-up: Jalwa (free @ World Goth Fair)
teeth (tattoo): Fallen Gods
dress: The Muses (World Goth Fair)
necklace: Kosh
nails: Love Soul
shoes: Deco
stockings: erratic
lantern: Trompe Loeil

Today’s set:

pose: [hate this]
location: Bentham Forest