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)
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At Home – The Lion’s Den

Follow me today into “The Lion’s Den” – a house that could be Leon’s, if he had a house instead of his small apartment.
Lion's Den 01/10
lakeside_02living
lakeside_03kitchen
lakeside_04living
lakeside_05study
lakeside_06study
lakeside_07bedroom
lakeside_08bedroom
lakeside_09bedroom
lakeside_10garden

Today’s post contains too many items to feature every one of them, so here’s a list of the designers they’re from:

22769 ~ [bauwerk]
Abiss Interior
Apple Fall
[ARIA]
[ba] Barnesworth Anubis
~BAZAR~
Blank Line
Breno
Cheeky Pea
Culprit
Dutchie
Envisage: Limitless
F.E. Energy
floorplan
Incognito Designs
Kuro
LISP
Minerva Tactical
MudHoney
nordari.
Pilot
Roawenwood
Rustica
+sanctuaire+
Second Spaces
Studio Sidhe
Studio Skye
Trompe Loeil
Turnip's Homes
Wayward Muse
{what next}
Zinnias

If you would like to know where a specific item comes from, don’t be shy and leave a comment or send me an IM.

At Home – In the Woods

This issue of “At Home” is quite a bit late, but features our favourite fugitive!

at home - in the woods 1After a close call with the police, Moran left the city to seek shelter in a cabin deep in the woods. While it might not be the safest place on earth, he might get some rest in there… unless the owners show up.

at home - in the woods 2Finding the key in the bird house didn’t prove much of a problem for Moran and he carefully enters. The small lodge is stuffed with furniture from all over last century and in the kitchen, the fugitive finds enough canned food to keep him sustained for a while.
There’s dust all over the place and the air is a bit stale, but the only inhabitant seems to be a half-wild cat.

at home - in the woods 3After sharing a can of baked beans, Moran and the cat decide to ignore each other for now. Finally, he finds a comfy spot where he can settle down and continue his search for his identity.

at home - in the woods 4Moran can’t help and jumps at every noise outside, checking for cars or other dangers.

Today’s look:

cap: Deco
hairbase: eep (free)
shades: Kumaki
cigarette: Action
beard: Keane
shirt: PIXLIGHTS
tattoo: Boss Store
tape: SiniStyle
hand cuffs: KM
arm cast: [ht+]
jeans: Kauna
shoes: Redgrave
pose: my own

bear: SL10B Bear Avatar
bear pose: momomuller

Today’s set (outside):

skybox: Turnip's Homes
forest: Studio Skye
mountains: Rustica
grass: Garden of Dreams
rocks: Forest Floor
path & birch trees: LAQ decor
cabin: Trompe Loeil
birdhouse: vespertine
water pump: POST
gardening tools & decor: Pilot
clothes drier & trash bins: 22769 ~ [bauwerk]

Today’s set (inside):

stove, cupboard & coffee table: POST
kitchen chair & table: Second Spaces
cat condo: The Domineaux Effect
cat: Shop Seu
couch: Cheeky Pea
rug & arm chair: vespertine
entertainment centre: Alouette
fur rug: Wayward Muse
pictures: Bazar
coffee cup: Dutchie

day bed: Digs
ladder book shelf: floorplan
ash tray: lame
fur rug: Wayward Muse
stool: Second Spaces
desk & deco: LISP
plant: Dutchie
dresser: Pilot
vases: [Circa]
TV & tapes: vespertine

guitar & case: Standby Inc. (The Arcade)

At Home – Chilling in Miami

at home - chilling in miami

Today’s set:

skybox: Barnesworth Anubis (Collabor88)
couch: 22769 ~ [bauwerk]
table: Zigana
backgammon: Second Spaces (The Arcade)
crisps: Cheeky Pea
bar, bottles & glasses: MudHoney (The Mens Dept)
artwork, vases & lamp: [Circa]
cheese plate: Elate! (The Arcade)
macarons: Action (TDR Fusion)
rug & books: Bazar
newspaper: Dutchie
POBs: PILOT (Collabor88)
slippers: Bastard (The Mens Dept)

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

At Home – Voronoi House

voronoi4It’s been a week since I introduced my own home in SecondLife here. I decided to turn this into a recurring format, focusing my Sunday posts on houses, furniture, gardening or landscaping items. For issue #2 of “At Home” I have a real treat!

voronoi1I don’t want to say much about the events overshadowing the Home & Garden Expo. In my opinion, mistakes have been made on different ends. But that is no reason to punish hard-working creators of unique and original content.

voronoi2Personally, I love modern, industrial styles. I could imagine Leon living in a house like that. He would definitely put his grand piano in a prominent place. Next to a somewhat comfortable couch or bed and a few interesting books, it is all he needs to feel at home.

voronoi3Leon’s taste and his needs are simple, yet sophoisticated. And, frankly, who would not love to wake up to a view like this?

house: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] (Home & Garden Expo)

furniture & deco: 11th Hour, 22769 ~ [bauwerk], Apple Fall, Bazar, Breno, Dutchie, KOSH, lame, LISP, Meshworx, Pilot, Sway’s, theosophy

At Home – Mirror House

Mirror House - 1. Outside

Today’s post will be in a slightly different format than usual. First of all, it’s not about one of my characters and their adventures, but about a place. Secondly, this place was not built / put together just for the purpose of a blogpost.
Follow me to Mirror Lake. As it lies hidden in a secluded little area, surrounded by small mountains, it is not easy to find Mirror House. The humble residence of the Szpiegel family was built by Corv’s great-grandfather Erich. Recently the Kitteh inherited it from his great-aunt.

mirror house - entrance hall

When he moved in, Corvus left most of the things as they were. He never really knew any of his family and being surrounded by their belongings makes him feel closer to them. He did, however, add a few touches of his own here and there.

mirror house - living

Most of the time, the Kitteh and his friends hang out by the fire, with the old-fashioned, but cosy kitchen right behind them. The furniture may be a little old and faded, but everything is still in good working order.

mirror house - sleeping

The bedroom area has probably seen the most changes. Great-aunt’s frilly and moth-eaten bed wasn’t quite Corv’s taste and he replaced it with something that doesn’t smell of dust and moth balls, and doesn’t have springs that poke your fur when you seriously try to catnap.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour around the house – it is a private place and normally only open to select guests.
There are too many items in the pictures to list individually, so I am going to provide a list of shopws where items are from, and landmarks if possible. I hope I don’t forget anyone… if you see something I missed, please let me know!

Garden/Outside:
Botanical, Cheeky Pea, Dutchie, Forest Floor, Garden of Dreams, Kinokoko, LAQ Decor, LISP, MMGraffiti‘s, MnM Design, Pilot, Rithori Mori, Rustica, The Black Forest, The Looking Glass, Thus Magic

Inside:
Apple Fall, Baffle, Bazar, Breno, Cheeky Pea, Concrete Flowers, Creative Decay, Dutchie, Elate, Floorplan, LAQ Decor, LISP, The Loft, Meshworx, New Trails, nordari, Pilot, Post, Rustica, Second Spaces, Sway’s, Trompe Loeil, Wayward Muse, Y’s House, Zigana