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Join us today, Monday 29th September at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay the second of our two visits to the amazing Home and Garden Expo!

Home and Garden Expo 2014: Cain Maven's Eichler style home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo 2014: Cain Maven’s Eichler style home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, Aki Shichiroji of Organica, Marcello Law and Bee Caudron Law of M.Law Designs and Bee Designs, BB Woodford of Exquisite Eye Designs, and paying a visit to the Prim Perfect Castle, designed and landscaped by our director, Aisling Sinclair. And there will be a chance to see the beautiful lantern ceremony we held each day.

Home and Garden Expo 2014: Prim Perfect Castle - the Lady of Shalott's Loom and Mirror, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo 2014: Prim Perfect Castle – the Lady of Shalott’s Loom and Mirror, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there will, of course, be wonderful photographs of the Expo from Wildstar Beaumont.

This is a show that fans of design in Second life really won’t want to miss!

Home and Garden Expo 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Home and Garden Expo 2014: the Lantern Ceremony at the Prim Perfect Castle, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo 2014: the Lantern Ceremony at the Prim Perfect Castle, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – our first visit to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web.

We talk to Kat Alderson, the organiser of the event, and to some of the designers whose work in featured there, including Robin Sojourner of R(S)W, Tess Spargel of Spargel and Shine, Cara Ametza of Treasured Cove, Cube Republic of The Cube Republic, and eku Zhong and yure4u Sosa of Culprit Furniture.

Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can also see this show at slartist.com and aviewtv.com.

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Home and Expo: Culprit Furniture, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo: Culprit Furniture, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 22nd September at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams as we pay the first of two visits to the amazing Home and Garden Expo!

We’ll be talking to Kat Alderson, the organiser of the event, and to some of the designers whose work in featured there, including Robin Sojourner of R(S)W, Tess Spargel of Spargel and Shine, Cara Ametza of Treasured Cove, Cube Republic of The Cube Republic, and eku Zhong and yure4u Sosa of Culprit Furniture.

Home and Expo: Spargel and Shine, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo: Spargel and Shine, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

And there will, of course, be wonderful photographs of the Expo from Wildstar Beaumont.

But perhaps the best news of all is that the Expo is still open, and will be till September 28th, so you will be able to visit it for yourselves (see http://primperfect.net/2014/09/16/the-home-and-garden-expo-is-open for how to get there!).

This is a show that fans of design in Second life really won’t want to miss!

Home and Expo: R(S)W, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo: R(S)W, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

There's a whole range of activities at the Home and Garden Expo! Photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

There’s a whole range of activities at the Home and Garden Expo! Photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit the some of the fascinating Japanese regions on the grid to discover how they are tackling the question of the new user experience and Second Life retention – is now on the web.

After our last show on the topic of new user experience and retention (and the Prim Perfect build at the SL11B Community Celebration), it was suggested to us that we should take a look at what was happening in the Japanese regions to welcome and support new users. So, with the aid of a fantastic guide, Kengo, we visited various groups and individuals who have created a wide range of projects and groups to support new Japanese residents. And you can see the results on tonight’s show.

SL Utopia

SL Utopia

We visit a newcomer support group – SL Utopia and the Beginners’ Center located close by, the Yumix estate, which offers special support for newcomers, Melsapo – another newcomer center and group, and the Hotel Riverside, which offers special accommodation for free to newcomers. And we also take a look at something that draws together Japanese people in Second Life – television created for Japanese residents, which offers a very full range of programming (they even have a very popular show that explores Second Life regions – rather like Designing Worlds!).

Msapo - support for Japanese residents

Msapo – support for Japanese residents

And we would like to offer many thanks to those who have helped with the creation of this show – firstly Kengo, who arranged all the meetings with Japanese residents, and not only translated our questions into Japanese, but provided translations of all the responses. We would also like to thank the people who participated: Sayully Noel, Bucchus McDonnell, Tomoyo Newall, Halfapple Kidd, Yumix Writer, Eflora Loup, Kero Nishi, Okota Wingtips, Ayumi Hammerer and Clione Clary. And we would also like to extend our thanks to the many others who came to the different locations to offer support.

Hotel Riverside, free accommodation for new Japanese residents

Hotel Riverside, free accommodation for new Japanese residents

You can also see this show at slartist.com and aviewtv.com

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Casa – the new initiative for homes and gardens – opens today – and you can see the Designing Worlds show about it on the web!

Created by Reven Rosca of PRIME and Meshopotamia, and Kaerri Rae of Kaerri launched Casa today, Friday 1st August 2014, with a collection of high end stores and designs in the Home and Garden market, as well as the work of several artists.

And there will be a Grand Opening Party on Saturday 2nd August at 2pm at Casa.

Casa

Casa

Make sure you watch the show too – where you can see what Cain Maven’s new home on Casa looks like furnished, according to some of the ideas discussed on the show, as we explore how we can define quality in a virtual market. And we learn more about mesh templates and how they can be used in building. And there are some thoughts on the gacha phenomenon too – which will be the subject of an article in the next issue of Prim Perfect – part of our exciting relaunch (of which more soon!).

Casa

Casa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Images of Casa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Images of Casa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 28th July at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a visit to a new initiative in the home and garden market – Casa.

Created by Reven Rosca of PRIME and Meshopotamia, and Kaerri Rae of Kaerri are launching Casa on Friday 1st August 2014, a collection of high end stores and designs in the Home and Garden market.

Images of Casa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Images of Casa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Learning about this – and seeing a stunning example of their concepts (created with Cain Maven and Cherelle Capra, and the artists Kayly Iali and Ohsoleomio – makes for a fascinating show as we explore how we can define quality in a virtual market. And we learn more about mesh templates and how they can be made exclusive or limited edition.

It makes for a fascinating show – make sure that you don’t miss it!

Images of Casa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Images of Casa, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we have the second and final part of a discussion of Second Life’s continued viability and the ways in which Linden Lab might attract existing communities to their new platform – is now on the web.

Our great panel of guests is present again – including Jessica Lyon, Project Manager of Firestorm, Jo Yardley, owner of 1920s Berlin, Maxwell Graf, owner of Rustica. JJ Drinkwater, Virtual and real life Librarian and Pathfinder Lester, Community Engagement specialist (and the ex-Pathfinder Linden).

The Discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We don’t talk about the technical possibilities of the new platform; instead we’ll be focus on what needs to be done to keep Second Life vibrant and alive … and, at the same time, what might persuade the residents of Second Life to make a commitment to a new environment – and some of the answers may be surprising!

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