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Brideswell Manor in Caledon Rothesay

Brideswell Manor in Caledon Rothesay

Join us today, Monday (not tomorrow)  at 2.30pm in our studio in Northpoint for our final show of the season, when we visit Elrik’s home on Brideswell Manor on Caledon Rothesay.

The show is coming out a day early, due to Christmas scheduling constraints, but it will be shown again tomorrow at the usual time – with the bonus that Elrik, Saffia, Matelisse and Aisling will all be in the audience – and we’re planning on making it a Christmas party!

Today we’ll be at the Manor and exploring the grounds of Caledon Rothesay, as well as meeting two of Elrik’s neighbours – Eleanor Anderton and Gabrielle Riel (the head of Radio Riel), who will be telling us all about their Christmas plans – and beyond!  And we’ll be seeing – and hearing about – an mazing steampunk Christmas Carol from Iason Hassanov. In fact, in the course of the show, we’ll be hearing about three different Christmas Carols!

A Steampunk Christmas Carol in Caledon Rothesay

A Steampunk Christmas Carol in Caledon Rothesay

The show starts at 2pm SLT, but you should be in our Northpoint studios by 1.30pm to make sure of getting a seat.  Or you can watch on the Treet live stream. And there will be gifts for all those who attend in person.

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This week, we were in the very traditionally European themed sims of Wunderbar to learn how thwy were celbrating Winter and preparing for Christmas. You can now see the show on the web – here, and available in both standard and high quality on the Treet.tv archive website. And you can also download the show from the iTunes store (just search on Designing Worlds) to watch at your leisure. You can even put it on your iPod to carry around with you (or watch at the gym!).

Wunderbar is a region of eight sims with a decidedly European flavour, thanks to the careful efforts of the two owners, Ha Tenk and Poppet McGimsie. The feel of the environment is nineteenth century but, unlike the more usual regions that reflect the British or American ninteenth century, Wunderbar reflects the excitement and colour of the Austrian and German states – something reflected in the large number of German-speaking residents and in the traditions that have grown up in the community – for example for the or Christmas Market, and the regular waltzes held in the stunningly beautiful castle.

The Ballroom at Wunderbar

The Ballroom at Wunderbar

Join Saffia and Elrik as they try out the winter sports here, exploring the vast Kronenberg ( a huge mountain whose summit is lost in the clouds), and then the Kirche, the Market and finally the ballroom, modelled after Neuschwanstein, the most famous castle built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, where the residents and friends of Wunderbar gather for regular waltzing balls.

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The Christmas Market at Wunderbar

The Christmas Market at Wunderbar

Join us today at 2pm in our studio in Northpoint as we visit the wonderful region of Wunderbar – for a very European celebration of winter and Christmas.

Wunderbar is a region of eight sims with a decidedly European flavour, thanks to the careful efforts of the two owners, Ha Tenk and Poppet McGimsie.  The feel of the environment is nineteenth century but, unlike the more usual regions that reflect the British or American ninteenth century, Wunderbar reflects the excitement and colour of the Austrian and German states – something reflected in the large number of German-speaking residents and in the traditions that have grown up in the community – for example for the  or Christmas Market, and the regular waltzes held in the stunningly beautiful castle.

Join Saffia and Elrik as they try out the winter sports here, exploring the vast Kronenberg ( a huge mountain whose summit is lost in the clouds), and then the Kirche, the Market and finally the ballroom, modelled after Neuschwanstein, the most famous castle built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, where the residents and friends of Wunderbar gather for regular waltzing balls.

The Ballroom at Wunderbar

The Ballroom at Wunderbar

The show starts at 2pm SLT, but you should be in our Northpoint studios by 1.30pm to make sure of getting a seat.  Or you can watch on the Treet live stream. And there will be gifts for all those who attend in person.

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This week, we were back in the designing Worlds studio for a fascinating ahow all about the games that people play within Second Life – games like Tiny Empires, Bloodlines or the animal breeding games. You can now see the show on the web – here, and available in both standard and high quality on the Treet.tv archive website. And you can also download the show from the iTunes store (just search on Designing Worlds) to watch at your leisure. You can even put it on your iPod to carry around with you (or watch at the gym!).

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We were joined on the show by three people who could tell us something about these games – by MoLoveMoFun Hammerer, who is deeply involved in the game of Tiny Empires – and indeed is Pharaoh of the Kingdom of Egypt within the game, by Jadebelgie Wylie who is a Clan Queen in the vampire game, Bloodlines, and by Candy Cerveau who is one of the people behind the latest and soon to be released animal breeding and rearing game – Ozimal’s bunnies.

All of them told us about the games that have captured their interests and enthusiasm – and we had some of the amazing bunnies joining us in the studio too!

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Ozimals

Ozimals

Join us today at 2pm in our studio in Northpoint as the Designing Worlds show explores some of the games that people play within the Second Life world.

Tiny Empires website

Tiny Empires website

Perhaps you’re a player, or perhaps you’ve heard of such things as Tiny Empires, Bloodlines or the games where people breed special animals (such as chickens, turtles or bunnies). Or perhaps you’ve never even realised that within Second Life there are a series of fascinating games followed by thosusands of players …

Today’s Designing Worlds show offers you the chance to find out more!

We’ll be joined by three people who can tell us something about these games – MoLoveMoFun Hammerer, who is deeply involved in the game of Tiny Empires – and indeed is Pharaoh of the Kingdom of Egypt within the game, by Jadebelgie Wylie who is a Clan Queen in the vampire game, Bloodlines, and by Candy Cerveau who is one of the people behind the latest and soon to be released animal breeding and rearing game – Ozimals bunnies.

Bloodlines website

Bloodlines website

All of them will be telling us about the games that have captured their interests and enthusiasm – and we’ll have some of the amazing bunnies joining us in the studio too!

The show starts at 2pm SLT, but you should be in our Northpoint studios by 1.30pm to make sure of getting a seat – as this is likely to be a popular show!. Or you can watch on the Treet live stream. And there will be gifts for all those who attend in person. There may even be some Turkey sandwiches from our Thanksgiving show!

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This week, Saffia & Elrik visited the amazing Frank Lloyd Wright Museum on Usonia (a name that will definitely have resonance for fans of the great American architect!). You can now see the show on the web – here, and available in both standard and high quality on the Treet.tv archive website. And you can also download the show from the iTunes store (just search on Designing Worlds) to watch at your leisure. You can even put it on your iPod to carry around with you (or watch at the gym!).

Join us as we explore not only the museum – with its wealth of material on the life and work of the man who was arguably America’s greatest architect, including a detailed exhibition on the Meyer May house.  Because as well as the displays within the main museum, there are re-creations of some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s best known buildings, such as the Jacobs House and, of course, the Falling Water house, all of which we show you, with the help of CEO Frey Bravin, Assistant Director Rosalie Oldrich and Education Director Barbara Collazo.

Frank Lloyd Wright Museum: Photo by PJ Trenton

Frank Lloyd Wright Museum: Photo by PJ Trenton

The show, of course, can only show you a little of the information about this wonderful innovative and immersive experience.  So we would urge you to log into Second Life and explore the amazing Frank Lloyd Wright experience on Usonia for yourselves!

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Frank Lloyd Wright Museum in Usonia. Photograph by PJ Trenton

Frank Lloyd Wright Museum in Usonia. Photograph by PJ Trenton

Join us today at 2pm in our studio in Northpoint as the Designing Worlds show visits the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum in Usonia.

This is a fascinating build, featuring a wealth of material on the life and work of the man who was arguably America’s greatest architect, including a detailed exhibition on the Meyer May house. As well as the displays within the main museum, there are re-creations of some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s best known buildings, such as the Jacobs House and, of course, the Falling Water house.

Falling Water House at the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum in Usonia. Photograph by PJ Trenton

Falling Water House at the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum in Usonia. Photograph by PJ Trenton

And there are also examples of some of the interactive outreach work the Museum is doing, with the results of a fascinating build-off competition held by the Museum.

This show is a must-see for fans of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and architecture in general, and also anyone interested in the possibilities of design and design in Second Life – and also the potential for interactivity within a virtual world – and with real life materials too.

Frank Lloyd Wright Museum in Usonia. Photograph by PJ Trenton

Frank Lloyd Wright Museum in Usonia. Photograph by PJ Trenton

Join Saffia and Elrik for the show as we explore the Museum with CEO Frey Bravin, Assistant Director Rosalie Oldrich and Education Director Barbara Collazo.

The show starts at 2pm SLT, but you should be in our Northpoint studios by 1.30pm to make sure of getting a seat.  Or you can watch on the Treet live stream. And there will be gifts for all those who attend in person.  There may even be some Turkey sandwiches from last week’s show!

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