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There won’t be a Designing Worlds show this week. Instead you are invited to join us at SL19B, where Saffia will be hosting the first of the Meet the Lindens events at 2pm SLT at the SL19B Arboretum in one of the three audience regions –
SLB Wonderous: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLB%20Wonderous/236/2/25
SLB Fascinate: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLB%20Fascinate/4/243/25
SLB: Exhilarate: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLB%20Exhilarate/235/233/23

Today Saffia will be talking to Patch Linden, who has some exciting news to share. And there’ll be lots to say about Linden Homes too!

If you can’t join us live, then you’ll be able to catch the discussion at: https://youtu.be/g9UJjr7sZxk

Then, over the course of this week, at 2pm SLT every day in the Arboretum, Saffia will be talking to more Lindens – and the Moles.

On Tuesday, in a pre-recorded session, Saffia will be talking to Oberwolf Linden and Philip Linden, talking about strategy, the Metaverse – and much more!

On Wednesday, in a second pre-recorded interview, we meet the Marketing Team, cosisting of Second Life Marketing Team, consisting of Feuling Linden, Chief Marketing Officer, Brett Linden, Vice President of Marketing, Darcy Linden, Director of Marketing, Strawberry, Senior Social Media Manager, Maveric Lindeen, Senior Marketing Analyst, and Emika Linden, Senior Marketing Manager.

Although these two sessions have been pre-recorded (due to the difficulty of matching up schedules), there will be a chance to discuss the issues raised – and questions that can’t be answered can be forwarded from these sessions to the Lab.

On Thursday, Saffia will be talking live to Grimpity and Mojo Linden about technical issues, what they’s been doing over the last year and plans for the future.

And finally on Friday, we’ll have a chance to Meet the Moles, and learn about the vital work these residents working for the Lab are accomplishing.

All the talks will be livestreamed on YouTube, and available afterwards.

Thanks to Strawberry Linden for the livestreaming and the posters!

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Poster designed by Miss Breezy Carver

This week we have a very special archive show.

The Designing Worlds Team was saddened to learn this week of the passing of Breezy Carver, for many years one of the leading lights of New Babbage. Breezy was a keen blogger, a stalwart supper of Relay for Life and, as the owner of Piermont Landing in Wheatstone Waterways, New Babbage, a leading hostess for wonderful Balls.

The Ballroom at Piermont Landing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As a tribute to Breezy, this week we shall be showing the episode in which she appeared – the Theft of the Carver Diamonds, featuring not only Breezy and Edward Pearse but, of course, the indomitable Mr Biggins!

You can watch the show here, or on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/510126220

Or you can join us at 2pm SLT today at our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams!

Breezy with Elrik and Saffia (from the show)

This is a great show, and includes a tour of Piedmont Landing by Breezy herself. Don’t miss it!

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You can still visit Piermont Landing at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wheatstone%20Waterways/73/73/107

Piermont Landing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Telethon for RFL 2009

This coming weekend sees the climax of Relay for Life of Second Life 2022 – which we will be covering later in the season. So it seems a good time to look back in this week’s show to a former Relay for Life – in 2009.

You can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/371357132. Or you can join us at 2pm for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams!

Firstly we talked to Aeolus Cleanslate and looked at the wonderful New Babbage campsite, from one of the most inentive steampunk sims in the Second Life world – an imagining of an Exposition Universalle, based upon that of 1889 in Paris when the Eiffel Tower was first revealed.  Aeolus Cleanslate explained, how under the Team Captain Breezy Carver, the New Babbage team created this amazing display – and also created the special Mars sim that won the overall prize for best designed sim!

New Babbage Build at RFL 2009

Then we talked to KiVanyel Adria of the Elf Circle, who told us not only about the beautiful build that the Elf Circle had created, but also the full programme of events that the Elves had created to share their community with the wider world. And we spoke with Helena Kiama and Jessie Sinister who were two of the key builders on the beautiful Wonders build, re-creating four of the Wonders of the Ancient World (the ones that they chose were the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Colossus of Rhodes).

Wonders of the World Build at RFL 2009

And finally we spoke with Zander Greene and Lauren Thibaud of the Friends Fight Cancer group who had created Anatomica, the most amazing sim, which combined information and a great interactive learning experience about the physiology of cells and cancer – with a fast and furious game where you got to dress in a red suit for surfing the bloodstream and blast cancer cells yourself!

And there was also a stunningly beautiful ballroom in the sky for those who ventured up to 1,500 feet!

Filmed at the 2009 Telethon location, the build designed by Dellybean North and landscaped by Anhayla Lycia.

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Find out more about this year’s Relay for Life of Second Life 2022 weekend at:

https://www.facebook.com/rflofsl/
Or
https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY22VirtualEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=101748

Telethon for RFL 2009

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Necturn Moon

All Photographs by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Monday May 30th, Designing Worlds pays a second visit to Fantasy Faire.

Fairelands Junction

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams!

Fantasy Faire closed last week, having raised this year L$25,834,863 ($103,339 USD) by the end of the Faire, its highest total ever.

Hunros Mine

In the second of two shows dedicated to the Faire, we talk toZander Greene, and then explore ten of the beautiful regions that made up the Fairelands this year, with the aid of Bain Finch, our camera person – and the other ten and some of the fabulous events that were such a feature of the Faire, captured by our photographer, Wildstar Beaumont.

The Tinies’ Bail and Jail

Once again, it makes for a stunningly beautiful show – make sure you don’t miss it. Come and join us at 2pm!

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The Faire is finished now, but you can read more about it here:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Sylvuselah

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Temasek, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today is one of our Archive shows, falling between our two visits to Fantasy Faire. We will be looking back to November 2012, when we explored the island of Temasek with its owner, Veritas Raymaker.

Join us today, Monday 28th March 2022 at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams, or watch the show on the web, either here on the blog or on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/611733367.

Temasek is inspired by the island of Singapore, and Veritas has brought something of the history, geography and ecology, and the culture of Singapore into the virtual world. Ranging from Mangrove swamps and a fishing village to a second world war fort (complete with an aerial attack!) to Concorde and modern builds … and not forgetting a look at traditional food on the way … this is a very rich and exciting environment to explore!

Temasek, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Elrik Merlin was on holiday when the show was shot, so Saffia is joined by Zander Greene as co-presenter as Veritas takes us on a journey around his island from the tunnels beneath to high in the sky!

All this makes for a fascinating show – so make sure that you don’t miss it! Do come and join us at 2pm!

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You can still visit Temasek at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Temasek/237/100/24

Temasek, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Gaalthyr, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, Designing Worlds paid a first visit to Fantasy Faire, one of the mega events raising money for Relay for Life of Second Life.

Fantasy Faire closed last week, having raised this year L$25,834,863 ($103,339 USD) by the end of the Faire, its highest total ever.

Doriath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the first of two shows dedicated to the Faire, we talk to Elizabeth Tinsley, her High Faireness, and then explore ten of the beautiful regions that made up the Fairelands this year, with the aid of Bain Finch, our camera person – and the other ten and some of the fabulous events that were such a feature of the Faire, captured by our photographer, Wildstar Beaumont.

The Clouded Mountain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a stunningly beautiful show – make sure you don’t miss it.

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The Faire is finished now, but you can read more about it here:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

The Chrysalis Gardens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Today sees the start of the new season of Designing Worlds, with a trip to Fantasy Faire.

Tempyo, photographed by Wildstar Baumont

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams!

The Carnelian Archive, photographed by Wildstar Baumont

Fantasy Faire closed last week, having raised this year L$25,834,863 ($103,339 USD) by the end of the Faire, its highest total ever.

The Clouded Mountain, photographed by Wildstar Baumont

In the first of two shows dedicated to the Faire, we talk to Elizabeth Tinsley, her High Faireness, and then explore ten of the beautiful regions that made up the Fairelands this year, with the aid of Bain Finch, our camera person – and the other ten and some of the fabulous events that were such a feature of the Faire, captured by our photographer, Wildstar Beaumont.

Sunken Honey, photographed by Wildstar Baumont

It makes for a stunningly beautiful show – make sure you don’t miss it.

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The Faire is finished now, but you can read more about it here:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Mythspire Ridge, photographed by Wildstar Baumont

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All images by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, Designing Worlds paid a second visit to the Second Life Home and Garden Expo, an annual event we have supported since 2009.

In this show, we look at the very popular Decorating Contest, which Designing Worlds sponsored, where competitors had to decorate a home of their choice. We were joined by some of the designers (Liz Wilner, Aphra Hendrix, Mystic Blackbart and Melina Firehawk) who told us about their designs, and how they managed to great great homes with only 450 land impact!

Then with the aid of our terrific machinematographer Bain Finch,, we explore the sixteen homes.

The winners of the competition were:
Ist Prize: Devon Rayne (devondistrict) and Aşɧʆγŋ Ήєανєռlу Ńiɠhŧ ʀǟŷňɛ (Ashlyn Darkheart)
2nd Prize: Alisha Yardley and Torty (Squeeakers Resident)
3rd Prize: Liz Wilner

The Expo is finished now, but you can read more about it here: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/

This was the last show in our spring season, but we will be back soon! In the mean-time, take a look at Fantasy Faire, an event that a number of the Designing Worlds team are involved with! See: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

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All images by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Monday 4th April, Designing Worlds pays a second visit to the Second Life Home and Garden Expo, which, sadly, is now closed. The premium event for Home and Garden designers in Second Life (and breedables too!), Designing Worlds has long been a supporter – and a sponsor too.

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams!

In this show, we look at the very popular Decorating Contest, which Designing Worlds sponsored, where competitors had to decorate a home of their choice. We were joined by some of the designers (Liz Wilner, Aphra Hendrix, Mystic Blackbart and Melina Firehawk) who told us about their designs, and how they managed to great great homes with only 450 land impact!

Then with the aid of our terrific machinematographer Bain Finch,, we explore the sixteen homes (and after the showing – we’ll tell you who won!).

We also talk to designers Elizabeth Burleigh, whose store is the Blue Moon Atelier Gallery, and Ethy Ðrαgoste Fιяεнαωк-Knight, whose store is The Crystal Witch – and who is also one of the Expo Organisers about their experiences of the Expo.

And we take a visit to two favourite stores (Little Big Designs and Kaerri’s) before we head for the very special lantern ceremony that takes place each day at the Expo.

It makes for a fascinating show that you won’t want to miss, so come to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams or tune in to watch on the web!

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The Expo is finished now, but you can read more about it here: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/

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Images by Wildstar Beaumont

Today is one of our Archive shows, falling between our two visits to the Home and Garden Expo. And it seemed rather appropriate to look back to September 2013 to visit the beautiful Case Study Homes homage, created by Painter Meriman.

Join us today, Monday 28th March 2022 at 2pm SLT in our beautiful studio in Garden of Dreams, or watch the show on the web, either here on the blog or on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/693169755.

The Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers. The core idea of a Case Study house was to hypothesize a modern household, elaborate its functional requirements, have an esteemed architect develop a design that met those requirements using modern materials and construction processes, and then to actually build the home. The houses were documented before, during and after construction for publication in Arts & Architecture.

Painter has created homages to two of these houses (both of which still exist in Pacific Palisades), the Entenza House (Case Study House No. 9) and the Eames House (Case Study House No.8). We will be looking at the buildings, and talking about the background to the Case Study Houses project – as well as taking a look at how this has inspired Painter’s latest home.

It makes for a really fascinating show – so do come and watch it at 2pm!

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Sadly, the Case Study Homes are no longer inworld. But some of Painter’s beautiful builds remain on Dagger Bay, owned by Jaysun Dagger.

Jaysun writes:
We invite you to visit the beautiful Village of the Beguinage of Bruges and surrounding countryside. Please enjoy a walk on the forest path or relax in the coffee house along the canal with a snack or something to drink.
Visit: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dagger%20Bay/135/239/24

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