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7Seas Fishing on Flotsam Beach

7Seas Fishing on Flotsam Beach

Join Designing Worlds at 2pmSLT Monday 23rd November for this week’s show from the archives which goes right back to 2008, when we were still MetaMakeover, and 7Seas Fishing was a new game that was taking the grid by storm!

#023 Seven Seas Fishing 25 November 2008 from Saffia Widdershins on Vimeo.

You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo Archive channel at: https://vimeo.com/371126573. And you can join the special Watch Party (at 2pm SLT, Monday 16th November) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Elrik interviews 7Seas fishers in 2008

Elrik interviews 7Seas fishers in 2008

It was a very special show, as we held a fishing contest, on the waterfront at the back of our old Meta Makeover studios on Northpoint! And it was special for another reason, as it marked the first appearance of Elrik Merlin as co-host on the show!

In the first part of the show, Saffia interviewed the devisers of the wonderful 7Seas Fishing, Jen and Seven Shikami.

And in the second half of the show, we had our own fishing contest – live on TV! You can see Elrik Merlin interviewing some of the contestants – as well as Crap Mariner, a very keen fisher, achieving Hall of Fame status.

7Seas Fishing on Flotsam Beach

7Seas Fishing on Flotsam Beach

Twelve years later, Designing Worlds and Seven Seas fishing are both still going strong. You can find out all about Designing Worlds here – and Seven Seas Fishing here: http://www.7seasfishing.com/ – or you can visit their headquarters at https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flotsam%20Beach/29/108/21/ and try 7Seas Fishing for yourselves!

And for the FIRST time in TWELVE years, we will be giving away TEN unique MetaMakeover Blue Ragged Fish at the Watch Party for the show!

The MetaMakeover fish!

The MetaMakeover fish!

 

 

 

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SL17B Welcome Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL17B Welcome Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Monday 13th July, Designing Worlds is paying the first of two visits to the Second Life Seventeenth Birthday Community Celebration (SL17B). This time, we’ll be looking at the Linden builds; in the next show, we’ll be looking at resident builds – just a few, because there were so many wonderful ones! But we’ll be seeing a sneak preview of those resident builds with a slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont in this show.

Join us at 2pm  when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html. Or join us for our Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios at 2pm SLT.

SL17B Tapestry of Time, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL17B Tapestry of Time, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show, we check out some of the key areas like the Welcome Area, the Tapestry of Time, the Auditorium, the Main Stage and the DJ Stage; we preview the latest Linden Homes – and we take a look at the sky. Why? Because of a special Linden Lab feature – known as EEP – Environmental Enhancement Project.

The special EEP sky. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The special EEP sky. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also visited the gift area and the Hop and Shop area – an amazing shopping arcade that wasn’t actually part of the main Celebration area – but very tempting! We even visit a dinosaur park and, of course, we can’t resist a podcar trip!

This year, the theme for the Birthday was vacations and road trips, and many of the exhibits were wish-fulfilment for people who were pretty much in lockdown while they were building. In the Linden builds too there are many elements of vacations – with the stages having a lovely holiday feel.

The Gift Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Gift Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It all makes for a fascinating show – so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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SL17B DJ Stage Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL17B DJ Stage Area, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The SL17B regions will be open until Sunday July 19th – so you still have time to visit! The Welcome Area is a good place to start – or grab a pod car straight away!

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Designing Worlds at SL17B!

You can read all about it here (and find out how to collect our special collectible postcards!)

One of the collectible Designing Worlds postcards at SL17B

One of the collectible Designing Worlds postcards at SL17B

A sample postcard message

A sample postcard message

 

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Designing Worlds Christmas Party 2019

Designing Worlds Christmas Party 2019

You are all invited to three and a half hours of fun and frolics at the Designing Worlds Christmas Party!

We open at 2pm SLT with a live music set from the wonderful Agatha – you can read more about here here – and listen to her wonderful voice!

Then the incomparable Mr Elrik Merlin takes to the airwaves to give us a very special set at 3pm!

At 4pm SLT, we’ll be joined by the delightful Raglanshire Carollers, who will be entertaining us with their unique Christmas carols.

And to round the party off, the awesome DJ Briony will be giving us a rousing Christmas set at 4.15pm.

Dress is formal, so put on your glad rags and come and join us for a wonderful experience in our very special ballroom on Garden of Dreams.

And many thanks to Kayle Matzerath and Kilik Lekvoda for allowing us to host the Party here!

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Designing Worlds Christmas Ball 2017

Designing Worlds Christmas Ball 2017

 

The ballroom is decorated, Mr Merlin’s and Ktahdn Vesuvino’s dj rigs are in position, the Raglan Shire carollers are eyeing the mince pies, Oscar the Tookie is ready to greet you – all is prepared for the Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ball.

All that is missing is YOU! Come and join us – 2pm – 5pm SLT, Sunday December 17th 2017.

 

 

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Garden of Dreams Opening Party Invitation

Garden of Dreams Opening Party Invitation

As many of you know, the Designing Worlds studio has been based on Kayle Matzerath’s Garden of Dreams for a number of years now, and we have been very happy there. Now Kayle has redesigned the whole region, and built us a whole new studio!

It is – of course, because this is Kayle Matzerath – a wonderful new build. And not only that – Kilik Lekvoda has brought Titans, his lovely store of the cutest fantasy avatars, to a new home on Garden of Dreams.

Our new studio

Our new studio

And you are invited to come and celebrate all this on Garden of Dreams, today, Thursday 15th June from 1 – 6pm. Lisa Brune will be singing live from 1 – 2pm, then Elrik Merlin and Zander Greene will dj for two hours each from 2 – 6pm.

It’s going to be a great party – make sure you’re there!

The new Garden of Dreams

The new Garden of Dreams

Join us here for a splendiforous party – and a chance to explore the studio, the stores and the beautiful region, filled with romantic little hideaways where you can dance, or cuddle, or simply hang out with friends.

Inside our new studio

Inside our new studio

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Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ballroom

Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ballroom

The ballroom is decorated, Mr Merlin’s steampunk dj rig is in position, Oscar the Tookie is ready to greet you – and all is prepared for the Designing Worlds Christmas Ball.

All that is missing is YOU!

Designing Worlds Christmas Ball

Designing Worlds Christmas Ball

Join us today for our Christmas Ball from 1pm – 4pm in our special ballroom, high above the Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams! (Please note that you may need to use this teleport link twice – the first time will land you in the store on Garden of Dreams; from there you can teleport to the ballroom).

There will be music – Elrik Merlin will be playing a very special Christmas set. There is also a Christmas tree with gifts set out under it for you to collect. If you would like to add a gift of your own to give to fellow Designing Worlds followers, talk to Saffia – she can help you place your gift.

Oscar the Tookie is ready to welcome you, so put on your finest clothes and come and join us at the Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ball!

Oscar the Tookie is ready to welcome you to Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ball!

Oscar the Tookie is ready to welcome you to Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ball!

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Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Forgotten City, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Episode 284 of Designing Worlds, the weekly show on design and designers in virtual worlds, was a retrospective where we revisited some of the most popular of our shows broadcast over the past year. We chose to present it from a Second Life landmark, the amazing and mysterious Forgotten City, by Mandy Marseille and Jenne Dibou. Only after we decided to do this did we learn that the Forgotten City was about to vanish forever from the Grid (although there will be a quarter-region memorial on the Mainland, “Ruins of the Forgotten City”).

Just a day or two before it vanished forever, we took the opportunity to capture two elements on the Forgotten City – a video fly-through the main city and sequences of other notable areas of the region shot by Elrik Merlin; and a beautiful slideshow created by our show photographer Wildstar Beaumont.

Our Forgotten City items were so well-received as part of Episode 284 that we’ve decided to release them as a mini-feature on their own. We do hope you enjoy these last looks at a wonderful place, and we wish Mandy Marseille and Jenne Dibou every success in their future projects. Thank you both for bringing a marvellous creation to the virtual world.

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Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 3rd November at 2pm SLT Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for what might be nostalgic for some, and an American icon for others – the world of High School – as we pay a visit to Rocky Valley High School!

In the past we’ve visited family communities and camps, even a school for younger children. This week we step into the world of jocks and cheerleaders, nerds and plastics, as we visit an American High School. We see the classes, the social activities and the sports, and we learn some of the reasons why people enjoy re-living their teen years, hang-ups, hang-outs, heartaches and all!

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

There are other roles you can play in the community, and we learn something about that too from our two hosts – Kate Watson, Admissions Administrator and Michele Sabetha, Captain of the Cheer Squad.

And the community itself has a wider role to play. We first met the cheerleaders of Rocky Valley High School at Relay for Life when they had a campsite opposite the telethon studio and were doing enthusiastic cheers all weekend!

Rocky Valley High School: Saffia with cheerleading bear

Rocky Valley High School: Saffia with cheerleading bear

Join us for tonight’s show – and our audience members will receive special gifts too … the sports team are called the bears, and there will be special football and cheerleading bears for our audience to collect. So don’t miss it!

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.

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rocky Valley High School, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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Our special edition of Designing Worlds for Thanksgiving is now available on the web!

Thanksgiving (and the US Thanksgiving happens this Thursday) is a time for giving thanks – and so this year for our annual Thanksgiving show, we decided to give thanks for the amazing design work that is being carried out in mesh.

To do this, we asked the team behind the group Mesh Creative to host our Thanksgiving Dinner, in a house specially created, landscaped and furnished for this very special occasion!

Outside the The Thanksgiving House

Outside the The Thanksgiving House

We were joined by Loz Hyde of Meshworx, Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Designs, Maxwell Graf of Rustica, Lilith Heart of Heart Botanicals and Pamela Galli of La Galleria, while Samantha Ohrberg acted as cat herder!  Other designers whose work appears on the show include Froukje Hoorenbeeke of Dutchie, Colleen Desmoulins of The Loft, Domineax Prospero of The Domineaux Effect and Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea, among others. And the walls are decorated with some beautiful Second Life Art.

Inside the Thanksgiving House

Inside the Thanksgiving House

Designers who donated items to the Home & Garden Showcase
Cain Maven, Quantum Luxury Homes
Loz Hyde, MESHWORX
Froukje Hoorenbeek, Dutchie
Maxwell Graf, Rustica
Isla Gealach, Cheeky Pea
Pamela Galli, La Galleria
Domineaux Prospero, The Domineaux Effect

The Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving Dinner

Other Designers featured in the house
Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative
Colleen Desmoulins of The Loft
Eku Zhong of Culprit
Kalia Firelyte of Dysfunctional Designs
Kaz Nayar of Pilot
Kendra Zaurak of Fanatik
Nico Griffith of Tartessos Arts
Pandora Popstar of LISP
Shai Delacroix of Shai
Van Auster of POST
Winter Thorn of What Next
Yelo Uriza of ARIA

In the kitchen of the Thanksgiving House

In the kitchen of the Thanksgiving House

Artwork by
Anrod Meads “Ragging Inferno”
PJ Trenton “Winds Wellaway”
Nino Vichan “Pending” and “Right Hand Harmonics
Carlotta Ceawlin “After the Storm and Together
Rhea Choral ” Perched”
Fuschia Nightfire “Dancing crow “, “Lightning strikes Thrice” and “Thunder”

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Exploring the Coeurs - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Exploring the Coeurs – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday25th February, for our new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the beautiful estate of the Coeurs, sometimes called the Duchy, a series of fourteen French baroque regions, each named after a specific region in France.

This is, however, not the highly formalised world of the Court, nor the seething poverty that led to the French Revolution, but a gentle and gracious style of rural living, with the bourgeoisie and the haut bourgeoisie living in beautiful surroundings with beautiful small towns and elegant homes, graced by the occasional chateau.

Exploring the Coeurs - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Exploring the Coeurs – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

We are joined on the show by two of the owners of the estate, His Grace the Duke and one of the two Duchesses of the Coeurs – but we have permission to introduce them by their less formal names, as Bedrich Panacek and SkyeRyder Varriale!

In their company, we explore museums, canals, courtyards and carriage rides – because the Duchy has one of the most elegant systems of transportation anywhere in Second Life, as residents can order carriages to come to their door and take them anywhere in the estate.  Or – like Elrik – some might prefer to travel by boat and see the amazing locks, based of locks designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Exploring the Coeurs - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Exploring the Coeurs – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a fun and fascinating show – so do come and join us at 2pm.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

Exploring the Coeurs - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Exploring the Coeurs – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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