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Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 21st March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we are visiting the beautiful Cerridwen’s Cauldron, designed by Elicio Ember.

Cerridwen’s Cauldron holds a beautiful and fascinating store high in the sky, where you can purchase Elisio’s wonderful creations, but in this show, our focus is on the ground level.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Elicio’s creation of a landscape that showcases his products (and his skills!) was always beautful, but now, as a result of a two year project, the whole of the island has been redesigned.  We explore the different levels and admire his work with glass, with mesh and with materials.

There’s elements to explore above and below the waves, and reaching up into the sky too.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So do join us at 2pm today for superior eyecandy in an exceptionally beautiful show!

And then you really should visit the Cauldron for yourself!

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.

Cerridwen's Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

All photographs by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 14th March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be paying the second of our two visits to the Home and Garden Expo in Second Life.

Sadly, the Expo is now over, but we hope to show you some of the amazing things that were on display there, and which also took place during the Expo. And our brilliant photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, will show yet more!

Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

In this second show we explore some of the builds and talk to designers Kaerri Rae, Bee Cauldron Law and Garvie Garzo, while Reven Rosca of the free perm template store Meshopotamia takes us on a tour of the amazing stores selling various kinds of building aids that were located on Hope3.

Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

And we take a quick peek at the Breedables region (Hope10), which helped to raise a wonderful total for Relay for Life. To date, the Home and Farden Expo has raised a staggering L$ 4,015,966, the equivalent of US$ 16,064.

Then we end the show with a last look at the beautiful lantern ceremony.

Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo

It makes for a fascinating show, so do join us, at 2pm today.

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

Home and Garden Expo

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All photographs by Wildstar Beaumont

 

The Theatre at the Home and Garden Expo

The Theatre at the Home and Garden Expo

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 7th March, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be paying the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo in Second Life.

Sadly, the Expo is now over, but we hope to show you some of the amazing things that were on display there, and which also took place during the Expo. And our brilliant photographer, Wildstar Beaumont, will show yet more!

Maven Homes at the Home and Garden Expo

Maven Homes at the Home and Garden Expo

In this first show we talk to the three organisers of the Expo, Reven Rosca, Kaerri Rae and Cain Maven about the backbones of the Expo. We also talk to SisterButta about the innovation of including art installations, and to Eku Zhong for Culprit about her display this year.

Culprit at the Home and Garden Expo

Culprit at the Home and Garden Expo

And we explore the Prim Perfect build created by Eliza Weirwight – and the beautiful lantern release ceremony that took place each day at 4pm.

Prim Perfect at the Home and Garden Expo

Prim Perfect at the Home and Garden Expo

It makes for a fascinating show, so do join us, at 2pm today.

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.

The Lantern Release at the Home and Garden Expo

The Lantern Release at the Home and Garden Expo

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The Ghost Town, a game by MadPea at the Firestorm Community Gateway

The Ghost Town, a game by MadPea at the Firestorm Community Gateway

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 22nd February, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be discovering more about MadPea, the long established Second Life group behind some of the best and most memorable games in Second Life.

MadPea Logo

MadPea Logo

In our first show, we explored what Mad Pea does – including a look at their fantastic Unia game (two years in the creation).

Now we’re back to explore just how they create their games!

We talk to Kiana Writer, the founder of Mad Pea, and Kess Crystal, the marketing director (and even sneak a peek at a planning meeting – but no spoilers!). We see some of the process that goes into creating a game almost entirely within Second Life, and look at this in relation to their upcoming game – The Interview. And we learn the secret of the dreaded pink prim!

Then we head off to explore the game of The Ghost Town, part of the Firestorm Community Gateway – which is open to all!

So do join us, at 2pm today.

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.

Find out more about MadPea here: www.madpeagames.com/
Visit Peatonville at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neogene/128/214/23
Visit Unia here: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MadPea%20Base/215/90/22
Visit The Ghost Town here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firestorm%20HS2/166/223/22

 

The Ghost Town, a game by MadPea at the Firestorm Community Gateway

The Ghost Town, a game by MadPea at the Firestorm Community Gateway

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Romance at Rustica

Romance at Rustica

It’s Valentine’s Day – well, it was yesterday – and we’re inviting you to join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 8th February, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we’ll be meeting three couples who are behind some of the best loved brands in Second Life – and who have taken their Second Life partnerships into real life.

Each of the three couples have crossed continents or oceans to be with each other in real life, and they’ve all been together since around 2007 – that’s getting on for ten years!

We talk to Shai Delacroix of Casa del Shai and Kris Lehmann of Botanical, to Lyyric Fei and Maxwell Graf of Ristica, and to Bastchild Lotus and Paul Lapointe of Lapointe and Bastchild. They share their stories with us – funny, moving and exciting by turns – and sometimes with touches of frustration with officialdom too!

It’s a show that reveals the real people behind the avatars, and it’s also a powerful demonstration of how our virtual world impacts on our lives away from the screen.

It makes for a fascinating show that you won’t want to miss!

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.

Casa del Shai: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Straylight/127/213/30
Botanicals: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Straylight/125/187/28Rustica: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rustica/128/128/2
Lapointe and Bastchild: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Evocative/176/125/79

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iLab, University of Washing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

iLearn Lab, University of Washington, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 8th February, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we will be visiting iLearn Lab, the immersive world of the iSchool at the University of Washington.

We’re given a guided tour by Ran Hinrichs, specialist in immersive information environments at the iSchool Faculty, University of Washington, who takes us on a guided tour to meet fellow faculty, teaching assistants, avalumni and students who take the course offered in Second Life as we learn about the history and content of the fascinating inworld course of which they are all a part.

We see the students at work and discover some of the projects they have created, and also learn about the theory of information that underlies the work they do.

iLab, University of Washing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

iLearn Lab, University of Washington, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One of the most fascinating aspects of this show is that it was produced in association with the iLearn Lab to an unusual degree!  After discussions, and reading earlier scripts, the students worked to create the script for this episode (with guidance from the Designing Worlds team); they not only appear in the show but also undertook production tasks including set design and costume.

Guests:
Ran Hinrichs, iSchool Faculty, University of Washington
Mano Barkovics, Student iSchool, University of Washington
Nicole Tilly, Student at iSchool, University of Washington
Shannon Garcia, TA, University of Washington
Bob Boiko, iSchool Faculty, University of Washington
Raven Luna, Avalumni, Certificate in Virtual Worlds, University of Washington

UW Production Team:
Juan Cai, Student at iSchool, University of Washington
Sang-Tse Wu, Student at iSchool, University of Washington
Shannon Garcia, TA, University of Washington
Mano Barkovics, Student iSchool, University of Washington

iLab, University of Washing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

iLearn Lab, University of Washington, 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.

It makes for a fascinating show that you won’t want to miss!

To find out more visit the University of Washington campus at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UW%20Avalumni/145/117/25

iLab, University of Washing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

iLearn Lab, University of Washington, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit a rather special house that is new on the grid – is now on the web.

 

 

Eliza Wierwight of Patron is a leading Second Life artist and creator – and she has also made some of the most beautiful homes on the Second Life grid. She doesn’t release new homes very often, so the launch of a new one is always a cause for celebration. And now, with the Banyan House, a build that has been two years in the making, she has excelled herself.

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

It’s huge, with a whole complex of rooms and levels and pools (Eliza always includes awesome water features). It features experience tools used in a new and fascinating way – which I think might become a standard in home design. And it’s not only sumptuously furnished (the bathroom! the white bedroom! the lounge!), but Eliza has included many little details and art works that makes it a very personal creation that she’s sharing with those who purchase the house.

 

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

When a house like the is launched, representing a high level of achievement and a lot of work, we love the opportunity to explore in depth (as we did with Dutchie‘s Utrecht Villa back in September 2014). And Eliza gives us a fabulous tour – as you’ll see.

 

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Banyan House, designed by Eliza Wierwight, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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