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Maven Hones, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Maven Hones, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show, Designing Worlds visited Cain Maven, the designer behind Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes – and enjoyed a good discussion with him too!

DW416 – Cain Maven from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Cain’s Designs range from the vast (in the Quantum Luxury Homes range) to more modest styles in the Maven Homes range. We talked to him about his design concepts, and explored both types of homes. Can also allowed us a glimpse at the very first home he built – we think you’ll enjoy his caustic comments on his efforts back then!

Maven Hones, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Maven Hones, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

But his more recent homes range from classical builds to the ultra modern, built with style and class – there is a reason why both brands are so popular!

We also took the time for a longer discussion with Cain on issues such as the new Linden Homes and the sale of Sansar – does Cain see the Sansar project as a waste of time, or as a valuable learning experience (on many levels) for the Lab.

Maven Hones, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Maven Hones, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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All photos by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon

Calas Galadhon

In this, our final new episode for 2019, we explore Winter Wonderlands around the grid with a special trip to the Christmas Expo for Relay for Life!

From 2pm today, Monday 16th December, 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. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Cherishville

Cherishville

We visit the Christmas Expo to see the stores and designs there, and take a sleigh ride with Trader Whiplash and Nuala Maracas to see the Lights of Hope – houses decorated for Christmas by the designers – and also tour the Linden Lights of Hope – which were houses decorated by the Lindens and the Moles (tinies – look out for the waffle mountain and syrup lake at 25.37).

Author's Point

Author’s Point

We also visit some of the fabulous Winter Places on show in Second Life, including Russian fairytale-like Warm Angel and the recreation of the Austrian town of Gosau created by two real-life farmers who live in the area, and the Bells of Rhymney which mixes a Rivendell-like atmosphere with Baroque architecture.

New Babbage

New Babbage

And we include two extensive slideshows by Wildstar Beaumont which cover some locations we weren’t able to visit in person.

It’s a very beautiful show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

The Dickens Project

The Dickens Project

Places to visit:
Unfortunately the Christmas Expo is now closed. But you can visit the other locations visited on the show:

Warm Angel: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wildflower%20Mountain/20/204/46
The Village of Gossau: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gosau%20Dachstein%20West/55/142/3
The Bells of Rhymney: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hillview/145/128/44

Winter's Hollow

Winter’s Hollow

Linden’s Winter Wonderland (access through the Portal Park: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%201/177/120/53)The Dickens Project: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Dickens%20Project/125/118/22
Callas Galadhon at Christmas: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sea%20Myst/184/211/2998

Next week, there’ll be a special showing at our usual scheduled time of Murder at the Muirsheen Durkin, our special Christmas drama for 2017 – stay tuned for further information!

Santa Town

Santa Town

 

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Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today Designing Worlds is visiting the new Second Life Continent of Bellisseria, where the new style Linden Homes are located,  discovering the amazing communities that are are growing there and seeing some of the things that people have done with their new homes.

From 2pm today, 25th November, 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. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the show, we meet three of the people behind the Bellisseria Citizens Group, an important unifying force in the community: Mirah Vieria, Gingir Ghoststar and North Crannock. They tell us how the community has grown over the last seven months since we first visited – when the land was uninhabited and new. We visit the Fairgrounds, where residents can hold events, and some of the other cool places to hang out – both Mole-created and resident designed.

The Lindens (and the Moles) are catering for a wide variety of interests in Bellisseria, such as horse riders, dog owners and railway enthusiasts and – much to her delight – Saffia gets to swim with the Mers of Belliseria!

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we sent our intrepid photographer Wildstar Beaumont off with a very, very long list of the highlights of Bellisseria – it’s well worth seeing what he captured!

This is a really fascinating show – so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s also guaranteed to make you want your own new Linden Home – at least, Saffia went out after the show and got her own Linden Home (one of the smaller sized trailers) then had enormous fun furnishing it – and all on 175 land impact.

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For more information the Bellisseria Citizens Group see:
Web Address: http://bit.ly/BellisseriaCitizens
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3045851975489197/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/3163720@N23/

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

For more information about Linden Homes see:
The Linden Homes wiki page: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:New_Linden_Homes_2019
Booking the Fairgrounds: http://bit.ly/2Ogruls

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Vir and Strawberry

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Vir and Strawberry

In this show from Designing Worlds, we discuss the newly-available Second Life technology Bakes on Mesh also known as BOM) – what it is and how it can be used.

DW408 – Bakes On Mesh from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We’re joined by Vir Linden, Second Life Viewer Manager, and Strawberry Linden, Marketing Content Specialist, to give us the background, and by creators Siddean Munro, the owner of Slink, home of mesh bodies, hands, feet and heads – as well as other things; and Ampersand Artful of Adored, creator of makeup and tattoos – and other avatar elements.

Bakes On Mesh allows you to use those old system clothes you’ve had in your inventory with your BOM-compatible mesh body and head – but that’s just the beginning. Bakes On Mesh also means that we’ll be seeing less of Applier HUDs and their complexities, and the graphics-heavy onion skinning of mesh outfits and make-up, and much more.

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Siddean Munro

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Siddean Munro

You can see more about Bakes on Mesh in the full version of Strawberry Linden’s video (we show a clip on the show), and there are two tutorials from Ampersand Artful that Strawberry recommends the first being an Introduction to Bakes on Mesh, and the second a Tutorial on How to Use It– something that Ampersand and Siddean also demonstrate on the show.

As this show premiered on November 4th, the day before Firework Night, in the UK, we round off with a special fireworks display at the Designing Worlds studio.

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Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Vir and Strawberry

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Vir and Strawberry

Today we have a really fascinating show as we discuss the newly-available Second Life technology Bakes On Mesh also known as BOM) – what it is and how it can be used.

From 2pm today, 4th November, 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. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

We’re joined by Vir Linden, Second Life Viewer Manager, and Strawberry Linden, Marketing Content Specialist, to give us the background, and by creators Siddean Munro, the owner of Slink, home of mesh bodies, hands, feet and heads – as well as other things; and Ampersand Artful of Adored, creator of makeup and tattoos – and other avatar elements.

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Siddean Munro

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Siddean Munro

Bakes On Mesh allows you to use those old system clothes you’ve had in your inventory with your BOM-compatible mesh body and head – but that’s just the beginning. Bakes On Mesh also means that we’ll be seeing less of Applier HUDs and their complexities, and the graphics-heavy onion skinning of mesh outfits and nake-up, and much more.

As this show premieres on November 4th, the day before Firework Night, in the UK, we round off the show with a special fireworks display at the Designing Worlds studio.

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Ampersand Artful

Discussing Bakes on Mesh with Ampersand Artful

And there’ll be a live fireworks display at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams too!

As you can see, we have a informative – and fun – show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

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Dresden Art Gallery

In this show from the archives, we look back to one of our history shows where – in celebration of our tenth anniversary – we ran a series of shows looking at the events of all the intervening years.  In this show, we look back to 2008 – 2009, right back to Designing Worlds’ beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

DW358 – Designing Worlds 10th Anniversary Special #1 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We’re helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who shares with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years (e.g. <cough>the Homesteads row</cough>), and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from the very first show, Mr Merlin’s first appearance as co-host, the beautiful virtual Dresden Art Museum, the story of the changeover from MetaMakeover to Designing Worlds … and much more!

The room made over - from the first episode of Metamakeover

The room made over – from the first episode of Metamakeover

This is the first in a two part show – we’ll be showing the second part soon.

 

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How it all began with MataMakeover

How it all began with MataMakeover

Today we are sharing a chance to see a show from the archives – this time one of our history shows looking back to 2008 – 2009, right back to Designing Worlds’ beginnings as MetaMakeover, a show on SLCN.

You can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: http://bit.ly/2p2zHzF and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: http://bit.ly/2MzoIqv. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams where you suspect there’ll be some chat about the good old days. Why not come as you were?

The room made over - from the first episode of Metamakeover

The room made over – from the first episode of Metamakeover

In today’s episode we revisit early years, and we’re helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who shares with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from the very first show, Mr Merlin’s first appearance as co-host, the story of the changeover from MetaMakeover to Designing Worlds … and much more!

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

Elrik learns about Seven Seas Fishing on his first show as co-host

This is the first in a two part show – we’ll be showing the second part soon.

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The new camper and trailer Linden Homes at Sl16B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The new camper and trailer Linden Homes, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds returned – with a discussion show looking at Second Life – where it is now and where it’s going – with some interesting developments internally and externally.

DW406 – The Future of Second Life from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Saffia and Elrik were joined by some old friends to talk about this … Kess Crystal of the Blogger and Vlogger Network, Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, Stevie Basevi, Owner of Sanctuary Roleplay Community and Aisling Sinclair, the director of this show and new Linden Home owner.

Linden Himes

Linden Homes

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Studio shot

Studio shot

Designing Worlds returns – and in this episode we’re kicking off our autumn season with a discussion show looking at Second Life – where it is now and where it’s going – with some interesting developments internally and externally.

The show goes live on Monday 14th October at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel – and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Saffia and Elrik are joined by some old friends to talk about this … Kess Crystal of the Blogger and Vlogger Network, Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, Stevie Basevi, Owner of Sanctuary Roleplay Community and Aisling Sinclair, the director of this show and new Linden Home owner.

Linden Himes

Linden Homes

We discuss the new Linden Homes, the Second Life Bloggers’ Network and Sansar, to name but three topics we cover in the show.

As you can see, we have a fascinating show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

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From Installations at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

From Installations at the LEA, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ve been covering the eminent closure of the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) at the end of August, and now the plans to save it in a redeveloped form. Today’s Designing Worlds feature-length episode – the last in our current season – pays a final visit to the LEA in its current form, and looks back at some of the fascinating projects and installations that have appeared there over the years.

The show goes live on Monday 29th July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

LEA15 – Failure to Thrive – The Gray Child, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA15 – Failure to Thrive – The Gray Child, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Please note – this show was recorded in the aftermath of the closure announcement. At that point, we did not know about the plans that would emerge to continue the work of the LEA. If you would to learn more about that – please read further here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/22/saving-the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-how-you-can-help/

In this episode, we talk to JMB Balogh, before going on to look at work created over the years by Livio Korobase, Xinehop Guisse, Art Oluja, Frankx Lefavre, Ceakay Ballyhoo, Storm Septimus, Tansee, Mario2 Helstein and Jo Williams, Gem Preiz, Kicca Igaly & Nessuno Myoo.

LEA10 – Metamorfaces, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

LEA10 – Metamorfaces, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As you can see, we have a fascinating and beautiful show for you today – make sure you don’t miss it by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

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Group to Save the LEA

Group to Save the LEA

Learn more about the closure here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/18/the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-announces-its-closure/
Learn more about the plans to re-form the LEA here: https://primperfect.net/2019/07/22/saving-the-linden-endowment-for-the-arts-how-you-can-help/

Join the inworld group by visiting LEA 5: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA5/247/89/21

Save the LEA at the LEA Sandbox on LEA5

Save the LEA at the LEA Sandbox on LEA5

 

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