Category Archives: designer spotlight

the one where i kick that chicken’s ass.

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I stumbled across PIXLights Factory several months ago…I forget how…but I grabbed a LM so that I could go back later to check it out and take some pics. That brings us to today.

Petrpix Cascarino is the designer behind the brand — he’s got vehicles, clothes, and probably some other stuff…but of course, his furniture is what I was most exited about. Honestly, I’m not sure if any of his stuff is mesh…I suspect it isn’t, but it is all really nicely done sculpts. AND it’s almost all really silly, funky, whimsical stuff – who doesn’t need that?? Here are some of my favorites:

See more at PIXLights Factory! [SLurl]

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the one where I venture forth.

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I’m trying to get out more, to find designers that are new to me, AND that happen to be awesome. So far, so good.

shop: Apple Fall

designer: Apple Fall ((warehousefifteendesigns)

location: [SLurl]

blog: http://apple-fall.blogspot.co.uk/

(Pssst…that super cute adobe house is a free group gift!)

Really high-quality mesh items, and really really great prices for such quality. Definitely worth a visit!

Apple Fall [SLurl]

L2 could mean “Elle Elle”. Just saying.

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Ohhi there. 🙂 A quick fun announcement:

I’d love to see you there! Read more about it over at Prim Perfect!

Now for something even more fun! I got a notecard a few weeks ago, advising me that I should check out L2 Studio…so I did. Designed by Lindini2 Lane, L2 offers a few nice prefabs, as well as some really cute accessories. I checked out the South Austin House, which is rezzed at the L2 location.

The South Austin House is mostly modern in style, but it has really great accents that give it a little shabby/rustic feel. I really love the window tower thing (I’m not really sure what to call that) – it adds great visual interest, both inside and out.

The house is a nice smaller size (you guys know how I love that), but still with plenty of functional room. I also really enjoy that Lindini2 designed this with sunken spaces at the back of the main room and for the bedroom. It’s little touches like that that keep spaces lively.

Again, there’s such a nice marriage of modern and rustic here, with the contemporary windows and wood accents. It blends so well with the little window niches that look like they’re part of a marble wall. Great mix of textures.

There were also a few vendor boxes set out for other prefabs. I would love to see these other houses rezzed…but unless I totally missed it (which is very possible), there was no option to rez them at the shop location.

The Milkwood House looks really cute!

Be sure to stop by L2 Studio to see for yourself. I like what I’ve seen so far, and I look forward to seeing more soon!

L2 Studio [SLurl]

Monday, Monday

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I decided to grab a few LMs from my folder of “places I found and really like and want to blog someday” and, you know, actually blog them. The system works!

Herbalys – designer Albert Beerbaum has put together a fantastical, whimsical, and really really well-done stock of items, mostly decorative in nature. He has some really fun (almost Seussical) trees available, as well as the pond set included in the first group of pictures, below. Great use of sculpts and awesome texturing make this a must-see shop – and those purple curtains alone make it a must-buy shop! The little ceramic (or stone maybe) owl is just precious – I think I’ll definitely need one of those for the windmill!

Herbalys SLurl

Kidd Garden – I am a big fan of really awesome landscaping items, and am especially drawn to grasses and wildflowers that really bring depth to a large open area. I’ve blogged several of my favorites in the past, and now I add Kidd Garden to the list! Created by doP Kidd, Kidd Garden offers just a ton of really amazing landscaping options. One of my favorite things is how the basic grasses are sold – you’ll see in the first pic below that the grasses are offered in various shapes to give a really 3d option to your space. That pic only shows just a few of the various sizes/shapes – there are many more! In addition to great grasses and wildflowers, there are also quite a few really nice structures, stepping stone sets, and bridges. Plus, the sim is set up so  nicely with all the products on display, you’ll just want to wander around in the fields picking flowers and soaking up the fresh air. Or something. 🙂

Kidd Garden SLurl

As I was preparing this post, I got notice of new releases from The Loft – so, while clearly The Loft is not a new place for me to blog 😉 – you know I have to share the goodness!

I believe the Krissy Shelves are completely brand new, and the Mayer Chaise was previously released in a single color for the Haiti fundraiser. Lots and lots of colors are available now, and I gotta say that this chaise is THE best I’ve seen on the grid. The curves are perfect, and (of course) the texturing is amazing. I bought the Haiti relief edition, which is an olive green — and I think I’m gonna need at least one more color! The zebra stripe is sassy, I may have my eye on that one. 😉

The Loft SLurl

The Loft – Wisteria

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I’m willing to bet that the SL universe is already pretty well a-buzz about The Loft’s long-awaited release of the Wisteria home. I know I am not the first blogger to post it, and I’ve seen the plurks popping up on my timeline to indicate that everyone and their brothers are heading to The Loft sim to check it out. Still, I can’t not post it, too….because it is AWESOME. Plus, dear readers, you all know that I. Love. The Loft. Period.

loft exterior

Here’s what I can tell you about the Wisteria. Colleen Desmoulins and Bethany Heart have been working on the house and the furniture since at least March, and maybe even earlier than that. That should indicate right there just how much has gone into this project and what level of detail you can expect to find. When I say “detail”, here’s what I mean: tons of accessories, tons of animations, amazingly and realistically textured objects, full suites of furniture, and overall a house that feels like someone lives there. The official release notice from The Loft states “…the Wisteria is large in scale, yet still cozy enough for your friends and family.” I couldn’t say it better.

loft living room

The super exciting part for me is that I got to work with Colleen on a tiny piece of the project!! I mentioned the tons of animations – and really, there are tons all over the house – and I’m very happy to say that about 9 or 10 of the kitchen animations are custom work by me! Cutting veggies, making a sandwich, wiping the counter, cleaning the window…those are just a few of mine, and I had a great time making them. Yay!

loft dining room

Even if you have no intention of buying, I really hope you’ll go see the Wisteria in person. The pics in this post are also from the official release notice, but they still don’t show you everything there is to see. You really need to explore every corner, play with all the animated items, and just be in the house. It’s worth the trip. 🙂

loft bathroom

The house is available alone, or as a complete package with all furniture included. You can also buy the room sets individually, and this is furniture that will work in any house of traditional or contemporary/modern design. So go, go now, and see the splendor up close. Oh! Also from the official notice: “A free gift awaits you on the second floor.  Look for a pair of sconces with candles.” 😉

The Loft

loft bedroom

**UPDATE** Check The Loft blog here for more pictures!