Category Archives: pre-fabs

close encounters of the grill kind.

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The truth is out there.

We’re about halfway through this round of TLC’s The Garden and its Area 51 theme. There is so much spacey goodness that you need to check out – truly, all the designs are out of this world (because aliens)!

In the picture, we’ve got the Roswell Caravan from Isla Gealach and Cheeky Pea, and the UFO from Tya Fallingbridge and Pixel Mode. That caravan is just perfect — all the little cabinets inside and a messy little sleeping bunk – exactly what you need for your next UFO-tracking excursion. The UFO is actually meant to be attached and worn so that you can go floating around in your own little UFO, which is the height of preciousness. It’s pretty heavy in land impact, so you may not want to rez it, like, forever…but hell, what do I know about what you want to do? YOU DO WHAT YOU WANT.

ALSO, GO TO THE GARDEN. It’s what the little green men would want. [SLurl]

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UFO: Pixel Mode – UFO (Tya Fallingbridge) *The Garden
camper: Cheeky Pea – Roswell Caravan (Isla Gealach) *The Garden
jukebox: Standby Inc. – Retro Jukebox (Sho Kenin) *The Garden
alien and ufo lawn ornaments: .Olive. – the Alien Lawn Gnome (Naminaeko Resident) *The Garden
sink: +ILO+ – Garden Basin (zozo Raven)
chairs: Cheeky Pea – Tyne Camping Chair (Isla Gealach)
grill, cooler, picnic table: Cheeky Pea – Cassie Picnic set (Isla Gealach)
flamingo: Zigana – home made flamingo (Nalena Fairey)

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in the middle.

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Goodness, I do love a mid-century modern house. Barnesworth Anubis brings this gorgeous mid-century gem to The Garden this month: the Atherwood Home. It’s got great lines and a fun layout — plenty of room for living, but not so big that it won’t still feel cozy. I love the brick accents, and the indoor terrace is a great surprise. And – I suspect Barnes would be disappointed if I don’t mention 😉 – the textures do show some depth which makes me happy. If you have shadows enabled all the time, then this house is going to look  just amazing. But if you’re like me and walk around most of the time without shadows, this house still works due to the slight shading and the framing accents inside. Also – there’s a great working fireplace, Barnes-style! ♥

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Check out the Atherwood Home right now at The Garden! [SLurl]

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house: [ba] – atherwood home (Barnesworth Anubis)
pavers: [ba] – garden paver path (Barnesworth Anubis)
planters (on the porch): Cheeky Pea – Outdoor Movies Planter (Isla Gealach) *available at FaMESHed
flowers: [ba] – hollyhock (Barnesworth Anubis)
bushes: Heart Garden – Wild Poison Ivy (Lilith Heart)
grass: Heart Garden – Harmony Grass (Lilith Heart)
trees: Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)

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reBourne has released their latest: the Bali House. This gorgeous tropical paradise is available furnished or unfurnished, as a skybox or as a ground house.

It’s really quite stunning. I was able to check out the house during a blogger preview, and all these pics were taken at the preview site. SL shadows were NOT enabled when I took these — that’s just how awesome the shading and light are in the build.

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I’m a little tardy with this post – sorry about that — but if you move fast, the Bali is available for a sale price until 11AM SLT today, August 4!! Until that time, the furnished house is $7500L and the unfurnished is $4500L. GO NOW.

reBourne [SLurl]

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This is the latest house from Barnesworth Anubis – the Lakeside Cottage, available right now at Collabor88. I really love the layout of this house — I’m always a sucka for cottages, anyway, and this feels very nostalgic to me. I’ve always loved the simplicity of cottages like this: subtle architectural details that are lovely but don’t steal the spotlight, a great front porch for enjoying nice weather, and an overall quiet and unassuming presence. I see a lot of houses like this in RL, here in the southern US, and they’re all precious to me. ♥

The Lakeside is quite a bit larger than it looks from the outside – plenty of room for living, dining, kitchen, bath, and a bedroom or 2, even an office, if you’re creative with your space. The textures are quite flat, if you’re someone who generally does NOT have shadows turned on (like me) or who uses a brighter windlight as opposed to the defaults (also like me). But, the house is mod, and it seems like it would be pretty easy to retexture the walls – you probably would have to play around with the alignment on some of them – but it’s doable. If you use shadows, then as you can see in the pic above, the house looks amazing. So clean and simple – very peaceful, really.

The Lakeside Cottage at Collabor88 [SLurl]

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This gorgeous contraption above is the Wringer Bench from Dutchie. I lovelovelove this – it looks super realistic as it is, but it’s also set up for materials to really make it come to life. (If you don’t know what I mean by ‘materials’ for SL, do a quick google for it. It’s exciting!)

The Food Fair is officially open! I mentioned this a while back, when I first heard about it, and I was very excited! As it turns out, it’s not quite what I had imagined, which was an entire fair devoted to mesh food/food props. It’s really just for all things food-themed or inspired by food. With that said, though, definitely take a quick browse through there – it’s only 2 sims and laid out in a very easy-to-navigate pattern – because there are some great actual food items sprinkled in there. These are some of my favorites from Cuplrit, Haute House, and Shai.

Food Fair [SLurl]

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  • house: [ba] – Lakeside Cottage (Barnesworth Anubis) *Collabor88
  • clothesline: flowey. – so fresh so clean laundry line (Flutter Memel))
  • laundry wringer: Dutchie – wringer bench (Froukje Hoorenbeek)
  • water pump: POST – Askov Water Well Pump (Van Auster)
  • trash cams: Bitter Vanilla: Dustbin (Ichi Swansong)
  • trash bag: Dutchie – gift: trash (Froukje Hoorenbeek)
  • bench: Cheeky Pea – Likable Things Bench (Isla Gealach)
  • croquet mallets: Cheeky Pea – Alice Croquet Set (Isla Gealach)
  • crate of apples: *Shai* – Apple Crate (Shai Delacroix) *Food Fair
  • milk cans: floorplan. – dairy milk cans (Tegan Serin)
  • couch (on porch): MudHoney – Sheryl Garden Bench (Rayvn Hynes)
  • side table (on porch): MudHoney – Sheryl Drum Table (Rayvn Hynes)
  • wood crates (on porch): Bitter Vanilla- Wooden box (Ichi Swansong)
  • donuts: {Haute House} – Sugar Fix Donut Platter (Nyokiglitter Resident) *Food Fair
  • milk bottles: {Haute House} – Elle & Bee Creamery (Nyokiglitter Resident) *Food Fair
  • breakfast tray: Culprit – Eggy Brekkies (Eku Zhong) *Food Fair
  • newspaper: Dutchie – gift: newspaper (Froukje Hoorenbeek)
  • rug: MudHoney – Sheryl Garden Rug (Rayvn Hynes)
  • daybed: floorplan. – hanging bed (Tegan Serin) *Collabor88
  • hanging planter: Organica – Hanging Bamboo Herb Planter (Aki Shichiroji) *The Home Show

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When I retire some day – SOME DAY – in RL, I would love to retire to a precious little cabin like this. This is the latest house from Cory Edo and Trompe Loeil, available right now at Collabor88 – the Rustic Cabin. I love the exterior details: the stone foundation with the little ledge, the log accents above the windows and over the porch, and the gorgeous wood panelled siding. It’s nice and cozy inside, with one main room and two smaller rooms off to the side. There’s also a gorgeous fireplace with built-in shelves on either side, perfect for displaying your favorite stuff.

Check out the Rustic Cabin at Collabor88! [SLurl]

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house: Trompe Loeil – Rustic Cabin (Cory Edo)
ladder: [we’re CLOSED] – old ladder with poses (Mandingo Quan)
water pump and buckets: POST – Askov Water Well Pump (Van Auster)
easel: Cheeky Pea – Simple Easel (Isla Gealach)
canvasses, paint brushes, artist box: Tartessos Arts (Nico Griffith)
lemonade crates and bottles: Vespertine (Amelie Knelstrom)
bucket of apples: POST – Bucket of Autumn Orchard Apples (Van Auster)
bench: Trompe Loeil – Thrift Shop Outdoor Bench (Cory Edo)
books (on bench): Second Spaces – pallette sideboard books (Elle Kirshner)
large baskets: +ILO+ – Weave Basket (ZoZo Raven)
flowers (on basket): Tres Blah – Tea Time – Tin with Flowers (Julliette Westerburg)
cheeses (on basket): Tartessos Arts –  Cheese Table (Nico Griffith)

Inside (if you can see the stuff through the window):

table: Second Spaces – English Garden table (Elle Kirshner)
chairs: The Loft – Newcombe Industrial Chair (Colleen Desmoulins)
wall art: floorplan. – plank sign / buffalo (Tegan Serin)