Friday, March 29, 2013

Neighbourhood of Note: Subterrainia

Formerly known as Misfit Toy Island, Phate Shepherd has done a marvelous renovation of his island into a calm and beautiful garden:


Block Building Contest

Sam Thompson, CEO of Cloud Party, has announced a block building contest, the prize is 1,000 CC and the details are here:

Hurry up and enter!  The deadline is April 4th, 2013.

Easter Egg Hunt

There's an Easter Egg Hunt in Cloud Party.  Details are here in this blogpost:

There's ten eggs to find overall; I've found eight so far (don't forget to look up into the trees!).

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ctrl-Mouse Scroll to Adjust Your User Interface Size!

I figured out this neat trick quite by accident, but it's great! If you press the Ctrl button and scroll with the mouse wheel, you can control the size of the chat box and other elements of your user interface! You can keep it at 100% or make it bigger to see the chat box, the cell phone, and the building tools better.   

Here's the UI (user interface) with the setting at 150%:

And here it is at 75%:

Very cool and very useful!

Dancing on the Roof

Mochi, Fritz and I are dancing on Mochi's roof in Eden Field:

Meanwhile, Conor is building his house according to plans:

Never a dull moment here!

Neighbourhoods of Note: Eden Field

Eden Field is one of the new building-block neighbourhoods, and people have certainly been busy putting up houses:


From left to right are the homes of Bruce Rogers, Fia Wycliffe (log cabin with stone chimney), and Mochi's home with the lovely fountain and the cherry blossom trees.

Bruce's home has a friendly greeting on the side:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Outfit Outlay: Smart Yellow & Black

Here's the outfit, piece by piece:

HAT: A Ladies Hat (completely tintable), only 25CC from M&M Creations.
JACKET: Black Lily Blouse, only 15CC from Tocy (worn as an accessory, not as a top).
SKIRT: My own modification of a skirt design originally by Subongo.
STOCKINGS: 'Fishnet' stockings only 20CC by M&M Creations.
SHOES: Tintable flats which are part of the standard wardrobe.

TOTAL OUTFIT OUTLAY: 60CC (equals US$3.00).

Big Changes at Cloud Party!

First, they set up a blog:

And they set up a whole new way of building with blocks, which doesn't require you to learn Maya or Max in order to create mesh!  I love it!  Here's a pink crab someone made:

It's at Public Island, so hurry and come see it before it goes poof!,15.0,0.0,2.9

More details later as I learn my way around the new building-blocks tool.  In the meantime, everybody gets a NEW bare plot of land on which to build.  Here's my lot, with a house I bought for 2 CC at A. Moore Designs, and some trees which I bought as part of a set of trees, logs, etc. for only 10CC from Satguru!  Not a bad setup for only 12 CC ( equals sixty cents U.S. ), eh?

Location:  Silent Grove,,-20.3,0.0,3.0

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Designer Kitchen Curtains

Curtains in the kitchen are fundamental component of the kitchen decor. To complete the overall look of designer kitchens, there are many fantastic designer kitchen curtains ideas that will blend well with any theme.

Designer Kitchen Curtains

Designer Kitchen Curtains
Designer Kitchen Curtains
There are various kitchen curtains ideas that you can choose from depending of course, on the type of your kitchen windows and the type of kitchen you have.

If you have modern kitchen designs, you also have to consider contemporary style kitchen curtains. You can choose to have mid length curtains or full-length curtains, but if you want more privacy you may hang kitchen curtains made of thick fabric. Make sure that your kitchen curtains match the color of your kitchen flooring, wall paint or wallpaper.

Designer Kitchen Curtains
Designer Kitchen Curtains

 Designer Kitchen Curtains

Cafe curtains are perfect for rustic themed kitchen. Choosing the fabric for your no sew kitchen curtain depends on your taste.

Designer kitchen curtains are available to you in a wide variety of patterns and colors. The curtains may be full length, window length, or cafe type, having many different types of headings and valances. The general consideration to go by when selecting a curtain design, is the more contemporary the look the simpler the curtains should be.

Designer Kitchen Curtains
Designer Kitchen Curtains

Selecting the right kitchen curtains don't have to be as boring as you may think. Generally, windows in the kitchen tend to be smaller and fewer, which makes dressing them up a tad easier. While one might consider red curtains to be the perfect companion to a rustic country theme, this bold and brilliant color is actually quite fitting for the modern home. With the popularity of stainless steel appliances and dark counter tops, adding crimson colored drapes is the perfect way to bring in color without it being overbearing. Besides gingham, there are plenty of patterns, colors, and stripes to choose from that will make your kitchen curtain ideas come to life.

Designer Kitchen Curtains
Designer Kitchen Curtains

Designer Kitchen Curtains

Using the right kitchen curtains can make any kitchen the envy of the all the neighbors.

Curtains for kitchens are often used on windows over sinks or near bay windows in adjoining eating rooms. For instance, if a kitchen is decorated with wallpaper that has a busy pattern, a good choice for the window treatments would be solid colored fabric that matches with a color found in the wallpaper. If the walls are painted a solid color, a fabric with decorative patterns can provide a splash of color, instantly creating a focal point in a room.

Designer Kitchen Curtains
Designer Kitchen Curtains

Rooms that have a country or cottage design scheme look great when finished with brightly colored gingham curtains. Materials for window treatments should be light and airy, as these types of fabrics tend not to trap odors like heavier fabrics.

Designer Kitchen Curtains
Designer Kitchen Curtains

Teak wood living area tables will be highly popular in equally traditional and even modern homes due to their great appearance and decent durability. Damage may be comfortably inflicted, which can easily leave almost any teak wood kitchen curtains table along with dents and even splits, which but not only effects the appearance but may just be damaging towards stability of the dining meal table itself.
All teak wood dining room tables need a modicum of care for you to last for years with low damage. Let’s check out some useful simple methods to take great care with the teak wood kitchen table. Teak wood dining area tables should certainly be cleaned at least one time per week in this way if these are not chosen frequently.

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Black And White Bedroom Ideas

If you want to attract people towards your room decor then you should either use black paint or buy any black furniture item or any kind of black frills for your room. If you want to make your room decor even more fascinating you should mix white with striking black, something like combining a white comforter with black accents subtle pattern. Whatever style you prefer for decorating your room, choosing in black and white bedroom ideas will make it wondrous. Black combined with white is an always popular choice.

Black And White Bedroom Ideas

Black And White Bedroom Ideas
Black And White Bedroom Ideas
You can make your bedroom look more sparkling by using white curtains with black trim and white comforters with black patterns.

If you are having trouble picking cool colors for a bedroom or you have always just loved the contrast of a black and white bedroom ideas, then you may be considering a black and white room for your home. If you are going for a black and white style, the last thing that you want to do is paint all of the walls in the room black. A couch or chair with a black and white pattern goes great in a living room or family room.

Black And White Bedroom Ideas
Black And White Bedroom Ideas

Black And White Bedroom Ideas

For a bedroom, add a comforter with a black and white pattern to add some interest to the room.

For a black and white kitchen or dining room, consider patterned window treatments or fabric on the chairs. For Christmas, red decorations go great with a black and white scheme. Decorating a room in a black and white bedroom ideas doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Combining colors with a special theme is even more effective.

Black And White Bedroom Ideas
Black And White Bedroom Ideas
Clocks could remind us to take some restful time, set time apart for contemplation, add more happy moments to life. Continue with the black and white rhythm found in the clocks and apply it to textiles and accessories.

However, keep the black limited to accents, with white remaining dominant. Then add small accents of bright, spring green in a balanced way throughout the small room. Green is the color of nature and is indirectly connected to time. The dash of color also energizes the black and white neutrals.

Black And White Bedroom Ideas
Black And White Bedroom Ideas
If you opted for sage green walls, then you could accessorize with throw pillows, lamp shades or a throw blanket, with tan and sage green. Bold colors, such as red, blue, orange, purple, yellow etc. can give black and white bedding set the pizzazz you are looking for. You can choose your favorite bold color for the walls, then accessorize with other colors that you like.

Some bedding sets come as a bed in a bag which typically contains the comforter, top and bottom sheet, pillow case, pillow sham, bed skirt and sometimes even a duvet cover. Once you have that picked out, then you will be able to move forward with your wall color and your accessory colors.

Black And White Bedroom Ideas
Black And White Bedroom Ideas

 Black And White Bedroom Ideas

 Black and white bedding is an easy way to add an instant touch of sophistication to a bedroom. Thank goodness there are two colors that will never let you down, two colors that you can always depend on -- black and white. By definition, these are not colors per se: white is seen as the absence of color, and black as the presence of all colors (though scientifically the reverse is true). But both black and white are what usually come to mind when one thinks of the perfect combination for a classic color palette.

Complete the contemporary look you've started by adding pillow covers, duvet covers, comforters, and quilts in the same color combination. When it comes to color combinations, black and white is a safe and stylish choice.

Black And White Bedroom Ideas
Black And White Bedroom Ideas
One of the most striking fabrics that can be used, both in feel and design, is damask, which is a beautiful woven fabric which contains some beautifully intricate patterns. Once considered the go to choice for table linens and upholstery, it has now become a very popular fabric of choice for the bedroom, and there may be nothing more stunning than classic black and white damask bedding.
Black And White Bedroom Ideas
Black And White Bedroom Ideas
For those who want to be a little more daring in regards to color, there is now black and white damask bedding sets that incorporate a little splash of color into their design. Online magazine is a great place to start your search for black and white bedroom ideas, and there are price points there to suit every budget.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Landscapes Unlimited

A new store?  Certainly looks that way.  Click on Navigate and search for "landscapes" to find Landscapes Unlimited, by Sominel Edelman:

All his landscapes are for sale in the Marketplace, ranging in price from 999CC to 1399CC.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Robert head

Here's a pic of Mochi wearing the Robert head (hair and cigarette are not included).  Only 19CC from Hendrik in the marketplace!

Attack of the 404 Boxes

They went and changed sounds so that had to be less than 30 seconds, and suddenly, there are 404 boxes everywhere!

Hopefully they can come to some sort of agreement that doesn't break everything already made :-)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Giant Gold Buddha

Located at Windy Range island,,-18.1,-32.5,0.1

My New Head

It's made by Hendrik Schroeder and only 19CC!  What a steal for a realistic-looking female head!  Look for the Suzan Head in the Marketplace.  There's also a male head called the Robert Head, also for 19CC.

Satguru's Log House

This is Satguru's log house, on the Breezy Trails neighbourhood island, lots to see here.
Location is,12.7,-34.1,1.8

The Thinker

Location: Amaretto Sunset by Mochi  (,18.0,-45.7,-1.0 )