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Cheap and Cheaper.

I am a house hoarder.  Houses and skyboxes are what I waste my Lindens on (as well as plants, gardens, furniture etc) so I maybe a Cheap B* when it comes to clothes but it means I have the money to add to my hoard.

Normally I wait for events such as The Arcade or FLF(Fifty Linden Friday) or Collab88 where you can find amazing bargains esp from shops such as Trompe Loeil but I decided to check out the main shop to see if there are any gifties and there wasn’t but it wasn’t such a loss in the end esp if you’re willing to spend a few Lindens.

First is this Gacha win.

This is an old Gacha from a previous event but it’s now outside the main shop with some other Gachas and if you’ve never seen it before or forgot about it and need a small and yet perfectly formed home for ONLY 25Lds you cannot beat this.  There is also a model rezzed out next to the Gacha as well so you can check it out.

A “Shotgun” shack is usually a small single room and the reason it’s called “shotgun” is if I remember correctly you can shoot a gun through one door and it goes right through and out the back door.

Inside the main shop there aren’t any Freebies for Group VIP Members, or at least I didn’t see them. What there are is some discounted items, 2 builds and 2 items of furniture and it was this sky house that was the “Woah” for me.

You get 3 rooms in total all large and open, each has a fireplace and windows etc if I remember correctly 2 are identical and the 3rd is slightly different which just breaks up the monotony if there is any because these pictures were taken in my sim setting so you can see the texturing and details which go to make a classy design.

Big spacious rooms with lots of detailed windows and even a window type nook.

And if you join the Free VIP Group and this amazing skybox is just half priced at 250Lds.

As you can see outside is a snowy dark wintery scene but don’t worry as you get 2 versions, the skybox with or without the surround and a surround on its own.  A couple of extra’s is also blazing log fires for the fireplaces or a row of lit candles.

Like the Shotgun Shack there is a demo out for this build as well, above the desk in the entrance is the TPs so go to the “old builds” and you will be able to rezz yourself a demo for a good look at but don’t buy it from the rezzer, TP back to the main shop and this as well as the other Group Discounted items are on the wall behind the reception desk.

PS Can’t remember the exact primmage but it was under 50 for the shack and without the backdrop just under 100 for the sky box and with the back drop just over 100.

PPS I’m hoping the LMs take you near to the marks but I have a feeling the LM is preset by the sim and you will have to look around to find the main shop but it’s really easy.

Trompe Loeil (Shotgun Shack)

Trompe Loeil (Entrance)

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Ugly on the outside, beautiful within.(Freebie).

I’m always grateful when someone gives me the heads up about a Freebie, Gift, Hunt etc esp if it turns out a corker like this one.

A massive 4 roomed skybox.

All 4 rooms lead off from this wide central corridor and you can see the full-length skylight as well.

Each room is identical with the 3 floor to ceiling windows/doors (they don’t open) and you can just about see the metal railings.

You get a small hud with this build which allows you a few changes, 3 of the outside view, remove the railings, change the corridor sky-light but you also get other building components so you can add more on or reduct this and there for the prims down to a single room, single room with corridor etc.  I’ve not played with that but it should be relatively easy with basic editing skills for you to design a layout that suits yourself.

Because this is very much in a French apartment size the rooms are very tall and spacious and so of course I tried to shrink the room and yup they’re all mod.  So I shrank it a bit but really these sorts of rooms need to be OTT.

Once I’d finished shrinking I decided to play with my wind light because sometimes a build doesn’t change when your wind light setting does but this one sure does.  I slapped out a light as well to see if that also changed the ambiance and it did, although it is a small weak light.

And then I went CRAZY and I swear this, for once, was deliberate.

Since I don’t do much editing of mesh textured things I just don’t but I just thought I’d see if I could slap a texture on and although this is just an ad can you imaging using a psychedelic texturing it could look wicket.

This is a FREEBIE from Onsu and BIG thanks to a lovely lady from Flickr who gave me the heads up as I would not have spotted it.  I love getting hints and tips on any freebies/hunts/sales going on, as long as they’re sent to me in a NOTE form lol.  If however you do send me a note and it doesn’t get blogged please don’t be upset, it might be because I’ve done it previously, it’s something I already have lined up, or Faith has done it or whatever.  All “heads up” are greatly appreciated just not always acted on.  So keep em coming.

DOH just remembered that this is a subscription gift so slap that sub and it will be sent to you.

Onsu

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Insane Mutters! (Free Group and Free Fantasy).

First things first I’ve just got a notice through from Legendaire that for the next 24 hours the group is set to free to join and I do remember from previous posts that there is often a really good Group Gift set out in fact I do believe if I am thinking of the right shop there is a whole wall of really good GG’s and the reason I can’t be exact is because the shop is stuffed with greedy AV’s and I can’t get in LOL.  So keep on trying till you can.

The second notice is for this super fantasy skybox.

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Just plain fun, I bet Faith will pick this one up as I did for some brilliant background pictures but think outside of the box, or at least outside of the dome in this case.

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Just shove in some fantasy furniture and move in!

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I’m actually really impressed how they have managed to fill the ceiling in.

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This is to give you some indication of the size. Even if you just grab this and keep it in your invent for just a time in the future when you need to make a Birthday Party a special event etc.

The skybox comes from Ishara and it’s a Free to join group, the odd thing is is that Ishara is a clothes shop but it’s nice to come across the unusual in the most unexpected places.

Time to log off.

Legendaire

Ishara

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ASAP for this FREEBIE!

The reason for the ASAP (as soon as possible) warning is that this is the December gift from Dimandis and so it might get pulled soon.

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Yup, I accidentally rezzed it on me but fortunately for me I only lost my shoes LOL once I’d detached it I rerezzed it on the land although this is a skybox.

I was trying to weed down my homes inc some of the many skyboxes I have and of course, as always I got tempted to pop over to Diamandis to see if there was anything new and I had a nice time using the TP in the shop to check out all of the builds and I was just about to grab the specially priced skybox, 50Lds, when I spotted that in the Group notices there is actually a FREEBIE for us and it’s turned out to be this skybox.

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It’s basically a square and although it has a passageway there are no rooms off it.

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As you can see etc texturing and if you scroll back to the first picture you will see that there are some really well thought out details such as a gap for you to slide a fridge into.

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There is a skylight, actually, there is also one above the kitchen area.  This isn’t the only large window in my haste to get this posted I forgot to take another one of the even bigger windows which makes up 2 walls.

Very much in the modern style of studio apartment but spacious enough for a settee, table, chairs, bed etc.  All of this is set inside it’s own privacy box and because I’ve rezzed my on the land it’s our landscaping you can see.

Please though check out the rest of the builds, all very much in this same unfussy etc quality and there was 2 of them which tempted even a home hoarder like me.  I was also well impressed with the prim counts, there is one home of which I have a similar version of but that one remains firmly in my invent because of the prims whilst these are more than reasonable taking into the details.

Diamandis

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Smoking is bad for me, Super Spooky FREE Skybox.

Big Thanks to one of our readers, Shi, for the heads up for this super skybox.

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This is on the outside and although it’s a pretty dark picture that side is a curled dragon so anyone flying past this won’t just see a bog standard black cube.

OK I’m not going to lie but I struggled both in the one set out for people to see and the copy I rezzed on my platform, it’s the smoke! This build is a smoky HELL for me, smoke and shadows (I can’t use shadows in my pictures it makes my computer crash! and that hurts).  Not all smoke effects make me as laggy as Hell but this one did.  However, I could still cam and scan and snap away and capture some of the essence of this spooky build.

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In the end, I didn’t get to take a picture of the bed which is in there if you dare to sleep on it, I did and I see what you meant shi.

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Even though this is a standard size build there is so much going on I’m really only showing you what I could snap.

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Lots of birds flying around..and smoke.

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All pictures were taken in my sim setting of nams so you can see how dark it is inside but not actually that dark you cannot see what’s going on and there is such a good feel of “depth” to this build as well. Perfect for a Halloween party, gettin yer freak on with a loved one or for posing potential.

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This is me giving in.  There are a couple of items that come with poses, chances are the alter has some as well but by this stage, I’d given up LOL.  As I’ve said smoke n shadows are my nemesis in SL but not all smoke is and I will when I get back in world rerezz it and see if I can edit that smoke out and put my own in because not all smoke is bad for me.

PS Pretty primmy, I can’t remember how much though but I had to make sure to derezz it before I logged out so there was prims left for Faith if she needed to rezz something but it comes in a super handy rezzer so it’s as quick down and it’s as quick up.

Yasum

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Sky High Summer

CIRCA Sky home

O.o its been ages since Circa have had a sky home for sale, “The View” sky home is up for grabs at the Home Whimsy Event – this runs until the 30th June.  It’s serene and tranquil in colour with a great open concept to lay out room items.  There are 4 living spaces, with 3 indoor and 1 outdoor patio area.  You’ll find each room has 2 windows with scripted blinds. Perfect for the summer! I personally can’t abide a sky home without an outdoor space – so this is just dandy. (50% discount if purchased at the event!)

Chez Moi Bar NEW!

If you plan it right, there is no reason you can’t celebrate the summer in your skyhome! I got out the new “Hakuna” bar by Chez Moi (available at Tres Chic – on until July 10th) Fantastical bar with heaps of details, swing chairs, some awesome bartender poses ! The really cool thing is you can have as much of this out as prims allow – it’s not hard linked, perfecto!

Chez Moi Bar NEW!!

I hopped on and got straight into tending bar, whipping up cocktails, prepping a burger etc. I’ve not seen animations like these before – VERY refreshing! ( $480L for PG version/$720L for Adult version).

CIRCA Geek NEW

I also set up a little lounging corner on my deck space, using the new set out by Circa for the Geektopia event (June 19 – July 3) Totally adore the sumptuous leather fabric on the floor cushion, its super realistic. The balloon shaped chair and gamer inspired table are also pieces on offer.

GeekTopia

Tres Chic

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This and that

Scarlet Creative & Aphrodite NEW!

Its Saturrrrday! Or should I sat Caturday – as my kitty cat decided I had enough sleep and to wake me up at 4am . Anywhoooo I have some glorious stuff to share and who can sleep when Scarlet Creative is in the newest Luxe Box?! This is ” Alaouite Skybox”  – funny thing is, for absolutely years I’ve searched for a build like this – and wow , voila! It’s a bit Grecian, a tad roman but a whole lotta beautiful going on. It’s in this months Luxe Box – which in my opinion makes the $1500 price tag for the box well worth it all on its own.

Scarlet Creative Luxe Box NEW!

You could use this as a retreat in the sky, a role play area, a space / back drop for photos, endless possibilities really. Rooms are spaced around an open to the sky courtyard and pool. The pool has poses built right in for singles and couples (really lovely ones to boot).

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If you walk around the rooms, you will find so many beautiful details and textures have been used – honestly its crazy delicious. My mouth was watering when I spotted the different types of plaster and tiles…y.e.s textures turn me on – weird hah!

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There are tiled floors, mosaic walls and different styles to make each little space unique. Its crazy beautiful and yet very peaceful and relaxing at the same time – doesn’t make sense I know – but it is. Left hand pattern is from the dining chairs btw – isn’t it gorgy?

Scarlet Creative & Aphrodite NEW

Aphrodite have produced a vintage style dining extravaganza for the summer, its in the new round of Tres Chic – perfectly suited for a wedding or party. Cut crystal glasses, silver serving dishes and a plethora of meals, starters etc for you to dine upon. Its pretty flexible also, as you can set up for as many or as few as you wish, remove decor items to save prims.  I just thought it looked so attractive on the open courtyard of the skybox – but I can also see this set being used as a centre piece for a wedding – whacha think?

Luxe Box Boutique (info on joining and past boxes)

Tres Chic

Aphrodite mega store