Harmony Through Union

In the black, there is some white.
In the white, there is some black.
In the wrong, there is some right.
In the dark, there is some light.

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Yin/Yang, a symbol of harmony, two halves that together complete wholeness. The DaD Yin/Yang round bed in black and white with decorative pillows and silk cascading throw blanket has plenty of animations (PG/Adult) to help bring that perfect unity between two. To complete the set is a small coffee table and rug. This set is available right now at FaMESHed X, sold together or as individual pieces.

  • Prive’ by DaD “Yin & Yang Bedroom Set” @ FaMESHed X (until March 6)
    • Yin & Yang Bed c/m, 13 Li
    • Coffee Table c/m, 2 Li
    • Rug Small c/m, 1 Li
    • Rug Large c/m, 2 Li
  • DaD “Nolan Armchair” c/m
  • DaD “Nolan Pouf” c/m
  • DaD – “The Time is Pipe Collection”
    • 01 -DaD- The Time is Pipe – “Will you…? Pipe boy” m/c RARE
    • 01 -DaD- The Time is Pipe – “Will you…? Pipe girl” m/c RARE
    • 10 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Charlie Chapipe c/m
  • Refuge – Spark Lamps
  • LB_FIddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted
  • dust bunny . areca palm plant
  • hive // large palm plant . dark
  • hive // kentia palm plant II
  • MULLOY – AllWeHaveIsNow
  • Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 5 and 8
  • JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 10. Wanderer Tan Black
  • DaD “Laguna House” c/m

Let's Dance To Our Dreams Together Tonight

Of course you love each other every day and you don’t really need Valentine’s Day to prove it. It’s nice to celebrate that love by doing something together out of your everyday routines. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to do just that.

Give your special someone an experience to remember with the ‘Oh My, Valentine’s Basket’ from DaD Virtual Living. The stationary vintage basket is modeled after a hot air balloon ride. The basket is in natural light wood with cushioned blanket, pillows and throw with flying heart balloons in a muted red and white color. It will look fantastic in your garden, in a meadow or on a beach! It is available in both PG and Adult and packed with plenty of animations: single, friend, cuddle and adult. 13 Land Impact. Copy/Modify.

The trio of small rock cairns just in front of the basket is Never Totally Dead…‘s gift at the Valentine’s Shop & Hop event. 1 Land Impact. Copy/Modify. Resize menu upon Touch.

  • LB_YoungGinkgoTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • Skye Pebble Beach
    • Skye Pebble Beach Grass

Hillside

The DaD HILLSIDE HOUSE is a modern home with two levels.
The first level is split leaving an open outdoor area that would be ideal for an outdoor dining area or even seating space for casual relaxation.
The room on the left side could be used for a kitchen/family room with the room on the right side as a living room. The choice in how to use each room is really up to you.
The wide staircase accessed from the outside leads to the second floor level where you will find three rooms. The smaller of the three can be used as a second bedroom with the middle space earmarked for the bathroom and the larger room as the master bedroom.
High windows surround the home and open floor space on the outside that welcomes more seating areas to catch the spectacular views. More pictures below the credits.

The Hillside House has a footprint of 28.5×21,5 (resizable) and Land Impact is 68. 100% Original Mesh, Materials enabled, Copy/Modify (scripts are no modify). No Transfer.

The Little Branch‘s newest release are the Juniper Trees V.1 and V.2. The Juniper Tree is a gorgeous evergreen with soft needles instead of leaves. The needles are rather short and grow in clusters close to the branches. The Juniper tree is believed to possess the ability to cleanse and make us pure and true to ourselves. The branches and berries have been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes since ancient times.

  • DaD “Hillside House”w mat. v.1.0 c/m @ UBER (until Feb 22)
  • LB_JuniperTree.v1{Animated}Seasons @ UBER (until Feb 22)
  • LB_JuniperTree.v2{Animated}Seasons @ UBER (until Feb 22)
  • LB_GrafittiBanyanTree{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_YoungGinkgoTree{Animated}*4Seasons
    • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • BILLIONAIRE MOTORS MULLTAYGA (BAKED BLACK)BW2
  • (Fundati) Rocks
  • Skye Stone Path Large Square
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Skye Driftwood

Flâneur

The French have the perfect word for it: ‘Flâneur’. It means to stroll around aimlessly but enjoyably, observing life and your surroundings. Baudelaire defined a flaneur as ‘a person who walks the city in order to experience it’.

Gemma Burgess

Lookie! GOOSE made their first living room set! The Crupet Living Room Set (PG/Adult) is a full living room set with couches (containing animations and texture changing options), coffee table, shelves, plant and wall art and the set is available at Cosmopolitan for a few more days. Buy the full set or separate pieces.

DaD has made the most fun lamps, “The Time is Pipe Collection” is available at this round of The Ephiphany. Touching the lamps gives you a menu for the lights; on/off, intensity, colour and access. I have chosen to use four lamps that fit my living room, but there are actually 10 different lamps in the collection so make sure you take a look here for the full gacha key.

  • GOOSE – Crupet Living Room Set @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 25)
    • GOOSE – Crupet couch c/m (9 LI)
    • GOOSE – Crupet single couch c/m (2 LI)
    • GOOSE – Crupet coffee table c/m (1 LI)
    • GOOSE – Crupet Wall art c/m (1 LI)
    • GOOSE – Crupet shelves cabinet c/m (1 LI)
    • GOOSE – Monstera plant c/m (2 LI)
  • DaD – “The Time is Pipe Collection” @ The Epiphany
    • 06 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Detective Pipe (4 LI)
    • 07 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Macho Pipe (4 LI)
    • 09 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Thinker Pipe (4 LI)
    • 10 -DaD- The Time is Pipe- Charlie Chapipe (4 LI)
  • No. 59 Gin Import on Tray
  • [[IK] Ellen Living – Plant
  • -David Heather-Balla Tablet
  • -David Heather-Industrio Magazine Bin
  • Fancy Decor: Filament Hanging Lights
  • Fancy Decor: Magazine Stack 3
  • Apple Fall Leather Moccasins
  • Apple Fall Books Arrangements
  • KraftWork The Finnish Farm Skybox

A Long Winter

We’re not even half way through January and I’m already waiting for Spring. It’s a while still, until April, which is when we can maybe start seeing any signs of Spring here. We might even get a couple of feet of snow in April so the patience game is real now!

The Young Ginkgo Tree by The Little Branch is lightly animated and comes with a season changer menu. You can just touch it and the menu pops up and you can change from Winter to Spring in just a couple of seconds. It’s Land Impact is 7 out of the box but as it’s Copy/Modify you can resize it to fit your needs. The Young Ginkgo Tree is available at the January round of Equal10 which opens today!

Want a small, open plan house with panorama view? The DaD Glass House is small, only 18.2x 11.2 and 37 Li (resizable, Copy/Mod). It even has a round window in the ceiling so when it’s not covered with snow you can watch the stars from the comfort of your living room. Touch any of the switches inside the house to turn on or off the snowy windows. The snow roof add on is sold separately. You can find the house and the snow add on in the DaD mainstore and marketplace.

  • LB_YoungGinkgoTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10 (Jan 10 – Feb 9)
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m
    • DaD “Snow add on Glass House” c/m
  • GOOSE – Snowy sidewalks
  • NOMAD // Snow Landscaping Set

Loft Living

The NoHo Loft/Skybox by DaD is a modern grunge industrial inspired loft that maximizes space by utilizing the open floor concept, with large windows that provides natural lighting and built-in storage under the stairs leading to the mezzanine level. This is also Woofer’s favourite hideout. Aesthetically pleasing design with features like steel piping throughout and wood beams that gives comfort and ease style of living within a small footprint (28.2×17.5 resizable). It’s Land Impact is 103. The NoHo Loft is available at this round of FaMESHed.

Complementing the loft, DaD also just released the NoHo Living Set. The set includes a sofa with plush cushions in a soft black color encased by distressed wood adorned with steel piping. The table is a match piece with the top made from the same worn distressed wood and steel piping legs. Two textured rugs completes the entire set to give you comfort, warmth and a style that never goes out of fashion. The NoHo Living Set PG and Adult versions are available right now at Anthem!

And since we’re decorating an industrial loft, why not use the GOOSE Industrial Caged Lamps Set? The set consists of a hanging lamp, a standing lamp and a table lamp, with metal and wood details. Turns on/off by Touch. Copy/Modify. The lamps are available at the GOOSE mainstore and marketplace.

  • DaD NoHo Loft/Skybox c/m @ FaMESHed (until Jan 27)
  • DaD NoHo Living Set c/m @ Anthem (until Jan 30)
    • NoHo Sofa (10 Li)
    • NoHo Coffee Table (4 Li)
    • NoHo Rugs (3 Li)
  • GOOSE Industrial Caged Lamp Set
    • GOOSE – Caged hanging lamp (1 Li)
    • GOOSE – Caged standing lamp (1 Li)
    • GOOSE – Caged table lamp (1 Li)
  • LB_FiddleLeafFig{Mesh}*Potted
  • Adore King Bed Set * CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan (until Jan 11)

Other items used:

  • -David Heather-Industrio Magazine Bin
  • -David Heather-Industrio Big Pile of Magazines
  • -David Heather-Balla Laptop
  • -David Heather-Headset
  • -David Heather-Balla Backpack
  • -David Heather-Balla Bags
  • -David Heather-Sneaker Box Open
  • -David Heather-Basketball
  • KraftWork Private Rail Car Bourbon Bottle
  • KraftWork Private Rail Car Bourbon Glass
  • Apple Fall Books & Map
  • Apple Fall Magazine Files
  • Apple Fall Industrial Sideboard
  • Apple Fall ‘Strength’ Fragment
  • VKC Wicker Dogbed DogPaws
  • [sau]Tooldog[5]
  • APS Travel Poster – Norway [framed]

The Blue Hour

Twilight Hour. Indian blue, water of glass, trees glistening and liquescent.

Henry Miller

My last post this year and I’m dedicating it to a natural phenomenon which is called The Blue Hour. Where I live, we experience this light, during the Polar Night, in the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest yet still below the horizon. It’s magical and no picture can do it justice.

Contemporary casual comfort is what you get with the Nolan Living Set by DaD. The set consists of a sofa, armchair and pouf and you’ll find plenty of single-, friends- and couples (PG and Adult) animations in either. Customize the look with the texture changer HUD.

Outside the big glass windows of the DaD Glass House, you can see a new release by Little Branch; the Forest Pansy Tree. It’s a beautiful addition to your garden or sim, lightly animated as if swaying to a gentle breeze and it has a season changing menu upon Touch. I will give you a closer look of it in another blog post because I already have a great idea for a picture.

You can find both the DaD Nolan Living Set and the Little Branch Forest Pansy Tree at this round of Uber.

I’d like to give a warm welcome and a huge thank you to my newest H&G sponsor, Refuge. The first time I saw the Spark Lamps, which is a previous release, I thought they looked absolutely amazing and I wanted to show them to you too in case you missed them earlier. They come in different sizes and with three choices of metal, you can even choose with or without the shimmer effect. As a center light I’ve used the Cosmo Lighting, also by Refuge; it comes in gold or silver and the light strings has the same animated shimmer effect it looks beautiful. You can find the lamps at the Refuge mainstore!

  • DaD “Nolan Living Set” @ Uber (until Jan 22)
    • DaD “Nolan Sofa” (13 Li)
    • DaD “Nolan Armchair” (8 Li)
    • DaD “Nolan Pouf” (3 Li)
  • Little Branch Forest Pansy Tree {Animated}*4Seasons @ Uber (until Jan 22)
  • Refuge – Spark Lamps
  • Refuge – Cosmo Lighting
  • Dahlia – Denmark – Blanket – Beige
  • Apple Fall West Village Large Raspberry & Almond Macarons
  • Apple Fall 1st Day of Christmas Coffee Cup
  • Fancy Decor: Magazine Stack
  • Nerenzo – dark rug
  • DaD “Glass House” c/m (37 Li, footprint 18.2x 11.2)
    • DaD “Glass House Snow Add On” c/m (5 Li)

Snow Covered

Second post today because I have so many awesome items I’d like to show you! Yes, I’m still at work and you might think I’m still procaffeinating but I’ve actually done some work and now I can upload the other picture I took yesterday and quickly, sort of, write this post. I think I’ll have a cookie with my coffee…

The beautiful Oak Tree Shrub by The Little Branch is a new release that is now available at Equal10. The Oak Tree Shrub is an intricately branched ornamental shrub with hollylike leaves. The dense foliage makes it the perfect specimen to fill bare spots or to create a privacy barrier. This shrub will make a beautiful addition to your landscape. Season changer menu is available upon Touch, it’s Copy/Modify and has a Land Impact range of 3-6.

The lovely house is the Southern Cottage by DaD, which is a previous release but the Snow Roof addon is new and waiting for you at the DaD mainstore and marketplace! If you don’t know the Southern Cottage from before here are the specs; It has a large porch that runs along 3 sides of the house. Inside you’ll find a spacious living room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and dining room/living room. Touch any of the switches to change colour of the exterior or any room. Windows open/close upon Touch. Footprint is 18×33 and Land Impact is 118.

Annnnd, I’d like to give a warm welcome and thank you to my newest H&G sponsor, GOOSE! Since I’m still covering stuff up with snow, it’s just perfect that GOOSE has recently released a snowy sidewalks building kit and snow covered decor; bench, lamp and a swing. You can find the Snowy Sidewalks kit at Tannenbaum (last days!) and the Snow Covered Set at their mainstore.

  • DaD “Southern Cottage” c/m
    • DaD “Snow Roof add on Southern Cottage” c/m
  • DaD “Vintage Rocking Chair” PG v.1.0 c/m @ Collabor88
  • DaD “Vintage Sled” PG c/m v.1.0
  • LB_OakShrubTree{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10
    • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • GOOSE – Snowy sidewalks @ Tannenbaum
  • GOOSE – Snow Covered Set
    • GOOSE – Bench with snow
    • GOOSE – Lamp in snow
    • GOOSE – swing snow heart
  • (Milk Motion) snow pines

Apricity

Noun
(uncountable)(obsolete) The warmth of the Sun in winter.

The Polar Night has arrived where I live and I, unless I travel south, won’t feel the warmth of the Sun again for quite a while. The Sun will peek above the horizon again in about a month, but warmth? Maybe in February 😆

Today I’m featuring the Vintage Rocking Chair by DaD, which is out now exclusively at C88 until January 6th. The winter time calls for the warmth of a blanket and place to sit and sip some hot cocoa. The Vintage Rocking Chair is perfect just for that and great for both indoors and outdoors. It’s available in both adult and pg version or a decor version.

  • DaD “Vintage Rocking Chair” v.1.0 c/m @ Collabor88
  • DaD “Vintage Sled” c/m v.1.0 @ UBER
  • Barley – End of Fall Crate
  • Barley – End of Fall Fir Tree
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft
  • DaD “Southern Cottage” c/m V.1.0 2

Cozy Christmas

Looking for a complete Christmasy living room set? Here’s the ‘Magical Christmas Eve’ Living Room by Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes; available as PG or Adult and you get the couch, chair, trunk table, potted tree, potted plants, hot choco cups, wall art with string lights, table decor and rug. Grab it at the Aphrodite Shop mainstore or marketplace and you’re all set for the Holidays!

EED is at the Christmas Expo with two different versions of the Stuff’nStuffed Christmas tree. A chique and a boho version and I’m showing the Chique one in my picture. Also, EED has an advent calendar going, so you might want to hop on over to their mainstore and check that out.

At the SOS Christmas Fair, exclusively and limited to the event, you can find the wonderful ‘Wishing You..’ candle carousel by Never Totally Dead… With three different wishes; Joy, Happiness and Hope.

Last but certainly not least, DaD has a new group gift out for you! Group members can grab the ‘Santa Claus Cozy Sack’ at the mainstore!