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

I Dream of Spring

This world is filled with frozen lovers
The sheets of their beds are frightfully cold
And I’ve slept there in the snow with others
Yet loved no others before


These cold dark places
Places I’ve been
In cold dark places
I dream of spring

K.D. Lang – I Dream of Spring

“Be a person who can dream about Spring in the dead of Winter”, said Debasish Mridha. While I do think winter is beautiful, when it’s crisp and clear and the snow covers a frozen landscape. Today is not such a day, or rather, this whole past week. Instead of fresh powdery snow, we have sleet, slush and sticky grit. So I dream of spring; the warmth of the sun, budding trees, flowers in bloom, Dachshund puppies with clean bellies… and You and I, we are always together in my dreams.

  • GOOSE – Pergola and privacy screen @ TMD (until Jan 31)
    • GOOSE – Wooden pergola c/m (Footprint: 15 x 9, 18 LI)
    • GOOSE – Privacy screen c/m (4 LI)
  • Refuge – Spring Gala Set
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Table Purple c/m (3 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Chair Purple c/m (3 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Table Light Purple c/m (1 LI)
    • Refuge – Spring Gala Flags and Lights Purple c/m (1 LI)
  • Refuge – Ren Lantern – purple c/m (4 LI)
  • Aphrodite/Heart Homes Classic Piano
    • Classic Piano w/stool c/m (8 LI)
    • Musical Notes Book (2 LI)
  • LB_TulipTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons c/m
  • LB_WeepingWIillowShrub.v2{Animated}*4Seasons c/m
  • LB_CrispyGrass{Animated}SeasonsSoft c/m
  • [ keke ] small leaf bush . all seasons . soft
  • [ keke ] fluffy grass . fall
  • (Fundati) Rocks and Boulders

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]

Shhh… Let's Pretend It's Sunday

I’m trying my best to ignore the fact that it’s Monday and I have a whole week of having to live in my own time zone ahead of me. Get up at 6 am. Walk the puppies. Shower. Feed breakfast to the puppies and myself. Be off to work by 7:30. It’s still dark at 7:30, my brain wants to sleep in. Let’s pretend it’s Sunday?

CHEZ MOI provides us with the perfect place to spend our downtime with the Adore King Bed Set; The bed contains Bento animations, PG (101 animations) and Adult (173 animations) versions available. 36 single animations. Touch the blanket for colour options. The set also includes all the decor shown in my picture apart from the lamp. The lamp is from GOOSE.

We’re getting comfy wearing the His and Her Downtime sets by Allure Couture. PJ bottoms and shirt for the guys and legwarmers and shirt for the women. HUD controlled texture changer for each piece so you can mix and match colours. You can find both sets at this round of the 7Event!

  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture His Downtime @ 7Event (until Jan 20)
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • MINIMAL Lovers Rings
    • Modulus Oli Hair

New Year's Eve Party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve monochrome style with the Happy New Year party pack by GOOSE. Available right now at Cosmopolitan and until December 28th. After that date it will be made available in the GOOSE mainstore.

This decor set is Copy/Modify and contains a cloth covered party table, wall sign, hanging decor, balloons, candy, bottles and glasses.

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

Coastal Sunset

I think I’m going to stay on the coast for the duration of the summer. It’s really nice, not too hot, and take a look at this cute little float house I found today by Never Totally Dead! Decorated with hanging wall planters by HJM Designs and interior decor by Nutmeg (I’ll show you a picture of that later in a post by itself).
The Float House comes with a chair containing single sits (the chair is unlinked so you can move it around) and the house has a resizer menu on touch. I’m showing the original size, which has a Land Impact of 32.
HJM Designs have made 5 different versions of The Bucket Wall Planters, I’ve used the Mixed Flowers and the Hanging Plant. The planters also come with an animated butterfly or bee, you turn the animation on or off by touching them. You can also change the texture of the wood by touching that; light or dark versions.

On the coast – Home and Garden Design 2019

~ASW~ The Blakely Bungalow

You’re probably thinking by now, that I must have a thing for the ocean. Well you’re right, I do. I grew up on a small island in a town where nearly every house has a 180° panoramic ocean view. When Mahogany and I saw this bungalow by Adorably Strange Wares at the Home & Garden Expo I just knew I had to blog it so we plonked it down right on top of the shore on Mahogany’s home parcel. I framed the facade using the Three Green Spring Trees from Thus Magic, and if I’d had more climbing rose bushes I would’ve used them because they look absolutely amazing. The Mixed Flower Boat Planter by HJM Designs looks good on the deck and the Paper Boat Candles, also from ASW, on the water. They are going to create a wonderful atmosphere wherever you decide to use them, I promise.

The bungalow has a centre courtyard

The Blakely Bungalow is a 2 bedroom 1bath, with center open courtyard and slider barn style doors. It has a 25×25 footprint and Li is 232. Exclusive now at The Home & Garden Expo RLF Charity!

Thus Magic~Three Spring Trees on either side of the building
HJM Designs – Mixed Flower Boat Planter with animated butterflies

Creator Credits:

About Home & Garden Expo

The 12th annual Home & Garden Expo Second Life runs from 15th March to 7th April 2019 and is a mega event that raises funds for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). This year’s Expo spans 10 regions, and showcases home and garden creations from small decor items through furniture and landscaping to small and large houses.