Teahouse of the August Moon

Asian Tea House Full

A new round of The Challenge has started for June with the theme Asian.  There are seven designers participating in the monthly themed event offering everything from a tea house, to sushi, to Asian cabinets.  The Challenge is a bit different than other monthly home & garden shopping events where themed products are available for sale at one location.  With this event you can sneak peek the items on The Challenge site and then if interested in purchasing the creation, you teleport to the different stores.

Asian Tea House doorway

I personally love incorporating Far East pieces in home decor.  My childhood home was mainly furnished with Oriental antiques from my families travels.  The refinement of clean lines, balanced simplicity, natural materials, and hand painted lacquer furniture are elements of Asian style.  When I saw the June designs for The Challenge, I couldn’t wait to create a Japanese tea house in Second Life.  Traditionally, the tea house (as known as chashitsu) is free standing structure designed exclusivly for tea ceremonies.  Typical features of chashitsu are shoji windows and sliding doors made of wooden lattice covered in translucent paper.  I’m very fortunate that I’ve participated in many tea cermonies and its truly a beautiful experience.

Tea Table

I utilized [ht:home] little tea house as my building and styled a traditional tea ceremony with Cleo Designs tea table, chairs and tea accessories.  Cleo’s gorgeous luminous screen and floor lantern are flanking the side wall.  Apple Fall’s Chinese Credenza serves as a buffet table for Jian Sushi & Sashimi Time trays.  On the side of the buffet is 22769 ~ [bauwerk] My Zen Corner birdcage, cherry blossom, small buddha head, incense burner and zen stones.

Sushi Buffet

Pull the shoji screens closed and both sides of the doorway have Asian cabinets (22769 ~ [bauwerk] My Zen Corner & Newchurch Kaidan Mission Tansu) and customary artifacts from porcelain temple jars, to bonsai trees, to miniature Japanese zen garden.  You can easily incoporate any of these furnishing into your SL home creating layers and nuance.  Don’t be afraid to experiment with unfamiliar styles, after all virtual interior design is easier on your back!

Chinese Cabinet

Zen Garden

Temple Jars

Tea House Side View

I also wanted to highlight Prism Moira, a sexy Asian printed outfit available for free on the Summertime Fun Hunt (June 1st – 30th).  Although you couldn’t wear it to a tradtional tea cermony, it will serve as the perfect inspiration for incoporating Asian style in your home.

Prism Summertime Fun Hunt

Featured items available from The Challenge:

  • [ht: home]: little tea house
  • Cleo Design: Asian Dining
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk]: My Zen Corner
  • Jian: Sushi & Sashimi Time
  • Newchurch: Kaidan Mission Tansu

Other items used:

  • KIDD Creations Bamboo[DDD] Zen Bamboo
  • *bbqq*: The Ming dynasty China scroll painting B (Past Arcade gacha)
  • Apple Fall: Asian Art, Chinese Credenza, Temple Jar, Bonsai Tree & Cherry Blossom Branches
  • Alouette: Miniature Zen Garden

On Gloria:

  • Prism: Moira (**FREE** on Summertime Fun Hunt)
  • Soonsiki: After School ($50L sale)

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Summer Ready!

Sway's Row Boat Bench

Super quick post to spotlight a few Fifty Linden Friday items offered today, June 5, 2015 till 11:59pm SLT only.  Does the Valentina E Sail Away With Me Gown look familiar to you?  Well it should, it was released at the May round of FaMESHed for $325L, so the deep discounted one day only price is a steal!  I paired the gown with Molichino Tri-Necklace Gold also available for $50L today.  My hair is from *Soonsiki! (Diamond March Group Gift) who has rebranded and all hairs are on sale for $50L.  And, behind me is a sneak peek of Sway’s Rowboat Bench available at the upcoming LTD the Event, starting June 10 (anchor decor available at The Arcade).  Get ready for summer with great deals!

MOLiCHiNO Tri-Necklace (Gold FLF)

Final Hours: Let’s Join Hands & Help!

Join Hands for Nepal - Green Maxi Dress & Vestige My Model Life Pose #5 (fr)

Today, Saturday, May 16, 2015, is the final day for the Join Hands for Nepal charity event benefitting Fashion for Food SL founded by Valsnia and Ruby Ornamental.  Join Hands is an organization that wishes to make a difference in the real world.  Not dedicated to a single mission but the spirit of Humanity.  Join Hands has partnered with World Food Program (WFP), a food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.  As you know from the news Nepal and the surrounding regions have suffered devastating earthquakes resulting in thousands of lives lost, entire communities destroyed and infrastructure no longer existent. We need to help NOW!

Join Hands for Nepal - Close up of Astralia Roses Headband & My Model Life pose #10 (fr)

Top Second Life designers have created exclusive items for the Join Hands charity event with 100% donated to Fashion for Food SL.  Today, I’m showcasing Fascino Blossoms Dress designed by Addison Summerwind available for $149 each with all proceeds of the sale going to the charity.  The Blossoms Dress is offered in 3 color options (Green, Purple & Rose), each with two prints, solid top or floral.  I’m also spotlighting Astralia Pearl & Roses headband and Vestige Poses My Model Life and Project Runway Now Versace, all on sale at Join Hands.  Please visit the event sim NOW to get a feeling of the horror of this terrible tragedy and donate to the cause.  Let’s Join Hands & Help!

Taxi to Join Hands for Nepal Charity Event please….

Join Hands for Nepal - Purple Maxi Dress & Vestige Now Versace #1 (fr)

Join Hands for Nepal - Pink Maxi Dress & Vestige Now Versace #2 (fr)

1st Photo:

  • Dress: FascinoBlossoms Dress (Green Roses V1 — exclusive @ Join Hands)
  • Pose: Vestige, My Model Life Pack 1 (Pose #5 — exclusive @ Join Hands)
  • Headband: AstraliaPearl and Roses (texture change HUD — exclusive @ Join Hands)
  • Hair: Clawtooth, Very Very 
  • Necklace: Kunglers, Solaris Necklace (Silver @ TDRF)

3rd Photo:

  • Dress: FascinoBlossoms Dress (Purple Daisy V2 — exclusive @ Join Hands)
  • Pose: VestigeProject Runway Now Versace Pack 1 (Pose #1 — exclusive @ Join Hands)
  • Hair: Soonsiki, Treasure
  • Necklace: Kunglers, Copper Necklace (Group Gift)

4th Photo:

  • Dress: FascinoBlossoms Dress (Rose Roses V2 — exclusive @ Join Hands)
  • Pose: VestigeProject Runway Now Versace Pack 1 (Pose #2 — exclusive @ Join Hands)
  • Hair: Due, Pia
  • Necklace: Moon Amore, Traveler Necklace

Fabulously Chic!

Chapter 4 & FaMESHed B-Day gifts V.2

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you had a nice weekend.  Today, I wanted to spotlight a few fabulous freebies from The Chapter Four and FaMESHed Birthday party.  The Chapter Four is turning 2 years old and almost every brand is offering a gift to group members, until May 25, 2015.  FaMESHed is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary and there is a special event location set up with tons of brands offering group members gifts, available until May 27, 2015.  Pop over to the events, do a little shopping, and grab the freebies!

Taxi to The Chapter Four please…

Taxi to FaMESHed please…

  • Blouse: LpD, Judy (TCF)
  • Skirt: Lumiere Apparel (FaMESHed)
  • Bracelet: Baiastice, Ariel Cuff (FaMESHed)
  • Wristlet: Reign, Rose (FaMESHed, 6 Color HUD)
  • Earrings: Candy Doll, Lilly (TCF)
  • Necklace: Azoury (TCF)
  • Ring: Pink Acid, Royalty Kingdom Double Stone Cuil Gold (TCF)
  • Sunglasses: Ane, Cateye (TCF)
  • Hair: Soonsiki, Sharona
  • Shoes: Hucci, Jinan