Article by Rosalyn MaCarthur – Styling & Photography by Elvi Hartley
Article by Rosalyn MaCarthur – Styling & Photography by Elvi Hartley
LTD: FLOWER SHOPS
In the most recent issue of LTD MAGAZINE, LTD Stylists Rooky Yootz & June Fallon were set the challenge of creating very different flower shops as a celebration of Spring.
LTD: URBAN GARDENS
Article by Mozart Loordes for LTD Magazine January/February 2017
LTD: THE WATER FEATURE
A quality water feature is hard to come by in Second Life, so we set 3 of our stylists the challenge of creating peaceful, tranquil gardens set around beautiful water elements.
THE LITTLE BRANCH – MANGROVE V1 – THE SHINY SHABBY EVENT
TROPICAL TRANSFORMATION BY SADIE NOVA INTERIORSCAPES
THE LITTLE BRANCH – CHERRY TREE – HELLO TUESDAY EVENT
LTD FEATURE: LITTLE BRANCH
Written By: Victoria Brinner | Stylist: Wendz Tempest | Photographer: Jordan Giant
LTD VISITS: LA TARAZZA AT THE GROVE
THE GROVE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES have been a well established real estate location in Second Life for well over 4 years and it is a business that continues to grow. Is it the largest estate on the grid? No. But it is one of the best designed and it continues to hold the standard and quality of one of the most beautifully landscaped and realistic locations in our virtual world.
A little something to celebrate the start of Fall, we hope you like!
You can find the post here.
GOOSE HOME & GARDEN – 4 SEASONS ROAD SIGN
GOOSE HOME & GARDEN has just released their “4 Seasons Road Sign.”
Looking for your favorite season? Then look no further!
Whether your favorite season is Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, you’ll be able to find it with this adorable sign.
The “4 Seasons Road Sign” comes decorated with rocks, flowers and whimsical string lights
making it perfect accessory for your season seeking needs!
The 4 Seasons Road Sign is available for purchase on the MarketPlace.
BEE DESIGNS – GREENWOODS SKYBOX WITH CABIN
BEE DESIGNS has just released the “Greenwoods Skybox with Cabin.”
This charmingly rustic Skybox comes in two versions, one with the cabin and one without.
It has a footprint of 64×64 and includes mesh mountains and trees, pathways, rocks and flowers.
There is also a bridge with cuddles in it, as well as a gazebo with a rug that is packed with animations.
The Skybox only version is 314 LI and the Skybox with cabin is 502 LI. Both skyboxes are Copy/Mod/No Trans.
CHEZ MOI – HAMMOCK WOODEN HUT
CHEZ MOI brings us this rustic Hammock Wooden Hut just in time for Summer fun!
The hut sits up to 2 people, has a LI of 34 and includes the following 92 poses:
20 Individual Poses (10 female and 10 male)
18 Couple Poses
18 Sex Poses
It also comes with grapes, guitar, champagne and sunblock props.
It is that time of year where we all rush off to the beach with our friends and loved ones, to catch up on our youth or getting back those tans that you miss so much.
Our stylist, Bambi Foxdale has caught a perfect late afternoon image at the beach!
You can find the details here.
Sharing a farmers market scene with items from Vespertine, Apple Fall, What Next, +Half-Deer+ and Little Branch.
CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY!
You may remember about 3 weeks or so ago, we did a random posting of beautiful images posted in the LTD Flickr Group. This is something that will be happening from time to time because we want to showcase as much as possible here with our readers. So sit back, relax and admire the beautiful photography.
See our previous post HERE and stay tuned for future photography showcases.
NOTTING HILL VILLAGES – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NOTTING HILL VILLAGES is open to the public for the first time and it is only open till Saturday, 18th of October 2014!
Come take a look and explore this village that has townhomes and places to take pictures at!
You can find more information about Notting Hill Villages here.
CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY
Every single day we get some fabulous photos submitted in the LTD FLICKR GROUP and regular readers of our website will know that we choose one of them be our featured image of the week.
Today, we wanted to do a spontaneous post, sharing some of the wonderful work submitted in our group within the last few days. And who knows, maybe this is something we will begin to do on a regular basis!
Feast your eyes on these great pieces and get inspired!
NOBLE GOES DUTCH ”DE VESTING” – NOW OPEN
Are you looking for a fun place to visit this weekend in Second Life? A place to have a romantic date or take some stunning pictures? Then you may want to check this sim out.
NOBLE has gone Dutch, getting inspiration from several typical and authentic Dutch villages and creating a very realistic environment. The landscape is beautiful and very Dutch and the team have ultimately created a place that mixes both the old and new of the Netherlands all for public enjoyment. And they even have some houses for rent too!
LTD highly recommend The Isle of Noble to you all. Teleport through the link provided below and enjoy! We look forward to seeing some of your pictures uploaded into the LTD Flickr Pool too!
LTD DECOR: HILLTOP RETREAT
This is the second and final post on the garden transformation at the Oceanside Beach House and the area of focus this time is the hilltop. This quite large empty space on the FANATIK Mesh Island that was simply a blank canvas to work on.
Due to the island being mesh, you are not able to terraform as you would with a normal piece of Second Life land. Therefore, to actually do any changes, you have to build the garden landscape yourself using prims. It does take quite a lot of work, especially if you are stickler for details, but the end result should be worth it.
The Hilltop Garden Retreat is full of different varieties of plant life. From tropical plants from STUDIO SKYE to Bamboo forests from 3D TREES. If you are a lover of tranquil outdoor spaces, then this is a great spot for you to place your avatar. The koi pond (Fish yet to be added) sits in the middle of the garden space. A stone pathway leads you to and from the pond where you find a bridge to cross over to the other side where there is a dining space. No matter where you are in the garden, you can hear the gentle sounds of water from the fountains, the beautiful song of birds which all add to the relaxed atmosphere the space was meant to evoke.
The Oceanside Beach Home was open to the public when the May/June issue of LTD MAGAZINE was released, so these changes have not been seen by anyone who visited. This is why the home will be reopened again to the public for a few more days next week. This will give anyone who didn’t get chance to visit before to come, explore the home and the gardens and hopefully leave with some inspiration for the summer. Details of the open house are listed below.
THE HOUSE WILL BE OPEN – JUNE 17TH (4pmSLT) – FRIDAY 20TH (12pmSLT)
A landmark and notice will be send on the day so you won’t miss it.
In the meantime, we hope this post leaves you inspired, motivated and excited for the summer season and all of the decorating adventures to be had!
LOVE TO DECORATE
LTD DECOR: A PLACE FOR SUMMER by Editorial Clarity
I have always had a love for Gardens, Plants & Trees. Anything about the outdoors really. I’m from England by birth and where I lived was called ‘The National Forest’. An area of natural beauty and full of stately homes which were open to the public. Each of them had beautiful gardens which I loved to roam around and explore when my grandparents would take me and my brother as kids.
In the last few days, I have been working on and off creating a garden space at our home. This home was recently opened up to the public as part of the release of our May/June Issue of LTD MAGAZINE, so for those who visited will recognise it and know that the actual outdoor spaces was rather limited.
I decided to create a tiered garden, using all different varieties of plant life from STUDIO SKYE and use a great new fence set by TROMPE L’OEIL which is currently out at Fameshed. The colours all work really well together and still fits with the oceanside theme. Altogether it adds a lot more life to the place.
The garden is full of hidden spots to sit, relax and listen to the ocean waves nearby. Because the house sits on a mesh island from FANATIK, it made more sense to do a tiered garden and have it running up the hillside. The end result actually makes the garden feel a lot bigger than it really is.
Due to the outdoor space being so small, I added a collection of plants to the inside too. The great thing about this house, and you would have noticed if you visited, is that it has floor the ceiling glass windows. Therefore it doesn’t matter where you are in the home, you can still have a great view of the greenery outdoors. Brining the outdoors indoors into this home was very important and I am very happy with the results.
When In world, my avatar spends the majority of time at home, sitting on the sofa or one of the new Alexand Porter chairs from THE LOFT which are available at Collabor88. Love it! Perfect for the summer and it even inspires me to go and explore some more gardens in real life this year! Amazing what Second Life can do 🙂
I Hope this post has somewhat inspired you to do a spot of gardening for the coming season. There are plenty of great landscaping stores out there all waiting for you to do something creative with their items!
So go on, LOVE TO DECORATE!
THE GARDENS OF THE CYPRESS ESTATE
To get you in the mood for Spring/Summer and the better weather ahead, We at LTD are happy to bring you another post on Homes & Gardens, this time focussing more on the outdoor spaces of THE CYPRESS ESTATE.
What is THE CYPRESS ESTATE? It is a private home and the prefab used is by ANGEL MANOR (builder Kaya Angel). Giving the vibe of a Luxury Mediterranean estate with lots of flowers, topiaries and a must have swimming pool to enjoy the glorious sunshine. In the mood for hot weather yet?
The gardens feature many different seating areas, after all, what is the point of a great garden if you don’t sit out and enjoy it? The name CYPRESS ISLAND/ESTATE comes from the use of many Cypress Trees around the grounds bought from 3D TREES and FOREST FLOOR.
We hope this little post gets you in the mood for SPRING/SUMMER weather! This is also a little teaser for what we are going to be doing in the next issue of LTD Magazine in May. Get back into the garden and enjoy it!
If you want to know where to get a particular item you see in any of the images above, please leave a comment or contact Editorial Clarity in world.