LTD TRENDS: SMALL HOUSES FEATURING ‘GREYWOOD HOUSE’ BY CONVAIR
There is definitely a penchant for small houses at the moment. Houses that will fit on a 512 sqm piece of land (117 prims in total) – the smallest available on Tier. Not only are these houses being used for their low land impact but also as additional buildings within a larger parcel – say for a guest house or summer house. Many small houses are used for rental purposes or as beautiful examples of starter homes.
We looked at the ‘Greywood House’ by Convair which is presently available at the current round of Shiny Shabby until November 19th. Afterwards, it will be sold at Convair’s main store.
‘Greywood House’ is a one room cottage with a loft bedroom and scripted front door. It’s 56 Land Impact and Permissions are Copy/Modify.
Convair is a home furnishings store specializing in functional well-designed decor, furnishings and home builds. The store and its products are created solely by the owner Tobias Convair.
We chatted to Tobais about Small Houses and ‘Greywood House’ specifically.
LTD: What do you like about creating small houses?
Tobias: In Second Life® I enjoy doing small houses because as creator I can concentrate on more details because there is just less to model and more time can be spent on the smaller scale detail. Most people don’t realize how much time a creator puts into their creations and a house with its smaller spaces and architectural details can be very time intensive. I spend on average two weeks building a house for Second Life® from design to texturing and a smaller structure is just more fun to make because of the shorter time period to get to the finished product.
LTD: What was your inspiration for ‘Greywood House’?
Tobias: I was inspired specifically by images of Gothic storybook cottages. I like the exaggerated roof angles and Gothic pointed windows that characterize the style. I visited the real life Oak Bluffs camp on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts several times, a little gathering of tiny cottages of Gothic and Victorian design. Its such a wonderful place and I’ve always wanted to recreate a similar little house such as what is seen there.
LTD: Do you think there’ll always be a place for small houses in Second Life® ?
Tobias: I think so. They are advantageous for several reasons. They are able to be used on the smaller parcels in Second Life® and typically have a smaller prim equivalent. They are easier to furnish by even a new Second Life® resident. I believe they can be used as a little outbuilding for a larger house or estate, serving as a garden structure or little cabin in the woods. People in Second Life® tend to change their homes a lot and this enables the smaller parcel owner to change without a substantial investment to start.
CONVAIR – AUTUMN FIREPLACE SET
CONVAIR have released the ‘Autumn Fireplace Set’ at LTD|THE EVENT which is now open.
One of the nicest fireplace sets we’ve seen recently! There are two versions included – one with shadows and one that is AO only, so Land Impact is either 6 LI or 7 LI. The shadows really make this piece though, giving the fireplace plenty of depth and a substantial feeling to it.
Permissions are Copy/Modify. Here’s the fireplace in a cozy, warm windlight setting.
To get a good fire going, you’ll need to add the ‘Fireplace Accessory Set’. This has a scripted on/off fire animation of logs in a cast iron grate, plus a set of logs in a cast iron stand with fireplace tools. Land Impact of 7 in total and Permissions are Copy/Modify.
PRESS RELEASE: 6º REPUBLIC EVENT – NOVEMBER ROUND
6º REPUBLIC is coming back for a second round! This event is brought to you by WeDecorateSL(WithPassion) in collaboration with FANATIK and NOTsoBAD. This event will run twice a year in May and November.
6º Republic opens on November 6th, 2015 and it opens at 12pm SLT and will run till November 20th, 2015. They have some amazing designers lined up for you, and you will not be disappointed.
WE’RE CLOSED – BAZAR – ARTISAN FANTASY – CHEEKY PEA – CONSIGNMENT – CULPRIT – DAVID HEATHER – ELIBAILY LONDON – HAYABUSA DESIGN – JUNK. – N4RS – NIKOTIN – NOMAD – PIXEL MODE HOME – REVIVAL – XIN + TORO
Reverie – Contraption – Keke – Zerkalo – Affaire – Anc LTD – Anhelo – Apple Fall – Apt B – ARIA – Ariskea – Bad Unicorn – Balaclava – Bauhaus Movement – B.C.C – Bellequipe Design Store – Brixley Cinphul – C l a vv. – Commoner – Convair – Di’Cor – DRD – ex machina – Fancy Decor – Frogstar – Glam Affair – Ideza Furniture – Kalopsia – Kuro – Little Branch – Llorisen – MadPea – MudHoney Nineteen Ninety-Two – No Concept – Oyasumi – PILOT – Scarlet Creative – Silence – Soy. – Stockholm & Lima – Tanakamura-Kagu – The Den – The Cube Republic – The Hive
The Loft – unKindness – Vagabond – Vive Nine Atelier
Stay tuned to our website as we post updates on items that will be at the event!
REMINDER – FAMESHED
Have you visited the September round of FAMESHED yet? There’s still a couple of weeks to run on this awesome event. It’ll be less laggy now and you’ll be able to wander around and browse at your leisure.
Here’s a quick reminder of the 12 Homes & Gardens designers for this round.
22769 ~ [BAUWERK] – the Bureau Set – stylish Fall furniture.
APPLE FALL – fabulous Bee Apiaries and Skeps in a variety of colours and styles.
CHEEKY PEA – Watercolour Canopy – beautiful first hints of the Autumn season.
CONVAIR – the Boston Skybox – features parquet flooring and multiple lights decor.
DI’COR – Aaron Living Room Set – stylish and cozy.
HEART BOTANICALS – Giant Silver Birch – a beautifully realistic season changing tree.
PIXEL MODE HOME – the Aster Chair – Autumnal chairs in three stylish variations.
REVIVAL – Autumn Chairs and Apple Baskets – must haves for the Fall season.
SILENCE – Lake Outdoor Set – a stunning set in New England colours for porch, deck, garden and outdoors in general.
TROMPE LOEIL – Ronda Table & Chair set – mid century styling an up-to-date space saving sensibility.
UNKINDNESS – the stunning Autumn Vanity Set 3-piece which includes antique table.
ZERKALO – Let’s Play set – such fun – a sofa fort which even includes chips and root beer!
REMINDER – SHINY SHABBY
Have you visited the current round of SHINY SHABBY yet? There’s still a couple of weeks to run on this fabulous event. It’ll be less laggy and now and you’ll be able to wander around and browse at your leisure.
Here’s a quick reminder of the Homes & Gardens designers that you’ll find there.
22769 ~ [BAUWERK] – has the ‘Fancy Dresser Friends’ gorgeous styling in sets and individual pieces.
BBQQ – has the ‘XiJi Restaurant’ gacha – collect your own Chinese Restaurant and decor.
KEKE – has created beautiful trolleys and vases for your home.
KUNST – has a ‘Rustic Autumn’ gacha with 6 commons and 2 rares.
ZERKALO – has an amazing couple of sets ‘Beginning of the Day’ gacha – pieces of which are suspended on ropes from the ceiling.
APPLE FALL – has the ‘Reading Corner’ – beautiful styling on a theme.
APT B – the essential ‘Simple Comforts’ of home gacha with a beautiful hanging chair as the Rare.
CHEEKY PEA – sideboards/dressers in lots of colours and so very useful.
CONCEPT} – have the ‘Jacob Collection’ for lounge decorating or anywhere you’d like to make a statement.
CONVAIR – has the classic ‘Bauhaus Desk Set’, perfect for the office.
KURO – has a most unusual woven ‘Leather Bench’ at only 3 LI.
NOMAD – has the ‘Improvised’ gacha – fun and useful including a gorgeous bed for the Rare.
REVIVAL – has the ‘Love Seats’ – packed with animations and loads of style.
TOIZ – a gacha with chaps in mind – ‘Homme’ includes skybox and matching decor.
REMARKABLE OBLIVION – gorgeous ‘Shabby Cabinet’ which includes lamp & decor.
TORO – ‘Messy Conceptual Artist’s Apartment’ gacha includes skybox as Rare.
PEPE – Scandinavian Chic – the ‘Dreamy Pad Skybox Home’ and Full Perm Texture pack.
THE LOFT – has the ‘Ezra’ set, a stunning sofa, lamp, mirror and rug combo.
CONVAIR – THE BOSTON SKYBOX
CONVAIR have released ‘The Boston Skybox’ at the September edition of FAMESHED which is now open.
Many fine details on this stunning sky home, ‘The Boston’ features parquet flooring and multiple lights decor within a 86 Prim Equivalent Mesh skybox. If all the lights are used, it’s an additional 30 prims.
There are scripted shutter doors and a colour changed tufted wall. Permissions are Copy/Modify.