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Thanks everyone for supporting Designer Challenge for so long!

Froukje Hoorenbeek has left the project due to RL time issues so our blog has moved to a new address...

http://designerchallengeinsl.blogspot.com/

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Thank you very much,

Isla Gealach
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Kari - Het Atelier



In round 9 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Menno Ophelia of Kari and Trace Osterham of {theosophy} have given a photo of artists paint brushes as inspiration.

Menno Ophelia has created this incredible artists desk!

You can see a rezzed version of this set inworld at Kari as well as theosophy}!
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{theosophy} Denham Paint Chairs



In round 9 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Menno Ophelia of Kari and Trace Osterham of {theosophy} have given a photo of artists paint brushes as inspiration.

Trace Osterham created this amazing chair inspired by Dali and paint.

You can see a rezzed version of this set inworld at Kari as well as theosophy}!
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9th Designer Challenge Announced! The Artist Brushes




In round 9 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Menno Ophelia of Kari and Trace Osterham of {theosophy} have given this photo of artists paint brushes as inspiration.

The results can be seen on Friday, September 30th in their shops!
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Rustica - Mesh Fireplace & Set



In round 8 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Maxwell Graf of Rustica and Abel Dreamscape of Morphe Inc. have given a photo of a great cozy space as inspiration. These are their creations...

From Maxwell Graf:

"Its been awesome doing this challenge, and working with Abel. We really got to work together on some of the challenges of these sets. I love seeing what mesh can be capable of within SL and look forward to creating a lot more in the coming months."

The chair is 2 prims, 7 animations
The fireplace is 10-21 depending on how big you scale it up or down and is mod
There is a table with blanket and one without


You can see a rezzed version of this set inworld at Morphe, Inc. as well as Rustica!
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Stone Fireplace Set (MESH) by Morphe, Inc.






In round 8 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Maxwell Graf of Rustica and Abel Dreamscape of Morphe Inc. have given a photo of a great cozy space as inspiration. These are their creations...

Stone Fireplace Set (MESH)
by
Abel Dreamscape

This beautiful Fireplace set includes an animated Antique rocker, a static Antique rocker, rug, side table, mantle decorations and fireplace. The fireplace has several features for the actual fire, the ability to change the photo in the picture frame, and a touch  on/off candle on the mantle.  The rocker comes in 2 versions, static and animated.  All pieces are copy/mod.
Note: This set is FULL mesh and will need the appropriate viewer to see it correctly.
Specs:
Stone Fireplace 37 prims
Mantle decoration set 2 prims
Animated Antique rocker 7 prims
Static Antique rocker 6 prims
Rug 1 prim
Antique side table  1 prim
Antique window table 1 prim
Price:
1000L

(The Prim count otherwise known as the PE, is reflective of the scale and size sold. Increasing or decreasing the size could possibly change the PE counts)





You can see a rezzed version of this set inworld at Morphe, Inc. as well as Rustica!
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8th Designer Challenge Announced! The Cozy Lounge



In round 8 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Maxwell Graf of Rustica and Abel Dreamscape of Morphe Inc. have given this photo of a great cozy space as inspiration.

The results can be seen on Friday, September 23rd in their shops!
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Solitude, by Clutter




In round 7 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Kat Alderson of Clutter and Rob1977 Moonites of *BEO* have been given a photo of a desk as inspiration.

Total Pieces: 8
Total Prims:48
Transfer only.

(by Kat Alderson)

I immediately fell in love with photo for the 7th SL Designer Challenge.  And then promptly panicked.

 Why?

The palette worried me: white is not easy to do well in SL, and while I love being a pink princess, purple and I often have issues.  The photo has contemporary and traditional elements, and a definite leaning toward shabby chic. Love it!  But, me?  Mix styles?  Really?

Oh, right!  It's a challenge!  I get it now!

Slapped the photo on a prim and rezzed it all around my workspace, so I would see it no matter which way I turned. So, I looked at the photo for a few days, and the palette didn't change. Nor did the fact that I was going to be mixing elements.

But I still loved the pic.  It spoke to me of peace, order, and solitude.

Eventually, I got to work, and here are the results.

Go and take a look at Clutter as well as *BEO*!
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*BEO* Daithuil Set


In round 7 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Kat Alderson of Clutter and Rob1977 Moonites of *BEO* have been given a photo of a desk as inspiration.

*BEO* entered this competition very late in the game and saved all of us from being without a competitor! Unfortunately Pitsch Parx had to step down from the competition at the last moment, but thankfully Rob Moonites of the new SL Home and Garden store *BEO* was able to take up the challenge!

Rob has created the Daithuil Desk Set for this Challenge.

35 prims and 5 animations.

Go and take a look at Clutter as well as *BEO*!
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7th Designer Challenge Announced! The Desk



Apologies for my late post! I've had a very long weekend.

In round 7 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Kat Alderson of Clutter and Pitsch Parx of UrbanizeD* have been given this photo of a lovely light desk as inspiration.

The results can be seen on Friday, September 2nd in their shops!

*Pitsch was unable to complete the competition due to RL emergency, Rob1977 Moonites of *BEO* has taken over the competition!
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Motivation by Maven Homes





In round 6 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Annunziata Macchi of MoltoBene! and Cain Maven of Maven Homes have chosen a picture of an adorable house as inspiration.

From Cain Maven of Maven Homes:

"In 1943, the psychologist Abraham Maslow published his theory on the hierarchy of needs.

Maslow illustrated his theory with a pyramid depicting the levels of human psychological and physical needs.

At the bottom level are basic needs such as food, water, sleep and shelter. The following levels provide safety, love and belonging, and esteem.

As a person ascends the steps of the pyramid they finally reach self actualization, the level where they realize their full potential.

Every journey up these steps starts at the bottom level, trying to find the bare necessities, including shelter from the elements.

Houses, in all their forms, are a vital part part of that first step on the path to self actualization.

In any world."

This is truly a work of art and an interesting place to reflect.

Go and take a look at Maven Homes as well as the Molt Bene! Mainstore!

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The Getaway Cottage by Molto Bene!


In round 6 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Annunziata Macchi of MoltoBene! and Cain Maven of Maven Homes have chosen a picture of an adorable house as inspiration.

Anna has taken from that picture and made this sweet little Getaway Cottage!

At 156 prims, and only 25x15 this will fit most SL size and space budgets, as well of plenty of room inside, including a loft.

Go and take a look at the Molt Bene! Mainstore as well as Maven Homes!
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6th challenge: The house



In round 6 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Annunziata Macchi of MoltoBene! and Cain Maven of Maven Homes have chosen this picture of an adorable house as inspiration.

The results can be seen on Saturday August 20 in their shops!
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The Looking Glass' La Mer



In round 5 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Marcus Inkpen of the Looking Glass and Kayle Matzerath of the Garden of Dreams chose an intriguing picture of a fish as inspiration.

Or in the words of Kayle Matzerath: "This scene got inspired by an ugly bowl and an incredibly sad fish who escapes into a world of delicious fishfood and self delusion. Help him stay in his imaginary heaven and try to not wake him up o.O"

His is not just a design, it is a large environment, where humans and fish have taken eachothers place. Everywhere you turn, a new surprise pops up.

Quite the contrast with the intimate and delicate creation of Marcus Inkpen. A perfect glass violin replaced the ugly bowl as living space for the fish. It invites you to contemplate and to meditate on the music within yourself.

You have to go see these for yourself, in the Looking Glass or the Garden of Dreams (follow the beacon)!
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Garden of Dreams' Escape





In round 5 of Designers Challenge, in which every 2 weeks 2 home and garden designers will take the same RL picture as inspiration and create what they see in Second Life in their own way, Marcus Inkpen of the Looking Glass and Kayle Matzerath of the Garden of Dreams chose an intriguing picture of a fish as inspiration.

Or in the words of Kayle Matzerath: "This scene got inspired by an ugly bowl and an incredibly sad fish who escapes into a world of delicious fishfood and self delusion. Help him stay in his imaginary heaven and try to not wake him up o.O"

His is not just a design, it is a large environment, where humans and fish have taken eachothers place. Everywhere you turn, a new surprise pops up.

Quite the contrast with the intimate and delicate creation of Marcus Inkpen. A perfect glass violin replaced the ugly bowl as living space for the fish. It invites you to contemplate and to meditate on the music within yourself.

You have to go see these for yourself, in the Looking Glass or the Garden of Dreams (follow the beacon)!
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