Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Duché de Coeur: A Visit from Designing Worlds

On March 1, 2013, Saffia Widdershins & Elrik Merlin of Designing Worlds visited us in the Duché and subsequently created this wonderful travelogue.

As well as highlighting some of the Duché's most beautiful areas, this provides some wonderful insights into the history of the Duché, its development and its general philosophy.

Read more about it at Designing Worlds explores the beautiful Duchy of the Coeurs
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

French Ephemera: Prêt à Papier

A Paper "Pompadour"

It's no secret that I love this dress. I've blogged about it in Fabulous Fashion and I've worn the virtual version in Second Life, so you can imagine my delight to find this paper version looking out at me from the pages of Victoria Magazine.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Maison Noir Blanc: Messing with Mesh & Materials

Inspiration: Neoclassic Row House

In Second Life, as in real life, I tend to be a "jack of all trades and master of none".  I love to dabble in the different skills necessary to create but I'm very impatient with the learning curve.  I'm really excited about the introduction of Mesh and now Materials to Second Life but I find it hard to make a concentrated effort to get up to speed on these 3D building techniques.
All this to say that I need a lot of inspiration to propel me into uncharted territory.
The Neoclassic Row House pictured above, was just what I was looking for;  small & stylish, classic & contained.  It's a build that easily lends itself to mesh modelling, or so my untutored self surmises.  And so project Maison Noir Blanc was launched.