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The Greek Isle Gacha – Some Previews From Homestuff Designers!

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Greek Isle Gacha logo

Hi gang!  As you probably already know, the Greek Isle Gacha event is coming up, and will be open for the whole month of August.  While the machines aren’t available for you to play yet, I thought I should give you a look at the lovely stuff our Homestuff vendors have in store for you.  So step into my skybox, and let’s have a peek!

Serendipity Designs Gacha Prize 1

Here is the Serendipity Designs “Couples Hang Out Chair”: it’s not just for couples, though, as there’s about a dozen poses for a couple… and then another dozen or so for the guys, and then another dozen or so for the gals!  Also, this item includes the stack of books and the lamp sitting to the left of the chair.  Pictured above is the Indigo color: there are a lot of textures for the cushions on this one!  I particularly liked the “Skulls N Roses R”, so I got another pic of this one for you to see:
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The little lamp on the book stack is coordinated with the colors of the cushions (as you can see here).  There’s a wealth of poses in these, and at L$ 100 each, they’re well worth it!

The next item I have to share with you are the Helena chairs from {Sickly SWEET}; there are several colors of these as well, and a bunch of poses for avatars of both genders, too.  They have a cute mid-century modern shape, and some really great colors and textures.  Here’s the white one:
Sickly Sweet Helena Chair (White)

and here’s me using the purple one with the white one in the foreground.  The exterior of the chair’s textured as plywood- just like you’d expect from one you found at an antique store in the real world.
Helena chair (purple)

Next we have the DaD Designs ‘Sophia Daybed’.  This one comes in several colors- as well as a rare that color-changes to all of the colors.

DaD Designs Sophia Daybed
There are poses galore here, as well as some nice color options:
DaD Designs - Sophia Daybed

LOK’s did a whole suite of furniture- a kitchen, a dining area,
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(and yes, the laptop is generated with the pose for using it!), a bed, dresser, chair, and my favorite, the coatrack:
LOK Designs - Chair and coat rack

If you look close on the shelf of the coatrack, you can also see the rare from Satus Designs, the ‘Modern Cube Clock – Carbon Nanotube’.
Lastly (for this post, anyway!) we have the O.N.E. Queen of Hearts chairs, in ‘BkRED’, ‘Skull Candy’, and ‘Voodoo (RARE)’.  They aren’t very me and yet I love them- the candy skull details are just terrific, and coming up on timely with Dia de los Muertos coming up.

O.N.E. Queen of Hearts chairs

Aaaand do I look exhausted in that last pose (which is one of the roughly a dozen in all of these chairs)?  Because that was a LOT to blog!

My thanks to all the designers who are participating, and I intend to show off more of the goods you guys have out for us!

A SLURL will be coming in the near future for the event.  Also, shoppers- if you got two of the Lok’s ‘HS Studio Table’ (for instance), and were hoping you could find someone to trade your prize with to get the ‘HS Studio Coat Rack’?  Ask on the ‘stuff channels!  Talk amongst yourselves, trade with one another! Honestly, one of my favorite things about gacha events is trading things I don’t need two of to people who want them.

I hope you all enjoy the Greek Isle Gacha event- there’s a lot of terrific stuff that’s going to be there, and at these low prices, it’s hard to argue!


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Some Homestuff gifts from the ‘Stuff Lounge

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While you might not know about it, there’s a Lounge where the ‘Stuff designers (meaning: the Menstuff, Womenstuff, and Homestuff designers) have gifts out for the group members.  You slap on your group tag, you click on the boxes where the gift’s creators are named, and you leave with some lovely goodies for around the house!

There is some truly terrific stuff out already, and more to come: you should swing by and pick these up.

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This console table, orchid, lamp, statuettes and artwork are all a set that Ishtari Design has been kind enough to offer for you.  The thing that this first photo doesn’t quite capture is the level of crisp detail in the textures. Here’s a closer look:

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I really like these orchids a lot-  odds are high these will stick around for a while!  Next items we’ve got are these:
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The painting hanging to the right is from The Bitten Prim, the lamp on the right is from Domus, the chair is the Sedona Wing Chair by Galland Homes, and the clock on the left is the Kimpa Tammas Japanese clock.  Again: all are gifts from the Homestuff designers for you!

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The plant and chairs are the gift in this photo: Oddz~n~Endz put together the Winter Holiday Chair (hers) and (his) for you to set up in your home, along with the Winter Holiday Silver Tree.  The chairs each have 5 poses, and the tree sits around looking silvery and pretty. :)
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The Kostal Living ‘.: Koastal :. Vintage Radio’ was also in that photo, but I thought it was a good idea to look a little closer.  This comes with a bunch of pre-set stations for your listening pleasure: just rezz it up and give it a click!

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The starkly black-and-red bed is from eXplicite Designs, and is the ‘Homestuff CUDDLE BED’.  There’s four solo poses in it, and eight couple poses.

Now we go out onto the patio, for there’s a couple gifts that are meant for out there!

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Follow Us did this lovely bench, which has a good batch of animations built in , and Aphrodite did the hot chocolate holidays tray that’s next to the bench.  There’s also a beach towel

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from Rosengarten, which comes with several poses built in for your pleasure.  And finally, we come to the last:

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The ‘Mesh Garden Bench – Emerald (5 anims)’ from RnB Designs.
Really some great stuff in the lounge: I cannot recommend visiting highly enough!  You can get to the ‘Stuff lounge by clicking here.  I hope this whets your appetite for the MEGAstuff hunt that’s coming up in March!

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Some Homestuff gifts from the MEGAstuff hunt!

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Hello everyone!  I know I haven’t posted in ages, but there is a good reason.  In case you did not know, the MEGAstuff Hunt is coming up on the first of March!  Now, what’s a MEGAstuff hunt?
Normally, you’ll hear about the Womenstuff hunt being in the offing, or the Menstuff hunt going on right now, or that you just missed the Homestuff hunt.  For March, however, we’re doing something a little different: all three groups are going to have a hunt running at the same time! We’re calling it the MEGAstuff hunt because, well, it’s mega!

After the cut are a few of the gifts from the designers on the hunt: I’ll put up some more in a bit!

One thing I’ve found, going through the promo copies I’ve gotten, is that there’s a surprising amount of stuff that goes well with gifts from another vendor.  Here’s one example:

homestuff crate and coffeetable

The crate chair on the left is from Elegant Environs, and comes with several different poses for your pleasure while your avatar’s sitting on it.  On the right, we have the DECO Coffee Table’ that Sophie’s Choice is offering to hunters.
I was kind of tickled to find that these two items seemed so complementary to one another, and figured I’d try out finding some other pairings.  Here’s the “Elena – Hall Table” that Stone Misery’s set out for you hunters.  All the items on the bottom shelf of the table are packaged up with it, as well, so you can have some readymade tchotchkes!

homestuff table

And the next hunt gift that I unpacked was the Elegant Goth “Leather Formal Chair – Black”, which really wowed me with the textures:

homestuff chair

This chair also comes with a stack of animations in it.  Now how do these two things work together, you might wonder? Well…

seated in chair

You’d think they were intended to go together, wouldn’t you?
One thing I really love about Homestuff is the talented creators of flora that the group includes.  While I don’t own a parcel at present, I still enjoy playing around with a garden in SL (you never have to wash up after, you never have to weed, and the plants stay in bloom all year round!).  Hayabusa’s gift to us hunters was aimed squarely at my love of gardening.  There’s a low cherry plant, and what my eye thinks is a zelkova tree, photographed here with a fountain from a prior Homestuff hunt (which I STILL have sitting around in my home: every time I have people over, someone says they love it!):

hayabusa plants

The branches of cherry blossoms are exactly what my koi pond needed.  those two items are the “MKX New Composite tree” (in the back) and the “MKO Tree B for Flower M10 v3-1 tf-2″ (in the front), and again; they’re packaged together.

Sometimes, of course, trying to put things together makes you wind up with things that are both terrific but which do not really fit together.  The DaD Design “Cactus Pouff” set seats up to 6 avatars in six different poses!  And… doesn’t quite go with cherry blossoms, hahaha:

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but the cactus make me wish I had a desert sim to give them somewhere they really would fit in.

One last view of my patio, with the idea in mind of sharing how truly big (and truly pretty!) the tree from Hayabusa is:

hayabusa tree

All of that’s Homestuff vendor gifts from the MEGAstuff hunt, starting in about, oh… 11 hours and 9 minutes from now!  If you’re not sure how to find the hunt, scroll up and click on the bar at the top where it says ‘Hunters’! :)
Hope you all have fun with the hunt, and please be nice to the vendors: everybody’s spent a lot of time and effort getting their hunt items together!

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More Homestuff gifts from the MEGAstuff hunt!

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So I’ve dug out a couple more items from the hunt to share with you today.  First we have a beanbag chair from Pestique, which I had to give a go because I have fond memories, as a child, of a beanbag chair I grew up with.  Here’s the one that Pestique has to offer: it’s got seven poses built in (all intended for two), a texture change for the beanbag, and a couple of cats playing on the rug nearby!

pestique bag o' cats

The shelf I’m looking up at is the Fabuleux prize for the hunt, the “I love my Home Deco Shelf”.  Cute piece of work: I love the textures on it!

Then there’s the IDC gift: the Oceanside Dinette.  I took this one up to the roof, as outdoors seemed more appropriate:

IDC Oceanside set

Two chairs that each have 9 animations in for each gender (male or female), and a bowl of fruit that offers various pieces of fruit for you to nibble on, like this orange half:

idc oceanside pose

Terrific items both!  There’s more to come, too: you should, if you’re interested in these, visit the Homestuff hunters’ page for the MEGAstuff hunt, and get started hunting!

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Megastuff Hunt Gifts from Homestuff – Sickly SWEET and [domus]

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Hello gang!  I’ve got photos of two more gifts from the Homestuff portion of the MEGAstuff hunt, going on now all around the grid!

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Today’s gifts are the Olivia Stool, Sidetable and Vase from Sickly SWEET, and the [domus] Chest of Drawers, as photographed above.

The stool has 4 different poses built into it that are unisex; the side table and the plant have no poses built in, but look at how pretty they are!

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This table is definitely destined for a long life around Chez Pevensey: I have too many little knick-knacks in my skybox that need somewhere like this.

[domus] has a chest of drawers that I’m quite impressed with too – you saw it above, but here it is closer up, where you can appreciate the really fine texture work that the creator has done:

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There’s a lot of fine detail to this piece: I love how the designer chose to give us a piece of somewhat rustic unfinished wood furniture.

All of these are available from our Homestuff designers who are participating in the MEGAstuff hunt!  You can find hints for the object location and SLURLs over here.
Since someone asked earlier today: the hunt object is a brown sculpted T-shirt that says ‘homestuff’ on the chest.
Happy hunting!

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MEGAstuff hunt goodies – homestuff edition!

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Akito has done such a bang-up job of showing us what the Womenstuff leg of the hunt had to offer, I felt like I ought to show you some of what’s available on the hunt as well!

I’d brought you a few of the items before (go back through a few entries to see these); but now, here’s a few more items from the front half of the Homestuff hunt.  All of these can be picked up for L$ 1 each (and some are free, as well!).

arbor chair

Dekute Dekore did this bench: there’s a number of poses for couples and for individuals in it.  The texturing is just great, too.

asymm chairs

This whole set’s your hunt gift from Potpourri Designs Furniture: Asymmetrical Chairs (left and right), Pink Flower Light, and Pink Tree in Silver Frame. Great for a ‘modern’ look, I thought…

leather pouffes

These two ottomans come from the hunt, along with the low table between them.  They’re from RnB and have a bunch of charming animations built in.

cookies couch

The Cookies n’ Cream Sofa comes from Lok’s Low Prim Furnishings; it comes with a good batch of poses too!

coffee sign

What goes better with cookies and cream than a nice cup of coffee?  The Coffeology sign is from PBM Mesh Decor, and as a devotee of the bean, I felt it needed a place of honor in my home.

And of course, there’s also the fun of setting up a scene with a whole lot of different items! Here’s my back patio:

back patio

All the goods you see here are from Homestuff vendors (including the skybox, from Barnesworth Anubis, though not a hunt item).  They are:
Wall Hanging: [Sheds n Shacks] Mesh Wall Sun
coffee table: Potomac Signature Homes ‘Side table with lanterns’
packing chest couch: .: Koastal :. Costa Verde Travelling Case
tea tray: kittycat’s creations’ ‘Cream Tea Trolley’

That isn’t everything in the first 30 items by a long shot!  There’s plenty of other great stuff there, too- I love the creativity of the Bauwerk Angelic chair, as an example. If you’re realizing you missed out on picking up some good stuff, you can find the hunt over here!

I’ll bring you some more items from the hunt tomorrow.  Happy hunting!!

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