.. an autumn house ..

I want my home to be that kind of place–
a place of sustenance, a place of invitation, a place of welcome.
                                                 ~ Mary DeMuth

KraftWork Loft Blog 10.29.17

It has been a while since I’ve had a home to call mine in Second Life.  I designed my region and there are spaces that are homelike but it is open to the public so it isn’t really “my space”.  When NODNOL Jameson shared her creation for the semi-annual 6° Republic event that opens on November 4th, I opened it with great interest.  I have really been enjoying so many of the items that NOD has created for KraftWork and was ready to see another very cool build.  I wasn’t disappointed… the Le Plateau Loft is no exception.

I was actually inspired to try something that I’ve not done before  – a video blog or er..  vlog.  The last time I edited any video was years ago so it took me some time to get this together and while not awesome, I’m happy that I got it finished and I’m actually even happy with it.  I learned a few things and I think I’ll be better prepared next time!

As you can see from the video, the Le Plateau Loft from KraftWork is awesome!  The textures are spot-on and the amazing clerestory style windows are so inviting!  I stood inside and imagined the warm and cozy atmosphere that could be created here and then I got to work.  As I set up my new home in the sky, I focused on an autumn theme in much of my decor.  Using various items from so many different creators, I was able to create a space that I feel might just be inviting.

The skybox is a build within a box so when you peer through the windows, you see a residential street scene out of one and a wooded area from the other.  There is a window seat that includes single/couple animations, a built-in book shelf, a cool fireplace (fire is included separately) and a great loft area as well.  The build feels spacious and is scaled very realistically.  Since we are talking about a loft, NOD didn’t skimp on metal, wood and brick. She threw in the exposed duct work as well as great skylights to let more light inside.  And this Loft is set up to carry you year-round as NOD includes a HUD which allows you to select sunny or snowy scenes from the windows:

KraftWork Loft Blog 10.29.17 b

The 6° Republic event opens on November 6th.  This event is a decor and landscaping event that runs in May and November annually.  It started in 2015 and is widely anticipated.  The designers create some of the most innovative items for this event, so be prepared to be wow’d by not only this amazing Le Plateau Loft from KraftWork, but by all the other creations too!

KraftWork Le Plateau Loft (6° Republic – November 2017) @
KraftWork Home Sundry Memories Book (group gift) @
I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 with DeeTalez Appliers (freckles)
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Heidi* NORDIC
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00
Eyes: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Tokyo Eyes (Pale)
Hair:  [monso] My Hair – Jieun
Ears:  _ver-B [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Hands: Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female V1.3
Top:  RIOT / Sansa Sweater – Maitreya
Pants: RIOT / Sophie Leggings – Maitreya
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet v4.1
Tattoo:  *CST* Tres Clair Tattoo {Fade}
Various Décor Items from:
[ keke ]
[[RH]] Design House
{what next}
22769 ~ [bauwerk]
AK flowey/ohmai
-David Heather-
dust bunny
Pixel Mode
Scarlet creative
Second Spaces
Sweet Thing
The Secret Store
-tres blah-
Trompe Loeil


.. it just happens ..

Where’s jazz going? I don’t know? Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens. ~ Thelonious Monk

Blog 091117 Kraftwork Jazz Club PocketGacha

Do you enjoy setting up scenes in Second Life and wonder where you can find a great little club set up?  You don’t have to wonder any longer as NODNOL Jameson of KraftWork brings the Shotgun Jazz Club to the grid via this month’s PocketGacha event!

This awesome gacha set has all you need to set up a little smoky club complete with the piano and drum kit on the stage.  There are two types of tables (simple and a bar table).  The bar tables come non-scripted or with standing animations… just like you were standing there listening to some fine jazz coming from the stage.  There are chairs for the regular tables and a stool that can be used on stage or with the bar tables too.  Two different sets of framed art focused on the jazz scene work great too.  NOD includes options for fans (rotating or static) and a cool tip stand (also scripted or not) that is actually a hat upside down on a stand.  Completing the set are ashtrays, a wonderful bass case and the sign shaped the same which are great at setting up the whole scene.

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club

Have you experienced PocketGacha yet?  This new event debuted in August and every month on the 15th, a new set of items will be available from some of Second Life’s best creators.  This is the Gacha hud where you can ‘play’ from anywhere – even from your own virtual home or maybe while you are out dancing or even while you are sailing across the virtual sea!  No matter where you are, you can play for your chances for items in each set OR you can go ahead and just buy any full set from the creator.  The prices are all set by the creators for both a single pull chance or the option of the full set purchase.  At 7am on the 15th each month you can pick up the new monthly HUD – via the in-world group OR on Marketplace OR at their main location Check out the website for more info on PocketGacha!


1 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Building @
2 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Piano @
2 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Piano Chair @
3 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Drum Set @
3 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Drum Set Stool @
4 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Ashtray @
5 Kraftwork Shotgun Jazz Club Bar Table @
6 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Tip Jar @
7 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Fan @
8 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Bass Case @
9 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Rustic Frames 1 @
10 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Rustic Frames 2 @
11 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Simple Chair @
12 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Simple Table @
13 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Stool @

Other items in the scene:
{anc} mist cloud [Heavenlyblue]
[LeeZu!] Capital Citys Poster (previous Arcade) @
[LeeZu!] Tulips Poster (previous Arcade) @
(Elate!) – A Posh Picnic – Wine Bottle and Glasses (previous Arcade) @
{what next} Bar Drinks Tray (previous Arcade) @
[ keke ] champagne bubblissimo bucket – silver (previous Arcade) @
[ keke ] champagne glass – tulip (previous Arcade) @
{T.T}Singer in me RETRO Mic POSE 1 (2016 Pose Fair) @
The Horror!~ Neon Aesthetic – Moon (previous Arcade) @
floorplan. neon III gacha / star white (previous Arcade) @



.. beauty of a building ..

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at;
its the construction of the foundation that will stand
the test of time.                             ~ David Allan Coe





The Scene:
From The Arcade Gacha Event – March 2017 Round @

Scarlet Creative The Arcade – Cordelia Chateau RARE
BUENO-Bike -Pink
22769 – Garden Artichoke White – COMMON
22769 – Thyme Pot White – COMMON
22769 – Garden Bench – COMMON
22769 – Flower Bowl White – COMMON
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 2. Adult Wanderer RARE
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds Puppy Walk

Inside Living Area:
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Curtain
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Retro Telephone
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – TieredCandle
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Side Table
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Flouncy Rug
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Chaise – RARE
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Ruffled Pillow
The Loft – Soft & Subtle [Arcade] – Blanket
Sari-Sari – A Bit of Wonderland – Clock Side Table
Trompe Loeil – Arboreal Accent Chair Gaston M/C
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 13. Sleepy Pup
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 15. Toy Destroyer
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Armchair Light G

Inside Bedroom Area:           
ARIA – Serendipity Dressform With A Robe
ARIA – Serendipity Dressform
.:RazzBerry Inc:. Fleur Succulent Pigs
.:RazzBerry Inc:. Fleur Nightstand
.:RazzBerry Inc:. Fleur Bed – RARE
+Half-Deer+ First Class Kitty – Open Suitcase – Mint x
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Curtains Cream MC
(NO) Cat Blossoms – Caesar – Yellow Daisy
Mutresse-Lovers-Fancy Lamps RARE
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Table – Natural
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Chair – Blanket
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Petunia the Pig
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Claws the Tiger – RARE
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Drogo the Dragon – RARE
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Peck the Rooster – RARE
LeP – Workout Gym Bag – RARE
C L A Vv. Hibernating Time – My Artwork
C L A Vv. Hibernating Time – Umbrella Chandelier RARE
[BB] Bear The Border Collie Puppy

Other Inside:
KraftWork Suspended Art @  Main Store release celebrating International Women’s Day

Other Outside:
[ba] garden paver path
Botanical Boxwood Hedge
*alirium* tiny forest
*alirium* Hermit [Green]
*alirium* ItchyGrass [DarkGreen]
HPMD* Garden Tree07
HPMD* Cliff Hill – green
Reid Parkin Red Camellias
Heart – Hollyhocks – Blood Pink 4
{anc} NO LIMITS // flock of flying doves. [egg-yellow]
Garden by anc slight wildgrass
-Garden- by anc “harugasumi” SAKURAtree {bloomset} withRoot
Hayabusa Design – Sakura Tsyu Kosade M17-1 v1-1G (gift)
MeadowWorks ground covers – vinca and calico
Skye Four Season Oak Tree