I finally made it to the Second Life Home and Garden Expo as more than a tourist. I have a new home I’m selling there, with all proceeds to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
The home is called “Gull Lake” and it comes in two flavors. One is my usual Minnesota Modern North Shore palate of materials – warm wood, stone, glass, bronze.
Honestly I really like that palate, but I’m a bit tired of building with it. I’ve tried to declare the North Shore series of homes “done” for a while, but people keep asking me to do custom homes, and I don’t refuse. But I think now I am done.
I’ve long wanted to use a quite different palate of bleached woods, concrete masonry units, grey tile and steel. It is cool, beachy, modern and calming. I am calling it the “Global Warming Edition,” as the palate reminds me of natural materials that have been blasted by the sun. This is the palate that drove the design, and I’m very pleased with how it turned out. Judging by the sales at the Expo, others like these materials, too.
Please visit the homes in Second Life.
The Gull Lake “Global Warming” House can be seen at the Expo:
The Gull Lake “North Shore” House can been seen in my meadow on Toor:
The Expo is really quite an experience, sixteen sims of homes, furnishings, and garden items, plus entertainment, hunts, and raffles. The talented people in Second Life are so inspiring to me, and I am very proud to be with them at the Expo.